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Hot off the runway

"Good morning, models." "Good morning, Charlie." "Charlie's Angels" is just one of the themed sections of this year's Alpha Kappa Alpha fashion show, 7:30 p.m. today in Alumni Hall in the Indiana Memorial Union.

University Theatre to bring 'Oedipus' to life

Twenty-four centuries before Freud developed his theories, the ancient Greeks tapped into human psychology in the most public of places -- the theater. The most popular form of entertainment for the Greeks, playwrights such as Aeschylus, Euripides and Aristophanes brought the human condition to the foreground with their plays about the history and religion of their culture.

Recital features student talent

The IU Chamber Orchestra will make its first public appearance at 8 p.m. today at Auer Hall. The recital is free and open to the public. The orchestra will be conducted by violin professor Paul Biss. A chamber orchestra is different from a normal-sized orchestra. Biss said the difference lies in both the size of the orchestra and the tone of the music. "A chamber orchestra is a smaller one. Here, the music becomes more intimate," Biss said.

Around the Arts

Vertical Horizon creates contest to promote new CD NEW YORK -- To complement the release of Vertical Horizon's third single, "Best I Ever Had," the band wants to hear their listeners' "best they ever had" romance stories. Radio stations across the country will listen to these stories, and all callers will win a special edition of Vertical Horizon's album and be registered for a grand prize trip to New York for a romantic weekend getaway.

Local Exhibits

IU Art Museum, "An Ancient Muse: Classical Themes in Old Master and Modern Prints from the Thimme Collection" and "The Fine Art of Conservation: An Homage to Danae Thimme" exhibits on display until March 4. "Contemporary Sculpture from Malaysia" exhibit on display until April 1. Museum hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Free public tours available at 2 p.m. Saturday. For information on group tours, call 855-1045. For information on special exhibits and events, call 855-IUAM. For general information, call 855-5445.

Student discovers joys of Argentine tango

K'ai Roberts fell in love this summer. She has been dancing since she was 3 years old, but it wasn't until a trip to Hawaii that she learned the art of Argentine tango. "I went there to learn the international waltz, and I met someone who told me that they would teach me to tango," Roberts said. "Four hours later, I fell in love with it." Roberts, a native of Bloomington, is a veteran of dance. She said she grew up dancing with her sister Julie, and eventually realized how passionate she was about the art.

Willkie celebrates Asian traditions

"The world's most colorful" was how emcee Ying Wang, a senior, described the Lunar New Year celebration Friday evening at Willkie Quad. Wang said the event, sponsored by the Asian Cultural Center, the Office of International Programs and CommUNITY Educators, was unique, entertaining and educational. "(The celebration) showcases to our best ability traditional Asian arts," he said.

O.A.R. electrifies Bluebird crowd

Take a gamble on O.A.R., whose staple song, "Crazy Game of Poker," got the crowd at Bluebird Nightclub, 216 N. Walnut Ave., on its feet Saturday night. The Maryland quintuplet kicked off the first set with its classic "island roots rock" sound, leading into an extended jam of "City on Down," the melody carried by the saxophonist, Jerry DePizzo.

Concert marks anniversary

Local radio station WFHB marks its eighth anniversary this weekend with a concert at Second Story, 201 S. College Ave.

Arts contest accepting student entries

One local artist could win $10,000 this May. Applications are due Jan. 31 for the 2001 Showcase of the Arts Annual Competition from the National Society of Arts and Letters. The Bloomington chapter of NSAL, a nonprofit organization designed to create opportunities for young artists, was formed in 1966. It has been active locally and encourages young artists to enter this competition in one of five divisions: Visual Arts, Dance, Drama, Music and Literature.

Couple to play recital

Music professor Ik-Hwan Bae is well-known throughout the Bloomington music community and nationwide. But most people are unaware that his wife, Sung-Mi Im, is also an accomplished musician who has performed throughout the world.

O.A.R. to play Bluebird

When asked to classify their music, Chris Culos and Jerry DePizzo of O.A.R. describe their music as "island vibe roots rock," a sound that will fill the Bluebird Saturday night. Members of O.A.R. (Of A Revolution) began playing together in high school in Maryland. Culos, the drummer, said their only intention was to have a good time playing music for their friends.

Exhibit shows King's 'human side'

The sign proclaims, "I am a man"; the phrase indicates the power of an individual who dedicated his life to change -- Martin Luther King Jr.

Children learn, laugh with local puppet troupe

In an era when movie tickets can exceed $8 and there are few options in bargain entertainment, the Puck Players Theatre, a local puppeteering troupe, offers a low-cost alternative.

Light, camera, laughs

Our scene opens on chaos -- students mill around in groups, chatting about the latest films and discussing the day's schedule. Adjunct Professor John Winninger quiets the room -- albeit briefly -- with a shout. He dismisses groups of students to the care of other students: writers go upstairs to discuss sketch ideas with senior Jodie Reminder; actors join junior Carrie Owen in the props room to go over lines; and producers and editors remain to build sets.

Diverse art exhibit entertains the eye

Rome fell. End of story. The classics are often said to be dead, but the collection of Diether Thimme at the IU Art Museum stands to prove the cliche wrong.

Program brings artists, community together

The School of Fine Arts is snacking on something new this semester. The SoFA Gallery has initiated a new program called "ArtBites," which looks to introduce the Bloomington community to IU art students at Friday luncheons.

Jazz legend to play in Bloomington

Jazz legend Bob Dorough, who has been playing since the 1950s and is well-known for his work in the early 1970s with ABC's "Schoolhouse Rock," will bring his talents to Bloomington in a performance with artist Janet Lawes at 7:30 p.m. today at the Bloomington High School North auditorium, 3901 N. Kinser Pike.

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