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Dining Out For Life Hits Indianapolis Restaurants April, 29

Need an excuse to try that tasty new restaurant in Indianapolis downtown that you’ve been eyeing? Feel bad spending money in this havoc wrought economy? Well here is the perfect excuse. Dining Out For Life hits Indianapolis restaurants Thursday April 29, portions of proceeds support the Damien Center and hundreds of people living with HIV/AIDS. […]

Jeffrey H. Smulyan, Important Indianapolis Resident and Media Mogul

One of the most notable people from Indianapolis is well-known mostly in the business world. Jeffrey H. Smulyan runs one of the leading media companies in the nation, Emmis Communications Corp. The firm’s corporate offices are out of the bustling Indianapolis business district in downtown Indianapolis, but Indianapolis media is not its sole focus. As […]

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Broad Ripple Village

It’s almost May in Indianapolis, and as always, that means a month of non-stop fun centered mainly around the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race (Indy 500) activities. But before the Circle City dons its black and white and hits the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, there will be margarita-filled parties galore celebrating Cinco de Mayo, one of the […]

IMA Director’s Conversation with Architect Greg Lynn

The Indianapolis Museum of Art is an important Indianapolis attraction. Not only because the IMA opens its doors for FREE every day to all Indianapolis people, but also because the IMA staff programs events, lectures, films and all other types of entertaining and educational opportunities for the Indianapolis community. Wednesday, April 28, 2010, Director and […]

Elton John Celebrates Ryan White’s Legacy

In 1984, a young boy from Kokomo, Indiana was diagnosed with a strange and fatal disease. At the time, doctors and the community at large new little about this new disease, the human immunodeficiency virus or HIV. Ryan White’s youth and innocence made him a national poster child for HIV/AIDS, as it began to spread […]

Decorator’s Show House and Garden on Meridian Street

Driving up historic North Meridian Street offers a veritable feast of beautiful homes. With some of the most impressive Indianapolis real estate throughout the entire city, it is hard not to admire these magnificent mansions. But what would it be like to actually walk through the front door and take a look around the stunning […]

FHA Loan Requirements: Some Key Differences

With the recent demise of sub-prime lending borrowers with credit issues and borrowers with less-than-stellar credit have essentially one option for mortgage financing: FHA. So what is FHA and how does it differ from conventional loan programs? FHA is an acronym for “Federal Housing Administration”. The FHA mortgage insurance program was put into place by […]

Tips on Getting Pre-Approved for a Mortgage Loan

If you’re ready to buy your first piece of Indianapolis real estate then you should strongly consider getting pre-approved for a mortgage loan before starting your search for a home. There are several reasons for this: Most real estate agents greatly prefer to work with borrowers who are pre-approved because experience has shown them that […]

Review: Salvaged Layers

Collaboration is a buzz word at Butler University for theatre students cutting their artistic teeth. So when Butler University Theatre announced a collaboration with Ball State University students in the Department of Architecture, it seemed an exciting new take on a common idea. Each Spring, Butler University Theatre teaches a Site Specific class, where students […]

Review: Phantom Tollbooth by NoExit Theatre Company

NoExit Theatre Company is a burgeoning Indianapolis theatre group noted for taking risks in its performance schedule. From a new interpretation of Ibsen’s A Doll’s House called Elenora to a Victorian mod take on Sophocles’ Antigone, NoExit Theatre Company has no fear when it comes to reinventing classics. Their latest Indianapolis performing arts offering, The Phantom […]

Countdown to the Month of May in Indianapolis

As April draws to a close here in the Circle City, Hoosiers can officially begin to look forward to the month of May and all of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race (Indy 500) excitement that goes along with it. The 500 Festival, one of the biggest nonprofit organizations in Indianapolis, has planned a nonstop line-up […]

Indians Get Back at Bats; Win 6-1

The Indianapolis Indians gave the crowd at Victory Field something to cheer about on Friday night, and it wasn’t just the free fireworks after the game. The Tribe jumped out to a quick 5-0 lead by the end of the third inning, before costing to an easy 6-1 victory of the visiting Louisville Bats. The win […]

Indians Beat Up by Bats Lose 7-1

In what is becoming an all to common trend with our Indianapolis sports baseball team, the Indians were only able to come up with one run as they lost to the visiting Louisville Bats, 7-1. The game Thursday night at Victory Field in downtown Indianapolis had a great deal of buzz surrounding it due to […]

Mutt Strut: Dogs on the Brickyard

In addition to hosting one of the most anticipated events in Indianapolis sports all year, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway opens its doors for a number of Indianapolis community events. This Sunday, April 25, 2010, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway teams up with the Humane Society of Indianapolis for Mutt Strut, a fundraiser for the Humane Society. […]

Indianapolis Senior Center Players Presents Harvey

The Indianapolis Senior Center, located in Indianapolis downtown, enhances the lives of adults over fifty five with fun programing, health, recreation and educational activities. This Friday, April 23 marks the opening of their third annual Spring play. The Indianapolis Senior Center presents Harvey to Indianapolis theatre April 23 through May 1. Don’t miss this exciting […]

Indianapolis Parks, Garfield and Holliday, Offer Family Fun and Earth Day Celebration

Indianapolis parks are strategically placed throughout the Circle City, as a kind of oasis from the concrete jungle that Indianapolis tends to spiral toward. These green heavens not only provide beautiful landscape for walking, hiking, picnic and more, but also special events and programs to help Hoosiers get in touch with their naturalistic side. Garfield […]

Greenwood’s Ted R. Grossnickle Receives Spirit of Philanthropy Award

Inside Indiana Business reports that Greenwood’s own Ted R. Grossnickle was honored at the annual Spirit of Philanthropy Luncheon and Awards Ceremony today in Indianapolis. Grossnickle received the respected Spirit of Philanthropy Award for his tireless efforts within the Indianapolis nonprofits and charities communities. The Indiana University Foundation, at IUPUI and their Center on Philanthropy sponsored […]

Celebrate Earth Day with Power Recycling Weekend and the Earth Day Indiana Festival

Famous across the nation for their conservation efforts and awards, the Indianapolis Zoo could never pass up the opportunity to celebrate Mother Earth on Earth Day. This weekend the Indianapolis Zoo hosts two events to save the Planet: Power Recycling Weekend and Earth Day Indiana Festival at the White River State Park. These events are […]

Indianapolis Music Events 4/22 to 4/25: The Flaming Lips, Carnaval, and the Melody Inn’s 75th Anniversary

This weekend in Indianapolis music, the extravagant excess of Brazil’s Carnaval comes to the Circle City, a giant, confetti-laced hamster ball rolls through Bloomington, and a classic Indianapolis music venue celebrates 75 years of business. Yes, there’s plenty of awesome concerts and Indianapolis events happening this weekend in all six Indianapolis cultural districts, so be […]

Perennial Premiere Sale and Bonsai: An Exhibition of Living Art

Flowers, trees, fields, gardens and nature have all been the source of inspiration for celebrated painters. From Claude Monet to Vincent Van Gogh and even George Seurat, each artist has placed their own interpretation on nature the lenses of the paint brush. But who says the garden itself can’t be a work of art? Certainly […]