This week on Artworks, WFIU’s Yaël Ksander looks back at 50 years of Barbie with two artists who have incorporated the plastic icon into their work. Baritone Timothy Noble speaks to WFIU’s George Walker about his upcoming performance in the Jacobs School’s “The Most Happy Fella.” And explore the 39 years of the Canadian Brass with horn player, Jeff Nelson.
Stories On This Episode
By Yaël Ksander - Apr 7, 2009
The anatomically formidable plaything Mattel first cranked out in 1959 is celebrating her 50th birthday this year. But there doesn't seem to be any diminishment of the enjoyment that little girls are having playing with--and sometimes mutilating--their Barbies.
By George Walker - Apr 6, 2009
IU Faculty member Timothy Noble says, “there were two shows that I wanted to do, but never had the opportunity. They were “The Most Happy Fella” and “Carousel.” Actually, Tony from Frank Loesser’s musical is closer to the kind of guy that I am, so I’m glad to have the chance to play him.”
By Peter Noble Kuchera - Apr 7, 2009
Even the title is something so many of us men can’t say: “I Love You, Man”. Other movies have treated the theme – that American culture provides no avenue for men to express same-sex, heterosexual affection – but none have so successfully mined it for gags.