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South African explores both sides of racism

Since the dawn of dramatic writing, the craft of playwriting has called upon authors to create characters and situations drawn from life. A playwright seeks to hold a mirror up to society, reflecting the often simultaneous beauty and baseness of humanity.


Playwright visits campus

Athol Fugard, an internationally renowned playwright, will visit IU from Sept. 10-23. The author, whose works first spoke out against apartheid in South Africa in a dramatic, very public arena, will make two public appearances, as well as hold a workshop for students of acting and directing. He will also teach four sessions of an honors course on his plays.


Blue Moon Revue to play at City Grill

Blending funk with southern rock, the Blue Moon Revue will play at 10 p.m. Friday at the City Grille, 216 S. College Ave. The cover charge is $3.


Asian film series begins

The East Asian Studies Center is sponsoring a series of films. Admission is free to see films from Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan and South Korea, which will be shown at 7:15 tonight in Fine Arts 102.


Newcomer to promote album

"I think it's the finest work I've ever done … it's a little darker, a little edgier …" This is how Carrie Newcomer describes her latest album, The Age of Possibility, for which she is currently touring. The tour kicks off a two-month, 60-date stint with a concert at 8 p.m. Friday at the Buskirk-Chumley Theatre, 114 E. Kirkwood Ave. The performance is being filmed by WTIU for an hour-long PBS special.


Jazz Fables begins new fall season

Bear's Place, 1316 E. Third St., swung to the sounds of Jazz Fables 5:30 p.m. Thursday. The 11-year-old tradition continues Thursdays this fall with a variety of local and regional musicians gathering to jam for a dedicated and diverse crowd.



Free jazz concert raises awareness of music community

The Jazz from Bloomington All-Stars concert Tuesday night displayed exactly what jazz music is all about. It was an informal jam session that relied completely upon improvisation, making it extremely personal in nature as if the performers were communicating with the audience with each note.


City Lights begins third year

After a summer of discussions, decisions and weekend film screenings, the City Lights film series begins its third year of presenting free screenings of classic and world cinema at 7 p.m. Friday with a presentation of "Steamboat Bill Jr." and "Safety Last," two silent films from the 1920s.


The joy of opera

This summer, a grandmother took her son, daughter-in-law and 4-year-old grandchild to the Musical Arts Center to see "The Barber of Seville." Knowing the grandson would not be able to sit through it, they decided that they'd leave an hour after it started and they'd come see it again another night.


Around the Arts

Indiana Dance Theater will hold auditions for its 2000-2001 season from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, at the Monroe County YMCA, 2125 S. Highland Ave. The audition will include ballet, modern and jazz. Those interested are encouraged to bring their resume of dance training and experience. For more information, contact Diane Weidenbener at 335-1472.



Jazz From Bloomington highlights area talent at benefit concert

The Jazz From Bloomington All-Stars, an ensemble composed of professors and other established performers, will play today at T.I.S. Music Shop, 1424 E. Third St. The concert is to publicize the group, which is devoted to attracting accomplished jazz artists to the Bloomington region.


Arts festival returns to Bloomington

People strolled along Fourth Street Saturday and Sunday, between Dunn and Lincoln streets, jostling and gawking at the wares spread out in the booths lining both sides of the street. It was a timeless scene, one replayed in every marketplace since the beginning of trade among humankind. During the past 24 years, the Fourth Street Festival of the Arts and Crafts has been a cornucopia of arts and crafts which heralds the end of summer in Bloomington.


Stained glass artist amazes with unique creations

Jacques Bachelier lives in Nashville, Ind., and like many Nashville residents, he grew up in a serene countryside where stone was quarried. But no, it wasn't South Central Indiana. Bachelier actually grew up in Tours, France; a town in the Loire Valley. Bachelier, a stained glass artist, wears a tan beret that looks like burlap. With the beret, he might be mistaken for a French painter, a career path he once considered. How did he become a stained glass artist? Following him from his boyhood in the Loire Valley, to engineering school to life as an a artist, it becomes apparent that his early exposure to both ornate cathedrals and engineering have left him with a unique ability to use engineering to achieve beautiful art.



Mellencamp comes home

John Mellencamp's free performance in Woodlawn Field Thursday drew a crowd of fans, both students and community members. "I think it was pretty good," he said in a press conference following the show. "It was pretty hot, but nothing like Nashville was."


Mellencamp to play free concert today

After recent surprise appearances in Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland and several other cities, John Mellencamp is bringing what has been called his "Good Samaritan Tour" closer to home. It was announced Tuesday the Seymour, Ind., native will play a free concert at 1 p.m. today in Woodlawn Field, located at the intersection of 10th Street and Woodlawn Avenue.


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