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Grateful Dead cover band to jam

Jerry Garcia might have died in 1995, but one couldn't discern that from watching a Dark Star Orchestra show.

City recommends management change at Buskirk-Chumley

Mayor John Fernandez announced Monday the initial findings and recommendations of the Bloomington Area Arts Council independent study commission. Fernandez appointed the commission last month to investigate the financial difficulties of the BAAC, which is nearly $1 million in debt after the $3.2 million renovation of the Buskirk-Chumley Theatre last year. It consists of city council members and others with backgrounds in the arts and business.


Exhibits around Bloomington: Week of Oct. 2

Barbecue and bluegrass

In Bean Blossom this weekend, the thick scent of barbeque will waft through the air. Campers will enjoy heaping servings of spare ribs and kettle corn, with harmonicas and slide guitars wailing away all the while.

'Jekyll & Hyde' to thrill campus

After spending four years on Broadway, the musical "Jekyll & Hyde" has taken to the road. It arrives at the IU Auditorium tonight at 8, with a second show Saturday at 8 p.m.

City Lights shines with diverse films

"King Kong," "The Bride of Frankenstein," "Safety Last" and "Playtime" will be presented at this season's City Lights festival. "City Lights is a free film series open to the public and University community. It shows 16 mm prints of cinema that rarely find their way to the big screen," said graduate student Drew Todd, co-founder of City Lights.

Hungarian pianist to perform recital

Peter Pertis, a former soloist with the Hungarian philharmonic, will give a guest recital at 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Recital Hall. A graduate of the Bela Batok Conservatory of Music, Pertis has toured Eastern and Western Europe, South America, the Middle East and Asia. Now giving master's degree classes, he has served as artist in residence at the Musashino Music Academy in Tokyo and the University of Hartford.


Exhibits around campus

Alumnus celebrates new jazz album

IU alumnus Kyle Quass will perform from 7-9 p.m. today at TIS Music Shop, 1424 E. Third St., as part of the store's Tuesday Night Jazz Series. The show, as with all Tuesday performances, is free.

DJ Skribble mixes it up at local club

Blue lights were flashing, people were dancing, and beats were pounding as students lined the sidewalk in front of Axis Nightclub, 419 S. Walnut St.

IU Opera's 'Elixir' to open at MAC

Classic "bel canto" (good singing) is what some would call IU Opera Theater's first production of the 2000-2001 season. Although Gaetano Donizetti, the composer of "The Elixir of Love," is most known for his dramatic works "Don Pasquale" and "Lucia Di Lammermoor," his lighter fare is also highly popular and contains some of his most beloved music.

Vida highlights vocalists at Lotus Fest tonight

This year, more so than ever before, the Lotus Music Festival has managed to attract a high number of world class vocalists. Among the list of vocalists at this year's festival is the group Vida. While many people might not find this name familiar, Vida is a group that has established itself as a force in the world of vocal music. The group will highlight its skills at 9 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 219 E. Fourth St.

'Sylvia' offers light, comedic fare

To finalize this summer's Brown County Playhouse season, the Summer Stock Theatre of more than half a century has chosen to go out laughing. Using two of its former graduate students, a community actress of much repute and a current IU faculty member, IU and the BCP are looking to end its season with fervor and fun.

Lotus Music Festival features world music

The best in the world come together every year at the Lotus Music Festival for a celebration in social, cultural, and musical diversity. This year's festival began Wednesday with a kick-off concert at the Buskirk-Chumley Theatre, 114 E. Kirkwood Ave., and will continue through Sunday.

Faculty members honor Coltrane at Jazz Fables

Tenor sax John Coltane started using heroin when he was playing with Miles Davis. Rumor has it, he wanted to be able to continue to practice all through the night.

Wyclef Jean to play in October

Wyclef Jean, the former Fugee bassist turned solo rapper and Grammy-winning producer, will be coming to campus in October.

Festivals help gear up for Oscar season

From Sundance, Cannes, Berlin and Venice to Montreal, Toronto and New York, various films are vying for the attention of distributors and critics.

From ink to celluloid...

Whenever a novel is adapted to celluloid, critics always take to vehement clucking.


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