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notable pieces spotlighting arts and entertainment around town.
out the list of hot topics from beyond our Sky
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2015-2016 Indianapolis Opera season kicks off this weekend with three
performances of The Man Who Mistook His
Wife for a Hat. The production is Michael Nyman's adaptation of neurologist
Oliver Sacks' book by the same name.
opera centers on the story of a man suffering from visual agnosia, a condition
that WebMD defines as "a rare neurological disorder
characterized by the total or partial loss of the ability to recognize and
identify familiar objects and/or people by sight."
of the three performances, Indy Opera will host panel discussions featuring
neurologists, Alzheimer's experts and other leading neurology experts to
contribute conversation on understanding brain diseases.
panel discussions are free and should highlight an interesting intersection
between art and medicine. For more on Indy Opera's interesting approach to
programming, check out our article on IUPUI's avant-garde concert
series at Indy
Opera from earlier this spring.
Courtesy Big Car
Jim Walker and the folks at Big Car hope to "Spark" creativity and public engagement in the arts with daily programming now through Oct. 16th.
you have visited Monument Circle over the last couple of weeks, chances are you
noticed things are looking a little different. Until mid-October, local
arts organization Big Car aims to "Spark" some creativity in Indy's most
prominent public space with dynamic, diverse, daily arts programming.
her article on the project, NUVO's
Emily Taylor interviews a handful of stakeholders who are assisting with the
curation and execution of programming on the Circle. For more on the Spark:
Monument Circle project, visit the official website. For more on Big Car, scope
our 10-year retrospective on the organization from last
has served as a birthplace for a long list of esteemed authors: James
Whitcomb Riley, Theodore Dreiser, Kurt Vonnegut and Booth Tarkington -- just
to name a few. NUVO's esteemed, longtime reporter Rita Kohn has the details on a new mystery novel from Bloomington author Michael Koryta entitled Last
story centers on a cold case set in the underground caves of Garrison, Indiana.
It's Koryta's first book in
five years set in his native state and one that the author describes as a
return to his roots, according to Kohn. Check out Kohn's interview with the
author and review of Last Words for
full details. For more on local writing, peruse the blog posts from our
resident wordsmith Dan Carpenter.
celebrated underground Indiana musician has returned home after several years
on the West Coast. Landon Caldwell is best known for his role as front man of
Learner Dancer, guitarist in Crys and spearheading
his own (sometimes) solo project Creeping Pink.
latter project recently released a new album that's garnering attention from
national and international press. The album, entitled Mirror Woods, was released on Castle Face Records on July 13. Sky Blue Window contributor Seth Johnson
has the details on the release over at NUVO.
Rob Peoni is a freelance writer with a passion for underappreciated rock 'n' roll, local business and culture. The stories he tells are typically found where those interests intersect. The hours away from the dim glow of his computer screen are often spent scouring the Circle City for live music.