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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 have not been on display since 1999 and 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-5 p.m. For more about Coptic textiles, please visit For further information, e-mail 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 traditions of spirit healing and the practitioners and places associated with these beliefs. The Mathers Museum is open Tuesdays through Fridays, from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, from 1-4:30 p.m. Admission to the museum is free. For further information, visit

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.-4:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, from 1-4:30 p.m. Admission to the museum is free. For further information, visit

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.-4:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, from 1-4:30 p.m. Admission to the museum is free. For further information, visit

Celebrate IU the entire month of October
October (various dates and times), IU campuses across the state -- Indiana University's first-ever "Celebrate IU Week" in 2007 was so successful, university officials will continue the new tradition with a monthlong tribute to all eight of IU's campuses. Highlights of the October celebration will include homecoming at IU Bloomington, President Michael A. McRobbie's State of the University address, world-class performances and exhibits at every campus, a student video contest, building dedications and a groundbreaking. Join in the celebration of the achievements of our students, faculty, alumni and friends of IU. For more information about Celebrate IU events, visit For information about Homecoming events on the IU Bloomington campus from Oct. 17 to 25, including the IU vs. Northwestern game at noon on Oct. 25, visit

"Same Time Next Year"

"Same Time Next Year"

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Brown County Playhouse ends its season with Same Time Next Year
Now-Oct. 26, Brown County Playhouse, Nashville -- 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

Mathers Museum Exhibit -- Thoughts, Things, and Therories . . . what Is Culture?
Now-Dec. 19, Mathers Museum, Bloomington -- This exhibit examines the nature of culture through the exploration of cultural traditions surrounding life stages and universal needs. 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. Admission to the Museum is free. For further information, visit

The Grand Tour: Art and Travel, 1740-1914
Now -Dec. 21,10 a.m. to 5 p.m., IU Art Museum, Special Exhibitions, Bloomington --This exhibition examines the phenomenon of the Grand Tour, an extended period of travel that was popular with artists and wealthy tourists from the mid-18th to the early-20th century. Works are drawn from the permanent collections of the IU Art Museum and the Lilly Library. A complimentary brochure accompanies this exhibition. For further information, visit

Indiana Gubernatorial Debate
Oct. 14, 7 p.m., IU Auditorium, Bloomington -- The third and final debate between the candidates for governor of Indiana will provide local citizens with an opportunity to hear from Republican incumbent Mitch Daniels, Democrat candidate Jill Long Thompson, and Libertarian candidate Andy Horning. for further information contact

Full Moon Ceremony
Oct. 14, 8 p.m., grassy area outside Memorial Hall on Third St., Bloomington -- The Full Moon ceremony is a tradition of the Anishinaabe people of the Great Lakes region. This is a time for women to come together to share their concerns, offer prayers and honor our grandmother moon. The full moon ceremony is for the women, but there is also have a role for men, as fire keepers. Both men and women will be with us to give the teachings and the ceremony on Oct. 14. The ceremony will follow with a feast. Food contributions for the feast are welcome, but not required. Lorraine Shananaquet (Pottawatomi/Ojibwe) and Brian Corbiere (Ojibwe) are members of the Three Fires Midewewin Lodge and have permission to share these teachings. They will conduct the ceremony and firekeeping instruction. Women must wear a long skirt or long dress. Children are welcome to participate. However, if you'd like childcare, contact Sonya. For further information contact Sonya Atalay at 812-856-2638 or Sponsors: IU Bloomington Office of Women's Affairs, First Nations Educational and Cultural Center, and Office of Multicultural Initiatives.

Dead Man Walking kicks off Theatre and Drama's 2008-09 season
Oct. 14-18, Ruth N. Halls Theatre, Bloomington -- The Lee Norvelle Theatre & Drama Center proudly opens its season with Tim Robbins' stage adaptation of his Academy Award-winning film. Dead Man Walking chronicles the real-life story of the fearless and inspirational Sister Helen Prejean, as she shepherds a convicted murderer through the final days before his execution. Confronting powerful and controversial social and human issues through the lens of spirituality, Dead Man Walking challenges our perspectives on capital punishment and asks us to plumb the depth of humanity in everyone. For further information, visit

Stephen Schneider

Stephen Schneider

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Does U.S. Climate Policy Really Matter?
Oct. 14, 5:30 p.m., the IMU Whittenberger Auditorium, Bloomington -- Stephen H. Schneider, professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, a senior fellow at the Center for Environment Science and Policy of the Institute for International Studies at Stanford University, will deliver his lecture "Does U.S. Climate Policy Really Matter?" Schneider's presentation is part of the School of Public and Environmental Affairs and the Kelley School of Business' Charles F. Bonsor Distinguished Lecture Series "Changing the Course of Global Climate Change." For more information, visit

Who I Was - What I'll Be. Evolving through an MFA program.
Oct. 15 (opening), 8 to 10 p.m., Herron School of Art and Design, IUPUI, 735 W. New York St., Eleanor Prest Reese and Robert B. Berkshire Galleries, Indianapolis -- An exhibition of MFA student work from five regional universities featuring 23 artists. This exemplary show introduces the MFA program in fine arts at Herron School of Art and Design. The exhibition and opening reception are supported by Katz and Korin PC and the Arts Council of Indianapolis. For more information, visit Exhibitions in the Herron Galleries are always free and open to the public. Free parking is provided Oct. 15 in Herron's surface lot on the west side of the building courtesy of The Great Frame Up.

Herron Paros Biennial
Oct. 15 (opening), 7 to 9 p.m, Herron School of Art and Design, IUPUI, 735 W. New York St., Marsh Gallery, Indianapolis -- Students from Herron's 2008 study abroad program to Greece will share their fine art in an exhibition featuring drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, video and sculpture. Students will be on hand to answer questions and discuss their work. For more information, visit Exhibitions in the Herron Galleries are always free and open to the public. Free parking is provided Oct. 15 in Herron's surface lot on the west side of the building courtesy of The Great Frame Up.

Because We Had To
Oct. 15, 7 to 9 p.m., Herron School of Art and Design, IUPUI, 735 W. New York St., Herron Photography Gallery, basement level, Indianapolis --Students from Herron's photography program present their work. For more information, visit Exhibitions in the Herron Galleries are always free and open to the public. Free parking is provided Oct. 15 in Herron's surface lot on the west side of the building courtesy of The Great Frame Up.

Robert Stackhouse and Carol Mickett lecture
Oct. 15, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., IUPUI Campus Center, 420 University Blvd., Indianapolis -- Robert Stackhouse, one of the South's foremost contemporary artists, is known for his large-scale architectural paintings and sculptures conveying evocative passageways and structure -- often dealing with themes of transition and journeys. Carol Mickett, who holds a Ph.D. in philosophy, is an award winning filmmaker, poet and writer. Her most recent work includes directing History Speaks, a video archive of the history of Kansas City and serving as producer/writer for Uniquiely Kanses City, a five-part documentary for Kansas City Public Television.

Dana Claxon lecture
Oct. 17, 6 - 7 p.m. , IUPUI Campus Center, 420 University Blvd., Indianapolis -- Dana Claxton is an interdisciplinary artist whose work includes film and video, installation, performance and photography. Her work has been screened internationally, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Walker Art Centre in Minneapolis.

Stone Soup
Oct. 14-16, 10 a.m. and noon, Ogle Center IU Southeast, New Albany -- Learn how Peter, a hungry sailor, has no luck getting a free meal from the stingy citizens of a tiny village. He turns the tables by inviting the villagers to enjoy his famous, delicious stone soup. With promises to provide the main ingredient, he tells the villagers it tastes best with cabbage, but of course mentions that there is no use wishing for something they don't have. Miraculously, a head of cabbage is found and so on until all the other ingredients are added to the pot. Join Peter and his trusty parrot Admiral as they teach the villagers a lesson in friendship and sharing in this heartwarming musical retelling of the classic folktale. Recommended for children in grades K-5. For tickets to Ogle Center performances contact TicketMaster at 502-361-0066. The Ticket Office is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. For further information, visit

Lee Hamilton
Oct. 16, 7:30 p.m., Fine Arts Auditorium 015, Bloomington -- Former U.S. Rep. Lee Hamilton will present the keynote address for Indiana University Library's series "Politics and Presidents." Hamilton, who served the 9th District of Indiana in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1965 to 1998, will discuss the relationship between the executive and legislative branches of government. For more information about the "Politics and Presidents" series, visit

Indiana Supreme Court arguments open to public
Oct. 16, 12 p.m., School of Law Moot Court Room, Bloomington -- The Indiana Supreme Court will be hearing arguments on Klotz v. Hoyt. The case involves a dispute between a landlord and tenants regarding the payment of back rent and return of the security deposit; the Delaware Circuit Court entered judgment for the tenants. The Indiana Court of Appeals reversed. Klotz v. Hoyt, 880 N.E.2d 1234 (Ind. Ct. App. 2008), vacated. The state Supreme Court has granted a petition to transfer and has assumed jurisdiction over the appeal. For more information, visit

Faculty and the First Amendment: the Illusory Protections of "Academic Freedom"
Oct. 16, 4 p.m., IU School of Law, moot courtroom, Bloomington -- Attorney Steve Sanders, BA'84, of Mayer Brown LLP in Chicago, will give this presentation on "Faculty and the First Amendment: the Illusory Protections of 'Academic Freedom.'" Indiana University Chancellor Kenneth R.R. Gros Louis, LHD'01 will give introductory remarks, and a reception will follow the talk. The event is free and open to the public. For further information, visit

Green Building: Sustainable Solutions for Business and the Environment
Oct. 16, 6-7 p.m., SPEA Atrium, Bloomington -- Energy use in buildings is projected to continue to rise in the United States -- where buildings account for 72 percent of total energy use. In this session, Dave Sommer, vice president of Trane in Indiana, will discuss the implications of this as well as give an overview of green building and green building technologies. Learn about the impact of green building and the technologies that make it possible as Sommer shares real case examples. For information, contact

Balloon by Adam Ekberg

Adam Ekberg, "Balloon"

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One Moment exhibit comes to SoFA Gallery
Oct. 17-Nov. 21, 6:30-9 p.m., SoFA Gallery, Bloomington -- The School of Fine Arts (SoFA) Gallery at IU announces the upcoming exhibition One Moment. A gallery talk by art collector and gallerist Thomas Robertello will take place at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 17, with an opening reception following from 7-9 p.m. One Moment is an exhibition that investigates the nature of momentary experiences that are fleeting, quickly dismissed and transitory. These moments are often forgotten -- they simply register as an image or feeling that gets pushed aside by the next occurrence. One Moment will allow the viewer to capture an instantaneous glimpse of the current state of things, and to consider the temporal nature of existence. The works can be violent, contemplative, reflective or ambiguous in nature, and will serve as a pathway into moments that are normally ignored. All events are free and open to the public. For further information, visit

Inconvenient Stories: Veterans of the Vietnam War/Veterans of the American War
Oct. 17, 4-5:30 p.m., Poynter Center, 618 E. Third St., Bloomington -- Jeffrey Wolin, the Ruth N. Halls professor of photography at the School of Fine Arts, will present the second Poynter Center Roundtable. His topic is "Inconvenient Stories: Veterans of the Vietnam War/Veterans of the American War." Professor Wolin will discuss three sets of overlapping combatants: American soldiers, South Vietnamese (ARVN) soldiers and the People's Army of Vietnam (PAVN) soldiers. For more information, visit

Jill Behrman 5K Run/1 Mile Fun Walk
Oct. 18, 8 a.m., Memorial Stadium, Bloomington -- Come out to Memorial Stadium for a fun-filled morning for all ages. Participate in the 5K run, or walk the One Mile Fun Walk. All proceeds benefit Jill's House and the Jill Behrman Emerging Leader Scholarship Fund. Registration on or before Oct. 6 is $20 per person. For further information, call 812-855-5222.

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Photo by: IU Bloomington Department of Physics

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2008 Physics and Astronomy Open House
Oct. 18, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Swain Hall West, 727 E. 3rd St., Bloomington -- The Open House will feature exhibits similar to those found in San Francisco's cavernous Exploratorium, and in previous years has attracted anywhere from 800 to 2,500 attendees from across the state.Past visitors to Physics and Astronomy Open Houses have learned about complex things like electrostatic interactions -- and had fun doing it. "The Open House emphasizes hands-on experimentation and scientific theory," said Susan Rogers, an organizer of the event." IU professors and their students will be available to contribute to visitors' understanding of the experiments they are doing." In addition to experiments that teach basic principles of light, sound and motion, there are also exhibits that get into more complex realms of physics and astronomy, like quantum mechanics and gravity. Returning this year is the popular "Ninja Physics" Lecture-Demonstration Show. New exhibits and demonstrations are also planned. Short talks will occur at scheduled times during the event. Astronomer Stu Mufson will talk about our Solar System using more familiar distance measures. Physicist Hal Evans will discuss IU's participation in CERN's Large Hadron Collider project. Guided tours of the IU Cyclotron Facility will also be available. Space is limited. Only those who arrive on the shuttle buses from Swain Hall (departing at 10:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m) will be allowed on the tours. Only those over 8 years old can be accommodated. A special time slot, starting at 1:45 p.m. is available for tour groups with their own transportation. To attend a tour of the IUCF, please contact Moya Wright at for more information. Open House attendees will also have the chance to tour the Department of Astronomy's Kirkwood Observatory and Solar Telescope every half hour starting at 10 a.m. Check out huge images of the sun -- spots and all. Visit the official Open House Web site at For general information about the Open House, please contact Susan Brown at 812-855-1246 or, or Hal Evans at 812-856-3828 or

Merry Wives of Windsor

"Merry Wives of Windsor"

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The comic tale of The Merry Wives of Windsor to appear on the MAC stage
Oct. 24-25, 31 and Nov. 1, Musical Arts Center, Bloomington -- This brilliant comic romp, set in Windsor, Berkshire and England in the early 15th century, is faithful to Shakespeare's story while set to fabulous music. Sir John Falstaff, the middle-aged knight, tries to court the married Mistress Ford and Mistress Page for his financial advantage. The ladies decide to teach old John a lesson, and he is the victim of a series of pranks, first by them, and then by the whole town, until he swears never again to indulge in amorous pursuits. The dialogue for this opera is in English and arias are in German with supertitles. For further information, visit

The Wild Party to play this fall in Bloomington
Oct. 24-25, 28 and Nov. 1, Wells-Metz Theatre, Bloomington -- Adapted from a Jazz Age poem by Joseph Moncure March, Andrew Lippa's The Wild Party captures the spirit and sensuality, the vitality and violence of the Roaring Twenties. In an attempt to punish her abusive lover, showgirl Queenie throws a debaucherous party designed to make him jealous. The resulting cavalcade of drugs, alcohol and promiscuous sexuality drives the play to its dangerous climax. Deftly blending 1920s jazz with a more contemporary sound, Lippa's score boasts a stunning freshness that carries the original poem to new heights. For further information, visit

Dan Tyminski Band

Dan Tyminski Band

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Different Drummer Series
Oct. 25, 8 p.m., Ogle Center IU Southeast, New Albany -- Dynamic on stage, down-to-earth off stage, Dan Tyminski has the voice, instrumental chops and charisma to be counted among the most recognizable and popular male vocalists on today's bluegrass and country music scenes. Since 1994, his ace instrumental skill (mainly on guitar, but also on mandolin) and burnished, soulful tenor singing has been a key component of Alison Krauss and Union Station, arguably the most visible and successful bluegrass band in the modern era. Prior to that, he rose to national prominence as a member of bluegrass favorite the Lonesome River Band. In 2000, Tyminski stepped into the popular consciousness as the singing voice of George Clooney in the Coen Brothers' Odyssean farce O Brother, Where Art Thou? In addition to being a pivotal element in the plot of the film, his powerful rendition of the Stanley Brothers' version of Man of Constant Sorrow became a surprise hit single -- firing off a popular renaissance in bluegrass in the process. The song was given the CMA Single of the Year award, an IBMA award for Song of the Year (the album was also named the Country Music Association Album of the Year), and a Grammy Award for O, Brother Where Art Thou for Country Collaboration with Vocals. The album received the Grammy for Album of the Year -- a rare achievement for a soundtrack project. He has toured as part of Vince Gill's band and with Jerry Douglas. He was invited by Eric Clapton to participate in Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival in 2004 and as a part of Union Station in 2007. Subscriptions for the Different Drummer are now on sale. For tickets to Ogle Center performances contact TicketMaster at 502-361-0066. The Ticket Office is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m.

Gwen Haworth: "The Power of Self-Representation in Filmmaking on Issues of Gender and Sexuality"
Oct. 31, 12-1:15 p.m. (lecture), Room 100, 800 E. 3rd St., Bloomington -- Parents lost a son, sisters lost a brother, and perhaps most sadly of all, a wife lost her husband after Steven Haworth answered the nagging inner voice of his true gender identity and undertook the long process that saw him become Gwen. Using archival family footage, interviews, phone messages and animation, Gwen Haworth's documentary She's a Boy I Knew begins with Steven Haworth's decision to come out to his family about his life-long female gender identity. The resulting auto-ethnography is not only an exploration into the filmmaker's process of transition from biological male to female, from Steven to Gwen, but also an emotionally charged account of the individual experiences, struggles and stakes that her two sisters, mother, father, best friend and wife brought to Gwen's transition. To see the film prior to the Oct. 31 talk, please join us for a screening of She's A Boy I Knew (70 minutes) on Oct. 30 from 7:15-8:30 p.m. on the IU Bloomington campus in Wylie Hall, room 015. Both events are free and open to the public. For more info on the film and filmmaker, visit

Cancer Stories: How Telling the Tale Impacts the Illness
Nov. 6-8, various times, IUPUI School of Medicine, Indianapolis -- Cancer patients, nurses, doctors, advocates and scholars will gather on the Indiana University School of Medicine campus to explore how stories about cancer have affected perceptions about the illness. "Cancer Stories: The Impact of Narrative on a Modern Malady," is a free two-day medical humanities symposium based on the premise that narratives about cancer have shaped the human and institutional response to cancer in America. Prose, poetry, performance and the visual arts constitute and their role in the perceptions about cancer will be discussed. The program will included presentations of cancer stories by physicians, nurses, patients, artists, and advocates to explore how the cultural meaning of cancer has shaped the human and institutional response to it. "Cancer Stories" speakers and their topics will include:

  • David Cantor, deputy director of the Office of NIH History, "Choosing to Live: Cancer Education, Movies, and the Conversion Narrative in 20th Century America"
  • Arthur W. Frank, professor of sociology at the University of Calgary, Ontario, Canada, "Telling Your Story: Narrative Illness in an Age of Authenticity and Appropriation"
  • Martha Stoddard-Holmes, associate professor of literature and writing studies, California State University, "Cancer Comix: Narrating Cancer through Sequential Art"

An independent documentary film, "A Lion in the House: The Transformative Power of Storytelling at End-of-Life" will be shown and other breakout sessions are included covering everything from scar photographs to the metaphors of living. The event is sponsored by the Indiana University School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI, the Indiana University Department of Medicine and the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center. For further information, visit

African American Dance Company

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African American Dance Company

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African American Arts Institute's Concert Season begins
Nov. 8, 8 p.m., Buskirk-Chumley Theater, 114 E. Kirkwood Ave., Bloomington --The African American Arts Institute is preparing another exciting concert season beginning with the 15th annual Potpourri of the Arts in the African American Tradition featuring the Dance Company, Soul Revue and the Choral Ensemble. Come witness the gracefulness of the dance, funk music and soul, spirituals in conventions of new and old, there will be horns and rhythm; to entertain is our mission, all done in the African American Tradition. The African American Arts Institute presents Potpourri of the Arts. Be sure to check out these additional events:

  • Nov. 19, 9 p.m., Bear's Place, Bloomington -- Soul Revue
  • Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m., Willkie Auditorium, Bloomington -- Dance Company Studio Concert
  • Jan. 19, 8 p.m., Buskirk-Chumley Theater, Bloomington -- Choral Ensemble

For further information, visit or call 812-855-5427.

John Edwards

John Edwards

Former Senator and Presidential Candidate John Edwards to Speak on Election Results And Answer Student Questions
Nov. 11, 7 p.m., IU Auditorium, Bloomington -- Only a week after the Nov. 4 presidential election, John Edwards will give a lecture that focuses on what the results of the election mean for America's political and economic future. The lecture is free and open to the public and will be followed by a question and answer. Edwards will dissect the general election results and forecast how they will affect the state of political discourse, the American economy and the plight of working families. He will also weave stories from his experience running for president into his analysis, describing what it's like to be a major presidential candidate in today's accelerated political and media environment. For more information about the event or to request press credentials, contact Union Board Public Relations Director Nathan Click at or 812-855-4682.

Lecture on Video on the Internet: The Content Question
Nov. 14, 1:30-3 p.m., Herman B Wells Library, Room LI 001, Bloomington -- What is the effect of Internet distribution of digital video on content? Is there evidence that content will be different from what is available through other conduits or will it just be more of the same? Who will be producing it and who will be consuming it? How important will user-generated video content be? These are some of the questions addressed in Jeffrey Hart's essay and the topic of Hart's lecture. Hart is professor of political science at Indiana University Bloomington and a member of the Rob Kling Center for Social Informatics Advisory Committee. He has conducted research in international politics, international political economy and the politics of high technology industries for more than 25 years. His professional career has focused on the politics of international economic competitiveness in advanced industrial nations, and, specifically, on the politics of software, hardware and telecommunications. He has recently completed a project on globalization, and in 2004 he published a book on the politics of high definition television (HDTV) titled Technology, Television, and Competition: The Politics of Digital TV. The full paper is available at For more information, visit

Hamlet -- Shakespeare's great masterpiece returns to IU Bloomington
Nov. 14-15, 18-22, Ruth N. Halls Theatre, Bloomington -- Arguably the greatest play written in the English language, Shakespeare's masterpiece returns to the Indiana University stage for the first time in more than 50 years. The play's exquisite language and excruciating violence collide to create one of theater's truly timeless tragedies. Prodded by the ghost of his slain father, the Prince of Denmark seeks justice against his usurping uncle and malevolent mother, all the while falling into an ever deepening exploration of his own troubled psyche. Both pensive and penetrating, Hamlet probes the struggle for power and the dynamics of family, its lyrical beauty demonstrating why its author stands as one of the supreme poets of the stage. For further information, visit

The Love for Three Oranges comes to the MAC stage
Nov. 14-15, 21-22, Musical Arts Center, Bloomington -- In this fantastical farce, a prince is dying of gloom, and laughter is the only cure, but the sorceress Fata Morgana, the wicked prime minister, and an even more wicked Princess Clarissa, are preventing it. When the sorceress herself is accidentally turned upside down by the palace guards, the ridiculous antics finally make the prince laugh. But Fata puts a curse on him, by which he must find and fall in love with three oranges. Follow his journey to distant lands to discover that each orange holds a beautiful princess. The opera is sung in English with English supertitles. For further information, visit

Dance Kaleidoscope the Dance Show takes to the Ogle Center stage
Nov. 17-21, 10 a.m., and noon, Ogle Center IU Southeast, New Albany -- In this high-energy performance, 10-12 dancers demonstrate the concepts of shape, space, pattern and rhythm through a series of short dances. Dancers emphasize teamwork, positive self-expression, healthy life choices and setting goals while engaging students with live performances and interactive exercises. This show is recommended for students in grades K-6. For tickets to Ogle Center performances contact TicketMaster at 502-361-0066. The ticket office is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. For further information, visit

Synergy Brass Quintet

Synergy Brass Quintet

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Synergy Brass brings classical music alive
Nov. 22, 8 p.m., Ogle Center IU Southeast, New Albany -- Synergy Brass Quintet performs more concerts than anyone in classical music today, averaging nearly 300 engagements per year. Acclaimed for "blazing precision [and] amazing technique" (The Watertown Daily Times), the Synergy Brass Quintet has emerged as one of the world's most exciting ensembles. The group's engagements have taken it to every corner of the United States including the Ravinia Music Festival in Illinois, the Bethlehem Musikfest in Pennsylvania, the Tanglewood Music Festival in Massachusetts, and internationally at the Festival de Musica de Camara de Aguascalientes. Synergy is often heard on National Public Radio, and in 2005 the group broadcast on NBC with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. For tickets to Ogle Center performances contact TicketMaster at 502-361-0066. For subscriptions to a series, to be added to the email list at the Center, or for more information, call the Center ticket office at 812-941-2526. The ticket office is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m.

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