You-review-it Monday

August 22, 2011
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For me, it was a weekend largely spent on and around Mass Ave. catching shows at the Indy Fringe Festival. Thoughts on some of the shows I saw can be found at www.ibj.com/arts.

What about you?

Did you get to ArtsSparkle at the Indianapolis Art Center? See "Fright Night" at the multiplex. Get to the State Fair? Or were you, too, catching Fringe productions?

Your thoughts?

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  • Never disappoints
    I caught the most widely ignored concert of the weekend - Lyle Lovett at the Palladium. Seriously. Where's the stellar review for that show? Or is it that he and the Large Band are so consistently amazing that the press doesn't feel the need to show them continuing love? Anyway, it was terrific...and a great introduction to such a beautiful venue. I can't wait to go back.

    Also say The Help, which was just as it should be. Such a wonderful role for Viola Davis. C'mon Oscar!
  • PIAF!
    Thanks for offering up you-review-it Monday. My wife and I saw Dance Kaleidoscope's "PIAF" Friday night. It's phenomenal. Wonderful Edith Piaf music. Graceful David Hochoy choreography. Intimate close-to-the-action setting at Theatre on the Square. It's all part of Fringe. Be sure to catch it while you can.
  • The Help
    I went to see The Help with my husband and 18 year old daughter. I was born around the same time as the setting of the movie and was really sheltered from the racial ugliness of the times (although I was refused service in Kansas in 1974 as part of an African-American tour group).

    I worked in Jackson in the early 80's and this movie helped me understand the undertones to which I was oblivious at the age of 20.

    Great movie for any race...it's an encouraging story.
  • Hilarious!
    I saw the movie "Horrible Bosses." A great stress reliever as I laughed throughout the movie. It's great to see Jennifer Aniston being the 'bad guy' instead of the 'cute girl.'

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