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Ryan Dorgan

Umphrey's still pleasing

An evening with South Bend’s hometown heroes Umphrey’s McGee is always guaranteed to be quite a treat. Throw in instrumental-groove powerhouse Sound Tribe Sector 9, a beautiful forecast and a phenomenal outdoor venue nestled along the White River and suddenly nothing else seems to matter.

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Volcano Lotus drummer Ben Calabrese performs at the Bloomington Battle of the Bands quarterfinals July 10, 2011, at The Bluebird. Applications for this year's Battle of the Bands at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater are open until April 16.

Elinor Ostrom, a 2009 Nobel Prize winner and former IU professor, will be honored with the first statue of a woman on IU-Bloomington’s campus. The statue will be unveiled Thursday.

Lotus World Music and Arts Festival

Los de Abajo's horn section sings background vocals in the Mallor Clendening Grodner & Bohrer tent between Grant and Lincoln streets. The political band got their name from a Mariano Azuela novel of the same name about the Mexican Revolution.

2011 Lotus Fest

Yara Castellanos Diaz performs with the Creole Choir of Cuba on Friday at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. The group of 10 Haitian descendents formed in 1994 in Camagüey, Cuba, and is currently on their first major United States tour, with 30 performances in 21 cities across the country.

Holi celebration

Students and community members celebrated Holi, a Hindu festival welcoming the beginning of Spring, on Friday, March 25, 2011 in Dunn Meadow. Known as the Hindu 'Festival of Colors,' devotees traditionally cover eachother with crushed and dyed rose petals which are meant to equalize all people despite their social status or gender.

Coach McCool

McCool and team president John Shean glance at their watches as the Cutters catch their breath following the team's first full-contact practice at Bloomington South. “This is becoming our core group. Men, you gotta get that intensity up,” McCool says. “You think the Kentucky Xtreme are gonna take it easy on us?”

Coach McCool

"Ever seen somebody holding a live frag grenade?" Sgt. McCool asked. "Here you go. That's Iraq." In his nine years, five months and five days enlisted in the Army, Sgt. McCool deployed to Kosovo once and to Iraq twice - first during the Battle of Fallujah and next to Baghdad. Now a student at Indiana University, McCool has assumed the role of head coach for the Indiana Cutters semi-pro football team, furthering his love for a sport he enjoyed playing before the war.

Coach McCool

McCool surveys his team as the first Cutters camp nears two hours of grueling conditioning and running drills. He looks around at his men. "We got a couple of studs that'll do alright, but for some it's a reality check that 'I'm not in shape,'" he said. "We’re getting down to business. What that means, guys, is when you come to practice, you’re ready to work, ok? Don’t hang out, don’t sit on the side, don’t get some shade. Work. That’s what we’re here for."

Coach McCool

McCool gives instructions to his captain Nick Land during the Cutters' first camp. Land's hamstring problems prevented him from rigorous directional running drills this early in the season. "Gotta be doing something, coach," Land says as McCool approaches. "That's right," McCool replies. "Good man."

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