Arts interviews, reviews, and features from WFIU Public Media from Indiana University.
City of Angels Review
Joshua Scott Carter as Stone, the detective, with Mary Beth Black as Oolie, the secretary. I’m George Walker for WFIU Arts. City of Angels at IU’s Ruth N. Halls Theatre is a musical inspired by those dark mystery dramas like The Maltese Falcon. Larry Gelbart’s book with David Zipel‘s lyrics and Cy Coleman’s jazzy score […]
West Side Story, A Teen Tale For Generations
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” […]
The IU Vocal Jazz Ensemble Chimes In For Christmas
"The Singing Hoosier's and the Chimes of Christmas goes backdecades. We've welcomed the Vocal Jazz Ensemble to join us since their inception." Ly Wilder
St. Charles Parent Band: Picking Up Where They Left Off
Is music-making valuable only when pursued toward mastery? The St. Charles Parent Band revels in its amateur status, yet nudges members toward improvement.
Sweet Charity, Musical Snapshots Of New York in the 60s
An Unusual Home Studio That Launched Many Careers
Audio engineer Mark Hood started his successful career in an unlikely place.