The Thieves Of Manhattan, Showalter Fountain, Bach Cantata Project

This week- novelist Adam Langer's "Thieves of Manhattan," the fountain at the heart of IU, and committing to the arduous task of J.S. Bach's Cantatas.

Showalter Fountain

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The Showalter Fountain "The Birth of Venus" fell victim to fish thieves again in August of 2010.

This week on Artworks –

Jacobs School of Music Professor Wendy Gillespie talks about the Bach Cantata Project taking place around the Bloomington community this fall. We’ll speak with her about the challenges of putting on this ambitious performance series, and we’ll hear a bit from last month’s performance.

Also on the program, Yaël Ksander stops in the heart of IU’s Fine Arts Plaza for a closer look at the Showalter Fountain.

And Adam Schwartz speaks with Adam Langer, an author who splits his time between New York City and Bloomington. Langer’s newest book is “The Thieves of Manhattan.”

Stories On This Episode

The Birth Of Venus: A Long Labor Of Love

Showalter Fountain

Since 1961, Robert Laurent’s Birth of Venus fountain has been the centerpiece of Showalter Plaza, the artistic core of Indiana University’s Bloomington campus.

A Choreographer’s Evening

2010 fall ballet

The IU Ballet performs "The Baker Dances," a new work by composer David Baker with choreography by Joshua Bergasse.

The Bach Cantata Project

church performance

Of the Bach Cantata Project, Daniel Melamed says, "One of the exciting things is that this is a chance to hear a piece maybe you don’t know.”

Adam Langer’s New Book: Conning The NYC Publishing World

Adam Langer in black shirt

WFIU’s Adam Schwartz speaks with Bloomington author Adam Langer about his fourth novel, The Thieves of Manhattan.

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