Emptying the arts notebook

Today, some random notes from around the arts world:

–Chris Jones at the Chicago Tribune has an interesting item today about customer service in theaters. See it here. Have you had any overwhelming negative or positive experiences from the front-of-the-house staff of Indy theaters?

(And let me use that topic as an opportunity here to belatedly note, with sadness, the passing of Agnes Fonseca, who made intermission cookies a mandatory element of an trip to the Phoenix Theatre. Now that was customer service.)

–The L.A. Times reports on the Presidential candidates’ positions on the arts. The story can be found here.

–Speaking of elections, the Bad Idea Bears–two of my favorite characters from the just-left-Indy musical “Avenue Q”–have some thoughts on voting. Find them here.

–Finally, if you happen to be in Broad Ripple this Saturday, stop by Big Hat Books, where my co-author, Todd Tobias, and I will be hosting a launch event for our latest book “Kid Culture” (Cider Mill Press). The book is a fun guide to getting you up to speed on kid-focused books, movies, TV, etc.  

The family-friendly event will feature live magic, trivia contests and fun, dramatic readings of some of your favorite children’s book. Plus plenty of time to chat. We’ll be there from 5-8 p.m. More info here.

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