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Frank Sinatra, The Anxiety of Performance, Hoosier Homefront 1945

This week on Artworks, former WFIU jazz host Dick Bishop talks about the influence and life of Frank Sinatra. Voices of Youth reporter Hailey Henderson takes us back stage to experience the final minutes of preparation… and worry.  And David Brent Johnson takes a trip to 1945 Terre Haute, Indiana at the Indiana Historical Society.

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“Nothing But the Best” from Frank Sinatra

In 2008, Reprise records released 21 vintage Sinatra tracks - plus a newly completed alternate rendition of "Body and Soul." Creator of WFIU's "Afterglow," Dick Bishop, comments on these unique recordings and Frank's influences.

Step into 1945 at the Indiana Historical Society

Even with virtual reality, an actual time-machine may still be beyond the grasp of modern technology-but the Indiana Historical Society has constructed the next best thing, by recreating the sights, sounds, and staff of a 1945 Terre Haute grocery store. WFIU's David Brent Johnson went to Indianapolis to investigate.

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