More schedule scoops

April 27, 2009
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--Among the performers slated for the yet-to-be-announced 2009/10 Clowes Hall series of concerts: Jazz artist Joshua Redman on Sept. 19, Ballet Hispanico on Oct. 10, a big name country artist and former CMA Male Vocalist of the Year on Nov. 6 (I'm respectfully holding back because he's got another nearby gig coming up and there are contract issues), hip hop dance troupe "Groovaloo" on Jan. 29, Bela Fleck on Feb. 19 and chamber orchestra Academy of St. Martin in the Fields on April 10.

--The Indianapolic Chamber Orchestra will soon be announcing its schedule, including a follow-up to the popular silent movie/live music screening of "The General" early this year at the Indianapolis Museum of Art's Tobias Theatre. Next time, we'll be seeing a Buster Keaton short as well as the Harold Lloyd classic "Safety Last."

--The Cabaret at the Connoisseur Room has followed through on its promise to mix local acts with the out-of-town headliners. Upcoming shows include performances by American Cabaret Theatre favorites Brenda Williams (June 26-27). Jimmy Guilford (July 11), Shannon Forsell (Aug. 14-15) and Deb Mullins (Sept. 25-26). Also, if you miss the ACT slide shows, keep an eye out for a potentially interesting new production called "Enter Love" (Nov. 5-6) with original musical--and photographs--by Lynn Lupold.

--Your thoughts?  
  • Bela Fleck! I heard him and his band in Tokyo, Japan a few years ago. I would love to hear them again. Hmm. I wonder if I still have that CD I bought then. Something about a hippo....

    Hope Baugh
    Indy Theatre Habit

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  1. A Tilted Kilt at a water park themed hotel? Who planned that one? I guess the Dad's need something to do while the kids are on the water slides.

  2. Don't come down on the fair for offering drinks. This is a craft and certainly one that belongs in agriculture due to ingredients. And for those worrying about how much you can drink. I'm sure it's more to do with liability than anything else. They don't want people suing for being over served. If you want a buzz, do a little pre-drinking before you go.

  3. I don't drink but go into this "controlled area" so my friend can drink. They have their 3 drink limit and then I give my friend my 3 drink limit. How is the fair going to control this very likely situation????

  4. I feel the conditions of the alcohol sales are a bit heavy handed, but you need to realize this is the first year in quite some time that beer & wine will be sold at the fair. They're starting off slowly to get a gauge on how it will perform this year - I would assume if everything goes fine that they relax some of the limits in the next year or couple of years. That said, I think requiring the consumption of alcohol to only occur in the beer tent is a bit much. That is going to be an awkward situation for those with minors - "Honey, I'm getting a beer... Ok, sure go ahead... Alright see you in just a min- half an hour."

  5. This might be an effort on the part of the State Fair Board to manage the risk until they get a better feel for it. However, the blanket notion that alcohol should not be served at "family oriented" events is perhaps an oversimplification. and not too realistic. For 15 years, I was a volunteer at the Indianapolis Air Show, which was as family oriented an event as it gets. We sold beer donated by Monarch Beverage Company and served by licensed and trained employees of United Package Liquors who were unpaid volunteers. And where did that money go? To central Indiana children's charities, including Riley Hospital for Children! It's all about managing the risk.