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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 more addictive than cigarettes

With the recent release of Sega Dreamcast and the upcoming release of Sony's Playstation II, fans of the original Sony Playstation will no doubt experience a lag in the manufacture of new and exciting games. But one recent Activision sequel has certainly lived up to, if not surpassed, the standard of quality expected from Playstation games.

Fugard's visit left lasting impression

South African playwright Athol Fugard's visit to campus ended Sept. 23, but his presence left a lasting impression on students and faculty alike. During his stay, he explored his work and his life with student audiences, sharing insight about the history of his homeland and the beauty of his craft.

'Scotland Road' production leads off Waldron season

The dramatic lure of the Titanic has not been lost on the theater world, as is demonstrated by the mystery "Scotland Road," the John Waldron Arts Center 2000-2001 theater series kick-off production.

Fall movie preview

The year 2000 so far has truly been a disappointing one for movies. Of course, the triumph of television's "Survivor" in the midst of the summer season doesn't help. Now the television's reality craze has finally come to an end and the Oscar race has officially begun, there are a number of fall films that look just promising enough to renew the faith of moviegoers. Although it's unlikely most of these films will be played in Bloomington thanks to the generally tasteless and always greedy Kerasotes Theatres, these films still give us something to look forward to on the shelves of Classical Film & Music.

Ballet season to get under way

After six weeks of rehearsals, the IU Ballet Theatre is ready to kick off its fall program. The dancers in the ballet department have been meticulously practicing their routines -- working steadily from 1:30-5:45 p.m Monday through Friday. It's all in preparation four its showcase of four pieces at 8 p.m Oct. 6 and 7 in the Musical Arts Center.

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.

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