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Actor John C. Reilly, Fiddler Betse Ellis, L.S. Ayres & Co.

This week, Ozark fiddler Betse Ellis talks about touring solo and her new CD, and actor John C. Reilly tries his hand as full-time musician.

Fiddler Betse Ellis

This week on Artworks,

Actor John C. Reilly chats with WFIU’s John Bailey about his band’s forthcoming tour stop in the area and how his second career of making music enhances his work on the big screen.

Also on the show, WFIU’s David Wood gets to know the unconventional fiddler and singer-songwriter Betse Ellis, during her visit to South Central Indiana and on the heels of the release of her sophomore CD.

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And we hark back to a gentler era with Indiana University professor Kenneth L. Turchi about his book, L.S. Ayres and Company: The Store at the Crossroads of America.


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L.S. Ayres & Company: Elegance in Indianapolis

Kenneth L. Turchi's book tells the story of L. S. Ayres & Company—a store that brought style and sophistication to the Midwest.

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