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Master organist, IU alumnus Dennis James to accompany 'Phantom' silent film at IU Auditorium

Dennis James Halloween Indiana University alumnus Dennis James returns to Bloomington for his annual Halloween organ performance, this year accompanying the 1925 silent film The Phantom of the Opera Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m. Audience members who arrive by 7:05 p.m. are eligible to compete in the annual B97-sponsored costume contest with prizes that include vouchers to Paoli Peaks, tickets to the Indianapolis Zoo and gift certificates to Scotty's Brewhouse and Applebee's. James attended IU in the 1960s as a student in the Jacobs School of Music and began his annual Halloween organ performance at IU Auditorium five years ago. During the Vietnam War, James first played organ along to The Phantom of the Opera for fellow students at IU in 1969 to ease tensions on campus.  Full Story

 New book celebrates David Baker's career as jazz musician, composer and master teacher

Herzig and Baker

Jazz musician and IU Distinguished Professor David Baker has received just about every honor imaginable in his 60-year career as a jazz musician and educator. But never has he been the subject of a book -- until now. David Baker: A Legacy in Music, published by Indiana University Press, celebrates Baker's life and his work as a musician, composer, author, arts advocate and, especially, teacher and educator. An IU Press audio podcast of an interview with Baker and Herzig can be heard at

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 IU Opera Theater's 'A View from the Bridge' a glimpse into tragic desperation

A View from the Bridge Cast

Eddie Carbone has a problem: He likes his niece just a little too much. Thus the inner struggle begins for the protagonist in Indiana University Opera Theater's second production of the season, A View from the Bridge, by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer William Bolcom. Based on Arthur Miller's story of the same name, the production opens this weekend at the IU Jacobs School of Music's Musical Arts Center (Oct. 21-22) with additional performances Oct. 28-29.

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 IU Bloomington's African Studies Program celebrating its 50th anniversary this weekend

African Lens

The African Studies Program at Indiana University Bloomington is celebrating its 50th anniversary today through Saturday (Oct. 20-22) with a series of events that will include a photography exhibit, lectures and music.

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 Film by IUPUI Informatics alum screened at Heartland Film Festival in Indy

Girlie Jar

School of Informatics alum Greg Oppman's animated short, Girlie Jar, was recently named an official selection by the Heartland Film Festival. Using the 3D graphics, animation and digital storytelling skills he developed as a media arts and science student, Oppman's film tells the story of an army veteran father struggling to open a jar, only to find unexpected strength from his young daughter. "I could have told this story using live action and saved a lot of time," he said. "But the advantage of using computer animation was that I could exaggerate both the characters' proportions and the storyline to give an unexpected twist to a familiar situation."

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 IU Theatre comedy 'In the Next Room, or the vibrator play' examines a unique moment in history

In The Next Room

Indiana University Theatre's 2011-2012 season continues with a production of the Tony Award-nominated comedy In the Next Room, or the vibrator play, by award-winning playwright Sarah Ruhl. Opening night is Friday, Oct. 21, at 7:30 p.m. Set in 1875, the play unfolds during the early growth of residential electrical service and centers around the use of the vibrator -- which was then considered a medical device used by doctors to treat women with "hysteria."

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 IU goes vintage, unveils new merchandising collection

Vintage Vault

Indiana retail stores added some new merchandise -- and favorite old memories -- to their shelves last week (Oct. 14) with the launch of Indiana University's Limited First Edition of the IU Vintage Vault Collection. The new collection celebrates IU's rich history by unearthing art and designs from a different unique decade each year, beginning this year with the 1960s.

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The Oct. 6, 2011, issue of Live at IU featured stories on IU Theatre's opening season production of Hair; the IU Bloomington fall ballet; Paul Simon's performance at IU Auditorium; an IUAA Women's Philanthropy Conference at IUPUI; a sculpture by Herron School of Art and Design Alumnus Don Gummer installed by Gummer at Herron in honor of 9-11; a Jacobs School tribute to "tuba titan" Harvey Phillips; and a reading by author Alexandra Fuller, a guest of the IU Bloomington College Arts and Humanities Institute.

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