Posts about: The Center for the Performing Arts

World War II-Era Musical Tribute Offers Sweet Remembrances

June 15, 2022

Growing up in the fifties, I fondly recall listening to music from the World War II- era, which was still playing on radio and television. It was the soundtrack of the lives of my parents and their generation, who not only experienced the war, but... read more

Star Power Pervades Vanessa Williams’ Palladium Concert

April 3, 2022

Singer-actor Vanessa Williams lit up the Palladium stage with the talent and charisma that earned her the Miss America title in 1984, and the distinction of being the first Black woman to wear the crown. Wowing the audience with her infectious showmanship, Williams held court... read more

Gregory Glade Hancock Premieres Another Masterpiece

November 1, 2021

There is no artist in Indiana who can capture the essence of another country’s culture as effectively or wondrously as Gregory Glade Hancock, artistic director of Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre. Just as he did in 2019’s “La Casa Azul,” an original musical about artist Frida... read more

Randy Rainbow Is Larger Than Life in Palladium Debut

October 8, 2021

Right up front, I wish to answer two very important questions regarding Randy Rainbow, who appeared Thursday night at The Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel as part of his “Pink Glasses Tour.” Did the humor of the political satirist, who... read more

Chris Lewis Predicts A Post-Pandemic Golden Age Of Creativity

April 21, 2020

A jewel in the crown of the arts world in Central Indiana, if not the entire country, is The Great American Songbook Foundation, with headquarters at the Palladium at The Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel. Founded by renowned performer Michael Feinstein in 2007,... read more

ATI Co-Founders Navigate Life Under Quarantine

April 5, 2020

It is yet to be revealed what the long-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic will be on world. I also suspect everything from here on out will be measured as “before Coronavirus” or “after.” As it applies to my own experience, though it wasn’t that... read more

Broadway singers bedazzle in their Palladium debut

March 2, 2020

For lovers of Broadway and its lore, “4Girls4: Broadway’s Leading Ladies,” which featured four veteran performers all with credits earned on the Great White Way, lit up the house Saturday at The Palladium at the Center for The Performing Arts in Carmel. The quartet included... read more