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On the Beat – Arts & Entertainment

October 1st, 2020 by


BACKLASH OVER “CUTIES” LEADS TO SPIKE IN NETFLIX CANCELLATIONS

Sept. 17, 2020

Axios Staff, Axios

Many Netflix subscribers are canceling their subscriptions in response to a new French film “Cuties.” The director says the film condemns the over-sexualization of young girls, but many high-profile figures argue that it propagates the opposite.



52 YEARS AGO, THELONIOUS MONK PLAYED A HIGH SCHOOL. NOW EVERYONE CAN HEAR IT.

Sept. 16, 2020

Marcus J. Moore, New York Times

Thelonious Monk played at Palo Alto High School in 1968, during a time of racial unrest in the city. A recording of the show that brought Black and white people together 52 years ago is now being released amid similar racial turmoil nationwide.



BROOKLYN MUSEUM TO SELL 12 WORKS AS PANDEMIC CHANGES THE RULES

Sept. 16, 2020

Robin Pogrebin, New York Times

Museums are struggling during the pandemic, and now some are selling works to pay for the upkeep of their collections. This formerly shunned practice has become a necessity as travel and gathering restrictions continue.



BYTEDANCE PICKS ORACLE IN HIGH-PROFILE BID FOR VIDEO APP TIKTOK

Sept. 13, 2020

Steven Overly, Politico

After a bidding war that lasted just over a month, database company Oracle appears victorious with a winning bid for TikTok’s U.S. operations. The sale will still need to be signed off by both the U.S. and Chinese governments.



FOURTH STREET FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS AND CRAFTS CANCELED, MOVED ONLINE

Sept. 3, 2020

Skye McLaughlin, IDS

The Fourth Street Festival was moved online due to COVID-19. As a result, the annual exhibit of artists and musicians will be held online until Dec. 31. And nine bands will have prerecorded performances on the Fourth Street Festival website.



WYLIE HOUSE EXHIBIT PORTRAYS MARGINALIZED, SILENCED HOOSIERS

May 16, 2020

Jana Wilson, Bloom Magazine

Eight artists were chosen to create art portraying Hoosiers who have been silenced in history. They produced a Wylie House exhibit celebrating many stories, including those of African Americans, Native Americans, and women in the Bloomington area.



RETIRED IU PROFESSOR PAMELA WALTERS BRINGS CUSTOM-FIT SLOW FASHION TO BLOOMINGTON

Apr. 16, 2020

Gillian Paxton, Bloomington Beat

Pamela Walters owns the online fashion retailer Silk + Steel, which is based out of her home studio in Bloomington. Her focus is on slow fashion, which creates durable, sustainable clothing without exploiting underpaid workers.



RESIDENTS OF BLOOMINGTON EXPRESS A MIX OF OPINIONS ON THE CHANGING MUSIC SCENE

Apr. 7, 2020

Ellie Anton, Bloomington Beat

Most Bloomington residents agree that the local music scene is not what it used to be. There are fewer shows, and most bands play at bars, excluding minors from the scene. The house band scene is transitioning online, and most live shows are cover bands.



MONROE COUNTY COMMISSION PLANS LIMESTONE QUARRY HERITAGE PARK

Jan. 21, 2020

Laurie D. Borman, Limestone Post

Bloomington residents have been swimming in quarries for decades, and quarry owners have tried to stop swimmers to little avail. The city now plans to buy a northside quarry which it hopes to turn into a park. Swimming in the park will be banned.



THE MURALS OF BLOOMINGTON ­­­– PHOTOS AND TRAIL MAP

Dec. 18, 2019

M.J. Bower, Limestone Post

The City of Bloomington is planning more murals to add to the collection that blankets the town. The murals are good for business and make the town look pretty, while giving work, exposure and experience to local artists.