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Events at Indiana University

The Second Wave: Modern Japanese Prints from Bloomington Collections
Now through Dec. 16, Indiana University Art Museum, 1133 E. Seventh St., Bloomington -- In the early 20th century, Japanese publishers responded to collectors' interest in traditional Japanese prints; at the same time, Japanese artists began to experiment with Western influences in their prints. This exhibition includes 40 prints representative of this period of revitalized woodblock printing in Japan. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 12 to 5 p.m. For additional information contact: 812-855-5445 or

Sculpture Transformed: The Work of Marjorie Schick
Now through Dec. 16, Indiana University Art Museum, 1133 E. Seventh St., Bloomington -- This traveling exhibition, organized by International Arts & Artists, is a retrospective of the work of Marjorie Schick, an internationally recognized sculptor and jewelry designer. Schick, who received her MFA from Indiana University's School of Fine Arts in 1966, has steadfastly experimented with the body's relation to form, color and texture in her work, stretching the limits of how sculpture can be created and experienced. This exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue by Tacey A. Rosolowski. For additional information contact: 812-855-5445 or

Bill Peet

From "Countdown to Christmas" by Bill Peet

The Bill Peet Storybook Menagerie
Now through Jan. 6, Herron School of Art and Design, 735 West New York St., Indianapolis -- Learn about the life of Bill Peet-his early years, what inspired him, his Disney career, and more-through his illustrations on exhibit in the Herron Galleries. Free and open to the public. For more information: 317-278-9418 or

IU Art Museum's Treasures Complement the Louvre's, On View at the Indianapolis Museum of Art
Now through Jan. 6, Indianapolis Museum of Art, 4000 Michigan Rd., Indianapolis -- Two exhibitions, "A Golden Legacy: Greek and Roman Jewelry from the Burton Y. Berry Collection at the Indiana University Art Museum" and "Piranesi's Views of Ancient Rome" -- highlighting numerous works from the Indiana University Art Museum's collection -- are currently on view at the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA) through Jan. 6. These installations are designed to complement the blockbuster exhibition, "Roman Art from the Louvre," which opened at the IMA on Sept. 23. "A Golden Legacy" features 150 objects drawn exclusively from the Indiana University Art Museum's world-renowned Burton Y. Berry Collection, including many complete jewelry sets that feature necklaces, earrings, bracelets and finger rings. These exquisite objects of personal adornment celebrate the ingenuity, technical skill, and artistic achievements of ancient Greek and Roman goldsmiths and silversmiths. The exhibition was organized by Adriana Calinescu, the Indiana University Art Museum's Thomas T. Solley Curator Emeritus of Ancient Art. "Piranesi's Views of Ancient Rome" features 30 large-scale etchings depicting the city's greatest monuments as recorded by the 18th century Italian printmaker Giovanni Battista Piranesi. Selected from the print collections of the Indianapolis Museum of Art and Indiana University Art Museum, the exhibition includes 18 works drawn from Indiana University's impressive holding of more than 100 prints by this artist, including many in the Diether Thimme Collection. For additional information: 812-855-8978 or

Mathers Museum Exhibit--"Images of Native Americans: The Wanamaker Collection"
Dec. 13-21, Mathers Museum, 416 North indiana Ave., Bloomington -- Mathers Museum Exhibit presents an overview of the renowned collection of photographs of Native Americans taken between 1908 and 1923. The Mathers Museum is open Tuesdays through Fridays, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 4:30 p.m. for additional information: 812-855-6873 or

Open Books: Three Cups of Tea
Dec. 14, Noon - 1 p.m., Library LB230, Indiana University Southeast, 4201 Grant Line Rd, Library LB 230, New Albany -- Open Books is a community/campus book discussion group which meets monthly at the Indiana University Southeast Library. This month we are reading Three Cups of Tea, by Greg Mortenson. It`s the story of Mr. Mortenson`s adventures building schools and friendships in rural Pakistan and Afghanistan. Everyone is welcome. For more information:

Indiana University Northwest First Annual Lip Singing Contest
Dec. 14, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., SC Auditorium, 3400 Broadway, Gary Indiana University Northwest -- This is the inaugural Indiana University Northwest lip singing contest. If you think you have what it takes to perform your greatest artist or band song for $100 cash money, then you should audition. There will be numerous amounts of door prizes given and we need the crowd to crown the Ultimate Indiana University Northwest LIP Singer or Singers. For additional information: call 219-980-6500 or 888-968-7486.

Entrepreneur Workshop Offered at IU Southeast
Jan. 8 to Feb. 26, 5:45 to 8:45 p.m., Indiana University Southeast campus, Library Building Room 230, New Albany -- The Indiana University Southeast School of Business and the Regional Economic Development Resource Center (REDRC) are joining forces this January to offer an eight-week "Entrepreneur Training Workshop." The program is designed to provide participants with a framework for success and is targeted for those with post-secondary experience, current business owners, minorities, immigrants or youth/mentor pairs. The cost of the workshop is $129, which includes all materials. Limited seating. For more information visit http// or call Diane Fuchs at 812-941-2325.

Across the Universe
Jan. 10-12, 8 and 11 p.m., Whittenberger Auditorium, first floor of the Memorial Union, Bloomington -- This is a musical based on The Beatles songbook and is set in the '60s England, America and Vietnam. The love story of Lucy and Jude is intertwined with the anti-war movement and social protests of the '60s. More than 30 Beatles' songs are woven into the plot together with visual allusions to films Help! (1965), A Hard Day's Night (1964), Yellow Submarine (1968) and Let It Be (1970). Admission is free for Indiana University Bloomington students, and it is $2 for non-students. For more information, visit

Jan. 12, 4 and 8 p.m., Cultural & Community Center, Indiana University Southeast, 4201 Grant Line Rd. New Albany -- This five-man a cappella powerhouse has taken its infectious blend of soul, rock, R&B and jazz across the USA, selling out shows and appearing on radio and television everywhere. They've been regulars on the popular PBS program, "Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego," worked with Spike Lee, recorded instantly recognizable commercials for brands like Folgers, and released a string of well-received recordings of their own, along with collaborations with other artists. As the undisputed kings of contemporary a cappella music, Rockapella continues to offer proof to everyone of their boundless ability to inspire and attract devoted fans, old and new. For more information, call 812-941-2525.

Jan. 18, 4 and 7 p.m., Indiana University Auditorium, Bloomington -- Get ready to rock along with the Doodlebops in their live U.S. concert tour. Straight from their hit TV show on Playhouse Disney, Deedee, Rooney and Moe Doodle are ready to sing and dance in their interactive concert experience that will have kids and their parents rockin' and boppin' together. The live action series produced by Cookie Jar Entertainment and airing on the Disney Channel, features the three fun-loving band mates who live out their daily lives as the biggest phenomena in kids' pop music, sharing positive messages through their high-energy show. This candy-colored trio is sure to deliver an unforgettable performance. To purchase tickets:

The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards
Jan. 31, 8 p.m., Indiana University Auditorium, Bloomington -- Take a trip to the Scottish Highlands when The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards and The Band of the Coldstream Guards come to Indiana University Auditorium. Adorned in full dress uniform, complete with kilt and bearskin cap, The Band of the Coldstream Guards are the pride of the British Army, playing the music of Scotland, Ireland, England and Wales. The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards are an amalgamation of the third Carbiniers and The Royal Scots Greys. Combined they are Scotland's only cavalry brigade. The Band of the Coldstream Guards have been musical ambassadors on the field and on the stage for two-and-a-half centuries. To purchase tickets:

Feb. 1-2, 5-9, 7:30 p.m., Wells-Metz Theatre, Bloomington -- While based on Greek mythology more than 2,000 years old, Mary Zimmerman's Tony Award-winning Metamorphoses never ceases to appear strikingly modern. The familiar tales of King Midas, Orpheus and Eurydice, Narcissus, and others unfurl in a reinvigorated form. Expressive movement and evocative images combine with an updated version of Ovid's original Latin poem to produce one of the most stunning theatrical experiences of the last several years. For additional information: 812-855-1103 or

A Wedding
Feb. 1-2, 8-9, 8 p.m., Musical Arts Center, Bloomington -- Fasten your seat belts for this all-American train wreck of a wedding where old money and nouveau riche collide. The plot revolves around an old-money matriarch, Nettie, who dies in the second scene but whose spirit seems to hover over the messy goings-on. Included in the cast of 19 colorful characters are a flaky interpretive dancer, an emotionally stunted morphine addict, a communistic-leaning aunt, a hired wedding guest, an obsessive-compulsive wedding planner, and an alcoholic marine. Need we say more? Sung in English with English supertitles. To order tickets, call Ticketmaster at 812-333-9955. For more information, visit:

Dennis Miller
Feb. 2, 8 p.m., Indiana University Auditorium, Bloomington -- It's been said that Dennis Miller is "one of the premiere comedy talents in America today." While others are blunt in assessing Miller's comedic stature, Dennis himself makes a virtue of understatement, but there is nothing low key about his career. Miller is a five-time Emmy award winner for his critically acclaimed half-hour, live talk show Dennis Miller Live which had a nine year run on HBO. Over the years, Miller has become both a public and critical favorite. For more information and tickets, visit:

Feb. 5-6, 8 p.m., Indiana University Auditorium, Bloomington -- Feel the rhythm when STOMP pounds its way onto Indiana University Auditorium's stage. The musical phenomenon is a toe-tapping, fist-pounding, finger-snapping, body-moving, feast for the senses. STOMP was born out of the UK's street performing buskers who made music by any means necessary. Using broomsticks, lighters, matchboxes, their own bodies and anything else that comes their way, the members of STOMP will have you dancing in your seat. Come feel the pulse of an evening you and your family will never forget. To purchase tickets:

New Discovery Series: Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble
Feb. 1, 7:30 p.m., Ogle Cultural and Community Center, 4201 Grant Line Rd., New Albany -- The Pittsburg New Music Ensemble (PNME) is one of the nations' oldest professional ensembles devoted to the music of our time, presenting new music with wit, power, insight and beauty in a way you won't encounter anywhere else. The 1976 brainstorm of composer David Stock, the Ensemble has collaborated with such composers as John Cage, Milton Babbitt, Witold Lutosalawski, Joan tower, John Harbison, William Kraft and Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, and with performers as diverse as Richard Stoltzman, Stephen Burns, Ivan Monighetti, Vladimir Feltsman, the String Trio of New York, Leroy Jenkins, and Jean-Luc Ponty. PNME has premiered more than 100 works, many written especially for them. For additional information: 812-941-2525 or

IU Jazz Ensemble
Feb. 16, 7:30 p.m., Ogle Cultural and Community Center, 4201 Grant Line Rd., New Albany -- When you combine 20 of the world's most talented jazz students with Distinguished Professor and Living Jazz Legend David N. Baker, you get one of the hottest jazz groups around -- the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Jazz Ensemble. Presenting sizzling performances of virtually all styles and eras of jazz, this superior ensemble continues the legacy of one of the top programs of its kind. For additional information: 812-941-2525 or

The Seagull
Feb. 22-23, 26, March 1, 7:30 p.m., Ruth N. Halls Theatre, Bloomington -- The facade of laughter veils a well of sadness in The Seagull, perhaps the pinnacle of achievement for iconic Russian playwright Anton Chekhov. When an aging star of the Russian stage and her companion, a famous and popular writer, descend on her country estate, chaos and heartbreak ensue. The romances of attraction and creation contrast and collide in a comedy where love, money, betrayal and the quest for literary supremacy simultaneously produce effervescent humor and penetrating melancholy. To purchase tickets:

Celtic Tenors with Special Guest Deirdre Shannon
Feb. 23, 4 and 8 p.m., Ogle Cultural and Community Center, 4201 Grant Line Rd., New Albany -- The Celtic Tenors combine their unique voices, character and wit to provide a show overflowing with vitality and variety from start to finish. Matthew Gilsenan, James Nelson and Daryl Simpson have all had classical training, sung leading roles with top opera companies and performed in oratorio and concerts worldwide. For additional information: 812-941-2525 or

"The Marriage of Figaro"

"The Marriage of Figaro"

Le Nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro)
Feb. 22-23, 29, March 1, 8 p.m., Musical Arts Center, Bloomington -- This "sequel" to Rossini's The Barber of Seville once again features the beloved Figaro, now Count Almaviva's valet and fiancé to the maid Susanna. Figaro must outwit his master when he discovers that the Count intends to revive an old custom of "seigniorial right" to anticipate the bridegroom on a servant's wedding night. But his mission is complicated by the old woman Marcellina, the plotting against the Count of Susanna, herself, and the Countess. Various disguises and general pandemonium ensue before all ends well! Tickets are $25 for adults and $12 for students. The opera is sung in Italian with English supertitles. To purchase tickets: For more information:

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