On the Aisle With Tom Alvarez | Arts & Entertainment

Tony DeSare Widens His Audience With The Song Diaries

October 19, 2020

“If there is a great, silver lining to the pandemic, it is that I still get to perform every day. I have all these people virtually gathering around the piano. It has really kept me going through all of this, both creatively and musically. I... read more

IO Responds With Creative Problem Solving In age Of COVID-19

October 15, 2020

Like everyone else who yearns for the return of full-scale, live performances that have been on hiatus since the beginning of the pandemic in March, whenever the opportunity presents itself, even if it is in a limited fashion, I jump at the chance. Sust was... read more

Marine’s Service Now Extends To Theatre

October 9, 2020

Before the February 28 opening of “The Agitators” at Phoenix Theatre, I first began communicating with Bob Lehman, who, at that time, was the new director of marketing at the theatre. On September 1, he was promoted to an expanded role of director of sales... read more

ISO Principal Oboist Remains Creative And Adapts During Hiatus

October 2, 2020

  Once Governor Eric Holcomb’s shelter-in-place order was lifted in late spring, performing artists began seeking ways to present live events that were safe and secure for audiences wary of COVID-19. One of the first groups to do so was classical musicians, including the Musicians... read more

Choral music lovers gather for ‘Community Sing’

September 25, 2020

Of all the performing arts disciplines that have been most severely hard hit by the pandemic, it has been singing. Whether it be opera, musical theatre, cabaret or other genres, theatre, music halls and other venues have fallen silent. Another art form that depends on... read more

Ann Hampton Callaway Readies For Bergman Tribute

August 28, 2020

It has been my great pleasure to have had an acquaintance for some time with the Callaway sisters, Liz and Ann, both familair faces to Indy audiences.  I first met Ann when she appeared with the Indianapolis Men’s Chorus, of which I was a member,... read more

Fonseca Theatre Company offers reprise of pertinent drama

August 22, 2020

The omnipresent mask-wearing and social-distancing ritual, which is very much a part of contemporary life during these perilous times, was in force, but all in all, the setting, ambiance and the play itself made for a memorable evening of live entertainment on Friday at Fonseca... read more

Angela Brown Believes ‘This Too Shall Pass’

August 17, 2020

The last time I saw internationally acclaimed opera star Angela Brown was when she performed her signature show “Opera…from a Sistah’s Point of View” (which I wrote about here) at George S. Buck School back in November. The Indianapolis native’s engaging interactive show was made... read more