Synopsis

Arts interviews, reviews, and features from WFIU Public Media from Indiana University.

Episodes

  • Stardust Road, A Musical Journey

    Stardust Road, A Musical Journey

    08/08/2018 Duration: 05min

    "Every song is different and some are well known, it's a challenge." Hoagie Bix Carmichael

  • Always…Patsy Cline At Shawnee

    Always…Patsy Cline At Shawnee

    15/06/2018 Duration: 04min

    "And as we talked, it just seemed as if we'd known each other all our lives!" Louise Seger

  • Fun Home: Alison Bechdel’s Graphic Novel Sings

    Fun Home: Alison Bechdel’s Graphic Novel Sings

    07/06/2018 Duration: 04min

    Two actors talk about how their own family experiences informs their parts of Alison Bechdel's story.

  • Bloomington, Proud of “Aint Too Proud”

    Bloomington, Proud of “Aint Too Proud”

    07/06/2018 Duration: 04min

    "Being famous actually makes life harder!" a hard learned lesson for the group.

  • Early Music Festival Adds A “New” Kind Of Old Music

    Early Music Festival Adds A “New” Kind Of Old Music

    24/05/2018 Duration: 05min

    Local musicians Cindy Kallet and Grey Larsen bring "new" Old-time music to the 2018 Bloomington Early Music Festival.

  • The Wizard of Oz

    The Wizard of Oz

    16/04/2018 Duration: 04min

    "Aunt Em is all about 'no nonsense,' and Glinda is all about nonsense!" Ashleigh Thompson

  • West Side Story, A Teen Tale For Generations

    West Side Story, A Teen Tale For Generations

    09/04/2018 Duration: 04min

    I’m George Walker for WFIU Arts. West Side Story opened this weekend at the IU Opera Theater. When the show debuted on Broadway in 1957 I was just about the age of Baby John, the youngest member of the Jets. My friends and I spent a lot of time listening to the gang’s “Officer Krupke” […]

  • Cinderella: The Story Evolves

    Cinderella: The Story Evolves

    01/03/2018 Duration: 03min

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  • Stages Bloomington Ventures Into The Woods

    Stages Bloomington Ventures Into The Woods

    22/02/2018 Duration: 05min

    Be careful of what you wish for! Stephen Sondheim

  • Barbershop Harmony On WFIU

    Barbershop Harmony On WFIU

    06/02/2018 Duration: 12min

    it's the sound of America...in close four part harmony

  • Carmel’s Songbook Foundation Acquires The Asherwood Estate

    Carmel’s Songbook Foundation Acquires The Asherwood Estate

    22/01/2018 Duration: 07min

    The Great American Songbook Foundation has just received a donation of a $30 million estate, the first steps towards creating a museum.

  • Peter Pan Flies Into The Buskirk-Chumley

    Peter Pan Flies Into The Buskirk-Chumley

    11/12/2017 Duration: 05min

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  • Music That Moves Us: The Civil Rights Songbook

    Music That Moves Us: The Civil Rights Songbook

    20/02/2017 Duration: 15min

    Local musicians create music to lend to the Black Lives Matter movement, and Dr. Tyron Cooper talks about the history of African American protest music.

  • Malcolm Dalglish Serves Up Music And Four Dozen Apple Pies

    Malcolm Dalglish Serves Up Music And Four Dozen Apple Pies

    13/02/2017 Duration: 06min

    Love Songs For A Lasting World is part music and dance extravaganza, part apple pie fest.

  • At Home With Busman’s Holiday

    At Home With Busman’s Holiday

    01/12/2016 Duration: 12min

    The newest album from Bloomington band Busman's Holiday was two years in the making

  • Backstage Pass: Four Decades On The Bloomington Music Scene

    Backstage Pass: Four Decades On The Bloomington Music Scene

    18/11/2016 Duration: 12min

    Longtime WFHB Music Director Jim Manion finds continuity between Hoagy Carmichael's musical impulses and the DIY spirit of today's punk shows.

  • Kenny Aronoff: His Life Was Saved By Rock And Roll

    Kenny Aronoff: His Life Was Saved By Rock And Roll

    18/11/2016 Duration: 12min

    Rock drumming legend Kenny Aronoff reflects on a moment when he knew he would either hit paydirt or be sent packing.

  • St. Charles Parent Band: Picking Up Where They Left Off

    St. Charles Parent Band: Picking Up Where They Left Off

    21/10/2016 Duration: 09min

    Is music-making valuable only when pursued toward mastery? The St. Charles Parent Band revels in its amateur status, yet nudges members toward improvement.

  • My Bubba: Intimate Sounds, Fresh Impressions

    My Bubba: Intimate Sounds, Fresh Impressions

    23/09/2016 Duration: 05min

    The Swedish/Icelandic folk duo, My Bubba, brings artistic intimacy to its audiences through minimalist folk music -- and bacteria samples.

  • After Lollapalooza And The Warped Tour, Alexa Tackles Lotus

    After Lollapalooza And The Warped Tour, Alexa Tackles Lotus

    23/09/2016 Duration: 14min

    Aubrey Seader takes Alexa Bruetman, freshman at IU and avid concert-goer, to the Lotus World Music and Arts Festival, and sees the festival through new eyes.

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