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Maria Bamford, Michael Shelden, Tom Roznowski

This week on Artworks, comedian Maria Bamford, Mark Twain biographer Michael Shelden, and singer/songwriter Tom Roznowski.

This week on Artworks…

Visual artists, writers, dancers, and musicians all command at least some respect for the amount of hard word that goes into creating their art.  But the comedic arts tend to get the short shrift when it comes to accolades.  This week on Artworks, we’ll recognize the contributions of some funny folks and a few others whose well-chosen words help us see the world in a different way.

On the program, a conversation with comedian Maria Bamford,  a look at a book that focuses on the twilight years of the American writer and humorist better known as Mark Twain, and Bloomington’s own Tom Roznowski talks about his latest recording, This Place in Time.

Stories On This Episode

Comedian Maria Bamford Visits Bloomington

One of the stars of "The Comedians of Comedy" comes to town, outfitted with an arsenal of surreal vignettes and wicked impersonations.

ISU Prof: Mark Twain’s ‘White Period’ More Wild Than We Think

A new biography by ISU Professor Michael Shelden challenges the traditional notion that Mark Twain spent his last years bitter and depressed.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the Terre Haute Symphony

It’s a concert that conductor David Bowden affectionately calls “love those strings.”

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