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IU professor behind swordplay in Theatre and Drama production of 'The Three Musketeers'

Adam Noble Fight Rehearsals One of the techniques Adam Noble, an assistant professor of movement and combat in IU's Department of Theatre and Drama, employs to create an epic onstage sword fight is the CRAP method. CRAP stands for "cue," "reaction," "action" and "pose." Done in rapid succession, the series of movements create the illusion of violence for audience members but ensure the safety of those onstage.  Full Story

 New IU Center for Art and Design dedicated in Columbus

Indiana University Center for Art and Design

Indiana University's newly created Center for Art and Design-Columbus was dedicated Oct. 31 by IU President Michael A. McRobbie, the dean and faculty of the university's College of Arts and Sciences and Columbus, Ind., community leaders.

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 A Potpourri of the Arts in the African American Tradition: Celebrating the diversity of black music and dance

African American Dance Company

Indiana University's African American Arts Institute will present its annual "A Potpourri of Arts in the African American Tradition" concert on Saturday, Nov. 5, at 8 p.m. at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater in downtown Bloomington.

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 Uslan lecture headlined symposium, film series at IU Cinema

Michael Uslan

IU Cinema and the Department of Communication and Culture at Indiana University Bloomington explored the evolution of comics in film through "The Comic Book Rises: From Underdogs to Blockbusters" symposium and film series Oct. 27-29. The event featured a Thursday, Oct. 27, public lecture and book signing with movie producer and IU alumnus Michael Uslan. The lecture was followed by a screening of 2008's The Dark Knight.

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 Theater Northwest celebrates 50th anniversary with production of Reckless

Mark Baer

Theater Northwest, the performance company of the Indiana University Northwest Department of Performing Arts, will celebrate its 50th anniversary with its fall production, Reckless, Nov. 10-13.

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 IU conference, "Why We Sing," focuses on gospel music, includes a concert

Gospel Conference

A major academic conference on gospel music at IU on Saturday, Nov. 12, will feature eight musical icons as well as a performance by a large volunteer-based community choir at a historic Bloomington church.

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 Documentary film explores Middle East relations

Out of Cordoba

Filmmaker Jacob Bender's Out of Cordoba will be screened at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, at IU Cinema. The documentary film explores Jewish and Muslim relationships by examining the lives of two of the most important thinkers to emerge from medieval Spain: Averroes the Muslim, and his Jewish counterpart, Rabbi Moses Maimonides.

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Dennis James Halloween

The Oct. 20, 2011 issue of Live at IU featured a top story on a Halloween performance by IU alum and organist Dennis James at IU Auditorium. In addition were stories on Vintage Vault, the university's new line of clothing and accessories; IU Opera Theater's presentation of A View from the Bridge; IU Theatre's presentation of the Tony Award-nominated comedy In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; IUPUI alum Greg Oppman's animated short, Girlie Jar, being screened at the Heartland Film Festival; a new book about Distinguished Professor David Baker, written by jazz musician Monika Herzig; and the African Studies Program's 50-year anniversary.

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