Matthew Kraemer, a Butler University graduate who went on to lead a pair of Pennsylvania orchestras has been appointed as the ICO’s music director and principal conductor. The hiring was announced Thursday morning.
What should we expect if plans go through for the conversion and expansion of the former city hall and state museum into a 21c Museum Hotel? Judging from a recent trip to the flagship 21c in Louisville, the answer is: an expansive venue housing a mind-expanding array of 21st century work. Also, an anchor for the downtown art scene. Plus, a top-tier (and free) tourist attraction.
A Christian denomination that pulled a convention from Indianapolis amid the furor over a new Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act is bringing the meeting back to the city after the law was amended.
Officials for the Indy-based, international service group are lowering attendance projections from 10,000 to 7,000, as registrations lag and members criticize the religious freedom law. Some are calling for the group to move its headquarters.
A message on the home page of www.visitindy.com says that all are welcome to visit the city, and a separate page highlights some of the businesses that support the lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender community.