Brian’s picks – February 1

Internationally touring violinist Ariel Horowitz often plays with a passion and intensity that leaves her eyes closed and her brow furrowed, as online clips show. Plus, she frequently performs with a bit of the fluid body language of the dancer that she is off the concert stage. The 21-year-old Horowitz teams with vocalist Cathy Berns Rund in a Valentine-themed concert “All For Love” with the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Judson Erne Auditorium, 1400 25th St. in Columbus. Tickets are $5 to $50 at

The Martinsville-based Adzook Puppets, long a favorite whimsical troupe of local audiences, brings humor and more to the stage of the Columbus Area Arts Council’s free presentation of Old National Bank First Friday For Families at 6 p.m. Friday at The Commons, 300 Washington St. in downtown Columbus. The show is interactive, meaning your youngsters can help the characters tell their tale. Information:

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Brian Blair is a reporter for The Republic. He can be reached at or 812-379-5672.