You-review-it Monday

September 28, 2008
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So how was your weekend?

For me, it included a run to Ball State to visit its art museum and check out the student production of the music "Violet" (a show I've wanted to see for years that I, unfortunately, missed when Buck Creek Players had a go at it a while back).  I also was part of the crowd for Art vs. Art at the Vogue and also caught the movie theater screening of the final Broadway performance of "Rent."  Thoughts on some of these in future columns and blogs.

How about you? A visit to the Symphony? Check out Sherlock Holmes at the IRT or the IRT's Steven Stolin at the Meridian Song Project? Were you a part of Masterpiece in a Day or catch the Bob and Tom Comedy All-Stars at the Murat?

Your thoughts?
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  • Hi Dad!

    I went to the opera with some friends in Bloomington to see IU's new production of La Traviata. The sets were amazing and the cast, consisting of undergraduate and graduate students of Jacob's School of Music, were incredible. I was really impressed!
  • Lou,

    You ask for full disclosure and, by gosh, you got it!
  • Yay, Emily! I hope you post here often. I love Lou's blog as is, but it would be fun to read a father-daughter arts blog, too.

    This weekend I saw and judged three Encore Association community theatre shows that I can't talk about. I saw and blogged about one of the final - and hilarious - performances of Little Shop of Horrors at the Indianapolis Civic Theatre.

    I read a new mystery by Sam Baker called DEADLY BEAUTIFUL. I had some quibbles with it, but I enjoyed it enough to keep reading until the end. British investigative reporter Annie Anderson is glad now to be working for a fashion magazine but a model-slasher serial killer draws her to Tokyo for one last investigation.

    Hope Baugh
    www.IndyTheatreHabit.com
  • I didn't see anything this weekend, but I'm going tonight to see Circle City Sound Men's Chorus. They are having a send off performance before they head to District competition.

    What: Send off Mini Concert
    Who: Circle City Sound Men’s Chorus
    Where: Christ Lutheran Church
    345 N. Kitley
    Indianapolis, IN
    When: Monday, Sept 29...8 p.m.

    Kathy
  • I too saw Little Shop at Civic. Loved loved loved the two leads! The trio's sound was good. All in all a pretty solid show.

    Did a drive-thru of the Masterpiece in a Day in Fountain Square. How fun is that??? If you've never checked it out you must next year. Artist after artist after artist all over Fountain Square doing their thing. The weather was perfect. It was thrilling. Wish I could have spent all day there.
  • Not quite A&E, but sort of entertaining - we attended the Corporate Challenge this weekend with my husband's office. There is something very entertaining about watching lawyers (not my husband's company) lose a tug of war.
  • I was at Art vs Art - even talked a bit with Lou. Ok, shouted since the volume was up. Had a great time even though my wife's and daughter's paintings didn't make it into the finals. The themes this year seemed less disturbing and violent than last year. Although there is something about 3 - 4 stuffed bunny rabbits with eyes sewn shut and a large eyeball looking at them which was kind of creepy. Then there was the carrot stabbed with a knife. Can read a lot of stuff into that one. Overall, it was a blast.
  • Leo Kottke and Louden Wainwright exceeded my expectations (Saturday, Clowes.) I knew little of LW's music but was thoroughly taken with his personal, expressive songs. They're very well sung, too--a skill some singer/songwriters seem to overlook. The songs use his wide range and pure, lyrical tone. His guitar playing, while modest, was all the accompaniment needed. (Good set of genes those kids got . . .)

    We really came to hear Kottke. I'd admired his playing for many years, though it's not my usual, chosen style (leaning more toward fingerstyle and classical). I'd heard him at the Quiet Knight in Chicago in--let's see--1970? Then, he surrounded himself with about eight guitars in various stringings and tunings. At the Clowes show, he just walked out with a 6-string and a 12-string, moving between them a couple of times. He sang a few, which is OK but basically makes the instrumentals sound better. MAN, the guy has chops and an arsenal of ideas!

    So, two guys, each performing alone on a big stage, each casual and virtuostic in his own way. I'd hoped to hear them do something together, but Beth and I left thoroughly entertained--and humming the tunes. I went home and noodled around in a couple of open tunings I've been experimenting with. Some things are best left to the pros . . .
  • Since I was out of town visiting a friend in Minneapolis, I thought I would mention that I saw the Minneapolis-Guthrie Theatre premiere of Little House on the Prairie - The Musical starring Melissa Gilbert as Caroline Ingalls. Although a bit chaotic in places and I can't believe they actually gave Caroline a number to sing (Melissa isn't known for her vocal ability, as you know, but she made it through without causing too many winces on my part), it was a pleasant evening of remembering this TV classic. Nellie Oleson was the best character by far. And the Guthrie is one amazing piece of architecture with an incredible bar/restaurant on the first level.
  • I organized a group of church singers/friends to go to Gospel Music Explosion Friday evening at the Madame Walker Theater. We all enjoy gospel music and wanted to experience the

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