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Jeremy Shere Live Music at The Pourhouse Cafe

07:00 pm to 08:00 pm
The Pourhouse Cafe, 314 East Kirkwood Avenue
http://jnshere.wix.com/jeremyshere

Local singer/songwriter Jeremy Shere is playing a set this Saturday evening at The Pourhouse Cafe. Jeremy’s songs are a mix of folk, pop, and probably a few other things. Check out his stuff at http://jnshere.wix.com/jeremyshere.

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A Cosmic and Earthly History of Recorded Music According to Mississippi Records: A Film & Talk Presentation

08:00 pm to 11:00 pm on Jan 25
FAR Center for Contemporary Arts, 202 S. Rogers St, Bloomington, Indiana 47404
https://www.facebook.com/events/568506316953563/

Cicada Cinema and Landlocked Music are excited to present:

A Cosmic and Earthly History of Recorded Music According to Mississippi Records: A Film & Talk Presentation

A mix of film, audio, slides and lecture presented by Mississippi Records founder Eric Isaacson. This presentation attempts to tell the entire history of recorded music in 90 minutes — from the first star being born to the current age of bizarre technology.
Subjects covered will include the cosmic patterns that resemble music generated by stars being born and dying, the untold early history of recording technology, the rise of blues, rock and roll, and other revolutionary American music forms and their subsequent destruction by the powers that be, and some hopeful messages about the future.

Mississippi Records is a store and label based in Portland, Oregon. They’ve released over 240 records spanning nearly every genre of music, ran a store for 15 years, and traveled the world with presentations such as this one. All of this has been done with no online presence, no promotion or advertising of any kind anywhere and no general existence in the digital world!

Entertainment / Films / Live Music

27 Tuesday / April 27, 2021

Singer-Songwriter Open Mic

06:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Bloomington - on South Hwy.37
http://www.sb4sound.com

Tuesday Night is Open Mic Night at Steel Horse Saloon, 7pm until 10ish, which located on South Hwy.37; see weblink(s) that follow … https://fb.me/e/24rgtrRGW
***PLEASE NOTE*** Share this posting due to Website(s) not allowing this event to be shared because “it violates their policies” ?? of: Great Music, Wonderful food, Fantastic Beer & other Adult Bev.specials … Please come and check it out = It’s such a cool place just a couple minutes south of Blgtn., here’s a google map to help find your way
https://goo.gl/maps/ppDVnPNBzBW7bs4c7

The sign-up sheet to perform in the open mic. goes out at 6:30ish, and performing soon after: You will enjoy a different Host (and musicians) every Tuesday + Looking forward to seein’ya there !
Here’s some Video’s & pic’s from previous week(s):
https://goo.gl/photos/XEEAWB5eJHPrCJkb9

Entertainment / Live Music

1 Saturday / May 1, 2021

Don’t Call Me Betty in Concert

06:00 pm to 08:00 pm
IU Open Air Venue: Prebys Amphitheater
https://www.iuauditorium.com/events/detail/dontcallmebetty-5-1-21

Celebrate the end of the spring semester with an evening of singable and danceable rock music from Don’t Call Me Betty (DCMB).

DCMB, featuring two faculty members from the Jacobs School of Music, perform well-known songs and one-hit wonders–mostly from the 80s and 90s. They’ll throw in some music from the 70s and 2000s as well for good measure.

Live Music

5 Wednesday / May 5, 2021

Writers Guild Spoken Word Series

06:00 pm to 08:00 pm
ZOOM and Facebook Live
https://www.writersguildbloomington.com

TWO WAYS TO EXPERIENCE:

Email [email protected] and we will send you the ZOOM link
OR
watch LIVE on the Writers Guild at Bloomington page

https://tinyurl.com/8atu7sz2

WEDNESDAY, MAY 5
6pm EST

OBSERVING ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH
featuring
David Mura, Anni Liu, Danny Nguyen
music by vocalist Kyoko Kitamura

Sponsored in part by the Indiana Arts Commission, Bloomington Arts Commission, and the Bloomington Urban Enterprise Association

ANNI LIU is a writer, editor, and translator with work featured in Ploughshares, Ecotone, the Georgia Review, Two Lines, and elsewhere. She holds an MFA from Indiana University and works at Graywolf Press. Winner of the Lexi Rudnitsky Prize from Persea Books, her first book will be published in 2022.

DAVID MURA’s newest book is A Stranger’s Journey: Race, Identity & Narrative Craft in Writing. He has written four books of poetry: The Last Incantations, Angels for the Burning, The Colors of Desire (Carl Sandburg Award), and After We Lost Our Way (National Poetry Contest winner). His two memoirs are: Turning Japanese: Memoirs of a Sansei (a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and Oakland PEN Josephine Miles Book Award) and Where the Body Meets Memory: An Odyssey of Race, Sexuality, and Identity. His novel, Famous Suicides of the Japanese Empire, was a finalist for the Minnesota Book Award, the John Gardner Fiction Prize and Virginia Commonwealth University Cabell First Novelist Award. He is finishing a book of essays on race and a book of essays on Asian American identity. Mura has taught at the VONA Writers’ Conference, the Stonecoast MFA program, the U. of Oregon, the U. of Minnesota, St. Olaf College, and Hamline University. He has worked as Director of Training for the Innocent Classroom, a program designed by writer and educator Alexs Pate to train K-12 teachers to improve their relationships with students of color. He helped start the Twin Cities community arts organization, The Asian American Renaissance, and served as its artistic director.

DANNY THANH NGUYEN (they/she/he equally) has published stories and personal essays in The Offing, The Journal, Gulf Coast, Foglifter, and elsewhere. They have been awarded fellowships and grants from Ragdale Foundation, Lambda Literary, Kundiman, and San Francisco Arts Commission. Her column on BDSM/kink culture appears in the international fetish social network platform Recon and is translated into five languages. Follow him on social media: @engrishlessons.

KYOKO KITAMURA is a vocal improviser, bandleader, and composer based in Brooklyn. She leads her ensemble Tidepool Fauna (featuring saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock, bassist Ken Filiano and drummer Dayeon Seok), co-leads Geometry (with Taylor Ho Bynum, Joe Morris, Tomeka Reid), and is an active side person with recent appearances on albums by William Parker, Cory Smythe, and Russ Lossing, for which she has garnered stellar reviews. Kitamura is also known for her decade-long association with musician and composer Anthony Braxton and is featured on many of his releases including GTM (Syntax) 2017, the 12-hour recording of his vocal works performed by the Tri-Centric Vocal Ensemble which she directed and co-produced, as well as his operas Trillium E and Trillium J. Separate from her music career, Kitamura is also a media professional. She was a reporter for Fuji Television Japan and was their Paris news correspondent, did a stint as a Gulf War reporter in Iraq, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia and also wrote for numerous magazines. Between 2010 and 2019, she was the Director of Communications for the Tri-Centric Foundation, Anthony Braxton’s nonprofit organization, and then the Executive Director of the same organization until April 2021. Kyoko studied piano at Juilliard Pre-College with Ms. Jane Carlson, and privately studied counterpoint and Schoenberg harmony with Mr. Paul Caputo.

Entertainment / LGBT / Live Music / Spoken Word

20 Thursday / May 20, 2021

Peoples Park Concert Series: Otto & the Moaners

04:30 pm to 06:00 pm
Peoples Park

Peoples Park Concert Series
Live music Thursdays from 4:30-6 p.m. in Peoples Park.

Enjoy free, live performances from local and regional musicians, and get your groove on in the newly remodeled Peoples Park.

Live Music / Outdoors

27 Thursday / May 27, 2021

Peoples Park Concert Series: Derrick Weidner

04:30 pm to 06:00 pm
Peoples Park

Live music Thursdays from 4:30-6 p.m. in Peoples Park.

Enjoy free, live performances from local and regional musicians, and get your groove on in the newly remodeled Peoples Park.

Live Music / Outdoors

3 Thursday / June 3, 2021

Peoples Park Concert Series: Tislam Swift

04:30 pm to 06:00 pm
Peoples Park

Live music Thursdays from 4:30-6 p.m. in Peoples Park.

Enjoy free, live performances from local and regional musicians, and get your groove on in the newly remodeled Peoples Park.

Live Music / Outdoors

24 Thursday / June 24, 2021

Peoples Park Concert Series: Sarah Cassidy

04:30 pm to 06:00 pm
Peoples Park

Live music Thursdays from 4:30-6 p.m. in Peoples Park.

Enjoy free, live performances from local and regional musicians, and get your groove on in the newly remodeled Peoples Park.

Live Music / Outdoors

1 Thursday / July 1, 2021

Peoples Park Concert Series: High Street Jack

04:30 pm to 06:00 pm
Peoples Park

Live music Thursdays from 4:30-6 p.m. in Peoples Park.

Enjoy free, live performances from local and regional musicians, and get your groove on in the newly remodeled Peoples Park.

Live Music / Outdoors

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