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December 3, 2007
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Lou Harry is Arts & Entertainment Editor for Indianapolis Business Journal, where his A&E review column appears weekly. He has also written on cultural matters for Variety, TheaterWeek, Stagebill, InTheatre, Gadfly, Seven Arts, Mental_Floss, Indy Men's Magazine, Arts Indiana and other publications. Books he has authored or co-authored include The Encyclopedia of Guilty Pleasures, In the Can, As Seen on TV, Creative Block, and The High-Impact Infidelity Diet: A Novel.

Lou has taken a pie in the face from Soupy Sales, smelled Morton Downey Jr.'s breath, and sat on the Full House couch. He also once made Mel Brooks laugh.

  • This blog will be great! I love your emails every Thursday.
  • Good luck with your blog
  • love those reviews. especially the fact that you don't sugar coat. that is a good thing for indy. kudos. the blogs are certain not to be just blah blah blah.
  • Lou:
    Well done...
  • Good job! Very proud here from Bloomington!
  • Lou: I won't be able to attend the screening this week, so you can go ahead and release the two tickets. Thanks for the tickets and again, thanks for all you do for the arts and entertainment.
  • I noticed your Tony Kiritsis reference. An early look at a new drama (and, no, don't call shotgun on this one).

    Maybe the slightly nutty Tony just had his own warped way of dealing with the sub-prime mortgage meltdown.

    I love your subtle humor.
  • rss no worky!
  • Lou: Please contact me @ caweidman01@msn.com. I'm the publisher of the new Indy Arts Magazine. I would be interested in chatting with you further. Thanks and Happy Holidays!
  • Lou is the coolest!!!
    Hey Lou,

    For everyone reading this, I want you to know, I have had the pleasure of being Lous neighbor for over 4yrs. Lou is an all around goodguy! Theres always fun activities going on at his crib, and he's alway down for an opening ticket or two. We appreciate you, and wish you unlimited success!

  • tickets to Valentine's Day
    I see you are sponsoring the movie Valentine's Day. Are you going to be giving out passes?
  • It has been decided
    I actually know who it is, but will only give you a clue!! I overheard a conversation at an event between some people that are involved. She is a big star, female, and a country singer. Very pretty.

    That should narrow it down to about 15 names I would think.
  • Thanks!
    Thanks Mr. Harry for considering our Film Festival for coverage and discussing options for our upcoming events. Your guidance and ideas have been helpful.
  • Join us Thursday, March 17
    Just wanted to extend a personal invitation to join Capital City Chorus in celebrating St. Patrick's Day. Link here to get all the details:

  • email
    What's your e-mail?
    Please take some time to look at my new project. I'm looking for ideas to help expand the exposure of our first feature film.

    Thank you
    Joe Leavell


  • Tickets
    Lou - the Indiana Wind Symphony would like to offer some tickets to our concerts at the Palladium to your readers. What is the best way to do that?
  • Lotus Festival
    I loved the article on 2012 Lotus Festival. Consider a bus trip to the fest for next year, it would be great! You know it would!

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  1. A Tilted Kilt at a water park themed hotel? Who planned that one? I guess the Dad's need something to do while the kids are on the water slides.

  2. Don't come down on the fair for offering drinks. This is a craft and certainly one that belongs in agriculture due to ingredients. And for those worrying about how much you can drink. I'm sure it's more to do with liability than anything else. They don't want people suing for being over served. If you want a buzz, do a little pre-drinking before you go.

  3. I don't drink but go into this "controlled area" so my friend can drink. They have their 3 drink limit and then I give my friend my 3 drink limit. How is the fair going to control this very likely situation????

  4. I feel the conditions of the alcohol sales are a bit heavy handed, but you need to realize this is the first year in quite some time that beer & wine will be sold at the fair. They're starting off slowly to get a gauge on how it will perform this year - I would assume if everything goes fine that they relax some of the limits in the next year or couple of years. That said, I think requiring the consumption of alcohol to only occur in the beer tent is a bit much. That is going to be an awkward situation for those with minors - "Honey, I'm getting a beer... Ok, sure go ahead... Alright see you in just a min- half an hour."

  5. This might be an effort on the part of the State Fair Board to manage the risk until they get a better feel for it. However, the blanket notion that alcohol should not be served at "family oriented" events is perhaps an oversimplification. and not too realistic. For 15 years, I was a volunteer at the Indianapolis Air Show, which was as family oriented an event as it gets. We sold beer donated by Monarch Beverage Company and served by licensed and trained employees of United Package Liquors who were unpaid volunteers. And where did that money go? To central Indiana children's charities, including Riley Hospital for Children! It's all about managing the risk.