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IU alumnus blogs about fashion world as 'Grungy Gentleman'

Grungy Gentleman Indiana University alumnus Jace Lipstein was working as a paralegal at a big-name Manhattan law firm when he popped into Barney's one afternoon, looking for a new shirt to wear to his birthday party. A chance conversation with a designer led him to begin blogging about fashion as the "Grungy Gentleman," the tagline he came up with to describe his own sartorial splendor. Now, in addition to maintaing his online presence, he's contributed to industry heavy-hitters GQ and Esquire and designed a collection for Dickies.  Full Story

 'Shrek the Musical' making debut appearance at IU Auditorium


Shrek the Musical, a family-friendly musical featuring comedic dialogue and catchy tunes, will perform its final show today, Nov. 17, at 7:30 p.m. at IU Auditorium. An entirely new musical that opened on Broadway in December 2009, the show is based on the story and characters from William Steig's book Shrek!, as well as the DreamWorks Animation film Shrek, the first chapter of the movie series.

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 IU East, Richmond High School class form partnership to construct 'Hollywood Squares' game set

Hollywood Squares

Life was full of X's and O's recently for members of a Richmond High School class, who gained hands-on construction experience by replicating a Hollywood Squares set at Indiana University East. Brad Walton's building construction class partnered with the campus to help build the well-known television game show set for an event during its annual Guidance Counselors' Breakfast, held Nov. 3.

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 IU Dance Marathon raises $1.8 million for Riley Hospital for Children

Dance Marathon 2011

This year's Indiana University Dance Marathon, held Nov. 4 to 6, raised $1,801,207.20. That's more than the $1.6 million raised last year and represents the total raised at all events held throughout the year, including funds raised by similar dance marathons at partner high schools in the area. IU Dance Marathon began in 1991 in honor of Ryan White, an AIDS activist and Riley Hospital for Children patient who died of AIDS.

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 'Funny or Die' producer, IU alumnus speaks at screening of new film

Mike Farah

Indiana University alumnus Mike Farah was back in B-town Nov. 13, when he spoke at IU Cinema about his role producing videos for Funny or Die, the comedy website founded by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, and screened Answer This!, a film he produced based on the pub trivia scene at the University of MIchigan.

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 Juan Cole speaks at IU Art Museum in conjunction with Iranian poster art exhibit

Poster Exhibit

Middle East relations expert Juan Cole presented a free lecture, "Iran and the Challenge of the Arab Spring," Nov. 16 at the Indiana University Art Museum. Cole's lecture was held in conjunction with the IU Art Museum's special exhibition, "The Graphics of Revolution and War: Iranian Poster Arts," on view through Dec. 18.

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 IU Opera Theater presents encore performances of 'La Bohème'

The grandeur of 19th-century Paris will be on display when Indiana University Opera Theater raises the curtain on its production of Giacomo Puccini's La Bohème at Bloomington's Musical Arts Center at 8 p.m. Nov. 18 and 19.

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Adam Noble Fight Rehearsals

The Nov. 3, 2011, issue of Live at IU featured a top story about Adam Noble, a professor in IU's Theatre and Drama Department, who choreographed the fight scenes for The Three Musketeers. In addition were stories about the dedication of a new Center for Art and Design in Columbus; a documentary film about Middle East relations at the IU Cinema; Theater Northwest's anniversary; IU alumnus Michael Uslan headlining a film symposium; an IU conference about the power of music; and a night of dance from IU's African American Arts Institute.

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