Tag: Paul Bickley

Sponsors Wanted: Campaign On To Replace Sick Trees

BY PAUL BICKLEY When Jim Murphy, president of CFC Properties, Inc., and an officer on the Bloomington Parks Foundation board, noticed the trees around the Monroe County Courthouse weren’t looking as healthy as they had in the past, he didn’t just wonder what could be done, he decided to do something. “The trees were getting [...]

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Artisan Guilds Holiday Show: Three Shows at One Venue

Kyle Spears examines a colorful mug at the Artisan Guilds of Bloomington Holiday Show. Photo by Leanne Ellis BY PAUL BICKLEY For the third consecutive year, the Local Clay Potters’ Guild, Bloomington Spinners and Weavers Guild, and Indiana Glass Guild will collaborate to present the Artisan Guilds of Bloomington Holiday Show at the Bloomington/Monroe County [...]

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Makevention: A Fair for Crafters, Inventors, Builders, Designers, Gadgeteers, Artists, Engineers, and the Like

Zach Campbell from the Fraternal Order of Lockpicking Sports teaches lock picking in the Bloominglabs booth at Makevention 2015. Photo by Greg Chaney BY PAUL BICKLEY Soapy Soap co-owner Mohammed Mahdi checks out the virtual roller coaster in the Indiana University Showcase booth at last year’s event. Photo by Greg Chaney “It fuels our community’s [...]

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It Takes Math, Physics, & Voodoo to Learn to Make a Violin at IU (Photo Gallery)

Tom Sparks, professor of violin making, in Indiana University’s violin workshop. Photo by Stephen Sproull BY PAUL BICKLEY “My mother was a violinist,” says Tom Sparks, “and when I was 14, I took her Joseph Guarneri violin apart with a butter knife. That’s when I was introduced to my first violin maker.” The experience made an impression. Today, Sparks, [...]

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Jim Keplinger: Comic Book Writer

Local comic book writer Jim Keplinger emulates Ted Noodleman, one of his creations. Photo by Stephen Sproull BY PAUL BICKLEY When Donald Griffin Jr. and Tim Ballard began Off Campus Housing Agency (OCHA), they focused their marketing efforts on developing a campaign that would appeal to college students. They felt they had a winner with [...]

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IU Theatre Presents “King Lear” In Original 1606 Pronunciation

Murray McGibbon. Photo by Stephen Sproull BY PAUL BICKLEY The new world premiere of a centuries-old play will allow Bloomington audiences to experience the language of King Lear as Shakespeare intended. In May, Indiana University Theatre will present The King Lear Project, an adaptation using original pronunciation (OP). “Our audiences will hear what Lear’s first [...]

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