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Indy Jazz Fest Day 3: Simone Channels High Priestess of Soul

The High Priestess of Soul has an heiress. Nina Simone was one of the most influential jazz and soul singers in the United States. Known for her dynamic vocals, social consciousness, and inventive compositions, Nina Simone recorded over 40 studio albums throughout her extraordinarily long career, spawning classics like “I Put a Spell On You,” […]

Rock Stars, Cars and Guitars Closes September 12, 2009

Big doin’s at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis during September. Especially the children in Indianapolis won’t want to miss their last chance to rock out at the Rock Stars, Cars and Guitars exhibit, which closes Sunday, September 12, 2009. Their Indianapolis parents and grandparents should really tag along, too, since the whole shebang is in […]

Indianapolis Music Events 9/9 to 9/12: Girl in a Coma, Emily Wells, Indy Jazz Fest

This weekend in Indianapolis music, girl power cuts down corsets by the dozen at Radio Radio, Slothpop teams with another errant Indy songstress at White Rabbit Cabaret, and excitement builds for the upcoming Indy Jazz Fest. It’s yet another beautiful weekend in Indianapolis, and there’s plenty of musical goings on taking place around the Circle […]

Indy Jazz Fest Day 2: Preservation Hall Jazz Band Brings the French Quarter to Indy

Out of the dust of ragtime and marching bands arose the origins of jazz as we know it today. Marching band players took up reeds, brass, woodwinds, and drums to gradually mold one of the most dynamic and passionate styles of music, the type of music that is purely 20th century American. Indianapolis has its […]

ORANJE Exposition 2010: Squeeze the Juice from Indianapolis Culture

In September of 2007, an empty warehouse on Illinois Street was transformed into the center of Indianapolis art, Indianapolis music, and Indianapolis culture. For one night only, the warehouse was alive with vibrant art displays, music of all kinds and volumes, the chatter of hundreds of Indianapolis residents dissecting everything they’d seen, and the sound […]

Attention Realtors: FICO Scoring 101 Will Help You Close More Deals.

Empower YOUR real estate business… If you want to close more deals in 2010 and beyond then you simply MUST attend this free class. Knowing the in’s and out’s of credit scoring could mean closing even more real estate transactions. As you know, qualified buyers and borrowers are harder to come by these days as […]

Raul Midón Kicks Off 2010 Indy Jazz Fest at the Jazz Kitchen

The Indy Jazz Fest is in the blood of every Circle City resident; the rich musical heritage of Indiana Avenue can be found in corner bars throughout the Indianapolis cultural districts, floating on the breeze in Indianapolis parks, and buried under the footsteps of the thousands of commuters in downtown Indianapolis. As the Indy Jazz […]

8th Quadrennial International Violin Competition of Indianapolis Begins September 10

The International Violin Competition of Indianapolis is a career maker for many the aspiring violinist. The quadrennial Indianapolis festival is designed as a showcase for the world’s best violinists to compete for prestige and prize money; it’s also one of the most respected events of its type in the world. Winners of the International Violin […]

Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s Play LUNA Music, Release Buzzard Early

On their new record, Buzzard, Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s have trimmed the fat a little bit. “No violins or trumpets or additional drummers on this one,” frontman Richard Edwards said in a 2010 interview with the blog Pittsburgh Music Report, “Just a good ‘ol guitar album.” And a guitar album it is; […]

Girl in a Coma, Sick of Sarah, Hacienda, Neon Love Life at Radio Radio: A New Definition of Girl Power

Yes, women can do more than sing and play the bass. Historically in popular rock music, women have been denied the same right to rock that men have held for decades. Women couldn’t writhe shirtless on a sticky barroom floor, couldn’t tear the head off a living dove, couldn’t even blast through a searing metal […]

Indianapolis Music Events 9/2 to 9/5: Kings of Leon, Vampire Weekend, Audio Recon Showcase

This weekend in Indianapolis music, southern fried arena rock comes to Noblesville, Audio Recon shows off its stable of beat makers and trend setters, and a bazillion other shows fill Indianapolis bars with the sounds of the city. It’s a bit of a slow weekend in Indianapolis music wise; the city seems to be gearing […]

Fishers Real Estate Market Takes Hit in July, 2010

The Fishers real estate market took a hit as the total number of homes sold dropped an unnerving 43.6 percent, from 149 sales in June to just 84 in July, 2010. The last time we saw figures like this was in the depths of winter. Relative to July of 2009, when there were 152 sales, […]

Carmel Sees Big Decreases in Total Sales – July 2010

The Carmel real estate market followed suit with a majority of other central Indiana towns that saw significant decreases in total sales, albeit to a somewhat lesser extent. The total number of homes sold dropped 26.8 percent, from 149 in June to 109 in July, 2010. This is a smaller decrease of just 16.8 percent […]

Vampire Weekend, Beach House, Dum Dum Girls at IU Auditorium

Vampire Weekend is one of the most divisive bands to pop up in the past few years. Some say the band’s combination of Afropop and hip indie rock is danceable (which it is) and revolutionary (which is questionable). Others say the band is derivative, snobbish, and unworthy of the huge amount of attention they’ve received. […]