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Houston You Have a Problem: Pacers Beat Rockets 100-91

Whether it was the Central Division-leading Pacers’ pounding defense, a seeming lack of willpower on Houston’s part, or all of the above, Wednesday just wasn’t the Rockets’ night. It was a night where Houston Shooting guard James Harden went 6-for-24 from the field against the Pacers’ Paul George, while George himself went just 4-for-17. And […]

NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship Tournament Returns to Indy

Time to break out the popcorn, ‘cause the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship Tournament is returning to Indianapolis on March 29 and March 31, at Lucas Oil Stadium. Yes, it’s that time of year again, when office productivity takes a plunge, and otherwise normal people are suddenly experts in ‘bracketology’. And nowhere is this […]

PBA Tournament of Champions Returns to Indianapolis After 51 Year Absence

After a 51-year absence, the PBA Tournament of Champions returns to its original roots in Indianapolis in 2013. Now at the midway point of the 2012-13 PBA Tour season, the tournament will take place at Woodland Bowl on the city’s north side on March 26-31. It’s a great opportunity to enjoy a snack and watch […]

Hoosiers Avoid Shocking Upset, Rally to Beat Temple

The Hoosiers were just minutes away from a shocking loss versus Temple as the clock ticked down on Sunday afternoon. But last-minute heroics from Victor Oladipo saved the day, advancing Indiana to the Sweet Sixteen for the second year straight year. Indiana University no doubt breathed a collective sigh of relief. The Hoosiers did not […]

Menopause The Musical: A Hilarious Parody of "the Silent Change"

Women would be advised to being water-proof mascara. By all accounts, Menopause The Musical is that funny, and it’s playing at the Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre starting March 27, 2013. This is one of those theatrical productions whose worldwide popularity arose by word of mouth. It offers a light-hearted parody of the hormonal turning […]

Scott Weiland’s "Purple to the Core" Tour Arrives in Indy March 23

Stone Temple Pilots and Ex-Velvet Revolver frontman, Scott Weiland, together with his latest band, The Wildabouts, will bring their Purple to the Core tour to the Egyptian Room at Old National Centre on Saturday, March 23. The tour officially kicked off on March 1st in Flint, MI, and is expected to hit some 20 cities […]

Stand-Up Comedian Bill Burr to Perform at the Egyptian Room

Bill Burr is hilarious. There’s really no simpler way to put it. And he will be performing live at the Egyptian Room in the Old National Centre on Friday, March 22. In his latest act, “You People Are All the Same,” he discusses the politics of gun ownership and buying a gun, arguing with women, […]

Colts Sign Veteran QB Matt Hasselbeck to 2-Year, $8 Million Contract

The Indianapolis Colts learned the hard way how valuable a backup quarterback can be when Peyton Manning was sidelined for the entire 2011 season as he recovered from his 4th neck surgery in 2 years. Without a starting-caliber backup, the Colts went 2-14 that year, with the number-1 overall pick in the 2012 draft as […]

Pacers Look for Second Straight Win Versus Magic

After avoiding a third straight loss, the Indiana Pacers will try to notch another consecutive win tonight as the face the Orlando Magic at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in downtown Indianapolis. And with just 15 games remaining in the season, crunch time has most definitely arrived. This is a time when the Pacers can’t afford to […]

The 15th Annual Spring Indianapolis Bead, Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show

The 15th Annual Spring Indianapolis Bead, Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show will take place at the Indiana State Fairgrounds‘ Agriculture/Horticulture Building on March 22, 2013 thru March 24, 2013. The show will feature gold and silversmiths from all over the United States, hand-picked jewelry dealers, classes and refreshments.  Hourly door prizes will be given away […]

Irsay Tweets Ignite Firestorm of Speculation about Possible Wideout

Just when we thought the Colts were done signing free agents, Jim Irsay ignites a firestorm of speculation by announcing on Saturday evening that the Colts were in serious negotiations with an as-yet unnamed team or agent to acquire an as-yet unnamed wide receiver. A Recap of Isray’s Tweets On his Twitter page, he tweeted, […]

Last Day for DivaFest at Indy Reads Books

DivaFest, a juried playwriting festival sponsored by the IndyFringe, makes its last appearance at Indy Reads Books, a small independent bookstore in downtown Indianapolis on Sunday, March 15, 2013. Story telling is perhaps the oldest form of entertainment in human existence. Long before there was cave art, there were stories. Even in modern times, there’s […]

Colts Cap Off Free Agent Spree by Signing San Fran’s Ricky Jean-Francois

The Indianapolis Colts capped off what was a whirlwind of activity in free agency by signing former San Francisco defensive lineman Ricky Jean-Francois to a four-year, $22 million deal. Francois originally visited Philadelphia, but left without a contract. But the Colts were able to reel him in. “Ricky is a quick, aggressive and extremely powerful […]

Leaping Leprechauns! It’s the Blarney Bash on the Georgia Street Boardwalk

Leaping leprechauns! It’s that time of year again when pints of green beer are suddenly in popular demand, at least for a day. And that can only mean one thing: It’s time to channel your inner Irishman and get ready for one heck of a St. Patrick’s Day celebration. The “Blarney Bash” takes place this […]

"Piaf Plus" Offers Gritty Cabaret Twist on Parisian Life

Dance Kaleidoscope, the longest running contemporary dance company in Indiana, offers a gritty portrayal of Parisian life at the IRT’s Upper Stage March 14-24, 2013. “Piaf Plus” is set to the music and vocals of famed French singer Edith Piaf. Watch as these talented DK dancers offer a contemporary twist on the French Cabaret style. […]

LaRon Landry Signing Completes Revamp of Colts Secondary

Another crucial piece fell into place for the Indianapolis Colts as they used free agency to address their defensive backfield, agreeing to terms with safety LaRon Landry. A former sixth overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft, Landry brings a physical presence to the Colts’ secondary that some might even say borders on being too […]

Civil War Demons Come to Life in "The Whipping Man"

“The Whipping Man,” a play by Matthew Lopez, is playing at the Indiana Repertory Theatre now through March 24, 2013. The stage is set 1865, as Jews across the country celebrate Passover in a post-Civil War America. Caleb DeLeon, a Jewish Confederate soldier, returns from the war badly wounded only to find his family missing. […]

Who’s That? Colts Free Agent Signings Lack Star Appeal

Maybe the experience of watching what was supposed to be a “dream team” fall to an 8-8 season in Philadelphia two years ago affected him. Or maybe breaking the bank on big-name free agents just “isn’t in his DNA”, to use his own words. Either way, GM Ryan Grigson and the Indianapolis Colts brain trust […]

Pacers Looking to Regain Swagger After Ugly Loss to Heat

After the 105-91 beat-down they received at the hands of the Miami Heat on Sunday night, the Pacers are looking to recover and start anew. At least they can take consolation in the fact that they beat Miami in the first two games of the series. I the upcoming week, the Pacers will face two […]

Enjoy Half-o-Ween Magic Show at Theatre On The Square

Experience the artistry and skill of close-up magic as professional magicians Francis Menotti, Corbett Troyer and Stitches Mad Clown as they bring you Half-o-Ween at Theatre On The Square on Tuesday, March 12, 2013. Attending a magic show is a great way to relax with friends, and enjoy the art of illusion. Emcee Taylor Martin […]