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Inaugural Indiana Festival Theatre launches summer season with Meredith Willson's 'The Music Man'

The Music Man IU's Department of Theatre and Drama launches its inaugural season of the Indiana Festival Theatre Friday, June 24, at the Ruth N. Halls Theatre with Meredith Willson's The Music Man, featuring actors from IU and the Bloomington community. One of the most beloved musicals of all time, The Music Man won six Tony Awards in 1958, beating productions such as West Side Story for Best Musical.  Full Story

 IU Auditorium 2011-2012 season features Jon Stewart, Bernadette Peters, top Broadway shows and more

Jon Stewart

Indiana University Auditorium's 2011-2012 season includes the most in-demand touring Broadway shows, classical and contemporary musical performances, dance, comedy and holiday traditions. The season begins in September and continues through April, with performances by Tony Award-winning actress Bernadette Peters, a rare stand-up comedy appearance by Jon Stewart of "The Daily Show," the family-friendly Broadway show Shrek the Musical and the comedic genius of Mel Brooks' musical Young Frankenstein.

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 'Forever Free: Celebrating Our Freedom, Renewing Our Strength,' theme of IU's Juneteenth celebration

Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center

"Forever Free: Celebrating Our Freedom, Renewing Our Strength," is the theme of the 13th Annual Juneteenth Freedom Celebration sponsored by the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center at Indiana University Bloomington.

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 RiverFest 2011

RiverFest 2011

Indiana University-Purdue University (IPFW) will host RiverFest 2011 on Saturday, June 25, with family friendly entertainment that includes art, music, history, sports, games, water activities and an evening fireworks display. Sponsored by Steel Dynamics, the day of festivities will celebrate Fort Wayne's rivers, one of the area's most prominent natural resources.

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 'Make Love, Not War' -- IU Theatre announces 2011-2012 season, opening with 'Hair'


The Indiana University Department of Theatre and Drama announces its upcoming 2011-2012 season at the Lee Norvelle Theatre and Drama Center. Themed "Make Love, Not War," the season presents a series of plays and musicals that explore notions of war and peace, desire and ambition, oppression and liberation and love and sex. The fall semester opens in October with Hair, the original rock musical by Galt MacDermot depicting the hippie counter-culture and sexual revolution of the 1960s.

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 National composer awards go to five IU Jacobs School of Music students and alumni

BMI 2011 Winners

Two Indiana University Jacobs School of Music composition students, two alumni and one incoming student have been named winners in the 59th Annual BMI Student Composer Awards competition. The Jacobs-affiliated contingent captured five of the total 11 awards that went to young classical composers ranging in age from 14 to 27.

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 Jazz pianist's recording project 'adds value' with CD, DVD combination

Herzig CD

Jazz pianist and IU Bloomington arts-management lecturer Monika Herzig continually goes the extra mile to develop an audience for her music through touring, recording and outreach. Her most recent project, Come with Me, includes not only a CD with 10 cuts recorded by Herzig and her band, but also a DVD featuring a professionally produced, 25-minute documentary film about the pianist and her music.

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Summer Festival of the Arts

The May 19, 2011 issue of Live at IU featured a top story on IU Bloomington's new Summer Festival of the Arts. In addition were stories on IU Ruth Halls and Distinguished Professor Emerita Susan Gubar's admission to the prestigious American Philosophical Society; the interactive multidisciplinary work PASSION with Tropes, by Jacobs School of Music composer Don Freund; recent IU grauduate Isak Osagyefo Nti Asare's Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship; jazz musician and Jacobs School alum David Sterner on his new CD; Indiana's new poet laureate, IUPUI professor Karen Kovacik; and a Q-and-A with Rick Desloge, a graduate of the Theatre and Drama program now on the touring cast of Wicked.

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