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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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Emptying the Gen Con notebook

August 16, 2013
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News, notes and numbers from opening day trolling (so to speak) the aisles of the massive gaming convention. So how much money can actually be made there?
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10 things I like (and don't) about 'Shrew.' HART's 'Taming of the Shrew' reviewed

August 12, 2013
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Heartland Actors Repertory Theatre's production of Shakespeare's comedy brought big crowds to White River State Park. What worked and what didn't?
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You-review-it Monday: State Fair, Shakespeare in the Park, and more

August 12, 2013
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Kevin Costner at the Indiana State Fair? The Contours at Conner Prairie? What did you hear, see or do on the A&E front this weekend?
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  1. I am so impressed that the smoking ban FAILED in Kokomo! I might just move to your Awesome city!

  2. way to much breweries being built in indianapolis. its going to be saturated market, if not already. when is enough, enough??

  3. This house is a reminder of Hamilton County history. Its position near the interstate is significant to remember what Hamilton County was before the SUPERBROKERs, Navients, commercial parks, sprawling vinyl villages, and acres of concrete retail showed up. What's truly Wasteful is not reusing a structure that could still be useful. History isn't confined to parks and books.

  4. To compare Connor Prairie or the Zoo to a random old house is a big ridiculous. If it were any where near the level of significance there wouldn't be a major funding gap. Put a big billboard on I-69 funded by the tourism board for people to come visit this old house, and I doubt there would be any takers, since other than age there is no significance whatsoever. Clearly the tax payers of Fishers don't have a significant interest in this project, so PLEASE DON'T USE OUR VALUABLE MONEY. Government money is finite and needs to be utilized for the most efficient and productive purposes. This is far from that.

  5. I only tried it 2x and didn't think much of it both times. With the new apts plus a couple other of new developments on Guilford, I am surprised it didn't get more business. Plus you have a couple of subdivisions across the street from it. I hope Upland can keep it going. Good beer and food plus a neat environment and outdoor seating.

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