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IU Jacobs School of Music students, alongside local performers, will present the Jacobs Holiday Celebration, a holiday-themed, recital-style performance at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 11 at the Musical Arts Center. This will be the last Jacobs School performance of 2021.
Based on a true story, “Beautiful - The Carole King Musical” traces the life and career of Carole King, an American songwriter behind songs such as “It’s Too Late,” “Will You Love Me Tomorrow?” and “(You Make Me Feel Like) a Natural Woman.” “Beautiful” is a jukebox musical, meaning it uses King’s songs to tell her story.
For one minute and one second of “The Nutcracker,” flutes soar, pointe shoes crack against gray marley floors and violin strings thrum underneath it all. But these sixty-one seconds — one hundred and thirty-four measures — have launched petitions, enraged viewers and become a point of contention every holiday season.
On Nov. 27, the holiday season will officially hit Bloomington.
IU Libraries will present an annual archival roadshow screening event, “Archival Screening Night Roadshow Edition (2021)”, at 7 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Fourth and Rogers Gallery. The free screening will include rare film and video excerpts from global archives.
B-Town Piano Project, in collaboration with Artisan Alley, is asking for donations to purchase piano covers for painted pianos located outside.
As the lights dim and the curtain rises, two women exchange jokes in song from across the stage. One leaves, skirt brushing the floor as she walks. A man appears, winding his way drunkenly down a staircase with a flower in hand. As he curses the woman’s husband, above the stage, subtitles translate their Italian.
Artist Steven Paul Judd will present an interactive portrait painting Nov. 8-10 at the Indiana Memorial Union. The portrait will feature Jim Thorpe, a prominent Native American athlete and former IU assistant football coach.
Halloween is fast approaching. Luckily, Bloomington has plenty to offer, from tricks to treats.
The tables overflow with photos, mementos and memories. String lights spill over a black velvet tablecloth and weave their way through pictures in frames, electric candles and vases of yellow flowers to a book of notes in the center. One, written in a child’s uneven block lettering, only has one word: “Granny.”
The purple curtains of IU’s Musical Arts Center opened again Friday night. Dancers leapt, spun and pique-d across the stage to violins and piano. For the first time in a year, applause rose from the seats of the MAC.
IU Opera and Ballet Theater will present “A Leap Forward,” their fall ballet, on Oct. 1-2 at the Musical Arts Center. Performers will dance in three shows, at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 1-2 and 2 p.m. Oct 2. The performances will also be streamed on IUMusicLive!
The Latin American Music Center will present a concert at 8 p.m. on Sept. 30 in Auer Hall and online in honor of National Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month. The event is free.
Bloomington businesses and locals donate time and money each fall to the annual Lotus World Music and Arts Festival, with many believing the festival is an integral part of the Bloomington community.
As the sun went down Friday night, a bass line could be heard through the streets of Bloomington. Getting closer, it became clearer — upbeat and jazzy, the trombone carrying a bouncing beat over smooth trumpet melody like a rock skipping on water. Block letters on the sousaphone labeled the band: Nation Beat, a Brazilian-New Orleans jazz and brass band. Lead percussionist Scott Kettner took the mic.
Artfully-crafted patterns, lit by hidden projectors, stretch across the 19th-century wallpaper of the Wylie House Museum. A visitor climbs the groaning steps, their shadow dappling across the projection behind it. On the floor above, the geometric shapes of light on the wall parallel those on a quilt below – dragging the history of the house into the spotlight.
The soprano’s voice rang through the theater, spilling over rows of red seats. The opera’s villainous bass responded in low tones, standing above her as she pleaded.
Susan Snyder’s smile was obvious, even with a mask on.
The Monroe County Health Department rescinded guidelines preventing gatherings of over 50 people May 17.
University Players and the Black, Brown and Beige Theatre Troupe will present their BIPOC Bash fundraiser 5 p.m. May 1 on the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies’ lawn.