You-review-it Monday

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Before I get to the regular portion of the Monday blog, I’d like to take a moment to note with sadness the death of Matthew Oskay, director of the Warren Performing Arts Center. Matt, 30, was one of our town’s four arts presenters featured on the cover of IBJ Arts & Entertainment Preview this year and was a vital force not just for the Warren’s visiting artist program, but also for students at Warren Central High School. Peace to his family, students, and friends.


This weekend, I took an early-in-the-season look at the Indiana Repertory Theatre’s annual “A Christmas Carol” (with the pre-play frustration of finding that seemingly half of the parking meters downtown were covered on Saturday afternoon). I’ll be reviewing it in the upcoming IBJ.

I also finished reading Larry McMurtry’s book “Books,” about his (who knew?) life as an antiquarian bookseller. It felt more like a notebook then a complete work, but containing fascinating insight into the non-writing life of a successful novelist. Confession: the only McMurtry fiction I’ve read is “The Last Picture Show.” Any McMurtry fans out there?

Anyway catch James Bond this weekend? Visit a Spirit & Place event? Experience the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra? Check out the art at the aiport?


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