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Local Book Lovers Share Their Current Reads

People read books for many reasons, and a highly literate community like ours has voracious readers. Writer Allison Yates spoke to just nine local literati, and she discovered people are reading books that help them to reflect inwardly, learn about (or escape!) the outside world, stay informed, and investigate the past. Click here to read the full story.

Cardinal Stage Company Brings a Powerful, Contemporary Adaptation of Frankenstein’s Creature to Life by Benjamin Beane

In Nick Dear’s contemporary adaptation of Frankenstein, the Creature confronts his Creator in a morally nuanced, existential variation of the “monster story.” Cardinal Stage Company founder Randy White returns to Bloomington to direct the show and notes that the play’s “focus on the Creature as Other” gives it power and relevance — and dovetails with Indiana University’s Themester on Diversity, Difference, and Otherness. Click here to read more about Frankenstein.

‘Read Local’: A Letter from the Desk of Emily Winters, LP’s Marketing and Advertising Director

Limestone Post Marketing and Advertising Director Emily Winters toots her horn about why she loves LP (and you should, too)! A woman with a mission, Emily helps LP’s in-depth, informative stories find their way to loyal readers and the broader community. “The need for homegrown stories and independent voices is ever-pressing," she writes. "LP publishes stories that not only showcase Bloomington’s creativity and quirkiness, but they also examine issues and pose questions that help make us a more informed and engaged community." Click here to read more.

Behind the Curtain: Va-Va-Va-Vaudeville

It’s a juggernaut! It’s a celebration of Bloomington’s amazing talent! It’s an extravagant array of performers — jugglers, dancers, comedians, aerial acrobats, burlesque performers, musicians, and even clever canines! It’s Va-Va-Va-Vaudeville! Jennifer Pacenza takes you Behind the Curtain of this variety show playing this weekend at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. Click here to read the full story.

Nest Generation Initiative: Cardinal Stage Company Offers Generous Ticket Subscription Program to Spread the Love of Live Theater by Benjamin Beane

Many people understand the enormous impact live theater can have on a person’s life. Cardinal Stage Company is now making it easy to give someone under 35 a full-season subscription to its Mainstage productions. And it’s just $35. That’s 5 shows in the 2017-2018 season for $35. It’s called the Nest Generation Initiative, and its true value lies with giving young adults an unforgettable experience — the chance to support and enjoy live theater. Click here to read more about the Nest Generation.

Lineup for 24th Lotus World Music Festival Announced

The lineup for the 24th annual Lotus World Music and Arts Festival has been announced. In the coming weeks, writer Benjamin Beane will profile some of the more prominent acts that will perform. Lotus, which Beane says “perfectly encapsulates Bloomington’s celebration of cultural diversity,” begins September 28. Click here for the provisional lineup.

‘All the Beautiful Sounds of the World’: ‘West Side Story’ is a Beautiful Send-off for an Accomplished Career and Exemplary 10th Season at Cardinal Stage

Cardinal Stage Company’s 10th season culminates with America’s classic retelling of Romeo and Juliet. Boasting one of the most iconic scores in musical theatre, West Side Story will feature the Sharks and Jets dancing it out at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater, addressing matters of love, race, and class through musical performance. Click here to read more about Cardinal's West Side Story.

Expect Big Things from Cardinal Stage Company’s New Managing Director by Benjamin Beane

In preparing for his imminent departure to Chicago, Randy White, the Artistic Director of Cardinal Stage Company, has found an experienced and ambitious leader to shoulder the administrative responsibilities of the theatre. Gabe Gloden, the new Managing Director for Cardinal Stage Company, has big shoes to fill, but he also has big ideas and is ready to make Cardinal stronger in this “critical time.” Click here to learn more about Gabe Gloden!

B-town ‘Champion’ Brings Somali Soccer Film to Bus-Chum

The film Men in the Arena, showing in Bloomington at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater on October 26, documents two young Somalis who play on the national soccer team of their war-torn country. To escape terrorism, they emigrate to the United States. For several reasons, Bloomington’s Tyler Ferguson has championed the film. Click here to read the full story.

Genre-bending Musicians True to B-town’s Character

B-town is home to a variety of musicians and bands that bend and blend genres from punk to folk, country to classical, jazz to metal. Writer Sierra Vandervort says these different “factions” work together to create a vibrant and independent, yet supportive, music scene that is true to Bloomington’s central character. Click here to read the full story.

Movie Challenge at Buskirk-Chumley Promises ‘Instant Gratification’

Instant Gratification Movie Challenge celebrates seven years on June 5 at Buskirk-Chumley Theater. Producers Eric Ayotte and Charlie Jones sat with writer TJ Jaeger to discuss their monthly short-film festival, its roots in the “DIY punk scene,” and their effort in “keeping live cinema alive.” Click here to read the full story.