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I Know What You Did Last October (Berman, Zola & Brooks)

By |November 10th, 2015|

It’s no surprise to anyone that NYC is brimming with guest lecturers and book signings to feed its massive bookworm population. And it shouldn’t be too much of a surprise that someone who has met authors as varied as Ray Bradbury, Vanessa Garcia, Barbara Ehrenreich […]

Looking At Art And Seeing Red

By |November 11th, 2014|

As the six-time Tony-award winning drama Red closed at Indiana Repertory Theatre this weekend, I couldn’t help but reflect on the wonderful experience of seeing such a brilliant work grace my local stage. Broadway is full of emotional, conflict-ridden navel-gazing dramas that leave the audience feeling […]

What Happens When Books Go "Out Of Print"?

By |August 12th, 2013|

I had the pleasure of taking in a showing of the new documentary Out of Print during the Indianapolis International Film Festival. The topic is understandably important to me thanks to my publishing background, but as a devotee of reading books on the printed page, […]

Alvin Ailey’s Legacy Lights Up Clowes Hall

By |March 21st, 2013|

I’ve enjoyed many brilliant dance performances traveling through the fair Circle City in the last 3 years. I saw Savion Glover at the Carmel Palladium, Dance Theatre of Harlem Ensemble at the Madame Walker Theatre and Complexions Contemporary Ballet at The Tarkington. So no one […]

Creating Something from Nothing — The Art of Rap Review

By |June 21st, 2012|

Music documentaries are plentiful to the hardcore fan searching to know more about their favorite artist or movement. But great music documentaries are much harder to come by. So imagine my delight when Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap not only met my expectations, […]

"Ravel"ing in Shostakovich's Re-awakening

By |May 22nd, 2012|

I love all types of music. I love old theaters. I love exploring my city. So what took me so long to venture out to the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra’s (ISO) inaugural wave of Krzysztof Urbanski’s first season as Music Director? This Polish-American whippersnapper has left […]

For the Love of Fringe: The 2011 IndyFringe Festival

By |August 30th, 2011|

The 2011 IndyFringe festival wrapped up its seventh year this past Sunday night. And even though this was only my second year enjoying the theatre extravaganza in Indianapolis’ own mini-arts district, it felt even more inclusive and representative of the theater spirit than my first […]

Someone Asks Tiffanie Bridges: Is That Your Reel Hair?

By |June 24th, 2011|

June has been a hectic, yet fruitful month for a lot of freelancers, myself included. It turns out there is some truth to the idea a freelancer’s life runs on a cycle of feast or famine.

In addition to freelancing duties, I’ve also been a bit of a […]

… And Fancy Free: Savion Glover's SoLo in TiME

By |April 4th, 2011|

Gregory Hines once said that Savion Glover was the greatest tap dancer who’s ever lived. That may have simply been the highest accolade a mentor could possibly give his protege, but after Friday night’s show, I’m convinced Hines was right. Tony […]

Pour Yourself a Cup of Ambition – 9 to 5: The Musical

By |January 14th, 2011|

The seven inches of freshly fallen snow didn’t deter theater geeks like myself from venturing out on Wednesday for a night of theat-ah at Indianapolis’ Clowes Memorial Hall. I had the pleasure of taking in the delightfully entertaining National Tour of the revenge comedy that […]