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William Hayden English: Scion of the Circle City

William Hayden English, father of William Eastin, and the English family itself, are all well-known names among Indianapolis society and culture. Born in 1822, William Hayden English resided in Indianapolis until his death in 1896. Through the course of his life, William H. English became one of the wealthiest people in Indiana, and one of […]

Eckstein’s House of Awards: Successful Father and Son Business in Anderson

Eckstein’s House of Awards is a purveyor of trophies on a grand scale. Located in Anderson, Indiana, about a half-hour northeast of Indianapolis proper, Eckstein’s is one of many remarkable businesses in Greater Indianapolis. Owned by Dave Eckstein since 1964, it’s a model for small businesses in Indiana, remaining stable yet flexible enough to change […]

First Friday Art Walk Preview: July 2011

Put on your walking shoes and get ready to stroll through the Circle City; the July 2011 First Friday Art Walk is upon us. This city wide event gives Hoosiers a chance to seek out the latest in the Indianapolis art scene on a monthly basis. Every notable Indianapolis art gallery opens their doors to […]

Ability Ride for Easter Seals Crossroads: Get On Your Hog and Lend a Hand to People With Disabilities

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Motorcycle riders have long had a reputation as being surly rebels: hairy, leather clad Hell’s Angels roaring through the streets of America with anarchy and beer on the brain. But that reputation isn’t entirely accurate (though many of them are definitely hairy). Most motorcyclists simply live for the thrill of the open road and the […]

Calling All Videographers: Join the 2011 LIVE UNITED Video Competition

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Can you be creative with a video camera? Are you quite possibly the next Steven Spielberg? Does a catered lunch with 50 of your closest friends at the Indianapolis Colts’ Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center sound good? If you answered “Yes” to any of the above questions then we’ve got just one thing to say: […]

Quash at Flat 12 Bierwerks Supports Alzheimer’s Association

Flat 12 Bierwerks presents Quash: one part scavenger hunt, one part obstacle course and a whole lot of fun. This Indianapolis event aims to bring Hoosiers together in the quest to unravel Alzeheimer’s. Proceeds from Flat 12 Bierwerks Quash benefit Alzeheimer’s research and treatment by the Alzheimer’s Association. Head to Flat 12 Bierwerks in Indianapolis […]

Comemorate Slavery’s End at the Juneteenth Celebration

The Greater Indianapolis NAACP is hosting a Juneteenth Community Celebration this June 18, 2011 at the Martin Luther King Community Center. A fun filled day of community interaction, education and engagement for the entire family, the Juneteenth Community Celebration is a great Indianapolis event. This Indianapolis community event is designed to highlight the NAACP’s mission […]

2011 NUVO Cultural Vision Awards

NUVO Newsweekly prides itself on being “Indy’s Alternative Voice.” This free weekly newspaper is the go to place for Hoosiers looking for news and information about Indianapolis arts and culture. With a liberal slant, this paper pushes the boundaries in Indianapolis, particularly by recognizing creative people who contribute in unique ways to Indianapolis culture. The […]

James Spaulding, Jazz Sax and Flute Master, Famous Musician and Indianapolis Native

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James Spaulding, a master of the saxophone and the flute, is renowned in the savvy universe of American Jazz as one of its all-time top players. When it comes to famous people from Indianapolis, most specifically musicians from Indianapolis, players and composers of all genres are well-represented. Spaulding’s style relegates him to the “modernist” category […]

Joyce K. Jensen: Luminous Watercolors from Indianapolis

Joyce K. Jensen is a contemporary realist painter based out of Indianapolis who works primarily in watercolor. Her award-winning watercolors are known for their attention to detail and for the depth and brilliance of their colors. Genres include still-lifes, portraits and landscapes, and this Indianapolis artist has created a popular series featuring vintage toys, maps […]

Rosevelt Colvin: Boilermaker, Bear, Patriot, Fishers Resident

Many Indianapolis sports figures live close to the Circle City in the affluent suburb of Fishers, Indiana, including Dahntay Jones, Austin Croshere, and Alan Henderson. Most of these players aren’t originally from Indianapolis; they’re free agents from other places who happened to end up on an Indy sports team, and their residence in Fishers is

Mayor James Brainard, Carmel

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Born in quaint Bristol, Indiana, Mayor James Brainard grew up only moments away from the Michigan border. His father was a band director at the nearby Elkhart schools, where Brainard attended. He dawned the French horn early in his schooling, and attended Butler University with hopes to play his instrument professionally. Butler’s robust performing arts […]

Ruth Fertel: The Grande Dame of the Steakhouse Business

We all know that Ruth’s Chris Steak House offers one of the finest meat eating experiences in Indianapolis, but few people know of the sacrifices, ingenuity, and desperation that came into play for the creation of this ubiquitous chain. Forty five years after its inception, Ruth’s Chris Steak House has over 120 locations spread throughout […]

Massage for the Cure Event Joins Massage Envy and Susan G. Komen for the Cure

PRESS RELEASE: Indianapolis, Indiana – On Tuesday, September 14, 2010, Massage Envy will team up with Susan G. Komen for the Cure to help win the fight against breast cancer by hosting Massage for the Cure. During this national one-day Indianapolis event, Massage Envy centers will offer $49 one-hour therapeutic massage sessions, with $15 from […]

Dan Plesac: Former Major League Baseball Player

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Dan Plesac was born February 4, 1962 in Gary, Indiana. He is a retired Major League Baseball player, and currently works for the MLB Network as a studio analyst. Dan Plesac discusses the art of pitching while with Comcast Sportsnet Chicago. Plesac attended Crown Point High School in Crown Point, Indiana his first two years […]

Boy Scouts and Indiana State Fair Honor 100 Years of Scouting

INDIANAPOLIS – In celebration of its 100th anniversary, The Boy Scouts of America is teaming up with the Indiana State Fair to offer several scouting displays and demonstrations during the state’s largest multi-day event. The scouting displays dispersed about the Indiana State Fairgrounds are just some of the must see Indianapolis events at this year’s Indiana State […]

Drake Headlines the Indiana State Fair Music Acts

INDIANAPOLIS – Drake is “The New Face of Hip-Hop” according to the New York Times, which also states that “emotions are what fuel (him).”  Now, the up-and-coming rapper brings his act to the Indiana State Fair’s Hoosier Lottery Grandstand on Aug. 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Drake released his highly anticipated debut […]

Melvin Bullitt: Indianapolis Colts Fan Favorite

Melvin Bullitt was November 13, 1984 in Bryan, Texas. He is entering his fourth season as defensive back for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League. Bullitt attended Naaman Forest High School in Garland, Texas, where he was voted Team MVP after totaling 78 tackles, 43 solo, five passes defensed, three interceptions, three fumble […]

Jerraud Powers: Indianapolis Colts Blossoming Cornerback

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Jerraud Powers was born July 19, 1987 in Decatur, Alabama. He’s entering his second season as a cornerback for the Indianapolis Colts in the National Football League. Powers attended Decatur High School, where he started all four years. As a senior, he made 46 tackles with four interceptions, and was named a Montgomery Advertiser All-State […]

Clint Session: Indianapolis Colts Linebacker

Clint Session was born September 22, 1984 in Pompano Beach, Florida. He is entering his fourth season in the National Football League, and is the starting outside linebacker for the Indianapolis Colts. Session attended Blanche Ely High School in Pompano Beach. He was a four-year letterman, and led his team to the Florida State Title […]

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