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David Hochoy: The Exit Interview

May 12, 2023

Over the 32 years I have known Dance Kaleidoscope artistic director David Hochoy, I have always felt flattered when he has referred to me as “one the first friends I made when I came to Indianapolis.” Our friendship began shortly after he arrived in 1992.... read more

CSO’s Aretha Franklin Tribute Raises Palladium Roof

May 10, 2023

  In era when representation is everything, it was an inspired move for the Carmel Symphony Orchestra, led by progressive conductor Janna Hymes to honor the music of “The Queen of Soul.”  A joyous celebration, “Tribute to Aretha Franklin” was held Saturday at The Palladium... read more

Clint Holmes Celebrates Peter Allen Songbook at Feinstein’s

May 9, 2023

I felt like I was watching a masterclass in showmanship when I saw veteran vocalist Clint Holmes, accompanied by his music director Michael Orland on the piano in “Beyond the Moon and New York City,” Friday at Feinstein’s at Hotel Carmichael. Best known for his... read more

Amanda McBroom Headlines At Feinstein’s With Easy Aplomb

May 2, 2023

  While making her Feinstein’s at Hotel Carmichael debut during a one-night appearance Friday, looking every inch the cabaret star, she is, Amanda McBroom demonstrated not only that she is a seasoned entertainer but also a gifted songwriter. Accompanied by her long-time music director, songwriting... read more

‘Hamilton’ Retains Its Attraction & Popular Appeal

April 28, 2023

If you have not yet seen the groundbreaking “Hamilton” that premiered on Broadway in 2015 and rocked the musical theatre world, now is your chance to see it at The Murat Theatre at Old National Center through May 7.  I saw the national touring company... read more

Amanda McBroom Set To Make Her Feinstein’s Debut

April 27, 2023

Amanda McBroom has been called “…the greatest cabaret performer of her generation, an urban poet who writes like an angel and has a voice to match” by the NY Times. Broadway World describes the Grammy nominated performer as “…one of the greatest nightclub performers of... read more