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Priority list includes Hoosier art legend, smorgasbord of performing talent

April 18, 2016

A major retrospective of a Hoosier art legend, a one-night stop for an outstanding musical, and a smorgasbord of local talent top this week's choices.

"Indiana Impressions: The Art of T.C. Steele"

In conjunction with its publication of “The House of the Singing Winds: The Life and Work of T.C. Steele,” the Indiana Historical Society presents this exhibition featuring works culled from private collections. It includes 43 works, some never seen by the public.

April 21-July 9 Indiana History Center Details

“Ragtime”

Any opportunity to see one of the most powerful musicals of the past quarter century should be seriously considered. Based on E.L. Doctorow’s great novel, the tapestry of a show weaves together the lives of real and fictional characters at the dawning of the 20th century.

April 21 Emens Auditorium, Muncie  Details 

Spotlight

The annual variety show benefit for the Indiana AIDS Fund, includes performances by Nicholas Owens Dance Company, poet Tasha Jones, the Indianapolis Men’s Chorus, and much more. Newcomers include Tango Indy, Angel Burlesque, and Synergy Dance Company.

April 18 Clowes Hall Details  

Also this week

The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra’s April 22-23 program features Guilmant’s “Symphony for Organ and Orchestra” along with works by Messiaen, Ravel, and more. On Friday, a pre-show discussion features scholar Anthony Elia.

Mumford & Sons come to Bankers Life Fieldhouse while Keifer Sutherland hits the Vogue April 24.

Paula Poundstone plays Clowes Hall April 23.

Jason Wilber marks the release of his latest CD with a performance at the Warehouse April 21. A copy of the disc is included with each ticket.

Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre’s “Fiddler on the Roof” opens April 22 for a run through May 7. Meanwhile, UIndy’s Department of Theatre presents “The Laramie Project” in Ransburg Auditorium April 22-30.

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