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By Jay Harvey

Legally Blonde the Musical

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When: Nov. 16-25. Where: The Tarkington, Center for the Performing Arts, 1 Center Green, Carmel. Tickets & info: $22-25; www.the centerfortheperformingarts.org. One of my family’s favorite movies, “Legally Blonde” made its musical debut on Broadway in 2007. Carmel Repertory Theater presents the story of sorority star Elle Woods, who turns a boyfriend break-up into the pursuit of a law degree at Harvard. Probably happens all the time now, but it was rare back then.

The Carmel Repertory Theater puts on its take of the popular movie that starred Reese Witherspoon (right).

FRIDAY, AUGUST 31, 2012

A week of fundraising events will mark 85 years since the Madame Walker Theatre Center opened for business on Indiana Avenue. From Nov. 9 to 15, a series of lectures, films, parties and performances will celebrate the life and legacy of Madame C. J. Walker, a cosmetics millionaire who established her business in Indianapolis, where it flourished in the early 20th century. Highlight of the week will be a Nov. 15 performance of James Gavin’s “Stormy Weather: The Lena Horne

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Project,” starring Mary Wilson, one of the original Supremes. The celebration will open Nov. 9 with a 1927 Cotton Club Flapper Party and Casino Night in the Grand Casino Ballroom. Other events: Nov. 13 — IndyTalks program featuring discussion titled “Reimagining the Future of Indiana Avenue.” Nov. 14 — Documentary film on Walker, “$2 and a Dream” by Stanley Nelson, plus student question-andanswer session with Vickie Daniel impersonating Walker. ✭ Call Star reporter Jay Harvey at (317) 444-6402.

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B.B. King will be 87 years old when he takes the stage at The Palladium in November. King was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.

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When: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20. Where: The Palladium, Center for the Performing Arts, 1 Center Green, Carmel. Tickets & info: $43-$98 (student discounts offered); www.thecenterforthe performingarts.org. The King of the Blues will be 87 when he takes the stage at The Palladium. How can any fan miss the chance to see this legendary singer, songwriter and blues guitarist? King was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, and he continues to work his magic — he’s booked solid at venues across America.

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