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Quick Q&A With Sarah Koenig

“The toughest part is when I’m reporting and I don’t know if it’s leading anywhere. Is there a question that’s worth answering, and even if there is, am I going to be able to answer it with intelligence?”

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Q&A With A Book Of Mormon Star

“I’ve seen a dad try to cover his daughter’s eyes and ears because he didn’t know what he had brought her to.”

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Hank Green’s First Novel Is An Absolutely Remarkable Thing

Enter: John Green. Wearing a bumblebee suit.

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Alton Brown Eats His Way Through Indy

The Food Network star made his way through Indy’s array of eats and drinks before heading to South Bend, with appearances in both cities.

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State of the Arts: 'Evening with the Stars' Poised for Change

Kevin Hesse and his team are devoted to making ballet part of the signature of the city: “You’re constantly looking for what’s new and what’s interesting. We are bringing the biggest stars from the biggest companies. You won’t get this anywhere else.”

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10 Great Indy Dinner-and-Theater Pairings

The artsy environs at the Alexander hotel make Cerulean the perfect place to discuss Mark Rothko’s play Red, showing at the Indiana Repertory Theatre.

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Broadway's 'Memphis' Heats Up Clowes Hall

The surefire standout of the night was Jasmin Richardson as Felicia, just as impressive in her quiet moments on stage as when she let that glorious voice soar.

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Former First Lady Laura Bush Speaks at Clowes Hall

Through her anecdotes, jokes, and charming accent, Bush gave a glimpse into how she shaped her eight years as first lady.

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Archbishop Desmond Tutu Illuminates Clowes Hall

His words were perhaps revelatory on the subject of inclusion—by God and by fellow humans—of all people, regardless of race, socio-economic status, religion, and even sexual orientation.

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Clowes Encounters: 5 Backstage Celebrity Tales

“This was during Judy Garland’s wild period, and everyone was on pins and needles to make sure she got to Clowes Hall …”

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Beauty and the Beast Comes Up Roses at Clowes Hall

A well-worn “tale as old as time” brought all of its truisms and talents to the Clowes Memorial Hall stage on Tuesday night. It was opening night for the NETworks production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, which yet runs Oct. 13 through 16 here. This latest nationally-touring take on the show jump-starts both the Broadway in Indianapolis 2011-12 season and the source material itself.

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Fairytale Beginning: Hoosier Emily Behny Stars in Broadway Tour

As a Ball State musical-theater grad, Emily Behny was prepared for drama—and she got plenty of it last fall when she auditioned for the lead in the Broadway touring production of Beauty and the Beast. At the conclusion of one callback in New York City, where Behny was living, she was asked to return the next day and sing for a musical director. She already had plans: She was getting married. In a rather Disney-esque sequence of events, Behny spent the evening waiting tables, went out for her bachelorette party, made the 10 a.m. audition for the part of Belle, and dashed off to her afternoon nuptials at City Hall. When she and her Prince Charming returned from their honeymoon, she learned she had landed the role. “I heard the good news from my agent on the tarmac,” Behny says.

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