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Archive for May 2014

May 1, 2014


man in suit stands behind rod-iron fence in front of Italianate house in Savannah Georgia in this black-and-white photograph from 1980

There Almost Went The Neighborhood: Gay Men and Preservation

"You can always tell an urban neighborhood in transition by that harbinger of change--the corner Art Deco shop opened by two gentlemen friends.”

May 1, 2014


Conductor, composer, and arranger John Boyd

John Boyd: WFIU’s Artist Of The Month for May

Spanning parts of six decades, John Boyd has enjoyed an international conducting career that has taken him throughout the United States, Asia and Europe.

May 5, 2014


American composer David Lang

David Lang: WFIU’s Contemporary Composer For May

A New York based composer, David Lang is currently the 2013–2014 holder of the Richard and Barbara Debs Composer’s Chair at Carnegie Hall.

May 5, 2014



The Letters: They’re The Ball In This Tense Tennis Match

The image of Lenin with the hammer of the worker and the sickle of the farmer looks over the shoulders of two who are far from the shop and the field.

May 8, 2014

movie reviews podcast

An image of the IU Cinema

A Place For Film – Indie Film Con 2014

On this week's episode, we're discussing the Indie Film Con for 2014.

May 9, 2014



Tea: An Everyday Ritual Steeped In History And Politics

A million pounds of tea leaves can make about 70 million cups of tea. A Columbus business owner used to process this amount yearly in his Sri Lankan facility.

May 9, 2014


Fifth House Ensemble

Fifth House Ensemble Merges Town And Gown In Putnam County

The Fifth House Ensemble completed a year-long residency at Depauw University. Their final concert "Harvest" highlights what life is like in Putnam County.

May 13, 2014


marian sykes with hooked rug

Remembering Ourselves To Ourselves: Memory Art With Jon Kay

Jon Kay interviewed people who started making art later in life as a way of reflecting on the past and memorializing stories.

May 14, 2014

movie reviews podcast

A still from X-Men: Days Of Future Past

A Place For Film – Summer Movie Preview 2014

On this week's episode we're discussing the movies coming up this summer.

May 20, 2014


poem and drawing

Short-Order Poets Peddle Verse In The Street

Chicago's Poems While You Wait project comes to Bloomington.

May 20, 2014


Henley and Krater

Indy Sings: Music Therapy for Children with Autism

Professional music therapists from around the state gather to promote how their practice can help children on the autism spectrum

May 21, 2014


portrait of author Karen Joy Fowler

Partly Fact, Partly Fiction, And Completely Beside Ourselves

Karen Joy Fowler sets her award-winning novel in Bloomington, right at the border of autobiography and science fiction.

May 22, 2014


Starlite Speakers

New Beginnings for the Starlite Drive-In

Mark Freeman purchased Bloomington's Starlite Drive-In, bringing some big cosmetic changes, while still holding onto its 59-year tradition

May 23, 2014


bowling balls

Greta: She’s Far From Settled Down

It's a play about that scarey pause to reflect after the first couple of years in the first job after college.

May 26, 2014


two actors from the second part of Sonia Flew

Sonia Did Fly, But Her Wings Were Singed

Sonia Flew, but her feet in Cuban shoes blistered and her Red, White and Blue wings are far from secure.

May 27, 2014


Jon Hancuff

Comedian Jon Hancuff: A Change Of View

Jon Hancuff is performing as a part of the 2014 Limestone Comedy Festival. He returned to comedy after a thirteen year hiatus.

May 28, 2014


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So, This Psychologist Walks Into A Comedy Club…

Psychologist by day, comedienne by night, Stephanie Lochbihler draws liberally from a third role--as mother--for laughs.

May 28, 2014


Cristela Alonzo

Stand-Up And Television Make Room For Cristela Alonzo

Cristela Alonzo will be making her Bloomington debut at the Limestone Comedy Festival just weeks after her TV show was picked up by ABC.

May 28, 2014


Limestone Comedy Festival

Limestone Comedy Festival: 60 Comedians, 5 Stages, 3 Days

The second annual Limestone Comedy Festival features local performers, up-and-coming national acts and comedians at the height of their careers.

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