In The Limelight For April 12, 2011: Local Arts News

A look at what’s in the limelight for the week of April 11, 2011 in local arts news.

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Photo: Tammy Lo

Matt & Kim (pictured here performing at Lollapalooza in 2007) were the headlining act at this year's Rock for Riley, a benefit concert for the Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis.

Here’s a look at what’s in the limelight for the week of April 11, 2011 in local arts news. 

Bloomington Musicians Rally For Japan

On April 18, at IU’s Musical Arts Center, 33 musicians from the Jacobs School of Music will come together for a concert to benefit victims of the earthquake in Japan last month. The program will be eighteen pieces ranging in genre from classical to jazz, concluding with Bach’s Aria in D Major, performed by a string orchestra made up of both faculty and students. Tickets are ten dollars for students and twenty for general admission; all proceeds will go to the Japan Red Cross.

Seventh Annual Children’s Hospital Benefit Concert

Another benefit concert took place in Indianapolis last week, Rock for Riley, an annual show that raises money for Indiana’s only comprehensive children’s hospital and one of the nation’s top pediatric research facilities, the Riley Hospital for Children. Originally conceived of by medical students at the IU School of Medicine, Rock for Riley is now in its seventh year. Last week, headliners at the show — at the Vogue, in Indianapolis — were the Brooklyn-based duo Matt & Kim.

IU Dancer Featured At Kennedy Center

A dance choreographed by IU professor of dance Elizabeth Shea will be performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. next week. Shea developed the piece, These Hands, in 1995, in collaboration with an opera singer and composer, who helped create its a capella accompaniment. It will be performed by the dancer Connie Dinapoli as part of a performance by the Karen Reedy Dance company. The show will be streamed live online at the Kennedy Center’s Web site, at 6 pm on April 18.

New Kinsey Exhibition Opens

A new exhibition opened last wee at the Kinsey Institute: Storytellers features a four-century range of narrative and narrative-inspired art, material and media. Japanese pillow books and French and English erotic novels are displayed alongside contemporary American art in the first exhibit to feature so many items gathered from the Kinsey’s extensive library, which is not normally open to the public. Storytellers will be on view through July 15. Admission is free.

Rachel Lyon

A native of Brooklyn, NY, Rachel Lyon came to Bloomington in 2009 to pursue her MFA in Creative Writing at IU. At WFIU, she is an announcer for All Things Considered and classical music, and she produces features for Artworks. Rachel's glad to be working in radio again after a long drought since her undergraduate years, when she was a DJ for WPRB, the independent station in Princeton, NJ.

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