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'Swarm Street' sculpture not worth the wait

July 8, 2014
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Had it been ready along with the rest of the commissioned artwork, the latest addition to the Indianapolis Cultural Trail might be seen in a more positive light.
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Notes on nudity: Splitting hairs on 'Hair'

July 3, 2014
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Yes, "Hair" is set in a world where "free love" was one of the mantras. But that's not what the infamous scene is about.
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Lichtenstein installation to be part of the IMA landscape

July 1, 2014
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"Five Brushstrokes" to be unveiled at event in August. Five elements range from 19-40 ft. tall.
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You-review-it Monday

June 30, 2014
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For me, the weekend included a teen "Hair," movie screenings, and more. What did you do on the A&E front?
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When Hollywood botches Broadway

June 26, 2014
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There has been much Internet chatter about possible changes in the film version of "Into the Woods." Here are 10 ways movies have made a mess of musicals in the past.
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IBJ ticket giveaway: Neo-Impressionists at the Indianapolis Museum of Art

June 25, 2014
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Win tickets to see the show that includes work by Vincent Van Gogh and more.
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You-review-it Monday: Songbook gala, etc.

June 23, 2014
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Johnny Mathis and Nat King Cole were celebrated, the Jersey Boys took the stage at a theater near you, and the Symphony opened its Prairie season. What did you do over the weekend?
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REVIEW: 'The Book of Mormon' at the Murat

June 18, 2014
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Broadway in Indianapolis brings the Tony-winning Best Musical to the Murat. And the tour is still a strong one.
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2014 Palladium season includes Randy Newman, George Benson & much more

June 17, 2014
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Wynton Marsalis, Trace Atkins, and Emerson String Quartet also make the cut. Schedule announced prior to the Great American Songbook Hall of Fame weekend.
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You-review-it Monday

June 16, 2014
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"Daphnis et Chloe"? "22 Jump Street"? Zoobilation? What was on your Father's Day weekend A&e plate?
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Zoobilation 2014 favorites

June 14, 2014
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One person can't try it all. But from what I sampled before I entered a food coma, here were the standouts.
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Arts notebook roundup: IRT adds kid's theater, new IAC events, and the end of the world

June 12, 2014
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Plus an Indiana-premiere musical version of "The Beverly Hillbillies." Yeah, I know.
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Clowes Hall season to include Jay Leno, Rosanne Cash, Lightwire, and more

June 11, 2014
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Kevin Eubanks to join former "Tonight Show" host. Jasmine Guy to star in Harlem Renaissance show.
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IBJ movie night: Win tickets to see 'Jersey Boys'

June 10, 2014
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As a boy from Jersey (who happened to be born in late December back in '63), I'm thrilled to offer tickets to an advance screening of "Jersey Boys."
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You-review-it Monday

June 9, 2014
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What did you do on the A&E front this weekend? Chime in here.
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New restaurants make the Zoobilation lineup

June 6, 2014
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The annual Indianapolis Zoo fundraiser offers a seemingly endless supply of food samples from some of Central Indiana's leading restaurants. Here are the newbies.
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REVIEW: 'The Fault in Our Stars' film is loyal to a fault

June 4, 2014
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The filmmakers' faithfulness to John Green's book leads to both the pleasures and the limitations of the movie version.
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You-review-it Monday

June 2, 2014
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Did you get to Indy Pop Con? Wear your prom finest to "Carrie: The Musical"?
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IBJ Movie Night: 'The Fault in Our Stars'

May 30, 2014
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Win sneak preview tickets to the film version of John Green's bestselling novel. Enter now.
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Jack Everly re-ups with Indianapolis Symphony

May 29, 2014
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The Indiana native will stay with the IS0 through 2023. He took over as principal pops conductor in 2002.
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You-review-it Tuesday: What did you do over the Memorial Day weekend?

May 27, 2014
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Did you gawk at the 500 Festival Parade? Revisit the X-Men at the multiplex?
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Give a listen to Josh Kaufman's 'Voice'-winning voice

May 21, 2014
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Is he the next Steve Winwood or this year's Taylor Hicks? Who cares? He's ours. (And here's tour info.)
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You-review-it Monday: Broad Ripple Art Fair and more

May 18, 2014
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One advantage of a daughter graduating college in D.C. is another visit to the Hirshhorn Museum. A disadvantage is missing the season's first big art fair and more. So fill me in.
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REVIEW: National tour of 'The Addams Family'

May 14, 2014
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The macabre musical arrives in town, after many rewrites, in pretty good shape. The problem is the cast.
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'Glee' star Matthew Morrison added to ISO schedule

May 13, 2014
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The vet of Broadway's "South Pacific" will headline a show in November. Tickets on sale today.
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  1. With Pence running the ship good luck with a new government building on the site. He does everything on the cheap except unnecessary roads line a new beltway( like we need that). Things like state of the art office buildings and light rail will never be seen as an asset to these types. They don't get that these are the things that help a city prosper.

  2. Does the $100,000,000,000 include salaries for members of Congress?

  3. "But that doesn't change how the piece plays to most of the people who will see it." If it stands out so little during the day as you seem to suggest maybe most of the people who actually see it will be those present when it is dark enough to experience its full effects.

  4. That's the mentality of most retail marketers. In this case Leo was asked to build the brand. HHG then had a bad sales quarter and rather than stay the course, now want to go back to the schlock that Zimmerman provides (at a considerable cut in price.) And while HHG salesmen are, by far, the pushiest salesmen I have ever experienced, I believe they are NOT paid on commission. But that doesn't mean they aren't trained to be aggressive.

  5. The reason HHG's sales team hits you from the moment you walk through the door is the same reason car salesmen do the same thing: Commission. HHG's folks are paid by commission they and need to hit sales targets or get cut, while BB does not. The sales figures are aggressive, so turnover rate is high. Electronics are the largest commission earners along with non-needed warranties, service plans etc, known in the industry as 'cheese'. The wholesale base price is listed on the cryptic price tag in the string of numbers near the bar code. Know how to decipher it and you get things at cost, with little to no commission to the sales persons. Whether or not this is fair, is more of a moral question than a financial one.

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