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"Holes"

September 29, 2010

Through Nov. 6
Indiana Repertory Theatre

Those buses you see during the day outside the Indiana Repertory Theatre are from the dozens of schools that are making part of their curriculum a trip to the state’s largest regional theater.

And while exposing kids to the art of theater is a wonderful thing to do, I wouldn’t be writing about the IRT’s latest show, “Holes,” unless I thought the show would offer pleasures for grown-ups as well. I’m optimistic that’s the case because the Louis Sachar book is a treat, because the movie adaptation was wonderful, and because Sachar himself wrote the script for the theater version, which has been performed at regional theaters around the country.

Haven’t read or seen it? “Holes” concerns the secrets that are unearthed when an innocent kid is sent to an unusual desert correctional facility. Grown-up cast members include Constance Macy and Ben Tebbe (both last seen at Indy Fringe in ShadowApe’s “Not a Peep”). Details here.
 

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Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra

September 29, 2010

Oct. 1
Basile Theater, Indiana History Center

I am, I’ll admit, irrational in my love for Samuel Barber’s “Knoxville Summer of 1915.” With text taken from James Agee’s book “A Death in the Family” (one of the handful that I reread every few years), it sets to music the author’s haunting meditation on mortality, as his narrator recalls idle moments with his family on a summer evening—tempered with the knowledge that all of it, some day, will pass. “By some chance, here they are, all on this earth;” writes Agee, “and who shall ever tell the sorrow of being on this earth, lying, on quilts, on the grass in a summer evening, among the sounds of the night.”

Pianist Grace Fong joins the ICO for a concert, which also includes Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 3 in A Minor (the Scottish symphony). Details here.

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"In the Next Room (or the Vibrator Play)"

September 29, 2010

Sept. 30 to Oct. 24
Phoenix Theatre

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"Eurydice"

September 29, 2010

Oct. 6-10
Butler University Theatre

Playwright (and MacArthur Fellowship recipient) Sarah Ruhl seems to be everywhere this fall. In fact, if you really wanted to, you could see three of her plays in a single weekend here in central Indiana in community, college and professional productions. Two, “In the Next Room (or the Vibrator Play)” and “Eurydice” open this week. Details here and here.  (The third, "Dead Man’s Cell Phone," opens later in the month. Details on that one here.)
 

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Itzhak Perlman with the ISO

September 29, 2010

Oct. 2
Hilbert Circle Theatre

The legendary violinist who last played with the ISO 25 years ago helps kick off the season at the Opening Night Gala. The program features music by Mozart and Dvorak. Details here.
 

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Also this week

September 29, 2010

The Arts Council of Indianapolis opens its new exhibition space, Gallery 924, as part of this month's First Friday gallery tour on Oct. 1. The first show features the work of glass artist Ben Johnson. Details here.

Q Artistry presents “Cabaret Poe” at the Irvington Lodge Oct. 1-31. Details here.

On Oct. 1-2, the Cabaret at the Columbia Club presents Maude Maggart—who is probably tired of people identifying her as the sister of singer Fiona Apple—performing songs by Duke Ellington, Ira Gershwin, Hoagy Carmichael and others. Details here.

No, it isn’t the Ray Bradbury book of the same name. Instead, “Something Wicked This Way Comes” celebrates the evil women of Shakespeare, including Lady Macbeth and Tamora from “Titus Andronicus.” It’s at the Indy Fringe Building Oct. 1-16. Details here.

Storytelling and dance combine with video in “Made for Each Other—West Indy,” created by Susurrus with members of the West Indianapolis neighborhood. Oct. 1-2 at the Mary Rigg Neighborhood Center, 1920 W. Morris St. Details here.

Guitar masters Eric Johnson, Andy McKee & Peppino D’Agostino come together at Clowes Hall Oct. 2. Details here.

Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds performs at the Coors Light Friday Night Class Cabaret on Oct. 2, part of the Circle City Classic at the Indiana Convention Center. Details here.

David Sedaris reads at IU Auditorium in Bloomington Oct. 6. Details here.

 

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Corrections

September 28, 2010
-St. Francis Medical Group LLC, for Southeast Family Physicians, leased 8,245 square feet in Emerson Office Parke Building 2, 965 Emerson Parkway, Greenwood. The tenant was represented by Travis Tucker of Duke Realty. The landlord, Emerson Office Parke Building Two LLC, was represented by Greg W. Allen and John Cunningham of Allen Commercial Group. The name of the tenant was incorrect in last week’s Real Estate Weekly.

-Jordan-Fishers LLC bought the 40,000-square-foot Village Square retail center at 11033-11361 Allisonville Road, Fishers. The price wasn’t disclosed. The buyer was represented by Keith Dedrick of Corporate Commercial Group. The seller, Huntington Bank, was represented by Bob Barker of Z&B Realty Services. Kevin Broadrick of Marcus & Millichap worked with both buyer and seller. The name of the seller’s broker was incorrect in last week’s Real Estate Weekly.
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Housing

September 28, 2010
On a seasonally adjusted basis, the pace of mortgage loan activity decreased 1.4 percent for the week ended Sept. 17, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. The rate for 30-year mortgages decreased to 4.44 percent from 4.47 percent the previous week. The rate for 15-year mortgages fell to 3.88 percent from 3.96 percent.
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People

September 28, 2010
Tim Edens has joined Exit Realty One, Greenwood, as an agent and associate broker.
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Construction

September 28, 2010
-S&B Construction is building an 8,000-square-foot Tire Barn outlet at 14010 Mundy Drive, Fishers. The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of the year.

-S&B Construction is building out a 4,400-square-foot space for Progressive Eye Care at 3902 E. 82nd St. The project is scheduled to be completed by Oct. 18.
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Sales/acquisitions

September 28, 2010
RMEGI LLC bought a 20,000-square-foot building at 970 Western Drive. The price wasn’t disclosed. The buyer was represented by Kelly Williams and Juergen Sommer of Cassidy Turley. The seller, Wiese Enterprises Inc., was represented by Mark Stephenson of Sigma Group.
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Leases/leasing contracts

September 28, 2010
-Direct Tech Sales LLC leased 24,348 square feet at Building 136 in Park 100, 5350 Lakeview Parkway. The tenant was represented by Chip Barnes of NAI Olympia Partners. The landlord, Pinchal & Co., was represented by Duke Realty.

-Exact Target leased 22,064 square feet in The Century Building, 36 S. Pennsylvania St. The tenant was represented by Jenna Barnett of Halakar Real Estate. The landlord, Blue Real Estate, was represented by Matt Langfeldt and Rich Forslund of NAI Olympia Partners.

-St. Vincent Hospital and Health Care Center Inc. leased 7,645 square feet at Naab Road Medical Pavillion, 8414 Naab Road. The landlord, Heather Glen Investors MT LLC, was represented by Brooke Augustin of NAI Olympia Parners. The tenant represented itself.

-An Cheng Inc., dba Ocean Asian Restaurant & Buffett, leased 7,220 square feet at College Park Plaza, 3495 W. 86th St. The landlord, Sandor, was represented by Jamison Downs and John Holloway. The tenant represented itself.

-Safis Solutions leased 3,814 square feet at the Marott Center, 342 Massachusetts Ave. The landlord, Rubin & Levin, was represented by Matt Langfeldt and Rich Forslund of NAI Olympia Partners. The tenant represented itself.

-W.G. Grinders leased 2,729 square feet at Providence Shoppes II, 12505 Old Meridian St., Carmel. The tenant was represented by Keith Fried of Sitehawk Retail Real Estate. The landlord, Buckingham Cos., was represented by Susannah Gershman of Thompson Thrift and Natasha Evans of Buckingham.

-Tax Management Associates Inc. leased 1,681 square feet of office space at 6081 E. 82nd St. The landlord, BREOF Castleton Park REO LLC, was represented by David A. Moore and Darrin L. Boyd of Cassidy Turley. The tenant represented itself.

-The United States Army leased 1,618 square feet at Stony Creek Marketplace, 17033 Mercantile Blvd.  The landlord, Inland Southeast Stony Creek LLC, was represented by Larry Davis and Tom English of Sitehawk Retail Real Estate. The tenant represented itself.

-Lincare Inc. leased 1,200 square feet of office space at 8847 Commerce Park Place. The landlord, Dhillon Commerce Park LLC, was represented by Darrin L. Boyd and David A. Moore of Cassidy Turley. The tenant represented itself.

-Hair Cut Connection leased 1,000 square feet of retail space at 9506 N. Keystone Ave. The tenant was represented by Richard Jones of Lee & Associates.  The landlord, MA Keystone LLC, represented itself.
 

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Company news

September 22, 2010

Fewer than half of the physicians who received $1 million or more in consulting fees from orthopedic implant makers—including Warsaw’s Zimmer, Depuy Orthopaedics and Biomet—disclosed the financial ties in subsequent articles they wrote about the industry. That’s the finding of a study published this month in the Archives of Internal Medicine, according to a Bloomberg News report. The study authors focused on 40 orthopedic surgeon researchers who each received more than $1 million from a single orthopedic implant company in 2007. Those doctors published 95 articles related to the companies in 2008, the year following their payments, including studies, reviews and analyses designed to influence the future of patient care, according to the report. Just 44 of their articles disclosed the industry payments at all, and most of those that did merely stated that the author had receive more than $10,000 from the company. In all, five orthopedics companies made 985 payments to doctors for a total of $184 million in 2007 for consulting services, honoraria or assistance related to hip- and knee-replacement and reconstruction, with an average payment of $187,000.

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology has received a three-year, $335,309 grant from the National Science Foundation to expand undergraduate research projects in orthopedics. The governmental agency hopes research by engineering students leads to improved, cost effective designs for knee and hip implants. The projects are being conducted through a partnership with Rose-Hulman’s department of applied biology and biomedical engineering and the Joint Replacement Surgeons of Indiana Research Foundation based at the Center for Hip & Knee Surgery in Mooresville.

Biosciences Vaccines Inc., a firm trying to improve vaccines against infectious diseases and cancers, has moved its offices from South Bend to the Purdue Research Park of West Lafayette. Biosciences Vaccines adds its extracellular matrix technology to vaccines to make them work more effectively and at a reduced cost. The technology was licensed from Cook Biotech Inc., which is also based in the Purdue Research Park. Biosciences Vaccines was launched last year and received a $400,000 investment from the Indiana Seed Fund, which is managed by Indianapolis-based BioCrossroads, a life sciences business-development group.

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People

September 22, 2010

Meritain Health named Kari Niblack vice president of client relations for the Indiana and Kentucky regions. Prior to joining Meritain Health, which is based in Buffalo, N.Y. but has offices in Indianapolis and Evansville, Niblack served as chief human resources officer for Indiana Health Centers Inc. Niblack is also an adjunct professor at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business.

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"Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition"

September 22, 2010

Sept. 25-Jan. 16
Indiana State Museum

Right up there with King Tut on the list of museum-exhibitions-that-attract-people-who-don’t-normally-go-to-museums is this tour of items from the famed sunken ocean liner. While I’m no fan of the James Cameron movie (it still bugs me that she throws away the necklace rather than, say, endow a hospital), I won’t deny the pull of these objects, each carrying the echo of lives—and an era—lost. Expect crowds (even at the $17 adult ticket price). Details here.
 

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"Mary Poppins"

September 22, 2010

Sept. 23-Oct. 3
Murat Theatre

Peter Pan has some serious competition when it comes to theatrical airspace now that Disney’s stage production of “Mary Poppins” has proven such a hit. The nanny-with-attitude will be flying into the Murat to anchor the Broadway in Indianapolis series. Caroline Sheen, who played Mary in the UK Tour, will be taking the lead here. And if you happen to be going to the show Sept. 28, stick around afterward for a discussion I’ll be hosting with cast members. Details on the show here.
 

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"Art vs. Art"

September 22, 2010

Sept. 24
The Vogue

Not for the faint of artistic heart, this brutal battle matches up artwork (created at a City Market paint-out Sept. 11) in a fight to the death. Works that don’t find popular approval or don’t get purchased at auction are destroyed in a wide range of creative ways. Yes, drinks will be served. For details—and to vote on the ones that will make the, er, cut—click here.
 

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International Violin Competition of Indianapolis

September 22, 2010

Through Sept. 26
Various locations


One of the structural challenges of the finals of the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis is that you can’t hear all the contenders on one night. With six finalists needing enough time to play, they are broken into two groups of three. Each group of three performs twice. (Are you following this?) Since the finals started on Wednesday evening—and you are probably reading this on Thursday—you still have three choices of shows. Like Wednesday's offering, Thursday evening features three of the finalists and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra at the Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center. Friday and Saturday each feature three with the ISO at the Hilbert Circle Theatre. Details here.
 

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Also this week

September 22, 2010

Pulitzer-Prize-winning poet (and former IU professor) Yusef Komunyakaa comes to Butler University Sept. 23 as part of the Vivian S. Delbrook Visiting Writers Series. Details here.
 
Former superintendent of Indianapolis Public Schools Esperanza Zendejas wrote and performs “When the Dead Cry” at the Phoenix Theatre Sept. 23-25. Details here.
 
Bill Cosby at Purdue University’s Elliott Hall of Music in West Lafayette Sept. 24. Details here.
 
Storytellers Donald Davis and Carmen Agra Deedy share the stage Sept. 24-25 in the season opener for Storytelling Arts of Indiana at the Indiana History Center. Details here.
 
 

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Sales/acquisitions

September 21, 2010
-Van Rooy Properties bought Westminster Apartments, a 438-unit complex at 921 Parliament Place, Greenwood. The list price was $8.2 million. The buyer and the seller/receiver, Barrett Stokely on behalf of Midland Loan Services, were represented by Tikijian Associates.

-Jordan-Fishers LLC bought the 40,000-square-foot Village Square retail center at 11033-11361 Allisonville Road, Fishers. The price wasn’t disclosed. The buyer was represented by Keith Dedrick of Corporate Commercial Group. The seller, Huntington Bank, was represented by Kevin Broadrick of Marcus & Millichap.
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Leases/leasing contracts

September 21, 2010
-Jones Lang LaSalle has been named leasing agent for Lake Pointe Center 5, a 150,000-square-foot office building in Allison Pointe office park. Adam Broderick of Jones Lang LaSalle has been named leasing agent for the two-year-old building, which has 90,000 square feet available. The building is owned by Edgeworth Laskey Properties LLC.

-Premium Supply Inc. leased 45,100 square feet in the North by Northeast Business Park, 9901 Kincaid Drive, Fishers. The tenant was represented by Fritz Kauffman of Cassidy Turley. The landlord, Prologis, was represented by Chip Barnes and Matt Dickerson of NAI Olympia Partners.

-University Pediatric Associates Inc. leased 27,245 square feet at 11590 N. Meridian St., Carmel. The tenant was represented by Zane Brown of CB Richard Ellis. The landlord, Fidelity Office Building II LP, was represented by Mike Napariu of REI Investments.

-Southside Family Physicians leased 8,245 square feet in Emerson Office Parke Building 2, 965 Emerson Parkway, Greenwood. The tenant was represented by Travis Tucker of Duke Realty. The landlord, Emerson Office Parke Building Two LLC, was represented by Greg W. Allen and John Cunningham of Allen Commercial Group.

-County Line Pediatrics leased 8,000 square feet in Greenbrooke Medical Pavilion Building 2, 747 E. County Line Road, Greenwood. The tenant was represented by Travis Tucker of Duke Realty. The landlord, GWA Wheatcraft LLC, was represented by Greg W. Allen and John Cunningham of Allen Commercial Group.

-Stewart-Richardson & Associates leased 5,414 square feet in the Regions Bank Tower, One Indiana Square. The landlord, One Indiana Square Associates, was represented by Ralph Balber and Kelli Dugan of Halakar Real Estate. The tenant represented itself.

-Re/Max Select leased 3,000 square feet in Library Parke, 489 S. State Road 135, Greenwood. The tenant was represented by Keith Turnbill of Re/Max Select. The landlord, Greg Allen Property Management, was represented by Greg W. Allen and John Cunningham of Allen Commercial Group.

-Miebach Consulting Inc. leased 2,982 square feet in Market Square Center, 151 N. Delaware St. The tenant was represented by Matthew Tobe of Halakar Real Estate. The landlord, Hertz Indianapolis One LLC, was represented by Crystal Houston and Dan Richardson of CB Richard Ellis.

-Crown Liquors leased 2,760 square feet at Westside Center, 645 W 11th St. The tenant was represented by Mark Perlstein of Sitehawk Retail Real Estate. The landlord, Westside Development Corp., was represented by John Schick of The Broadbent Co.

-Qdoba leased 2,275 square feet at Greenfield Corner Shops, 2037 N. State St., Greenfield. The tenant was represented by Larry Davis of Sitehawk Retail Real Estate. The landlord, MAP Greenfield LLC, was represented by Jeff Hubley of Midland Atlantic.

-Jimmy Johns leased 1,625 square feet at Speedway Shoppes, 5949 Crawfordsville Road. The tenant was represented by Drew Warner of Eclipse Real Estate. The landlord, Westside Development Corp., was represented by Mark Perlstein of Sitehawk Retail Real Estate.

-LBL's Salon leased 1,600 square feet at Plainfield Commons II, 2683 E. Main St., Plainfield. The tenant was represented by Dawn Lyon of Site Link Commercial Realty. The landlord, Plainfield Commons II LLC, was represented by Liz Yoho of Providence Development.

-Chun Lin leased 1,300 square feet of retail space at 9546 Allisonville Road. The landlord, LOR Corp., was represented by Jacque Haynes of Cassidy Turley. The tenant represented itself.
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Housing

September 21, 2010
On a seasonally adjusted basis, the pace of mortgage loan activity decreased 8.9 percent for the week ended Sept. 10, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. The rate for 30-year mortgages decreased to 4.47 percent from 4.5 percent the previous week. The rate for 15-year mortgages fell to 3.96 percent from 4 percent.
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Construction

September 21, 2010
Duke Realty Corp. has been selected by the city of Lebanon as construction manager for a public safety building that is under construction at 975 Lasley Drive, Lebanon. The 17,133-square-foot building is to be completed next spring.
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People

September 15, 2010

Dr. Jeffrey Weinberger has joined Community Heart and Vascular, a division of Community Health Network. Weinberger, a vascular surgeon, recently completed a fellowship in vascular surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

Jinzhi Pu joined the IUPUI chemistry and chemical biology department as an assistant professor. Pu was most recently in post-doctoral training at Harvard University. Pu holds a bachelor's degree from Peking University and a doctorate from the University of Minnesota.

Rajesh Sardar joined the IUPUI chemistry and chemical biology department as an assistant professor after completing his post-doctoral fellowship at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Sardar earned bachelor's and master's degrees in India and a doctorate at The Graduate Center, The City University of New York.

Scott Roberts has been appointed business manager for St. Francis Hospital & Health Center’s imaging services. Roberts also will oversee operations of the hospital's Greenbrooke Imaging Center.

OrthoIndy added Dr. Brian Ludwig, an orthopedic surgeon with a focus in sports medicine, as well as Dr. Robert Marsh, an orthopedic surgeon with a focus in foot and ankle issues. Both physicians work at the OrthoIndy South office, 5255 E. Stop 11 Road.

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Correction

September 15, 2010

BioCrossroads Inc. and Spring Mill Venture Partners did not participate in a recent round of fundraising by Indianapolis-based SonarMed Inc. The two  groups gave money to the company earlier but did not add to their investments in the most recent round. The information was incorrect in the Sept. 8 IBJ Health Care & Reform Weekly.

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