Posts about: The Center for the Performing Arts  | Page 3

Songbook Academy Finals feature breathtaking performances

July 22, 2019

Celebrating its 10th Anniversary, Songbook Academy held its finals concert, which I attended Saturday at the Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts. Having covered the academy since it was created by Five-time Grammy nominee Michael Feinstein, founder of the Great American Songbook Foundation... read more

Melissa Manchester joins music pros to mentor Songbook Academy finalists

July 20, 2019

Grammy Award-winner Melissa Manchester is in Carmel, joining Broadway stars Laura Osnes and Michael Elroy and Great American Songbook Foundation founder Michael Feinstein and other music professionals, to serve as professional mentors at the Songbook Academy. This year’s summer intensive, which is in its 10th... read more

‘Forbidden Broadway’ is a rollicking valentine to musical theatre

April 30, 2019

A highlight of last year’s theatre offerings was Actors Theatre of Indiana‘s production of “Forbidden Broadway,” the inaugural production at The District Theatre on Mass Ave operated by IndyFringe. Reprising their roles in that hit production are ATI founders Don Farrell, Judy Fitzgerald and Cynthia... read more

Megan Hilty emanates charisma in Palladium debut

February 19, 2019

Having previously seen Broadway leading lady Megan Hilty locally in 2014 at The Cabaret and in a 2015 Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Pops concert, I knew what to expect when I attended her Palladium concert Friday at the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel. An... read more

Rollicking energy pervades the Palladium during PMJ concert

October 22, 2018

Just as they did last year when they made their Palladium debut, Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox wowed a sold-out crowd during its free-wheeling concert Thursday at the Carmel music hall. This time, their new revue was part of the group’s “Back in Black & White”... read more

Arts & culture thrive under Carmel Mayor’s watch

October 2, 2018

It was early in 2010 when I first stepped foot in the Palladium for a hard-hat tour. For a while, it was still under construction and a mere shell. That’s when I wrote my first story on the 1600-seat, 151,000-square-foot concert hall in Carmel. The... read more

‘Soul Sisters’ evokes nostalgia in homage to legendary singers

August 8, 2018

There is no more pleasant way to spend an afternoon than to attend, like I did Sunday, a Dance Kaleidoscope concert, particularly one that is held at the well-appointed and comfortable Tarkington Theatre at Carmel’s Center for the Performing arts. The program itself, which paid... read more