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Arts & Entertainment, etc.

Black history museum loses site, may land on Indiana Ave.

The clock is running out on plans to build the Indiana Museum of African American History in White River State Park, but the ambitious project may find a new home on nearby Indiana Avenue. Less than two weeks before the museum's option on a two-acre parcel of park land expires, backers were talking with IUPUI about locating the museum on unspecified university-owned land along Indiana Avenue.
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You-review-it Monday

It was a low-key weekend for me, with my only arts stop being a visit to Fountain Square for Primary Colours' Allotropy event--which I may get to in a later blog. Okay, I also watched "Lucky You," the terrible Drew Barrymore/Eric Bana poker romance...
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'Wicked,' 'Ave. Q' &...'Happy Days'?

The big news on Broadway in the 2003-2004 season was the Tony-Award battle between mega-musical “Wicked” and where-did-that-come-from upstart “Avenue Q.” (For an up close and personal look at the development of both shows, check out the documentary “ShowBusiness,” which...
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Dessert at intermission

A while back, I was asked by a charitable foundation if I’d be willing to be part of a silent auction package at a fund-raising dinner. The prize? The highest bidder would join me on one of my reviewing assignments....
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One for the books: Barden/Obama

One of Indy’s most notable writers, Dan Barden, earned national acclaim for his book “John Wayne: a novel,” published in 1997 by Random House. He’s also penned essays for such publications as GQ and Details, teaches creative writing at Butler...
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Go *$%#*&@ Speed Racer!

Last night I caught a sneak preview of “Speed Racer,” the would-be summer blockbuster from the makers of “The Matrix.” This overlong adaptation of the cheesy kids show of yesteryear has a cool color palate, a lead performance from Emile Hirsch...
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Enochs' blocks added to Saxony

This Thursday, the folks behind Saxony, the latest let’s-make-a-town-from-scratch in Hamilton County, will be dedicating a new sculpture by Bloomington artist Dale Enochs. The piece will be a prominent part of the 725-acre housing/office/retail community.
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NY notes: Upright Citizens

About a year ago, on a previous trip to NYC, I happened to be in town with a free Sunday evening. That's usually not the most happening time in any town, but I knew there had to be something outstanding...
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You-review-it Monday

So I've been away from town for a few days and had to skip the weekend arts and entertainment activity in Indy. So what did I miss? Were you at Clowes Hall for Indianapolis Opera's "Tales of Hoffman"? Catch the new comic...
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