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Review: 'Hello, Dolly!' with Sandi Patty and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra

January 14, 2012
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It's so nice to have a concert musical back where it belongs....on the ISO schedule.
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Super Bowl music lineup announced for Georgia Street

December 21, 2011
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Darius Rucker, Dierks Bently, En Vogue, O.A.R. and Patti LaBelle among acts presenting free shows.
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Review: 'Million Dollar Quartet' national tour

December 13, 2011
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 If we must have a jukebox musical every season, let them all be this fun, professional, and tuneful.

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Questioning Vonnegut

November 8, 2011
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What would you ask Kurt Vonnegut if you had the chance?
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Larry Bird play to open on Broadway in March

November 1, 2011
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More details on the yet-to-be-cast show "Magic/Bird."
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Review: Ben Folds and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra

October 27, 2011
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Folds joined the ISO for a strong show...then stuck around to entertain on his own.
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Marketing Urbanski

September 27, 2011
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No, that isn't Corey Hart on the t-shirt in the Hilbert Circle Theatre gift shop.
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Review: Civic's 'The Drowsy Chaperone'

September 9, 2011
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Local premiere of Tony-winning musical shines brighter than it did in its national tour.
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Indy Fringe part 3: Three admirable shows...with caveats

August 23, 2011
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Sometimes, it helps to know going in what you aren't going to get.

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A&E road trip: Warhol musical "Pop!" at Studio Theatre

August 17, 2011
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In Washington, Warhol and his Factory crew break into song, with mixed results.
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A&E road trip: Arena Stage's "Oklahoma!" in D.C.

August 14, 2011
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Proving once again that Rodgers and Hammerstein's show is more than a collection of hit songs--when in the right hands.
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Review: "The Eel Catchers" a new play by Bennett Ayres

July 26, 2011
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Leading men Doug Johnson and Ben Tebbe bring weight to a surprisingly engaging historical noir thriller.
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NYC: "Catch Me If You Can" reviewed

July 21, 2011
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Why so much scorn heaped on a show that should be hailed as one of the best new Broadway musicals in years?
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More on Tarkington launch: David Hyde Pierce + free DK, more

July 8, 2011
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The latest stage at the Center for the Performing Arts celebrated with free performances by local groups.
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Ticket giveaway: Arlo Guthrie and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra

June 28, 2011
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Win a four-pack of tickets to see the folk music legend.
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Earth, Wind & Fire joining up with Symphony

June 23, 2011
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Also, ballet at the multiplex, B'way's original Javert with the ISO, and more.
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What's driving engine28.com?

June 15, 2011
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This week, I've joined 20 other theater journalists—and a team of top arts editors—to create an experimental pop-up newsroom in L.A.
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Tony Awards actually deliver this year

June 13, 2011
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It was a predictable year for the awards, but Neil Patrick Harris and company offered a quirky, fun show. Some thoughts.
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Martin Short to play Palladium

May 25, 2011
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Comic actor joins familiar musicians on summer schedule.
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The cultural tourist part 1: Washington, D.C.

May 24, 2011
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First in an ongoing series of explorations of arts beyond Indiana borders. This time: The Kennedy Center's "Follies" and Arena Stage's "Ruined."
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Ticket giveaway: 'Avenue Q' at the Phoenix Theatre

May 18, 2011
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See the grown-up puppets-and-people musical in its regional theater premiere.
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'In the Heights' and other shows that passed by Indy to play IU

May 10, 2011
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'Shrek' and 'Young Frankenstein' also on 11/12 schedule
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Scoop: What's up at the Palladium in 11/12?

May 8, 2011
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Lineup includes Bernadette Peters (with Michael Feinstein), Sandi Patty (with Michael Feinstein), and Marvin Hamlisch (with Michael Feinstein)...plus more acts without Michael Feinstein.
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New 'Clowes Off Center' series part of 2011/12 lineup

May 5, 2011
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Esperanza Spalding, Bela Fleck and Mike Birbiglia also announced for Clowes Hall mainstage season.
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Review: 'Spotlight 2011'

May 3, 2011
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OK, so maybe 'review' isn't the right word.
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  1. Socialized medicine works great for white people in Scandanavia. It works well in Costa Rica for a population that is partly white and partly mestizo. I don't really see Obamacare as something aimed against whites. I think that is a Republican canard designed to elicit support from white people for republican candidates who don't care about them any more than democrats care about the non-whites they pander to with their phony maneuvers. But what is different between Costa Rica nd the Scandanavian nations on one hand and the US on the other? SIZE. Maybe the US is just too damn big. Maybe it just needs to be divided into smaller self governing pieces like when the old Holy Roman Empire was dismantled. Maybe we are always trying the same set of solutions for different kinds of people as if we were all the same. Oh-- I know-- that is liberal dogma, that we are all the same. Which is the most idiotic American notion going right back to the propaganda of 1776. All men are different and their differences are myriad and that which is different is not equal. The state which pretends men are all the same is going to force men to be the same. That is what America does here, that is what we do in our stupid overseas wars, that is how we destroy true diversity and true difference, and we are all as different groups of folks, feeling the pains of how capitalism is grinding us down into equally insignificant proletarian microconsumers with no other identity whether we like it or not. And the Marxists had this much right about the War of Independence: it was fundamentally a war of capitalist against feudal systems. America has been about big money since day one and whatever gets in the way is crushed. Health care is just another market and Obamacare, to the extent that it Rationalizes and makes more uniform a market which should actually be really different in nature and delivery from place to place-- well that will serve the interests of the biggest capitalist stakeholders in health care which is not Walmart for Gosh Sakes it is the INSURANCE INDUSTRY. CUI BONO Obamacare? The insurance industry. So republicans drop the delusion pro capitalist scales from your eyes this has almost nothing to do with race or "socialism" it has to do mostly with what the INSURANCE INDUSTRY wants to have happen in order to make their lives and profits easier.

  2. Read the article - the reason they can't justify staying is they have too many medicare/medicaid patients and the re-imbursements for transporting these patient is so low.

  3. I would not vote for Bayh if he did run. I also wouldn't vote for Pence. My guess is that Bayh does not have the stomach to oppose persons on the far left or far right. Also, outside of capitalizing on his time as U. S. Senator (and his wife's time as a board member to several companies) I don't know if he is willing to fight for anything. If people who claim to be in the middle walk away from fights with the right and left wing, what are we left with? Extremes. It's probably best for Bayh if he does not have the stomach for the fight but the result is no middle ground.

  4. JK - I meant that the results don't ring true. I also questioned the 10-year-old study because so much in the "health care system" has changed since the study was made. Moreover, it was hard to get to any overall conclusion or observation with the article. But....don't be defensive given my comments; I still think you do the best job of any journalist in the area shedding light and insight on important health care issues.

  5. Probably a good idea he doesn't run. I for one do not want someone who lives in VIRGINIA to be the governor. He gave it some thought, but he likes Virginia too much. What a name I cannot say on this site! The way these people think and operate amuses me.

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