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Rock and Roll inducts members

NEW YORK -- They represented the anti-establishment, so it was a bit odd to see the Ramones so happy to become part of the music establishment as members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. But for the remaining members of the punk rock originators -- whose lead singer, Joey Ramone, died last year -- Monday night's induction at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel represented long-overdue respect for the band that helped revolutionize rock with their rapid-fire, guitar-heavy songs.

'Producers' stars leave the stage

NEW YORK -- Goodbye to Broadway's original Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom. After nearly a year's run, Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick left "The Producers" on Sunday, turning over the starring roles in Broadway's biggest hit in years to English actor Henry Goodman and television star Steven Weber.

Many protest Nazi images exhibit

NEW YORK -- Protesters chanted "Don't go in!" and "Shame on you!" as an exhibit on artists' use of Nazi imagery -- including Lego and Prada death camps -- opened Sunday at the Jewish Museum. "For a Jewish museum to trivialize the Holocaust is outrageous and unacceptable,'' said Dr. Michael Schulder, a surgeon who joined about 100 protesters behind police barricades across from the museum on Manhattan's Upper East Side.

Poetry reading in honor of women's worth

"Crescendo," the poetry reading presented by Matrix and the Bloomington Area Arts Council, took place 7 p.m. Thursday in the John Waldron Arts Center's Firebay Theatre. People finishing up with midterms and wanting to relax had an opportunity to go to the Poetry Series celebrating of National Women's Month and International Women's Day.

IU alumni take on the road with 'Annie Get Your Gun'

The sun shines brightly through the large windows of Bloomington's Hampton Inn, as several cast members of "Annie Get Your Gun" sit around a table and enjoy a light breakfast. The touring company perfomed yesterday and will perform tonight features Brendt Reil, Chris Klink and Joe Komara, all IU alumni.

Ladies come 1st in this a cappella group

It's a Thursday night, and eight women gather in a room gossiping about boys, school and their weekend plans. They wait for a few other friends to arrive. This could be any typical group of college girls, but what makes them different are their voices.

Nothing better than Broadway

"They say the neon lights are bright on Broadway. They say there's always magic in the air." -- "Broadway" from Smokey Joe's Cafe As spring break draws near and my plans for visiting New York City loom in front of me, I can't help but breathe a sigh of anticipation.

Warm up your winter with spices, herbs

If this week's arctic blast created a longing for a little spice in your life, consider your kitchen an ideal starting point. Adding a shake and a dash of herbs and spices to your meals is certain to warm the fires within. But if such a foray seems fraught with difficulty, take heart: seasoning with herbs and spices is not as complicated as you might imagine. With a bit of inspiration, imagination, and experimentation, a world of more flavorful food is well within reach.

Around The Arts

Comedy Caravan and Bear's Place Early Music Institute Scholarship Recital Music School's Harp Ensemble Recital MAC Jazz Series Middle Eastern Dance Club Open Dancing Swing Dance Lesson Woodwind Recital

Reading between the lines

Professor Kathleen Linnix hunches over a fragile manuscript propped up on a foam wedge, observing it closely and scribbling extensive notes on index cards. The chair next to her has a cardboard box filled with only a tiny fraction of the 30,000 papers written by Hannah Whitall Smith, a Quaker Evangelist. Linnix traveled to Bloomington from Emory University in Atlanta to study a collection of her manuscripts matched only by those in the Library of Congress.

Around The Arts

NEW YORK -- Break out the bubbly. A major revival of Noel Coward's "Private Lives" is the latest entry in Broadway's crowded spring season, slipping into town just before the May 1 Tony nomination deadline. Lindsay Duncan and Alan Rickman play a formerly married couple who are now hitched to other people in this new incarnation of Coward's frothiest comedy. It's been a big hit in London, where it opened last September.

Jazz artist to perform at Bear's Place

Renowned jazz artist Michael Weiss will be gracing the stage of Bear's Place tonight. The Michael Weiss Group, in addition to Weiss on piano, is composed of IU's own Assistant Professor Tom Walsh on tenor sax, Jack Helsley on bass and Deno Sanders on drums.

Dance classes unite body and soul

"Zigli" is something you will hear Richard Gogoua say frequently if you spend any amount of time with him. Gogoua is an African dance instructor who has committed himself to teaching the art and history of African dance to members of the IU community. He is from the Ivory Coast, Africa, and said that the term "zigli", in his native dialect, refers to something sweet or good.

Jazz scene picks up steam

Two Saturdays ago, Bloomington finally got the chance to hear Joshua Redman perform. The famed saxophonist and his band graced the stage at the Buskirk-Chumley Theatre Feb. 16, sponsored by Jazz From Bloomington. But the concert nearly didn't happen at all. Redman was originally slated to perform on Sept. 11, but the show was called off in light of our nation's tragedy. The cancellation almost cost the organization everything.

'Versatile' composer visits

The lights dimmed and the screen lit up. As the name Patrick Williams scrolled down onto the screen, the audience applauded. Bloomington residents and IU students gathered Sunday night at the IU Foundation Showalter House to view the Academy Award-winning movie "Breaking Away." The IU Student Foundation sponsored the event in honor of Patrick Williams, who composed the score for the film. He visited IU Friday through Sunday to hold auditions for the Henry Mancini Institute.

Storytelling and early music come together

Saturday the Bloomington Early Music Festival kicked off its annual festivities with the performance of "The 12 Dancing Princesses: A Musical Retelling." The program was an experimental addition to the regular lineup of the festival, done in conjunction with Arts Week.

'Bride' a lighthearted fare for opera-goers

IU Opera Theatre produces parts of the opera repertoire that one may never see again in a lifetime of opera viewing. Giving life to works rarely seen in the commercial world and showcasing new productions is a facet of IU's highly-acclaimed Opera. At 8 p.m. Friday at the Musical Arts Center, "The Bartered Bride" by Bedrich Smetana will open for four performances, continuing Saturday and closing March 1 and 2 at 8 p.m.

Art speakers offer advice

Students gathered in Whittenberger Auditorium Wednesday to be enlightened by three speakers with career backgrounds in the arts. Hosted by the Union Board Performing Arts Committee, the forum showcased Ellen Shantz, vice president of marketing and communication for the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra; Jim Robinson, Asian art museum curator in Indianapolis; and Helen Wells, a talent agent based in Indianapolis.petr

Behind the scenes

Oddly enough, the scene backstage at IU Sing is not even remotely hectic. It's an extremely well-coordinated and smoothly-run operation, where everyone knows his or her place and task.

Poet Mari Evans to lecture tonight

IU Afro-American Studies Professor John McCluskey has been friends with acclaimed poet Mari Evans since 1977. McCluskey, himself a novelist, remembers with fondness the days when he and Evans shared ideas at Yaddo, an artist's community in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. He said he appreciated her talent right away.

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