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July 17, 2015

 

group of kids playing improv game with three instructors

Improv Is Life At BPP’s Laugh Factory

When it works well, improv gets kids working together, bringing new ideas to the scene, and -- most importantly -- listening.

July 6, 2015

 

Rob Sherrell

IU Student To Graduate With A Degree In Stand-Up Comedy

The Individualized Major Program at Indiana University will soon lead to a first for the school—a degree in stand-up comedy.

June 26, 2015

 

a man plays the piano in a workshop

Behind The Music: Tuning Forks And Coffee Breaks

Its grand name notwithstanding, the American Piano Factory is a one-man show. And over 27 years of house calls, Dave Cox has developed a faithful clientele.

June 2, 2015

 

aparna nancherla

Aparna Nancherla Quits Her Day Job

Thanks to the regular paychecks from "Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell," writer and comedian Aparna Nancherla is now able to dedicate herself to stand-up.

May 15, 2015

 

Jason Nickey

Bloomington and the Vinyl Record Renaissance

The once-obsolete vinyl record has seen a renaissance in the last eight years. But for Bloomington record stores, vinyl is nothing new.

April 29, 2015

 

travis puntarelli

Dillon Bustin Joins Travis Puntarelli In A Show Of Hats

A musical revue joins an up-and-coming folk artist with his musical—and philosophical—forebear in a kinship that transcends space and time.

April 16, 2015

 

Microphone

Tyron Cooper On The IU Soul Revue

"What Soul Revue is about," asserts Tyron Cooper, "is operating within a Black performance tradition to elucidate the Black life reality."

April 3, 2015

 

The Reverend Anthony Thompson, Bob Hammel and Sally Gaskill officiate the dedication of George Shively's grave marker at Rose Hill Cemetery, April 5, 2015.

Dedication Confers Belated Honors On A Baseball Great

After over 50 years, Bloomington-based baseball legend George Shively finally has a gravestone.

March 30, 2015

 

Infinity Pro

Writing Their Story In Dropkicks And Piledrivers

Whether "a testosterone-based soap opera" or "a unique type of performance art," Bloomington's Infinity Pro wrestling league is gaining traction.

March 27, 2015

 

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Eric Weisbard on Top 40 Radio

Eric Weisbard's new book, "Top 40 Democracy," examines what we can learn about American culture from Top 40 radio.

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