Archives for March 2010

Mitch Daniels, Indiana’s 49th Governor

Born in Pennsylvania, Mitch Daniels‘ name nevertheless appears on the list of famous people from Indianapolis, since he is a resident of Indy. As the 49th Governor of Indiana, Daniels currently resides in the Governor’s Residence, but he and his family have a longtime history with the Circle City. Daniels graduated from Indianapolis’ North Central […]

Indianapolis Music Events 4/1 to 4/4: Big Dance Concert Series, Blank Slate Festival, and More

This weekend in Indianapolis music, the NCAA Final Four Men’s Basketball Tournament is bringing a slew of big name musical acts to the Circle City. That’s right, the Final Four is being held at Lucas Oil Stadium this weekend, and to celebrate, Indianapolis is throwing a big bash at the Lawn at White River State […]

William H. H. Miller, 40th Attorney General of the U.S. and Famous Indianapolis Resident

The 40th Attorney General of the United States was a longtime resident of Indianapolis, and Fort Wayne, also in Indiana, though he was born in New York. A respected member on the list of famous people from Indianapolis, William Henry Harrison Miller served in the office of U.S. Attorney General from 1889 until 1893, under […]

Ex-Vice President Dan Quayle: Funny, Famous Indianapolis Native

J. Danforth “Dan” Quayle became the 44th Vice President of the United States, serving under George H.W. Bush from January 20, 1989 to January 20, 1993. Like Abraham Lincoln, Benjamin Harrison and Charles Fairbanks, famous politicians who preceded him, Quayle is also a native Hoosier son. Dan Quayle was  born in the Indiana state capital […]

Big Dance Concert Series Celebrates Final Four

The Final Four comes to the Circle City, as the Butler University Bulldogs attempt to make Indianapolis sports history. But with this fun Indianapolis event comes with a host of fun things to do in Indianapolis. Head to the Lawn at the White River State Park in Indianapolis downtown April 2 to 4, 2010 for […]

IMA Director’s Conversation: Earl A. Powell of National Gallery of Art

The Indianapolis Museum of Art offers yet another stimulating Indianapolis art event on Thursday, April 1, 2010 at 6:30 pm. The director of the IMA, Maxwell Anderson, sits down with Earl A. Powell, director of the National Gallery of Art in D.C., at this Indianapolis art museum. This pair of directors in the latest IMA […]

The Good, The Bad, and the Raggedy Scavenger Hunt

The Indiana State Museum is a treasured Indianapolis museum for many Hoosiers. Indianapolis people can discover the treasures of the Indiana State Museum in a new way in the scavenger hunt, The Good, the Bad and the Raggedy. April 1 through April 30, 2010, head to the Indiana State Museum for this fun activity to […]

Spotlight Players Present When You Comin’ Back, Red Ryder?

The Spotlight Players of Beech Grove, Indiana offer When You Comin’ Back, Red Ryder? to Indianapolis theatre April 2 through April 18. This Indianapolis performing arts group gives community actors a chance to shine in fun, and often times, challenging pieces of theatre. Their latest production delves deep into the human psyche, questioning the very […]

Family Fun with Father Goose Downtown

Looking for some affordable fun for your Indianapolis kids this week? Look no further than the Indianapolis Public Library Downtown’s presentation of Father Goose, a musical trip through the rhymes and stories of Mother Goose. Singer and songwriter Paul Odenwelder leads this FREE Indianapolis event Wednesday, March 31 at the Indianapolis Marion County Central Library […]

Breakfast/Lunch with the Indianapolis Chamber President

The esteemed, Austrian-born management consultant Peter Drucker once remarked that, “More business decisions occur over lunch and dinner than at any other time, yet no MBA courses are given on the subject.” Indeed, social networking is a skill, full of nuances and tactics that when done effectively can achieve a very good Return on Investment […]

Train Plays Indy

Train performs at the Old National Centre (formerly the Murat Theatre) Wednesday, March 31 bringing rock to Indianapolis music this week. This American rock band have been in the charts since 1998, with no end in sight to their success. With an extremely solid following and a mellow sound, Train offers a fun and inspiring […]

Kevin Downey Jr. Takes the Mic at Crackers Comedy Club Downtown

Comedian Kevin Downey Jr. headlines Crackers Comedy Club in Indianapolis downtown March 31 to April 3. This wise cracking comedian offers a barrel of laughs in his stand up routine, which reflects his relaxed background living for most of his life as a poor college student. This loopy comedian offers a droll show punctuated with […]

Local Attorney Sues Fundex Games Ltd. For Trademark Infringement

Family-owned Fundex Games Ltd., a Plainfield, Indiana company, is being sued for trademark infringement by Jane Ruemmele, the creator of the card game “Chronology”.  While Ruemmele is a Marion County public defender she will not be representing herself in the case; she has instead hired Jonathan Polak of the Indianapolis law firm Taft Stettinius & […]

Lakes of the Four Seasons Golf Course: Play in Style in Northwestern Indiana

The secluded, private neighborhood/town of Lakes of the Four Seasons, Indiana is home to a wide range of amenities for its residents. Tucked away between Valparaiso, Indiana and Crown Point, Indiana, Lakes of the Four Seasons has the feel of a resort combined with the community of a small town. Part of the luxurious, laid […]

Character Comedian Etta May at Broad Ripple Crackers Comedy Club

Character comedian Etta May headlines Crackers Comedy Club in the Indianapolis cultural district Broad Ripple Village March 31 to April 4. Etta May trades on white trash, poking fun at an entire sector of the United States through imitation, which let’s remember is the highest form of compliment. This rough around the edges lady offers […]

Review: “Becky’s New Car”

The opening night of Becky’s New Car at the Indiana Repertory Theatre was a success Friday night; what an honor to witness such refreshing Indianapolis theatre. My theatre partner, Mike, and I made our way to Indianapolis downtown to catch the 7:30 curtain of this new play by Steven Dietz. I mentioned the story behind […]

Review: Hello, Dolly!

Saturday night found me north of Indianapolis downtown at Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre, a scion among Indianapolis performing arts venues, ready to enjoy their newest production, Hello, Dolly! Mike and I anxiously sat outside of Beef and Boards listening to the radio and our alma mater, Butler University, make basketball history for Indianapolis sports […]

Columbian Park in Lafayette, Indiana

Wildlife adventures, concerts, sports and even a water park are all a part of why Columbian Park has been a Hoosier favorite for over a century. A visit to this park makes for a short day trip from Indianapolis, because it’s located just 50 miles northwest of Indy in Lafayette, Indiana. The park offers several […]

Butler Bulldogs Win and It’s on to the Final Four in Indianapolis

If you were watching yesterday’s pregame show between Butler University and Kansas State, you would conclude there was really no reason for Butler to even show up. Kansas State, with a much better-known team, had better guards, better forwards and a better center. Oh, and also a better coach. Before yesterday’s game, it looked like […]

Circus Day Saturday at the Indiana History Center

You don’t have to wait for the circus to come to town to enjoy big top fun. Saturday, March 27 is the Ninth Annual Circus Day at the Indiana History Center, bringing three ring fun to Indianapolis kids and their families. Located in Indianapolis downtown, this Indianapolis attraction offers family fun at affordable prices. Don’t […]