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Rib America

September 1, 2010

Sept. 3-6
Military Park

Who says early-bird specials are just for retirees? Rib America is offering free admission to anyone arriving before 5 p.m. on Friday or 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. If you miss those times, though, you’ll have to come up with a mere $5 (along with, of course, the cost of whatever ribs you devour).

What do you get for your money? Depending on the day, you’ll see and hear, among others, Bret Michaels (Friday), The Marshall Tucker Band and Ted Nugent (Saturday), The Revered Peyton’s Big Damn Band and Collective Soul (Sunday) and Foghat and Blue Oyster Cult (Monday). Details and full schedule here.
 

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"Gravity’s Loom"

September 1, 2010

through March 6
Indianapolis Museum of Art

More than 30 miles of dyed string are used in the creation of this large-scale installation that promises to reimagine the entryway of the IMA. The creators, L.A.-based Ball-Nogues Studio, have a history of glorious work reshaping spaces with familiar materials. For a hint of what you’ll be seeing, check out previous creations from the group here. http://www.ball-nogues.com/. Details on the IMA piece can be found here.
 

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Also this week

September 1, 2010

The Arts Council of Indianapolis’ annual Start with Art Luncheon, at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown, Sept. 3, gets the new season rolling. Guest speaker is innovation expert Dan Pallotta. Details here.

The Symphony on the Prairie season finishes up with visits from the Buddy Holly & Friends tribute show Sept. 3-4 and River City Brass Band Sept. 5-6.. Details here.

Vampire Weekend offers a back-to-campus concert at Indiana University Auditorium Sept. 6. Details here.

The Indianapolis Artsgarden hosts the second annual Indiana Glass Artists Invitational Exhibition, Sept. 2-29. Details here.

Susan Tennant’s “Weaving Through Walls” is the latest sculptural work on display at Christopher West Presents, 646 Massachusetts Ave. Through Sept. 25. Details here.
 

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Sales/acquisitions

August 31, 2010
-Carmel-based Platinum Group bought Aspen Village Apartments, a 220-unit complex at 3510 Kebil Drive on the west side. The list price was $1.9 million. The sale price was not disclosed. The buyer was represented by Chad Stickley and Michael Wernke of Marcus & Millichap. The seller, CW Capital, was represented by Tikijian Associates.

-Reverie Estates bought the St. Regis, a 72-unit apartment building at 26 E. 14th St. The price was not disclosed. The buyer was represented by Sandra Jarvis of IndySquared Commercial Properties. The seller, James Candler, was represented by Scott Pollom of Cassidy Turley.

-JJ Properties LLC bought a 2,000-square-foot office building at 745 E. 107th St. The price was not disclosed. The buyer was represented by Jeff Wright of Indy Properties. The seller, Mr. Window Inc., was represented by Bob Lindgren of Grubb & Ellis Harding Dahm & Co.
 
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Leasing/leasing contracts

August 31, 2010
-Rugby IPD renewed its lease for 52,800 square feet of industrial space at 8200 Allison Ave. The tenant was represented by J.D. Graves of Cassidy Turley. The landlord, ProLogis, was represented by Andrea Hopper of ProLogis.

-Green Wave Computer Recycling leased 19,200 square feet of industrial space at 9208 E. 33rd St. The tenant was represented by J.D. Graves of Cassidy Turley. The landlord, Duke Realty, was represented by Kate Willen of Duke.

-Hill Fulwider McDowell Funk & Matthews Professional Corp. leased 9,951 square feet in the Regions Bank Tower. The tenant was represented by Tom Hadley of Summit Realty Group. The landlord, One Indiana Square Associates, was represented by Ralph Balber and Kelli Dugan of Halakar Real Estate.

-Michael’s South Shore Restaurant leased 5,100 square feet at the Geist Centre Shopping Center, 11705 Fox Road. The tenant was represented by Kyle Hughes of Veritas Realty LLC. The landlord, Geist Station LLC, was represented by Matt Parsons of Phillips Edison & Co.

-American Family Dental Group-Bloomington LLC leased 3,025 square feet of office space at 770 N. Green St., Brownsburg. The tenant was represented by Darrin L. Boyd and David A. Moore of Cassidy Turley. The landlord, Six Cap LLC, was represented by Larry Harshman of Harshman Property Services LLC.

-AD-IN Inc. leased 2,494 square feet of office space at 1980 E. 116th St., Carmel. The landlord, Stratford Center LLC, was represented by Darrin L. Boyd and David A. Moore of Cassidy Turley. The tenant represented itself.

-CIT Group leased 1,922 square feet in Castle Creek V, 5750 N. Castle Creek Parkway. The landlord, Blue Real Estate, was represented by Matt Langfeldt and Rich Forslund of NAI Olympia Partners. The tenant represented itself.

-Zionsville Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Center LLC leased 1,592 square feet of office space at 8870 Zionsville Road. The tenant was represented by Bennett M. Williams and Andrew D. Martin of Cassidy Turley. The landlord, MDD Office Partners LLC, was represented by Joe Lonnemann and Matt Jackson of Halakar Real Estate.

-Med-Link Inc./Consolidated Brokerage Services LLC leased 1,463 square feet of office space at 3077 E. 98th St. The landlord, BREOF Keystone REO LLC, was represented by David A. Moore and Darrin L. Boyd of Cassidy Turley. The tenant represented itself.

-Texano Grill leased 1,400 square feet at Shadeland Corner Shopping Center, 4558 N. Shadeland Ave. The tenant was represented by Kelli Membrano of Libertad Real Estate. The landlord, Shadeland Center LLC, was represented by Keith Kleinmaier of Retail Realty.

-Berkley Risk Administrators leased 1,313 square feet in Castle Creek III, 8720 Castle Creek Parkway. The landlord, Blue Real Estate, was represented by Matt Langfeldt and Rich Forslund of NAI Olympia Partners. The tenant represented itself.

-Timothy McSoley leased 1,090 square feet at Castle Creek IV, 5875 N. Castle Creek Parkway. The landlord, Blue Real Estate, was represented by Matt Langfeldt and Rich Forslund of NAI Olympia Partners. The tenant represented himself.
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Housing

August 31, 2010
On a seasonally adjusted basis, the pace of mortgage loan activity increased 4.9 percent for the week ended Aug. 20, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. The rate for 30-year mortgages decreased to 4.55 percent from 4.6 percent the previous week. The rate for 15-year mortgages fell to 3.91 percent from 3.99 percent.
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People

August 31, 2010
Brian F. Knapp has joined Colliers International’s Indiana Region office as senior adviser for retail services and special assets.

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Company news

August 25, 2010

Roche Diagnostics agreed to pay $100 million to acquire California-based BioImagene Inc., a maker of tissue-based cancer diagnostic equipment, according to Reuters. Such diagnostic tools are becoming increasingly important to identify the small groups of patients who are the targets of new cancer drugs aimed at specific genetic profiles. Switzerland-based Roche also has a pharmaceutical business and is the world’s largest maker of cancer drugs. The company’s U.S. diagnostic business is headquartered in Indianapolis, though its tissue diagnostics is concentrated in Arizona.

Drug developer Endocyte Inc. has raised more than $100 million in private investment and grant funding, so it’s now going to test the public markets. The company, headquartered at Purdue University Park in West Lafayette, filed last week for an initial public offering. Endocyte has a pipeline of drugs in development for the treatment of various cancers and inflammatory diseases, including six drugs in clinical trials. Endocyte’s IPO is the third announced so far this year in Indiana. Fort Wayne-based Vera Bradley Inc., a handbag maker, filed plans last month to raise $175 million. Evansville-based UCI International, a supplier of replacement parts for the light- and heavy-duty vehicle aftermarket, said in July it plans to raise $200 million. Nationally, the IPO market looks to be improving. So far this year 170 have been filed, topping the 119 filed in 2009 and the 153 in 2008.

Indiana is getting a $1 million federal grant to improve monitoring of health insurance premiums and develop a website to help consumers, according to the Associated Press. The grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is part of the federal health reform bill. The Indiana Department of Insurance will use the money to hire actuaries to help it review proposed premium increases. It also will develop a website on which consumers can review rate filings and post comments. Filings currently are only available in paper form upon request.

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People

August 25, 2010

Dr. Daniel Kraft has joined Riley Hospital for Children to oversee Riley’s new sports medicine program for young athletes. Kraft most recently served as the founder and director of the Youth Sports Medicine Institute at Methodist Sports Medicine—The Orthopedic Specialists. Both Riley and Methodist are owned by Indianapolis-based Clarian Health.

Dr. Jennifer Eikenberry and Dr. Amy M. Waddell have joined the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute at the Indiana University School of Medicine. Eikenberry will see patients at the University Hospital clinic. Waddell will see patients at the Wishard Memorial Hospital clinic. Both were residents in the IU medical school’s department of ophthalmology.

Catherine A. Clements has joined the health and life sciences practice group at Baker & Daniels LLP. Clements earned her law degree in 2009 from Indiana University in Bloomington. Before that, she helped develop clinical trials at Eli Lilly and Co. and the Roudebush Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Indianapolis.

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"American Idols Live"

August 25, 2010

Aug. 31

Conseco Fieldhouse

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Adam Lambert

August 25, 2010

Aug. 31

Clowes Hall.

"American Idol" fans will have a decision to make this Tuesday. The crowd from season 9—including Crystal Bowersox, Casey James and winner Lee Dewyze—takes the stage at Conseco Fieldhouse. Meanwhile, Adam Lambert, the high-profile singer who was runner-up to Kris Allen on the eighth season of the show, plays at Clowes Hall. Well, maybe the decision isn’t so difficult: Lambert’s show is sold out. Details here and here.

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IndyFringe

August 25, 2010

Through Aug. 29
Various locations

    Usually I don’t tout already running shows in this e-mail, keeping it dedicated to previews and saving the reviews for the print IBJ and my blog, Lou Harry’s A&E. But given the nature of IndyFringe (and given that it’s a slow week), I thought I’d take the opportunity to re-encourage you to take advantage of the wackiness going on around Mass Ave. through Sunday.
    Two favorites so far: local ShadowApe Theatre Company’s “Not a Peep” which, like the titular Easter treat, has no nutritional value but is deliciously fun, and the not-for-delicate-sensibilities “Screw You Review,” in which an obnoxious senior and cross-dressing sidekick set out to offend everyone and, as a result, end up very endearing. “Peep” has shows remaining Thursday and Sunday at Theatre on the Square. “Revue” can be found at the IndyFringe Building Friday, Saturday and Sunday. For a full schedule, click here.
 

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"The Golden Age of Indianapolis Theatres"

August 25, 2010

Available now

In his packed-with-photos “The Golden Age of Indianapolis Theaters” (Quarry Books), former Indy newsman Howard Caldwell does a fine job of staying on the fine line between reference book and popular history. I could have used more detailed geography—I spent far too much time trying to figure out where some of the long-gone theaters were—but I thoroughly enjoyed being introduced to a period I knew little about. And guest appearances by the likes of Dick Powell add to its pleasures. Side note: Caldwell tells of how Eugene O’Neill’s nine-act “Strange Interlude” sold out the balcony and gallery of the English Theater back in the 1920s. Where are those risk-taking audiences today? More on the book here.
 

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IBJ A&E Season Preview Tour

August 25, 2010

Interested in having IBJ’s Arts & Entertainment Editor Lou Harry and special guests introduce Indy’s upcoming cultural season to your group? We’re scheduling these free events in September. Drop a note at lharry at ibj.com with information about your group.

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August 25, 2010


The Indianapolis Museum of Art screen’s “Oh Brother Where Art Thou” as part of its Summer Nights series Aug. 27. Details here.

The sounds of the Beatles as the “Classical Mystery Tour” returns to Symphony on the Prairie, Aug. 27-28. Details here.

Toby Keith performs at Verizon Wireless Music Center Aug. 28. Details here.

It’s Ragtime History Day, Aug. 28, at the Indiana History Center. Details here.
 

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Sales/acquisitions

August 24, 2010
-E.J. Welch Co. bought an 11,581-square-foot industrial building at 6230 Corporate Drive. The price wasn’t disclosed. The buyer was represented by Stan Elser and Jim Karozos of Grubb & Ellis Harding Dahm & Co. The seller, Best Flooring Real Estate Holdings LLC, was represented by Mike Alboher of Alboher Development Co. Inc.

-Norman L. and Associates LLC bought a 3,753-square-foot office building at 31 S. Rangeline Road, Carmel. The price wasn’t disclosed. The buyer was represented by Darrin L. Boyd of Cassidy Turley. The seller, Yancey Marketing, was represented by Darrin L. Boyd and David A. Moore of Cassidy Turley.
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Leasing/leasing contracts

August 24, 2010
-Keebler renewed its lease for 45,917 square feet at 7735 Winton Drive in Park 100. The tenant was represented by Andrew Morris, Jeremy Woods, Matt McGrady and Jon Shuel of Summit Realty Group. The landlord, Duke Realty, represented itself.

-Knowledge Services leased 16,209 square feet at Castle Creek IV, 5875 N. Castle Creek Parkway. The tenant was represented by Tim Norton and Cameron Kucic of Sumhttps://admin.ibj.com/admin/article/workflow/claim?articleId=21856#mit Realty Group. The landlord, Blue Real Estate, was represented by Matt Langfeldt and Rich Forslund of NAI Olympia Partners.

-Gaylor Inc. leased 13,263 square feet at Castle Creek V, 5750 N. Castle Creek Parkway. The tenant was represented by Aasif Bade and Pat Chittenden of Ambrose Property Group. The landlord, Blue Real Estate, was represented by Matt Langfeldt and Rich Forslund of NAI Olympia Partners.

-Ji-Eun Music Academy leased 6,960 square feet of office space at 10029 E. 126th St., Fishers. The tenant was represented by Shelley Meisenhelder of Coregroup Corporate Real Estate Advisors. The landlord, Eiker Investments II LLC, was represented by Bennett M. Williams and John A. Crisp of Cassidy Turley.

-InSphere Insurance Solutions Inc. leased 4,502 square feet of office space at 3500 DePauw Blvd. The tenant was represented by Bill Ehret of Summit Realty Group. The landlord, CP Pyramid Associates LP, was represented by David A. Moore and Darrin L. Boyd of Cassidy Turley.

-The Trade Connection leased 3,400 square feet of showroom space at the Indiana Design Center, 200 S. Rangeline Road, Carmel. The landlord, Pedcor, and tenant represented themselves.

-Lather Hair leased 3,200 square feet at 7844 E. 96th St. in the North by Northeast Shopping Center, Fishers. The tenant was represented by Debra Browder of Browder Realty. The landlord, NNE Associates LLC, was represented by Robyn Smart and Shannon Hicks of CB Richard Ellis.

-dPict Imaging Inc. leased 3,156 square feet at 7400 Shadeland Station in the Shadeland Station Office Park. The tenant was represented by Andrew Follman of Meridian Real Estate Services. The landlord, LA/Shadeland Station, was represented by Crystal Houston and Dan Richardson of CB Richard Ellis

-Aegis Worldwide leased 2,452 square feet at 11550 N. Meridian St., Suite 250, in SePro Tower. The tenant was represented by Scott H. Lindenberg of Echelon Realty Advisors. The landlord, SePro Corp., was represented by Bill Ehret and Rebecca Baer of Summit Realty Group.
 
-TCG Indianapolis renewed its lease for 2,368 square feet at 9325 Delegates Row in the Precedent Office Park. The tenant was represented by Kurt Kittner of Jones Lang LaSalle. The landlord, HDG Mansur, was represented by Tim Hull and Rick Trimpe of CB Richard Ellis.

-General Physics Corp. leased 2,353 square feet of office space at 550 Congressional Blvd., Carmel. The landlord, 550 Congressional Blvd. LLC, was represented by David A. Moore, Darrin L. Boyd and Mary Beth Kohart of Cassidy Turley. The tenant represented itself.

-ScheduleMyHair.com LLC leased 2,100 square feet at Fall Creek Harbour, 10142 Brooks School Road, Fishers. The tenant was represented by Paul Dick of Colliers International. The landlord, FCH Associates LLC, was represented by Cindy Hoskinson and Herb Feldmann of Grubb & Ellis Harding Dahm & Co.

-Art of Living Foundation leased 1,600 square feet at 6801 Lake Plaza Drive in the Lake Plaza Office Park. The landlord, Lake Plaza LLC, was represented by Debbie Shumate of Alliance Commercial Real Estate. The tenant represented itself.

-Therapeutic Spa leased 1,200 square feet at 6801 Lake Plaza Drive in the Lake Plaza Office Park. The landlord, Lake Plaza LLC, was represented by Debbie Shumate of Alliance Commercial Real Estate. The tenant represented itself.

-Reliable Personal Care Services leased 804 square feet at 6801 Lake Plaza Drive in the Lake Plaza Office Park. The landlord, Lake Plaza LLC, was represented by Debbie Shumate of Alliance Commercial Real Estate. The tenant represented itself.

-Allstate/Bell Insurance leased 803 square feet at 6801 Lake Plaza Drive in the Lake Plaza Office Park. The landlord, Lake Plaza LLC, was represented by Debbie Shumate of Alliance Commercial Real Estate. The tenant represented itself.
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Housing

August 24, 2010
On a seasonally adjusted basis, the pace of mortgage loan activity increased 13 percent for the week ended Aug. 13, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. The rate for 30-year mortgages increased to 4.6 percent from 4.57 percent the previous week. The rate for 15-year mortgages grew to 3.99 percent from 3.95 percent.
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Construction

August 24, 2010

-Kort Builders has completed a 1,300-square-foot retail space for Fuzziwig’s Candy Factory at 13971 Town Center Blvd. in Hamilton Town Center.

-Kort Builders has completed a 2,000-square-foot retail space for Sally Beauty at 2007 E. Greyhound Pass, Carmel.

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Company news

August 18, 2010

Orthopedics giant Biomet Inc. plans to invest $26 million to grow operations in its hometown of Warsaw, adding 278 jobs by the end of 2012. Biomet’s Warsaw Center of Excellence initiative calls for facility improvements and new equipment that will allow the company to consolidate manufacturing activities from New Jersey.  Research-and-development and administrative services also will be expanded. The Indiana Economic Development Corp. offered the company as much as $2.75 million in performance-based tax credits and up to $200,000 in training grants to help the company expand. Biomet also will get a 10-year tax abatement approved by the Kosciusko County Council.

A researcher at the Indiana University School of Medicine concluded in a clinical trial that an experimental drug can double the cure rate for patients with hepatitis C. In the trial, doctors added the drug boceprevir, made by New Jersey-based Merck & Co. Inc., to the standard treatment regime for the chronic liver ailment. Cure rates jumped to 75 percent using the combination therapy, compared with a 38-percent cure rate for the standard treatment. The clinical study was led by IU’s Dr. Paul Kwo, but was conducted at 67 sites in the United States, Canada and Europe.

Matrix-Bio Inc., based in West Lafayette, received an investment from Main Street Venture Funds, a Fort Wayne-based group of angel investors. The size of the investment was not disclosed. Matrix-Bio is using technology developed at Purdue University to develop a test that can detect a recurrence of breast cancer earlier than mammograms and MRI images, which are currently the most common tests.

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August 18, 2010

SynCare LLC, an Indianapolis-based disease-management company for state Medicaid plans, named Terri Morris, a registered nurse, vice president of its Missouri operations.

Dr. Ruth McCluskey has joined Hendricks Pediatrics, a member of Hendricks Regional Health Medical Group. She was chief resident in pediatrics at Riley Hospital for Children.

Dr. Nadeem Ikhlaque has joined St. Francis Medical Group Oncology & Hematology Specialists. He most recently served as a hematologist/oncologist for Ohio Valley Medical Center in Wheeling, W.V.

Darla K. Owens, a registered nurse, has been appointed manager for perioperative services at St. Francis Hospital-Mooresville.

Dr. Katie White Stenson will become a physiatrist at Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana on Aug. 30.

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IndyFringe

August 18, 2010

Aug. 20-29
Various locations around Mass Ave


A couple of things you should know before you dive into this fest of under-an-hour, unjuried, anything-can-happen theatrical offerings:

1. There’s a lot to choose from—280 performances on six stages.

2. As in previous years, nobody is filtering the choices. I always recommend going to see at least three in case you hit a dud. If a want the nearest thing to a lock the fest has, then see Phil the Void.

3. The $10 tickets (cash only) for each show go directly to each producing company. The fest gets the $2 one-time fee each attendee must pay to get a backer’s button.

4. This year, there is no separation between grown-up companies and teen shows. The program makes no distinction between seasoned pros such as ShadowApe Theatre Company (Fringe-ing for the first time with a family-friendly show called “Not a Peep”) and high-schoolers. Don’t be afraid to ask questions before you buy your $10 tickets.

5. There are three shows this year with Jesus in their titles. What’s up with that?

6. There is no late seating at the Fringe. Miss a show? Just wait an hour and a half for the next one.

7. The nature of the Fringe is that everyone stumbles into the first weekend blindly. If you need a taste of some of the shows to help you decide what to see, take advantage of the Opening Night Carnival from 6-10 p.m., highlighted by two-minute previews of most of the shows.

8. I’ll be blogging my Fringe comments at www.ibj.com/arts.

Details and full schedule here. .

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Richard Glazier

August 18, 2010

Aug. 22
Arthur M. Glick JCC

Direct—well, almost direct—from his PBS pledge-break special, pianist and storyteller Richard Glazier celebrates American popular song in a concert at the JCC. A graduate of Brebeuf High School and the Indiana University School of Music, Glazier knew the great Richard Rodgers personally and is expected to share stories between tunes. Details here.
 

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'Pure Prine'

August 18, 2010

Aug. 19-Sept. 12
Phoenix Theatre

Usually, it’s wise to wait a few years before reviving a popular show. But the Phoenix Theatre has wisely made an exception to that rule with “Pure Prine,” its hit musical based on the music of singer/songwriter John Prine (“Angel from Montgomery,” “Dear Abby”).

That run earlier in the summer was scheduled for only two weeks, which left little time for word-of-mouth to get out that the show was outstanding. (You can find my review of the previous production here.). Waiting longer, though, might have meant losing some members of the near-ideal ensemble, which includes Tim Grimm, Bobbie Lancaster and Tim Brickley.

No, John Prine himself doesn’t appear in the show—and there’s no word yet on what he thinks of having his eclectic songs seamlessly adapted for the theatrical stage. But given the clunkiness of previous attempts to shoehorn pre-existing songs into “new” musicals, “Pure Prine” is an even more remarkable achievement. I’m looking forward to seeing it again. Details here.

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August 18, 2010

Crosby, Stills & Nash performs Aug. 23 at the Lawn at White River State Park. Details here.

The stars of the TV show “Mystery Science Theater 3000” provide commentary to a screening of a classic cult movie at “RiffTrax Live: Reefer Madness,” Aug. 19 at the Galaxy 14 and Hamilton 16 Theatres. Details here.

Aug. 19-22 brings Dance Kaleidoscope to the Athenaeum with a program that includes “Frere Jacques,” set to Jacques Brel music, and “Food of Love,” featuring world music. Details here.

On Aug. 20, the Indianapolis Museum of Art presents “L.A. Confidential” (aka the movie that launched the career of Russell Crowe) as part of its Summer Nights film series. Details here.
 

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  1. I am not by any means judging whether this is a good or bad project. It's pretty simple, the developers are not showing a hardship or need for this economic incentive. It is a vacant field, the easiest for development, and the developer already has the money to invest $26 million for construction. If they can afford that, they can afford to pay property taxes just like the rest of the residents do. As well, an average of $15/hour is an absolute joke in terms of economic development. Get in high paying jobs and maybe there's a different story. But that's the problem with this ask, it is speculative and users are just not known.

  2. Shouldn't this be a museum

  3. I don't have a problem with higher taxes, since it is obvious that our city is not adequately funded. And Ballard doesn't want to admit it, but he has increased taxes indirectly by 1) selling assets and spending the money, 2) letting now private entities increase user fees which were previously capped, 3) by spending reserves, and 4) by heavy dependence on TIFs. At the end, these are all indirect tax increases since someone will eventually have to pay for them. It's mathematics. You put property tax caps ("tax cut"), but you don't cut expenditures (justifiably so), so you increase taxes indirectly.

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  5. Build the resevoir. If built this will provide jobs and a reason to visit Anderson. The city needs to do something to differentiate itself from other cities in the area. Kudos to people with vision that are backing this project.

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