Pinball passion resparked

At the tail end of an IBJ piece I wrote last week on Xscape, the amusement center at Lafayette Square Mall, I lamented the absence of pinball machines at the facility.

Growing up in the boardwalk town of Wildwood, NJ,…

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Arts under your tree?

So did you get anything cultural for the holidays? Tickets to a local concert? A DVD you always wanted?


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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…

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Haunt-ing for real reporting

This is the time of year that otherwise respectable news outlets begin publishing or broadcasting stories about haunted houses–not just the “guy jumps out at you with a chainsaw” haunted houses but also the allegedly real ones. 

Problem is, many of…

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500 winners: Florence, Jim and us.

I’d like to add one brief A&E thought to all of this weekend’s Indy 500 coverage: Two of the reasons why it’s still possible to love the race–even if you aren’t an open-wheel racing fan–are Jim Nabors and Florence Henderson.


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Reviews, previews, blogs, etc.

While this blog has loads of readers (110,000 page visits in January.), I’ve found, anecdotally, that that number includes some who know little about IBJ’s other arts and entertainment coverage.

So I thought I’d take today’s posting and give you a…

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A&E dining: before and after

Last Friday, after catching the musical “Assassins” at Hedback Theatre, I barely made it to the new Meridian Bar and Restaurant in time for a late dinner.

What I want to talk about now, though, isn’t the show (that review will…

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