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ig-news-digest         friday, april 28 2000         volume 03 : number 071


today's subjects:
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  [ig-news] duke chronicle article 4/26/00                 [memememi@aol.com]
  [ig-news] tour info             [michael cunningham <mcunningham@pbp1.com>]


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date: thu, 27 apr 2000 07:38:19 edt
from: memememi@aol.com
subject: [ig-news] duke chronicle article 4/26/00


[sherlyn's note: this message was originally sent to the indigo
girls mailing list at netspace.org.]

i found this article about last nights show at duke university.


controversy puzzles indigo girls
norbert schurer
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duke chronicle  april 26, 2000    issue


  when the last day of classes schedule was announced, some students
complained that the indigo girls do not appeal to them-or to a large segment
of the student body. but indigo girl emily saliers has an appeal of her own:
"just open your hearts up."


intrigued by the campus reaction to the announcement, saliers points out:
"our whole message is about celebrating diversity and respect among people
and creatures, and also having a good time."


saliers believes her band should not be reduced to just one aspect.


"to me, we're a lot of different things, and a lot of the music just has to
do with exploring issues of life. there are a lot of songs that are
sing-along songs and feel-good songs," she says, adding that the music
usually resonates with any audience.


at the same time, she concedes that the indigo girls can easily be
pigeonholed.


"we're aligned with a certain set of politics that may attract a certain
audience," says saliers, who, along with fellow band member amy ray, is known
for her liberal activism.


for example, the indigo girls' 1994 hit "least complicated" addresses the two
women's recognition of their homosexuality.


but saliers adds that their audience goes beyond what some may suspect.


"we have a large gay following, for obvious reasons, [but] they don't make up
the largest percentage of our fans," she says. "we have more women fans than
men fans, and we have a large college following and a growing high school
following."


regardless of who is in the audience, saliers says the band enjoys playing
live.


"our experience with the crowd has just been a joyful experience," she says.
"i can't imagine really alienating anybody unless they are turned off by the
politics of some of our songs."


as an example of their activism, the indigo girls announced recently that
they had canceled next week's scheduled performance in myrtle beach. the show
was canceled "in solidarity with the naacp and the tourism boycott of south
carolina in an effort to remove the confederate flag symbolism from the s.c.
capitol," according to the band's web site.


saliers speculates that other politically influenced bands, such as u2 or
rage against the machine, might not have gotten the same mixed reaction from
students.


"i think there's a lot of prejudice against women who are hotly political and
active and especially lesbian."


laughing, she adds, "[maybe] certain people just have an aversion to folk
music, especially women with guitars."


the indigo girls will be performing in page auditorium tonight as an acoustic
duo; they will not be accompanied by the band they brought on their most
recent tour, which visited the triangle last fall.


tonight, about half of the indigo girls' set will be from their new album
come on now social, while the other half will include classics such as
"closer to fine" and "shame on you."


the opening acts will be michelle malone, an acclaimed atlanta
singer/songwriter who saliers praises for her "beautiful voice," and
alternative rock band agents of good roots.


saliers says that she and ray are looking forward to playing on campus.
"college venues are practically the most fun to play because it's youthful
and unabated," she says. "it's just a nice environment. for people who are
active, that's the kind of stuff that we get inspired by."


=)
lisa

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date: thu, 27 apr 2000 08:54:18 -0400
from: michael cunningham <mcunningham@pbp1.com>
subject: [ig-news] tour info


[sherlyn's note: this is an excerpt of a message which was
originally sent to the indigo girls mailing list at
netspace.org.]


hkf's,


here's some upcoming on sale info:


06/03/00 atlanta, ga  chastain park amphitheatre
on sale: 04/29/00 - 10:00am  (404)249-6400 (local tm)


06/09/00 philadelphia, pa  mann music center
on sale: 04/28/00 - 10:00am  (215)336-2000 (local tm)


06/16/00 toronto, on  molson amphitheatre
on sale: 04/29/00 - 10:00am  (416)870-8000 (local tm)
[more info/links/phone numbers on my web site]


plus i've put these three new dates on my site and i echo the inquiry of
another post - is there any on sale info (or links) for any of these dates?


06/24/00 sioux falls, sd  washington pavilion
06/27/00 ames, ia  stevens auditorium
06/28/00 cedar rapids, ia  paramount theatre


[...]


a+e=ig


http://home.earthlink.net/~mcunningham5/indigotour.html
"...what a blessed sky"

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