A&E Priority List for March 14-20

March 13, 2013
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Here's my priority list for new A&E events this week. If you see any of these (or anything else), chime in with your thoughts on the You-review-it Monday blog at www.ibj.com/arts.


Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

March 19

Clowes Hall

Few names are as synonymous with modern dance as Alvin Ailey, who founded his company in 1958. Now under its third leader, Robert Battle, it continues to inspire, awe and awaken audiences to the joys of movement. The program includes Paul Taylor’s “Arden Court,” Robert Battle’s “Takademe,” Rennie Harris’ “Home” and the Alvin Ailey staple “Revelations.” Details here.


“Twelfth Night” 

March 14-24

Wheeler Art Center

It’s still Olivia … but she’s a mobster’s daughter. It’s still Orsino … but he’s a crime boss. Welcome to the world of William Shakespeare circa 1930, and if you don’t remember an assassination early in Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night,” well, at least you can be comforted knowing that all of the words belong to the Bard. Acting Up Productions’ take on the romantic comedy features Sam Fain, Lauren Briggeman and Jaddy Ciucci. Details here.


The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma

March 18

IU Auditorium, Bloomington

Some background: The Silk Road Project was founded by cellist Yo-Yo Ma in 1998 using the famed Eurasian Silk Road of yesteryear as a metaphor for cross-cultural sharing. The Silk Road Ensemble is the international touring arm of that group. Featuring artists from about 20 countries, it approaches music with a spirit of collaboration, risk and experimentation. Give a listen here. Concert details here.


Also this week

Dance Kaleidoscope offers “Piaf Plus” at the Indiana Repertory Theatre March 14-24. Details here.

International Violin Competition of Indianapolis 2010 gold medalist Clara-Jumi Kang performs with the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, March 15, at the Indiana History Center. Details here.


A Parade Festival takes over Vermont Street between Meridian and Pennsylvania streets  March 15 before, during and after the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Details here

Indianapolis Early Music presents The Tallis Scholars, March 18 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Details here.

The Leipzig Quartet plays the Palladium March 15. Details here.

The Music for All National Festival features a steady stream of concerts March 14-15 at Clowes Hall. Details here

Ukulele/guitar duo Victor & Penny play music of the 1920s at the Jazz Kitchen, March 15. Details here

George Street hosts Blarney Bash March 16, featuring My Yellow Rickshaw and Flatbed Twitch. Details here.

The Indy Folk Series presents Hogeye Navvy March 16 at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Indianapolis. Details here.


Don't forget these still-running shows:

MUSEUM REVIEW: “Guitars” at the Eiteljorg

THEATER REVIEW: “The Lyons” at the Phoenix Theatre


And join me on the next A&E ROAD TRIP: The pre-Broadway musical “Big Fish.”


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  2. I'm sorry, but you are flat out wrong. There are few tracks in the world with the history of IMS and probably NO OTHER as widely known and recognized. I don't care what you think about the stat of Indy Car racing, these are pretty hard things to dispute.

  3. Also wondering if there is an update on the Brockway Pub-Danny Boy restaurant/taproom that was planned for the village as well?

  4. Why does the majority get to trample on the rights of the minority? You do realize that banning gay marriage does not rid the world of gay people, right? They are still going to be around and they are still going to continue to exist. The best way to get it all out of the spotlight? LEGALIZE IT! If gay marriage is legal, they will get to stop trying to push for it and you will get to stop seeing it all over the news. Why do Christians get to decide what is moral?? Why do you get to push your religion on others? How would legalizing gay marriage expose their lifestyle to your children? By the way, their lifestyle is going to continue whether gay marriage is legalized or not. It's been legal in Canada for quite a while now and they seem to be doing just fine. What about actual rules handed down by God? What about not working on Sundays? What about obeying your parents? What about adultery? These are in the 10 Commandments, the most important of God's rules. Yet they are all perfectly legal. What about divorce? Only God is allowed to dissolve a marriage so why don't you work hard to get divorce banned? Why do you get to pick and choose the parts of the Bible you care about?

  5. Look at the bright side. With the new Lowe's call center, that means 1000 jobs at $10 bucks an hour. IMS has to be drooling over all that disposable income. If those employees can save all their extra money after bills, in five years they can go to the race LIVE. Can you say attendance boost?