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Kyle Long Advocates On Behalf Of Forgotten Voices

September 19, 2022

Last month, I had the distinct pleasure of joining Kyle Long as a guest on “Cultural Manifesto,” on WFYI FM, 90.1. During his hour-long radio show, Long highlights American jazz, soul, and hip-hop, as well as a wide spectrum of global music. Besides exposing his... read more

DakhaBrakha Dazzles with a Cornucopia of Sounds at The Cabaret

September 15, 2022

DakhaBrakha – Courtesy of Dave Pluimer. Used with permission. Performing Tuesday at The Cabaret for one night only was DakhaBrakha, world music quartet from Kyiv, Ukraine. It was an intriguing evening of music, expressing sounds that were magical, mystical, exotic, and even weird, in a... read more

Southbank Theatre Company Kicks off Second Season with a World Premiere

September 14, 2022

    Southbank Theatre Company, the brainchild of founder Marcia Eppich-Harris, commences its second season with her newest play, a world premiere of “The Profession,” on September 15 at Fonseca Theatre, located in the Haughville neighborhood on Indy’s near Westside. Prompted by recent events, including... read more

‘Nunsense’ Retains Its Irreverent And Relatable Charm

September 13, 2022

As I have stated previously in this column, an occupational hazard of reviewing is the inevitably that I have seen the same play or musical numerous times. That is the case with “Nunsense,” productions of which, both professional and amateur, I have seen at least... read more

‘Gray Pride’ Is An IndyFringe Theatre Festival Highlight

September 6, 2022

A few years back, I met cabaret performer Norman Lasiter after a Magic Thread Cabaret (of which I am managing director) show. Having recently relocated to his hometown of Indianapolis, he shared his experiences performing in New York and Palm Springs with me. At the... read more

The Cabaret Fall-Winter Season Represents Best Of The Best

September 2, 2022

Recently I had the opportunity to sit down at The Cabaret with artistic director and CEO Shannon Forsell to chat about the fall-winter season at the retro style venue which has been recognized for its status as “the undisputed Midwest home for cabaret entertainment,” featuring... read more