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Elaine Doenges, Midwest Writing, Amplifier

This week: the Bloomington homes of a self-taught mid-century architect, writing about the Midwest, and Cardinal Stage Company's 2011-2012 season.

This week on Artworks:

Ball State University professor Duncan Campbell explains the importance the eleven mid-century modern homes in Bloomington designed by self-taught female architect Elaine Doenges.

Also on the program,

We ask what makes the Midwest such a compelling subject for writers.

And in this month’s installment of Amplifier we’ll talk about two bands: one that’s often compared to Led Zeppelin and the other that would be just as comfortable on the concert stage as on a rock stage.

Stories On This Episode

Elaine Doenges’ Mid-Century Modern Legacy

Quirk home

Despite Doenges' machine-age design style, the appeal for her clients--during the post-WW2 tract house era--lay in the way she personalized each home.

Break Away Books: The Literary Memory Of The Midwest

Midwest sky crop

"Writers are tenders of the necropolis—people who take care of the city of the dead."

Cardinal’s Season Of American Dreams

Cardinal Stage Company

"I think it's the strongest season we've put together." Randy White

Amplifier: Sleepy Sun – Balmorhea – Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal with guitar, black and white

Sleepy Sun balances power with delicacy. Balmorhea blends all genres into one accessible package. Taj Mahal is a blues legend - enough said.

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