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Arts & Entertainment, etc.

Bassoonist hitting all the right notes

Although he wears one of his two tuxedos for concerts, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra bassoonist Samuel Banks dons sneakers and jeans for a Tuesday morning rehearsal. But he works hard once the music starts. That attitude likely helped the 26-year-old land his job in one of just 17 year-round orchestras in the nation.
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Arts Council ready to play matchmaker

Leaders of the 20-year-old Arts Council of Indianapolis want to broaden the organization's approach to arts advocacy. They say they'd like to act as a cultural broker of sorts, making sure local artists are connected with possible patrons.
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Columbia Club faces membership, financial issues

The Columbia Club, the tradition-rich enclave where the city's business elite have gathered and cut deals for more than a century, is facing declining membership, the departure of its longtime general manager, and looming financial challenges--including a $5.5 million loan that comes due this summer.
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Downtown ice rink in the works

Ice skating on Monument Circle ended in the mid-1980s after damage from the weight of ice was discovered in the fountain basin. But outdoor skating downtown might return. White River State Park plans to build a $1.5 million Olympic-size rink complete with sound and light equipment and a skate-rental stand.
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