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You-review-it Monday: Matisse, Macheath and more

October 13, 2013
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My weekend (which I claim begins Thursday night), included a Mellencamp musical, a top-notch art show, and the season opener for the Indianapolis Opera. Did you see any of the above?
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Review: Mellencamp/King’s 'Ghost Brothers of Darkland County'

October 11, 2013
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The creators claim they’ve been working on the show for 13 years. I don’t believe in unlucky numbers, but there you go.
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Ticket giveaway: IMA's Matisse exhibition

October 9, 2013
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IBJ's marketing department has a Matisse gift pack to give away. Enter here for a chance to win.
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Review: 'Les Miserables' at Beef & Boards

October 8, 2013
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Yes, 'Les Miserables' works scaled down to dinner theater proportions. In fact, I'm already hungry to see it again.
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You-review-it Monday: 'Les Miserables,' Sutton Foster, ISO and even more

October 6, 2013
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Did you get to First Friday? The Kander and Ebb celebration at the Symphony? Chime in with your thoughts on whatever you saw this weekend.
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The Arlo Guthrie Concert Massacre (with apologies to 'Alice's Restaurant')

October 3, 2013
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In the rambling style of Arlo Guthrie's classic song, a review of his concert at the Palladium. Feel free to sing along.
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Review: 'Flashdance: The Musical' at Clowes Hall

October 2, 2013
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At times it seems like 'Billy Elliot' with a lobotomy, but that didn't keep me from rooting for star Jillian Mueller.
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You-review-it Monday: Lotus Fest? Art vs. Art? 'Breaking Bad' finale?

September 30, 2013
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For me, the weekend included 'Touchy Subjects' at the Indianapolis Art Center and an escape into Allison Lynn's novel 'The Exiles.' What about you?
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Review: 'Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike'

September 26, 2013
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For the Phoenix Theatre's season opener, a solid cast effectively demonstrates how to turn a fair play into a very entertaining evening.
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Top 10 most produced plays: How does Indy fare?

September 25, 2013
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Theatre Communications Group has announced the list of the most-produced plays for the 2013-14 season from its 499 member theaters. Most have or will be staged here.
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You-review-it Monday: Art Squared, 'Crucible,' more

September 23, 2013
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What did you see this weekend? Symphony opening night or community day? 'Vanya etc.' at the Phoenix?
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Hudgens at Heartland, poker with Mel Daniels, and more

September 20, 2013
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Heartland Film Festival's lineup includes appearances by the "High School Musical" actress as well as the Oscar-winning "Shine" star. Plus Urbanski plans on sticking around.
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You-review-it Monday: Jazz Fest, Best of the West, more

September 16, 2013
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The weekend included concerts all around town. Which did you get to?
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'Star Trek' star, Broadway vet cast in Mellencamp/King 'Ghost Brothers'

September 13, 2013
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Horror musical to launch tour at IU Auditorium in, appropriately, October. Clowes Hall to follow.
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Pop Con Indy adds another event to local geek landscape

September 11, 2013
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On the heels of March's Comic Con Indy, Indiana Convention Center will host Pop Con Indy. Organizers promise a broader focus on video games and internet celebs.
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You-review-it Monday: Penrod, City Ballet, Playscape, etc.

September 9, 2013
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Did you get to First Friday? Try the preview event at Penrod or join the rest of us on Saturday? Chime in with your thoughts.
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The IMAX goes art house with new evening series

September 6, 2013
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Can small movies fly on the big, big screen? Craig Mince of the IMAX at the Indiana State Museum thinks so. "Drinking Buddies" opens Sept. 13.
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A lost dog at the Children's Museum and other A&E news nuggets

September 4, 2013
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Feinstein Initiative to team up on exhibition project, a downtown gallery gets international attention, the Pacers search for halftime acts, and more.
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You-review-it Tuesday: WARMfest, the new Playscape, and more

September 3, 2013
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Did you get to Mumford and Sons? Visit the Children's Museum's revamped Playscape? Catch WARMfest?
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Review: 'Snake and Mongoo$e' brings NHRA legends to big screen

August 29, 2013
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The '70s-style drag-racing flick gets the red-carpet treatment starting at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Regal Shiloh Crossing Stadium 18 in Avon.
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A few thoughts about Miley Cyrus and we'll move on, OK?

August 27, 2013
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The dance moves of the-artist-formerly-known-as-Hannah-Montana aren't nearly as embarrassing as the media coverage. Anyone surprised hasn't been paying attention.
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You-review-it Monday: Dig IN, Indy Fringe, and more

August 26, 2013
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What was your favorite farm-to-fork sample at the downtown food feast? Or highlight from the anything-can-happen fest on and around Mass Ave?
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Are museums just 'graveyards for stuff'?

August 23, 2013
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At CNN, an opinion columnist blasts the state of museums. But should museums worry so much about entertaining?
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Kondrat's return, scoring Tutu tickets, and more

August 20, 2013
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Unless you are a Bulldog, getting tickets to see the Nobel Prize laureate will be tough. Elsewhere, the Phoenix scores a coup...and an extension for a hit show.
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You-review-it Monday: GenCon, Indy Fringe, and more

August 19, 2013
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Did you hit Mass Ave. to see one of dozens of Fringe fest shows? Play games (or people watch) as Gen Con once again rolled the dice on Indy?
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