Lou Harry's A&E

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You-review-it Monday

May 10, 2009
For me, it was a weekend primarily focused on dance--but since that dance was the recital for Village Dance Studio, where my daughter is a ten-year vet, don't expect a review from me.

But I will say that the army of kids participating -- from the adorable toddlers to the graceful graduating seniors (some of whom went directly from performance to prom) -- left me with just a hint of the number of kids at studios around the region being positively influenced by this demanding and rewarding art form. Shoes off to them all.

In other A&E matters, I previously mentioned catching the Phoenix Theatre's new musical comedy "The Zippers of Zoomerville." I also managed to slip in some DVD time this weekend with the remarkable one-woman show "Elaine Stritch: At Liberty" and the solid children's film "Bridge to Terebithia."

How about you? I know: You went to see "Star Trek" (I'll join the chorus of reviewers and audiences saying how much fun this is for fans and newbies alike--and adding that it's even more remarkable considering how easy it would have been to mess up. Witness the last botched attempt to reboot Superman.)

But, in addition to Kirk and company, maybe you also caught Beethoven's 5th with the ISO, "Rabbit Hole" at the IRT, or the final concert of the season from the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra.

Whatever A&E you experienced this weekend, you are invited to share here at the Monday water cooler.

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