Lou Harry's A&E

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IBJ Movie Night: Score tickets to 'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel'

Enter to win passes to an advance screening of the sequel, starring Maggie Smith, Richard Gere, and Dev Patel.
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Ticket giveaway: 'Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience'

The spoof comes to the Egyptian Room in March. You might magically win tickets here.
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Emphasis is on music for this week's priority list, including a Cynthia Layne celebration

Jasmine Guy leads a Harlem Renaissance celebration. IU Opera revises a Broadway classic.
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Predicting Oscar: What will/should win this year

I'm still grumpy that "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" didn't get nominated for Best Picture. But that won't keep me from predicting and tweeting this year's Oscars.
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Priority list includes Lewis Black, Captain Hook, Sherlock Holmes, more

How about a night of Vonnegut? A cello/violin duo? A chance to cleanse the bad taste left from the TV "Peter Pan"?
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Roundup: A Hoosier on B'way, Wizard World Comic Con, SNL's 40th, more

Plus curator ins and outs and Glenn Close's appearance at IU Cinema.
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Ticket giveaway: IRT's 'The Hound of the Baskervilles'

Okay, Sherlock, here's a chance to discover the Indiana Repertory Theatre's latest production without opening your wallet.
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New Indianapolis Symphony schedule includes Joshua Bell, Kenny Rogers, more

New "Out of this World: Cosmos Music Festival" includes Holst's "The Planets," classical pieces heard in "2001: A Space Odyssey" and works that were sent into space aboard the 1977 Voyager mission.


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Priority list: Bogart, Gershwin, steampunk, more

Butler's Midwinter Dance Festival and the Assad Brothers also make this week's lineup of recommendations.
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Reviews: ‘The Cripple of Inishmaan' and ‘The 39 Steps’

Joyful and grim, the Phoenix Theatre production does justice to Martin McDonagh's outstanding play. At Actors Theatre, Hitchcock is spoofed.
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