This week on Artworks…
Visual artists, writers, dancers, and musicians all command at least some respect for the amount of hard word that goes into creating their art. But the comedic arts tend to get the short shrift when it comes to accolades. This week on Artworks, we’ll recognize the contributions of some funny folks and a few others whose well-chosen words help us see the world in a different way.
On the program, a conversation with comedian Maria Bamford, a look at a book that focuses on the twilight years of the American writer and humorist better known as Mark Twain, and Bloomington’s own Tom Roznowski talks about his latest recording, This Place in Time.
Stories On This Episode
By Josephine McRobbie - Feb 9, 2010
One of the stars of "The Comedians of Comedy" comes to town, outfitted with an arsenal of surreal vignettes and wicked impersonations.
By Adam Schwartz - Feb 11, 2010
A new biography by ISU Professor Michael Shelden challenges the traditional notion that Mark Twain spent his last years bitter and depressed.
By George Walker - Feb 9, 2010
It’s a concert that conductor David Bowden affectionately calls “love those strings.”