Weekend Indiana

Sara Moulton was an unexpected favorite many years ago when I first began watching Food Network. I think it was the fact that a live - actually live, not just taped for live - cooking show was hosted by this soft-spoken diminutive woman (Wikipedia lists her at an even 5'. Why...
Denzal Sinclaire, some say, sounds a lot like Nat King Cole. No, he doesn't. He sounds exactly like Denzal Sinclaire. The tones are similar. The range may be similar, but I doubt that Mr. Sinclaire, Toronto native, intentionally smokes a pack right before a recording session to...
"Not everyone can be cured, but everyone can be healed." - Dr. Chuck Dietzen My first meeting with Dr. Chuck was actually with Dr. Doom. We were talking wrestling, that's why. It was roughly three years ago, and I had just heard of the Timmy Takedown for the first time, though...
I have probably seen Taylor Martin's characters more in my life than I have seen the real Taylor Martin. The truth is... I think they ALL are the real Taylor Martin. Indy's guru and resident historian of the world of magic didn't know that his idea to have regular, monthly magic...
Trumpeter Scotty Barnhart (left) leads the current incarnation of the legendary Count Basie Orchestra (Count Basie Orchestra/Facebook photo) Most folks automatically play One o'Clock Jump and nothing else when they talk about Count Basie. Certainly nothing wrong with One o'Clock...
There are two parades in which marching band members aspire to perform - the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York and the Rose Parade in Pasadena. Some of us - most of us ex-band members - didn't get to do either. You're dang right I am jealous! But I also think as many...
Sophia Loren initially wasn't sure about doing a question-and-answer stage show. "I said 'I could never do it because my English is not very good," Ms. Loren said she told Cary Grant years ago when Grant told her that he was doing such shows. Thankfully for us, she changed her...
Don't write this off because it's a high school drama department. It's Hamilton Southeastern High School. That's why. Had a blast talking about a musical of which, frankly, I was unfamiliar, Chess . Chess is kind of, sort of the Bobby Fischer story. Set to music. That role is...
Why is Donald Trump not only still around, but also leading the Republican primary pack? Most people who watch politics for a living, like UIndy's Laura Albright, thought he'd be gone while the calendar still read 2015. "I fully admit, I was in the skeptical group," said...