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Also: Film fest to open with "Barry Munday"

June 22, 2010
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Emptying the arts notebook with some upcoming event info:

--Last season, Indianapolis City Ballet presented "An Evening with the Stars," a generically-named benefit concert that made "So You Think You Can Dance" look like an unrehearsed grade school "Nutcracker." Featuring dancers from the Kirov, the American Ballet Theatre and more, and raised the bar impossibly high for the in-development company. So what does ICB do to follow it? Stage another benefit, that's what. This one will be taking place September 11 at the Murat Theatre, scene of the last jaw-dropper. Info here.

--Michael Feinstein has shared a bit more information on what we can expect from him and the Center for the Performing Arts he'll be artistic directing. He told Playbill.com: "We have been in touch with many, many people. I don't know who has been confirmed, but I've already talked to all of my friends: Tony Bennett and Liza Minnelli. I've talked to all of them about coming to the Performing Arts Center. I want to create original shows and combinations of artists. It's a grand vision."

When asked about his own developing musical, "The Gold Room" and a piece he's working on with Maya Angelou, Feinstein commented: "I don't want to use this as a selfish showcase for my own art. If it evolves and that works out, we'll see. Of course, I'd be thrilled."

The story (find it here) also dropped the name of Neil Sedaka as a previously unannounced performer for opening weekend.

--Violinist Joshua Bell will be part of a unique Jazz at Lincoln Center project. "Twin Spirits" will celebrate the 200th birthday of Robert Schumann with a theatrical presentation featuring Sting as the composer. It's a one-night only event, happening June 30. Details here.

--The Indianapolis International Film Festival will be kicking off July 15 with a screening of "Barry Munday," starring Patrick Wilson ("Watchmen," "Angels in America"). It's directed by Christopher John D'Arienzo, who also wrote the book for the Broadway production of "Rock of Ages." The after-party will be held at Forty-Five Degrees. More here.

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