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Ticket giveaway: ISO's 'Pictures at an Exhibition'

March 20, 2013
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Violinist Nicola Benedetti joins the ISO and Krzysztof Urbanski and you could be there.
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Dance Kaleidoscope's new season includes collaborative programs

March 20, 2013
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Butler and IU get into the act in an upcoming season that includes Gershwin, country tunes, and more.
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A&E priorities for March 21-26

March 20, 2013
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A Mini Fringe, a great lady of the American theater, and a performance in a downed balloon highlight this week in arts and entertainment.
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You-review-it Monday

March 18, 2013
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There were lots of A&E choices out there this weekend. Did you get to the ABBA tribute at the ISO? "The Whipping Man" at the IRT? "Guitars" at the Eiteljorg?
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REVIEW: Thoughts on IRT's 'The Whipping Man'

March 15, 2013
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How do religious ties hold up in a world where shackles held people in place?
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REVIEW: ISO meets NewAm for first full collaboration

March 14, 2013
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The March 9 concert kicked off with composer/singer/keyboardist (and IU grad) Son Lux.
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Oscar winner to play the Indiana State Fair

March 13, 2013
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Kevin Costner part of eclectic August mix.
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IBJ Movie Night: '42,' the Jackie Robinson story

March 13, 2013
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Attention sports fans: We've got tickets to a sneak preview of the new biopic starring Chadwick Boseman and Harrison Ford.
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A&E Priority List for March 14-20

March 13, 2013
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A great American dance company, Shakespeare with a gangster twist, and more picks for the week.
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REVIEW: Phoenix Theatre's 'The Lyons'

March 11, 2013
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Bitterness doesn't get much better than Nicky Silver's comedy.
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'Mormon' leads all-first-time-in-Indy Broadway series

March 10, 2013
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Clowes and Murat to host five touring musicals...and a "Wicked" bonus.
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REVIEW: 'Oz the Great and Powerful.' Yellow brick roadkill

March 7, 2013
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I didn't expect it to rival "The Wizard of Oz." I did hope it would be better than "The Wiz."
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Indy Actors' Playground launched

March 6, 2013
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A new, free reading series invites actors to pick the plays. And the audience doesn't know they'll be until showtime.
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IBJ ticket giveaway: IRT's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'

March 6, 2013
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Shakespeare's popular comedy gets a full staging at the IRT. Win seats and VIP treatment for opening night.
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IBJ A&E Priority list for March 7-13

March 6, 2013
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Looking for something to do this week? Here's a starter guide.
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You-review-it Monday

March 4, 2013
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What did you hear, see, or do on the A&E front this weekend?
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Review: "Sister Act" at the Murat

March 1, 2013
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A solid, professional cast helps convert a critic.
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Review: Butler University Theatre's 'Pigeons'

February 28, 2013
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AA meeting participants are subjects of Dan Barden's new play.
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Ticket giveaway: Dance Kaleidoscope's 'Piaf Plus'

February 27, 2013
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Not one. Not two. But three sets of seats going out this week.
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A&E priority list for Feb 28-March 6

February 27, 2013
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Potential First Friday highlights, a strong sister act, and a different look at the Civil War all make this week's lineup.
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You-review-it Monday

February 25, 2013
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Your Oscar thoughts? And what did you do besides watching the awards?
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Lou Harry live tweets the 2013 Oscars

February 22, 2013
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A&E Editor Lou Harry will be tweeting his take on the Oscars while watching the Sunday night broadcast.
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IBJ A&E priority list for Feb. 21-27

February 20, 2013
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Weekend highlights include two opera great and a legendary dance company.
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Ticket giveaway: Indianapolis Opera/IU Opera's 'Akhnaten'

February 20, 2013
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Win seats to the first-time collaboration between the two leading producers of opera in Indiana.
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New free play reading series launches

February 17, 2013
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Actors select and cast the one-time-only readings at Indy Actors' Playground.
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  1. I am not by any means judging whether this is a good or bad project. It's pretty simple, the developers are not showing a hardship or need for this economic incentive. It is a vacant field, the easiest for development, and the developer already has the money to invest $26 million for construction. If they can afford that, they can afford to pay property taxes just like the rest of the residents do. As well, an average of $15/hour is an absolute joke in terms of economic development. Get in high paying jobs and maybe there's a different story. But that's the problem with this ask, it is speculative and users are just not known.

  2. Shouldn't this be a museum

  3. I don't have a problem with higher taxes, since it is obvious that our city is not adequately funded. And Ballard doesn't want to admit it, but he has increased taxes indirectly by 1) selling assets and spending the money, 2) letting now private entities increase user fees which were previously capped, 3) by spending reserves, and 4) by heavy dependence on TIFs. At the end, these are all indirect tax increases since someone will eventually have to pay for them. It's mathematics. You put property tax caps ("tax cut"), but you don't cut expenditures (justifiably so), so you increase taxes indirectly.

  4. Marijuana is the safest natural drug grown. Addiction is never physical. Marijuana health benefits are far more reaching then synthesized drugs. Abbott, Lilly, and the thousands of others create poisons and label them as medication. There is no current manufactured drug on the market that does not pose immediate and long term threat to the human anatomy. Certainly the potency of marijuana has increased by hybrids and growing techniques. However, Alcohol has been proven to destroy more families, relationships, cause more deaths and injuries in addition to the damage done to the body. Many confrontations such as domestic violence and other crimes can be attributed to alcohol. The criminal activities and injustices that surround marijuana exists because it is illegal in much of the world. If legalized throughout the world you would see a dramatic decrease in such activities and a savings to many countries for legal prosecutions, incarceration etc in regards to marijuana. It indeed can create wealth for the government by collecting taxes, creating jobs, etc.... I personally do not partake. I do hope it is legalized throughout the world.

  5. Build the resevoir. If built this will provide jobs and a reason to visit Anderson. The city needs to do something to differentiate itself from other cities in the area. Kudos to people with vision that are backing this project.

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