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Busking On Kirkwood, Claude Cookman, Bramwell Tovey

This week, photojournalism in the US, the craft of busking, Tovey conducts and plays, and a kids' show theme comes from a local musician's daughter.

This week on Artworks,

It may be hot outside, but that doesn’t stop the foot traffic in downtown Bloomington or the buskers playing their music. Today we’ll hear from a visiting performer who tried his hand at busking on one of the busiest corners in town.

Also on the program,

We’ll hear from an IU professor who explains some of the influences behind today’s photojournalism.

Then George Walker speaks with the IU Festival Orchestra’s next guest conductor who will also play the part of piano soloist in their performance of George Gershwin’s classic, “Rhapsody in Blue.”

And finally, the story of how a local rock musician created the theme music for a children’s show on public television.

Stories On This Episode

Sean Dickinson Represents For Singer-Songerwriters

A veteran of the New York City busking scene, Sean Dickinson enjoys the smiles and spare change shared by Bloomington passers-by.

To See Life Steadily And See It Whole: Picturing The News

From Dorothea Lange’s "Migrant Mother" to the hooded captive at Abu Ghraib, Cookman traces the photojournalist's desire to effect a change for good.

Bramwell Tovey Conducts The IU Festival Orchestra

Guest conductor brings piece of his own to the summer concert.

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