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ISO Reinvents Itself While On Hiatus

May 29, 2020

Like many people in Central Indiana, one of my favorite summer pastimes for years has been Symphony on the Prairie concerts held at Conner Prairie in Fishers. It’s a magical event I have cherished for the opportunity to hear the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra perform outdoors,... read more

Linda Lavin Practices Living In The Moment

May 23, 2020

Acting as a balm to soothe the pain resulting from the absence of live entertainment during the COVID-19 lockdown are virtual performances streaming on Internet platforms. And bringing comfort and joy to those in quarantine are the multitude of singers and musicians appearing live from... read more

Summit Performance Extends Intermission As Pandemic Prevails

May 20, 2020

From the time Summit Performance first arrived on Indy’s performing arts scene in 2018, I have been thoroughly impressed with the calibre of its artistic product. A woman-focused company, the group promotes itself as a performing arts organization “For Women. By Women. For Everybody.” And... read more

Career On Hold For Broadway Performer Sheltering In Indy

May 14, 2020

Some of the more interesting fallout of the COVID-19 crisis are those “refugees” of the pandemic, who reside in other cities, but have chosen to return to their hometown of Indianapolis to quarantine with their immediate families. One of those individuals is New York-based actor-singer-dancer... read more

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