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David Amram, La Traviata, The Milk Man

This week on Artworks, a conversation with composer/performer David Amram. Backstage at Indiana University Opera Theatre’s “La Traviata.” And the concept album-turned-ballet from San Francisco artists, Deerhoof.

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David Amram: From Ellington to Kerouac

David Amram is a modern day Renaissance man. He’s written and performed jazz, classical and movie music and has explored world and folk genres as well. He has authored two memoirs and is a sub-culture icon for having pioneered the art of jazz poetry with Jack Kerouac.  At 77, he’s still upbeat, energetic and on […]

Indiana University Opera Theater: La Traviata

The IU Opera Theater opens its 60th season with a terrific performance of Giuseppe Verdi’s lovely “La Traviata.” The sets and costumes by C. David Higgins got loud applause for the opening ball room, the get away cottage and even the evocatively darkened sickroom of the final scene. The décor was sumptuous with the large […]

Burn After Reading

The Coen brothers are filmmakers of such power, when they hit you, you're going to feel it in the morning. As a comedy, even a black comedy, their new film, "Burn After Reading," isn't very funny. But it's a compact object of intelligence, aggression, and condescension that connects anyway – like a sucker punch.

The Birth of a Milk Man

What do a San Francisco based indie rock group, an unsettling cartoon character, and a stage full of children have in common?  They’re all part of a project that has become a bit of a cult phenomenon. WFIU’s Josephine McRobbie has the full story.

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