Quick-notes Friday

December 12, 2008
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--Consider a stop at the Indiana Historical Society some time in the next few weeks. Most of it--including the gift shop, "You are There: 1945 Hoosier Home Front" and the History Lab will be closing to the public beginning Jan. 3 for extensive building renovations. Questions: Do you think most people here know the difference beween the Indiana Historical Society and the Indiana State Museum? What can be done to change that?

--There's interesting and compelling speculation at "The Business of Classical Music" about the future of recorded classical music. Blogger Bill Stensurd argues that the big three labels will be out of the classical music business in two years and that most recordings will be of live music. "Recorded music," he says, "will have no commercial value other than promotion." So have you bought a classical CD or downloaded anything lately?

--Exciting news this morning from the Indiana State Museum, which has scored the world's largest private collection of Abraham Lincoln memorabilia. Wide public availability was key to the pitch.

--This time of year is challenging for a certain A&E journalist trying to find worthy events to highlight in his weekly e-mail blast. Make sure you keep the pitches coming. 

 --And if you don't get my free IBJ Daily A&E e-mail--and its weekly ticket giveaway contest info--what are you waiting for? Sign up here.
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  • A friend forwarded me the IBJ's article on the fact that the Fort Wayne Lincoln collection will stay in Indiana instead of going to Pennsylvania or some place else. Yay, us! (Us meaning Indiana, of course!)

    Then I noticed who had written the IBJ article. Hey! I thought. I know Kathleen McLaughlin from Lou's blog!

    Small world, eh? Go, Kathleen! Go professional journalists! (And, of course, professional critics. Go, Lou!)

    And go, Indiana State Museum-led consortium!

    This is very, very exciting news.

    Hope Baugh (aka cheerleader)
    www.IndyTheatreHabit.com

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  1. why oh why does this state continue to elect these people....do you wonder how much was graft out of the 3.8 billion?

  2. i too think this is a great idea. I think the vision and need is there as well. But also agree with Wendy that there may be better location in our city to fulfill this vision and help grow the sports of hockey and figure skating in Indy. Also to help further develop other parts of the city that seem often forgotten. Any of the other 6 townships out side of the three northernmost could benefit greatly from a facility and a vision like this. For a vision that sounds philanthropic, the location is appears more about the money. Would really like to see it elsewhere, but still wish the development the best of luck, as we can always use more ice in the city. As for the Ice growth when they return, if schedules can be coordinated with the Fuel, what could be better than to have high level hockey available to go see every weekend of the season? Good luck with the development and the return of the Ice.

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  4. You do not get speeding ticket first time you speed and this is not first time Mr.Page has speed. One act should not define a man and this one act won't. He got off with a slap on the wrist. I agree with judge no person was injured by his actions. The state was robbed of money by paying too much rent for a building and that money could have been used for social services. The Page family maybe "generous" with their money but for most part all of it is dirty money that he obtained for sources that are not on the upright. Page is the kind of lawyer that gives lawyers a bad name. He paid off this judge like he has many other tine and walked away. Does he still have his license. I believe so. Hire him to get you confiscated drug money back. He will. It will cost you.

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