“Ben Hur”(in Latin) and more

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Time to empty the arts notebook:

 –On the short list of bestsellers penned by Hoosiers is 1880’s Biblical epic “Ben Hur,” by Lew Wallace. Well, now it’s coming to the stage in London…in Latin and Aramaic. Click here for more on this ambitious-to-say-the-least production.

–I love a good, creative contest. Here are the results of a recent “Twitter an opera plot” challenge.

–Robin Williams, who put his national tour on hold because of heart surgery, will get back on the road Sept. 30, relaunching the tour at IU Auditorium. See story here.  

–Back in March I blogged about the departure of Dave “The King” Wilson from WIBC. Well, comments keep getting added to the post. Read them here.

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