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The arts group I'll play for at Indiana Grand Casino is...

August 5, 2013
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My contest partner has been selected. Now it's time to dust off my Phil Gordon books.
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You-review-it Monday: Indiana State Fair, Jazz on the Prairie, and more

August 4, 2013
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Did you get to the Fair? Take in Indy Jazz Fest's night at Conner Prairie? Explore First Friday options? What did you hear, see or do this weekend?
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Betting on a central Indiana arts group could net $11,000 for your favorite charity

July 31, 2013
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I'm playing in a celebrity poker tournament in September. You can help select the group I'll be playing for.
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Winners named in both film fest and songbook competitions

July 29, 2013
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Yes, there was a race over at the Brickyard over the weekend. But for fierce competition, nothing beat the high schoolers squaring off on the songs of Porter, Gershwin, etc.
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You-review-it Monday: Feinstein competition and more

July 28, 2013
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For me, most of the weekend was spent in Muncie and Chicago. So what did I miss?
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DeHaan, Hiatt among Governor's Arts Award recipients

July 26, 2013
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Recipients of the 40th annual awards were announced Friday. An awards ceremony is scheduled for September.
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Toussaint, Lewis, Schurr to headline multi-venue Jazz Fest

July 25, 2013
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For the 15th edition, Indy Jazz Fest venues include Butler's new Schrott Center, the Cabaret at the Columbia Club, and the terrace at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.
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Review: 'ZirkusGrimm'

July 24, 2013
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Under the big top inside Irvington Lodge, Q Artistry offers an entertaining evening exploring the dark side of fairy tales. Fellow artistic directors co-star with Q's Ben Asaykwee.
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A&E priority list for July 25-31: Steve Martin and more

July 23, 2013
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Teens croon at the Palladium. Steve Martin strums at the Murat. Karen Irwin sings Janis Joplin. It's a busy week for music in central Indiana.
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You-review-it Monday: Summer Celebration, 'ZirkusGrimm,' and more

July 21, 2013
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Did you hear the music of the Rolling Stones via the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra? Hear tales of "Love, Loss and What I Wore" at the Phoenix? Catch a concert or an art show?
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Summer Celebration exhibits open at convention center

July 19, 2013
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Indiana Black Expo's signature event means different things to different attendees. While Spike Lee and Billy Dee Williams were being honored, I was checking out the art.
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Film fest's 'Medora' looks at state's worst hoops team

July 19, 2013
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What's it like to be on a team with no wins in an Indiana town with few prospects? The gutsy documentary "Medora" will be screened Friday in the Harrison Center gym.
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Review: 'Turbo' hits the wall

July 17, 2013
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How does a snail end up serving as an Indy car? A better question: Why does the film wait so long to introduce potentially fun characters and then do nothing fun with them.
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Zinn and the art of historical revisionism

July 17, 2013
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Mitch Daniels called Howard Zinn's "A People's History of the United States" "propaganda." For me, it was a flawed eye-opener.
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A&E Priority List for July 18-24: Summer Celebration, film fest, and more

July 16, 2013
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This week, Indiana Black Expo Summer Celebration events extent to American Legion Mall and beyond while the Indianapolis International Film Festival also goes on location. More picks here.
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Heartland Film Fest grabs spotlight with $75K gift

July 15, 2013
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The money from Clowes Charitable Foundation will be used to support year-round programming. October fest also benefits.
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You-review-it Monday: McCartney and more

July 15, 2013
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The weekend included the Paul McCartney show at the Fieldhouse, "ZirkusGrimm" in Irvington and lots of other options. What did you do?
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IBJ Movie Night: 'The Way Way Back'

July 11, 2013
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Win tickets to a sneak preview of the new film featuring Steve Carrell and Sam Rockwell. All you have to do is share some summer memories.
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Phoenix lands latest Tony-winning play to launch 2013/2014 season

July 10, 2013
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Christopher Durang's comedy "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" to launch 2013/2014 season.
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July 11-15 A&E priority list: Paul McCartney and more

July 9, 2013
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A twisted theatrical event featuring the leaders of a trio of up-and-coming companies, a two-part evening on the Canal, and much more are on the list this week. What will you be going to see?
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Broadway and 'Bunheads' star Sutton Foster to headline benefit

July 9, 2013
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October event with two-time Tony Award winner to benefit Actors Theatre of Indiana.
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You-review-it Monday: Fourth of July edition

July 7, 2013
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Besides taking in fireworks, what did you hear, see or do over the long weekend?
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No joke: 'The Onion Live' peeled from Clowes lineup

July 2, 2013
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The live version of the satiric newspaper was announced as part of Clowes' Off Center series.
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You-review-it Monday

July 1, 2013
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For me, the better part of the weekend was spent lost in two novels by Indy writer Ben H. Winters. What about you?
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Moreno, Minnelli and more highlight Palladium gala

June 30, 2013
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Frank Sinatra and Jimmy Webb also honored as inductees into Michael Feinstein's Great American Songbook Hall of Fame.
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  1. I never thought I'd see the day when a Republican Mayor would lead the charge in attempting to raise every tax we have to pay. Now it's income taxes and property taxes that Ballard wants to increase. And to pay for a pre-K program? Many studies have shown that pre-K offer no long-term educational benefits whatsoever. And Ballard is pitching it as a way of fighting crime? Who is he kidding? It's about government provided day care. It's a shame that we elected a Republican who has turned out to be a huge big spending, big taxing, big borrowing liberal Democrat.

  2. Why do we blame the unions? They did not create the 11 different school districts that are the root of the problem.

  3. I was just watching an AOW race from cleveland in 1997...in addition to the 65K for the race, there were more people in boats watching that race from the lake than were IndyCar fans watching the 2014 IndyCar season finale in the Fontana grandstands. Just sayin...That's some resurgence modern IndyCar has going. Almost profitable, nobody in the grandstands and TV ratings dropping 61% at some tracks in the series. Business model..."CRAZY" as said by a NASCAR track general manager. Yup, this thing is purring like a cat! Sponsors...send them your cash, pronto!!! LOL, not a chance.

  4. I'm sure Indiana is paradise for the wealthy and affluent, but what about the rest of us? Over the last 40 years, conservatives and the business elite have run this country (and state)into the ground. The pendulum will swing back as more moderate voters get tired of Reaganomics and regressive social policies. Add to that the wave of minority voters coming up in the next 10 to 15 years and things will get better. unfortunately we have to suffer through 10 more years of gerrymandered districts and dispropionate representation.

  5. Funny thing....rich people telling poor people how bad the other rich people are wanting to cut benefits/school etc and that they should vote for those rich people that just did it. Just saying..............

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