You-review-it Monday

June 2, 2014
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For me, the weekend included finally reading John Green’s “The Fault in Our Stars” (you can read all about the book-turned-movie in this week’s IBJ. I’ll have a review of the film posted Friday). I also popped in on Indy Pop Con before scooting out of town to check out the latest at Indiana’s homegrown amusement park Holiday World. More on that later as well.

And you? Did you get to Cirque de la Symphonie? Dress up in your finest prom garb for "Carrie: The Musical"? Get out of the house for some live music?

What did you do on the A&E front over the weekend?

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  • Music of the night
    Visited the Palladium for the first time to see Jackie Evancho. Remarkable performance in an outstanding venue.
  • Sunday at the Palladium
    Jackie's performance of The Lord's Prayer at the Palladium was phenomenal. She seemed to approach the microphone in the stand with an extra measure of confident determination to express something deeply meaningful to her and her fans. The gestures Jackie gave this song were especially intense with hands often clenched with a deeply felt and natural emotion. Along with the closing standing ovations, this was the one song that evoked the greatest audience response as well. The standing ovation quickly spread through the audience as they applauded and shouted their approval and appreciation for Jackie's expression of her deep spirituality that resonated with their own. It seemed that Jackie's prayer that God sing along with her was specially answered that evening.

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  1. I am also a "vet" of several Cirque shows and this one left me flat. It didn't have the amount of acrobatic stunts as the others that I have seen. I am still glad that I went to it and look forward to the next one but I put Varekai as my least favorite.

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