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IU Opera Theater closes season with 'West Side Story'

Indiana University Opera Theater will close its 2009-10 season with Leonard Bernstein's timeless West Side Story April 9, 10, 16 and 17 at 8 p.m. in Bloomington's Musical Arts Center. The production celebrates the 2009 announcement of an unprecedented gift from the family of Bernstein that contains the contents of his Fairfield, Conn., composing studio.  Full Story

 Dame Evelyn Glennie to visit the Jacobs School of Music

Internationally renowned percussion soloist Evelyn Glennie, a Grammy Award-winner, will visit the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music on Monday, April 12, for a series of intensive educational sessions. All events, including a percussion master class from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. in Recital Hall, are open to the public.

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 'Writing on the Wall' panels, desks, tents, hundred of shoes and other donations head to Haiti

Writing on the Walls

"Writing on the Wall," a democracy-themed interactive arts project and feature of Indiana University's ArtsWeek 2008 and IU's Moveable Feast of the Arts, traveled to Haiti and a "second life" as construction material. "It's what a role for an artist can be, where you take one thing and change it into another," said artist Joe LaMantia. "We're taking words and putting them into action that is critically needed, helping with the pain and suffering in Haiti. It's one of those turns of events that turned out just right."

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 IU Theatre and Drama presents 'Take Me Out,' a Tony Award-winning tale of self-discovery, baseball

Take Me Out

Indiana University's Department of Theatre and Drama rounds third on the 2009-10 theater season with Richard Greenberg's Tony award-winning Take Me Out under the direction of M.F.A. directing student Jonathan Courtemanche. Darren Lemming is a handsome, beloved major league baseball superstar. Until, that is, he reveals to the world that he is gay.

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 'Society of Dilettanti' at the Center of the British Enlightenment

The Society of Dilettanti

Today, the buildings of ancient Greece are seen as icons of civilization and artistic taste. Until the 18th century, though, structures such as the Parthenon and the Mausoleum of Halikarnassos were virtually ignored. Only when The Society of Dilettanti from Britain sent archaeological expeditions to Greece in the 1750s did these monuments became widely known -- and modern classical archaeology was born. Over a period of six years, IUPUI Professor Jason M. Kelly conducted exhaustive archival research on the Dilettanti in England, Ireland, Scotland and the U.S., ultimately assembling what is the most detailed analysis of the group's early history to date in his new book.

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 IU student radio station hosts PledgeFest, rock concert in Bloomington

Strictly Off the Record

Indiana University's student radio station, WIUX FM (99.1), launched its fifth-annual PledgeFest on Monday, March 29. Five days of special programming will conclude with a fundraising concert April 2 that features local bands Alexander the Great, Varsouviana, The Native Young, Clouds as Oceans and The New Old Cavalry. Kat Coplen, publicity director for WIUX, said the station hopes to raise $7,500.

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 Italian cinema symposium April 7-11 at IU Bloomington to feature acclaimed director Giuseppe Piccioni

Guiseppe Piccioni

Giuseppe Piccioni, one of Italy's most respected film directors, will be among the participants in a five-day symposium on his native country's contemporary cinema at Indiana University Bloomington April 7-11.

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Sweet Revenge Lingerie

In the March 4, 2010, issue of Live at IU, we featured a story about a new lingerie line by an IU alumna. Also featured were stories on IU President McRobbie's stint as DJ for WFUI; a retreat by the IU Commission on Multicultural Understanding; a new Thomas Chambers exhibition at the IU Art Museum; IU Ballet Theater's spring ballet, An American Evening; the Jacobs School of Music's Met Opera finalists; and an upcoming IUPUI lecture from the president of the Islamic Society of North America.

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