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Bloomington residents express concern over performance spaces

April 19th, 2018

Anna Tiplick, an 18-year-old from Bloomington, attended Hip Hop Connxion’s showcase at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater on March 25, 2018. She said except for the theater, there are few places to showcase performances in town.

“There’s really only one place off campus to showcase small name performers, and it’s pretty small,” she said. “If there was at least one more, that could be helpful.”

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Rachel Glago: Youngest member of arts commission seeks to impact Bloomington

March 29th, 2018

In the second grade, Rachel Glago’s teacher informed her parents she was too shy. Her teacher suggested she enroll in theater to gain public speaking skills. From this point, she was involved in theater until the end of high school.

“I think there’s something really special about the theater world, no matter where you go,” Glago said. “The community is very connected with each other and its very driven, it’s very progressive, it likes to ask questions and that’s very important for me.”

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Challenging experience became rewarding in the end

March 27th, 2018

The beginning of my experience working on the Person on The Street story was uncomfortable and awkward. I stood on the corner of Kirkwood and Walnut with my camera around my neck and worriedly paced back and forth.

Interviews have never been my strong suit and adding strangers into the mix did not help. It took me a little bit to work up the courage to ask someone for their time. By the time I finally did, it came out very quiet and the lady I asked had to have me repeat what I said. The woman, however, declined an interview.

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Bloomington residents say arts are well represented in community

March 1st, 2018

Bloomington provides a variety of arts and entertainment events around town, according to random interviews conducted on the corner of Kirkwood and Walnut on Feb. 10 and Feb. 13.

Greg Sullivan, 64, is from Chicago but moved to Bloomington several years ago. He said the variety of art is why he moved to the area. It’s also why he has always owned property in the area. He said its representation is expansive for a city of its size.

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On the Beat – Arts and Entertainment

February 15th, 2018

KEEPING SCORE OF WHO’S IN CHARGE OF AMERICA’S ORCHESTRAS

Jan. 30, 2018                

Michael Cooper, New York Times

Chicago Symphony Orchestra announced Riccardo Muti would remain music director “at least through summer of 2022.” Additionally, various orchestras across the country have extended contracts with their artistic directors, but many still search for their replacements.

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Bio: Alexandra Davie

Alexandra Davie
Alexandra Davie is a senior studying journalism with a concentration in public relations and a minor in arts management. She is the Alumni, Marketing and Public Relations Co-Chari for Camp Kesem at Indiana University, a student-run organization that puts on a camp for children affected by their parent's cancer. In her spare time, you can find her designing graphics, reading, watching "Supernatural" or listening to music. She is passionate about communications, music and social media. Combining these passions, she hopes to one day help fill the world of music with endless love and enthusiasm.