\"You must have chaos within, to create the dancing star." - Friedrich Nietzsche When Jan Susina read that quote as a student at Samford University 25 years ago, he knew he had the title for a literary magazine. First, he needed an environment that would foster that kind of creative project.
Ekoostik Hookah will bring its jams to the Buskirk-Chumley Theatre, 114 E. Kirkwood Ave., at 9 p.m. today. Ekoostik Hookah, a sextet from Columbus, Ohio, is usually categorized as a jam band. But percussionist John Polansky, who joined the band about two years ago, said he finds it difficult to classify Hookah in any genre.
The Grateful Dead. Phish. The Allman Brothers. Such bands have gained cult followings by following their improvisational muses, taking their tunes wherever their fingers might lead. Straight from Athens, Ga., Widespread Panic is no exception.
The Buskirk-Chumley Theatre is deeply in the red. But things seem to be on the upswing. The publicly funded Indiana Arts Commission has extended $68,000 in grant money it had previously withheld, citing the absence of a financial plan. The money will cover operating expenses.
He went to Los Angeles wanting to be a DJ. He never got the job. Instead, he became a writer for the critically acclaimed show "MASH." John Rappaport, an IU graduate, talked to a sociology class Friday about his career in the media. He joked with students and talked about his memories.
Auer Hall was near capacity Thursday night for its performance of medieval music sponsored by the music school. But this time, much of the audience might not have recognized the instruments or the lyrics.
The critically acclaimed "Life During Wartime" draws as much from Dostoevsky as from Swift. "In the roughly five years since Keith Reddin began spending more time writing than acting, he has produced a steady stream of black comedies about the underground of corruption, political and moral, that lurks just beneath the slick sitcom surface of American life," wrote Frank Rich of the New York Times after the play's 1991 off-broadway opening. "'Life During Wartime' is an archetypal sample of its author's works."
Norma Desmond, Joseph, Grizabella, Evita, the Phantom and Christine Daae. These and more captivating characters were created by the influence of one man's music. "The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber" will bring these characters to life at 8 p.m. tonight at the IU Auditorium.
In the 12 years since her breakthrough album Tell it to My Heart skyrocketed Taylor Dayne to pop music stardom, she has parlayed her talents into acting and business ventures, garnered recognition from her peers and performed at sold-out concerts around the globe.
Chicago -- One hundred five feature films from 31 countries screened in two weeks. This is the insane reality of the oldest competitive international film festival in North America -- the Chicago International Film Festival. Its 36th incarnation began with a jam-packed Chicago Theatre applauding the American premiere of Robert Altman's "Dr. T & the Women, " starring Richard Gere, Oct. 6 and concluded Oct. 8.
Although I am a college student with more than just movies on my mind and no transportation at my fingertips, I had the opportunity to attend the opening weekend of the 36th Chicago International Film Festival, Oct. 5-8. During these four days, I saw 13 movies, shook hands with some of the best directing talent and had a crash course in the world of big league film criticism. The following is my account of this overwhelming celluloid experience.
Union Board's annual Live From Bloomington project will take musical submissions until 5 p.m. Friday. Applications are available in the Union Board office and at the Indiana Memorial Union activities desk. Completed forms should be submitted at the activities desk.
"Who let the dogs out? Woof, woof, woof, woof." -- Baha Men, "Who Let the Dogs Out?" Who let the dogs out? Who wrote this stupid song? Why do the radio and television stations play it? Why does anyone like it? Why does this song get voted onto TRL? Why am I tempted to whack my television with a baseball bat whenever that video comes on?
It's midterm week at IU. But if anyone went to the IU Auditorium Sunday night stressed about grades or exams, they didn't leave feeling the same way. They heeded Wyclef's words of wisdom. It doesn't matter. Union Board brought MTV's Campus Invasion Tour to Bloomington, showcasing Black-Eyed Peas, De La Soul and Wyclef Jean. Black-Eyed Peas kicked off the show with a high-energy, bass-bumping set. The group opened their set with "Bringin' It Back," instantly getting the crowd on their feet.
Bonnie Raitt, one of the music world's most enduring performers, brings her silky syncopations to the IU Auditorium tonight on her most recent concert tour. Raitt, who has been touring in support of her most recent album for more than two years, has been reaching out to new music lovers at smaller venues such as the Auditorium, as well as playing bigger halls to satisfy her most diehard fans.