Lou Harry's A&E

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A&E roundup: Looking ahead to Joshua Bell, Lois Lowry...and Cereal Cinema?

"Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo" will be screened at the IMA. Yes, you read that correctly.
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IMA admissions logistics: How's it going to work?

The controversial decision to add an admission fee at the Indianapolis Museum of Art brings up several logistics questions, many of which have been raised by our readers. Here, IMA officials provide some answers.
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Review: 'Elf: The Musical'

Unlike “Ghost,” the musicality of “Elf” doesn’t feel imposed on it. Unlike “Once,” it doesn’t reconstitute and elevate its source material. Instead, "Elf: The Musical" is a pleasant, peppy, sugar-coated diversion.


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A&E priority list include Dave Chappelle, 'It's a Wonderful Life,' more

The holidays are looming but that doesn't mean that every arts group or performer is going into holiday hibernation. Here are some non-shopping options.
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Indianapolis Museum of Art admission charge: Where do you stand?

Now that you've had some time to think about it, what do you think the new policies will have on the IMA? And on you?
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A&E priority list includes a frog, a toad, an elf, more

"A Year with Frog and Toad" returns for another cycle via Actors Theatre of Indiana. Broadway series brings "Elf" to town for first time.
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Arts Council creates new $100K fellowships

Initiative pushes artists and arts organizations into community development projects with an emphasis on transformation.
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First Friday, Yuletide Celebration, more on A&E priority list

Want to do something besides hit the mall this weekend? Here's a shortlist of promising ideas.
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NY Times knocks Mellencamp/King's 'Ghost Brothers of Darkland County'

The tour of the "Southern Gothic supernatural musical," launched in Bloomington in 2013, played the Big Apple for a one-nighter as part of its ongoing tour.
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Thoughts on 2 returning favorites: IRT's 'A Christmas Carol' and ICB's 'Evening with the Stars'

Scrooge and company retake the stage while some of the top ballet dancers in the world converge for a Clowes Hall one-nighter.
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