You-review-it Monday

September 27, 2010
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For me, it was a wall-to-wall weekend (in a good way), with A&E action ranging from Art vs. Art at the Vogue to the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis--and room for "Mary Poppins" in between.

And you? Did you make it to one of those or to something else over the last few days?

Your thoughts?

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  • Rocky Ripple Festival
    Never been before - quaint neighborhood, very small festival, but it was such a nice day to walk along the canal and find this little event tucked away from all the hub-bub. If you're used to the big art fairs, you'd be disappointed, but if you're just out to enjoy a community event on a beautiful fall day, it's nice to stop by.
  • The Producers @ Footlite
    We went to see The Producers at Footlite. A very good production with some very talented people. I think it was best summed up as ambitious, and they did a good job.
  • Glorious battle
    Art vs. Art headlined the Vogue Friday night and it felt like half the town was there. Fun, energetic crowd and really entertaining event made for a wonderful night out for a good cause.
  • The Producers at Footlite
    We saw The Producers at Footlite Musicals in downtown Indy. It had to be the best local production I think I've ever seen. Everything was top-notch. The actors were funny and endearing, the singing was amazing, the costumes were stunning, the sets were interesting. If Footlite can continue at this caliber, there'll be no problem filling Civic's shoes when they head north. Actually, I can't imagine Civic doing such a risque' show. Perhaps they've surpassed Civic's reputation with this production?

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  1. So much for Eric Holder's conversation about race. If white people have got something to say, they get sued over it. Bottom line: white people have un-freer speech than others as a consequence of the misnamed "Civil rights laws."

  2. I agree, having seen three shows, that I was less than wowed. Disappointing!!

  3. Start drilling, start fracking, and start using our own energy. Other states have enriched their citizens and nearly elminated unemployment by using these resources that are on private land. If you are against the 'low prices' of discount stores, the best way to allow shoppers more choice is to empower them with better earnings. NOT through manipulated gov mandated min wage hikes, but better jobs and higher competitive pay. This would be direct result of using our own energy resources, yet Obama knows that Americans who arent dependent of gov welfare are much less likely to vote Dem, so he looks for ways to ensure America's decline and keep its citizens dependent of gov.

  4. Say It Loud, I'm Black and Ashamed: It's too bad that with certain "black" entertainment events, it seems violence and thuggery follows and the collateral damage that it leaves behinds continues to be a strain on the city in terms of people getting hurt, killed or becoming victims of crimes and/or stretching city resources. I remember shopping in the Meadows area years ago until violence and crime ended make most of the business pack you and leave as did with Lafayette Square and Washington Square. Over the past 10 to 12 years, I remember going to the Indiana Black Expo Soul Picnic in Washington Park. Violence, gang fights and homicides ended that. My great grandmother still bears the scares on her leg from when she was trampled by a group of thugs running from gun fire from a rival gang. With hundreds of police offices downtown still multiple shootings, people getting shot downtown during Black Expo. A number of people getting shots or murdered at black clubs around the city like Club Six on the west side, The Industry downtown, Jamal Tinsley's shot out in front of the Conrad, multiple fights and shootings at the skating rinks, shootings at Circle Center Mall and shooting and robberies and car jackings at Lafayette Mall. Shootings and gang violence and the State Fair. I can go on and on and on. Now Broad Ripple. (Shaking head side to side) Say It Loud, I'm Black and I'm Ashamed.

  5. Ballard Administration. Too funny. This is the least fiscally responsive administration I have ever seen. One thing this article failed to mention, is that the Hoosier State line delivers rail cars to the Amtrak Beech Grove maintenance facility for refurbishment. That's an economic development issue. And the jobs there are high-paying. That alone is worth the City's investment.

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