Bloomington: Experience History Art and Wine In Southern Indiana

Jackie Sheckler Finch
May 1, 2016
Bloomington: Experience History Art and Wine In Southern Indiana
When night spreads its velvet cloak over Bloomington, Indiana, and stars shine their brightest, it's easy to see how composer Hoagy Carmichael was inspired to write his lovely classic, "Stardust." The story goes that Carmichael - who was born in Bloomington and attend- ed Indiana University (IU) - was taking an evening stroll around the campus in 1927 when the starry night sparked his imagination. Hurrying to an old piano in the Book Nook, Carmichael composed the popular tune. Today, visitors can see Carmichael's gravesite at Rose Hill Cemetery and his statue seated at a piano on the IU campus.
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