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You-review-it Monday: DK goes country, ISO fires up 'Firebird,' and more

March 10, 2014
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Did you catch "Ghost" at the Murat? Stephanie J. Block at the Cabaret? What did you see over the weekend?
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In viral video, Indy's coolness is celebrated...without many specifics

March 7, 2014
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A year-old video touting Indianapolis' unique cultural life is suddenly recirculating. But what isn't it saying?
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Review: 'Ghost: The Musical'

March 5, 2014
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The screen-to-stage adaptation comes to the Murat. Unfortunately, it's D.O.A.
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You-review-it Monday: Oscars, Shakespeare and more

March 3, 2014
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Did you make it to the end of the Academy Awards? Inspired to see any movie you missed?
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Lou Harry live tweets the Academy Awards

February 28, 2014
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It's the Super Bowl for movie nerds. Here are my real-time posts, tweeted from #ibjarts
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Not an easy year to pick winners in your Oscar pool

February 28, 2014
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I'll be live tweeting through the Oscars Sunday night...which doesn't mean that I have any clue what will win.
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10 things theaters need to do to save themselves: A response

February 26, 2014
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At the Seattle website, the Stranger, writer Brandan Kiley, offered a provocative list. Which do you agree with?
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You-review-it Monday

February 24, 2014
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My weekend included the Phoenix Theatre's "North of the Boulevard." What about yours?
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Review: Phoenix Theatre's 'North of the Boulevard'

February 21, 2014
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You can almost smell the set in this production, set in an auto repair shop that has seen better days.
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Beach Boys on the Prairie. 'Xanadu' for Actors Theatre

February 20, 2014
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Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra announces its summer lineup. Actors Theatre picks titles for its 14/15 season.
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Review: 'The Winter's Tale"

February 19, 2014
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It's considered one of Shakespeare's "problem plays." But a modest local production makes it work.
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You-review-it Monday

February 17, 2014
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It was a busy weekend with plenty of options besides snow shoveling. Did you hear the Chamber Orchestra? See "The LEGO Movie"?
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Looking ahead: Vonnegut, 'Casablanca,' and more on Symphony's 14/15 schedule

February 16, 2014
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It's not too early to think about the 2013/14 season. The ISO's lineup includes familiar faces and a few surprises.
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REVIEW: The Hypocrites’ ‘Into the Woods’

February 14, 2014
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What's a Chicago trip without some theater? Stephen Sondheim's show gets reset in a playground.
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What's wrong with covering Facebook with visual art?

February 12, 2014
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A Washington Post writer blasts those who post art on Facebook. But she's missing a key point.
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You-review-it Monday

February 10, 2014
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Martha Graham Dance Company? Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra? "The Lego Movie"? What did you hear, see or do on the A&E front this weekend?
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Goodbye, Jay Leno. And don’t let the stage door hit you…

February 6, 2014
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As "The Tonight Show" transitions, there's nothing I'll miss and a lot I'm looking forward to. Here's to the Fallon era.
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Announcing the next IBJ A&E Road Trip: We're going to Canada!

February 4, 2014
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Care to join IBJ's Lou Harry on a trek to the Stratford Shakespeare Festival (with a side trip to Niagara Falls and the Shaw Festival)? Details here.
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You-review-it Monday: Super Bowl ads, Vonnegut on stage, and more

February 3, 2014
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What did you think of this year's Super Bowl ads? Apart from the fact that they were (slightly) better than the game?
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Think warm: Eddie Izzard, Tim McGraw, Cirque and more coming this summer

January 30, 2014
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And, for those who really like to plan ahead, super heroes are set to fill Bankers Life Fieldhouse next January.

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You-review-it: Grammy Awards, 'Caveman,' and ??

January 27, 2014
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For me, the weekend included "Defending the Caveman" at Theatre on the Square and live tweeting the Grammy Awards. What did the last few days hold for you?
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Review: Lily & Madeleine, Time for Three, Tony Styxx with the ISO

January 24, 2014
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The folk duo joined the Symphony for a Happy Hour concert that mixed styles and brought it a significantly younger demo than usual. All to the good.
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Emptying the arts notebook: Hoosiers in NYC, a State Fair theme, and more

January 23, 2014
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Sasheer Zamata isn't the only Indianapolis high school graduate making a name in New York. Plus a local coaster earns more praise.
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IBJ movie night: George Clooney's 'The Monuments Men'

January 23, 2014
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Join IBJ for a sneak preview of the new film that focuses on the rescue of artwork from Germany during WWII. Clooney directs and stars with Matt Damon and Cate Blanchett
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You-review-it Monday

January 20, 2014
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So did you get to see Megan Hilty at the Cabaret? 'Tribes' at the Phoenix? Any of the Winter Magic Festival at the Fringe or the Cook?
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