Archives for April 2013

Pacers Blow Opportunity, Fall 102-91 in Game 4 Versus Hawks

The Indiana Pacers had a chance to put the series to rest on Monday night. The Atlanta Hawks had other plans. Josh Smith put up 29 points to lead the Hawks to a 102-91 victory in Game 4 on Monday night. In doing so, he helped the Hawks survive a strong, comeback surge by the […]

Rolls-Royce New Drone Engine Contract Means Jobs for Indianapolis

The use of aerial drones for U.S. military operations abroad, and more recently, for domestic intelligence gathering operations, has come under increasing scrutiny in recent months. But there is an upside for the city of Indianapolis: British aerospace company Rolls-Royce recently won the federal contract to manufacture the engines for an upgraded drone Navy helicopter. […]

The Flaming Lips to Perform at Old National Centre

Experimental Rock band, The Flaming Lips, will perform at the Egyptian Room at Old National Centre in downtown Indianapolis on Monday, April 29, 2013 at 7:30pm. They will perform songs from their new album, The Terror, which was released April 16 in the U.S. It almost isn’t fair to call them one-hit wonders, although technically, […]

Colts Fortify Pass Rush in NFL Draft, Select Björn Werner with 24th Pick

“Primary target: Quarterback. Secondary target: Anyone in the way.” It is a message that appears on Björn Werner’s Twitter page. And it is a message that resonates with the Colts’ front office, as evidenced by the fact that they used the 24th pick in the NFL Draft on Thursday to acquire him. He is a […]

Indiana Beats Atlanta 113-98, Hits the Road for Game 3

The Atlanta Hawks had no answers for the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night at Bankers Life Stadium. They were outmatched in virtually every aspect of the game, and it showed. Wednesday’s win gives them a 2-0 lead in the playoff series. In just two games they have outscored the Hawks by a combined 32 points. […]

Lower Indianapolis Gas Prices on the Horizon

Indianapolis residents have benefited in recent days from lower gas prices, a trend that is likely to continue as we approach a time of year when prices typically begin to rise. This will provide relief at the gas pump in addition to helping the economy as Indianapolis consumers spend a greater portion of their incomes […]

Ladies and Gentlemen, Start Your Paws: It’s Mutt Strut 2013

Taking you dog on a walk is one thing. Taking you dog on a walk at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is quite another! The Motor Speedway will host Mutt Strut 2013 from 9:30am through 3:30pm on Saturday, April 27, 2013. This unique event represents a coming together of dog owners from all over Indiana and […]

Pacers v. Hawks in Eastern Conference Playoffs

What a season it was for the Indiana Pacers. Now, 49 hard-fought wins and 32 disappointing losses later, they will find out whether they have what it takes to go all the way as they face the sixth-seeded Atlanta Hawks in the opening round of the Eastern Conference NBA playoffs on Sunday at Bankers Life […]

Cookin’ Up Brazilian Jazz with Orchestra Jorge Amado

Attention jazz lovers: The Jazz Kitchen will host Orchestra Jorge Amado, a thirteen piece jazz ensemble dedicated to performing original compositions inspired by the life and literary work of famous Brazilian novelist, Jorge Amado. Famous Brazilian musicians, such as Jovino Santos Neto, Jayme Vignoli and Caio Sena, contribute to a sound that pushes the boundaries […]

Enjoy art, Music & Food at the Stutz Artists Open House

Enjoy art, music, food and more at the historic Stutz building in downtown Indianapolis as the Stutz Artists Open House takes place Friday, April 26 through Sunday, April 27. The 2013 event, which marks its 20th anniversary, will showcase the talents of over 70 artists who will open their studios to the public. It is […]

Get Ready for the 19th Annual WFMS Country Music Expo

For anyone who loves country music, there’s only one place to be, and that’s the West Pavilion of the Indiana State Fairgrounds on April 20, 2013, as the 19th Annual WFMS Country Music Expo rolls into town. Thew one-day event will feature a dozen of the industry’s top country music artists, including Austin Webb, Corey […]

The Butler ArtsFest: Revolution 2.0

Butler ArtsFest : Revolution 2013 will take place from Thursday, April 18 through Sunday, April 28 on the Butler University Campus. This annual festive will showcase the talents of Butler students and other professional Indianapolis artists as they perform art, dance, music and theater. This year’s “revolution” theme alludes to crushed uprisings, riots, repressive regimes […]

Lucas Oil Stadium to Add Luxury Box Seating & Digital Billboards

Lucas Oil Stadium is in for a few minor, but noteworthy, upgrades. The Indianapolis Colts recently announced moves to enhance luxury box seating capacity with the addition of two new luxury suites in the upper level of the stadium. Under the new arrangement, the Capital Improvement Board of Indianapolis will cover up to $2 million […]

Find Inspiration at the Indie Arts and Vintage Marketplace

It’s all happening under the white tents as the Indie Arts and Vintage Marketplace sets up shop in the Agriculture/Horticulture Building at the Indiana State Fairgrounds on Saturday, April 6, 2013. This unique event is part antique show, part flea market and part vintage art show. Sure, you could just head to the nearest retail […]

Become a Fugitive Slave on the Underground Railroad at Conner Prairie

What would you risk for your freedom? The Conner Prairie Follow The North Star experience allows you to become a fugitive slave on the Underground Railroad. Experience from what it was like to risk everything for your freedom. This is truly living history, experienced from a first-person perspective. It is an escape from the everyday, […]

Indianapolis Symphonic Choir to Perform at Clowes Hall

The Indianapolis Symphonic Choir will perform Friday, April 12 at Clowes Memorial Hall on the Butler Campus. They will be accompanied by the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, as they perform 20th Century composer Morten Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna and 18th century German composer Johann Sebastian Bach’s Magnificat. The choice of compositions is centered around the idea of […]

Capitalism, Government and the Good Society: A Discussion at Clowes Hall

Enjoy a heaping portion of ‘food for the mind’ as Professor of Economics, Russ Roberts, moderates a discussion entitled, “Capitalism, Government and the Good Society” Wednesday, April 10, at Clowes Memorial Hall on the Butler University Campus. The discussion is presented by the Butler College of Business and Liberty Fund. If there’s one thing the […]

Pacers Hope to Rebound After Back-to-Back Losses

For a while, the Indaina Pacers had the look of a team that was hitting its stride at just the right time, having won winning five consecutive games and eight out of their last nine. But then came two crushing losses to Oklahoma City and Washington and questions arose. But despite this, a Chicago loss […]

The Murat Shrine Circus: See What’s Happening Under the Big Top

The 250th Murat Shrine Circus is coming to Indianapolis April 11-14 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds Champions Pavilion. Since its inception in Paris, France in 1763, the Zerbini Family Circus has shared their talents with audiences around the world. Ten generations later, they’re still going strong. The show takes place under a European style Big […]

An Amazing Visual Epic: Flight of the Butterflies in IMAX 3D

No need to shoo the butterflies as they flutter so close to your face. While they may appear real, they are in fact only 3D IMAX butterflies. Flight of the Butterflies is amazing film that follows the flight of the monarch butterfly as it migrates from Mexico through North America and back, all in amazing […]