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Orchestra to feature classics

German composers Ludwig van Beethoven and Richard Strauss never had the chance to perform together, but their music will be performed together tonight at the Musical Arts Center.

Mardi Gras jubilee ignores 2 centuries of history, tradition

Mardi Gras is known in college circles as an excuse for drinking and a chance to bare breasts for beads (or take pictures of someone else doing so), risking it all for 10-cent trinkets. But behind the madness that is sensationalized by the media, there is more than two centuries of history and tradition that is often ignored.

Orgy plays to small crowd at Murat

With the big bearded guy playing air guitar, the girl in the annoying pink sweater who danced like Charlie Brown, the flasher and the girl who couldn't have weighed more than 75 pounds and crowd surfed several times only to be thrown around like a rag doll, Monday night was full of moments at the Murat Egyptian Room in Indianapolis.

Musical 'Beowulf' has debut tonight

"Beowulf," the medieval classic, will be sung tonight in Old English by Benjamin Bagby as part of this year's Patten Lecture Series.

Jazz pioneer to provide unique blend

It's easy to think of such a musical innovator as John Abercrombie in the role of the iconoclast, breaking rules with radical abandon. While it is true that he sometimes does (he was one of the first jazz guitarists to use rock sounds and techniques), he also sees himself as a torchbearer.

Rock band Orgy to play Murat

The electro-grunge band Orgy will hit the Egyptian Room in Indianapolis tonight for a show that promises to provide plenty of high-energy music. The show is set to begin at 7:30. Orgy is touring in support of their second release, Vapor Transmission. The album had a strong opening week, debuting at the No. 16 spot on Billboard's Top 200 last October. The release drew varying responses -- Billboard praised the album as a science fiction epic while Wall of Sound brushed them off for resembling stuck-in-the-80s glam rockers.

Around The Arts

Roosevelt lecture canceled The Fine Arts lecture, "The President's Two Bodies: Stagings and re-stagings of the New Deal body politic," which was to be given by Sally Stein, associate professor of art history at the University of California at Irvine at 5:30 p.m. today in Fine Arts 102, has been canceled.

Second Story heats up Fridays with Plasma

"Plasma" is a noun derived from a Greek word that means "to shape." But Friday nights beginning this month, Plasma is an event at Second Story Nightclub, 201 S. College Ave., where local and national DJs and their audiences come together to shape a sound, light and movement experience.

IU Opera to perform Verdi's 'Rigoletto'

Absent for the last three years from the Musical Arts Center during the school year season, the work of Giuseppe Verdi will return on the 100th anniversary of his death with his tragic opera "Rigoletto."

Benefit supports food bank

St. Mark's United Methodist Church will play host to its seventh annual Soup Bowl Benefit, a community event to raise funds for the Hoosier Hills Food Bank, 5 p.m. Sunday. As is the custom, local potters donated hundreds of handmade bowls. Local restaurants contributed soups and breads, and entertainment is provided to add to the atmosphere.

Simple solutions for vegetarians

SILKY SPICED PUMPKIN BISQUE 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 medium onion, chopped 3 garlic gloves, minced 3 cups canned solid-pack pumpkin 2 cups canned vegetable broth 2 teaspoons sugar 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon curry powder 1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper juice and grated zest of 1 lime 1 11-ounce can unsweetened coconut milk Heat oil in heavy large pot over medium heat. Add onion and garlic. Saute until golden, about 10 minutes. Add pumpkin, broth, sugar, cumin, curry powder and crushed red pepper. Bring to boil. Reduce heat. Cover and simmer 5 minutes. Working in batches, puree soup in blender until smooth. Return soup to pot and stir in lime juice and zest. Bring soup to simmer and whisk in coconut milk. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Ladle soup into bowls. Makes 6 servings.

Earle brings the house down at Murat

Continuing his "Trancendental Blues" tour, rocker Steve Earle stopped in Indianapolis Tuesday night at the Murat Theater. Earle's combination of rock and roll and country rocked the house, with his band and special guest Stacy Earle, Steve's younger sister. The doors opened at 6:30 p.m. as crowds anxiously awaited entrance, eager to get as close to the stage as possible.

The Vegan Way

The food pyramid isn't always constructed from the four main food groups, despite what elementary school teaches. Although nutritionists traditionally recommend a specific serving for each food group, the growing trend of vegetarianism, a diet omitting meat, and veganism, a diet omitting all animal products, has demanded a new foundation for healthy living.

Welsh rarebit is 'fast food salvation'

For my entire childhood, I had a week's notice of my dinner fare. Every Saturday, my mother plunked a pile of cookbooks and her overstuffed recipe box on the dining room table and mapped out a week of dinner menus before heading to the local co-op. It helped her manage her budget, shopping and sanity, but left her open to scrutiny.

Around the Arts

Classic filmmaker Stanley Kramer dies at age 87 Producer-director Stanley Kramer, whose nearly three dozen films included such classics as "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner," "Judgment at Nuremberg" and "Inherit the Wind," died Monday at the Motion Picture & Television Hospital in Woodland Hills. He was 87 and had been ill with pneumonia.

Recital features student violinist

Demonstrating her dedication to music, senior and violinist Ju-young Kim performed last night at Recital Hall. "I started playing the violin at the age of 5 when my mother took me to a violin shop," Kim said. "At first I was uncomfortable with it, but then I started getting used to it and fell in love with the violin."

Steve Earle to play at Murat Centre

The impact Steve Earle made on the Nashville music scene in the 1980s shook the city to its traditional roots. With its controversial lyrics, his album Copperhead Road made people ask, "What is country, and what is rock and roll?" Earle will bring his outlaw style to Indianapolis Tuesday with special guest Stacey Earle. The show will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Egyptian Room of the Murat Centre. Stacey Earle is Steve's younger sister, who plays guitar and performs duets with her brother on occasion.

Napster ruling leaves users seeking download alternatives

Internet file-sharing host Napster lost a highly publicized legal battle last week when a federal appeals court ordered it to stop letting users share copyrighted material. But experts say it's not likely the ruling will stop the booming business of digital copying. "I am pessimistic about (the court's) ability to stop illegal downloads of copyrighted music," said business law professor Thomas Bowers, co-director of the MBA Sports and Entertainment Academy.

Malaysian art focus of exhibit

The IU Art Museum is continuing efforts to highlight the best artistry from around the world with a unique collection of traditional Malaysian art. The collection was loaned to the museum by Mary Ruth Linville Jumper, who lived in Malaysia from 1986 to 1991. The exhibit, "Spirits in Wood: Contemporary Sculpture from Malaysia," is organized by Diane Pelrine, curator of arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas.

AIDS play explores friendship

During the past two decades, the AIDS epidemic has taken many lives and left lasting impressions on society. The virus, which attacks the human immune system, has changed attitudes and ideas about sex, sexuality and life. AIDS also is the subject of some of the most haunting and beautiful works of modern art -- especially that of the theater.


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