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On the Beat – Arts & Entertainment

October 1st, 2020 by

GATEKEEPING UNNECESSARILY SHAMES PEOPLE FOR ENJOYING MUSIC

Sept. 16, 2020

Alexandra Sulewski, Indiana Daily Student

“Gatekeeping” is shaming someone for being less informed on a musical group or becoming a fan later in an artist’s career. This is a harmful action that contradicts what music is about and to do so is to shame the fan. 


IU THEATRE POSTPONES PLAY ABOUT ASYLUM SEEKERS AFTER BACKLASH OVER INAUTHENTIC CASTING

Sept. 7, 2020

Claudia Gonzalez-Diaz, Indiana Daily Student

IU theatre staff canceled “Asylum Anguish: Stories from the Border,” after they couldn’t cast with enough diversity. The play casts a variety of racial, ethnic and gender roles. IU theatre is making diversity a “principal factor in casting” moving forward.


TRUMP FURIOUSLY DENIES REPORT HE DISPARAGED MILITARY SERVICE, INSULTED DEAD AND DISABLES TROOPS

Sept. 4, 2020

Evan Semones, Politico 

President Trump denies an Atlantic report that he called dead American veterans “losers,” repeatedly criticized U.S. military members and asked a disabled veteran to be removed from a parade. He claimed the article attempted to influence the election.


FIRST THURSDAYS TAKES PLACE IN PERSON, SPREAD THROUGHOUT CAMPUS FOR SOCIAL DISTANCING

Sept. 4, 2020

Swarna Gowtham, Indiana Daily Student

IU hosted one of the few scheduled events with the first First Thursdays of the year. The event took place outdoors across campus and hosted food trucks, live music and various IU organizations. All attendees wore masks and registered for contact tracing. 


7 POLICE OFFICERS SUSPENDED AS A BLACK MAN’S SUFFOCATION ROILS ROCHESTER

Sept. 3, 2020

Sarah Maslin Nir, Michael Wilson, Troy Closson and Jesse McKinley

Rochester police suspended seven officers involved in the suffocation of Daniel Prude. The suspension comes one day after footage of officers holding a hooded Prude down for two minutes were made public. These actions come five months after the incident.


COLLEGES DRIVE A NEW WAVE OF CORONAVIRUS HOTSPOTS

Sept. 3, 2020

Sam Baker, Andrew Witherspoon, Axios 

The country’s COVID-19 numbers improved in recent weeks, but they’ve since turned for the worse. COVID-19 cases are growing at an unsafe rate. The return of college students to campuses is at the center of this problem.


PUBLIC SECTOR JOB LOSS IS COMING. WOMEN WILL BE HIT THE HARDEST

Sept. 2, 2020

Chabeli Carrazana

Tax revenues are dropping causing local and state government budgets to do the same. Layoffs in the public sector are anticipated and women, who’ve lost 80,000 jobs already, are the most at risk group to be laid off. 


BROWN COUNTY MUSIC CENTER BRINGS BIG NAMES TO NASHVILLE 

May 19, 2020

Aaron Brewington, Bloom Magazine

The new Brown County Music Center is filling a decade long-void left after a 2009 fire wrecked the Little Nashville Opry. Now, the new music center is selling out crowds and pulling in big name bands such as the Beach Boys and Willie Nelson. 


BLOOMINGTON RESIDENTS SAY LOCAL ACTION IS ANSWER TO INCREASING MUSIC DIVERSITY

Nov. 1, 2019

Claire Robidoux, Bloomington Beat

Bloomington is behind in music diversity relative to other larger cities. Locals say the solution is to increase demand in diverse artists, to hire larger artists and to target young audiences.


INFLUX OF TATTOO SHOPS PROVIDE INSPIRATION MORE THAN COMPETITION

Nov. 29, 2018

Paige Venturi, Bloomington Beat

Bloomington is home to 10 tattoo parlors. Four of them were added in the last three years. Competition between them was expected. Instead, the relationship birthed inspiration and creative freedom for local artists.