Arts notes

Sunday, April 13, 2003

Grammy panel targets indie artists

The Chicago Chapter of the Recording Academy in partnership with ASCAP will present "DIY: How to be a Successful Independent Artist in a Regional Market" at 6:30 p.m. Monday at The Bottleneck, 737 N.H.

A panel of experts will discuss how to create and sustain a music career by relying on someone you can count on -- yourself. The event will cover a wide variety of subjects relevant for those breaking into the industry, such as marketing/promotions, budgets, the Internet and digital music, artist development, production, etc.

Panelists include: musician Approach, founder Miles Bonny, online entertainment editor Phil Cauthon, record producer Chuck Chapman, KJHK program director Bill Colburn, Datura Records co-owner Brent Lippincott, Lock-N-Load Records/5150 Mental Productions co-owner Keith Loneker, booking agent Edwin Morales, ASCAP rep Shawn Murphy and Lawrence Journal-World entertainment editor Jon Niccum.

The cost is $7 for Recording Academy members, ASCAP members and students (with valid student ID), and $10 for nonmembers. For more information on the event call (312) 786-1121 or e-mail

Jello Biafra to present anti-punditry, satire

Topeka -- Jello Biafra, the former lead singer of the Dead Kennedys who's known today as a social commentator who capitalizes on political anti-punditry, satire and biting opinions, will present "An Evening with Jello Biafra: A Spoken Word Night"" at 7 p.m. Friday in Room 100 of the Henderson Learning Resources Center on the Washburn University campus.

Program topics will include war with Iraq, American foreign and domestic policies and radical ideology.

Tickets are $5 and can be purchased in advance at the Groove Shack, 3911 S.W. 21st St., and Illusions, 529 S. Topeka Blvd. For more information, call (785) 231-1010, Ext. 1612.