Seeing Madeleine and Lilly Jurkiewicz backstage before a performance, you might think they are preparing for a college talent night. But the sisters are launching a tour in support of their third album, one that could make the difference between a future as an indie niche act or a breakout success.
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.
Baker, who founded IU's jazz studies program, wrote more than 2,000 pieces of music and was nominated for a Grammy in 1979 and a Pulitzer Prize in 1973. In 2000, he was named a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master, the country's highest jazz honor.
The Indianapolis Opera will kick off its 2016-17 season with the world premiere adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut Jr.'s play “Happy Birthday, Wanda June” with music by Richard Auldon Clark of Butler University.
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.