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Community Spotlight

March 2012

Congratulations to the Indianapolis Children's Choir on a Spectacular Performance at Super Bowl XLVI!

Do you know who those 45 kids were who took the stage to sing the national anthem with Kelly Clarkson at Super Bowl XLVI? They were members of the Indianapolis Children's Choir's two most advanced choirs, representing the 119 singers who couldn't be there. The NFL requested 45 advanced singers – no more, no less. The anthem singers handled their opportunity of a lifetime with artistic excellence second to none, but all of the singers are a shining example of the best of what music education offers a child – confidence, discipline, and grace.

There was a palpable reticence in the air on their regular Monday rehearsal the evening after the big game. Slowly, the singers became one again as a young singer who did not perform on the world's largest stage said: "Can we clap for the kids who got to do it?" Bravo to them all.

The Music Man Comes to Beef & Boards! April 12-May 25

This all-American classic musical comedy is the tale of a lovable conman who-in order to sell musical instruments-convinces the town he can teach their children to play. The only problem is, he doesn't plan on falling in love and he can't play a note! With an exquisite Meredith Wilson score, The Music Man will have you marching in the aisles.

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Couched Constructions Will Move Viewers Beyond Their Comfy Seats

Herron School of Art and Design and the JCC Offer Joint Programming Hinged on Sustainability

Sometimes a couch is just a piece of furniture and sometimes, through the eyes of a visionary, a couch becomes a source of alternative building materials, a commentary on our prodigious solid waste stream and a view into the lives of the most economically disadvantaged citizens of our city.

Couched Constructions, a new exhibit opening at Herron School of Art and Design's Eskenazi Hall on March 2, will challenge the viewer's concept of the couch's purpose. The free public reception begins at 5:00 p.m. through 8:00 p.m. outside the Berkshire, Reese and Paul Galleries in Herron's Grand Hall. The exhibition continues through April 19.

Couched Constructions: Part 2 opens March 6 and runs through May 4 at the Arthur M. Glick Jewish Community Center. The public is invited to a reception on Wednesday, March 21, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for complimentary refreshments and the opportunity to meet the artists in the JCC Art Gallery. The Arthur M. Glick Jewish Community Center is located at 6701 Hoover Rd. on the north side of Indianapolis.

The works in both shows are being created out of couches retrieved from the curbsides of Indianapolis. They are meant to be explored by visitors who may reconsider their relationships to conventional items and, in a broader sense, to the ephemera of our lives. The exhibits implore us to rethink the purposefulness of standard objects and to find ways to reuse them.

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