PARK CITY, Utah -- HBO and Showtime are going indie. The premium-cable channels have emerged as important nurturers of independent film, securing a major presence at the Sundance Film Festival.
If you have ever studied jazz music, it's likely you have come across the name: The Lynne Arriale trio. The trio will be performing Feb. 1, 8 p.m., at the John Waldron Arts Center. With a master in classic piano performance from the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, Lynne Arriale has been studying piano for 30 years and studying jazz for 15. Arriale was playing by ear and making up melodies at age three. In 1993 she won the International Great American Jazz Piano Competition in Jacksonville, Florida. She has also performed in concert and on National Public Radio's "Piano Jazz" with legend Marian Mc Partland.
"Mold" and "delicious" are rarely used in the same sentence. In an age of anti-bacterial obsession, blue cheese is the delightful exception. Hardcore blue cheese afficionados think that Swiss, Cheddar and Jack cheeses are for wimps -- if the cheese cannot be smelled from ten feet away, forget it.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- "A Beautiful Mind" was named best drama, and its star, Russell Crowe, won the top dramatic actor trophy as the Golden Globes rewarded stories of love under the duress of madness, despair and illness. "A Beautiful Mind" collected a leading four Globes Sunday night and was followed by triple-winner "Moulin Rouge," which was awarded the Globe for best musical or comedy and earned a best actress honor for Nicole Kidman.
NEW YORK -- Multiplatinum singer Michael Jackson, already feuding with his record company, charged Saturday that the recording industry was a racist conspiracy that turns profits at the expense of performers -- particularly minority artists. "The recording companies really, really do conspire against the artists -- they steal, they cheat, they do everything they can,'' Jackson said in a rare public appearance. "(Especially) against the black artists."
A dark-haired man in a worn-in Grateful Dead T-shirt sits on a blanket, bobbing his dreadlocked head up and down to the beat provided by Blue Moon Revue. To his right, an older, slightly balding man stands, gently tapping his foot to the music. To his left, two golden retrievers chase each other around in circles, eventually running after a young barefoot girl, her long brown hair windblown over her smiling face. Below her, the green grass blew in the wind while the blue but cloudy sky illuminates all of Dunn Meadow Saturday for this year's Calmfest.
The season of "Magic, Mystery and Mayhem" at the IU Opera Theater will close with the April 6, 7, 13 and 14 run of Leonard Bernstein's "Candide." Despite war, separation from loved ones and even a shipwreck, the title character remains optimistic as he learns valuable life lessons.
The IDS has long been dedicated to bringing its readership tough-as-nails, hard-hitting arts and culture coverage. It was in that noble spirit -- certainly not the spirit of idle Internet-surfing spurred on by boredom -- that I visited the promotional Web site of "A.I." "A.I.," a widely lauded futuristic rumination on what it means to be human, rose to the top of the box office in its opening weekend and has since sank like a stone. It is thus, officially, the first Steven Spielberg picture loved by the critics and loathed by moviegoers.
After the Thomas Hart Benton murals were displayed at the 1933 Chicago World's Fair, they sat forgotten in a barn until Herman B Wells rescued them. They now adorn the walls of several campus buildings, including the IU Auditorium.
Jerry Lewis raises record $56.8M LOS ANGELES -- Jerry Lewis, headlining his 36th annual Muscular Dystrophy Association Telethon, raised a record $56.8 million to fight neuromuscular diseases. The telethon, originating from CBS Television City in Hollywood, was broadcast for 21 1/2 hours on about 200 TV stations around the country during the Labor Day weekend. As usual, the variety show featured celebrity co-hosts, including Ed McMahon, Norm Crosby and Casey Kasem.
Helen Sarah Walker will be honored March 30 in a musical tribute by her friends and peers, the University Players. Walker, who had just completed her junior year at IU, was killed in an automobile accident last May.
Despite the predictions of inclement weather Friday night, The Brotherly Love tour's stop at Verizon Wireless Music Center, featuring the Black Crowes and Oasis, went off without a hitch and without the rain. The nearly four-hour long concert flowed smoothly, and there was hardly any wait between the bands' sets.
When viewing a theater piece of any kind that has multiple casts, one must always be conscious of separating the production from the piece from the performers. Yet, at the same time, a show also must include those three aspects without distinction. When one falters, all falter.
A farcical romp through a storybook Naples awaits audiences at "Scapino! A Long way off Moliere" this weekend. A comedy of love, "Scapino!" is based on the 1671 Moliere production "Les Fourberies de Scapin." Adapted in 1975 by Frank Dunlop and Jim Dale, "Scapino!" tells the tale of two wealthy young Italian men who have fallen madly in love with women whom their fathers would never allow them to marry. To solve their heartache, the two enlist the aide of the witty servant Scapino.
Sweet, ripe and naked -- that's how most people go for strawberries. Their juicy succulent flesh, curvaceous shape and seductive aroma are irresistible unadorned, but coupled with a warm buttery biscuit and crowned with a dollop of whipped cream? Ambrosia.