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Duke Ellington

February 2020

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Black, Brown and Beige: Duke Ellington’s Historic Jazz Symphony In January 1943 bandleader and composer Duke Ellington took his orchestra into Carnegie Hall for the first time, and chose to make his debut with an ambitious 45-minutelong musical depiction of the AfricanAmerican experience called Black, Brown and Beige. Performed at a moment when many scholars believe the Ellington band and its composer to have been at a creative zenith, with the nation in the midst of war and black people still living under segregation, Black, Brown and Beige is a complex American masterpiece that sets out to broaden a people’s and a country’s sense of its history. For Black History Month, Night Lights will feature music from that concert performance, as well as Ellington’s subsequent revisitations of his work. Host David Brent Johnson speaks with jazz artist Wynton Marsalis and Ellington historian Harvey Cohen. The episode will also feature Duke Ellington himself reflecting on his extended composition. The Carnegie Hall concert premiere of Black, Brown and Beige was in many ways a great success for Ellington; those in attendance that evening gave it an enthusiastic reception. He was booked into New York City’s popular Hurricane Club for six months afterwards, and throughout the rest of the 1940s he appeared at Carnegie Hall every year, almost always debuting ambitious new works such as “New World a-Comin’” and “The Liberian Suite,” though none came close to the length of Black, Brown and Beige. Black, Brown and Beige put Ellington into the realm of the concert hall, but not everybody thought that he belonged there. The reviews for Black, Brown and Beige were decidedly mixed, and Ellington found himself under attack from both classical critics such as Paul Bowles and jazz figures such as John Hammond, both of whom criticized Ellington for attempting to work in longer forms. The work’s initial reception, coupled with its unavailability for several decades, left it in a sort of limbo. When Duke Ellington passed away in 1974 at the age of 75, very few people had ever heard Black, Brown and Beige in its entirety. Three years later, the January 1943 concert was finally released as a triple-LP. In recent decades book-length scholarly studies have been devoted to Black, Brown and Beige, and it has been performed by other orchestras, including Jazz at Lincoln Center. Black, Brown and Beige is a musical mural of African-American history that has ultimately realized its creator’s hopes, even if he did not live to see those hopes fulfilled. Listen to Night Lights’ episode on Black, Brown and Beige February 7 at 9 p.m.

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Saturdays at 5 p.m. on WFIU2 | Sundays at 6 p.m. on WFIU February 1/2 – Boots Riley Boots Riley is a provocative and prolific poet, rapper, songwriter, producer, screenwriter, director, community organizer, and public speaker. His directorial film debut, Sorry to Bother You, premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and took audiences and critics by storm when it opened in theaters a few months later. He spoke with Janae Cummings in an onstage interview hosted by IU Cinema.

Jazz Notes This month a long-running Just You And Me tradition continues with Valentine’s Day dedications—we welcome jazz requests as always, but consider the genres broadened for this annual occasion. Dedications will be played on Wednesday, February 12 and Thursday, February 13; listen Mondays through Thursdays from 3 to 5 p.m. for further information on how to get your dedication on the air.

February 8/9 – Rob Dixon After graduating from Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, saxophonist Rob Dixon moved to the top of the music scene in New York City, working with legendary and popular artists such as the Count Basie Band, Tony Bennett, The Ellington Band, Producer Ali Shaheed Muhammad (DJ of A Tribe Called Quest), and The Skatalites. Dixon returned to Indianapolis in 2003, and is the artistic director for Indy Jazz Fest. He spoke with David Brent Johnson. February 15/16– Crystal Fleming Crystal Fleming is a writer and sociologist who researches racism in the United States and abroad. She earned degrees from Wellesley College and Harvard University and is associate professor of sociology and Africana studies at Stony Brook University. Fleming writes about race, sexuality, and politics for publications including The Root, Black Agenda Report, Vox, and Everyday Feminism. Her latest book is entitled How to Be Less Stupid About Race: On Racism, White Supremacy, and the Racial Divide. She spoke with Janae Cummings. February 22/13 – Tyron Cooper Dr. Tyron Cooper is a three-time Emmy award winner who is currently an assistant professor in the Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies at IU Bloomington. He was recently appointed director of Indiana University’s Archives of African American Music and Culture. His research is in Black gospel and Black popular music emphasizing live recording productions, religious belief and identity, as well as performance practice. He spoke with Mark Chilla. February 29/March 1 – Terrance Hayes Poet and artist Terrance Hayes is a 2014 MacArthur Fellow who was born in Columbia, South Carolina, and educated at Coker College where he studied painting and English and was an Academic All-American on the men’s basketball team. His recent poetry collection, American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin, was a finalist for the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the LA Times Book Award. He is currently a Professor of English at New York University. He spoke with Indiana Poet Laureate Adrian Matejka.

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February is also Black History Month, and in addition to special programming on Just You And Me, our Friday-evening classic-jazz program Night Lights takes a deep dive into Duke Ellington’s landmark 1943 work Black, Brown and Beige on February 7, featuring commentary from Wynton Marsalis, Ellington biographer Harvey Cohen, and Ellington himself. The following week highlights Nat King Cole’s groundbreaking mid-1950s television program, and on the 21st and 28th we’ll chat with native Bloomingtonian Mark Stryker about his recent book Jazz from Detroit. Afterglow pays tribute to Black History Month as well on the 7th with “The Songs of Razaf and Waller,” focusing on the dynamic songwriting team of Andy Razaf and Fats Waller, who counted “Ain’t Misbehavin’” and “Honeysuckle Rose” among their hits. The following week, Afterglow takes a romantic turn for Valentine’s Day with “My Heart Stood Still: Hearts in Popular Song,” exploring some of the most notable songs to use our cardiac muscle as a romantic metaphor. Other Afterglow programs this month feature the use of colors in popular song and Louis Armstrong’s duets with colleagues such as Ella Fitzgerald, Bing Crosby, and others.

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1 Saturday 1:00 METROPOLITAN OPERA Gershwin – Porgy and Bess One of America’s favorite operas returns to the Met for the first time in nearly 30 years. James Robinson’s stylish production transports audiences to Catfish Row on the Charleston waterfront, vibrant with the music, dancing, emotion, and heartbreak of its inhabitants. “If you’re going to stage Gershwin’s opera, this is how,” raved the Guardian when the new production premiered in London in 2018. David Robertson conducts a dynamic cast, featuring the sympathetic duo of Kevin Short and Angel Blue in the title roles and an all-star ensemble that includes Janai Brugger, Latonia Moore, Denyce Graves, Frederick Ballentine, Alfred Walker, and Donovan Singletary.

2 Sunday 1:00 PM FOLKTALES Folktale of Disagreement We’re touring the wide world of tiffs, tussles, rows, rhubarbs, debate, and differences, all in the finest of musical modes. 6:00 PM PROFILES Boots Riley

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8:00 PM THE NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC THIS WEEK Jaap van Zweden conducts Sibelius and Berlioz SIBELIUS: Violin Concerto in D Minor, Op. 47 Augustin Hadelich, violin Jaap van Zweden, conductor BERLIOZ: Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14 Jaap van Zweden, conductor

3 Monday 8:00 PM CHICAGO SYMPHONY Riccardo Muti conducts Shostakovich’s Babi Yar Prokofiev: Sinfonietta, Op. 5/48 Shostakovich: Symphony No. 13, Op. 113 (Babi Yar) (Alexey Tikhomirov, bass; Men of the Chicago Symphony Chorus; Duain Wolfe, director) Walker: Lyric for Strings 10:00 PM PIPEDREAMS Can This Be Love? In anticipation of Valentine’s Day, some popular and classical selections which examine the emotion that makes the world go round.

4 Tuesday 8:00 ETHER GAME Dungeons and Dragons Grab your 20-sided die, because the Ether Game Brain Trust is preparing for a campaign! We explore mythical beasts and fantasy adventures in classical music.

5 Wednesday 8:00 PM SYMPHONYCAST Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra JoAnn Falletta, conductor Elina Vähälä, violin WANG JIE: Symphony No. 1, “Awakening” SIBELIUS: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Minor, Op. 47 RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Scheherazade, Op. 35

6 Thursday 8:00 PM CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER Mozart & Brahms Mozart: Quintet in D major for Two Violins, Two Violas, and Cello, K. 593 The Orion String Quartet (Daniel Phillips, Todd Phillips, Violin; Steven Tenenbom, Viola; Timothy Eddy, Cello); Ida Kavafian, Viola Brahms: Trio in C minor for Piano, Violin, and Cello, Op. 101 Sitkovetsky Trio (Wu Qian, Piano; Alexander Sitkovetsky, Violin; Richard Harwood, Cello) 9:00 PM HARMONIA Swan Song We’ll hear late works—some left unfinished—by Renaissance and Baroque composers. Some works are directly related to composers’ deaths, while others were happenstance. 10:00 PM FIESTA! Portuguese Impressionism: António Fragoso If you think Impressionism was only French style of music, wait until you listen to Portuguese composer António Fragoso. He was a favorite of Debussy and in his short life, 1897-1918, he wrote some of the most beautiful music of that time.

7 Friday 8:00 AFTERGLOW The Songs of Razaf and Waller We kick off Black History Month by focusing on two of the most dynamic songwriters from the 1920s and ’30s, Andy Razaf and Fats Waller, who wrote such hits as “Ain’t Misbehavin’” and “Honeysuckle Rose.” 9:00 PM NIGHT LIGHTS Black, Brown and Beige: Duke Ellington’s Historic Jazz Symphony In 1943 Duke Ellington debuted a landmark 43-minute musical portrayal of the African-American experience at Carnegie Hall. We’ll hear music from it as well as commentary from Wynton Marsalis, Ellington biographer Harvey Cohen, and Ellington himself.

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8 Saturday 1:00 METROPOLITAN OPERA Berlioz – La Damnation de Faust Berlioz’s compelling take on the Faust legend returns for the first time in a decade, with an ideal lineup of stars. High-flying tenor Michael Spyres sings the doomed and besotted Faust, opposite dazzling mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča as the forsaken Marguerite and bass Ildar Abdrazakov as the malevolent Méphistophélès. Edward Gardner conducts.

9 Sunday 1:00 PM FOLKTALES Folktale of Courtship, Love and Folly We’re letting Cupid’s bow propel us through a world view of musical potions, and wise words to assist, cure and/or facilitate the love bug’s bite. 6:00 PM PROFILES Rob Dixon 8:00 PM THE NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC THIS WEEK Bernstein and Mehta conduct Haydn HAYDN: The Creation, Hob. XXI:2 Leonard Bernstein, conductor Judith Raskin, soprano Alexander Young, tenor John Reardon, baritone Camerata Singers HAYDN: Finale from Trumpet Concerto, Hob. VIIe/1 Philip Smith, trumpet Zubin Mehta, conductor SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No 7, “Leningrad”, Op. 60 Jaap van Zweden, conductor

10 Monday 8:00 PM CHICAGO SYMPHONY Conductor Riccardo Muti and Pianist David Fray Beethoven: Overture to Egmont, Op. 84 Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 37 (David Fray, piano) Brahms: Hungarian Dances Nos. 1, 3, 10, and 5 Hindemith: Symphony, Mathis der Maler

Wagner: Prelude to Act 3 of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Fritz Reiner, conductor) Wagner: Prelude to Act 1 of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Fritz Reiner, conductor) 10:00 PM PIPEDREAMS Rising Stars & Pipedreams Live! (I) Young winners of the Quimby-AGO Regional Competitions perform at the Community of Christ Auditorium in Independence, Missouri.

11 Tuesday 8:00 ETHER GAME High Gothic We’re building up this episode brick by brick all the way to the top of the spire, as we explore music written either for or about grand cathedrals.

12 Wednesday 8:00 PM SYMPHONYCAST Los Angeles Philharmonic Gustavo Dudamel, conductor Yuja Wang, piano ADAMS: Must the Devil Have All the Good Tunes? (World Premiere) MAHLER: Symphony No. 1

13 Thursday 8:00 PM CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER Music of the Enlightenment II Beethoven: Sonata in G major for Violin and Piano, Op. 96 Bella Hristova, Violin; Gilbert Kalish, Piano Mozart: Quartet in B-flat major for Strings, K. 589 Escher String Quartet (Adam BarnettHart, Danbi Um, Violin; Pierre Lapointe, Viola; Brook Speltz, Cello) 9:00 PM HARMONIA Star-Crossed Lovers “For never was a story of more woe / Than this of Juliet and her Romeo.” Even legendary love stories can be… complicated. We’ll untie the tales of star-crossed lovers through music of composers like Abelard, Peri, and Handel. Plus, our featured release is In seculum viellatoris: The Medieval Vielle performed by Le Miroir de Musique.

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10:00 PM FIESTA! Brazilian Hidden Treasures For the last 100 years, Brazil has been a musical powerhouse, not just for popular music, like the famous samba and bossa nova, but also for its classical composers. Fiesta features some of the best-hidden treasures of Brazilian concert music, including works by Alceo Bocchino, Alexandre Levy, and other Brazilian secret masters.

14 Friday 8:00 AFTERGLOW My Heart Stood Still: Hearts in Popular Song For Valentine’s Day, we explore some jazz standards with heart, including “Heart and Soul,” “My Foolish Heart,” and “Young at Heart.” 9:00 PM NIGHT LIGHTS The Jackie Robinson of Television: The Nat King Cole Show Nat King Cole’s short-lived 1956-57 variety show was canceled for lack of ratings and advertisers, but it made an invaluable cultural contribution and blazed a trail for later African-American TV hosts.

15 Saturday 1:00 METROPOLITAN OPERA Massenet – Manon Exhilarating soprano Lisette Oropesa stars as the irresistible title character, the tragic beauty who yearns for the finer things in life, in Laurent Pelly’s revealing production. Tenor Michael Fabiano is the besotted Chevalier des Grieux, whose desperate love for Manon proves their undoing. Maurizio Benini conducts Massenet’s sensual score.

16 Sunday 1:00 PM FOLKTALES Folktale of Going Nowhere “A million miles from nowhere, is better than going nowhere, a million times.” That’s Anthony Liccione’s take on a stalled state of living, and if you’re stuck in a rut, spinning your wheels, or headed ninety miles an hour down a dead-end street, this is a Folktale to get you musically kick started along your way somewhere.

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6:00 PM PROFILES Crystal Fleming 8:00 PM THE NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC THIS WEEK Jaap van Zweden conducts Britten and Shostakovich BRITTEN: Violin Concerto, Op. 15 Simone Lamsma, violin Jaap van Zweden, conductor SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No 7, “Leningrad”, Op. 60 Jaap van Zweden, conductor SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 6, Op. 54 Leonard Bernstein, conductor SHOSTAKOVICH: Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 102 Helen Huang, piano Kurt Masur, conductor SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 14, Op. 135 Teresa Kubiak, soprano Issser Bushkin, bass Leonard Bernstein, conductor

17 Monday 8:00 PM CHICAGO SYMPHONY Riccardo Muti conducts Scheherazade Mozart: Overture to Don Giovanni, K. 527 Mozart: Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K. 550 Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade (Robert Chen, violin) 10:00 PM PIPEDREAMS Rising Stars & Pipedreams Live! (II) More young Quimby-AGO Regional Competition winners perform at the Community of Christ Auditorium in Independence, Missouri.

18 Tuesday 8:00 ETHER GAME Off Limits We explore censorship in classical music, so tune in for a show that’s sure to be [redacted].

19 Wednesday 8:00 PM SYMPHONYCAST Minnesota Orchestra Osmo Vänskä, conductor Rafał Blechacz, piano BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No. 1 STRAVINSKY: Rite of Spring Page 8 / February 2020

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8:00 PM CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER Americana Barber: Souvenirs for Piano, Four Hands, Op. 28 Gilles Vonsattel, Wu Han Piano O’Connor: FC’s Jig for Violin and Viola Arnaud Sussmann, Violin; Paul Neubauer, Viola Copland: Appalachian Spring Suite for Ensemble Violinist Kristin Lee, leading an ensemble of CMS artists Foster: Selections from The Social Orchestra for Ensemble (arr O’Connor) arranged by flutist Tara Helen O’Connor, performed by an ensemble of CMS artists 9:00 PM HARMONIA Mount Olympus Enlightenment thinkers looked back to the ancients to inspire their forwardthinking science and art. They found creativity in retelling tales from Greek and Roman mythology with a Baroque twist. We look at tales from the gods of Mount Olympus. 10:00 PM FIESTA! Mexican Composers: The Group of Four As the Russians, have their Group of Five and the French their Group of Six, Mexican music boasts the “Grupo de los Cuatro” or Group of Four. They are Daniel Ayala, Salvador Contreras, Blas Galindo and José Pablo Moncayo. We feature music and stories of these great composers.

1:00 METROPOLITAN OPERA Mozart – The Marriage of Figaro Anita Hartig, Hanna-Elisabeth Müller, and Marianne Crebassa star in Mozart’s scintillating class comedy and Cornelius Meister conducts Sir Richard Eyre’s fast-paced production.

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23 Sunday 1:00 PM FOLKTALES Folktale of Illumination Here’s a pro tip from film director, Aaron Rose: “In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary.” That’s a “ray of thought” we’re following this week, in a golden glow of music, and musical customs from folk worlds old and new, all certain to directly light the way to a fine audio aurora. 6:00 PM PROFILES Tyron Cooper 8:00 PM THE NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC THIS WEEK Bernstein and Masur conduct Shostakovich SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 6, Op. 54 Leonard Bernstein, conductor SHOSTAKOVICH: Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 102 Helen Huang, piano Kurt Masur, conductor SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 14, Op. 135 Teresa Kubiak, soprano Issser Bushkin, bass Leonard Bernstein, conductor

8:00 AFTERGLOW Chasing Rainbows: Colors in Popular Song We explore the colorful spectrum of popular songs, from “Red Sails in the Sunset” to “Deep Purple” and everything in between. 9:00 PM NIGHT LIGHTS Made in Detroit: Jazz from the Motor City, Part 1 Bloomington native and longtime Detroit Free Press music writer Mark Stryker joins us to talk about his recent book Jazz from Detroit and the musicians it profiles.

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24 Monday 8:00 PM CHICAGO SYMPHONY Riccardo Muti conducts Beethoven and Gershwin Vivaldi: Piccolo Concerto in C Major, RV 444 (Jennifer Gunn, piccolo) Benshoof: Concerto in Three Movements for Piccolo and Orchestra (Jennifer Gunn, piccolo) Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 36 Stephenson: Bass Trombone Concerto (World premiere) (Charles Vernon, trombone) Gershwin: An American in Paris

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10:00 PM PIPEDREAMS A Few Rare Welsh Bits Intriguing choral and organ repertoire from or about Wales, to honor the country’s patron, Saint David, and the ‘Land of Song’.

25 Tuesday 8:00 ETHER GAME Black Sheep There’s always that member of the family that no one wants to talk about… and sometimes that person was a famous composer! We explore familial outcasts and other black sheep.

26 Wednesday 8:00 PM LIVE FROM JOSHI WFIU Music Director Joe Goetz hosts a live broadcast from the Georgina Joshi Recording Arts Studio at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, featuring student performances by the

Sileo Quartet, pianist Tristan Paradee, and jazz vocalist April Varner and her quartet.

27 Thursday 8:00 PM CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER International Virtuosity Kreisler: Viennese Rhapsodic Fantasietta for Violin and Piano Yura Lee, Violin; Gilbert Kalish, Piano Bartók: Contrasts for Violin, Clarinet, and Piano Alexi Kenney, Violin; Sebastian Manz, Clarinet; Alessio Bax, Piano Rachmaninov: Suite No. 2 in C minor for Two Pianos, Op. 17 Wu Qian, Anne-Marie McDermott, Piano 9:00 PM HARMONIA The Cathedral of Seville We head to Spain to explore music of the Seville cathedral. Seville became a cultural and financial powerhouse after a royal decree gave that city’s port exclusive rights to New World trade. Then, we move north to England for music from our featured release, The Lily & The Rose. 10:00 PM FIESTA! Music from Catalonia US born pianist Mac McClure developed a strong relationship with Catalonia and the Catalonian music scene. Fiesta features a selection of his solo piano recordings as well as vocal and chamber recordings by Joan Comellas, Joaquim Casssado, Federic Mompou, and other Catalonian composers.

29 Saturday 1:00 METROPOLITAN OPERA Handel – Agrippina Handel’s tale of intrigue and impropriety in ancient Rome receives its first Met performances, with star mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato as the controlling, power-hungry Agrippina and Harry Bicket conducting. The allstar cast features mezzo-soprano Kate Lindsey as Agrippina’s son and future emperor Nerone, soprano Brenda Rae as the seductive Poppea, countertenor Iestyn Davies as the ambitious officer Ottone, and bass Matthew Rose as the weary emperor Claudius.

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This month on WTIU television Crooked Stick: Songs in a Strange Land Thursday, February 6 at 9pm American slave spirituals of the 18th and 19th centuries often evoke feelings of raw power, deep empathy, pathos, and poetry. These important archival songs get an imaginative retelling in a new concert presentation, featuring internationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano Marietta Simpson in an intimate performance.

For the Love of WFIU It’s February and many of us are thinking of meaningful ways to show our love for the people and things that we value in our lives. If WFIU is something you just can’t live without, one way to show your love is to create a Charitable Gift Annuity that supplements your retirement income and leaves something to WFIU as well. If you are not yet ready to retire, a Deferred Charitable Gift Annuity is a good investment. You could set up a deferred gift annuity that will make fixed payments to you five to ten years out. After five years, you might discover you don’t yet need the income payments for your retirement. If so, there is another option: a Flexible Deferred Gift Annuity that lets you choose a time that will be the earliest date to receive gift annuity payments (e.g., Page 10 / February 2020

Crooked Stick: Songs in a Strange Land is a one-hour concert event originally recorded before a live studio audience in the WTIU studios as a new addition to unique collections on Black music at the Indiana University Archives of African American Music and Culture. The performance features Simpson, who has toured with the New York Philharmonic and the Washington National Opera, and includes contemporary arrangements of standard Negro spiritual music infused with modern jazz, Latin and African rhythms. Teaming with Simpson to craft these modern arrangements is musical director Tyron Cooper, an Emmy Award winning composer/ arranger and ethnomusicologist at Indiana University.

in five years). The difference with a flexible deferred gift annuity is that when you reach that date, you can choose to delay payments even longer. To illustrate: Carol W. (age 58) owns a small retail business. She is also a great friend of WFIU. Earlier this year, she set up a flexible deferred gift annuity of $20,000. She decides she can wait five years for payments to begin, while her money grows. She can take a charitable deduction based on her gift size the year she sets up her gift and wait until later to receive annuity payments. However, after five years, if Carol does not yet need the income stream, she can postpone the payments a few more years. The longer she continues to postpone the payments, the greater the payments will be under the flexible deferred gift annuity agreement.

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The project title, “crooked stick,” references an old maxim celebrating those who could “hit a straight lick with a crooked stick”—or overcome remarkable difficulties to do remarkable things—in this case referencing those enslaved Black people in the United States during the 18th and 19th centuries who created a distinct, sacred music that reflected their religious beliefs and their hope, strength, and resistance during chattel slavery. Today the music of Crooked Stick: Songs in a Strange Land is still sparking remarkable things by motivating today’s top musicians to blend modern rhythms and harmonies with these old narratives in ways that uplift audiences and ignite the spirit of humanity.

With bank interest rates so low on savings accounts, it’s a good way to put your money to work for you—and to arrange for a charitable gift to the station you love and trust! For more information on Charitable Gift Annuities go online to or contact Connor Hakes at 812-856-3964 or

A Gift Anyone Can Afford Did you realize there are ways to support WFIU that do not affect your lifestyle or jeopardize your family’s security? Consider including WFIU in your will. Simply provide your attorney with the following: “I give, devise, and bequeath [the sum of/a percentage of/or the residue of my estate] to the Indiana University Foundation, a nonprofit Indiana corporation with principal offices in Bloomington, Indiana, for the benefit and unrestricted support of WFIU, Indiana University, Bloomington campus.”

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Remembering Peter Jacobi We were saddened to learn that Peter Jacobi passed away on Christmas Eve. He was 89.

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at Indiana University beginning in 1985. He was the author of two books about feature writing. At the time of his passing, Peter had been widowed for just under three months. He is survived by two sons and three grandchildren.

Peter’s relationship with WFIU and its listeners was long and multifaceted. He served as an occasional host of our interview program Profiles, sitting down for an hour with guests ranging from mezzo-soprano Mary Ann Hart to Pipedreams host Michael Barone. He could be counted on to match every pledge made during Saturday opera broadcasts with a generous gift of his own. And, he was a founding member of the WFIU Community Advisory Board, on which he held a seat for more than a quarter-century, from 1989 to 2016. WFIU Station Operations Director John Bailey recalls, “He had a truly good heart. He could be unsparing in his criticism – but he was never petty, and always on point. I always felt every word he spoke was in service of making our programming, our station, our culture at large, better.” The Bloomington arts community also knew Peter as one of its best critics. His column for the Herald-Times, “Music Beat,” covered fine arts performances large and small, and appeared from 1985 until just over a week before he died. In his career, Peter was primarily an educator, having taught journalism at Northwestern University for 26 years until 1981, then Courtesy photo: IU Media School

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February 2020 - Radio Guide  

Listening Guide for WFIU – Public Radio Serving South Central Indiana

February 2020 - Radio Guide  

Listening Guide for WFIU – Public Radio Serving South Central Indiana