Wednesday, April 27

Hoosier Park Racing & Casino Announces 2011 Summer Concert Lineup

ANNOUNCES SUMMER MUSIC LINEUP
LEGENDS SMOKEY ROBINSON & LYNYRD SKYNYRD HIGHLIGHT COORS LIGHT SUMMER CONCERT SERIES AT HOOSIER PARK
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino Ready to Welcome Thousands in Six Outdoor Summer Concerts
REO Speedwagon
Anderson, Ind. – April 26, 2011– Hoosier Park Racing & Casinolocated minutes north of Indianapolis, will welcome a diverse lineup of six top music acts in the Coors Light Summer Music Track series. All shows will be held in the new outdoor music center and the series will run from June 11 through September 3.
REO Speedwagon will kick off the series of performances, with Rock and Roll Hall-of-Famer Smokey Robinson performing in July and legendary southern rockers Lynyrd 
Skynyrd closing out the program.
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All concerts will take place in the newly designed Hoosier Park outdoor music center, which accommodates up to 5,500 reserved ticket seats and features a wide variety of ticket options, including premium gold-level seating and a private party deck complete with personal beverage service.



Saturday, June 11, 7:45 pm
Josh Turner

Friday, June 17, 7:45 pm
America 40th Anniversary
Tour with special guest Poco

Saturday, July 2, 7:45 pm

Friday, July 8, 7:45 pm

Friday, August 5, 7:45 pm

Saturday, September 3, 7:45 pm
Gary Allan
Tickets will go on sale the week of May 2, 2011 and prices will range from $20.00 to $64.00, with special gold-level seating available for an additional charge.  Tickets for any Coors Light Summer Music Track concert can now be purchased through Ticketmaster by calling 800-745-3000 or by visiting Ticketmaster.com.  Concert goers may also purchase directly from the box office located in Shelby’s Gifts at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. Club Centaur members will receive a 20 percent discount on tickets purchased at the Hoosier Park Box Office.

Lynyrd Skynyrd
Elizabeth J. Musgrave is a syndicated columnist, travel writer, music, restaurant and performing arts critic. Catch her as Indy’s Arts & Entertainment Adviser on 93 WIBC and follow her on Twitter @ejmusgrave1 and Facebook.
Gotta Go is published in the following newspapers: South Sider Voice, Indiana Weekender, New Palestine Reporter, Pendleton Times Reporter and Fortville-McCordsville Reporter.

Lore of the Laughery May 7 & 8, 2011 Schedule of Events



Indiana’s exciting early history is yours to embrace. Experience these colorful stories as they are told through the pageantry of recreated military units, working livestock, traditional artisans, entertainers, Fife & Drum Corps, and encampments, all demonstrating the lifestyles of 1750-1812.  

Saturday May 7th
Open hours 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m EDT

9:00 Candle Dipping
*Primitive Gate Arena
10:00 Opening Ceremonies
*Primitive Gate Arena
10:30 18th Century Children’s Games
*Primitive Gate Arena
Children’s Costume Try-On
*Primitive Gate Arena
Indiana Territorial Horse Rangers
*Battlefield Arena
11:00 Military Tactical
*Battlefield Arena
Noon Steve Caudill
“Daniel Boone” Interpretation
*Blockhouse Arena
Hoosier Ladies Aside
Sidesaddle Riding
*Battlefield Arena

1:00 Team Shoot
* Shooting Range
“Junior Archaeologist”
Archaeology Activity for Children
*Blockhouse Arena
2:00 Fife & Drum Corps Music
*Blockhouse Arena
2:30 Lochry’s Defeat Talk
*Blockhouse Arena
3:00 Frontier Life/Militia
Historical Presentation
*Blockhouse Arena
4:00 Children’s Bead Stringing Activity
*Primitive Gate Arena
5:00 Closing Ceremonies
*Primitive Gate Arena
Sunday May 8th
Open hours 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m EDT
8:30 Church Service
*Blockhouse Arena
9:00 Candle Dipping
*Primitive Gate Arena
10:30 18th Century Children’s Games
*Primitive Gate Arena
Children’s Costume Try-On
*Primitive Gate Arena
Indiana Territorial Horse Rangers
*Battlefield Arena
11:00 Military Tactical
*Battlefield Arena
Noon Period Fashion Show
*Blockhouse Arena
Hoosier Ladies Aside
Sidesaddle Riding
*Battlefield Arena
1:00 Team Shoot
*Shooting Range
“Junior Archaeologist”
Archaeology Activity for Children
*Blockhouse Arena
2:00 Fife & Drum Corps Music
*Blockhouse Arena
2:30 Lochry’s Defeat Talk
*Blockhouse Arena
3:00 Frontier Life/Militia
Historical Presentation
*Blockhouse Arena
3:30 Children’s Bead Stringing Activity
*Primitive Gate Arena
4:00 Closing Ceremonies
*Primitive Gate Arena

Lore of the Laughery is sponsored by the National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association, Friendship State Bank, and the Ripley County Tourism Bureau. This activity made possible, in part, by the Columbus Area Arts Council, the Indiana Arts Commission, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.


Elizabeth J. Musgrave is a syndicated columnist, travel writer, music, restaurant and performing arts critic. Catch her as Indy’s Arts & Entertainment Adviser on 93 WIBC and follow her on Twitter @ejmusgrave1 and Facebook.
Gotta Go is published in the following newspapers: South Sider Voice, Indiana Weekender, New Palestine Reporter, Pendleton Times Reporter and Fortville-McCordsville Reporter.

Tuesday, April 26

IRT: The 39 Steps

Just opened at Indiana Repertory Theatre (IRT) is “The 39 Steps,” a tongue-in-cheek look at Alfred Hitchcock’s highly successful film (1935) of the same name. The Tony Award-winning production takes four talented actors and transforms them into almost two dozen characters while fighting spies, fog and each other.

The storyline follows the film in true British farce style — zaniness at a neck-breaking pace. The talent was in true IRT style — top-notch and perfectly matched for the task. The performers include Matthew Brumlow as Richard Hannay, the reluctant spy, and Sarah Nealis portraying Annabella Schmidt, Margaret, pilot #2 and a few other female roles (but not all of them). The remaining characters are performed nicely by Rob Johansen as Clown 1 and Tom Aulino as Clown 2.
Hitchcock aficionados will catch references to the great director’s other films (keep count) and appreciate this outlandish take on the Whodunit. From the moment the show begins through its last bow, the hilarity doesn’t cease. One dry British quip after another collides head on in a Keystone Cops manner, with Monte Python antics.
Hannay is accused incorrectly of murdering a woman and is hunted by officials throughout England and Scotland as he strikes out to solve the mystery, clear his name and stop top secrets from leaving the country. Brumlow’s drollness as Hannay is made more pronounced and more amusing by sheer contrast to the others. Bravo to him for being able to stay straight-faced throughout the adventure.
No Hitchcock film is complete without the “Icy Blonde” love interest. In this case, the fair-haired female loathes Hannay and quickly turns him into the police. Eventually they end up handcuffed to each other and on the run together. Nealis’ Margaret smoothly handles the antagonist’s role, particularly during rapid-fire discussions with Hannay. Delightfully classic Hitchcock was the entire scene at the country inn where the handcuffed couple meet the inn's owners several years their senior.

Johansen and Aulino are sheer comedic brilliance with each other, separately and with the other characters. Quick-change effects create a flurry of motion with a fluidity to be admired. Never losing a beat, an accent or a line, the two bring the activity and storyline to its height and keep it there.

Bottom Line: IRT’s “The 39 Steps” is a must-see for Hitchcock fans, fans of British humor and for anyone who enjoys madcap zaniness times ten.

Elizabeth J. Musgrave is a syndicated columnist, travel writer, music, restaurant and performing arts critic. Catch her as Indy’s Arts & Entertainment Adviser on 93 WIBC and follow her on Twitter @ejmusgrave1 and Facebook.

Gotta Go is published in the following newspapers: South Sider Voice, Indiana Weekender, New Palestine Reporter, Pendleton Times Reporter and Fortville-McCordsville Reporter.

Monday, April 25

ARCADE FIRE SHOW RELOCATED TO PEPSI COLISEUM


MEDIA ADVISORY
MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2011                                                                          
ARCADE FIRE
With special guest THE NATIONAL
Show Relocated to Pepsi Coliseum

- DUE TO WEATHER, SHOW RELOCATED FROM THE LAWN AT WHITE RIVER STATE PARK -

This Wednesday, April 27
DOORS @ 6:00 p.m. / SHOW @ 7:00 p.m.

TICKETS ON SALE NOW

(INDIANAPOLIS) April 25, 2011 – Due to inclement weather in the forecast, the Arcade Fire concert scheduled to take place at The Lawn at White River State Parkthis Wednesday, April 27 at 7:00 p.m. has been moved indoors to Pepsi Coliseum (located at 1202 East 38th Street, Indianapolis, 46205).
All previously purchased tickets for The Lawn will be honored upon arrival at Pepsi Coliseum on the night of the show.
Ticket Information: General admission tickets for Arcade Fire with special guest The National [$43.50 advance and $45.00 day of show] are on sale now through LiveNation.com, all Ticketmaster outlets or 1-800-745-3000. Tickets can be purchased on the day of the show at the Pepsi Coliseum Box Office beginning at 8:30 a.m.  
Elizabeth J. Musgrave is a syndicated columnist, travel writer, music, restaurant and performing arts critic. Catch her as Indy’s Arts & Entertainment Adviser on 93 WIBC and follow her on Twitter @ejmusgrave1 and Facebook. Gotta Go is published in the following newspapers: South Sider Voice, Indiana Weekender, New Palestine Reporter, Pendleton Times Reporter and Fortville-McCordsville Reporter.

Wednesday, April 20

Broadway Across America: Broadway in Indianapolis Announces 2011-12 Season


Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - October 11-16, 2011
Clowes Memorial Hall
The most beautiful love story ever told comes to life!
The romantic Broadway musical for all generations, Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, the smash hit Broadway musical, is coming to Indianapolis ! Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature film, this eye-popping spectacle has won the hearts of over 35 million people worldwide. This classic musical love story is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers including “Be Our Guest” and the beloved title song. Experience the romance and enchantment of Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Clowes Memorial Hall!

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET - December 13-18, 2011
Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is the smash hit Broadway musical, inspired by the true story of the famed recording session that brought together rock ‘n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time.
On December 4, 1956, these four young musicians were gathered together by Sam Phillips, the “Father of Rock ’n’ Roll” at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest jam sessions of all time. MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET brings that legendary night to life with an irresistible tale of broken promises, secrets, betrayal and celebrations featuring timeless hits including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “That’s All Right,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “I Walk the Line,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Who Do You Love?,” “Matchbox,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Hound Dog” and more.

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
 - March 6-11, 2012

Murat Theatre at Old National Center
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, the Tony Award® winning musical that has captured the hearts of people all over the world with its universal appeal, embarks on its North American Tour.
Based on the stories of Sholom Aleichem, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF has been lauded by critics again and again, and won the hearts of people all around the world. Filled with a rousing, heartwarming score, which includes “Tradition,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” “If I Were A Rich Man” and “ Sunrise , Sunset,” FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is a timeless classic.
No other musical has so magically woven music, dance, poignancy and laughter into such an electrifying and unforgettable experience. Relive a glorious tradition of the musical theatre with FIDDLER ON THE ROOF.

LES MISERABLES - April 10-15, 2012
Clowes Memorial Hall
Cameron Mackintosh presents a brand new 25th anniversary production of Boublil & Schönberg’s legendary musical, LES MISÉRABLES, with glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo.  This new production has been acclaimed by critics, fans and new audiences and is breaking box office records wherever it goes.
Based on Victor Hugo’s classic novel, LES MISÉRABLES is an epic and uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit.  The magnificent score of LES MISÉRABLES includes the classic songs “I Dreamed a Dream,” “On My Own,” “Stars,” “Bring Him Home,” “Do You Hear the People Sing?,” “One Day More,” “Empty Chairs at Empty Tables,” “Master Of The House” and many more.

Elizabeth J. Musgrave is a syndicated columnist, travel writer, music, restaurant and performing arts critic. Catch her as Indy’s Arts & Entertainment Adviser on 93 WIBC and follow her on Twitter @ejmusgrave1 and Facebook.
Gotta Go is published in the following newspapers: South Sider Voice, Indiana Weekender, New Palestine Reporter, Pendleton Times Reporter and Fortville-McCordsville Reporter.

Monday, April 18

Book Review: 100 Perfect Pairings: Main Dishes and 100 Perfect Pairings: Small Plates

You feel sooo good. You've tasted more wines then you thought possible and have...finally...found one you like. In fact, you really like this one. You are not a failure...you can sip wine like all those wine wizards and metropolitan types. You are, in fact, quite giddy with the fact...as if you have overcome a rite of adulthood passage. You have reached the next plateau...

Now what?

Well, that depends on you, of course. Are you content with that glass of Chardonnay, Merlot or Sauvignon, or...is your stomach growling?
Deciding the cuisine and then the accompanying libation is quite normal and some would declare it the correct process. However, after discovering a new favorite wine, perhaps the opposite approach is more appropriate. Choose foods that complement your newly discovered favorite adult beverage.

Counter intuitive? Perhaps.

Effective? Absolutely.
  
Enter stage right...Jill Silverman Hough, author of 100 Perfect Pairings: Small Plates (2010) and the newly released 100 Perfect Pairings: Main Dishes. Hough is a culinary instructor, food writer and recipe developer out of Napa, California. Besides the first two installments in the (hopefully) continuing series, Hough also developed recipes for NY Times best seller, "Skinny Bitch in the Kitch: Kick-Ass Recipes for Hungry Girls Who Want to Stop Cooking Crap (and Start Looking Hot!)" and regularly contributes to Bon Appetit, Fine Cooking and Napa Sonoma magazines, to name a few.

Written in a conversational tone, the cookbooks take you into the world of 12 commonly found wines, six white and six red. Hough gives tips on the varietals, culture and nuances while sharing personal notes including how she arrived at the place in her life to write these cookbooks. Each section announces the varietal, a brief history and its characteristics. Then she launches into numerous recipes and the reason each will pair well with that particular wine.

Like Pinot Noir? Try warm duck and raspberry salad. Are you in the mood for a lush German Gewurztraminer? Pair it with sticky Asian barbecued baby back ribs. Whichever of these 12 wines you enjoy, Hough has paired it well by flavor, characteristics and spices, using more commonly found ingredients.

As much as I would like to have seen Amarone, Chianti and Chablis listed, I am reasonable enough to realize that not every wine could be covered...yet.

Bottom Line: "100 Perfect Pairings: Small Plates" and "100 Perfect Pairings: Main Dishes," take the mystery and the snob factor out of wine and fine cuisine pairing and places the joy squarely, without ceremony, into the hands of wine and food lovers with or without professional training.

Find more information on Hough at:
www.jillhough.com, Twitter-@JillSHough, FaceBook-Jill S Hough FB

Elizabeth J. Musgrave is a syndicated columnist, travel writer, music, restaurant and theater critic. Catch her as Indy’s Arts & Entertainment Adviser on 93 WIBC and follow her on Twitter @ejmusgrave1 and Facebook.

Gotta Go is published in the following newspapers: South Sider Voice, Indiana Weekender, West Side Community News, New Palestine Reporter, West Indianapolis Community News, Pendleton Times Reporter and Fortville-McCordsville Reporter.

Sunday, April 17

Barbecue Time!

It’s Barbecue Time and I am ready for it. Chops, burgers, chicken, kabobs, seafood, vegetables and steaks; they are all good. Easter is near and Spring has arrived. The only problem is, I want new recipes every year when it’s time for barbecues and lazy Sundays on the deck.

Who has the best BBQ sauce out there? I want a family members-begging-for-the-recipe good sauce. I like it a little sweet, a tad smoky and plenty of it dripping off my chin. 
I was tipped off years ago to soak ribs overnight in cold, salty water in the refrigerator. That hint has aided me in tenderizing those favorites. Add a little smoke seasoning into the baked beans and keep the husks on the cob and soak them for at least one hour before pushing them under the coals.

I like all the advice on these important matters that I can get.

What type of a grill is best? I am on the mission of finding, and purchasing, a new one this year and hope to get lots of opinions on this issue. It is important. After all, I will use it for many years to come. It is replacing a 7-year-old grill, which has served me well and deserves its retirement, I assure you.

So, I am ready...smoker? Gas? Charcoal? What is best and why? Round, rectangular, black, red, stainless steel? Tabletop or self-standing? How big? So many choices, and so little time.

If you have any hints, suggestions or warnings about grills, cooking techniques or recipes, drop me a message. If you are a grill chef, or just like to experiment on the grill, I would enjoy hearing about it.

Elizabeth J. Musgrave is a syndicated columnist, travel writer, music, restaurant and performing arts critic. Catch her as Indy’s Arts & Entertainment Adviser on 93 WIBC and follow her on Twitter @ejmusgrave1 and Facebook.
Gotta Go is published in the following newspapers: South Sider Voice, Indiana Weekender, New Palestine Reporter, Pendleton Times Reporter and Fortville-McCordsville Reporter.

Saturday, April 16

Indianapolis Museum of Art Announces Summer Outdoor Films Schedule

IMA Announces Films for its Annual Summer Nights Series

For the first time, tickets for all films will be available for advance purchase
beginning April 15 for IMA members and May 2 for the general public

Photo credit: IMA
INDIANAPOLIS, INApril 15, 2011— The Indianapolis Museum of Art announced today the schedule for its 36th annual Summer Nights film series. From June 3 to August 26, 2011, movies will be shown every Friday in the IMA’s amphitheater, located on the west side of the Museum and facing 100 Acres: The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park.

Since the series debuted in 1976, the IMA has hosted 283 screenings of films ranging from classics to modern hits. This year, highlights include films from six different decades and a mystery pick shown as part of the Indianapolis International Film Festival (film to be announced one week in advance). The 2011 series begins June 3 with Mommie Dearest, presented in part by Indy Pride, Inc. and Indianapolis LGBT Film Festival.

2011 Summer Nights Film Schedule
June 3:            Mommie Dearest (1981, dir. F. Perry, 129 mins., R)
June 10:          Blue Hawaii (1961, dir. N. Taurog, 102 mins., PG)
June 17:          The Sandlot (1993, dir. D. Evans, 101 mins., PG)
June 24:          The Wiz (1978, dir. S. Kumet, 134 mins., G)
July 1:             Zoolander (2001, dir. B. Stiller, 89 mins, R)
July 8:             Poltergeist (1982, dir. T. Hooper, 114 mins., PG)
July 15:           Clerks (1994, dir. K. Smith, 92 mins., R)
July 22:           Indianapolis International Film Festival Secret Screening
July 29:           Top Gun (1986, dir. T. Scott, 110 mins., PG)
August 5:         Grease – Sing-a-Long (1978, dir. R. Kleiser, 110 mins., PG)
August 12:       To Catch a Thief (1955, dir. A. Hitchcock, 106 mins., NR)
August 19:       Labyrinth (1986, dir. J. Henson, 101 mins., PG)
August 26:       Superman (1978, dir. R. Donner, 143 mins., PG)

 *Film schedule subject to change.

Ticketing, Hours and Concessions
The gates open at 6:30 p.m. to the public for picnicking (6 p.m. for IMA members); films begin at sunset. Patrons are invited to bring their own picnics (non-alcoholic beverages only), blankets and lawn chairs. A variety of concessions, including alcoholic beverages, will be available for purchase on-site.

Ticket prices are IMA members $5 / adults $10 / children 6 and under free. Starting Friday, April 15, IMA members may purchase advance tickets online, at the IMA Welcome Center or by calling 317-955-2339. Ticket sales for the general public will begin Monday, May 2. Tickets are non-refundable.

The IMA is open until 9 p.m. on Fridays. Patrons may visit the Museum’s galleries, have a cocktail in Nourish Café, shop in the Museum Store, or enjoy a stroll through 100 Acres before attending the films.

Inclement Weather
Films will be shown in The Toby in the event of inclement weather; film will begin at 9 p.mFilm locationcan be confirmed after 5:30 p.m. on the day of the film. Call 317-923-1331 or check the calendar of events at www.imamuseum.org.


Elizabeth J. Musgrave is a syndicated columnist, travel writer, music, restaurant and performing arts critic. Catch her as Indy’s Arts & Entertainment Adviser on 93 WIBC and follow her on Twitter @ejmusgrave1 and Facebook.
Gotta Go is published in the following newspapers: South Sider Voice, Indiana Weekender, New Palestine Reporter, Pendleton Times Reporter and Fortville-McCordsville Reporter.