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Events at Indiana University

15th Annual Mid-America Guitar Ensemble Festival
March 23-25, various times, IPFW, Fort Wayne -- Opportunities abound for everyone this weekend to listen to a wide variety of guitar repertoire as schools from all of Mid-America converge to participate in this popular and exciting festival, hosted this year by IPFW. The internationally renowned Minneapolis Guitar Quartet will perform March 24 at 8 p.m. bracketed by university guitar ensembles performing March 23 at 8 p.m. and March 25, at 1 p.m. On Sunday the festival will conclude with the Festival Guitar Orchestra performing Henry Brant's "Rosewood" with more than 100 guitarists in the orchestra. For more information and for ticket prices, visit:

The Efroymson Contemporary Arts Fellow Exhibition
Now through March 24, Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, Indianapolis -- The Efroymson Contemporary Arts Fellows exhibition, at the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art (iMOCA), celebrates the work of 10 local, contemporary artists, all of whom are Herron School of Art and Design faculty, staff or alumni. Recipients of the Efroymson Contemporary Arts $20,000 Fellowships include 2004 fellows Gregory Hull, Linda Adele Goodine, Eric Nordgulen, Marc Jacobson and David Russick. 2005 fellows are Katrin Asbury, Stuart Hyatt, Emily Kennerk, Brian Myers and Jamie Pawlus. For more information, visit

Ed Paschke painting

A painting by artist Ed Paschke.

Ed Paschke Nonplussed: Paintings 1967-2000
Now-April 29, Herron School of Art and Design, IUPUI, Indianapolis -- The public opening for this exhibit will be March 9 from 5 to 8 p.m. Ed Paschke (1939-2004) created images that focused on American celebrity and history, while he explored issues of identity, race and fame. Paschke's unique, unforgettable images were heavily influenced by the Pop artists of the 1960's. This exhibition will compliment the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art's "Pop Goes the West," a celebration of the great American Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein and his American Indian Encounters series (on view through April 15). For more information, visit

New Basketball Hall of Famer Landon Turner speaks at IU Kokomo March 22

Landon Turner

Landon Turner

March 22, 7 p.m., Kresge Auditorium, IU Kokomo -- One day after his induction into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame, Landon Turner will speak at Indiana University Kokomo. The public is invited to meet Turner and hear his talk, which is free and open to the public. Following his talk, Turner will sign copies of his book, Landon Turner's Tales from the 1980-'81 Indiana Hoosiers. Turner is one of 14 named to the 2007 men's induction class of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame. A two-time All-State player at Tech High School in Indianapolis, Turner starred as a freshman when Indiana University won the 1979 National Invitational Tournament. He and fellow new inductee Randy Wittman were IU teammates when the Hoosiers won the National Collegiate Athletic Association championship in 1981. Four months after that career highlight, Turner was paralyzed for life in an auto accident. Turner's Indiana coach, Bob Knight, coordinated efforts to help pay Turner's massive bills. Turner has taken it from there, by finding new mobility with a wheelchair and becoming a motivational speaker, who advocates winning attitudes for life. Turner comes to IU Kokomo as part of the Disabilities Awareness Month activities. The campus' University Division office, which provides disability services for students, is coordinating events under the slogan "Make Room for Everyone." Current members of the IU Alumni Association are invited to a reception with Turner on March 22. RSVPs are required; e-mail to or call 765-455-9411. More information can be found also at:

After Hours in the Union
March 23, 9 p.m. to midnight, IU Memorial Union, Bloomington -- Union Board presents After Hours in the Union, which is free to all Indiana University students and the Bloomington community. Union Board is opening the Bowling Alley, Commons and Market to bring a wide array of activities that will attract a diverse group of students. Activities will include free bowling and billiards, karaoke, cards, speed dating and a tarot card reader. Also, the Union Board Films committee will add to the event with its weekly film screening. Rocky Balboa will be shown at 8 and 11 p.m. and free snacks will be provided. The Live From Bloomington committee will be providing live entertainment starting at 9 p.m. featuring the bands, husband&wife and Rodeo Ruby Love. The Indiana Memorial Union Board has brought thousands of programs to the IU community since its inception in 1909. Union Board is comprised of 16 student and four non-student directors responsible for campus programming that entertains and educates the IU community. For more information about Union Board, call 812-855-4682 or e-mail

March 23 and 24, 8 p.m. with a 2 p.m. matinee on the 24th, Musical Arts Center, Bloomington -- Indiana University Ballet Theater's world premiere production of the classic Cinderella returns for an encore. The performances will feature the choreography, sets and costumes that debuted in 2005 to accompany Sergei Prokofiev's sumptuous score. A matinee has been added, by popular demand! For more information, go to:

Aladdin and the Magic Lamp
March 24-25, 2:30 p.m., Tamarack Hall Theatre, IU Northwest, Gary -- Theatre Northwest will present the Theatre for Youth Production Aladdin and the Magic Lamp, directed by Associate Professor Jerry Taylor. Taylor brings this timeless tale to the stage in all its enchanting glory, complete with flying carpets, dancing genies, a dastardly villain, a princess with attitude and a courageous young man who finds a grand adventure and much more when he stumbles upon the magical lamp of the title. Tickets cost $10 each. For more information or to make reservations, contact the Department of Performing Arts at 219-980-6810.

Indiana Memorial Union Board presents the 2000 Disney American Teacher of the Year, Ron Clark
March 27, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Alumni Hall of the Indiana Memorial Union, Bloomington -- The 2000 Disney American Teacher of the Year, Ron Clark, will give a leccture that is free to all students and members of the Bloomington community. Clark, also known as "America's Educator," is an inspirational speaker and award winning teacher lecturing on opportunities for low-income families and the importance of travel in curriculum. His lecture will prove to be entertaining and educational, emphasizing diversity and opportunity to educate the future leaders of America. Clark is also the author of the New York Times Bestseller, The Essential 55, and the founder of The Ron Clark Academy which aims to serve low-wealth students in Atlanta, Ga. Following the lecture there will be a question and answer session and a book signing. Co-sponsors of the event include the Wells Scholars programs and Collins Community Council. The Indiana Memorial Union Board has brought thousands of programs to the IU community since its inception in 1909. Union Board is comprised of 16 student and four non-student directors responsible for campus programming that entertains and educates the IU community. The Indiana Memorial Union Board offices are located in room 270 of the Student Activities Tower in the Indiana Memorial Union. For more information about Union Board, call (812) 855-4682 or email

Christopher O'Riley to perform March 27, 8 p.m., IU Auditorium, Bloomington -- From his groundbreaking transcriptions of the British rock band Radiohead to his unforgettably sublime classical interpretations, pianist Christopher O'Riley has redefined the possibilities of classical music. As host of the most popular classical music radio show, NPR's From the Top, O'Riley performs with brilliant young musicians, demonstrating to audiences, with humor and a lack of pretense, that these young artists are as diverse in their personal lives as they are in their music-making. An interpreter of some of the most important contemporary music of our time, O'Riley lives by the Duke Ellington adage, "there are only two kinds of music, good music and bad." His first recordings of Radiohead transcriptions, True Love Waits, received four stars from Rolling Stone and was as critically acclaimed as it was commercially successful. Just as his contemporary recordings have created extraordinary buzz, so have his performances in traditional classical context. Join us for O'Riley's innovative recital featuring the works of Shostakovich and Radiohead. For information on tickets, go to

Live From Bloomington's 22nd Annual Club Night 2007
April 5 and 6, 9 p.m., multiple venues, Bloomington -- Union Board presents Club Night, an annual charity event, that supports local music but also helps fight against hunger in Monroe County. This year, Bloomington is celebrating the 21st birthday of the event which has raised thousands of pounds of food for Hoosier Hills Food Bank. Admission is granted with $3 and 2 canned goods, or with a $5 donation. Admission is a one-time fee and will admit you to all other participating venues. Club Night is a multi-venue benefit concert to help the impoverished population of Bloomington. The night will feature 19 local bands at five local stages. All 19 bands will be performing on April 5 at Max's Place, Blue Bird, Uncle Festers and Jake's. On April 6, there will be a special set at Landlocked and at Rhino's, an all ages venue, with select acts to be announced. Attendees will be able to purchase a compilation CD featuring all of the bands performing at Club Night, as well as T-shirts from the event. The bands performing are as follows (in no particular order):

  • Alexander The Great
  • BIGBIGcar
  • Husband & Wife
  • Prizzy Prizzy Please
  • Totally Michael
  • Trio In Stereo
  • The Delicious
  • Kentucky Nightmare
  • Butterfly Toungz
  • (x) tet
  • The Alarmists
  • Alex M. Clark
  • Ali One
  • e.p. hall
  • Push-Pull
  • Muzaic
  • Sprickets
  • 2 Mics & A Kit
  • The Giggles

For more information about Union Board, call 812-855-4682 or e-mail

Native Hoosier writer Dan Wakefield to visit IU East
March 29 and March 30, various times and locations, Richmond -- The Division of Humanities and Fine Arts at Indiana University East and Earlham School of Religion is pleased to announce that writer Dan Wakefield, an Indiana native, will be at IU East in Richmond to give workshops and a reading. He will offer a series of writing workshops and give a reading from his work. On Friday, March 30, from 1:30 to 4p.m. in Whitewater Hall, room 132 on the IU East campus, Wakefield will screen New York in the Fifties, a film based on his memoir of the same name. He will then lead a question and answer period following the film. Also on Friday at 7 p.m. in Vivian Auditorium on the IU East campus, Wakefield will read from his book Returning: A Spiritual Journey. All events are free and open to the public. Wakefield is a novelist, journalist and screenwriter whose best-selling novels Going All the Way and Starting Over were produced as feature films; he also created the NBC prime time TV series, James at 15. A documentary film has also been produced based on his memoir New York in the Fifties. Wakefield's nonfiction books on spirituality include, Returning: A Spiritual Journey, Creating from the Spirit, The Story of Your Life: Writing a Spiritual Autobiography, Expect a Miracle, and How Do We Know When It's God?: A Spiritual Memoir. Wakefield has been the recipient of a Neiman Fellowship in Journalism, the Bernard DeVoto Fellowship to the Breadloaf Conference, a Rockefeller Grant for Creative Writing, and an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. He has taught in the writing programs at Boston University, the University of Massachusetts at Boston, Emerson College, The Iowa Writers Workshop and is presently Writer in Residence at Florida International University in Miami. Born in Indianapolis, Wakefield began his writing career as a columnist of his high school newspaper.

Priam's Gold: The Straightforward Story of a Controversial Treasure
March 29, 7:30-8:30 p.m., School of Fine Arts 015, Bloomington -- This lecture unravels the extraordinary story of Heinrich Schliemann's Troy Treasures, including the famous Priam's Treasure. The collection disappeared from the Berlin Museum at the end of World War II and for decades its location was a mystery---until 1993, when the treasure was uncovered in Russia. The lecturer, Donald Easton, is one of few modern scholars to have handled the material. For more information, visit

Special Performance: A Master Griot from Senegal
March 29, 4:30-5:00 p.m., Indiana University Art Museum, Special Exhibitions Gallery, first floor, Bloomington -- In conjunction with the symposium "Literature and the Arts in Senegal I: Birago Diop and Léopold Sédar Senghor, Then and Now," which is taking place at IU March 29-31, Amadou Kouyate, master griot, will perform music from Senegal on the kora, a 21-stringed instrument played by Mande people in West Africa. The performance is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Literature and the Arts in Senegal symposium and the IU Art Museum. No registration is needed; the event is free and open to the public. Admission is always free and open to the public. More information on all exhibitions and programs can be found at

Women's Commission conference examines a sense of self
March 30, 9 a.m.,Whitewater Hall at Indiana University East, Richmond -- The Commission on the Status of Women will host its annual conference on March 30, focusing this year on the theme "A Sense of Self: Awareness, Survival, and Empowerment." The agenda includes sessions on women and finance, aromatherapy and a fashion show presented by The Secret Ingredient. This year's featured speaker is Carol J. Boyd, PhD, RN; FAAN. Boyd is the director of the Institute for Research, and professor of nursing and women's studies at the University of Michigan. She is also an internationally recognized scholar in the study of gender, women and substance abuse. Along with the annual conference, the women's commission also sponsors an art exhibit featuring female artists. This year's exhibit features local artists including Molly Hunt, Marcia Stark, Susanna Tanner and Tammy Williamson. The exhibit will be on display The Gallery, located in Whitewater Hall, from March 16 to March 30. The exhibit is free and open to the public. The conference cost is $10 per person, including lunch. For additional information or to obtain a registration form, contact Amy Stadick, co-chair for The Commission on the Status of Women, at 765-973-8526 or e-mail at

SPEA auction to support unpaid internships
March 30, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., IMU Alumni Hall, Bloomington -- Graduate students in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs host their second annual auction to support students undertaking unpaid internships throughout the world. Auction items include lunch with Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels, copies of the Iraq Study Group Report and the 9/11 Commission Report signed by Lee Hamilton, tickets to the Kentucky Derby, dinner with two retired CIA operatives, a visit to a goat farm to milk goats and make cheese, rugby lessons and a private plane ride. Last year, the auction raised over $7,000 for student professional development grants and stipends for unfunded internships. As a result, Joseph Seidenberg (MPA 06) spent the summer in Nairobi, Kenya interning for the United Nations Environmental Program, and Sarah Stockton (MPA 06) worked in Fort Worth, Texas at the Gladney Center for Adoption, planning the first-ever camp to bring older Ethiopian orphans to the U.S. in order to match them with adoptive families. The silent auction will begin at 6:00 p.m. and the live auction will begin at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door and include complimentary hors d'oeuvres and one beverage or cocktail. Please contact Kären Sullivan at with questions or visit

Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, a 'technicolored' palette of musical styles

O.A.R. to perform during Little 500 weekend
April 20, 7:30 p.m., IU Auditorium, Bloomington -- The five-piece band O.A.R will be the featured performance during this year's Little 500. Of a Revolution, O.A.R., came together when its members were juniors in high school. Its first album, "Wanderer," was released in 1997. While the group did not have a record label or marketing plan, O.A.R.'s popularity grew rapidly in 2000 when fans in its home region of Washington, D.C., began file sharing and promoting the group through the Internet. According to the band's Web site,, their latest album, Stories of a Stranger, aims to be a voice of optimism to their listeners surrounded by a world of doubt. Although the tour is centered on their latest 2006 release, O.A.R. always pulls through with their classics and crowd favorites. Presale tickets to O.A.R. for all Indiana University students will go on sale at 10 a.m. March 1 and will be available to the general public at 10 a.m. March 2. Tickets will be available at all Ticketmaster locations and the IU Auditorium box office, or online at and Tickets are $28 for students with an IUB ID and $30 for non-students. The Indiana Memorial Union Board has brought thousands of programs to the IU community since its inception in 1909. The Indiana Memorial Union Board offices are located in room 270 of the Student Activities Tower in the Indiana Memorial Union. For more information about Union Board, call (812) 855-4682 or e-mail Press interested in an interview with O.A.R. should contact Union Board Public Relations Director Allie Conway at 812-855-7468.

"Laughter on a Stick: Turkish Shadow Theater"
Now through April 1, Mathers Museum of World Cultures, 416 N. Indiana Ave., Bloomington -- "Laughter on a Stick: Turkish Shadow Theater," an exhibit exploring the history and development of Turkish shadow puppetry, is currently on display at the Mathers Museum of World Cultures. The exhibit showcases shadow puppets from different eras in Turkey's history, including contemporary examples, to show how the characters have changed but have maintained traditional qualities over the centuries. This theater is comparable to modern day stand-up comedy, with plots based around two main characters, Karagöz and Hacivat. The characters' follies are meant to teach entertaining and moral lessons. Laughter on a Stick was curated by Yasemin Gencer, a graduate student in Central Eurasian Studies at Indiana University. Gencer began her research of the Mathers Museum's collection of Turkish shadow puppets during a museum practicum she completed as an undergraduate. Her research led her to write her art history honors thesis on how the visual qualities of shadow puppets developed over time. For the exhibit, Gencer created a series of her own original shadow puppets to demonstrate the importance of contributing contemporary ideas to traditional art forms. Admission is free. For more information, or to schedule a guided group tour, please call 812-855-6873, e-mail or visit

Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida -- the timeless love story -- comes to IU
April 27 and 28, 8 p.m., IU Auditorium, Bloomington -- The newly conceived North American touring production of Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida, the award-winning timeless love story, will make its Bloomington premiere in April. Based on the story from the classic Verdi opera, Aida is a new musical with Elton John's modern pop score. For a sneak preview of the show, visit Winner of four 2000 Tony® Awards, Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida is a musical bursting with contemporary energy chronicling the love triangle between Aida, a Nubian princess stolen from her country, Amneris, an Egyptian princess, and Radames, the soldier they both love. Aida is an epic tale of love, loyalty and betrayal with an exhilarating Tony® and Grammy® Award-winning score by Elton John and Tim Rice, their first collaboration since writing the music for the worldwide phenomenon The Lion King. Elton John & Tim Rice's Aida features music by Elton John, lyrics by Tim Rice and book by Linda Woolverton, Robert Falls and David Henry Hwang. "Aida is filled with glorious pop anthems," raves the Detroit Free Press, while USA Today praises Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida's "crowd-pleasing score," and The Star Ledger proclaims, "Elton John's high-energy theater score swoons with romance." For more information or for tickets, visit or call 812-855-1103.

African Art Today -- Traces and Echoes: Mixed Media Paintings by Kalidou Sy
March 28-May 20, various times, IU Art Museum, Special Exhibitions Gallery, first floor, Bloomington -- Traces and Echoes: Mixed Media Paintings by Kalidou Sy brings together the mixed media work created by the Senegalese painter between 1997 and 2005, while he lived in Bloomington and in University Park in Maryland. For more information, visit

African Art Today -- Mopti à la Mode: Portrait Photographs by Tijani Sitou

My Embroidered Boubou and Pretty Radio

My Embroidered Boubou and Pretty Radio, 1978Ink jet print on Museo Silver Rag paperImage: 12 x 12 in.© Estate of Tijani Sitou, 2007

Print-Quality Photo

March 28-May 20, various times, IU Art Museum, Special Exhibitions Gallery, first floor, Bloomington -- Mopti à la Mode: Portrait Photographs by Tijani Sitou introduces for the first time to an American audience the work of this Yoruba photographer, whose Photo Kodak studio became the leading place for portrait photography in the city of Mopti, in Mali. For more information, visit

A Taste of Tiepolo -- Selected Drawings from Domenico Tiepolo's New Testament Cycle
March 28-May 20, various times, IU Art Museum, Special Exhibitions Gallery, Hexagon Gallery, first floor, Bloomington -- The IU Art Museum will be host to this sampling of seven selected masterworks from the rediscovered New Testament cycle by the Venetian draftsman Domenico Tiepolo (1727-1804). Also on view will be the complete set of Domenico's Fourteen Stations of the Cross etchings.

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