Bogdanovich at the IMA, ATI's nuns, and more

January 20, 2010
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--The newly rechristened--and easier to spell--Cabaret at the Columbia Club is about to announce two shows for the winter. Amanda McBroom, best known for penning the hit song "The Rose," will be presenting an evening of Jacques Brel tunes March 5-6. Prior to that, Cabaret head honcho Shannon Forsell will offer a Valentine's dinner-and-show program, "What is This Thing Called Love?" on Feb. 12.

--Actors Theatre of Indiana has also put a show on its calendar. From March 4-28 it will be offering "Nunsense." ATI is also partnering with Carmel Community Players for its presentation of "An Evening with Ben Vereen," March 7 at Carmel High School. More information here.

--Live Nation has announced that Norah Jones will be appearing at the Murat Theatre on March 13. Tickets are on sale this Friday. And it's not too early to think about outdoor concerts. Nickelback has been announced for a May 22 performance at Verizon Wireless Music Center.

--Film director Peter Bogdanovich ("The Last Picture Show," "What's Up, Doc?" "Paper Moon") will be introducing the Orson Welles film "Touch of Evil" when it screens at the Indianapolis Museum of Art on Jan. 29. Why? Bogdanovich penned the book "This is Orson Welles." He'll also be sticking around for a Q&A after the screening.

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  3. Brad is on to something there. The merger of the Formula E and IndyCar Series would give IndyCar access to International markets and Formula E access the Indianapolis 500, not to mention some other events in the USA. Maybe after 2016 but before the new Dallara is rolled out for 2018. This give IndyCar two more seasons to run the DW12 and Formula E to get charged up, pun intended. Then shock the racing world, pun intended, but making the 101st Indianapolis 500 a stellar, groundbreaking event: The first all-electric Indy 500, and use that platform to promote the future of the sport.

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  5. The Indy Star announced today the appointment of a new Beverage Reporter! So instead of insightful reports on Indy pro sports and Indiana college teams, you now get to read stories about the 432nd new brewery open or some obscure Hoosier winery winning a county fair blue ribbon. Yep, that's the coverage we Star readers crave. Not.