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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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Review: Broadway-bound musical 'Big Fish' in Chicago

April 30, 2013
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A top-notch cast, stunning visuals, and a solid score make this new musical a catch.
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IBJ A&E priority list for May 2-8

April 29, 2013
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Events this week include an innovate kids' concert with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and a site-specific theater production at Garfield Park.
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You-review-it Monday

April 28, 2013
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What did you see, hear or do on the A&E front this weekend? 'Into the Woods' at Civic? Lea Salonga with the Symphony? The Stutz Artists' Open House?
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Garfield Park adds 'bike-in' movie series

April 24, 2013
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Summer's movie options expand with new program to bring bikers into the south-side park
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A&E priority list for April 25-May 1

April 24, 2013
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Choices for this week include Diana Krall, "Into the Woods," and the Stutz Artists Open House.
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Ticket giveaway: Broad Ripple Art Fair

April 24, 2013
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Win a quartet of passes to the May 18 Indianapolis Art Center event.
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You-review-it Monday

April 22, 2013
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Catch the American Pianists Association competition? Attend one of the first concerts at the Schrott? What did you do on the A&E front this weekend?
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IBJ Night at the Movies: 'The Great Gatsby'

April 17, 2013
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What happens when DiCaprio meets Fitzgerald? Win tickets to a pre-release screening of the new cinematic version of the American classic and find out.
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Cincinnati raises stakes with strong casino music lineup

April 16, 2013
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Willie Nelson, The Shins and Ben Folds Five among summer entertainers for the Shoe at Horseshoe Casino.
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A&E priority list for April 18-24

April 16, 2013
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This week, you can see many of Indy's finest performers on one stage, it's up-and-comers on another, or, on a brand new stage, both.
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Outside critics chime in on Indy, part 2

April 15, 2013
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More columns from those who attended the American Theatre Critics Conference in Indy.
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You-review-it Monday

April 15, 2013
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What did you hear, see or do on the A&E front this weekend?
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Arts Council announces latest round of $10K Creative Renewal fellows

April 12, 2013
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Visual artists and arts administrators dominate list of grant recipients.
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REVIEW: Thoughts on '42,' the Jackie Robinson biopic

April 12, 2013
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The film dares not to back away from the blatant racist taunts and threats that were a reality of Robinson’s entry into the game.
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A few hundred possible names for a theater restaurant

April 9, 2013
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Two Gentlemen with Coronas? A Raisin in the Scone? Moon Pie for the Misbegotten? What would you call a theater eatery?
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Ticket giveway: Doc Severinsen and his Big Band

April 9, 2013
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Win one of two sets of seats to see the former "Tonight Show" bandleader.
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A&E priority list for April 11-18

April 9, 2013
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The American Pianists Association fellowships, a storytelling benefit, and a lot more is happening in the upcoming week.
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You-review-it Monday

April 8, 2013
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First Friday? 'Clybourne Park'? The IBJ A&E Road Trip? What did you hear, see or do on the A&E front this weekend?
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  1. A Tilted Kilt at a water park themed hotel? Who planned that one? I guess the Dad's need something to do while the kids are on the water slides.

  2. Don't come down on the fair for offering drinks. This is a craft and certainly one that belongs in agriculture due to ingredients. And for those worrying about how much you can drink. I'm sure it's more to do with liability than anything else. They don't want people suing for being over served. If you want a buzz, do a little pre-drinking before you go.

  3. I don't drink but go into this "controlled area" so my friend can drink. They have their 3 drink limit and then I give my friend my 3 drink limit. How is the fair going to control this very likely situation????

  4. I feel the conditions of the alcohol sales are a bit heavy handed, but you need to realize this is the first year in quite some time that beer & wine will be sold at the fair. They're starting off slowly to get a gauge on how it will perform this year - I would assume if everything goes fine that they relax some of the limits in the next year or couple of years. That said, I think requiring the consumption of alcohol to only occur in the beer tent is a bit much. That is going to be an awkward situation for those with minors - "Honey, I'm getting a beer... Ok, sure go ahead... Alright see you in just a min- half an hour."

  5. This might be an effort on the part of the State Fair Board to manage the risk until they get a better feel for it. However, the blanket notion that alcohol should not be served at "family oriented" events is perhaps an oversimplification. and not too realistic. For 15 years, I was a volunteer at the Indianapolis Air Show, which was as family oriented an event as it gets. We sold beer donated by Monarch Beverage Company and served by licensed and trained employees of United Package Liquors who were unpaid volunteers. And where did that money go? To central Indiana children's charities, including Riley Hospital for Children! It's all about managing the risk.

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