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Georgia Street honorees. Who's missing?

December 16, 2011
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Was Cole Porter more influential than Wes Montgomery? Kurt Vonnegut more deserving than Lew Wallace? Should there been a place for Eugene Debs? John Wooden?
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More museum retail on the canal?

August 17, 2010
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The canal-side institutions are having trouble luring White River State Park visitors. Why not use retail to get them in the doors?
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Warhol flashed on Monument Circle

August 13, 2010
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Dancers push upcoming Indianapolis Museum of Art show.
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Outside views of '100 Acres'

June 29, 2010
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The Indianapolis Museum of Art's new art and nature park is the rare Indy arts creation attracting national attention.
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You-review-it Monday: 100 Acres and more

June 21, 2010
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The Indianapolis Museum of Art's new art and nature park was the place to be this weekend.
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Famous Monsters coming to Indy

May 21, 2010
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Magazine's rebirth accompanied by Indianapolis convention.
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Ticket giveaway: Sinatra on the canal

May 17, 2010
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Indiana History Center prize package include entry into The Indiana Experience.
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First Indiana "official artist" for the 500

May 12, 2010
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Not sure why it has taken this long.
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Ticket giveaway: Broad Ripple Art Fair

April 21, 2010
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Yes, it's almost time for the Indianapolis Art Center's big bash.
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Ticket giveaway: Stutz Artists Open House

April 13, 2010
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We've got a pair of passes each for two lucky winners.
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Review: Bracket Town

April 2, 2010
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Interactive Final Four activity fest at the Convention Center is a winner.
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Vonnegut Library gets a home. So it goes.

March 30, 2010
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Tribute to Hoosier literary icon to set up shop in former IMOCA spot.
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Museum attendance, and museum stress, up

March 3, 2010
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A report from the American Association of Museum's notes increases, particularly in Midwest.
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Indianapolis (Museum of Art) vs. New Orleans (Museum of Art)

January 27, 2010
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It's an art-world smack-down.
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Why is the room - and that vase - spinning?

January 25, 2010
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Indianapolis Art Center adds drinks to pottery class.
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Snow business like show business

January 8, 2010
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Does the over-dramatization of weather conditions keep audiences away?
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Where do you stand on Barbie?

December 20, 2009
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The iconic doll is the subject of a Children's Museum exhibition. Join in on the debate here.
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Touring the new Rhythm! Discovery Center

November 19, 2009
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Take a video tour--and hear a favorite drummer joke.
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Notes from the blogroll

October 15, 2009
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"Carol" in Chicago with familiar faces, artists take on graffiti in Boston, and I strike out on this year's National Book Awards.
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ArtPrize: Do you trust the public to judge art?

September 22, 2009
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Call it the American Idol-ing of art. Starting Sept. 23, what's being billed as the world's largest art prize competition begins in Grand Rapids...with you as judge.
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Smoking pics, Julia Child, etc.

August 25, 2009
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In England, Lynn Barber, author of the memoir "An Education," withdrew from the Books Now festival because the event organizers refused to print her photograph in the program. Why?
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White Rabbit news

August 10, 2009
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Wondering what's up with Fountain Square's new White Rabbit Cabaret? (See Property Lines blog here.) Debra Silveus, a partner in the new 2000-square-foot, 100-person capacity venue, tells me that her new space will include, but won't be limited to,...
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Cultural Trail Peace Walk first look

June 25, 2009
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Ground will be broken today for another leg of the Indianapolis Cultural Trail. Also being touted: A $2 million memorial to great humanitarians (including Susan B. Anthony, Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Albert Einsten). Take a look at renderings of the...
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Ticketing Tut

June 24, 2009
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The Children's Museum of Indianapolis is hoping to make a big splash with its about-to-open King Tut exhibition. (For details, click here.) But are artifacts from the boy king a big enough draw to get you to part with $25...
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Top 200 artists since 1900

June 9, 2009
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Yesterday, the London Times published a list of the top 200 artists since 1900. The rankings were based on over 1.4 million votes. Before you click over and take a look, let's have some fun: 1. See how many of the top...
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  1. Really, taking someone managing the regulation of Alcohol and making himthe President of an IVY Tech regional campus. Does he have an education background?

  2. Jan, great rant. Now how about you review the report and offer rebuttal of the memo. This might be more conducive to civil discourse than a wild rant with no supporting facts. Perhaps some links to support your assertions would be helpful

  3. I've lived in Indianapolis my whole and been to the track 3 times. Once for a Brickyard, once last year on a practice day for Indy 500, and once when I was a high school student to pick up trash for community service. In the past 11 years, I would say while the IMS is a great venue, there are some upgrades that would show that it's changing with the times, just like the city is. First, take out the bleachers and put in individual seats. Kentucky Motor Speedway has individual seats and they look cool. Fix up the restrooms. Add wi-fi. Like others have suggested, look at bringing in concerts leading up to events. Don't just stick with the country music genre. Pop music would work well too I believe. This will attract more young celebrities to the Indy 500 like the kind that go to the Kentucky Derby. Work with Indy Go to increase the frequency of the bus route to the track during high end events. That way people have other options than worrying about where to park and paying for parking. Then after all of this, look at getting night lights. I think the aforementioned strategies are more necessary than night racing at this point in time.

  4. Talking about congestion ANYWHERE in Indianapolis is absolutely laughable. Sure you may have to wait in 5 minutes of traffic to travel down BR avenue during *peak* times. But that is absolutely nothing compared to actual big cities. Indy is way too suburban to have actual congestion problems. So please, never bring up "congestion" as an excuse to avoid development in Indianapolis. If anything, we could use a little more.

  5. Oh wait. Never mind.

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