The idea was simple: To introduce audiences to the wide range of locally grown arts and entertainment coming up this season.
The format: A kind of "Ed Sullivan Show" for the arts, with performers showing their stuff and chatting about their work—without a microphone, admission price, or a script.
The event: The IBJ A&E Season Preview, which happened Sept. 19 at Butler University.
Some highlights? There were many, but here are two—with more to come.
First, Jane Dutton, frequently seen with Indianapolis Opera but whose talents have also been seen around the world, including the Metropolitan Opera:
Next, David Murray, principal bassist for the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra and associate professor of music at Butler: