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Archives for June 2010

Naturalization Ceremony

Becoming a United States citizen is a long and arduous process for those not born a citizen of America. The lucky few who are able to complete the entire process can rightfully say that they know more about United States history than most students in public education. Friday, July 2 the process ends for some […]

Summer Nights Film Series: Stella Dallas

The Indianapolis Museum of Art’s Summer Nights Film Series continues Friday, July 2, 2010 with the 1937 classic Stella Dallas. This black and white tear jerker about mother daughter relationships is sure to enlighten this Friday at the IMA’s outdoor amphitheatre. Indianapolis peopleare invited to show up at 6:00 pm or 6:30 pm (depending on […]

Made By Hand at the Indiana State Library July 1

Thumbing through paperbacks while we bathe in the sun has become a celebrated part of Summertime. Whether you read classic literature, trashy romance or spine tingling suspense, there is no better time to get caught up in fiction than during the lazy days of Summer. Often, we take for granted the fact that books are […]

The Last Good Year: Swaggering Riff Rock from the Heart of Indianapolis

If you missed seeing Lynyrd Skynyrd at the Verizon Wireless Music Center last week, don’t throw away your denim jacket just yet. Luckily, Indianapolis is home to bands that play virtually every type of music under the sun, and one Indianapolis band in particular plays the kind of balls to the wall, big riffing, hook […]

Indy Underground Reading Series Presents Donald Ray Pollock, Andrew Scott, The Brick Windows: Stories, Revelry, Rock N’ Roll

It’s not every day that you find stellar literary events in Indianapolis. Yes, the city was the birthplace of everyone’s favorite off the wall sci-fi genius, Kurt Vonnegut Jr., and the most famous Hoosier bard of them all, James Whitcomb Riley, but other than that the Circle City doesn’t have too much of a literary […]

Indianapolis Breakfast Restaurants: Farm-Fresh and Fabulous

Breakfast restaurants in Indianapolis range from the tried and true down-home country restaurants to the trendy organic brunch buffets and everything in between. Food lovers in Indiana and throughout the Midwest lean toward restaurants offering farm-fresh menu items when choosing their favorite breakfast spots, and hungry Hoosiers in Indianapolis are no exception. The breakfast restaurants […]

Eyes Need Protection From Sun’s Damaging Rays

By Vicki K. Hermansen: INDIANAPOLIS – Summer has officially arrived, allowing more time for outdoor pursuits, including playing and watching Indianapolis sports, working in the yard and vacationing at the beach. While most adults – and some Indianapolis kids – know the importance of protecting their skin with sunscreen, not everyone knows the importance of […]

Cafe Patachou Restaurant in Greater Indianapolis, Indiana: The Art of Fresh

Indianapolis‘ Cafe Patachou Restaurant has a nice slogan to describe themselves: “A Student Union for Adults since 1989.” Winner of several auspicious awards, the Cafe Patachou is considered by Hoosier foodies in the know about restaurants in Indianapolis to be one of the best breakfast spots in Indy, if not the entire state of Indiana. […]

Zanna-Doo: The Most Prolific Cover Band in Indianapolis

Indianapolis music is rife with cover bands, lots of them geared toward a specific genre of music. Bands like Dave and Rae, Band Wagon, and American Cheese perform their own versions of hit songs, getting the Indianapolis nightlife scene moving and shaking to the tunes they know and love. However, there’s no Indianapolis band as […]

Eric Clapton and Roger Daltrey: Living Legends of Rock to Perform at Verizon Wireless Music Center July 2

Indianapolis kids these days don’t have proper respect for classic rock. To them, the genre is all about old fuddy-duddies crooning about the Vietnam War, over the top guitar solos, washed up musical fossils playing songs that no longer have any relevance to this day and age, stale chord progressions, and tried and true conventions. […]

Indians Win Big in Record Setting Day at Victory Field

It got ugly early at Victory Field in downtown Indianapolis Sunday afternoon as the Indians gave the fans a treat like nothing seen before at the Vic. All kinds of season and stadium records were set for the Indianapolis Indians as the team explodes for one of their biggest offensive days in club history. Tribe […]

Slothpop: Slouching Towards Indianapolis Music Fame

What kind of music would you expect to hear from a band called Slothpop? Slow, chugging stoner metal? Woozy dream folk a la Beach House? A severely drugged up Britney Spears? Luckily for Indianapolis music, the real Slothpop sounds nothing like these possibilities; instead, Slothpop creates unique, layered soundscapes that draw the listener in with […]

James Sibley and Stewart Huff at Crackers Comedy Club in Broad Ripple

Broad Ripple Village, north of Indianapolis downtown, is a hub of Indianapolis nightlife and Indianapolis shopping. This Indianapolis cultural district is home to one of two Crackers Comedy Clubs in Indianapolis, making a great place to go for a few chuckles. June 30 to July 3 James Sibley and Stewart Huff double team Crackers Comedy […]

Tim Gaither Headlines Crackers Comedy Club Downtown

Indianapolis nightlife gets funny with Crackers Comedy Club in Indianapolis downtown. This week comedian Tim Gaither takes the stage at Crackers Comedy Club in Indianapolis downtown June 30 to July 3. His homegrown humor is sure to disarm, as he drawls his jokes out with perfect timing and a charming southern accent. Offering a unique […]

Dedication of Glick Peace Walk on Indianapolis Cultural Trail

The Glick name is plastered across Indianapolis, usually connected to Indianapolis arts and humanitarian efforts. The wealthy Hoosier family has contributed greatly to the revitalization of the Circle City, and their contributions seem never ending. Wednesday, June 30 the Indianapolis Cultural Trail celebrates the dedication and illumination of the Glick Peace Walk starting at 8:00 […]

Abstract Artistry by Marianne Glick at A to Z Cafe July 1

Get ready to be energized and inspired. From 5:30pm until 6:30pm on Thursday, July 1, 2010 art lovers will gather at the A2Z Café on 96th Street to behold the beautifully abstract, mixed-media paintings of Indianapolis artist, philanthropist and business person, Marianne Glick. With an exhilarating blend of color and texture, Glick’s work is a […]

Crooner Michael Buble Plays Conseco Fieldhouse June 29

Conseco Fieldhouse may be home to the Indiana Pacers and the Indiana Fever, but this Indianapolis attraction also doubles as a fantastic touring venue for the hottest Indianapolis music acts year round. Tuesday, June 29 Michael Buble takes the stage at Conseco Fieldhouse in his fantastic new concert experience the “Crazy Love Tour.” With a […]

Glass Halo: Champions of Birdy’s Rock the Circle City

Combining inspiring lyrics, anthemic choruses, catchy pop structures, winding, driven guitars, and an excellent stage presence, Glass Halo is currently on top of the charts in Indianapolis. The band is a pretty standard four piece ensemble – two guitars, bass, and drums – that writes fairly standard radio rock songs, but they’ve managed to work […]

Indianapolis Colts: Pierre Garcon

Pierre Garcon was born August 8, 1986 in Carmel, New York.  He is entering his third season as a wide receiver of the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League. Garcon started high school in New York, but transferred to John I. Leonard High School in Greenacres, Florida before his sophomore year.  He was a […]

MojoStock 2010: Cool Music, Good Cause, Great Festival

What are the best parts of summer? Some would say it’s the bright sunshine, the way everything is alive, vibrant, and green, the warm wind through your hair, or the way everything seems more relaxed during the summer. Some people give the bevy of live music the vote, especially in Indianapolis, where it seems there’s […]