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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 […]
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” […]
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Audio engineer Mark Hood started his successful career in an unlikely place.
The singing icon was also a master pianist whose rhythms and harmonic language made him an influential jazz modernist.