You-review-it Monday

December 7, 2008
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So did you get to one of the many Nutcrackers? Catch the first weekend of the ISO's "Yuletide Celebration"? Experience "This Wonderful Life" at the IRT? Or go to Storytelling Arts' presentation of Bill Harley and Carrie Newcomer?

(I did all of the above--except for the latter, which weather and auto issues unfortunately kept me from. Look for reviews and comments on the rest in upcoming blogs and columns.)

So  tell us about what you saw, heard or experienced in arts and entertainment this weekend.
  • While this review may be biased, I have to post about it.

    Capital City Chorus had their annual Holiday Harmony show. We (see, I told you it was biased - I'm a member) perform the first Sunday in December at Ransburg Auditorium on the University of Indianapolis campus.

    We performed to a near sell-out crowd yesterday afternoon. Our highlight was the first ever Capital City Chorus Idol contest. We sent letters to all area high schools and all Indiana colleges and universities inviting them to perform for us. We were looking for individuals age 14 to 24. The contestants performed for the chorus at a rehearsal in November. The top five were invited to perform just prior to the intermission with the audience turning in their ballots during the intermission. Each contestant won time in a local recording studio with the top three also winning CASH.

    The show went by so fast, it hardly felt like a two hour show. We'll be doing a couple more performances between now and the end of the year.

    What a great weekend!
  • I did get to the Harley-Newcomer concert and, of course, wrote about it on my blog. It was a real treat!

    I also saw the ISO's Yuletide Celebration - I'll write on my blog about that treat within the next day or two - and two Encore shows, which I am not allowed to write about since I'm an Encore judge.

    I also slid down snowy streets to get to the Indiana History Center's book and authors festival on Saturday afternoon, which you, Lou, had mentioned in an earlier post. It was a thrill and a privilege for me to meet and chat a bit with Lincoln scholars Harold Holzer and William E. Bartelt.

    I love Holzer's coffee table book on the collection of Lincoln images owned by the Indiana Historical Society. I am looking forward to reading my new, signed copy of his new book, LINCOLN PRESIDENT ELECT.

    Bartelt's new book is called THERE I GREW UP: REMEMBERING ABRAHAM LINCOLN'S INDIANA YOUTH. I have started reading my new, signed copy of it, and can't wait to get back to it.

    Of course, It was fun seeing you at the festival, too, Lou, and meeting Todd Tobias, your co-editor for THE XMAS MEN: AN ECLECTIC COLLECTION OF HOLIDAY ESSAYS. I am saving that to read on Christmas day.

    Hope Baugh -

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