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Steve Raymer

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Steve Raymer

Career retrospective of IU photojournalist's work at National Geographic
Now-Oct. 31, pictura gallery on the square, 122 W. Sixth and College, Bloomington -- A collection of photographs spanning a career of nearly 40 years by Indiana University professor and National Geographic photographer Steve Raymer will make its debut at pictura gallery in downtown Bloomington. Raymer joined National Geographic magazine as a staff photographer in 1972 and produced some of the most iconic images of the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, from famines in Bangladesh and Ethiopia to the collapse of the former Soviet Union. Now an associate professor at the IU School of Journalism, Raymer continues to photograph for National Geographic and other international magazines. For more information, call 812-336-0000 or visit

Barb Bondy: Intractable
Now-Sept. 27, 735 W. New York St., IUPUI, Indianapolis -- This exhibition includes drawings created in the summer of 2009 as well as previous work which focus on neurological explorations and the limits of thought, the dominant themes in Barb Bondy's work. Drawings and photographs will be exhibited for the first time at the IUPUI Herron School of Art and Design. In conjunction with this exhibition, works from the Prison Art Program, in which Bondy participates as an instructor, will be on view in the Basile Gallery. For more information, visit or call 317-278-9400.

Disney Keys to Excellence Program
Sept. 9, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Campus Center, 420 University Blvd., IUPUI, Indianapolis -- Applications are being accepted for the Disney Keys to Excellence event hosted by Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. This is a rare opportunity to take an exclusive look at the "business behind the magic" from Walt Disney World© insiders, who will share the successful business practices and unique philosophies that have made the Disney name synonymous with creativity, quality, and innovation the world over. For more information or to register, visit

Peter J. Thuesen Book Signing
Sept.. 9, 12-1 p.m., Campus Center room 155, 420 University Blvd., IUPUI, Indianapolis -- Professor and author Peter J. Thuesen will be at the campus bookstore to sign copies of his recently published book Predestination. The book focuses on the idea that God foreordains one's eternal destiny -- one of the most fascinating and controversial doctrines in Christianity. In this groundbreaking history, the first of its kind, Peter Thuesen shows that far from being only about the age-old riddle of divine sovereignty versus human free will, the debate over predestination is inseparable from other central Christian beliefs and practices -- the efficacy of the sacraments, the existence of purgatory and hell, the extent of God's providential involvement in human affairs -- and has fueled theological conflicts across denominations for centuries. For more information, contact Michele Bretch Carter at

An Evening with Angela Brown at the Madame Walker Theatre with the support of the Indianapolis Opera
Sept. 11, 8-10 p.m., Madame C.J. Walker Theatre, 617 Indiana Ave., Indianapolis -- This concert is hosted by IUPUI's 40th Anniversary Committee and is open to the public. For more information contact Tina Hill at 317-274-7711.

Guest lecture/performance -- Norman Spivey
Sept. 12, 3 p.m., Ford-Crawford Hall, 1201 E. Third St., Bloomington -- Norman Spivey has worked with renowned baritones Gabriel Bacquier and Gérard Souzay, and has performed throughout France (in such venues as L'Opéra de Nantes, L'Opéra de Nancy, L'Opéra de Lille, La Madeleine, Les Invalides, Salle Rossini, and Salle Gaveau, among others) as well as a tour of France and Canada as Papageno in Mozart's The Magic Flute. While in France, he was also awarded the Harriet Hale Wolley award as artist-in-residence at the Foundation des Etats-Unis. He has sung Schubert's song cycle Winterreise at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall and performed the American premiere of Poulenc's rediscovered Quatre Poèmes de Max Jacob. His most recent performance project, Écoute: pieces of Reynaldo Hahn, is an original one-man show on the life and music of the French composer. For more information, call 812-855-1583.

"A Metaphor For A Metaphor"

"A Metaphor For A Metaphor"

A Metaphor For A Metaphor
Now-Sept. 18, Whitewater Hall, 2325 Chester Blvd., IU East, Richmond -- The Indiana University East art gallery will display "A Metaphor For A Metaphor" by Ball State University faculty Scott Anderson, Hannah Barnes and David Hannon. The exhibit will be on display in The Gallery in Whitewater Hall. Anderson has been exhibiting his paintings professionally for the past 25 years in galleries, museums, national and regional juried offerings. He is currently an assistant professor at Ball State where he teaches undergraduate and graduate levels of painting and drawing. Barnes' recent work in painting and drawing explores a range of images and formal qualities relating ornament, decoration and craft to the history of abstract painting. She is currently assistant professor of painting at Ball State. Hannon has taught painting and drawing for the past nine years. Currently, he lives in Muncie, Ind., and teaches painting and drawing full time as an assistant professor of painting at Ball State. Visitors are welcome to view the exhibit during gallery hours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, call Ed Thornburg, gallery curator, at 765-973-8605 or visit

Compete in IUPUI's first Regatta
Sept. 19, 10:30 a.m., 6 p.m, Downtown Canal, Buggs Temple, Indianapolis -- The Student Organization for Alumni Relations, the IUPUI Alumni Council, and the Central Indiana Chapter of the IUAA are hosting the inaugural IUPUI Regatta, a canoe relay race on the Downtown Canal. Students, alumni and faculty/staff are invited and encouraged to form teams to participate in this new campus event, which will feature a community carnival with fun, food and music. Teams will race against others in their respective categories, culminating in a final race between students, alumni and faculty/staff with winners receiving bragging rights and a spot on the IUPUI Regatta Cup trophy. For more information, contact Katie Klco at or Robert Scheele at To register for this event, visit

Peru Glaciers

The Canary Project: Works on Climate Change 2006-2009
Now-Oct. 9, SoFA Gallery, 1201 E. Seventh St., IU Bloomington -- On Friday, Sept. 18 at 5:30 p.m., in room 015 of the Fine Arts building, artist Fritz Haeg will give a lecture in conjunction with the exhibition, with a reception to follow in the SoFA Gallery. Renowned writer William L. Fox will present a lecture on Friday, Oct. 2 at 5:30 p.m., in Woodburn Hall 101. All events are free and open to the public. For more information, visit

IU, community artists collaborate to present 'Interpreting the Square'
Now-Sept. 30, City Hall Atrium, 401 N. Morton St., Bloomington -- Throughout the month of September, the work of 30 artists and creative writers from Indiana University Bloomington and the surrounding community will be on display throughout downtown Bloomington. The collaborative art installation, titled "Interpreting the Square: Thirty Artists Explore Downtown Bloomington," will explore the cultural, social and economic complexity of Bloomington's thriving business district. Each artist has been paired with one of the 30 buildings facing the Courthouse Square, and each will create a distinctive artwork based upon personal interests and medium. The layout of the artwork in the final exhibition will be a multimedia installation that portrays the complexity of the Bloomington Square by combining 30 points of view into one work of art. For more information about IU's Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts, visit

From The Well House

IU Kokomo Art Gallery to feature student art works
Now-Oct. 10, Alumni Hall, IU Kokomo -- This exhibition features all types of art works, from prints to photos, created by IU Kokomo students and selected for the campus literary and arts journal. A Live Edition of the Well House and a reception will take place Sept. 9, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the gallery. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Wednesdays until 8 p.m.; Saturdays, noon to 4 p.m.; and Sundays, 1 to 5 p.m. Persons without campus parking permits should follow signs to visitor parking. For more information, call 765-455-9523.

The Temptations
Sept. 10, 8 p.m., Buskirk-Chumley Theater, 114 E. Kirkwood Ave., Bloomington -- The Temptations, known for their recognizable choreography, distinct harmonies and matching suits, have been said to be as influential to soul as the Beatles are to pop and rock. Having sold tens of millions of albums and winning numerous awards, the Temptations are one of the most successful groups in music history. Over the course of their career, the Temptations have released four Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles and 14 Billboard R&B number-one singles. Their material has earned them three Grammy Awards, while two more awards were conferred upon the songwriters and producers who crafted their 1972 hit "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone." The Temptations were the first Motown act to earn a Grammy Award. Three classic Temptations songs, "My Girl", "Ain't Too Proud to Beg", and "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone," are among The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll. Tickets will be $45 for the Main Floor/ Lower Balcony and $40 for the Upper Balcony. For more information, call 812-323-3020.

Freshman Family Weekend
Sept. 11-13, various locations and times, IU Bloomington -- A weekend of events designed to acquaint the families of first-year students with some of the excellent services, programs and facilities available to their students while on campus. Highlights include many open houses and tours across campus all weekend and a football game featuring the Hoosiers against Western Michigan at Memorial Stadium on Sept. 12. A tentative schedule is available at

Fort Wayne Philharmonic 'In Concert on Campus'
Sept. 16, 7:30 p.m., IPFW Science Building Mall, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd., Fort Wayne -- The Fort Wayne Philharmonic, with conductor Bradley Thachuk, will be in concert for a free, outdoor, evening concert on the IPFW campus. Relocated to the Science Building Mall between Neff Hall and the Classroom Medical Building, we encourage patrons to bring blankets and chairs to enjoy this annual event. Admission is free. For more information, e-mail

IUPUC to host presentations about Lincoln, Civil War
Sept. 17, 7-8 p.m., Custer-Nugent Lecture Hall in the Columbus Learning Center, Columbus --This year marks the bicentennial year of Lincoln's birth and 2011 will mark the sesquicentennial observance of the Civil War. The program, made possible by an Indiana Humanities Council grant, will be led by three scholar-historians with expertise in the era of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War in Indiana. It is free and open to the public. "These presentations are geared for general audiences, not academics. They will feature the insights of expert scholars engaged in ongoing research on topics related to a fascinating period in the history of the state and nation. The Lincoln years undeniably continue to inform and shape current political and social discourse," said Douglas G. Gardner, lecturer of history in the IUPUC Division of Liberal Arts. Presents include:

  • Nicole Etcheson, professor of history at Ball State University, will lead a presentation titled "Lincoln as a Hoosier: Race, Politics, and the Sixteenth President."
  • Associate professor of history at the University of Indianapolis, A. James Fuller will lead "Lincoln's Man in Indiana: Governor Oliver P. Morton and Civil War Politics."
  • Stephen E. Towne, associate university archivist at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, will lead the presentation titled "Unloved by Many: Opposition to Lincoln in Civil War Indiana."

For more information, e-mail or call 812-348-7206.

Boone Pickens

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T. Boone Pickens

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Pickens to speak at IU
Sept. 18, 10 a.m., IU Auditorium, 1211 E. Seventh St., Bloomington -- Texas billionaire T. Boone Pickens is bringing his mission to wean the nation off of foreign oil to Indiana University. His address, which is open to students, faculty and guests, will be called "America's Foreign Oil Dependency Crisis." Pickens is the founder of a self-funded grassroots campaign called the "Pickens Plan." His plan includes a call for the nation to invest in wind and solar energy, rebuild the nation's electrical grid and replace gasoline with natural gas in cars and trucks. For more information about Pickens Plan, visit

Faculty and guest artist recital feates Hamilton Tescarollo, piano and Carlos Audi, cello
Sept. 20, 2:30 p.m., Rhinehart Ricital Hall, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd., Fort Wayne -- Tescarollo and Audi will perform Sonatas by Cesar Franck and Samuel Barber; along with "Le Grand Tango" by Astor Piazzolla. Admission for IPFW with ID is free, $6 for adults, $5 for seniors (60 and older), $3 for all other students. For more information, visit

The Art of Hope: a panel discussion on Imani Workshops
Sept. 25, 5-7:30 p.m., IUPUI Eskenazi Hall, Herron School of Art and Design, 735 W. New York St., Indianapolis -- Imani Workshops is a branch of the Family Preservation Initiative under the IU-Kenya Partnership's AMPATH program and a revenue-generating social enterprise focused on producing high quality crafts by HIV artisans in western Kenya. One of the Imani Workshop founders, Njoki, will join law and business experts for a panel discussion on issues critical to Imani Workshops including the IU-Kenya partnership, fair trade and skills development for underprivileged artisans. The evening includes the following:

  • 5-6 p.m., reception with ors d'oeuvres, African drum ensemble, gallery exhibit and Imani Workshop items available for purchase.
  • 6-7 p.m., panel discussion
  • 7-7:30 p.m., gallery open and Imani Workshop goods available

For more information, visit or call 317-278-9400.

"L'Italiana in Algeri"

"L'Italiana in Algeri"

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IU Opera 2009-2010 series begins with L'Italiana in Algeri
Sept. 25-26 and Oct. 2-3, 8 p.m., Musical Arts Center, 101 N. Jordan Ave., Bloomington -- This lighthearted comedy will mark the IU Opera debut of renowned conductor Arthur Fagen, a recently appointed Jacobs professor. Jacobs Professor of Music Vincent Liotta will stage direct, with a set designed by Paul Shortt for the Opera Company of Philadelphia. Fagen said Rossini's enduring comedy translates well to modern times. "The aspect of the societally repressed Muslim woman vs. the emancipated European woman is a theme which resonates to the present day -- as does the idea of a willful dictator of a banana republic," said Fagen. Fagen officially joined the Jacobs faculty in the fall of 2008. For more information about the Jacobs School of Music and IU Opera and Ballet Theater, visit

Ben Folds to play IU Auditorium
Sept. 27, 8 p.m., IU Auditorium, 1211 E. Seventh St., Bloomington -- Widely known as a pianist, Ben Folds began his career in music as a drummer and also plays guitar and bass. He is best known as a solo artist and as the frontman and pianist of Ben Folds Five, celebrated for a unique compositional style and playing technique that combined elements of the "singer/songwriter" genre, jazz and power rock. Ben Folds' music evokes an edgier Joe Jackson or Elton John. The show is presented by IU Auditorium and NiteLite Promotions. Tickets are $27 for Indiana University students and $37 for the general public and can be purchased at the IU Auditorium box office or For more information, visit

Driving Miss Daisy comes to Brown County Playhouse
Sept. 25-Oct. 25, various times, Brown County Playhouse, 70 Van Buren St., Nashville, Ind. -- Director Dale McFadden draws the 61st season to a close this fall with the Pulitzer Prize-winning play that became the Oscar-winning movie Driving Miss Daisy by Alfred Uhry. After Daisy, a feisty widow, crashes the car, her son hires a chauffeur against her wishes. Set in Atlanta, this heart-warming, humorous play begins in 1948 and spans one of the most tumultuous and hopeful periods in American history. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

Dillinger Exhibit

DILLINGER! Forging a Hoosier Legend

DILLINGER! Forging a Hoosier Legend
Now-Dec. 31, Indiana State Library, 315 W. Ohio St., Indianapolis -- The exhibit designed by Herron School of Art and Design students, under the guidance of exhibition planning and design faculty member Matthew Groshek, guides visitors through the life of John Dillinger and what factors led this ordinary Hoosier farm boy toward a life of crime. Visit for more information.

Urinetown, The Musical
Oct. 2, 8-10 p.m., Williams Theatre, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd., Fort Wayne -- One of the most wickedly funny musicals in recent years, Urinetown is an irreverent tale of greed, corruption, love and revolution in a time when water is worth its weight in gold and private toilets are outlawed. In a Gotham-like city, the downtrodden are forced to use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company, which profits from over-inflated admission prices. From amongst the people, a hero emerges with a plan for revolution and a promise of freedom. Winner of the 2001 Tony award for Best Book Score and Direction of a Musical, and the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Musical of the Year, Urinetown catapulted the musical theatre world into the new millennium with its outrageous perspective and uproariously modern wit. Admission for IPFW students with ID is free, $16 for adults, $14 for seniors/faculty/staff/alumni, and $12 for groups of 10 or more and other college students with a valid ID. Tickets for students 18 and younger are $5. For more information, visit

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