Rachel Krasnow

Feb 25, 2013 11:28 am

A cultural education

IU’s African American Arts Institute strives to offer students an opportunity to earn school credit while participating in performance groups.

arts  •  Sep 25, 2011 10:54 pm

Mavis Staples sings from her soul

In an all-black outfit, drop earrings and a black bob with a golden sheen, she walked on stage to an eruptive cheer of applause. The Buskirk-Chumley Theater’s sold-out crowd of mostly baby boomers stood in their seats, clapping and hooting. Mavis Staples, Grammy award-winning gospel singer and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, looked straight at the audience. 

Ginger Ale competed in the 20th annual competition, presented by OUT! Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Student Union against two other contestants, Samantha Lynn and Gothika.