Lou Harry's A&E

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Playing it straight

Furor erupts over Newsweek article on openly gay actors
How much does our knowledge about an actor's private life influence his or her stage or screen credibility?
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Museum attendance, and museum stress, up

A report from the American Association of Museum's notes increases, particularly in Midwest.
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Snow business like show business

Does the over-dramatization of weather conditions keep audiences away?
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Looking back on 2009

Thought on the Regional Performing Arts Center, Michael Jackson, and more.
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Ohio's urban casino future

Can Indiana gaming halls compete with their new neighbors?
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An attack on common percents

Don Pallotta, author of "Uncharitable," pushed local leaders to think big and stop talking about overhead.
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'Laramie' lures protesters

What's the best way to counter hateful reaction to North Central's production?
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ArtPrize: Do you trust the public to judge art?

Call it the American Idol-ing of art. Starting Sept. 23, what's being billed as the world's largest art prize competition begins in Grand Rapids...with you as judge.
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Sept. 12 frenzy in Indy arts

I'm ready to officially declare Sept. 12 the most overloaded day of the Indy arts season. For starters, there's the Penrod Art Fair, occupying the grounds of the Indianapolis Museum of Art from 9-5. Then there's Indianapolis Opera's new Operapalooza...
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A step forward for Carmel PAC

The announcement that Steven Libman, former managing director of the La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego, is taking on the same job for the Carmel Performing Arts Center is a strong indication of the aspirations of the powers that be...
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