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A&E: New group carries a big schtick-WEB ONLY

This week, the debut of a new sketch comedy group, a good enough bedroom farce, dancing to the Beatles, and a word about “Happy Days: A New Musical.” Big laughs erupted repeatedly from the overflowing crowd on opening night of sketch comedy group Three Dollar Bill’s premiere revue “Fiddle Schticks.” Now, big laughs can be a […]

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A&E: New group carries a big schtick-WEB ONLY

This week, the debut of a new sketch comedy group, a good enough bedroom farce, dancing to the Beatles, and a word about “Happy Days: A New Musical.” Big laughs erupted repeatedly from the overflowing crowd on opening night of sketch comedy group Three Dollar Bill’s premiere revue “Fiddle Schticks.” Now, big laughs can be a […]

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This week, thoughts on three holiday shows-and one in-your-face alternative.

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A&E: Sing out your dead: ‘Evil’ musical at TOTS

“What happens next?” is a fundamental element of the theater. It’s a question that, if planted properly in the heads of audience members, keeps them enthusiastically coming back after intermission. But in “Evil Dead: the Musical,” the intermission question isn’t so much, “What happens next?” as it is, “What body part will be cut off next?” And, “How much of the spattering blood will reach me here in the third row?” I’m no fan of spoilers, so I won’t answer…

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A&E: This year’s Heartland highlights

This year, IBJ previewed every available Crystal Heart award-winning film competing at this year’s Heartland Film Festival (running Oct. 16-24). Here are our thoughts, with priority picks noted with stars. Look for more reviews of some of the not-in-competition festival films in upcoming IBJ A&E blogs (www.ibj.com/arts). For a full festival schedule, visit www.heartlandfilmfestival.org. “Amal,” dramatic feature A New Delhi rickshaw driver doesn’t realize he’s impressed a billionaire in a film where the richly detailed background is more interesting than…

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A&E: Altered ‘State’ in Muncie and cyberspace

An Alexander Calder mobile hangs above. Bronzes by Henry Moore and William de Kooning stand handsomely on the ground. The walls feature works on paper by Picasso, Pollock, Rembrandt, Miro and more. Ball State University Museum of Art’s collection is well worth lingering over. But I’m doing a lightening round because the museum is closing at 4:30 and I’ve spend the better part of the afternoon immersed in another Ball State Museum of Art. The one online. In Second Life….

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