The entertainment industry prepared Thursday for an unprecedented shutdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus, canceling upcoming concerts, movies, suspending all Broadway performances and eliminating live audiences from television shows until it’s safe to welcome crowds back.
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The legislation is meant to protect an individual’s right to sell or give his or her ticket to an event to someone else, should they choose to do so.
Some state lawmakers want to require paper tickets, but event organizers say they can easily be manipulated and duplicated. Digital ticketing reduces fraud, they say.
Mayor Thomas Broderick Jr. said the price was reasonable and the theater could be tied into redevelopment efforts in the city.
The project would include building a stage house, two sets of restrooms, permanent seating, a VIP building with additional restrooms, an artist amenity building and other unspecified site improvements.
A southern Indiana tourist site is moving ahead with plans for an indoor performing arts center that local officials hope will lure visitors back to its once-thriving arts-and-music village.
Conner Prairie is teaming with Carmel-based hospitality company Ritz Charles on a $3 million project that will renovate the historic Chinese House at the Fishers living history museum and add an event venue along the White River.
Indianapolis officials say they’re up for the challenge of hosting the eighth annual College Football Playoff National Championship in January 2022, even as they’re planning six other big sporting events that take place within a 13-month stretch.
Long gone are the days when on-stage presentations at conventions or corporate meetings consisted of a speaker with a handheld mic and a curtain as a backdrop.
The Noblesville concert venue owner, Live Nation, has been using the Klipsch name with the company’s permission for the past year, even though a sponsorship agreement has ended.
Jim Martin wants all event organizers and venue managers to throw out their folders stuffed with emergency instructions and upload all of that information to their phones.
The organization ended fiscal 2015 with a surplus of $260,445 as revenue from building and room rentals and individual donations increased.
The group that owns the landmark entertainment and hospitality venue in downtown Indianapolis has decided not to sell the building after Live Nation made an offer late last year.
Indiana won’t have to pay any more damages from the 2011 deadly Indiana State Fair stage collapse under a decision by the state Supreme Court.
A chunk of plaster fell Wednesday afternoon from the iconic walkway onto the intersection of Washington and Illinois streets, due to a water main break.
With 7,000 tickets still available as of early Tuesday, there’s concern in the Colts’ camp that Bengals fans will scoop them up and make the two-hour drive for the game.
The entertainment promoter, which already manages the historic building and performance venue by Mass Ave, has a pending deal to buy it from the Murat Temple Association.
The Anderson City Council will have to approve the city's involvement in the transfer of the closed 9,000-seat Wigwam gymnasium to a private group planning to reopen it.
The amphitheater sold almost 570,000 tickets to 34 shows last year, the most in recent history, as the live-entertainment industry rebounded from a recession-related slump. Ticket sales at Klipsch were up 60 percent from 2011, when it scheduled about 10 fewer events.
The Indiana Senate passed a bill to lift the ban 33-13 last month, and the state House now has the measure. It cleared the second of its required three readings in the House on Monday.