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April 19, 2018

 

City of Angels Review

Joshua Scott Carter as Stone, the detective, with Mary Beth Black as Oolie, the secretary. I’m George Walker for WFIU Arts. City of Angels at IU’s Ruth N. Halls Theatre is a musical inspired by those dark mystery dramas like The Maltese Falcon. Larry Gelbart’s book with David Zipel‘s lyrics and Cy Coleman’s jazzy score […]

April 9, 2018

 

West Side Story, A Teen Tale For Generations

I’m George Walker for WFIU Arts. West Side Story opened this weekend at the IU Opera Theater. When the show debuted on Broadway in 1957 I was just about the age of Baby John, the youngest member of the Jets. My friends and I spent a lot of time listening to the gang’s “Officer Krupke” […]

December 1, 2016

 

The IU Vocal Jazz Ensemble Chimes In For Christmas

The jacobs School's Vocal Jazz Ensemble I dropped by WFIU with a sample of their work for the Chimes of Christmas 2016

October 21, 2016

 

St. Charles Parent Band: Picking Up Where They Left Off

Is music-making valuable only when pursued toward virtuosity? The St. Charles Parent Band revels in its amateur status, yet nudges members toward improvement.

November 5, 2015

 

Sweet Charity, Musical Snapshots Of New York in the 60s

"Wow, this place is sure full of celebrities. I'm the only one in here I've never heard of. " Charity

October 1, 2015

 

An Unusual Home Studio That Launched Many Careers

Audio engineer Mark Hood started his successful career in an unlikely place.

September 24, 2015

 

Tuning In And Turning On To Nature Sounds

This summer's Nature Sounds series has staged live musical performances in Bloomington parks in a way that showcases the setting as much as the music.

September 10, 2015

 

Sylvia Sings Gershwin

"Gershwin’s music is not just American, it goes across the entire world." conducor David Bowden

March 23, 2015

 

The Double-Digits “Lulu Swing”

Inspired by acclaimed guitarist and founder of hot jazz, Django Reinhardt, ‘The Double Digits’ perform "Lulu Swing," featuring all acoustic instruments.

February 27, 2015

 

A Jazz Backlash Against “Whiplash”?

Trio talk: trumpeter and IU faculty member Pat Harbison, drummer and bandleader Mitch Shiner, and WFIU's David Brent Johnson discuss the movie "Whiplash."

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