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Rib America out; Fountain Square Music Festival in

May 31, 2013
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This summer, a major fest vacates its Labor Day post while a newcomer claims a Fourth of July spot.
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A&E priorities for May 30-June 5: Urbanski, 'Zanna,' gospel brunch and more

May 29, 2013
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Stuck for something to do this week? Look no further. Here's a rundown on some of the more interesting A&E events scheduled for the next few days.
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Ticket giveaway: "Spamalot"

May 29, 2013
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King Arthur, the killer rabbit, the taunting guy, and all of your "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" favorites are part of the stage musical "Spamalot." You can be, too, by winning seats at opening night.
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You-review-it Tuesday: 500 Festival and more

May 27, 2013
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So did you make it to the 500 Festival Parade? The Snakepit Ball? The race itself? Or did you hit one of the Indy Parks concerts? Park yourself at the multiplex?
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An open letter to second-tier celebs, re: 500 Festival Parade

May 24, 2013
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Beyond the athletes, there's a dearth of celebrities in this year's 500 Festival Parade. But why shouldn't a B-lister come to race weekend in the town that cheered Shooter McGavin?
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May 23-29 IBJ A&E Priorities: 500 events, 'Star Wars' exhibition, and more

May 21, 2013
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Need some help planning your Memorial Day weekend? Here are some A&E choices including a new show at the Indiana State Museum, free park concerts, and more.
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IBJ Night at the Movies: 'Now You See Me'

May 20, 2013
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Win passes to a sneak-preview screening of the new caper film starring Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher and Morgan Freeman.
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You-review-it Monday

May 19, 2013
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So what did you think of the new "Star Trek" movie, this year's Broad Ripple Art Fair, or whatever else you experienced on the A&E front this weekend?
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Notes from the Broad Ripple Art Fair: Hilty on stage, 'Carrie: The Musical,' etc.

May 19, 2013
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It's not just about buying art and scarfing down truck food. The annual event also is a great opportunity to catch up on what's next for arts groups.
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Clowes lineup: Whoopi, The Onion, Mellencamp musical

May 16, 2013
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Upping its game for its 50th anniversary season, Clowes Hall has populated its 2013-2014 lineup with returning high-profile acts and some newbies to the Butler University stage, including Martha Graham Dance Company and Blue Man Group.
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IBJ A&E priority list picks for May 16-22

May 15, 2013
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Weekend events include the Broad Ripple Art Fair, new work from Dance Kaleidoscope, and a songwriting legend at the Palladium.
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Ticket giveaway: Tim McGraw at Klipsch

May 14, 2013
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Win tickets to the Two Lanes of Freedom tour, rolling into Noblesville May 30.
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On the Cultural Trail: Let’s keep the bands marching

May 14, 2013
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Amid all of Saturday’s activity, the strongest memories for me came courtesy of a small group of band members from George Washington Community High School.
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You-review-it Monday

May 13, 2013
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So did you get down on the Cultural Trail? Catch "4000 Miles" at the Phoenix or the last weekend of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at the IRT? Find "The Great Gatsby" great or not-so-great?
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Mellencamp's musical to launch tour from IU

May 10, 2013
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"Ghost Brothers of Darkland County," a collaboration with Stephen King, once talked about for Broadway, will hit 20 cities, beginning with Bloomington and Indy.
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Review: '4000 Miles' at the Phoenix Theatre

May 10, 2013
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Amy Herzog’s play does what seems to be a simple thing but is actually a rarity in contemporary theater: It lets its characters be.

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Bestselling author Green to speak at Butler commencement

May 9, 2013
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Vlogbrother will also score an honorary degree. But he won't be the only celebrity on stage.
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Thoughts on Civic's 'Into the Woods'

May 8, 2013
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The Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine musical fairy-tale mash-up gets a strong production at the Tarkington thanks, in part, to a stand-out Cinderella.
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Ticket giveaway: ISO's 'String Evolution'

May 8, 2013
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Schubert, Bach and Tchaikovsky on the bill for the May 16-17 performances. And you could score a pair of seats.
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A&E priority list for May 9-15

May 7, 2013
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This weekend's A&E is dominated by the festival marking the completion of the Indianapolis Cultural Trail. But that's not all that's happening. Read on....
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ISO fills key VP of finance position

May 6, 2013
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Symphony stays local with latest hire, pulling Suzanne Sweeney from the Indiana Repertory Theatre.
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You-review-it Monday

May 6, 2013
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Civic's "Into the Woods"? First Friday gallery hopping? "...Alligators" in Garfield Park? "Iron Man 3" at the movies? What did you hear, see or do on the A&E front this weekend?
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Galway, Patinkin, Gretchen Wilson, etc., coming to Palladium

May 4, 2013
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Center for the Performing Arts' centerpiece theater announces lineup for 13/14.
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New restaurants on menu for 2013 Zoobilation

May 2, 2013
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The Alexander, Morton's, Dick's Last Resort and Hal's Fabulous Vegas Bar & Grille among additions to the annual big-ticket fundraiser.
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Ticket giveaway: 'Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination'

May 1, 2013
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You don't need to go to a galaxy far, far away to be a part of the Star Wars universe. A new exhibit at the Indiana State Museum takes you there.
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  1. By Mr. Lee's own admission, he basically ran pro-bono ads on the billboard. Paying advertisers didn't want ads on a controversial, ugly billboard that turned off customers. At least one of Mr. Lee's free advertisers dropped out early because they found that Mr. Lee's advertising was having negative impact. So Mr. Lee is disingenous to say the city now owes him for lost revenue. Mr. Lee quickly realized his monstrosity had a dim future and is trying to get the city to bail him out. And that's why the billboard came down so quickly.

  2. Merchants Square is back. The small strip center to the south of 116th is 100% leased, McAlister’s is doing well in the outlot building. The former O’Charleys is leased but is going through permitting with the State and the town of Carmel. Mac Grill is closing all of their Indy locations (not just Merchants) and this will allow for a new restaurant concept to backfill both of their locations. As for the north side of 116th a new dinner movie theater and brewery is under construction to fill most of the vacancy left by Hobby Lobby and Old Navy.

  3. Yes it does have an ethics commission which enforce the law which prohibits 12 specific items. google it

  4. Thanks for reading and replying. If you want to see the differentiation for research, speaking and consulting, check out the spreadsheet I linked to at the bottom of the post; it is broken out exactly that way. I can only include so much detail in a blog post before it becomes something other than a blog post.

  5. 1. There is no allegation of corruption, Marty, to imply otherwise if false. 2. Is the "State Rule" a law? I suspect not. 3. Is Mr. Woodruff obligated via an employment agreement (contractual obligation) to not work with the engineering firm? 4. In many states a right to earn a living will trump non-competes and other contractual obligations, does Mr. Woodruff's personal right to earn a living trump any contractual obligations that might or might not be out there. 5. Lawyers in state government routinely go work for law firms they were formally working with in their regulatory actions. You can see a steady stream to firms like B&D from state government. It would be interesting for IBJ to do a review of current lawyers and find out how their past decisions affected the law firms clients. Since there is a buffer between regulated company and the regulator working for a law firm technically is not in violation of ethics but you have to wonder if decisions were made in favor of certain firms and quid pro quo jobs resulted. Start with the DOI in this review. Very interesting.

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