True Kevin Masterson and Emily Laudeman perform during the IU School of Medicine's annual Evening of the Arts at the Madame Walker Theatre, Saturday, April 12, 2014. Funds raised through the event support four free medical clinics around Indianapolis. Alex Farris
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2014.04.17
I had an interesting assignment on Saturday. Every assignment is interesting in its own way, but this one felt a bit like I was looking into my future.

Every year for 23 years now, IU School of Medicine students put on an Evening of the Arts. Medical students with added performance acumen do skits, play music, sing, and dance, and the proceeds from the event assist four free clinics in the Indianapolis area. It's a good cause, and it ensures future doctors know how they can positively impact their communities through more than just doing medicine. It was held at the Madame Walker Theatre Center, another place in Indy that I knew of, but had never been to without a photo assignment as an excuse. It reminded me of Bloomington's Buskirk-Chumley Theatre, and if something reminds me of Bloomington, that's usually a great sign.

The event felt like the future because a) I plan on going to medical school for an M.D./Ph.D. and b) I might feel, at whatever school I attend, the need to flex the muscles I built up in high school on the speech team and as Major General Stanley. That was a cool feeling, and I hope one day to be a part of that. If this sort of program isn't at the school I attend, maybe I'll start it...

The Star also judged the photos good enough for page 2, so that's a big plus. It was a good thing to wake up to on Monday.

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Isaac Su dances during the IU School of Medicine\'s annual Evening of the Arts at the Madame Walker Theatre, Saturday, April 12, 2014. Funds raised through the event support four free medical clinics around Indianapolis. Isaac Su dances during the IU School of Medicine's annual Evening of the Arts at the Madame Walker Theatre, Saturday, April 12, 2014. Funds raised through the event support four free medical clinics around Indianapolis. Alex Farris
Members of the IU School of Medicine orchestra, led by David P. Schurger (foreground), perform music from \ Members of the IU School of Medicine orchestra, led by David P. Schurger (foreground), perform music from "West Side Story" during IUSM's annual Evening of the Arts at the Madame Walker Theatre, Saturday, April 12, 2014. Funds raised through the event support four free medical clinics around Indianapolis. Alex Farris
Emcees James Grogan and Chad Flowers add modern moves to traditional Indiana dances like the square dance during the IU School of Medicine\'s annual Evening of the Arts at the Madame Walker Theatre, Saturday, April 12, 2014. Funds raised through the event support four free medical clinics around Indianapolis. Emcees James Grogan and Chad Flowers add modern moves to traditional Indiana dances like the square dance during the IU School of Medicine's annual Evening of the Arts at the Madame Walker Theatre, Saturday, April 12, 2014. Funds raised through the event support four free medical clinics around Indianapolis. Alex Farris
John Murray plays piano as Carissa May sings during the IU School of Medicine\'s annual Evening of the Arts at the Madame Walker Theatre, Saturday, April 12, 2014. Funds raised through the event support four free medical clinics around Indianapolis. John Murray plays piano as Carissa May sings during the IU School of Medicine's annual Evening of the Arts at the Madame Walker Theatre, Saturday, April 12, 2014. Funds raised through the event support four free medical clinics around Indianapolis. Alex Farris
Kevin Masterson and Emily Laudeman perform during the IU School of Medicine\'s annual Evening of the Arts at the Madame Walker Theatre, Saturday, April 12, 2014. Funds raised through the event support four free medical clinics around Indianapolis. Kevin Masterson and Emily Laudeman perform during the IU School of Medicine's annual Evening of the Arts at the Madame Walker Theatre, Saturday, April 12, 2014. Funds raised through the event support four free medical clinics around Indianapolis. Alex Farris
Fans hold up signs supporting the band The Phatty Livers during the IU School of Medicine\'s annual Evening of the Arts at the Madame Walker Theatre, Saturday, April 12, 2014. Funds raised through the event support four free medical clinics around Indianapolis. Fans hold up signs supporting the band The Phatty Livers during the IU School of Medicine's annual Evening of the Arts at the Madame Walker Theatre, Saturday, April 12, 2014. Funds raised through the event support four free medical clinics around Indianapolis. Alex Farris
Emcees James Grogan and Chad Flowers take selfies in between acts during the IU School of Medicine\'s annual Evening of the Arts at the Madame Walker Theatre, Saturday, April 12, 2014. Funds raised through the event support four free medical clinics around Indianapolis. Emcees James Grogan and Chad Flowers take selfies in between acts during the IU School of Medicine's annual Evening of the Arts at the Madame Walker Theatre, Saturday, April 12, 2014. Funds raised through the event support four free medical clinics around Indianapolis. Alex Farris
Adam Cantor performs during the IU School of Medicine\'s annual Evening of the Arts at the Madame Walker Theatre, Saturday, April 12, 2014. Funds raised through the event support four free medical clinics around Indianapolis. Adam Cantor performs during the IU School of Medicine's annual Evening of the Arts at the Madame Walker Theatre, Saturday, April 12, 2014. Funds raised through the event support four free medical clinics around Indianapolis. Alex Farris
Medical students perform an Indian dance at the end of the IU School of Medicine\'s annual Evening of the Arts at the Madame Walker Theatre, Saturday, April 12, 2014. Funds raised through the event support four free medical clinics around Indianapolis. Medical students perform an Indian dance at the end of the IU School of Medicine's annual Evening of the Arts at the Madame Walker Theatre, Saturday, April 12, 2014. Funds raised through the event support four free medical clinics around Indianapolis. Alex Farris

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