Many notable Indianapolis people have contributions to the city's rich cultural history. Below are some of the latest stories of people in Indianapolis.

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 […]

Tom and Dick: Hometown Heroes, Indiana Basketball Legends

The Johnson County Museum of History in Franklin, Indiana is honoring the careers of Indiana basketball legends, Tom and Dick VanArsdale in a featured exhibit entitled, “Hometown Heroes: Tom and Dick Van Arsdale.” These 3-time NBA All-Stars, both Greenwood natives, enjoyed long, professional careers that spanned roughly 12 years. They played basketball at Emmerich Manual […]

Colts GM Ryan Grigson Named NFL Executive of the Year

Sporting News has named Colts general manager Ryan Grigson NFL Executive of the Year, capping off a surprising 11-5 season, and one the greatest turnarounds in NFL history. Grigson edged out Denver Broncos general manager John Elway in a 9-8 vote. The honor puts him in elite company, with the likes of Dan Rooney, George […]

The Recent Pep Hamilton Hiring and the 2013 Colts Offense

The Indianapolis Colts have hired former Stanford OC Pep Hamilton to fill the recently vacated offensive coordinator position that was left behind when Bruce Arians agreed to become the next head coach of the Arizona Cardinals. According to CBS’ Bruce Feldman, Hamilton recently interviewed for the head-coaching job at Oregon, but instead opted to reunite […]

Near Eastside Legacy Center Opens: Endowing Indy’s Eastside

While Super Bowl XLVI is already on the record books, the lasting legacy of hosting this national sporting event in Indianapolis continues to grow. Just two short days after the final pass was thrown at Lucas Oil Stadium, and the last beer was had on Georgia Street, the Near Eastside Legacy Center opens its doors […]

Super Bowl XLVI Village Events Jan. 27-29, Indy Downtown

Super Bowl XLVI rolls into town at the end of this month, and while the players of the main events are still to be determined the entertainment is all set. Visit the Super Bowl Village in Indianapolis downtown to take advantage of free Indianapolis music performance, street performers, vendors, games and more. Hosting the Super […]

January Events at the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library

In the name of Kurt Vonnegut, the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library hosts a variety of eclectic events in January 2012. He revolutionized the literary world with his stripped down, ramshackle observations about life in the 20th century. Many of his insights hold water today in relation to our society. He left his mark across the […]

Visionary Philanthropists Endow IU’s Glick Eye Institute

The Indianapolis Cultural Trail, the Indiana History Center, the Indianapolis Children’s Bureau and the Indianapolis Museum of Art: just a few of the cultural contributions made to Indianapolis by beloved philanthropists Eugene and Marilyn Glick. Recently, the Glick’s have turned their attention to Indianapolis health, endowing the Indiana University School of Medicine’s new Glick Eye […]

Frank Basile Book Signing at Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library

Businessman, philanthropist, art patron and author. What doesn’t Frank Basile do? As one of the most upstanding citizens in Indianapolis, Basile’s name is splattered throughout Indiana on Indianapolis art galleries and Indianapolis theaters. As the former Senior Vice President of the Gene B. Glick Company, an accomplished public speaker and contributor to the Indianapolis Business […]

Business Ownership Initiative of IN: Helping Driven Hoosiers

In today’s tough employment market, many Americans are creating their own opportunities. Self-employment and business ownership is on the rise as the entrepreneurial spirit takes seed in central Indiana. The Business Ownership Initiative (BOI) of Central Indiana helps guide new and seasoned business owners through the tumultuous waters of paper work, self marketing and everything […]

Crown Hill Walking Tour: Dillinger and Eastside Notables

Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis downtown is a treasure trove of notable Indianapolis people. This Indianapolis attraction is the final resting place for Jefferson Davis, Benjamin Harrison, James Whitcomb Riley, Booth Tarkington and more. Crown Hill Cemetery hosts a walking tour titled Dillinger and other Eastside Notables on Saturday, July 23 at 7:30 pm with […]

You Can Do It! (See Rob Schneider at Crackers Comedy Club, That Is)

“You can do it!” Doubtless, the audience at Crackers Comedy Club will throw out this old chestnut at least once a night during Rob Schneider‘s three night run at the classic Indianapolis stand up venue. The line is one of Schneider’s most famous, first uttered by his character in the 1998 Adam Sandler film The […]

William Eastin English: A Visionary Philanthropist

Born in Lexington, Indiana, just south of Indianapolis, Captain William Eastin English is the son of William Hayden English. Both men became forces to be reckoned with in the Circle City as well as the political arena in the United States. The well-respected father, William H., was appointed Speaker of the House of Representatives and […]

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

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

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 […]