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Archives for September 2010

Current Exhibits and Events at the Indiana State Museum: A Knockout Indianapolis Attraction

The Indiana State Museum is a premier Indianapolis attraction which gathers and displays the history and culture of Indianapolis, and that of the Hoosier state of Indiana as well. This museum in Indianapolis is a great source of well-considered exhibits, and a popular destination for a fun, educational family activity in Indianapolis. Located in the […]

Market Data Suggests Central Indiana Real Estate Market Already Hit Bottom

Has the central Indiana real estate market already hit bottom? If not, are we anywhere near the bottom? As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words–or in this case, a graph. The above central Indiana data clearly shows that a bottom occurred in February, 2009. While there have been fluctuations, as would […]

Fall Harvest Festivals in Indianapolis and Environs: Colorful, Extravagant and Fun

Though hard economical times threaten to rear their ugly heads and have already arrived at the doorstep for some, Hoosiers from Indianapolis still manage to produce some wonderful celebrations. Fall harvest festivals in Indianapolis and its environs abound and it’s well worth the hassle of getting the family into the car to go be a […]

30th Annual Fiesta Indianapolis: Hola, Oye, Olé!

It’s going to be a big one. The 30th annual Fiesta Indianapolis convenes this year on September 18th, this Saturday, kicking off National Hispanic Heritage Month at Indianapolis‘ spiffy gathering place in the center of the Circle City, the American Legion Mall. Hoosiers representing all the varied cultures in the United States will be there […]

Indianapolis Music Events 9/16 to 9/19: Indy Jazz Fest Finale, Indy Irish Fest, ORANJE Exposition

This weekend in Indianapolis music, much anticipated Indianapolis festivals bring residents and visitors alike to the Circle City in droves. A week of hard bop, fusion, and New Orleans soul comes to a close with a bang; kilts, bagpipes, and sheep fill Military Park to the brim; and Indianapolis artists and musicians gather for a […]

Mesh on Mass Ave Restaurant: Substance and Style in a Downtown Indianapolis Restaurant

There’s a new restaurant in Indianapolis‘ arty cultural district, Mass Avenue. Mesh on Mass Ave is its name, and an atmosphere with a flair is its game, though fans will tell you the food is just as spectacular as the ambiance. Built to accommodate the pocketbooks of the up-and-coming, the prices are more than reasonable, […]

2010 Indy Jazz Fest Grand Finale at Optimist Park: Najee, the Mike Stern Band, Owl Studios All Stars, and More

The 2010 Indy Jazz Fest has seen a lot of star musicians from around the world come to Indianapolis to showcase the different mutations and combinations of jazz music in the 21st century. Raul Midón kicked off the Indianapolis festival on Monday with his breed of funk/soul influenced jazz, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band brought […]

2010 Indy Irish Fest Brings the Brogue to Military Park

Indianapolis has plenty of cultural festivals that celebrate the diversity of its residents. From the Middle Eastern Festival in July to the Indy Greek Festival on Labor Day, there’s always one Indianapolis event or another that allows Circle City residents to experience the best parts of another culture: the food, the music, and the people. […]

Indy Jazz Fest Day 4: PROLOGUE Featuring DJ Logic, Rob Dixon, and More

The inclusion of a slew of DJs in the 2010 Indy Jazz Fest may be a little bit of a head scratcher to some. Jazz is typically thought of as an instrument only genre, with no place for digital loops or electronic experimentation. These staples of the hip hop world superficially fly in the face […]

It’s All Happening at the Indianapolis Zoo this September

There are still lots of fun happenings at the Indianapolis Zoo in September 2010. Whether you go to play with the dolphins, stare at the Komodo dragons or soak in the beauty at the Hilbert Conservatory, spend a day at the Indianapolis Zoo this month and you’ll see why it is one of the top […]

Built to Spill, Revolt Revolt at The Vogue: Ancient Melodies Still Awesome in the Future

There was a time when Built to Spill was all over college radio. Their first major label release, 1997’s Perfect from Now On, garnered outstanding reviews from musical trendsetters Pitchfork Media, in addition to other musical outlets like Tiny Mix Tapes, Rolling Stone, and Sputnik Music. All of a sudden, the band was the indie […]

Indy Jazz Fest Day 4: Dee Dee Bridgewater Celebrates Billie Holiday

Not every entertainer can claim a position with the United Nations. One of several performers at the 2010 Indy Jazz Fest, Dee Dee Bridgewater is a Broadway star (much like fellow Indy Jazz Fest act Simone), Grammy winner, and jazz singer who was also named an ambassador to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization […]

Caspian and Metavari at Radio Radio: The Past and Future of Post Rock

I remember being blown away by the first Explosions in the Sky record I listened to. It was intricate, delicate, supple guitar lines flowed over solid bass and swelling cymbals, building the mood, building the tension until everything reached critical mass and exploded into this powerful, noisy cacophony of sound that felt imbued with purpose. […]

Conner Prairie Country Fair, September 18-19, 2010

As the seasons prepare to enter their annual transition from summer to fall, Conner Prairie says, Why not come out and play at the Conner Prairie Country Fair next weekend? It’s going to be tons of fun, and a fine way to wrap up summer in the great outdoors. Activities include Historic Base Ball, sack […]

29th Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts Fall 4-Wheel Off-Road Jamboree Nationals

Next weekend in Indianapolis at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, over 4,500 sports utility vehicles will be on proud display during the 29th Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts Fall 4-Wheel Off-Road Jamboree Nationals. The popular and noisy Indianapolis event will be a fun one for kids of all ages. Indianapolis kids and those from other nearby cities […]

Season Opener: Colts face their mirror image in the Texans

Hoosiers are bleeding blue once again this weekend. Sunday’s game at Reliant Stadium against the Houston Texans marks the beginning of a new season and, as Colts fans can attest, an opportunity to return to dominance. Having only missed one playoff of the 21st Century, the Colts are a model franchise. And sports fans of […]

Average Price of Carmel Homes Drops in August, 2010

As reported in an IndyStar blog post by IndyHomeGuy, the average price of Camel homes for sale dropped in August of 2010. According to the post, after peaking at $562,000 in November of 2009 the average active price began to slowly decline in the months that followed. In August it fell even more–1.7 percent to […]

Andy Warhol Enterprises: Pop Culture Deconstructed at the IMA

The Indianapolis Museum of Art has announced an attractive upcoming offering called Andy Warhol Enterprises, open from October 10, 2010 through January 2, 2011. This intriguing show deals with the mind and outpourings of Andy Warhol, and the manner in which he systematically imploded not only art, but cinematography, television, magazines, pop music and all […]

Jet Across the World with Take Me There: Egypt

Life in Central Indiana can sure get boring after a while. Sure, there’s plenty of cool Indianapolis things to do like going to an Indianapolis Colts game at Lucas Oil Stadium or making your eardrums bleed at an Indianapolis music concert, but anything can turn to routine after a long enough time. To avoid the […]

Rent vs. Buy: Which Makes More Sense?

If you’re a renter wondering whether it makes more sense to rent or buy then you may be interested to know that there are several advantages to home ownership. For starters, buying a home comes with the built-in advantage that each payment brings you one step closer to full ownership of the home. Compare this […]