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Performing Artists Cope As Pandemic Rages On

March 27, 2020

Continuing my mission to spotlight performing artists during the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis, I reached out by email to four well-known performers to inquire as to how they are dealing with the pandemic. Representing different disciplines, they include violinist Zach De Pue, soprano Donata Cucinotta, veteran... read more

Area Artistic Directors Respond To COVID-19

March 24, 2020

Like everyone else, especially since yesterday when Governor Eric Holcomb ordered Indiana’s residents to stay home until April 7, I have been sheltering in place and only going out for essential activities. That means, again, like everyone else, I am using social media and the... read more

Performing Arts Groups React To The Pandemic

March 17, 2020

When it was announced on Thursday that Broadway was shutting down in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, I had a sinking feeling it would only be a matter of time before the same fate would befall theatres and venues in Central Indiana. In the days... read more

Callaway Honors Ronstadt in ISO Concert

March 12, 2020

One powerhouse singer paid tribute to another in “Ann Hampton Callaway: The Linda Ronstadt Songbook” an Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Printing Partners Pops concert featuring vocalist Ann Hampton Callaway, Saturday at Hilbert Circle Theatre in downtown Indianapolis. Callaway, who previously hosted and co-hosted (with sister Liz... read more

Agatha Christie Classic Is Brought To Life On IRT Stage

March 10, 2020

Agatha Christie fans and those who simply love mystery-thrillers in general will thoroughly enjoy the stage version of her 1934 novel “Murder on the Orient Express,” now playing on the OneAmerica Stage at Indiana Repertory Theatre.   A co-production with Cincinnati Playhouse In The Park, I... read more

Platinum Award-Winning Artist Returns To Indy For Pops Concert

March 5, 2020

No stranger to Central Indiana audiences, singer-songwriter-pianist Ann Hampton Callaway will join the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, led by maestro Jack Everly, this Friday and Saturday for a Printing Partners Pop concert, “Ann Hampton Callaway: The Linda Ronstadt Songbook,” at Hilbert Circle Theatre. Reached by phone... read more

Broadway singers bedazzle in their Palladium debut

March 2, 2020

For lovers of Broadway and its lore, “4Girls4: Broadway’s Leading Ladies,” which featured four veteran performers all with credits earned on the Great White Way, lit up the house Saturday at The Palladium at the Center for The Performing Arts in Carmel. The quartet included... read more

“The Agitators Brings History To Life With Humanity

March 1, 2020

Prior to seeing playwright Mat Smart‘s drama “The Agitators” Friday at Phoenix Theatre, I had the advantage of having interviewed its director, Mikael Burke, earlier in the week . My extensive Q & A with Burke, published on the same day I saw the play,... read more