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February 20, 2014

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Post-punk heroes, the Dancing Cigarettes

One Night Only: Burroughs And The Dancing Cigarettes

An exhibition at IU's Lilly Library takes viewers back to the night William S. Burroughs performed onstage with a beloved Bloomington band.

February 7, 2014

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portrait of Lydia Lunch

Blunt Force Lunch: A Knuckle Sandwich With A Hug On The Side

Lydia Lunch was just a teenager when she came to define Lower East Side cool. She has maintained a robust presence on the avant-garde ever since.

January 16, 2014

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Aaron Neville

Aaron Neville Rediscovers The “Doo Wop Essence”

Legendary singer Aaron Neville comes to the French Lick Resort, bringing with him a collection of doo wop tunes from his childhood

December 3, 2013

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Bela Fleck

Best of a Bad Situation? Bela Fleck at the IU Auditorium

What happens when an orchestra drops out? A Bela Fleck concert at the IU Auditorium creates controversy around Bloomington

November 22, 2013

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Michael Nesmith

Michael Nesmith: Not Creation, But Discovery

The roots-music pioneer, passing through Bloomington, opens up about the creative process and what pushes him to continue writing and performing.

November 14, 2013

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Nellie McKay

Nellie McKay: Not The Usual Standard-Bearer

She brings songs from the Great American Songbook and Weimar cabaret, alongside her originals, to Greencastle Thursday night.

November 8, 2013

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crowd listening to a live band perform in a basement

Hoosier Underground: Bloomington’s Basement Music Scene

The local music scene is not limited to commercial venues. The house show scene is alive and well in basements across Bloomington. But good luck finding a show!

October 24, 2013

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members of the band harpeth rising sit in front of leafless trees with instruments in hand.

Harpeth Rising, Take Four

“Tales from Jackson Bridge” marks the fourth release in as many years for the eclectic quartet of Jacobs School alumni, Harpeth Rising.

October 11, 2013

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music director, composer and librettist

When Sibling Revelry Turns Dark: Ghost Brothers’ Debut

Ghost brothers, ghost girl friends and even a ghost mother and father populate this dark tale.

October 1, 2013

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singers Christine Salem and Janiece Jaffe perform at 2013 Lotus Festival

Songs Of The Spirit Need No Translation

Christine Salem, controversial singer of banned slave songs, invited local chanteuse Janiece Jaffe to join her Lotus set for a musical meeting of spirits.

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