Recent Blog Posts

'Wicked' ecomonic impact for hit musical

December 13, 2013
Comments(0)
How popular was the return engagement of the blockbuster musical? $4.7 million popular.
More

You-review-it Monday: 'Yuletide Celebration' and more

December 9, 2013
Comments(4)
Did you get to see Sandi Patty and company at Hilbert Circle Theatre? Do some book buying at the Indiana History Center's Holiday Author Fair? Thaw your heart at "Frozen"?
More

TV's 'Sound of Music' a ratings hit

December 6, 2013
Comments(9)
I'll refrain from Underwood bashing. Instead, here's some good that can come from NBC's live production.
More

Review: 'A Christmas Carol Unscripted'

December 5, 2013
Comments(0)
What happens when Scrooge and company encounter a group of talented improvisers and an audience bent on putting off-color words in their mouths? Big laughs.
More

IBJ Movie Night: The Coen Bros.' 'Inside Llewyn Davis'

December 3, 2013
Comments(79)
Win passes to see the quirky comedy/drama (with music) from the makers of "Fargo" and "No Country for Old Men."
More

You-review-it Monday: 'A Very Phoenix Xmas' and more

December 1, 2013
Comments(0)
Did you jump start the holiday season at the IRT or the Phoenix? Catch a movie on one of the busiest cinematic weekends of the year? What did you do on the A&E front?
More

Places I'd Never Been: Indy Hostel concert with Grimm, Marcy and Styka

November 27, 2013
Comment(1)
Imagine you have incredibly talented musician friends. Now imagine them in your living room.
More

You-review-it Monday: 'Ice Age Giants,' a high school musical, and more

November 25, 2013
Comment(1)
Pike's first-in-Indiana high school production of 'The Color Purple' highlights an arts-filled weekend. What did you get out to see?
More

A&E news and notes: Billboards with Indy artists, JFK's arts legacy, etc.

November 21, 2013
Comments(0)
And what about the movie theater ushers who have to work on Thanksgiving?
More

You-review-it Monday: 'Wicked,' cabaret hopping, and more

November 18, 2013
Comments(5)
Did you brave the storm to go see "Wicked"? Meet up with mammoths at the State Museum? Talk loudly at the bar during a cabaret performance?
More

Review: 'Wicked' returns to the Murat

November 15, 2013
Comments(3)
The not-so-wicked witch is back in a production that hasn't given in to road fatigue. Flaws and pleasures remain on my fourth trip down this particular yellow brick road.
More

Happy 'Odd Couple' Day: a review

November 13, 2013
Comments(3)
"On Nov. 13, Felix Ungar was asked to remove himself from his place of residence. That request came from his wife." My request: See ATI's production.
More

Ticket giveaway: Indy International Festival

November 12, 2013
Comments(20)
Want to see the world without leaving the Indiana State Fairgrounds? We've got four sets of tickets to give away.
More

You-review-it Monday: Lithgow, 'The Odd Couple' and more

November 11, 2013
Comments(3)
Some fine and funny Neil Simon highlighted my arts weekend. What did you see?
More

Review: 'An Iliad' at the Indiana Repertory Theatre

November 8, 2013
Comments(3)
One-man show not a homer, but a solid, interesting production. Henry Woronicz stars.
More

You-review-it Monday: What did I miss?

November 4, 2013
Comments(2)
I was away for the weekend. Fill me in one what you saw while I was away. Matisse? Patti LuPone A Spirit & Place event?
More

'Kurt Vonnegut's Make Up Your Mind' opens in Boston. But whose play is it, anyway?

October 30, 2013
Comments(3)
Nicky Silver turned eleven drafts by Vonnegut into a play...and added the legendary author himself as a character.
More

You-review-it Monday: DK with innertubes, ISO with Pixar, more

October 28, 2013
Comment(1)

This weekend, the Phoenix offered "Rancho Mirage." Dance Kaleidoscope incorporated big round dance partners. And the Indianapolis Symphony musically shared some toy stories. What did you see?

More

REVIEWS: 'Once' and 'Smokefall' in Chicago

October 24, 2013
Comments(0)
A low-key movie survives transfer to the stage. And a father's abandonment ripples for generations.
More

You-review-it Monday: Heartland Film Fest and more

October 21, 2013
Comments(4)
So what did you get to see this weekend? Chime in with your opinion.
More

My two cents on 'The Threepenny Opera'

October 15, 2013
Comments(5)
In which the critic not only wanted to convey his disappointment but also desired to capture his desire to see stronger work from the company. A Brechtian review (of sorts).
More

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

October 13, 2013
Comments(10)
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?
More

Review: Mellencamp/King’s 'Ghost Brothers of Darkland County'

October 11, 2013
Comments(8)
The creators claim they’ve been working on the show for 13 years. I don’t believe in unlucky numbers, but there you go.
More

Ticket giveaway: IMA's Matisse exhibition

October 9, 2013
Comments(182)
IBJ's marketing department has a Matisse gift pack to give away. Enter here for a chance to win.
More

Review: 'Les Miserables' at Beef & Boards

October 8, 2013
Comments(0)
Yes, 'Les Miserables' works scaled down to dinner theater proportions. In fact, I'm already hungry to see it again.
More

Page  << 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 >> pager
ADVERTISEMENT
Sponsored by
ADVERTISEMENT
  1. By Mr. Lee's own admission, he basically ran pro-bono ads on the billboard. Paying advertisers didn't want ads on a controversial, ugly billboard that turned off customers. At least one of Mr. Lee's free advertisers dropped out early because they found that Mr. Lee's advertising was having negative impact. So Mr. Lee is disingenous to say the city now owes him for lost revenue. Mr. Lee quickly realized his monstrosity had a dim future and is trying to get the city to bail him out. And that's why the billboard came down so quickly.

  2. Merchants Square is back. The small strip center to the south of 116th is 100% leased, McAlister’s is doing well in the outlot building. The former O’Charleys is leased but is going through permitting with the State and the town of Carmel. Mac Grill is closing all of their Indy locations (not just Merchants) and this will allow for a new restaurant concept to backfill both of their locations. As for the north side of 116th a new dinner movie theater and brewery is under construction to fill most of the vacancy left by Hobby Lobby and Old Navy.

  3. Yes it does have an ethics commission which enforce the law which prohibits 12 specific items. google it

  4. Thanks for reading and replying. If you want to see the differentiation for research, speaking and consulting, check out the spreadsheet I linked to at the bottom of the post; it is broken out exactly that way. I can only include so much detail in a blog post before it becomes something other than a blog post.

  5. 1. There is no allegation of corruption, Marty, to imply otherwise if false. 2. Is the "State Rule" a law? I suspect not. 3. Is Mr. Woodruff obligated via an employment agreement (contractual obligation) to not work with the engineering firm? 4. In many states a right to earn a living will trump non-competes and other contractual obligations, does Mr. Woodruff's personal right to earn a living trump any contractual obligations that might or might not be out there. 5. Lawyers in state government routinely go work for law firms they were formally working with in their regulatory actions. You can see a steady stream to firms like B&D from state government. It would be interesting for IBJ to do a review of current lawyers and find out how their past decisions affected the law firms clients. Since there is a buffer between regulated company and the regulator working for a law firm technically is not in violation of ethics but you have to wonder if decisions were made in favor of certain firms and quid pro quo jobs resulted. Start with the DOI in this review. Very interesting.

ADVERTISEMENT