Culture Archive

September 30, 2013

 

string players performing on stage

Reliving Lotus

The 20th annual Lotus World Music & Arts Festival was one for the ages. Hear snippets of your favorite bands and see photos of all the excitement.

September 25, 2013

 

Photo of the Swedish band Väsen.

Lotus 2013 Promises Cure For The Väsen Street Blues

Olov Johansson of the Swedish band "Väsen" speaks about the trio's special connection to Bloomington, where they'll be performing this weekend at Lotus.

September 24, 2013

 

Leyla McCalla in New Orleans

Leyla McCalla Brings Vari-Colored Songs To Lotus

Leyla McCalla of the Carolina Chocolate Drops discusses her debut solo album that features songs she wrote to poems by Langston Hughes.

September 24, 2013

 

a man sits on a fur-lined surface playing a sarod

Maestro Amjad Ali Khan To Perform Live On WFIU

Khan, a master of the sarod - a lute-like stringed instrument from India - is the IU School of Global and International Studies' first Artist in Residence.

September 23, 2013

 

Photo of the film

The Island Of Misfit Movies: Orphans Midwest Film Symposium

Orphans Midwest celebrates a motley assortment of ephemeral celluloid-- from old educational films to home movies and test reels.

September 19, 2013

 

roller derby in shadow

The Flatliners Have Heart

Bloomington's Bleeding Heartland Roller Girls competed in playoffs this year for the first time in the group's 7-year history.

September 11, 2013

 

A young man wearing headphones holds a credit card an laptop - which indicates that he is buying music online.

Singing Your Song In A Wired World

The Internet--and especially social media--have overhauled the way musicians make and market their music, not the mention the way we discover and consume it.

September 4, 2013

 

jon-kay-grave-stone

Traditional Arts Indiana Honored By Governor’s Arts Awards

TAI sends researchers around Indiana to speak with area creative types -- from weavers and instrument makers to casket builders and hoop net makers.

August 19, 2013

 

pencils, paper, scissors

Drawing Together: The Sixth Annual 12-Hour Comic Book Day

“Comic book” is a pretty loose term in this room, where on one side, it's zombies and explosions, and on the other, an active reconstruction of the genre.

August 19, 2013

 

derby-playoffs-practice

BHRG To Compete Against Derby Powerhouses

For the first time in the team's 7-year history, the Bleeding Heartland Rollergirls will be participating in WFTDA's annual international championships.

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