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anita o'day - cool heat

For Anita O'Day's centennial celebration, we explore her groundbreaking jazz recordings for Clef and Verve Records in the 1950s.

In the 1940s the young singer Anita O’Day became a sensation on the big-band scene, performing one of jazz’s first racially-integrated duets and courting what would become a lifelong reputation as an independent spirit

head sculpture

Our "Body of Works" shows explore music about body parts. We begin with some "head" music.

Alice Greenwald

Host Aaron Cain speaks with with Alice Greenwald, President and CEO of the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, about responsibility to history, and the morality of memory.

A Quintet from Tonos del Sur: Kevin Flynn, cello; Danur Kvilhaug, guitar; Blake Beckemeyer, tenor; Sarah Cranor and Elizabeth Sommers, violin

Sarah Cranor leads the ensemble in an exploration of baroque and classical music from Latin America on period instruments.

glass pumpkin

Bloomington Creative Glass Center Director Abby Gitlitz shows us how to make one of Bloomington's famous glass pumpkins.

Art Blakey Straight Ahead

In the last decade of his life Art Blakey continued to mentor new talent in his Jazz Messengers group, helping to elevate musicians such as Wynton and Branford Marsalis, Terence Blanchard, and Mulgrew Miller.

IU Ballet, Dark Meets Light, Antony Tudor's Dark Elegies

Trustee Amanda McKerrow and Director of Dance Studies for the Antony Tudor Trust talk about Tudor's 'Dark Elegies' and the IU Students who'll dance them.

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Stories from around Indiana...coming to you from the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center in Indianapolis.

Clarinet

Ether Game's salute to the clarinet, featuring some of our favorite clarinet pieces!

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bob dylan

This week, vocal jazz interpretations of Bob Dylan songs, including Dylan covers by Nina Simone, Kurt Elling, Madeleine Peyroux and more.

Cellist SeungAh Hong, soloist with Columbus Phil' for Schumann's Concerto

a 'barn burner' with a conga beat, a cello concerto from Schumann and a Rachmaninoff Symphony that inspired Barry Manilow.

Edgar Meyer, Bela Fleck and Zakir Hussain at the IU Auditorium

'I've always been attracted to working with small groups' Edgar Meyer

william shakespeare

If music be the food of love, then play on with this collection of tunes based on Shakespeare's words!

Organ

Find out how the theme of Camille Saint-Saëns' 3rd Symphony endured for a century

A lone figure on the barren bog

Bogs are funny places...not solid ground and not quite swamps...

Batman comics spread

Producer and writer Michael Uslan shares how he went from an IU student with a love for comics to producing the film that changed superhero movies forever.

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Stories from around Indiana...coming to you from T.C. Steele State Historic Site in Brown County.

The Swan of the bog !

Lighting can make or break any show! set designer Kristin Martino

Ron Dukes (Dr. Bartolo), Kate Sorrells (Marcellina), Ian Rucker (Count), and Benjamin Bird (Don Basilio)

It's a mad, mad day in the world of Mozart's music with a renewal of vows, a discovery of responsibility, a teen romance and ... yes...Figaro does get married!

John Wukovits

Host Aaron Cain speaks with historian John Wukovits, author of dozens of books about World War II, including the untold stories of 35 chaplains from the University of Notre Dame.

stevie-with-a-song

This week, we explore the highs and lows of Stevie Wonder's first decade in the music industry, a time when he experimented with jazz, pop, soul, and the Great American Songbook.

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