A plan to save the 1927 structure is beginning to take shape as part of a larger effort to transform the three-block stretch of East 10th surrounding the Rivoli into a magnet for arts-based organizations.
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.
Fourteen not-for-profits will receive funding, including $10 million each for the Children's Museum of Indianapolis, Indianapolis Museum of Art, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and Indianapolis Zoo.
Stolen, who began his life with designs on a music career, will use his myriad personal connections to help the chamber find new members and funding sources and build stronger central Indiana ties as it works to become more regionally focused.
This October, the 86-year-old theater will come to life again. A collaboration between a local arts organization, Partnerships for Lawrence, and the city of Lawrence, which is paying for repairs, is making it possible.
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway would like to expand concert offerings after the Rolling Stones played a successful Fourth of July show that drew tens of thousands of fans, race track President Doug Boles said.