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Ticket giveaway: Stutz Artists Open House

April 14, 2014
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It's a sure sign of spring on the Indy cultural calendar. And we've got two pair of passes to give away to the 20th-anniversary event.
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You-review-it Monday

April 13, 2014
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Mandy Patinkin was in the neighborhood. Cher and Pat Benatar converged on Bankers Life Fieldhouse. What did you do on the A&E front over the weekend?
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Opera patrons offered trade-in for cancelled show

April 11, 2014
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What to do about those tickets you had for "Albert Herring,"? Three local arts organizations have an idea.
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'The Christians' highlights 2014 Humana Festival

April 7, 2014
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Lucas Hnath creates an original, riveting, thought-provoking drama with characters whose sincerity fuels fascinating conflict.
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You-review-it Monday

April 7, 2014
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Did you get to any Butler ArtsFest events? Gallery hop for IDADA's First Friday?
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Who should replace Letterman?

April 4, 2014
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Now that the retirement announcement has been made, let the speculation begin.
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Review: 'Memphis' tour at Clowes Hall

April 2, 2014
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It's a lot like its lead character: Awkward yet oddly compelling, overflowing with both soul and cheese, and with a tendency to repeatedly state the obvious.
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Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art expanding to CityWay

April 1, 2014
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iMOCA adds South Street space in a partnership that includes the Alexander Hotel. September targeted for opening.
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You-review-it Monday: Out-of-town edition

March 31, 2014
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I was away in New York and D.C. Which means I need to hear about what I missed here in Indy.
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Review: Broadway's new revival of 'Les Miserables'

March 28, 2014
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My biggest concern going wasn't whether the rethought design would hold up to memories of the turntable-fueled original. It was whether I would hear the people sing...in the audience.
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IRT season to include 'Red,' 'Good People' and Shakespeare

March 24, 2014
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"A Christmas Carol" and "The Giver" set to return, along with a Sherlock Holmes adaptation.
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You-review-it Monday

March 23, 2014
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Did you get to the one-minute play fest at the Phoenix? Hear the Symphony? Catch Cashore Marionettes at the CPA?
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ISO announces stars for 'Anything Goes' concert

March 21, 2014
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Broadway vets Rachel York, Gary Beach, and Judy Kaye to appear in May performances
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Review: 'A Streetcar Named Desire'

March 20, 2014
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Acting Up Production's take on Tennessee Williams' classic drama features a compelling Stella at its core.
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You-review-it Monday: 'Streetcar,' 'Other Desert Cities,' and more

March 17, 2014
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It was a weekend packed with theatrical offerings. What did you get to see?
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10 observations from the Public Library Association convention

March 14, 2014
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Librarians from around the country converged on the Indiana Convention Center this week. Here's a few things I observed after a visit to the Public Library Con.
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IBJ Movie Night: 'Draft Day' with Kevin Costner

March 14, 2014
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It's a life-changing day for an NFL GM. IBJ sneak previews Ivan Reitman's latest
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Indy's Josh Kaufman finds his voice on 'The Voice'

March 11, 2014
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The last time you heard him here might have been while you were ordering a sandwich on Monument Circle.
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Review: Stephanie J. Block at the Cabaret

March 11, 2014
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The Tony-nominated Broadway star of "Drood" and the pre-Menzel Elphaba offered an evening of song...and an unexpected wardrobe change.
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Ticket giveaway: Shen Yun

March 10, 2014
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Win a pair of tickets to see the touring celebration of Chinese dance at Clowes Hall April 18-20 at Clowes Hall.
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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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  1. Really, taking someone managing the regulation of Alcohol and making himthe President of an IVY Tech regional campus. Does he have an education background?

  2. Jan, great rant. Now how about you review the report and offer rebuttal of the memo. This might be more conducive to civil discourse than a wild rant with no supporting facts. Perhaps some links to support your assertions would be helpful

  3. I've lived in Indianapolis my whole and been to the track 3 times. Once for a Brickyard, once last year on a practice day for Indy 500, and once when I was a high school student to pick up trash for community service. In the past 11 years, I would say while the IMS is a great venue, there are some upgrades that would show that it's changing with the times, just like the city is. First, take out the bleachers and put in individual seats. Kentucky Motor Speedway has individual seats and they look cool. Fix up the restrooms. Add wi-fi. Like others have suggested, look at bringing in concerts leading up to events. Don't just stick with the country music genre. Pop music would work well too I believe. This will attract more young celebrities to the Indy 500 like the kind that go to the Kentucky Derby. Work with Indy Go to increase the frequency of the bus route to the track during high end events. That way people have other options than worrying about where to park and paying for parking. Then after all of this, look at getting night lights. I think the aforementioned strategies are more necessary than night racing at this point in time.

  4. Talking about congestion ANYWHERE in Indianapolis is absolutely laughable. Sure you may have to wait in 5 minutes of traffic to travel down BR avenue during *peak* times. But that is absolutely nothing compared to actual big cities. Indy is way too suburban to have actual congestion problems. So please, never bring up "congestion" as an excuse to avoid development in Indianapolis. If anything, we could use a little more.

  5. Oh wait. Never mind.

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