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African American Arts Institute

Motown scholar's lectures bring depth to 'Dreamgirls' performances at IU Auditorium

Dreamgirls

Motown scholar Charles E. Sykes will give free public lectures before two 8 p.m. performances of the award-winning Broadway musical "Dreamgirls" at IU Auditorium. Sykes, director of the African American Arts Institute, teaches what is believed to be the first for-credit college course on Berry Gordy's iconic Motown Record Corp., home to major crossover groups like the Supremes whose musical success helped change the face of a segregated nation. Full Story >>

Bassist James Strong Jr. to receive IU Bloomington's Herman C. Hudson Alumni Award

James Strong

Indiana University's African American Arts Institute is honoring James A. Strong Jr. with the Herman C. Hudson Alumni Award. Full Story >>

Lecture by music industry pioneer highlights IU Bloomington's Black History Month activities

Westbrooks, Logan H.

As part of Indiana University's Black History Month, pioneering music industry executive Logan H. Westbrooks will deliver a presentation, "Bustin' Loose: Breaking Racial Barriers in the Music Industry" from 5 to 6 p.m. Feb. 4 in the Grand Hall of the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center, 275 N. Jordan Ave. Full Story >>

African American Arts Institute presenting Potpourri concert, 'It's a New Season, It's a New Day'

AACE Spring Concert

Indiana University's African American Arts Institute will present its annual "A Potpourri of Arts in the African American Tradition" concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater, 114 E. Kirkwood Ave. in downtown Bloomington. Full Story >>

Raymond Wise to direct IU's African American Choral Ensemble

Raymond Wise

Raymond Wise, a gospel music performer for more than three decades and an accomplished composer, will join the African American Arts Institute at Indiana University as director of the African American Choral Ensemble. Full Story >>

R&B singer and IU alumnus Kevon Edmonds to receive Herman C. Hudson Alumni Award

Kevon Edmonds

Indiana University Bloomington's African American Arts Institute is honoring Kevon Edmonds, an IU and Soul Revue alumnus who has gone on to become an accomplished singer and songwriter, with several chart-topping hits to his name. Full Story >>