Lou Harry's A&E

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Ticket giveaway: National tour of 'Annie'

Indianapolis native Adia Dant isn't having a hard-knock life at all: She's playing the orphan Pepper.
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A&E roundup: Stolen's latest gig, an Indiana musician at Lincoln Center, more

Plus a new Eiteljorg curator, a concert from a country legend, and added summer camps at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.
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A&E priority list includes the Beatles, Hitchcock(ish), and more

What to do this week besides think about the Super Bowl? Here are some viable options to inflate your week.
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Country headliners announced for Klipsch Music Center concerts

Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley and more summer shows on the schedule. Undercards include Hunter Hayes and Scotty McCreery.
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Takei to come to Butler

As noted these days for his Twitter (more than 1.25 million followers) and Facebook (over 7.2 million likes) domination as he is for playing Sulu on "Star Trek," the actor will give a free lecture in February.
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In memory of Cynthia Layne, leading Indy vocalists offer tribute

Memories from Brenda Williams, Shannon Forsell, Stacie Sandoval, and Heather Ramsey Clark. Add your thoughts on the woman and her talents.
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Ticket giveaway: 'So Costly A Sacrifice: Lincoln and Loss' exhibit

A new exhibition looks at mortality and the man. Chime in with your favorite other Abe, Abby, or Abraham to have a chance at free passes.
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A&E priority list includes Sutton Foster at the Cabaret, a Coltrane tribute, more

Get a jump on your weekend A&E planning as the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra plays Avon and the Stanley Clarke Trio comes to Carmel.
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No love for 'Lego' and other thoughts on the Oscar nominations

With an all-white slate in the acting categories and male-focused films dominating Best Picture and Best Director, diversity will certainly be a topic this year.
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Diavolo, 'The Illusionist,' more make A&E priority list

What's on your schedule for the weekend? How about a jaw-dropping dance company or a show packed with top magicians?
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