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Archives for August 2009

Governor’s Arts Awards to Honor Contributions to the Arts in Indiana

This year in Muncie, Indiana, the Governor’s Arts Awards will honor five different contributors to Indianapolis art and art around the state. The bi-annual awards ceremony will be held at the Cornerstone Center for the Arts on the campus of Ball State University and will feature live music, an awards banquet, and an arts exposé […]

America’s Next Top Bottom: Gay Friendly Fringe Offering

America’s Next Top Bottom is an irreverent comedy produced by and playing at Theater on the Square as part of the 2009 indyFringe Theatre Festival. I would call this the gayest show in Fringe, but that title has already been taken by Indianapolis‘ Ron Spencer’s other Fringe show, Mr. Charles, Currently of Palm Beach. Although […]

Love Me Tender: A Fringe Cuddle-Fest

Love Me Tender is a musical variety show at the Phoenix Theater in this year’s indyFringe Theatre Festival taking over Indianapolis downtown. A cover band, led by vocalist Randy Strand, plays some of the most cuddle inducing pop hits ever recorded. You can hear all your favorite golden oldies at this show including The Beatles, […]

Nevermore: Fringe Offering

Nevermore is a challenging literary piece on the Theatre on the Square’s second stage as part of the 2009 indyFringe Theatre Festival. This original script is Amy Pettinella’s first foray into Fringe. For a first attempt, Nevermore contained a fair amount of good raw material surrounding a solid idea. Nevermore starring Russell McGee as the […]

Indianapolis Home Sales Mostly Continue to Decline, but There Is Good News

The Indiana Association of REALTORS® recently released an Indianapolis real estate report on the July sales of homes in Indiana. Representing more counties than ever before, 93% of the Indiana housing market is now reflected in this report found at Indiana Is Home. IAR gathers their information from Indiana’s Multiple Listing Services and Broker Listing Cooperatives® […]

A Cynic Tells Love Stories: A Perfect Girl’s Night Out

A Cynic Tells Love Stories is a delightful one woman show currently playing at the Phoenix Theatre as part of the indyFringe Theatre Festival. Katherine Glover, who wrote and performs in this compilation of love stories from her own life, gets you on her wave length right from the beginning. A Cynic Tells Love Stories […]

Indianapolis Pianist Minju Choi to Perform at University of Indianapolis

Students at the University of Indianapolis are about to experience a musical treat. On September 2, the Music Department will present South Korea-born pianist Minju Choi at the Ruth Lilly Performance Hall in the Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center. Choi will be performing pieces by many influential composers, including Fauré, Liszt, and Haydn. The event […]

Courtyard in Marriott Place to Debut in Downtown

PRESS RELEASE: Aug 24, 2009 – The Courtyard Indianapolis Downtown in downtown Indianapolis, is part of Marriott Place, a unique, one-of-a-kind Indianapolis hotel development featuring five hotels with more than 2,200 rooms and 145,000 sq. feet of meeting space. The Courtyard Indianapolis Downtown is set to open March 2010 in downtown Indianapolis, capitol of Indiana. […]

Indians expecting their eight millionth fan this week at Victory Field

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Indians will most likely see the eight millionth fan at Victory Field during this week, as the Indianas return home for a 7-game home-stand. The Tribe is only 12,598 shy of the eight million mark, counting from the opening of Victory Field in 1996. The eight millionth fan will receive a […]

Cedar Rock Haunted Trail

For a spooky good time this Halloween, head to Cedar Rock Haunted Trail, located in the dense forests of  Jackson County. This bone-chilling attraction isn’t for the faint of heart and hails itself as the “longest, scariest haunted trail in the Midwest.” Since its inception several years ago, Cedar Rock Haunted Trail has lived up to […]

MLS Market Snapshot

Did your neighbors recently move and you’re wondering what was the selling price of their home? Are you looking to move to a new part of Indianapolis and curious what you’ll have to spend? Find out more about what’s going on in the Indianapolis real estate market by filling out this simple form. You will […]

The Praying Nun

Pulaski County, located not far from Indianapolis, is a tiny county not many Hoosiers are familiar with. But you may have heard of Pulaski County’s claim to fame–the Praying Nun. The town of Monterey, with a population of only about 230 in a quiet corner of Pulaski County, harbors its very own centuries-old ghost. While eerie and […]

Wuhnurth Music Festival to Bring Green Entertainment to Muncie

In September of 2009, the Wuhnurth (pronounced One Earth) Music Festival will take over the Water Bowl, an expansive outdoor music venue in Muncie, Indiana. The home of Ball State University will play host to a legion of Indianapolis music acts, including DJ’s, bands, dancers, and more, spread out over three stages and a massive […]

Indianapolis restaurants and the economy: fighting like the pioneers

How is the current state of the economy affecting Indianapolis restaurants? Citing the president of the Indiana Restaurant Association, John Livengood, Eyewitness News reports that sales are down between ten and twenty percent across the board. It’s tough, and there is much changing and scuttling about to adapt among Indianapolis restaurants. Some are closing, some […]

The Stetson Manifesto: One Cowboy’s Revolt

The Stetson Manifesto tells the story of a cowboy in a world that is passing him by; it plays at the Theatre on the Square as part of the 2009 indyFringe. The Stetson Manifesto seeks to explore what happens when traditions lose the respect they deserve and modernization takes over, making dedicated workers obsolete. Bill […]

House of Blue Lights

In a tiny town in Central Indiana, not far from Indianapolis, lie the remains of one of the most notorious haunted places in Indiana, the legendary House of Blue Lights. While the house itself that earned this ominous title fell victim to decay and neglect, the desolate stretch of land remains. The tale of the […]

Waiting with M. Godot: A Delightful Romp through Love

Waiting with M. Godot is a delightful conversation about love, redheads, and fine wine playing at Theatre on the Square as part of the 2009 indyFringe Festival. This original script by Ronn Johnstone delicately explores the nature of love between men and women as a man prepares to propose to his girlfriend at a French […]

Tortillo!: The Best Snack Foods Comedy in Fringe

Tortillo!, a new play by Casey Ross, is a hilarious romp through the snack food industry, playing at Theatre on the Square as part of the 2009 indyFringe Festival. This fast paced comedy is filled with intrigue, murder, and snack food statistics. The script plays a bit like Office Space at first glance. But as […]

Andrea Merlyn’s Greatest Hits (and Missus!): The Only Magic Show in Fringe

Andrea Merlyn’s Greatest Hits (and Missus!) is playing on Theatre on the Square’s second stage as part of the 2009 indyFringe Theatre Festival. IndyFringe has hosted this show since its flagship Indianapolis festival five years ago, making Andrea Merlyn a part of the Fringe’s  foundation. Taylor Martin is a big name in Fringe, and the […]

University of Indianapolis Hosts Sculpture Walk

Fifth Third Bank is sponsoring a special art event on the University of Indianapolis campus on the south side of Indianapolis, Indiana. The public is invited to take a self guided tour of twenty one sculptures placed outdoors on the downtown Indianapolis campus. The sculptures featured in the Fifth Third Bank Campus Sculpture Walk represent […]