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You-review-it Monday

February 24, 2014
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My weekend included the Phoenix Theatre's "North of the Boulevard." What about yours?
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Review: Phoenix Theatre's 'North of the Boulevard'

February 21, 2014
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You can almost smell the set in this production, set in an auto repair shop that has seen better days.
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Beach Boys on the Prairie. 'Xanadu' for Actors Theatre

February 20, 2014
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Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra announces its summer lineup. Actors Theatre picks titles for its 14/15 season.
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Review: 'The Winter's Tale"

February 19, 2014
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It's considered one of Shakespeare's "problem plays." But a modest local production makes it work.
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You-review-it Monday

February 17, 2014
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It was a busy weekend with plenty of options besides snow shoveling. Did you hear the Chamber Orchestra? See "The LEGO Movie"?
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Looking ahead: Vonnegut, 'Casablanca,' and more on Symphony's 14/15 schedule

February 16, 2014
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It's not too early to think about the 2013/14 season. The ISO's lineup includes familiar faces and a few surprises.
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REVIEW: The Hypocrites’ ‘Into the Woods’

February 14, 2014
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What's a Chicago trip without some theater? Stephen Sondheim's show gets reset in a playground.
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What's wrong with covering Facebook with visual art?

February 12, 2014
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A Washington Post writer blasts those who post art on Facebook. But she's missing a key point.
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You-review-it Monday

February 10, 2014
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Martha Graham Dance Company? Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra? "The Lego Movie"? What did you hear, see or do on the A&E front this weekend?
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Goodbye, Jay Leno. And don’t let the stage door hit you…

February 6, 2014
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As "The Tonight Show" transitions, there's nothing I'll miss and a lot I'm looking forward to. Here's to the Fallon era.
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Announcing the next IBJ A&E Road Trip: We're going to Canada!

February 4, 2014
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Care to join IBJ's Lou Harry on a trek to the Stratford Shakespeare Festival (with a side trip to Niagara Falls and the Shaw Festival)? Details here.
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You-review-it Monday: Super Bowl ads, Vonnegut on stage, and more

February 3, 2014
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What did you think of this year's Super Bowl ads? Apart from the fact that they were (slightly) better than the game?
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Think warm: Eddie Izzard, Tim McGraw, Cirque and more coming this summer

January 30, 2014
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And, for those who really like to plan ahead, super heroes are set to fill Bankers Life Fieldhouse next January.

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You-review-it: Grammy Awards, 'Caveman,' and ??

January 27, 2014
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For me, the weekend included "Defending the Caveman" at Theatre on the Square and live tweeting the Grammy Awards. What did the last few days hold for you?
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Review: Lily & Madeleine, Time for Three, Tony Styxx with the ISO

January 24, 2014
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The folk duo joined the Symphony for a Happy Hour concert that mixed styles and brought it a significantly younger demo than usual. All to the good.
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Emptying the arts notebook: Hoosiers in NYC, a State Fair theme, and more

January 23, 2014
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Sasheer Zamata isn't the only Indianapolis high school graduate making a name in New York. Plus a local coaster earns more praise.
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IBJ movie night: George Clooney's 'The Monuments Men'

January 23, 2014
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Join IBJ for a sneak preview of the new film that focuses on the rescue of artwork from Germany during WWII. Clooney directs and stars with Matt Damon and Cate Blanchett
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You-review-it Monday

January 20, 2014
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So did you get to see Megan Hilty at the Cabaret? 'Tribes' at the Phoenix? Any of the Winter Magic Festival at the Fringe or the Cook?
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Arts at stake in marriage vote

January 15, 2014
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I cannot imagine the state without its gay artists and administrators, but I’d completely understand if they left should this amendment pass.
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Ticket giveaway: IRT does Vonnegut with 'Who Am I This Time?'

January 15, 2014
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You-review-it Monday: Emerging from the snow

January 13, 2014
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Did you get to see "Tribes" at the Phoenix? DK doing Gershwin? What A&E did you find when you emerged from your snow fort?
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Sasheer Zamata (Sasheer Moore in her Pike High days) joins SNL cast

January 9, 2014
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2004 Pike graduate to become the first African-American female cast member since 2007 on the long-running show. See performance clips here.
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Ticket giveaway: LA Theatre Works production of 'The Graduate'

January 8, 2014
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Marian University hosts a tour in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the generation-defining novel. You know the Dustin Hoffman version. Now you can see it, live, onstage.
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In lieu of You-review-it Monday: Your favorite cold movies

January 5, 2014
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Of course, the ideal movie for these weather conditions is Disney's "Frozen." But since you probably aren't going to make it to the multiplex, try these at home.
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You-review-it Monday: What A&E did you get for Xmas?

December 30, 2013
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So what did Santa (or whatever other gift delivery system you use) get you this year? Show tickets? Books? Music?
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  5. Twenty years ago when we moved to Indy I was a stay at home mom and knew not very many people.WIBC was my family and friends for the most part. It was informative, civil, and humerous with Dave the KING. Terri, Jeff, Stever, Big Joe, Matt, Pat and Crumie. I loved them all, and they seemed to love each other. I didn't mind Greg Garrison, but I was not a Rush fan. NOW I can't stand Chicks and all their giggly opinions. Tony Katz is to abrasive that early in the morning(or really any time). I will tune in on Saturday morning for the usual fun and priceless information from Pat and Crumie, mornings it will be 90.1

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