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Aspiring Artists Light Up The Park At The Phoenix In ’13’

July 3, 2021

      There is no better prescription for pandemic fatigue than experiencing live performance and the human connection we’ve all desperately missed. Such was the case Saturday, June 31 at The Park, a new outdoor venue at Phoenix Theatre Cultural Centre, where I saw... read more

Spencer Day Lights Up Feinstein’s With Affable Charm

June 7, 2021

The first and last time I saw singer-songwriter-pianist Spencer Day perform was in 2015 when he made his Indianapolis debut at The Cabaret, then located at the Columbia Club. I recall he was then, and remains, not only one of the finest jazz crooners, but... read more

ISO’s ‘That’s Entertainment’ is a healing antidote

May 25, 2021

In my role as an arts reporter, I have had the great pleasure of attending several live performances during the last few weeks and witnessing the interactive joy and gratitude happening between audiences and performing artists. My most recent expedition was Friday at the historic... read more

Manchester & Feinstein Perform Live For First Time in Over a Year

May 19, 2021

  Unfortunately, I was not present when Michael Feinstein surprised Melissa Manchester on Saturday night during their “An Evening with Michael Feinstein and Special Guest Melissa Manchester” concert at the Palladium, with an induction into the Great American Songbook Hall of Fame. But I did... read more

Jan Virgin Takes Her Final Bow As She Exits DK

May 14, 2021

Artistic director David Hochoy and managing director Jan Virgin always projected closeness and came off as the quintessential dynamic duo each time they gave curtain speeches before Dance Kaleidoscope performances. But now after 25 years of loyally standing at Hochoy’s side, Virgin, the good-natured, fashion-forward,... read more