You-review-it Monday

February 11, 2008
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For me, this weekend meant the Phoenix Theatre’s production of “The Lieutenant of Inishmore” Mickey Rooney’s visit to the Warren Performing Arts Center, and screenings of a few of the films we’ll be reviewing prior to the Indianapolis International Film Festival in April.

How about yours?

What was you’re A&E weekend like? Anybody get to Three Mo’ Tenors with the ISO? Or The Temptations at Clowes Hall? Any Grammy-watchers among you?

What did you see, read, watch or experience?

I look forward to reading your thoughts.
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  • Watched the Grammys and was very, very bored by 9 p.m. Tina Turner and Beyonce put on a good performance...how old is rockin' Tina anyways?

    I don't think giving Amy Winehouse so much attention is necessary, especially because most of her fame comes from her addiction to illegal drugs. Kayne West also needs to have an attitude adjustment.

    Overall, I didn't really enjoy the show. But it was the 50th anniversary and they paid tribute to a lot of classic musicians and good ol' oldies...so I guess that is understandable. Vince Gill was very humbled when he was presented his award from a Beatle. That was touching.

    Friday I attended the Reba & Kelly concert, and for any nay-sayers, it was an amazing show! Kelly is truly talented and Reba is just...well...a legend in her own right.
  • Ms. Turner was born November 1939.
  • I saw The Temptations Friday night courtesy of the IBJ. It was a lot of fun. There is a lot of energy still left in the group. The one original member of the group, Otis, said he has been doing this for 47 years. It must keep him young because he still had the moves. Thanks for the opportunity to see the show.

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