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Beth Bradley (Leah Kerkhoff), left, and Alice Wendlekin (Audrey Duprey) get in a heated argument about the Herdmans behavior in “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.”

This holiday show is naughty and nice

Westfield Playhouse’s upcoming holiday-themed performance, “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” has eight families sharing the local theater’s stage. “The show is wonderful for families and this is the time people do things as a...

Dancers from the Central Indiana Dance Ensemble practice for their Nov. 8 show at the Indiana Design Center. (Submitted photos)

Dance ensemble Barre-ing it all

By Joseph Knoop The Central Indiana Dance Ensemble is holding its 15th anniversary season fundraiser  with their new theme “Night at the Barre” on Nov. 8. The CIDE, a pre-professional dance ensemble and resident...

Ethan Bortnick, 13-year-old prodigy and musical phenomenon, will play the at 7 p.m., Oct. 26 at the Palladium of Carmel. (Submitted photo)

Prodigy Ethan Bortnick visits Palladium Oct. 26

By Tonya Burton Get ready to be surprised and entertained by a young man Oprah dubbed “one of the world’s smartest and most talented kids.”  Ethan Bortnick, 13-year-old prodigy and musical phenomenon, will play...

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The art of a democratic orchestra

By Jay Harvey Our most common image of a symphony orchestra usually focuses on the conductor: a commanding figure, wielding a white baton, standing at the center of everyone’s attention on a podium. He...