In The Limelight For January 27, 2011: Local Arts News

A quick look at what's going on in local arts news.

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    The Buskirk-Chumley Theater in Bloomington will host some of this year's PRIDE Film Festival events.

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    Esteemed director Peter Bogdanovich will be in attendance at the dedication of Indiana University's new Cinema.

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    The first performance to kick off Black History Month in Indianapolis is held at the glass-enclosed Artsgarden downtown.

Bloomington Launches Annual PRIDE Film Fest

In local news, PRIDE, the annual LGBTQ film festival, launches Thursday at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater in Bloomington, to feature a variety of live performances, lectures, public participation events and films that express a wide range of viewpoints, situations and issues involving the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities. An official statement reads that “the goal of the festival is to educate and strengthen the local community and celebrate artistic talent and achievement.” More information can be found at pridefilmfestival.org.

Formal Dedication For IU’s Newly Renovated Cinema

The formal dedication for the newly renovated Indiana University Cinema on Thursday will be attended by prominent movie director Peter Bogdanovich, whose film collection and professional papers are housed at IU’s Lilly Library. The 260-seat cinema opened in 1930, but closed in 2009 for the renovations, which will make IU one of just ten college campuses in the US that can boast a THX-certified movie theater.

Black History Month At The Artsgarden

In honor of Black History Month, the Indianapolis Arts Council has announced that it will sponsor more than twenty free arts programs from this week through the month of February. The first performance, which takes place downtown at the Artsgarden on Thursday, January 27, features the Billy Wooten Jazz Trio and Kenyettà Dance Company.

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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