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Tax Day tea date: Hundreds gather to protest paying taxes

It is a hot day in front of Bloomington’s city hall as dozens of American flags wave and snap. It is April 15, Tax Day, and the protesters are out in force.

Steve Westrich jokes with a customer Wednesday at the Bishop bar. Westrich founded the beer-only bar and music venue in 2009.

The Bishop owner creates home for local music

The Bishop is empty. Music on an old radio plays from the back room and is drowned out as “Sanford and Son” manage their junkyard on a TV set. A few album covers hang above booths with black vinyl seats. 

'Guitar Idol' takes stage

Guitarists from around Bloomington competed in the fourth-annual Hoosier Guitar Idol Monday at Max’s Place. The event, organized by The Business Careers in Entertainment Club, began as a benefit for the Bloomington Hospital emergency room.

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Gail Hale and Merridee LaMantia watch Elizabeth Lyndsey give a talk on Polynesian explorers Tuesday at the Neal Marshall Black Culture Center. Lyndsey's talk was a part of a series of internet broadcast lectures at the Center.

Fear of a Bleak Planet

Langston Wilkins, Dr. Cheryl Keyes ad Dr. Fernando Orejuela discuss hip-hop and the messages it conveys at the Fear of a Bleak Planet talk Monday at the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center. Fear of a Bleak Planet is part of Themester, a semester long series of events based on educating students about sustainability.


Habitat for Humanity volunteers fasten siding to Trish Vosekas' new home Wednesday in the Memorial Stadium parking lot. Volunteers included Kelly students as well as regular Habitat for Humanity staff.


Trish Vosekas looks into her new home Wednesday in the Memorial Stadium parking lot. Kelly School of Business students worked with the Monroe County Habitat for Humanity staff to build the new home.

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