October lineup includes talk and talent show at IU Auditorium

The IU Auditorium invites shows from around the world to take place on the IU campus. This month, they’ll feature music from Soweto, South Africa, a conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Nikole Hannah-Jones, and the Broadway classic “My Fair Lady,” among other exciting shows.

Soweto Gospel Choir

From the South African town of the same name, the Soweto Gospel Choir will perform their concert, “HOPE: It’s Been a Long Time Coming,” at 7 p.m. on October 18. This concert commemorates the South African freedom movement, as well as the United States civil rights movement, and will feature both South African freedom songs and civil rights anthems by Billie Holiday, Curtis Mayfield and Aretha Franklin. Student tickets start at $14 and can be purchased on the IU Auditorium website.

Therese Caputo live!

Star of TLC’s “Long Island Medium,” Theresa Caputo will host her show, “The Experience,” at 7:30 p.m. on October 19. Caputo will move through the audience and communicate with deceased loved ones of audience members. She’s been in the business for over 20 years and has appeared on many staples of the talk show circuit such as “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and today.” Tickets start at $49.75 and can be purchased on the IU Auditorium website.

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A conversation with Nikole Hannah-Jones

Nikole Hannah-Jones, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and creator of the 1619 project, will speak at 7 p.m. on October 20. and community. Hannah-Jones’ career in reporting has focused on critically examining racial inequality, and her work has won her the MacArthur Fellowship, a Peabody Prize, and the Pulitzer Prize, among other accolades. The event will be free for IUB students. Tickets are $25 for IU faculty and community and can be found here.

Big man on campus

Zeta Tau Alpha will present a male talent show at 8 p.m. on October 21. The show will benefit IU Medical Center’s breast cancer research efforts and the NFL Pink Ribbon Project, which promotes breast cancer awareness. The event will include a silent auction and vote on the talent show contestants for the title “Big Man On Campus”. Student tickets start at $15 and can be found here.

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“My Fair Lady”

For the first time in over 20 years, “My Fair Lady” will return to Bloomington at 7:30 p.m. on October 25 and 26. The Lincoln Center Theater production of the Broadway classic received rave reviews in The New York Times and NY1. Student tickets start at $17 and can be found here.

Dennis James organizes Halloween

Dennis James will return with his annual Halloween show at 7 p.m. on October 28. James will play behind a recreation of the 1940 radio drama “Suspense” on the 4,543 pipe organ in the IU Auditorium. This year, for the first time, students from IU’s Theater, Drama and Contemporary Dance department will perform the show. This will be James’ first use of live actors in the event’s history. Student tickets start at $8 and can be found here.

Angela C. Hale