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Jay Harvey PERFORMING ARTS WRITER

Jay was raised by musician parents and developed just enough skill to carry him through school band, orchestra programs and church choirs in his youth. He joined The Star in 1986.

Talks & Readings Clare Muireann Murphy, “The Mad Myths of the Irish”

When: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 22. Where: Basile Theatre, Glick Indiana History Center, 450 W. Ohio St. Tickets & info: $20-$25; (317) 576-9848; www.claremurphy.org. Born in Dublin and now living in London, Clare Murphy specializes in the strange folktales of her homeland. Shape-shifting creatures, episodes of betrayal and battle, the origin of fairies and the agonies and triumphs of heroes are part of the Irish heritage she celebrates in her physical, spellbinding act.

PHOTO PROVIDED BY STORYTELLING OF IRELAND

Storyteller Clare Muireann Murphy, a native of Dublin, is resplendent with folktales of Ireland.

Visual art Beauty and Belief: Crossing Bridges with the Arts of Islamic Culture

When: Nov. 2-Jan. 13. Where: Indianapolis Museum of Art, 4000 Michigan Road. Tickets & info: $12 general admission (discounts for children); www.imamuseum.org or (317) 923-1331. You may have a vague idea that figurative art is not permitted in Islamic cultures. The prohibition applies to mosques, but not generally to societies dominated by Islam. That’s just one misconception that could be cleared up as you PROVIDED BY IMA enjoy this show, which contains manuscripts, scrolls, textiles, ceramics and wood carvings, among other works from around the Muslim world. More than 250 objects, representing different levels of society, are on display in an exhibition that originated at Brigham Young University in Utah. From Indianapolis, the exhibit will travel to museums in Newark, N.J., and Portland, Ore.

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Fall Arts Guide 2012  
Fall Arts Guide 2012  

What to do this autumn in Indianapolis and surrounding areas. From art fairs to live music and performances, this guide has it all.

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