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Archives for February 2010

Zionsville Real Estate Report

Even Zionsville, with its brick-paved, downtown streets and charming, family-run shops wasn’t immune from the decline in the number of homes sold; a decline that has typified the month of January for most of Central Indiana. The total of homes sold dropped significantly from its December figure of 31 to a miniscule 9 in January […]

Westfield Real Estate Report

In what may be the real estate equivalent of a holiday hang-over the total number of homes sold in the Westfield real estate market dropped approximately 45-pecent, going from 29 in December to just 16 in January, 2010. But there was some good news for home buyers because the total number of Westfield homes for […]

Plainfield Indiana Real Estate Report

Over the past 6 months the graph representing the number of Plainfield homes for sale has taken on a u-shape, book-ended by the months of August 2009 and January 2010 which totaled 216 and 211 listings respectively.  Meanwhile, the line representing the total number of homes sold in the Plainfield real estate market took on […]

Marking Indy’s Monuments and Museums: Colonel Eli Lilly Civil War Museum

This week’s Marking Indy’s Monuments and Museums brings us to the heart of Indianapolis, Monument Circle. I won’t be talking about the Soldiers and Sailors Monument, which is the most recognizable landmark at the intersection of Meridian Street and Market Street. But rather what the Monument sits atop of, the Colonel Eli Lilly Civil War […]

Allan David Bloom, Author, Educator and Classic Philosopher from Indianapolis

Allan David Bloom was an influential philosopher, writer and educator born in Indianapolis in 1930. Well-known throughout Indiana and Illinois during his career, Bloom was made even more famous posthumously by his friend and colleague, Saul Bellow, who wrote a book based on Bloom, called Ravelstein. Bloom’s name now resides on many lists of famous […]

Sign Your Kids Up Now for Spring Break Camp: Archaeology, Action, and Art

Spring has almost arrived in the Circle City, and your Indianapolis kids will be ready for some fun in the sun as soon as the temperatures begin to climb. Now is the perfect time to get your child signed up for Spring Break Camp: Archaeology, Action and Art at Conner Prairie! This fun Indianapolis event […]

Madame C.J. Walker: African American Millionaire

Madame C.J. Walker is a notable Indianapolis person, whose name still stands high above the Circle City atop the Madame C.J. Walker Theatre in Indianapolis downtown. As an African American businesswoman, hair care entrepreneur and philanthropist, Madame C.J. Walker was the first female who became a millionaire by her own achievements. This strong African American […]

12th Annual Gospel Concert by Philharmonic Orchestra of Indianapolis

The Philharmonic Orchestra of Indianapolis celebrates Black History Month with their 12th Annual Gospel Concert this Sunday, February 27 at Pike Performing Arts Center. This Indianapolis music event is a favorite among Indianapolis people each February, as the Philharmonic Orchestra of Indianapolis welcomes familiar (and successful) faces back to Indianapolis. This Indianapolis performing arts event […]

Rock for Riley VI to Feature Julian Casablancas at The Vogue

Everybody knows that Indianapolis is a distinctly musical town. The Circle City has long been a pioneer of modern music, from the glory days of jazz along Indiana Avenue to modern day innovations in rock, rap, and electronica all throughout the city. Also an important part of Indianapolis history is the magnanimous philanthropy of Indianapolis […]

Indiana College Basketball Update: Robbie Hummel Out

March is a mere five days away, and you know what that means. Time to focus our attention on college basketball. Several colleges in Indiana have hoop teams that are vying for a place in the NCAA Tournament, set to begin on March 16. And two schools feature teams who have serious aspirations of playing […]

Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Presents The Listener

Introduce your Indianapolis kids to Indianapolis culture in a fun and engaging way this Sunday. The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra collaborates with Magic Circle Mime Co. to present The Listener this Sunday, February 28 at Hilbert Circle Theatre. This kid friendly Indianapolis music performance offers both classical music performances from the symphony and zany physical performances […]

Purdue Univeristy Welcomes Martha Graham Dance Company

Dance lovers, if you are willing to make the trek to West Lafayette, Indiana this weekend it just might be worth it. The world renowned Martha Graham Dance Company will perform at Purdue University this Saturday, February 27 at 8:00 pm. Martha Graham changed the way the world thought about dance. Now see her legacy […]

Indianapolis School of Ballet offers Dancing with the Masters

Still scrambling for unique weekend plans? Not that I haven’t already given you plenty of solid ideas, but here is one more. The Indianapolis School of Ballet is offering a one day workshop, Dancing with the Masters, this Saturday, February 27. This Indianapolis event comes with a few requirements, but is sure to be an […]

Indianapolis Music Events 2/25 to 2/28: John Coltrane Tribute, Harry Connick Jr., and Clifford Ratliff

This weekend in Indianapolis music, it seems the Circle City is returning to its musical roots. That’s right, there’s a host of jazz and blues concerts taking place all across Indy this weekend, and they’re not just limited to the three mainstays of the Indianapolis jazz community. First of all, the University of Indianapolis Jazz […]

Poems and Parables by Encore Vocal Arts

Encore Vocal Arts presents Poems and Parables, an evening of music and words that will inspire and enlighten Indianapolis people. This Saturday, February 27 the Meridian Street United Methodist Church will be filled with music and words in a unique concert. This Indianapolis music event begins at 8:00 pm and features the talents of humorist […]

Celebrate Black History Month with “A Celebration of Art”

Saturday, February 27, 2010, the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis squeezes in another Indianapolis Black History Month event with A Celebration of Art. This Indianapolis event is included in the price of admission to the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. From 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, let your Indianapolis kids experience the rich fabric of African American […]

Indy Filmmaker’s “My Bloody Wedding” at the IMAX Theatre

Indianapolis filmmaker Morgan Mead will screen his latest film, My Bloody Wedding, at the Indiana State Museum‘s IMAX Theatre on Saturday, February 26, 2010. The feature length film recently premiered at the Derby City Film Festival in Louisville, Kentucky. After screening at Indiana University in Bloomington, Ball State University in Muncie and Purdue University in […]

Beginning Genealogy Research at the Indiana History Center

Ever wondered where you came from? Maybe you are a distant cousin of English nobility or even the great great great grand child of a Native American warrior. The point is you will never know until you ask. Kick start your search for ancestry at the Indiana History Center’s Beginning Genealogy Research this Friday, February […]

Noblesville Indiana Real Estate Report

As has been the case elsewhere in Central Indiana, the Noblesville real estate market finally put an end to the downward trend in new listings, climbing back from a 5-month low of just 612 listings in December to 641 in January of 2010. While ‘positive’ in the purely statistical sense of the word, it is […]

Mooresville Indiana Real Estate Report

The number of Mooresville homes for sale went virtually unchanged at 144 in January of 2010 compared to last month’s total of 143. Fortunately, the number of homes sold took a nice little jump from last month total of 11 to reach 16 in January. Unfortunately, the average time needed to sell a home in […]