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Savion Glover in “SoLe Sanctuary”

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When: 8 p.m. Nov. 2 and 3. Where: Hilbert Circle Theatre, 45 Monument Circle. Tickets & info: $20$75; www.indianapolis symphony.org or (317) 639-4300. John Nelson was always inspiring when he stood on the podium of the Circle Theatre (the name didn’t begin with “Hilbert” at the time) and conducted a big work for chorus and orchestra. The spiritually oriented music director, the orchestra’s fourth since its founding in 1930, was at the helm for 10 seasons until now-conductor laureate Raymond Leppard succeeded him in 1987. With the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir and soloists, Nelson returns to lead the massed forces in Brahms’ “German Requiem,” one of the masterworks in the repertoire so dear to Nelson’s heart. The performances will no doubt stir many hearts.

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When: 8 p.m. Oct. 20. Where: The Palladium, Center for the Performing Arts, 1 Center Green, Carmel. Tickets & info: $38-$83 (discounts for ages 2-12); www.thecenterforthe performingarts or (317) 843-3800. The New York Times described its 2011 premiere as “bare-bones and pure, full of the kind of rhythmic innovation that trips down one path, splinters off in different directions and then sweeps back home.” “SoLe Sanctuary” is a serious, spiritually centered presentation of tap dance as an art form by its top modern practitioner.

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Festivals

Indy Jazz Fest

When: Sept. 10-16. Where: Jazz Kitchen, Indiana Landmarks Center, University of Indianapolis, Cabaret at the Columbia Club, Opti-Park. Tickets & info: $25-$30, $139 JazzPASS, $50 two-day pass (available at Marsh supermarkets); www.indyjazzfest.net. George Duke and Stanley Clarke headline a quartet, and Robert Glasper and Gerald Albright are jazzmen with solid reputations — all celebrated for widespread appeal that also embraces pop and R&B audiences. In addition, Brian Culbertson and Gerald Albright will anchor an Indy Jazz Fest innovation, a smooth-jazz program that concludes the festival on Sept. 16.

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CATCH THEM BEFORE THEY CLOSE Several intriguing exhibits have opened this year at museums throughout Indianapolis — but the shows won’t go on forever. Don’t let these closing dates sneak past you:

Oct. 14: “Represent: Celebrating Indiana’s African-American Artists,” Indiana State Museum. This artwork, made by African-Americans with Hoosier connections, seems to wear heart and soul on its sleeve. History, social justice, tradition, community and hope are all right there. Jan. 20, 2013: “Amazing Maize: The Science, History and Culture of Corn,” Indiana State Museum. Speed through 10,000 years of evolution in a single visit and learn about the scientific, cultural and economic significance of corn. Jan. 27, 2013: “An American Legacy: Norell, Blass, Halston and Sprouse,” Indianapolis Museum of Art. Example of fashion footprint Hoosiers have left on the world.

“Hot Wheels for Real,” The Children’s Museum. Full-size versions of the popular children’s toys pay homage to their creator, Mattel designer Ira Gifford. Feb. 5, 2013: “You Are There 1920: Busted! Prohibition Enforced,” Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center. Be a bootlegger, and get “caught” in the act during a reenactment of Indianapolis’ largest hooch raid, on Dec. 9, 1920. Feb. 10, 2013: “National Geographic: Greatest Photographs of the American West,” Eiteljorg Museum. See archive photographs dating to 1888, when the National Geographic Society began documenting the West in articles and pictures.

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Sept. 2: “Painters and Photography, Bonnard to Vuillard,” Indianapolis Museum of Art. The early users of the hand-held camera were avantgarde painters in Europe who started a revolution by experimenting and recording their lives in a way that had never been done. This exhibit includes 210 photographs from seven artists of the late 19th century. Sept. 29: “You Are There 1950: Making a Jewish Home,” Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center. Costumed interpreters portray real Indianapolis people who experienced the horrors of World War II in Europe and relocated to America to start new, successful lives.

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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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