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Labor Day Street Fair Brings Jazz, Vittles to Indianapolis

So it’s Labor Day weekend and the whole family is coming to Indianapolis to visit. Uncle Miles is a jazz aficionado who has every Blue Note release and a prized first pressing of Giant Steps that he can’t stop talking about. Your sister is from the New Orleans area and eats so much Cajun food […]

Kings of Leon, The Black Keys, The Whigs at the Verizon Wireless Music Center

The 2003 version of Kings of Leon would be at home in any shady Indianapolis bar with their rootsy garage stomp; their sound was rockabilly with a modern edge, loud and fast but laced with a back country twang. The 2010 Kings of Leon, on the other hand, are better suited to the most massive […]

Indianapolis Music Events 8/26 to 8/29: Battle of the Media Bands, Twin Cats, and More

This weekend in Indianapolis music, the Indianapolis media machine arms itself with guitars and drum sticks, a pair of groovy felines return to Indy‘s best hippie bar, and famous Indianapolis bluesmen pay tribute to an influential fallen master. It may be a bit of a slow weekend in Indianapolis, but that doesn’t mean you can’t […]

Review: 2010 Fringe Festival, Part Two

IndyFringe Theatre Festival continues on Mass Ave in Indianapolis and so do the reviews. Archy and Mehitabel The best kept secret of this year’s IndyFringe Festival and perhaps the biggest gem of the 2010 line up, Archy and Mehitabel features Canadian performer Jeff Culbert in an adaptation of the famed columns from journalist Don Marquis, […]

Unconventional Restaurants Around Indianapolis: Try Something Different Tonight

You can find almost anything you want at an Indianapolis restaurant. If you’re looking for authentic sushi, go to an Indianapolis Japanese restaurant; if burgers and fries are more your thing, head for an Indianapolis American restaurant. But if you want something slightly off kilter and a little unorthodox, Indianapolis has restaurants for that too. […]

Coffee Shops and Cafes Around Indianapolis

There’s an Indianapolis restaurant to suit every palate and every whim, but sometimes the food isn’t the main draw to a restaurant. Sometimes patrons just want to sit in comfort and while away the hours with conversation, cards, and maybe a little live music. That’s where the time honored business of slinging coffee comes into […]

Review: 2010 Fringe Festival, Part One

The IndyFringe Theatre Festival in Indianapolis downtown on Mass Ave is going on now. With 48 shows from Indianapolis performing arts groups as well as companies from across the nation and around the globe, the IndyFringe is stronger than ever. In my first weekend of attendance, I caught ten great shows at six different Indianapolis […]

Indiana State Parks: Acres and Acres of Things to Do

Though Indianapolis parks are usually more than enough to keep nature lovers in Central Indiana interested, Indiana state parks are where residents go to be truly immersed in the countryside. There are over 25 state parks in the Hoosier State, several of them within easy driving distance of Indianapolis. Below are a few of the […]

Massage for the Cure Event Joins Massage Envy and Susan G. Komen for the Cure

PRESS RELEASE: Indianapolis, Indiana – On Tuesday, September 14, 2010, Massage Envy will team up with Susan G. Komen for the Cure to help win the fight against breast cancer by hosting Massage for the Cure. During this national one-day Indianapolis event, Massage Envy centers will offer $49 one-hour therapeutic massage sessions, with $15 from […]

Indianapolis Music Events 8/12 to 8/15: Phish, Justin Bieber, Broad Ripple Block Party

This weekend in Indianapolis music, the most famous hippies of all time noodle their way to Noblesville, a tween heartthrob croons his way into the heart of pre-teen girls in downtown Indianapolis, and one of the coolest Indianapolis cultural districts gets down with it in the streets. Plus, the Indiana State Fair is in town, […]

Pike Township Real Estate Market Gains Ground in June, 2010

While real estate professionals would have obviously preferred to see sales move in a positive direction in June, it’s probably too much to expect in the aftermath of a 63-percent drop in pending sales that occurred just one month prior. Indeed, it seems clear that the Pike Township real estate market was still in the […]

2010 Indiana State Fair Highlights for Tuesday August, 10, 2010

It is going to be a hot one today at the 2010 Indiana State Fair in the Circle City capital of Indianapolis. But that is no excuse to keep you and your family away from the Indiana State Fairgrounds to take in all of the great deals, shows and food this year’s fair has to […]

Review: HART’s Two Gentlemen of Verona

Shakespeare in the park is a time honored tradition in the United States. Indianapolis’ Heartland Actors Repertory Theatre adds to this fabric each year with a free weekend of Shakespeare at the White River State Park. Last weekend marked this annual Indianapolis theatre event as HART produced Two Gentlemen of Verona in White River State […]

Owl Studios and Indiana University Announce the Emerging Jazz Artist Project

From Owl Studios: INDIANAPOLIS – Owl Studios is beginning a new jazz initiative in conjunction with Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Inspired by Indiana University’s strong tradition in jazz education in Indianapolis, Owl Studios has developed a one-of-a-kind program to benefit the unique talent collected within the Jacobs School of Music. The Owl Studios […]

Perry Township Sold-List Differential Holds Steady at 97 Percent in June, 2010

Unlike other townships in Indianapolis, Indiana whose total pending sales rebounded from the recent expiration of the federal tax credit for new home purchases Perry Township was not as fortunate. Total pending sales dropped 10.1 percent, from 69 in May to 62 in June, 2010. Compared to last June’s total of 120 pending sales, however, […]

Lawrence Township Real Estate Market Shows Signs of Life in June, 2010

In May, 2010 every township in Indianapolis, Indiana underwent a steep decline in the total number of pending sales. And to make matters worse, there were decreases across the board in total sales as well. Fast-forward to June, 2010 and the Lawrence Township real estate market proved there may life after the recent death of […]

Win a Trip to L.A. With Radio Disney Take Over

Want to give your kids a special treat to combat those back-to-school blues? Trust Conner Prairie, Indy‘s premier source on all Indianapolis childrens’ fun, to host an exciting give-away at just the right time. Up until August 31, 2010, head to Conner Prairie to get your child entered in the Radio Disney Take Over give-away. […]

Sales Down, Listings Up in Center Township – June, 2010

Unlike other Indianapolis townships that recorded increases in total pending sales, the Center Township real estate market would not be so lucky in June, 2010. After dropping nearly 33 percent in May, the total number of pending sales in Center Township dropped another 10.3 percent, from 108 in May to 97 in June. This was […]

Stutz Artists Association Presents Daring to be Different

The Stutz Artists Association offers a home to Indianapolis artists like no other. With both gallery and studio space available to Indianapolis art makers in the Stutz Building on the north side of Indianapolis downtown, this fixture of Indianapolis culture continually gives artists a chance to reinvent and explore as they change the landscape of […]

Last Week of Devour Downtown at Indianapolis Restaurants 2010

Don’t miss the last week of Devour Downtown happening now at Indianapolis restaurants across the city though August 15. Biannually the Indianapolis Downtown Restaurant and Hospitality Association sponsors the most delicious two weeks in Indianapolis culture. Dozens of Indianapolis bars and restaurants open their doors and their menus at discounted rates, giving Indianapolis people the […]