Artsfest 2015

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Lincoln Unveiled
Thursday, April 9

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Schrott Center for the Arts
Ticket Price: Free

This interdisciplinary talk unveils and deconstructs some of the iconic misconceptions about Abraham Lincoln in the public discourse.

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Butler Theatre: Crime and Punishment
Thursday, April 9

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Black Box Theatre, Lilly Hall 168
Ticket Price: $5-$15

Butler Theatre presents Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s classic novel in an exciting adaptation that underscores the passion, guilt, and consequences that haunt a young man after a crucial mistake.

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Butler University wind ensemble concert in the Schrott Center April 25, 2013

Unlikely Heroes: Butler Wind Ensemble with Narrator Clarence Page
Thursday, April 9

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Schrott Center for the Arts
Ticket Price: $15-$30

From Tony and Maria of West Side Story to Abraham Lincoln, heroes can emerge from the most unlikely of circumstances and places.

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A Conversation with Lula Washington
Friday, April 10

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In this pre-performance discussion, Larry A. Attaway, Executive Director of Butler Ballet, speaks with Lula Washington about her career, her company, and dance performance.

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Butler Theatre: Crime and Punishment
Friday, April 10

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Black Box Theatre, Lilly Hall 168
Ticket Price: $5-$15

Butler Theatre presents Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s classic novel in an exciting adaptation that underscores the passion, guilt, and consequences that haunt a young man after a crucial mistake.

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Music and Movies at the IMA: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly
Friday, April 10

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Indianapolis Museum of Art
Ticket Price: $9-$15

View a screening of this spaghetti western classic, preceded by a performance of the score by local singers and musicians.

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Lula Washington Dance Theatre
Friday, April 10

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Schrott Center for the Arts
Ticket Price: $15-$30

In 1980, in an inner city neighborhood in South LA, the Lula Washington Dance Theatre was born.

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Butler Percussion Ensemble Family Concert
Saturday, April 11

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Schrott Center for the Arts
Ticket Price: FREE

Perfect for families with little ones, this fun and lively concert is a great opportunity to introduce kids to live performance.

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Composers and Culture: Latin American Music
Saturday, April 11

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Eidson Duckwall Recitial Hall
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Paul Borg presents “Outside the Mainstream: Piano Music by Latin Americans between 1870 and 1940” followed by Bill Engle’s talk, “A Clash of Cultures: How colonialization, religion, and the African slave trade transformed art, dance, and culture.”

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Dancers Among Us
Saturday, April 11

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Eidson Duckwall Recitial Hall
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Through film, live dance performance, and discussion, this program explores how people react to the physical differences we live with ourselves and the differences we see in others.

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Outlaws and Insiders: On Western Music since 1900
Saturday, April 11

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Lilly Hall 124
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Susan McClary discusses the challenges of determining who qualifies as “mainstream” in Twentieth-century Western music.

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Butler Theatre: Crime and Punishment
Saturday, April 11

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Black Box Theatre, Lilly Hall 168
Ticket Price: $5-$15

Butler Theatre presents Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s classic novel in an exciting adaptation that underscores the passion, guilt, and consequences that haunt a young man after a crucial mistake.

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Music and Movies at the IMA: Bonnie and Clyde + Brian Laidlaw
Saturday, April 11

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Indianapolis Museum of Art
Ticket Price: $9-$15

Minneapolis poet-songwriter Brian Laidlaw will perform Amoratorium, a multimedia album inspired by the legacy of Bonnie and Clyde.

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Butler Jazz Ensemble with Christian McBride Trio
Saturday, April 11

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Schrott Center for the Arts
Ticket Price: $15-$30

Three-time Grammy winner Christian McBride, among the leading jazz bass players of our time, joins with his trio and the Butler Jazz Ensemble for an unforgettable night of music.

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PLACEHOLDER Faculty Chamber Music

Chamber Music: Embracing the Outsider
Sunday, April 12

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Schrott Center for the Arts
Ticket Price: $15-$25

Enjoy an afternoon of chamber music as Butler faculty artists and guests perform works featuring those who dared to be different.

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Butler Theatre: Crime and Punishment
Sunday, April 12

2:00 pm | Add to Calendar
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Black Box Theatre, Lilly Hall 168
Ticket Price: $5-$15

Butler Theatre presents Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s classic novel in an exciting adaptation that underscores the passion, guilt, and consequences that haunt a young man after a crucial mistake.

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Clifton Truman Daniel: Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Sunday, April 12

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Eidson Duckwall Recitial Hall
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Lecturer, published author, and the oldest grandson of former US President Harry S. Truman speaks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

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About Broadway: Rodgers and Balanchine
Sunday, April 12

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An intimate conversation about the work of Richard Rogers with School of Music and Dance faculty members & Patricia Wilson, former Broadway actress.

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Song & Dance!
Sunday, April 12

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Schrott Center for the Arts
Ticket Price: $15-$25

Meet the outlaws and outsiders from the music of Richard Rodgers!

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Does Pole Dancing Contribute to Rape Culture?
Monday, April 13

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Eidson Duckwall Recitial Hall
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As a complement to the Jagged performance and Off the Floor documentary, this panel discussion will explore cultural issues and perceptions related to pole dancing.

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Jagged: A Contemporary Pole Dance Company
Monday, April 13

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Schrott Center for the Arts
Ticket Price: $15-$25

Jagged is a contemporary pole dance company that fuses the art of aerial pole work with concert and commercial dance.

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The Original Outsider: Hildegard of Bingen and Musical Mysticism
Tuesday, April 14

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A lecture by Nicholas Johnson, faculty member of Butler University School of Music and specialist in music history.

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Angela Brown and Friends: Mad Scenes!
Tuesday, April 14

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Schrott Center for the Arts
Ticket Price: $15-$25

Metropolitan Opera star Angela Brown and Indianapolis friends perform a special, intimate recital exclusively for ArtsFest.

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Progressive Lenses
Tuesday, April 14

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Schrott Center for the Arts
Ticket Price: $5-$10

Join us for an evening of progressive, classically influenced, and proto-progressive rock music performed by Butler School of Music faculty and guests.

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Refugees as Agents of Musical Change and Cultural Transformation
Wednesday, April 15

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Butler University School of Music faculty member Sally Childs-Helton and Jordan College of the Arts senior Aliah Ajamoughli discuss how refugees influence music in their native countries as well as world wide.

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Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars
Wednesday, April 15

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Ticket Price: $15-$25

A potent example of the redeeming power of music and the ability of the human spirit to persevere.

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Missouri Goddam: Revisiting Nina Simone’s Protest Songs Post-Ferguson
Thursday, April 16

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Drawing context from current events in the United States, Butler University faculty member Natalie Carter (English) discusses Nina Simone’s “Mississippi Goddam,” a song she wrote in response to the murder of civil rights activist Medgar Evers

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Stark Raving
Thursday, April 16

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Schrott Center for the Arts
Ticket Price: $15-$25

Witness an evening of extraordinary performances that push the boundaries of art and sanity – three contemporary, one-man shows performed with solo vocalists and a chamber ensemble.

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Butler Theatre: Crime and Punishment
Friday, April 17

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Black Box Theatre, Lilly Hall 168
Ticket Price: $5-$15

Butler Theatre presents Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s classic novel in an exciting adaptation that underscores the passion, guilt, and consequences that haunt a young man after a crucial mistake.

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Music and Movies at the IMA: Pump Up the Volume
Friday, April 17

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Indianapolis Museum of Art
Ticket Price: $9-$15

Pirate radio takes over this screening of Pump Up the Volume in the IMA underground parking garage.

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PLACEHOLDER Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra

Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra: Banned Music
Friday, April 17

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Schrott Center for the Arts
Ticket Price: $12-$30

Experience the rogues of the musical world!

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Butler JCFA dance department's Sleeping Beauty in Clowes Hall April 28, 2011

Butler Ballet: Sleeping Beauty
Friday, April 17

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Clowes Memorial Hall
Ticket Price: $20-$31.50

Indulge yourself in dreams that come true!

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BCAS Strings and the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra
Saturday, April 18

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Schrott Center for the Arts
Ticket Price: FREE

Hear what the future of music sounds like as the Butler Community Arts School and the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra string orchestras join together for a performance by young people for young people (and their parents)!

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Preschool in Indianapolis: How do we Level the Playing Field for all Children
Saturday, April 18

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Scott Elliot, Bureau Chief for Chalkbeat Indiana is joined by expert panelists to discuss the challenges and success related to preschool education in our city.

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Butler Composers Orchestra Workshop
Saturday, April 18

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Lilly Hall 112
Ticket Price: FREE

Join the Butler Composers’ Orchestra for this free interactive workshop on modern music.

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Butler Theatre: Crime and Punishment
Saturday, April 18

2:00 pm | Add to Calendar
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Black Box Theatre, Lilly Hall 168
Ticket Price: $5-$15

Butler Theatre presents Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s classic novel in an exciting adaptation that underscores the passion, guilt, and consequences that haunt a young man after a crucial mistake.

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History Making in Black and White
Saturday, April 18

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Butler University Honors Program students discuss how they captured their experiences during a recent trip commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights march.

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Butler Theatre: Crime and Punishment
Saturday, April 18

7:00 pm | Add to Calendar
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Black Box Theatre, Lilly Hall 168
Ticket Price: $5-$15

Butler Theatre presents Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s classic novel in an exciting adaptation that underscores the passion, guilt, and consequences that haunt a young man after a crucial mistake.

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Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band
Saturday, April 18

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Schrott Center for the Arts
Ticket Price: $15-$30

With a style and sound completely their own, Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band will make you stomp your feet and dance!

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Butler JCFA dance department's Sleeping Beauty in Clowes Hall April 28, 2011

Butler Ballet: Sleeping Beauty
Saturday, April 18

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Clowes Memorial Hall
Ticket Price: $20-$31.50

Indulge yourself in dreams that come true!

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Butler JCFA dance department's Sleeping Beauty in Clowes Hall April 28, 2011

Butler Ballet: Sleeping Beauty
Sunday, April 19

2:00 pm | Add to Calendar
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Clowes Memorial Hall
Ticket Price: $20-$31.50

Indulge yourself in dreams that come true!

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Butler Theatre: Crime and Punishment
Sunday, April 19

2:00 pm | Add to Calendar
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Black Box Theatre, Lilly Hall 168
Ticket Price: $5-$15

Butler Theatre presents Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s classic novel in an exciting adaptation that underscores the passion, guilt, and consequences that haunt a young man after a crucial mistake.

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Butler JCFA's Rejoice! concert in Clowes Memorial Hall December 11, 2010.

Carmina Burana and Les Noces
Sunday, April 19

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm | Add to Calendar
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Schrott Center for the Arts
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One of the most dramatic and recognizable choral works ever created, Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana is not just a piece of music, it is an experience.

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Desmond Tutu Center Presents: Out Open and Outspoken
Monday, April 20

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Spoken word artists from the community representing a diverse range of backgrounds will present original material related to the festival theme of Outlaws and Outsiders.

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