"Pirates" with the ISO, Madonna, etc.

December 5, 2011
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--You no doubt already heard that Madonna will, in fact, be providing the halftime entertainment at the Super Bowl. In a previous column, I was less than enthusiastic about that prospect but readers pushed me to come up with someone better suited for the job and, to be honest, I had trouble doing that given the requirements of the gig (basically those being superstardom and availability). So welcome, Material Girl. Hope you enjoy your stay here. Try to keep it relatively family-friendly.

--Exciting news coming today from the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. It will soon be announced that the ISO will be one of the first orchestras in the country to offer a screening of "The Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" with live musical accompaniment. The orchestra will be playing the entire score, replacing the soundtrack version which will be stripped from the print. The event will happen in March at Clowes Hall. Erik Ochsner, a Park Tudor graduate, conducts. (And I'll be announcing a giveaway contest here soon.) Details posted soon here.

--The Cabaret at the Columbia Club has announced its 2012 lineup and it's a very impressive one. Included are Broadway stars Karen Mason ("The World Goes 'Round"),  Gavin Creel ("Hair"), Victoria Clark ("A Light in the Piazza"), Carol Woods ("Smokey Joe's Cafe") and Laura Benanti ("Gypsy"). Also on the schedule: Former "Star Search" star Sam Harris and "American Idol" competitor Melinda Doolittle. Locals, including Steven Stolen and Cynthia Laine will also take the stage. Details here.

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  • Love Melinda Doolittle!
    I have seen Melinda Doolittle's cabaret shows at Feinsteins in NYC and they are not to be missed! She really puts on a fantastic show. If you haven't heard her beautiful voice lately check out her Christmas single "God Bless Us Everyone" on iTunes and Amazon.

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  1. I had read earlier this spring that Noodles & Co was going to open in the Fishers Marketplace (which is SR 37 and 131st St, not 141st St, just FYI). Any word on that? Also, do you happen to know what is being built in Carmel at Pennsylvania and Old Meridian? May just be an office building but I'm not sure.

  2. I'm sorry, but you are flat out wrong. There are few tracks in the world with the history of IMS and probably NO OTHER as widely known and recognized. I don't care what you think about the stat of Indy Car racing, these are pretty hard things to dispute.

  3. Also wondering if there is an update on the Brockway Pub-Danny Boy restaurant/taproom that was planned for the village as well?

  4. Why does the majority get to trample on the rights of the minority? You do realize that banning gay marriage does not rid the world of gay people, right? They are still going to be around and they are still going to continue to exist. The best way to get it all out of the spotlight? LEGALIZE IT! If gay marriage is legal, they will get to stop trying to push for it and you will get to stop seeing it all over the news. Why do Christians get to decide what is moral?? Why do you get to push your religion on others? How would legalizing gay marriage expose their lifestyle to your children? By the way, their lifestyle is going to continue whether gay marriage is legalized or not. It's been legal in Canada for quite a while now and they seem to be doing just fine. What about actual rules handed down by God? What about not working on Sundays? What about obeying your parents? What about adultery? These are in the 10 Commandments, the most important of God's rules. Yet they are all perfectly legal. What about divorce? Only God is allowed to dissolve a marriage so why don't you work hard to get divorce banned? Why do you get to pick and choose the parts of the Bible you care about?

  5. Look at the bright side. With the new Lowe's call center, that means 1000 jobs at $10 bucks an hour. IMS has to be drooling over all that disposable income. If those employees can save all their extra money after bills, in five years they can go to the race LIVE. Can you say attendance boost?

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