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Dancer with Basket of Pomegranates

Coptic (Egypt), 5th century AD. Dancer with Basket of Pomegranates. Curtain: polychrome wool and undyed linen. IU Art Museum 72.126.5

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Selected Coptic Textiles from Ancient Egypt
Now-spring 2009, Gallery of the Art of the Western World, Indiana University Art Museum, first floor, Bloomington -- Nearly 100 years ago, more than 150 textiles dating from the third to the 12th centuries and spanning late Roman, early Byzantine, and early Islamic times were unearthed from shallow burials in the sandy soils of Egypt. The examples included in this new gallery installation are now on display for the first time since 1999. They are being reintroduced to complement the Middle Eastern Arts Festival organized by the Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies program of Indiana University. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. For more about Coptic textiles, visit http://www.iub.edu/~iuam/online_modules/coptic/cophome.html. For further information, e-mail iuam@indiana.edu or call 812-855-5445.

Mathers Museum Exhibit -- Botánica: A Pharmacy for the Soul
Now-Dec. 31, various times, 416 N. Indiana Ave., Bloomington -- The exhibit "Pharmacy for the Soul" centers on the practitioners and places associated with various traditions of spirit healing. The Mathers Museum is open Tuesdays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission to the museum is free. For more information, visit http://www.mathers.indiana.edu.

Sunken Cities and Shipwrecks: The Growing World of Underwater Museums
Now-Dec. 19, various times, 416 N. Indiana Ave., Bloomington -- This exhibit delves into the world of underwater museums and addresses the related issues of treasure hunting and site preservation. The Mathers Museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission to the museum is free. For more information, visit http://www.mathers.indiana.edu/.

Images of Native Americans
Now-Dec. 31, various times, 416 N. Indiana Ave., Bloomington -- The Mathers Museum presents selections from one of the largest and most important collections of images of Native Americans and features an overview of the collection's history and its holdings. The Mathers Museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission to the museum is free. For more information, visit http://www.mathers.indiana.edu.

Kinsey Institute's 2008 Juried Art Show
Now-July 25, 2 to 4 p.m., Morrison Hall, Third Floor, Bloomington -- The Kinsey Institute's third annual Juried Art Show offers exhibits featuring photographs, sculptures, paintings, prints and mixed media pieces submitted by an international group of contemporary artists exploring themes related to sex, gender, eroticism, reproduction, sexuality, romantic relationships and the sensual human figure. The artworks were selected by a panel of three jurors -- Herbert Ascherman, Jr. (professional photographer and lecturer), Pet Silvia (artist and gallery owner) and Catherine Johnson-Roehr (Kinsey Institute curator). Visitors should be 18 or older, unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. The Kinsey Institute was founded in 1947 as a private research institute affiliated with Indiana University. Its mission is to promote interdisciplinary research and scholarship in the fields of human sexuality, gender and reproduction. Its resources include a research library and an art, artifact and photograph collection. Admission is free. To schedule gallery visits at other times or guided tours of the institute, visit http://www.kinseyinstitute.org/ or call 812-855-7686.

Nate Wilson's art

Nate Wilson's art

Two local potters featured in art show at IU East
Now -June 27, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, IU East, Richmond -- Indiana University East will feature two local potters, Nate Wilson and David Nagy, in the show titled "David Nagy/Nate Wilson: Excellence in Clay." Members of the Richmond Art Club also will have paintings and pottery on display in the Meijer Artway from now until July 3. Wilson has been studying the finer nuances of the ceramic arts for the past six years, producing at the highest level as a fine arts student at IU East. Wilson's focus recently has been to refine his very stylized functional forms while exploring alternative surface treatments. He has shown and sold his work all over the Midwest and Great Britain. Nagy is a senior fine arts major at IU East and has participated in many Richmond-area shows. He has produced ceramics for five years, exploring the various forms of classic and contemporary styles. The Meijer Artway exhibit, "Richmond Art Club," will showcase several works by artists who are members of The Richmond Art Club. The 30-member group is an association of professional and amateur, art school educated and self-taught, young and old artists who work in both two-and three-dimensional mediums. The group meets on a regular basis to enjoy creating art together. For more information, call Ed Thornburg, gallery curator, at 765-973-8605.

Box It Up!
Now-Nov. 16, 416 N. Indiana Ave., Bloomington -- This Mathers Museum exhibit in the Kids' Gallery explores boxes from around the world and their many uses. The museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission to the museum is free. For more information, visit http://www.mathers.indiana.edu/.

Brown County Playhouse's 60th season opens with some Suds
June 12-July 6, various times, Brown County Playhouse, Nashville -- Brown County Playhouse opens its 60th season not with a bang, but with some fluff -- and fold. Suds: The Rocking 60's Musical Soap Opera is a bubbly ride chock full of frothy, fun and familiar songs woven into a tale of love, loss and laundry. Created by Melinda Gilb, Steve Gunderson, Will Roberson and Bryan Scott, it is the story of lovelorn laundress Cindy, who is planning her final spin cycle until guardian angels Marge and Dee Dee appear on the scene to help iron out her problems. Emmy award-winning choreographer and veteran BCP director George Pinney takes the helm of this four-person musical melodrama. Suds: The Rocking 60's Musical Soap Opera plays at 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday on the following dates: June 12-15, 18-22, 25-29, and July 2-6 at the Brown County Playhouse in the heart of historic Nashville, Ind. There will be a 7 p.m. show on Friday, July 4. Ticket prices are $20 general admission and $12 for those 25 or younger. Tickets are available in person at the Brown County Playhouse box office or the IU Auditorium box office, by phone through Ticketmaster at 812-333-9955, at Ticketmaster outlets, or online at http://www.ticketmaster.com/. For more information, visit http://www.theatre.indiana.edu/. For ticket information, contact the IU Auditorium at 812-855-1103 or the Brown County Playhouse box office at 812-988-2123. For details about the town of Nashville and surrounding area, visit the Brown County Convention and Visitors Bureau at http://www.browncounty.com/.

Herron School of Art and Design's Summer photography exhibition begins
June 13-20, 10 a.m., to 6 p.m., Herrons' Photography Gallery 003, 735 West New York St., IUPUI -- "Parallel Interface" combines photographic processes from the past to the present to produce a stimulating exhibition sure to impress. The exhibition features a wide array of video art, photography and installation art that push beyond the ordinary confines of photography. The exhibition will be open during regular gallery hours Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday until 8 p.m., or by appointment. Everyone is invited to the closing reception on Friday, June 20 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. For further information, call 317-278-9473 or email nmoshier@iupui.edu.

The 2008 Indiana University Summer Music Festival
June 15-Aug. 9, various times and locations --Featuring more than 40 free and ticketed events performed by guests, faculty and students from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, the 2008 IU Summer Music Festival offers an extraordinary array of orchestral concerts, opera, chamber music, jazz evenings, recitals and outdoor band concerts. Included is a performance by the Beaux Arts Trio on their farewell tour; vocal ensembles Sweet Honey in the Rock and Chanticleer; Canadian Brass; Maureen McGovern; the Festival Orchestra conducted by Lawrence Renes, Xian Zhang and Robert Spano; the return of the acclaimed Festival Jazz Orchestra; Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio; Penderecki Quartet; Weiss-Kaplan-Newman Trio, Biava Quartet and more. Enjoy IU Opera Theater's world-class production of Jerry Bock's romantic comedy She Loves Me, and be sure to set aside three July evenings for the popular sunset band concerts on the MAC lawn. Tickets are on sale now. For more information, visit http://www.music.indiana.edu/publicity/summer_fest/2008/. The Festival Pass will save festivalgoers more than 50 percent.For just $150 ($80 for students), you can experience the full pleasure of the IU Summer Music Festival without the worry of buying individual tickets. That's 22 ticketed events at less than $7 ($4 for students) each. Please note that Festival Passes are not transferable. To buy a festival pass onine, click here and use your MAC Box Office ID and PIN. If you need a reminder of this information, please call the MAC Box Office 812-855-7433. Single ticket options are available in person at the Musical Arts Center Box Office, which is located on Jordan Ave. between Third and Seventh Streets, and is open Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Call 812-855-7433 for more information. Tickets are also available one hour before each event at the performance location. To purchase tickets by phone, call Ticketmaster at 812-333-9955.

Sweet Honey in the Rock

Sweet Honey in the Rock

Summer Music Festival concert features: Sweet Honey in the Rock
June 15, 8 p.m. Musical Arts Center, Bloomington -- Grammy Award-winning a capella sextet Sweet Honey in the Rock is an American treasure that has been preserving and extending African American vocal repertoire and performance styles since 1973. These remarkable women possess stunning vocal prowess that captures complex sounds in their sometimes tender and often explosive performances. Expect much more than entertainment. For more information, visit http://www.music.indiana.edu/publicity/summer_fest/2008.

Summer Music Festival concert features: Carmit Zori, Atar Arad and Chih-Yi Chen
June 16, 8 p.m., Auer Concert Hall, Bloomington -- Savor works by Handel-Halverson Passacaglia, Martinu, Paganini, Brahms and R. Clarke through performances by artistic director of the Brooklyn Chamber Music Society Carmit Zori (violin), Jacobs Professor Atar Arad (viola) and IU Director of Collaborative Piano Chih-Yi Chen (piano) as they combine their formidable talents. The repertoire for the concert includes: Handel-Halverson Passacaglia for violin and cello; Martinu: Three Madrigals for violin and viola; Paganini: Grand Sonata for viola; Brahms: Sonata No. 1 in G Major, Op. 78 for violin and piano; and R. Clarke: Duo Concertant (Dumka) for violin, viola, and piano. For further information, visit http://www.music.indiana.edu/publicity/summer_fest/2008/.

Hairy Matilija Poppy

A. R. Valentien's watercolor, "Romneya trichocalyx (Hairy Matilija Poppy)," can be seen during a special exhibit at the IU Art Museum.

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Floral Images from the IU Art Museum's Collection
June 17-Aug. 17, IU Art Museum, special exhibitions gallery, Bloomington -- The Indiana University Art Museum celebrates the summer season with a visual bouquet of flower-inspired shows, including a major traveling exhibition organized by the San Diego Natural History Museum in collaboration with the Irvine Museum, of 80 botanical watercolors by Albert R. Valentien. Plant Portraits: The California Legacy of A. R. Valentien will be on view in the museum's Special Exhibitions Gallery. This little "bouquet" to the community offers a rare opportunity to see a selection of floral images from IU Art Museum holdings (most drawn from its large works-on-paper collection that is not generally on public display) in a variety of media and styles, from realistic depictions of gardens to imaginary flower forms. There will be an opening reception on June 20 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Thomas T. Solley Atrium on the first floor of the museum. For more information and museum hours, visit http://www.artmuseum.iu.edu.

Summer Music Festival concert features: The Biava Quartet with pianist Jeannette Koekkoek
June 17, 8 p.m., Auer Concert Hall, Bloomington -- Discover why the Biava Quartet is recognized as one of today's top young American quartets, as its members are joined by esteemed Dutch pianist Jeannette Koekkoek. The repertoire for the concert includes: Haydn: Quartet in C Major, Op. 54 No.2; Janacek: Quartet No. 1 in E Minor; and Franck: Piano Quintet, Op. 14. For further information, visit http://www.music.indiana.edu/publicity/summer_fest/2008/.

Menahem Pressler

Menahem Pressler

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Summer Music Festival concert features: Menahem Pressler and Friends
June 18, 7:30 p.m., Auer Concert Hall, Bloomington -- The collective artistry of IU Distinguished Professor Menahem Pressler, pianist and founding member of the Beaux Arts Trio, violinist Carmit Zori, cellist Amir Eldan and violist Atar Arad will sweep you away during two piano quartets. For more information, visit http://www.music.indiana.edu/publicity/summer_fest/2008/.

Summer Music Festival concert features: Logan Skelton on piano
June 19, 8 p.m. Recital Hall, Auer Concert Hall, Bloomington -- An international figure in the piano world, Logan Skelton regularly appears in prominent music festivals and has given countless performances and master classes at colleges and conservatories throughout the world. For more information, visit http://www.music.indiana.edu/publicity/summer_fest/2008/.

Opening Lecture: Plant Portraits: The California Legacy of A.R. Valentien
June 20, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m., Hope School of Fine Arts, room 102, Bloomington -- Margaret N. Dykens, director of the Research Library at the San Diego Natural History Museum and curator of the exhibition, Plant Portraits: The California Legacy of A. R. Valentien, will discuss the place of Albert Valentien's botanical studies in his career. Dykens is Valentien's biographer and the author of an essay in the exhibition's accompanying catalogue. James Irvine Swinden, vice-president of the Irvine Museum, will also be on hand to present special opening remarks. A reception will follow in the art museum. For more information, visit http://www.artmuseum.iu.edu.

Summer Music Festival concert features: Amir Eldan on cello, and Cory Smythe on piano
June 20, 8 p.m., Auer Concert Hall, Bloomington -- Cellist Amir Eldan, assistant professor of cello at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and pianist Cory Smythe, Jacobs alumnus and member of the Oblique Trio, will perform: Shostakovich: Sonata; Bloch: Nigun (Improvisation) from Baal Shem; and Brahms: Sonata in F Major, Op. 99, and more. For futher information, visit http://www.music.indiana.edu/publicity/summer_fest/2008/.

Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio

Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio

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Summer Music Festival concert features: Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio
June 22, 4 p.m., Auer Concert Hall, Bloomington -- Audiences are frequently amazed by the technical mastery, expressive depth, and personal charm of this trio. Joseph Kalichstein, piano, joins Jacobs faculty members Jaime Laredo, violin, and Sharon Robinson, cello. The repertoire for the evening includes: Beethoven: Trio in B-flat, Op.11; Joan Tower: For Daniel (written for Trio); and Tchaikovsky: Trio in A Minor, Op. 50. For futher information, visit http://www.music.indiana.edu/publicity/summer_fest/2008/.

Summer Music Festival concert features: Daniel Schene on piano
June 23, 8 p.m., Auer Concert Hall, Bloomington -- This concert is presented in conjunction with the 2008 Summer Piano Academy, of which Daniel Schene is a founding faculty member. The repertoire for the evening includes: J. S. Bach: French Suite No. 5 in G Minor; Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata in G major, Op. 31 No. 1; Franz Liszt: from Harmonies Poétiques et Religieuses (1845-52); No. 3 Bénédiction de Dieu dans la Solitude; and Liszt: Rhapsodie Hongrois. For more information, visit http://www.music.indiana.edu/publicity/summer_fest/2008/.

Summer Music Festival concert features: Sara Caswell and Friends
June 24, 8 p.m. Recital Hall, Bloomington -- Don't miss Jacobs School alumna Sara Caswell, award-winning jazz violinist, for an evening showcasing her unique approach to the Great American Songbook, jazz standards, and contemporary jazz repertoire. Included will be works paying homage to her two IU musical mentors, Josef Gingold and David N. Baker. For futher information, visit http://www.music.indiana.edu/publicity/summer_fest/2008/.

Summer Music Festival concert features: Weiss-Kaplan-Newman Trio
June 25, 8 p.m., Auer Concert Hall, Bloomington -- Featuring three of the finest musicians on the concert stage: Yael Weiss, piano; Mark Kaplan, violin; and Clancy Newman, cello; the Weiss-Kaplan-Newman Trio has been uniformly praised for superb performances. The repertoire for the evening includes: Beethoven: Piano Trio No. 2 in G major, Op. 1 No. 2; Benjamin Lees: Piano Trio No. 2 Silent Voices; and Schubert: Piano Trio in B-flat Major, Op.99. For futher information, visit http://www.music.indiana.edu/publicity/summer_fest/2008/.

Summer Music Festival concert features: Conductor Lawrence Renes
June 26, 8 p.m., Musical Arts Center, Bloomington -- Through his work with many of the world's finest orchestras, Lawrence Renes has established a reputation for innovative programming and dynamic performance. Repertoire to be announced soon. For futher information, visit http://www.music.indiana.edu/publicity/summer_fest/2008/.

Summer Festival Chamber Players: Biava Quartet, Csaba Onczay, Liana Gourdjia, Atar Arad, and Chih-Yi Chen
June 27, 8 p.m., Auer Concert Hall, Bloomington -- The Biava Quartet continues to impress audiences with its sensitive artistry and communicative powers. It teams up with Csaba Onczay, professor of cello at the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest; Liana Gourdjia, virtuoso violinist; Atar Arad, Jacobs School professor of viola; and Chih-Yi Chen, Jacobs director of collaborative piano. The repertoire for the evening includes: Shostakovich: Cello Sonata, Op. 40; Shostakovich: Trio; and Mozart: Quintet in G Minor, K516. For futher information, visit http://www.music.indiana.edu/publicity/summer_fest/2008/.

Beaux Arts Trio

Beaux Arts Trio

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Summer Music Festival concert features: The Beaux Arts Trio
June 28, 7:30 p.m., Musical Arts Center, Bloomington -- The legendary Beaux Arts Trio returns to Bloomington for the last time, as part of its farewell tour. IU Distinguished Professor Menahem Pressler, the remaining founding member in the trio, leads this sure-to-be-sell-out concert. Don't miss this historic occasion. The repertoire for the evening includes: Beethoven: Piano Trio in B flat major (Archduke), Op. 97; Kurtag piece; and Schubert: Trio No. 2 in E-flat Major. For futher information, visit http://www.music.indiana.edu/publicity/summer_fest/2008/.

Summer Music Festival concert features: Penderecki Quartet with Csaba Onczay and Atar Arad
June 29, 4 p.m., Auer Concert Hall, Bloomington -- The acclaimed Penderecki Quartet, known for its unique and masterful interpretation of scores that range from the 18th to the 21st century will perform for one evening. The group includes renowned cellist Csaba Onczay and master violist Atar Arad who will present a stirring performance of works by Schubert, Beethoven and Schoenberg. The repertoire for the evening includes: Schubert: Quartetsatz in C Minor; Beethoven: Quartet No. 10, Op. 74 (Harp); and Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4. For futher information, visit http://www.music.indiana.edu/publicity/summer_fest/2008/.

Summer Music Festival concert features: Edward Auer on piano
June 30, 8:30 p.m. Ford-Crawford Hall, Bloomington -- Edward Auer, professor of piano at the IU Jacobs School of Music, has long been recognized as a leading interpreter of the works of Chopin. Auer has played solo recitals and concertos in more than 30 countries on five continents, collaborating with such conductors as Zubin Mehta, Ricardo Chailly, Herbert Blomstedt, Sergui Comisiona, Robert Shaw and Charles Dutoit. For futher information, visit http://www.music.indiana.edu/publicity/summer_fest/2008/.

Summer Music Festival concert features: Junghwa Moon, Susan Baik and Joseph Keizer
July 1, 8 p.m., Auer Hall, Bloomington -- Join this outstanding pianist, violinist and cellist, respectively, as they present Chopin's Ceollo Sonata and Piano Trio. For further information, visit http://www.music.indiana.edu/publicity/summer_fest/2008/.

Summer Music Festival concert features: Penderecki Quartet with Jeannette Koekkoek
July 1, 8 p.m., Auer Concert Hall, Bloomington -- Immerse yourself in the sublime sounds of this acclaimed quartet with pianist Jeannette Koekkoek, director of the Tuscan International Music Academy. The repertoire for the evening includes:Schubert: Quartetsatz in C Minor; Beethoven: Quartet No. 10, Op. 74 (Harp); and Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4. For futher information, visit http://www.music.indiana.edu/publicity/summer_fest/2008/.

Summer Music Festival concert features: William Harvey and Corey Smythe, with the Biava Quartet
July 2, 8 p.m., Auer Concert Hall, Bloomington -- Brilliant violinist William Harvey joins exciting pianist and fellow Jacobs alum Corey Smythe and the Biava Quintet. The repertoire for the evening includes: Glazunov: Five Novellettes, Op. 15; Ives: Sonata No. 3 for violin and piano; and Ives: Sonata No. 4 for violin and piano. For futher information, visit http://www.music.indiana.edu/publicity/summer_fest/2008/.

Summer Music Festival concert features: Biava Quartet with Susan Moses
July 6, 4 p.m., Recital Hall, Bloomington -- Enjoy this popular quartet and outstanding cellist Susan Moses, head of the cello department at the IU String Academy. The repertoire for the evening includes: Shostakovich: Quartet No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 110; Boccherini: Cello Quintet in D Major (Bird Sanctuary); and Grieg: Quartet. For futher information, visit http://www.music.indiana.edu/publicity/summer_fest/2008/.

Summer Music Festival concert features: Symphony Orchestra and Conductor Cliff Colnot
July 8, and Aug. 5, 8 p.m., Musical Arts Center, Bloomington -- Relish two great concerts directed by Cliff Colnot, principal conductor of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's contemporary MusicNOW series and of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago.
Brahms: Academic Festival Overture and Symphony No. 2 The repertoire for the evening includes: Shostakovich: Largo Symphony No. 6 and W. A. Mozart: Symphony No. 41, Jupiter. For futher information, visit http://www.music.indiana.edu/publicity/summer_fest/2008/.

Summer Music Festival concert features: William Harvey and Jeannette Koekkoek
July 9, 8 p.m., Recital Hall, Bloomington -- Gifted violinist William Harvey and accomplished pianist Jeannette Koekkoek join forces in this concert. The repertoire for the evening includes: Mozart: Sonata K. 454; Ives: Sonatas No. 1; and Ives: Sonata No. 2. For futher information, visit http://www.music.indiana.edu/publicity/summer_fest/2008/.

Summer Music Festival concert features: Outdoor Band Concerts and Free Events:
Symphonic Band
7 p.m. MAC Lawn on Jordan Avenue, Bloomington -- The rain location is in Recital Hall July 9 and 23 and in the MAC July 16.
July 9 Stephen W. Pratt
July 16 Stephen W. Pratt
July 23 David C. Woodley
Relax on the lawn at the Musical Arts Center on a balmy Bloomington evening during our free Wednesday outdoor band concerts featuring marches, popular favorites, solos and light classics. For futher information, visit http://www.music.indiana.edu/publicity/summer_fest/2008/.

Summer Music Festival concert features: Free events:
Logan Skelton, piano; June 19, 8 p.m. Recital Hall, Bloomington
Daniel Schene, piano; June 23, 8 p.m. Recital Hall, Bloomington
Sara Caswell, jazz violin; June 24, 8 p.m. Recital Hall, Bloomington
Edward Auer, piano; June 30, 8:30 p.m. Ford-Crawford Hall, Bloomington
Erin Aldridge, violin; July 3, 8 p.m. To be announced.
Symphony Orchestra; July 8 & Aug. 5, 8 p.m. Musical Arts Center, Bloomington
Gordon Stout, percussion; July 14, 7:30 p.m. Recital Hall, Bloomington
Steve Houghton and Friends, percussion; July 15, 7:30 p.m. Recital Hall, Bloomington
Evelyne Brancart, piano; July 20, 8:30 p.m. Recital Hall, Bloomington
Alan Bennett, tenor; Hye-Seon Choi, piano; Aug. 4, 8 p.m. Recital Hall
Opera at the BCT: ¡Unicamente la Verdad! (Only the Truth!) Aug. 8, 8 p.m. Buskirk-Chumley Theater, Bloomington
Aug. 9, 8 p.m. Buskirk-Chumley Theater, Bloomington. For futher information, visit http://www.music.indiana.edu/publicity/summer_fest/2008/.

The 2008 North American Conference on Computing and Philosophy
July 10-12, various times, IU Bloomington -- The International Association for Computing and Philosophy announces its 2008 North American Conference. This year's conference takes place at IU Bloomington and addresses the limits of computation. Individual sessions will ask questions that cover several problem domains where computers and computation have an impact. For more information and conference highlights, visit http://ia-cap.org/na-cap08/index.htm.

How The Other Half Loves on stage at Brown County Playhouse
July 11- Aug. 3 at various times, Brown County Playhouse, Nashville, Ind. -- What would you do? Frank and Fiona are married. So are Teresa and Bob. Bob works for Frank, but is having an affair with Fiona. After arriving home curiously late one night, Bob and Fiona invent a common story about comforting friends who suspect each other of cheating. These crazy comic complications collide in How The Other Half Loves when the suspicious spouses Frank and Teresa invite the unsuspecting "friends" to dinner on successive nights. Alan Ayckbourn's comedy will tickle you throughout. For more information, visit http://www.indiana.edu/~thtr/productions/2008/bcp/2loves/index.html.

Jazz in July: Indianapolis Guitar Summit
July 11, 6:30 p.m., IU Art Museum Sculpture Terrace, Bloomington -- Formed in 2002, the Indianapolis Guitar Summit consists of Indy's top guitarists (backed by bass and drums) playing everything from straight ahead jazz to funk. This band promises a great concert that appeals to fans of all styles of jazz and is a must-see if you play or love the guitar. This is a tribute performance in honor of the late Charlie Smith, who passed away earlier this year. A jazz guitarist, Smith was a friend to the Jazz in July concert series and captivated audiences for years with his expressive music styling and dynamic stage presence. For more information, visit http://www.artmuseum.iu.edu.

Summer Music Festival concert features: Festival Jazz Orchestra
July 14, 8 p.m. Musical Arts Center, Bloomington -- Swing to the exciting return of the Festival Jazz Orchestra, led by IU Distinguished Professor David N. Baker. In a recently established tradition, the ensemble includes a number of the finest Jacobs School jazz alumni and faculty, jazzing it up. For more information, visit http://www.music.indiana.edu/publicity/summer_fest/2008/.

Summer Music Festival concert features: Gordon Stout
July 15, 8 p.m., Auer Hall, Bloomington -- Take advantage of this rare opportunity to hear one of the most celebrated marimbists in the world. Many of this composer/performer/pedagogue's compositions have become standard repertoire for marimbists worldwide. Free to the public. For further information, visit http://www.music.indiana.edu/publicity/summer_fest/2008/.

Summer Music Festival concert features: Christopher Deviney, Gordon Gottleib, John Kilkenny, John Tafoya and She-e Wu
July 16, 8 p.m., Auer Hall, Bloomington -- Jam to the rhythms of the IU Summer Percussion Workshop's amazing faculty and guests, in this sure to be high-energy evening. For further information, visit http://www.music.indiana.edu/publicity/summer_fest/2008/.

Summer Music Festival concert features: Festival Orchestra and Conductor Xian Zhang
July 17, 31, 8 p.m., Auer Hall, Bloomington -- Enjoy one of the finest orchestras in the Midwest, under the direction of world-class guest conductors Lawrence Renes, Xian Zhang and Robert Spano. For further information, visit http://www.music.indiana.edu/publicity/summer_fest/2008/.

Jazz in July: Rachel and Sara Caswell
July 18, 6:30 p.m., IU Art Museum Sculpture Terrace, Bloomington -- Musical talent runs in the family as Rachel and Sara Caswell join together for a night of concert entertainment. Sara, an award winning jazz violinist, and Rachel, an award winning jazz vocalist, are among the best of their generation's emerging jazz talents. For more information, visit http://www.artmuseum.iu.edu.

Summer Music Festival concert features: Conductor Xian Zhang
July 19, 8. p.m., Musical Arts Center, Bloomington -- Associate conductor of the New York Philharmonic and a winner of the Maazel/Vilar Conductors' Competition, Xian Zhang is one of the top young conductors in the world. The repertoire for the evening includes: Strauss: Don Juan; Stravinsky: Divertimento from The Fairy's Kiss; and Elgar: Enigma Variations. For futher information, visit http://www.music.indiana.edu/publicity/summer_fest/2008/.

Summer Music Festival concert features: IU Faculty Chamber Music (CAP Project)
July 20, 7 p.m. Recital Hall, Bloomington -- Don't miss the very best in brass, woodwind and percussion performances by the faculty of the College Audition Preparation Workshop. For further information, visit http://www.music.indiana.edu/publicity/summer_fest/2008/.

Summer Music Festival concert features: Evelyne Brancart
July 20, 8 p.m., Auer Hall, Bloomington -- Spend an exceptional evening with revered pianist and IU faculty member Evelyne Brancart, chair of the Jacobs School's Department of Piano. For further information, visit http://www.music.indiana.edu/publicity/summer_fest/2008/.

Jazz in July: Bill Lancton Quartet
July 25, 6:30 p.m., IU Art Museum Sculpture Terrace, Bloomington -- Indianapolis Jazz Hall of Fame guitarist Bill Lancton has more than 30 years of experience playing funk, jazz, rock and country music. Comprised of veterans from the Indianapolis studio and performance scene, the Bill Lancton Quartet seamlessly blends contemporary funk and Latin with standard 'straight ahead' styles for a truly exciting show. For more information, visit http://www.artmuseum.iu.edu.

Summer Music Festival features: The opera She Loves Me by Jerry Bock
July 25, 26 and Aug. 1, 2, 8 p.m., Musical Arts Center, Bloomington -- Presented by IU Opera Theater, She Loves Me is set in Hungary in the 1930s, and it tells the story of Georg and Amalia -- two co-workers who unwittingly meet through a Lonely Hearts column. As the two anonymously write love letters to each other, things don't go so well at work. Not knowing that they are each other's pen pals, Georg and Amalia constantly fight. Further, George's boss, Mr. Maraczek, who thinks George is having an affair with his wife, constantly criticizes George at work. This wonderful comedy is familiar to many of us: it has been adapted to the films Shop Around the Corner (starring Margaret Sullivan and James Stewart), The Good Old Summertime (featuring Judy Garland and Van Johnson), and, most recently, You've Got Mail (with Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks). The guest conductor is Dale Rieling, the stage director is Vincent Liotta and the set designer is Robert O'Hearn. Get a behind the scenes perspective of the opera at 7 p.m. with the Opera Insights talk. For futher information, visit http://www.music.indiana.edu/publicity/summer_fest/2008/.

Summer Music Festival concert features: Chanticleer
July 27, 7 p.m. First United Church of Christ, Bloomington -- Hailed by The New Yorker magazine as "America's favorite choral ensemble," the Grammy Award-winning Chanticleer has developed a remarkable reputation for its vivid interpretations of vocal literature. Relish a seamless blend of 12 male vocals in this internationally renowned "an orchestra of voices." For futher information, visit http://www.music.indiana.edu/publicity/summer_fest/2008/.

Summer Music Festival concert features: Conductor Robert Spano
July 31, 8. p.m. Musical Arts Center, Bloomington -- Music Director of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Robert Spano is internationally recognized as one of the brightest and most imaginative conductors of his generation. The repertoire for the evening includes: Higdon: Blue Cathedrals; Ravel: Suite No. 2 from Daphnis et Chloé; and Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade. For futher information, visit http://www.music.indiana.edu/publicity/summer_fest/2008/.

Jazz in July: Bleu Django
Aug. 1, 6:30 p.m., IU Art Museum Sculpture Terrace, Bloomington -- An acoustic swing group, this quartet features outstanding instrumental work. Performing regularly at the Chatterbox in Indianapolis and recently featured at the Chautauqua Jazz Fest in New York, Bleu Django is sure to provide cool jazz for our final concert, this year in August. For more information, visit http://www.artmuseum.iu.edu.

Summer Music Festival features: Canadian Brass
Aug. 3, 8 p.m., Musical Arts Center, Bloomington -- Experience the virtuosity of the world-renowned Canadian Brass, including Jacobs faculty member Jeff Nelsen, which has made the brass quintet an exciting vehicle for serious concert music. Begun in 1970, the quintet has a special affinity for Baroque music, requiring the brilliance and musical structure that has become the Canadian Brass's trademark. Repertoire will be added soon. For further information, visit http://www.music.indiana.edu/publicity/summer_fest/2008/.

Summer Music Festival features: Alan Bennett and Hye-Seon Choi
Aug. 4, 8 p.m., Auer Hall, Bloomington -- Admire the sweet strains of this esteemed Jacobs faculty tenor and successful alumna pianist as they create their own special blend. For further information, visit http://www.music.indiana.edu/publicity/summer_fest/2008/.

IU Day at the Indiana State Fair
Aug. 7, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Indiana State Fairgrounds, Indianapolis -- For the third year in a row, the Indiana State Fair will be all about Indiana University for an entire day. IU makes a big difference in the state, from improving Hoosier health to building a better Hoosier economy. On IU Day, we'll celebrate our commitment to Indiana. For more information, visit http://www.indiana.edu/~fair/.

Summer Music Festival concert features: Unicamente la Verdad! (Only the Truth!)
Aug. 8, 8 p.m.,and Aug. 9, 5 p.m., Buskirk-Chumley Theater, Bloomington -- This production is by Gabriela Ortíz-Torres and features the IU Contemporary Vocal Ensemble. This "video-opera" encompasses elements from contemporary music video, tabloid journalism, analytical documentary, popular Mexican music and, of course, opera. The libretto is based on a news piece that appeared in the Mexican tabloid La alarma about the return of the real Camelia "la tejana" (woman from Texas) and reconstructs her "true" story of trafficking marijuana and becoming a murderer for love. The video artist is Rubén Ortiz-Torres, the conductor is Carmen Helena Téllez, the stage director is Chía Patiño, the production designer is Konstantinos Mavromichalis and the sound designer is Rodrigo Sigal. For futher information, visit http://www.music.indiana.edu/publicity/summer_fest/2008/.

The Boys Next Door portrays four loveable mentally challenged men
Aug. 8-24, various times, Brown County Playhouse, Nashville, Ind. -- This comedy will inspire thoughts of what makes us laugh. In the production of The Boys Next Door, you'll meet an intriguing ensemble of characters. Norman loves doughnuts. Lucien is hesitant and unsure. Barry is a self-styled golf pro. Arnold is a worrywart. They sound just like us, but these four loveable, mentally challenged young men share a home where little struggles sometimes become momentous -- and very funny -- events. As they strive for a normal life, you will laugh out loud, cry at their setbacks, and cheer their victories. This play surprises with its genuine humor and gently tugs at your heart as it gives a startlingly strong and humorous voice to those too-rarely acknowledged by society. For more information, visit http://www.indiana.edu/~thtr/productions/2008/bcp/3boys/index.html

Summer Music Festival concert features: Maureen McGovern
Aug. 8, 8 p.m. Musical Arts Center, Bloomington -- Maureen McGovern's eclectic musical career spans 35 years -- all with a voice that defies categorization. Her collaborations with IU Professor Steve Houghton and students from the Jacobs School of Music include a hard swinging big band, followed by the beautiful sounds of the great American songbook. For futher information, visit http://www.music.indiana.edu/publicity/summer_fest/2008/.

Bill Cosby; Wit whimsy and wisdom from an American icon
Sept. 19, 6 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., IU Auditorium, Bloomington -- Trend-setting stand-up comic. Raconteur. Ground-breaking television actor and producer. Five-time Grammy-winning recording star. Best-selling author. Philanthropist. Educator. Perceptive social critic and activist -- perhaps no other entertainer can accurately claim so many titles as Bill Cosby, a true American legend. For nearly half a century, "the Cos" has kept concert audiences laughing with his gentle brand of nostalgic comedy sprinkled with personal anecdotes and observations. Whether he is recounting the childhood antics of Old Weird Harold, Fat Albert and other friends from the Philadelphia projects or exploring his own foibles as a husband and father, Cosby always seems to touch a familiar and funny place inside all of us. He's also become a beloved fixture in our living rooms, thanks to the historic television trail he has blazed from his barrier-breaking role in I Spy to the landmark sitcoms The Bill Cosby Show and Cosby to the animated children's classic Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids. Refreshingly reliable for decades as a family-friendly comedian, Cosby has won universal appeal without stooping to shock-value humor. For a lifetime of positive contributions to American culture, Cosby was given a Kennedy Center Honor in 1998 and, in 2002, was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor. An iconic American funnyman on par with legends such as Mark Twain and Will Rogers, and mentor to Jerry Seinfield and Chris Rock, Bill Cosby has always managed to make us laugh in the very best way: at ourselves and in spite of ourselves. For further information, including tickets, visit http://www.iuauditorium.com/new0809/index.html.

Same Time Next Year
Sept. 26-Oct. 26, various times, Brown County Playhouse, Nashville, Ind. -- Join us for a perfect autumn evening with Same Time Next Year -- a tender, adult comedy about how memories are created. After a one-night stand at a country inn, happily married (but not to one another) George and Doris decide to meet again the next year, and soon they are as committed to their annual weekend together as they are to their own spouses and families. This romantic comedy covers the growth of their friendship and love over the course of a 24-year relationship, and the inevitable changes in their lives and the world around them. Same Time Next Year captures the joy, pain and humor that typify daily -- or annual -- human existence. for more information, visit http://www.indiana.edu/~thtr/productions/2008/bcp/4year/index.html

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