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Legend Ray Charles to perform tonight

THE Ray Charles is performing here, tonight? Yep, You've got the right one baby, uh-huh. The legendary blues-jazz-rock-soul superstar is playing to an almost sold-out crowd at 8 p.m. today at the IU Auditorium.


'dancing star' reaches milestone

\"You must have chaos within, to create the dancing star." - Friedrich Nietzsche When Jan Susina read that quote as a student at Samford University 25 years ago, he knew he had the title for a literary magazine. First, he needed an environment that would foster that kind of creative project.


Ekoostik Hookah to play Buskirk-Chumley

Ekoostik Hookah will bring its jams to the Buskirk-Chumley Theatre, 114 E. Kirkwood Ave., at 9 p.m. today. Ekoostik Hookah, a sextet from Columbus, Ohio, is usually categorized as a jam band. But percussionist John Polansky, who joined the band about two years ago, said he finds it difficult to classify Hookah in any genre.


Panic to hit Auditorium

The Grateful Dead. Phish. The Allman Brothers. Such bands have gained cult followings by following their improvisational muses, taking their tunes wherever their fingers might lead. Straight from Athens, Ga., Widespread Panic is no exception.



Local theater receives grant, avoids closing

The Buskirk-Chumley Theatre is deeply in the red. But things seem to be on the upswing. The publicly funded Indiana Arts Commission has extended $68,000 in grant money it had previously withheld, citing the absence of a financial plan. The money will cover operating expenses.


Marching to the music

They give up every weekend for two months. They practice in the sweltering heat of mid-July and the frigid early morning chill of late October. Up to five months of the year is spent perfecting a seven-minute show.


Alumnus finds success in Hollywood

He went to Los Angeles wanting to be a DJ. He never got the job. Instead, he became a writer for the critically acclaimed show "MASH." John Rappaport, an IU graduate, talked to a sociology class Friday about his career in the media. He joked with students and talked about his memories.


Early music ensembles perform works of classical composer

Auer Hall was near capacity Thursday night for its performance of medieval music sponsored by the music school. But this time, much of the audience might not have recognized the instruments or the lyrics.


Play gives absurdist take on modern life

The critically acclaimed "Life During Wartime" draws as much from Dostoevsky as from Swift. "In the roughly five years since Keith Reddin began spending more time writing than acting, he has produced a steady stream of black comedies about the underground of corruption, political and moral, that lurks just beneath the slick sitcom surface of American life," wrote Frank Rich of the New York Times after the play's 1991 off-broadway opening. "'Life During Wartime' is an archetypal sample of its author's works."


Guest director brings Mozart opera to stage

Vince Liotta, head of Stage Directing for opera at IU School of Music, said the operas this year are all about different variations of love and how love affects humanity in different ways.



Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber comes to town

Norma Desmond, Joseph, Grizabella, Evita, the Phantom and Christine Daae. These and more captivating characters were created by the influence of one man's music. "The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber" will bring these characters to life at 8 p.m. tonight at the IU Auditorium.


Pop star thrives professionally once again

In the 12 years since her breakthrough album Tell it to My Heart skyrocketed Taylor Dayne to pop music stardom, she has parlayed her talents into acting and business ventures, garnered recognition from her peers and performed at sold-out concerts around the globe.


Chicago film festival highlights world\'s finest

Chicago -- One hundred five feature films from 31 countries screened in two weeks. This is the insane reality of the oldest competitive international film festival in North America -- the Chicago International Film Festival. Its 36th incarnation began with a jam-packed Chicago Theatre applauding the American premiere of Robert Altman's "Dr. T & the Women, " starring Richard Gere, Oct. 6 and concluded Oct. 8.


A journal of a film festival

Although I am a college student with more than just movies on my mind and no transportation at my fingertips, I had the opportunity to attend the opening weekend of the 36th Chicago International Film Festival, Oct. 5-8. During these four days, I saw 13 movies, shook hands with some of the best directing talent and had a crash course in the world of big league film criticism. The following is my account of this overwhelming celluloid experience.


Around the arts

Union Board's annual Live From Bloomington project will take musical submissions until 5 p.m. Friday. Applications are available in the Union Board office and at the Indiana Memorial Union activities desk. Completed forms should be submitted at the activities desk.



Festival combines music, religion

Screaming "Fall down and praise" into microphones, Sides of the North, a Christian hard rock band from Ohio, was the first to play at the Tau Music Fest at Whip-Poor-Will Lake near Martinsville this weekend.


Jock Jams' one-hit wonders scourge on popular music

"Who let the dogs out? Woof, woof, woof, woof." -- Baha Men, "Who Let the Dogs Out?" Who let the dogs out? Who wrote this stupid song? Why do the radio and television stations play it? Why does anyone like it? Why does this song get voted onto TRL? Why am I tempted to whack my television with a baseball bat whenever that video comes on?

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