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Rob Dixon Champions Fellow Musicians through Relief Fund

April 28, 2020

Musicians galore are delighting the quarantined public with virtual performances, but like many of their fellow performing artists, their lives have been turned upside down by the pandemic. Recently, I saw a television interview featuring well-known Indy jazz tenor saxophonist and composer Rob Dixon, the... read more

Impresario Jim Caruso Goes Virtual With ‘Pajama Cast Party’

April 23, 2020

Who could ever have imagined that one day such iconic TV shows as The Tonight Show, Saturday Night Live and the recent, star-studded “One World: Together At Home” concert, streamed all over the world, would feature celebrities performing from their living rooms? Yet, it’s now... read more

Chris Lewis Predicts A Post-Pandemic Golden Age Of Creativity

April 21, 2020

A jewel in the crown of the arts world in Central Indiana, if not the entire country, is The Great American Songbook Foundation, with headquarters at the Palladium at The Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel. Founded by renowned performer Michael Feinstein in 2007,... read more

Jan Lucas Experiences ‘The Great Pause’

April 18, 2020

I had the pleasure of meeting actor, writer and musician Jan Lucas in February at Fonseca Theatre Company. She was there, attending a performance of “Les Chanteuses,” a production of Magic Thread Cabaret, of which I am managing director. Having seen Lucas in several performances... read more

COVID-19 Hits Close To Home For Gordon Strain

April 14, 2020

Having seen shows regularly since I was a child and reviewing countless music, theatre and dance events as an adult for many years, losing the experience of live performance due to the pandemic is a profound void in my life. In the meantime, however, since... read more

ATI Co-Founders Navigate Life Under Quarantine

April 5, 2020

It is yet to be revealed what the long-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic will be on world. I also suspect everything from here on out will be measured as “before Coronavirus” or “after.” As it applies to my own experience, though it wasn’t that... read more

Isolation Sparks Creativity For Versatile Artist

April 1, 2020

“I have been doing this since I was a little kid,” said cellist, Indianapolis makeup artist and wig master Andrew Elliot in a phone interview regarding his recent posts on Facebook depicting him dressed as both male and female characters from theatre, books and the... read more