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Wicked the Musical: The Story of Oz before Dorothy

The Wizard of Oz is one the most popular stories ever. Yet despite the enchanting story that it tells, there remains an untold backstory. Wicked is that story. And it’s playing through Sunday, December 1st at the Old National Centre in downtown Indianapolis. Based on a novel by Gregory Maguire, Wicked tells the story of […]

Circle of Lights 2013: Where Will You Be when the Switch is Flipped?

It’s that time of year again, when Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis comes to life with an unmistakable sparkle— it’s pretty hard to miss a 242-ft tall Christmas tree, after all! The Circle of Lights® happens on each year on the first Friday following Thanksgiving, and for 51 years and counting, it remains one of […]

See the Centennial Christmas Exhibit at the Lilly House

This isn’t your typical Christmas at the Lilly House. Unlike recent years, where the focus has been on recreating the decorating traditions of the 1930s and ‘40s, this year’s theme will turn to the first decade of the twentieth century for inspiration. It is a culmination of the year’s observance of the 100th anniversary of […]

Can’t Wait ’til Black Friday? Mass Ave Midnight Shopper Starts Nov 22

For some people, Christmas can never come soon enough. For anyone who falls into this category, Mass Ave in downtown Indianapolis is THE place to be on November 22. This year marks the 12th anniversary of Mass Ave Midnight Shopper, an annual event in which stores along Mass Ave keep their doors open until midnight […]

Butler Ballet to Present 29th Annual Production of The Nutcracker

The Butler Ballet will hold its 29th annual production of The Nutcracker on Thursday, December 5 at Clowes Hall. This fun holiday tradition will feature over a hundred dancers dressed in colorful costumes, amazing scenery, and the music of Tchaikovsky performed by the Butler Symphony Orchestra. All dances are choreographed by Butler University Department of […]

The Happy Gilmore Theory for Colts’ Early Struggles, Come-from-Behind Wins

The good news is, they came from behind late after falling behind early, beating the Tennessee Titans on the road 30-27. The bad news is, they came from behind late after falling behind early…again. Which begs the question, why does this keep happening? There are so many theories to why the Indianapolis Colts continue to […]

Noblesville Voted 4th Best Small City in U.S.

When it comes to places to live, bigger isn’t always better. For many Americans, things like noise, traffic and a high cost-of-living are reason enough to seek out life on a smaller scale; which begs the question, “If not here, then where?” noblesville Try Noblesville, Indiana. This small city of roughly 55,000 was recently ranked […]

A Case Study in Midcentury Modern Architecture

Open up any architecture magazine these days and it becomes quickly apparent that the Midcentury Modern movement has returned with a vengeance. Architectural Gem – Treasure Map With its flat planes, large glass windows and open spaces, Midcentury Modern reflects the ideals of a handful of mid-20th century architects who believed that a forward-looking style […]

Colts Promote Da’Rick Rogers to Active Roster

The Indianapolis Colts are hoping someone, indeed anyone, will step up at the wide receiver position to fill the void of talent that was left when the team’s best receiver, Reggie Wayne, went down with a season-ending knee injury in the Colts’ victory over the Denver Broncos over 3 weeks ago. Might Da’Rick Rogers be […]

Improvement Seen in Greater Indy Housing Market

The housing market affects each and every one of us, whether directly or indirectly, since it is such a huge part of the economy. If the economy is like a patient in recovery, then the housing market is like a vital sign, and a very vital one at that. That’s why we like to keep […]

The 8th Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship Exhibition

The Eiteljorg Museum kicked off its 8th Biennial Contemporary Art Fellowship exhibition on Friday. The event, which is officially entitled “Red: Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship 2013,” runs through February 2, 2014, and will feature the artwork of 5 contemporary North American indigenous artists, a dance party on Friday, and comedy improve acts on Saturday. About […]

Welcome Back! Yats Back in Business w/ New Mass Ave Address

Massachusetts Avenue just wasn’t the same when Yats left the location it had occupied for 11 years in spring of 2013. The announcement that Yats would be closing its doors at 659 Massachusetts Ave. came as a shock to just about everyone in the Mass Ave cultural district. But there was no other choice when […]

Ann Katz Festival of Books and Arts Celebrates 15th Anniversary at JCC

The annual Ann Katz Festival of Books and Arts celebrates its 15th anniversary this year at the Jewish Community Center. This 3-week community celebration features special guest appearances by local, national and even internationally renowned authors, who will speak and answer questions about their latest books, which by the way, are also available for purchase […]

Butler Dance Students Show Creative Side at Student Choreography Showcase

The dance program Butler University is perhaps best known for ballet performances. But pirouettes and ballerinas are not what you’ll see Friday at Lilly Hall. Instead, dance students will be given a chance to show their creative side in the Student Choreography Showcase. This once-a-year event allows students to take all they have learned and […]