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LOU'S VIEWS: At Eiteljorg, it's all in the family

May 22, 2010
Lou Harry
This week, free-associating across the arts landscape from the “Generations” show at the Eiteljorg Museum to “Heartland Art” and a one-man play at the Indiana State Museum to the Broad Ripple Art Fair.
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LOU'S VIEWS: Phoenix premiere is more than a John Prine tribute show

May 15, 2010
Lou Harry
This week, a tribute that transcends at the Phoenix Theatre, plus thoughts on this year's Spotlight benefit.
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LOU'S VIEWS: IRT's 'Around the World in 80 Days'

May 8, 2010
Lou Harry
Thoughts on the Indiana Repertory Theatre's season closer ... and an average day at Conner Prairie.
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LOU'S VIEWS: Take a seat for 2010/2011

May 1, 2010
Lou Harry
It's not too early to think about next season at the Indiana Repertory Theatre, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and more.
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LOU'S VIEWS: You won't be bored with Weegee

April 24, 2010
Lou Harry
This week, photographs by the legendary Weegee at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Plus a visit from the national tour of “A Chorus Line.”
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LOU'S VIEWS: Chicago joins the 'Billy' club

April 17, 2010
Lou Harry
This week, the Broadway sensation “Billy Elliot” dances into Chicago for an extended run. And, closer to home, the Phoenix indulges in some conspiracy theorizing.
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LOU'S VIEWS: Tara Donovan at the IMA and thoughts on 'spoilers'

April 10, 2010
Lou Harry
In this artist's world, millions of cups blend into massive waves, pencils become an alien landscape, and stacks of tar paper evoke the apocalypse.
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LOU'S VIEWS: Bottoms Up Burlesque offers a strip down memory lane

April 3, 2010
Lou Harry
Retro event proves more playful than provocative.
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LOU'S VIEWS: Historical Society casts the past to bring photos to life

March 27, 2010
Lou Harry
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LOU'S VIEWS: Dog days at Clowes with national tour of 'Dalmatians' musical

March 13, 2010
Lou Harry
This week, canines at Clowes, sisters in the suburbs, pals searching for Paul, and the Cabaret's new digs at the Columbia Club.
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LOU'S VIEWS: Bill T. Jones' company dances through history at IU

March 6, 2010
Lou Harry
A few weeks back, I wrote about the two collections of Abraham Lincoln memorabilia on display at the Indiana State Museum. Over the past week, two additional encounters with Abe reminded me that there is no shortage of material to be mined from the life of the 16th president.
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LOU'S VIEWS: The Bard dances, the ISO swings, and more

February 20, 2010
Lou Harry
This week, I empty the notebook with thoughts on Indiana Ballet Com.'s "From Shakespeare with Love," the ISO Pops concert with Tony DeSare, Beef & Boards' "Footloose" and Indianapolis Civic Theatre's "My Fair Lady."
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LOU'S VIEWS: Lincoln shows take over State Museum galleries

February 13, 2010
Lou Harry

I took my first look through the then-yet-to-be-opened pair of Abraham Lincoln exhibitions at the Indiana State Museum before the galleries were available to the general public.

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LOU'S VIEWS: Best-selling author's words take center stage

February 6, 2010
Lou Harry
Cincinnati’s Playhouse in the Park launches novelist Walter Mosley’s first play,"The Fall of Heaven," just in time for my cultural road trip.
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LOU'S VIEWS: Race colors IRT's 'Romeo and Juliet'

January 30, 2010
Lou Harry
Shakespeare's iconic show gets a post-WWII redo.
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LOU'S VIEWS: Flagrant fouls make Globetrotter win dubious

January 23, 2010
Lou Harry
Thoughts on the Globetrotters, Phoenix Theatre's "Housewives of Mannheim," and Beef & Boards' "The Foreigner."
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LOU'S VIEWS: Dylan tribute Bob-bob-bobs along

January 16, 2010
Lou Harry
This week, a Bob Dylan tribute at the Athenaeum and tell-all tales at Theatre on the Square.
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LOU'S VIEWS: A tour winds down while local talent gears up

January 9, 2010
Lou Harry
"The Color Purple" tour visits Clowes Hall while "New Beginnings" offers next-generation Broadway songs.
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LOU'S VIEWS: 'Love Letters' requires reading between the lines

January 2, 2010
Lou Harry
Indiana Repertory Theatre gives a rare, full staging of A.R. Gurney's epistolary play.
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LOU'S VIEWS: A ballet blockbuster tops 2009's list of favorites

December 26, 2009
Lou Harry
Here are the 10 offerings that I most enthusiastically recommended to friends and readers in the past year.
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LOU'S VIEWS: Merits of Barbie exhibit debatable

December 19, 2009
Lou Harry
IBJ Style columnist Gabrielle Poshadlo joins in to discuss the latest Children's Museum show.
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LOU'S VIEWS: Symphony's annual Yuletide show doesn't need Vegas dress-up

December 11, 2009
Lou Harry
When this year’s edition of “Yuletide Celebration” maintains its focus on the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, guest host Maureen McGovern and the tap-dancing Santas, it’s as comforting as the show has ever been.
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LOU'S VIEWS: Oh Christmas plays, oh Christmas plays

December 5, 2009
Lou Harry
Holiday season staples take the stages at the Indiana Repertory Theatre and the Phoenix Theatre.
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LOU'S VIEWS: 'Escape' artist Steve McQueen stars in new biography

November 28, 2009
Lou Harry
One of the first grown-up movies I attended on my own was “Papillon.” What drove my 10-year-old self to see this brutal 1973 escape film, I still don’t know. Also: Indianapolis Opera's production of "La Boheme."
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LOU'S VIEWS: A new attraction wants to drum up business

November 21, 2009
Lou Harry
Thoughts on Rhythm! Discovery Center and Bands of America.
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