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Archive for June 2014

June 1, 2014

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Pianist André Watts

André Watts: WFIU’s Artist Of The Month for June

A musician of international acclaim, pianist André Watts continues to give sold-out recitals and performances with many of the world's great orchestras.

June 5, 2014

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Composer Gabriela Lena Frank

Gabriela Lena Frank: WFIU’s Contemporary Composer For June

A recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2009, Frank has been recognized for her works that often draw on Latin American musical forms.

June 5, 2014

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artist in studio leans over books

A Most Perfect Machine: Rekindling Interest In The Book

Book artist Mary Uthuppuru consistently returns to the concept of the book as a physical, mechanical object—not simply a vehicle for information.

June 9, 2014

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Backstage Pass To Creative Process: Bloomington Open Studios

Basement studios joined established art spaces to host visitors for the third annual Bloomington Open Studios Tour last weekend.

June 9, 2014

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Gulcher

Gizmos Resume “World Tour” 37 Years Later

Bloomington protopunk band the Gizmos recorded three EPs for Gulcher Records between 1976 and 1977.

June 12, 2014

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Fairview Elementary Premieres Artful Learning Preschool

Elements of play and creative thinking have been incorporated to enhance the success of the youngest learners at Bloomington's Fairview Elementary.

June 12, 2014

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three female singers

Godspell, Parables From The Turbulent 70s

...a mostly light hearted atmosphere with occasional serious moments and even a bit of irony...

June 16, 2014

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veteran artist mark smith standing next to his paintings

Artist Mark Smith Unlocks His War Memories

Mark Smith reached out to his fellow soldiers and asked them to send him their pictures of their time in Iraq. He then painted those images.

June 16, 2014

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Everyone Is Wide Awake At Shawnee’s “…Drowsy Chaperone”

"at the dark moments, they don't whine...they sing and dance!"

June 19, 2014

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light totem and illuminated wall

Museum Restores The Glow On Midsummer Night

Light Totem was designed to help promote the art museum, and perhaps offer the excuse for an after-dinner stroll. Expectations were quickly exceeded.

June 22, 2014

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Les Mis’, You Hear The People Sing!

"...a progress from evil to good, from injustice to justice...from nothingness to God." Victor Hugo

June 23, 2014

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Brent Hutton, President of Brunswick Billiards

Calling Their Shots: Redesigning The Pool Table

When looking to update the look of a classic pool table, Brunswick Billiards reached out to the students of the Herron School of Art and Design in Indianapolis.

June 23, 2014

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couple dance

“I Love You, You’re Perfect…” But That’s Not Where It Ends

"'Everything you have ever secretly thought about dating, romance, marriage, lovers, husbands, wives and in-laws, but were afraid to admit."

June 25, 2014

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Instructors Alyssa Condotti (left) and Roberta Wong (right) lead the dance class through movement exercises.

Dance Class Offers Physical And Emotional Benefits

Bloomingtonians coping with Parkinson's find an unorthodox treatment.

June 26, 2014

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Palestrina

Music In The Cemetery: Voces Novae Performs At Rose Hill

In late spring, Bloomington choir Voces Novae held a concert in a surprising place: Rose Hill Cemetery.

June 27, 2014

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A Sherlock Holmes Adventure With More Fun than Fright

"The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance observes," Sherlock Holmes

June 30, 2014

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Sheriff, Lady Hilda and Little John

Little John’s Story Gets Told In A New Musical

Was there a real Robin Hood? Was there a real Little John? And was he the first real "side kick?" Playwright Rachelle Martin Wilburn says, "Yes."

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