Sept. 11, 2001, was equivalent to memories of Pearl Harbor and memories of the assassination of JFK. It was the MTV generation's shocking awakening to the world. In the year since the occurrence of Sept. 11, an event unmistakably scarring the minds and hearts of people around the world, several songs have become anthems capturing the emotions describing what we saw, as a collective mind, first hand.
VIENNA, Austria -- Sergei Dreznin knows it's risky to debut a musical about Sept. 11 on the anniversary of the attacks. However, Dreznin, a Moscow-born composer who lives in New York City, says he couldn't resist capturing how the spirit of New York has endured. He felt compelled as an artist, he says, "to tell the most important story that could possibly be told."
NEW YORK -- In the center of Times Square people wait in a line that snakes as far as the eye can see, all in the hopes of purchasing inexpensive tickets to Broadway productions. The people waiting patiently are surrounded on all sides by promoters selling their show, vying for the crowd's attention with statements promising more than the last.
Sometimes all you need is a study break. Starbucks, Soma, Copper Cup, Borders and Barnes and Noble are all excellent study breaks, friendly hang out spots and a good place to go on either a hot summer day, or a cold winter night. Even the Hoosier Café offers Starbucks coffee where students find themselves studying, eating or just chilling with their friends. Students can either curl up in a comfortable chair and read a book, or write a paper on a table that looks like a chessboard.
In anticipation of the first anniversary of Sept. 11, the John Waldron Arts center launched its newest exhibit Friday, Sept. 6, entitled "One World View." The display showcased artistic representations by Indiana residents of the attacks.
NEW YORK -- Wall Street and Madison Avenue never cross -- in New York City, it's geographically impossible. On television, however, the two boulevards intersect constantly, and the result can sometimes be a rubberneck's delight.
"All Sorts of Trouble for the Boy in the Bubble…auditions today, performance tonight!" These flyers have been seen on campus in previous years, but people do not know exactly what this means. What is the "Boy in the Bubble," and what is it all about?
NEW YORK -- Kelly Clarkson, a cocktail waitress from Texas whose signature song was Aretha Franklin's "Respect," was judged America's next pop star Wednesday by the viewers of "American Idol."
VENICE, Italy -- The Vatican newspaper denounced a film at the Venice Film Festival that recounts the story of an abusive Catholic convent, calling "The Magdalene Sisters" an "angry and rancorous provocation."
The message behind Sunni M. Fass's upcoming exhibition is that successful communication requires a shared knowledge of culture, and this shared knowledge comes from an understanding of nonverbal communication in the forms of dress and adornment.
NEW YORK -- Calling the arts "a highway into the soul of the people," playwright Arthur Miller accepted an international prize, an honor deferred once by Sept. 11 and a second time by the illness of his late wife. A six-nation panel of advisers gave Miller its Praemium Imperiale prize Tuesday to honor a body of work that has spanned more than half a century and that includes "Death of a Salesman" and "The Crucible," both standards of American theater. The panel was to announce the award last Sept. 14 in France but canceled after the September terrorist attacks. Miller missed the October award ceremony in Tokyo because of the sudden illness of his wife, photographer Inge Morath, who later died.
Most students and alumni of IU and residents of Bloomington are familiar with the IU Auditorium. Since 1941, the auditorium has been a top venue for concerts, comedians, IU student events, Broadway shows and big name entertainers. The auditorium was originally made possible by state funding, and a Federal Works Agency project at the request of making the IU campus a facility capable of supporting the greatest entertainment the world has to offer. With the reputation that the auditorium has gained through the years, the auditorium needs to be run professionally. Doug Booher, auditorium director, works with the staff to provide the best possible arts and entertainment events for students, faculty, staff and the community.
Every Thursday since 1989, Bloomington residents and IU students have been able to hear original jazz and favorite standards from Bear's Place house band, Jazz Fables. Tonight the group will be celebrating its 25th anniversary (13th at Bear's) of playing together and presenting jazz to the community during a no-smoking concert. The group consists of founder David Miller (trumpet), Tom Walsh (tenor saxophone), Luke Gillespie (piano), Steve Houghton (drums), Bruce Bransby (double bass), Lida Baker (flute) and special guest David Baker (cello), an IU School of Music professor. "David Miller's Jazz Fables has meant a great deal to the jazz scene in Bloomington," pianist Luke Gillespie said. "Miller has been a constant supporter and promoter of jazz music over the years, and his Jazz Fables performances with many visiting jazz artists, especially at Bear's Place, have helped to expose jazz to a wider audience, including students, faculty and the extended Bloomington community."
LOS ANGELES — The Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association received a record $58.3 million in nationwide pledges through Monday, a telethon spokesman said. The 76-year-old Lewis, his face and body bloated and puffy due to steroid medication he takes for pulmonary fibrosis, was assisted during the 21 1/2 -hour fund-raiser by co-hosts that included Ed McMahon, comedians Wayne Brady and Norm Crosby, and performers Charo and Andy Williams.
SAN FRANCISCO -- A Delaware bankruptcy judge Tuesday blocked the sale of Napster to its chief investor, Bertelsmann AG, killing a deal that might have revived the song-swapping service as a legitimate business. Judge Peter J. Walsh issued the ruling in Wilmington, Del. Bertelsmann had sought to purchase the remains of the defunct Napster network for an additional $8 million after sinking $85 million into the company to keep it afloat. Napster has been off line for more than a year.
LOS ANGELES — British director J. Lee Thompson, whose more than 50 films included the original "Cape Fear," "The Guns of Navarone," "Planet of the Apes" sequels and nine Charles Bronson movies, has died. He was 88. Thompson, who spent summers in Canada, died Friday of congestive heart failure in Sooke, British Columbia, publicist Robert Rooney said Monday. "He was a very large directorial presence," said co-producer Pancho Kohner. "He was a gentleman and such a pleasure to work with. Everyone who worked with him once wanted to work with him again and again." Kohner collaborated with Thompson to make Bronson action films including "St. Ives," "10 to Midnight," "Messenger of Death," "White Buffalo" and what became Thompson's last film, "Kinjite," in 1989. Thompson also worked several times with Gregory Peck, including 1962's "Cape Fear," with Anthony Quinn, "The Greek Tycoon" released in 1978, with Yul Brynner in "Taras Bulba" in 1962 and again the next year in "Kings of the Sun."
MOSCOW — 'N Sync singer Lance Bass was asked to leave Russia's cosmonaut training program because his sponsors didn't come up with the $20 million for a trip to the International Space Station, a Russian space official said Tuesday. Sergei Gorbunov, spokes-man for the Russian Space Agency, said the Russians negotiated with Bass "in good faith," but "his sponsors didn't fulfill the conditions of the contract and we never received the money."