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20 Tuesday / March 20, 2018

Funkology: A Conversation with Bootsy Collins and Dr. Scot Brown

05:00 pm to 07:00 pm
IU Cinema, 1213 E 7th St, Bloomington, IN 47406

Funk music pioneer William “Bootsy” Collins and premiere funk music scholar Dr. Scot Brown from UCLA will visit the IU Bloomington campus on Tuesday, March 20. Hosted by the IU Archives of African American Music and Culture, Collins and Brown will participate in a free public event, “Funkology: A Conversation with Bootsy Collins and Dr. Scot Brown,” from 5-7 p.m. at the IU Cinema. Tickets are not required, but seating is limited; doors will open at 4:30 p.m.

“Funkology” will open with a performance by the IU Soul Revue, directed by James Strong, who will set the tone by performing hits associated with Collins’ own music catalogue as well as his affiliation with legendary funk architect James Brown and funk innovator George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic. Music scholar Dr. Scot Brown, a professor of History and African American Studies at UCLA, will offer a brief historical overview of funk music with particular focus on the contributions of Ohio musicians from the Dayton-Cincinnati region. Dr. Brown will then engage Collins in a wide-ranging conversation about his life-long dedication to “the One” (the definitive rhythmic accent on the first beat of the measure, the hump, groove, joint, governing pulse and attitude of the funk universe), along with his role as a primary force in the music genre for nearly 50 years. The conversation will be followed by a reception and light buffet in the Grand Hall of the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center.

A related “Funkology” exhibit will be on display in the Neal-Marshall’s Bridgwater Lounge, beginning March 5. Utilizing items from the collections of the Archives of African American Music and Culture, the exhibit will provide an exploration of funk music, with a particular focus on connections between Indianapolis, IN and Dayton, OH, including the influence of Bootsy Collins and his collaborations with many notable funk bands and musicians from the region.

Education / Exhibits / Live Music / Speakers

20 Tuesday / March 20, 2018

The Art of Politics at The Venue: A Forum for the Democratic Candidates for Prosecutor of Monroe County

05:30 pm to 07:00 pm
The Venue

On Tuesday, March 20, beginning at 5:30 p.m., The Venue will host a Forum for the Democratic candidates for prosecutor of Monroe County. The candidates–Margie Rice, Erika Oliphant, and Matt Schulz–have agreed to appear. The Forum will be moderated by David J. Colman. You will have an opportunity to meet the candidates and propound your questions on the issues most important to you. Come early for a good seat.

Civic Affairs / Education / Entertainment / Speakers

20 Tuesday / March 20, 2018

Pub Quiz Team Trivia with Prizes

06:30 pm to 08:00 pm
The Players Pub

Team Trivia locally written by MXMWProductions (Josh Johnson). Come test your team against mine. Our team name is way cooler than yours. Hope you eat cake (4th place).

Live Music

20 Tuesday / March 20, 2018


08:00 pm to 08:00 pm on Mar 21
IU Auditorium

“Cabaret” is set in 1931 Berlin, when the Nazis were rising to power. At the Kit Kat Klub, a seedy night spot reflecting the political themes of Weimar Germany, the story revolves around young American writer, Cliff Bradshaw, and his relationship with 32-year-old English cabaret performer Sally Bowles.

Dance / Entertainment / Theater

20 Tuesday / March 20, 2018

Bloomington Songwriter Showcase with Steev Wisher, Jamie Nichole, and Jon Knot

08:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Bears Place - 1316 East 3rd St., Bloomington IN 47401

Steev Wisher is one of the staff members who produces and hosts the Bloomington Songwriter Showcase every Tuesday evening (except the last Tuesday of each month). He is also a talented singer/songwriter, often writing songs that are mostly instrumental, and using one of his twelve string acoustic-electric guitars. Wisher is also the frontman for a popular Bloomington-based classic rock band, ‘The Double-E Band’.

Tonight he’s one of the three feature writers alongside the lovely Jamie Nichole, who is visiting us from her home base of Martinsville, IN. Jamie has won her share of vocal competitions and is a terrific songwriter as well. When not singing her way into the hearts of her audience, Jamie is a golf pro and instructor! Talk about a diversely talented young lady!

Joining Steev and Jamie this evening is a young man who came to our attention last fall when he showed up and performed an original tune on our weekly Open Guest ‘Share-a-Chair’, Jon Knot. Jon and his brother are known as ‘The Knot Brothers’ up in the Indianapolis area where their pop/rock/Americana sound is getting some attention. Tonight, Jon will make his debut as a feature writer here in Bloomington, and we look forward to the energy this young man brings to the party!

To sign up to perform one of YOUR original songs on our ‘Share-a-Chair’, contact [email protected].

As always – the Bloomington Songwriter Showcase is a free, 21+ event in the Bears Place back room at 1316 E 3rd St., Bloomington IN 47401.

Live Music

20 Tuesday / March 20, 2018

Weekly Blues Jam featuring O2R Blues Band

08:00 pm to 11:00 pm
The Players Pub

Join us tonight for our long-running weekly Blues Jam. The featured band will play the first set, then work the sign-up list to lead the jam. All levels of players are welcome.

Live Music

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