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Suzanne Sweeney Steers IRT Ship Smoothly Over Stormy Seas

May 8, 2020

One of the last shows I saw before Governor Eric Holcomb’s stay-at-home order went into effect was Indiana Repertory Theatre‘s “Murder on the Orient Express” on opening night, March 3 and praised in a subsequent review. Following the performance, I remained for the traditional champagne... read more

Emerging Artist Draws Lessons From Life In Quarantine

May 5, 2020

Like many who depend on social media for news and entertainment during the pandemic, I have spent my share of time on Facebook staying connected to friends and family, as well as enjoying the multitude of virtual performances now available. Following the example of his... read more

Virginia Vasquez Web Comedy Set To Premiere on Facebook

May 2, 2020

Based on the online content currently available, featuring singers, musicians, dancers and actors in virtual performances, there seems to be an explosion of creativity on the part of artists continuing to express themselves during the COVID-19 pandemic. Also contributing behind the scenes are writers, directors... read more

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