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December 3, 2007
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Lou Harry is Arts & Entertainment Editor for Indianapolis Business Journal, where his A&E review column appears weekly. He has also written on cultural matters for Variety, TheaterWeek, Stagebill, InTheatre, Gadfly, Seven Arts, Mental_Floss, Indy Men's Magazine, Arts Indiana and other publications. Books he has authored or co-authored include The Encyclopedia of Guilty Pleasures, In the Can, As Seen on TV, Creative Block, and The High-Impact Infidelity Diet: A Novel.

Lou has taken a pie in the face from Soupy Sales, smelled Morton Downey Jr.'s breath, and sat on the Full House couch. He also once made Mel Brooks laugh.

  • This blog will be great! I love your emails every Thursday.
  • Good luck with your blog
  • love those reviews. especially the fact that you don't sugar coat. that is a good thing for indy. kudos. the blogs are certain not to be just blah blah blah.
  • Lou:
    Well done...
  • Good job! Very proud here from Bloomington!
  • Lou: I won't be able to attend the screening this week, so you can go ahead and release the two tickets. Thanks for the tickets and again, thanks for all you do for the arts and entertainment.
  • I noticed your Tony Kiritsis reference. An early look at a new drama (and, no, don't call shotgun on this one).

    Maybe the slightly nutty Tony just had his own warped way of dealing with the sub-prime mortgage meltdown.

    I love your subtle humor.
  • rss no worky!
  • Lou: Please contact me @ caweidman01@msn.com. I'm the publisher of the new Indy Arts Magazine. I would be interested in chatting with you further. Thanks and Happy Holidays!
  • Lou is the coolest!!!
    Hey Lou,

    For everyone reading this, I want you to know, I have had the pleasure of being Lous neighbor for over 4yrs. Lou is an all around goodguy! Theres always fun activities going on at his crib, and he's alway down for an opening ticket or two. We appreciate you, and wish you unlimited success!

  • tickets to Valentine's Day
    I see you are sponsoring the movie Valentine's Day. Are you going to be giving out passes?
  • It has been decided
    I actually know who it is, but will only give you a clue!! I overheard a conversation at an event between some people that are involved. She is a big star, female, and a country singer. Very pretty.

    That should narrow it down to about 15 names I would think.
  • Thanks!
    Thanks Mr. Harry for considering our Film Festival for coverage and discussing options for our upcoming events. Your guidance and ideas have been helpful.
  • Join us Thursday, March 17
    Just wanted to extend a personal invitation to join Capital City Chorus in celebrating St. Patrick's Day. Link here to get all the details:

  • email
    What's your e-mail?
    Please take some time to look at my new project. I'm looking for ideas to help expand the exposure of our first feature film.

    Thank you
    Joe Leavell


  • Tickets
    Lou - the Indiana Wind Symphony would like to offer some tickets to our concerts at the Palladium to your readers. What is the best way to do that?
  • Lotus Festival
    I loved the article on 2012 Lotus Festival. Consider a bus trip to the fest for next year, it would be great! You know it would!

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  1. I still don't understand how the FBI had any right whatsoever to investigate this elderly collector. Before the Antiquities Act it was completely legal to buy, trade or collect Native American artifacts. I used to see arrow heads, axes, bowls, corn grinders at antique shops and flea markets for sale and I bought them myself. But that was in the late 60's and early 70's. And I now know that people used to steal items from sites and sell them. I understand that is illegal. But we used to find arrow heads and even a corn grinder in our back yard when I was a child. And I still have those items today in my small collection.

  2. I lived in California and they had many of the things noted in the proposed suggestions from the "Blue Ribbon Panel". California is near financial collapse now. Let's not turn the great state of Indiana into a third world dump like California.

  3. The temporary closure of BR Avenue will get a lot of attention. But, one thing reported by the IndyStar really stands out to me, and is extraordinarily depressing: “Police also have agreed to crack down on noise violations, traffic violations and public intoxication.” In other words, the police have generously agreed to do their jobs (temporarily, at least), instead of just standing around waiting for someone to call 911. When is someone in this department going to get off their fat arse (looking at you, Chief), get their minds out of 1975-era policing and into 2014, and have his department engage in pro-active work instead of sitting around waiting for someone to be shot? Why in the hell does it take 7 people getting shot in one night in one of the city’s biggest tourist destinations, to convince the police (reluctantly, it would appear) that they actually need to do their f’n jobs? When is the Chief going to realize that there’s a huge, direct, proven correlation between enforcing the law (yes, all laws, especially those affecting quality of life) and preventing larger crimes from occurring? Is it racial BS? Is that what this extraordinary reluctance is all about? Is the department and the city terrified that if they do their jobs, they might offend someone? Whom, exactly? Will the victims of violence, murder, assault, rape, robbery, and theft be offended? Will the citizens who have to tolerate their deteriorating quality of life be offended? Will the businesses who see their customers flee be offended? Or, is it simple ignorance (maybe the Chief hasn’t heard about NYC’s success in fighting crime - it’s only the biggest g*&#am city in the country, after all)? Either way, Chief, if you don’t want to do your job, then step down. Let someone who actually wants the job take it.

  4. I thought Indiana had all the funding it needed for everything. That's why the state lottery and casino gambling were allowed, as the new tax revenue would take care of everything the state wanted to do.The recommendations sound like they came from California. Better think about that. What is the financial condition of that state?

  5. I was a fan of WIBC in the morning, Steve was the only WIBC host that I listened too, he gave the news with so much flare that I enjoyed listening to him on my way to work. Katz is no Steve. Sadly, I will not be listening to WIBC anymore.