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Reigning roots king Isbell charms Indianapolis crowd
Jason Isbell didn't sell out the 2,500-capacity Murat Theatre in Old National Centre because he's the newly crowned king of American roots music. All tickets for Friday's show already were spoken for by the time Isbell collected Grammy Awards in the …
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[friday] Editor's Picks: Kacey Musgraves plays in Indianapolis
One of country music's biggest rising stars will visit Indianapolis when Kacey Musgraves plays the Egyptian Room at the Old National Centre. Musgraves, who will be joined by Country & Western Rhinestone Revue for her performance at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
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Take a musical stroll down memory lane
As another Black History Month winds down, an Indianapolis group dedicated to preserving and sharing African-American history has a big bash planned. Freetown Village, the living history museum that uses music, theater and more to teach about life in …
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Top Five Live: Musgraves leads 'Pageant' roadshow
Before the release of 2015 album "Pageant Material," Musgraves played the March Madness Music Festival in White River State Park. … After playing Indianapolis multiple times in 2015, New York's Joywave will return to serve as Metric's supporting act.
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Peabody Consort presents a snapshot of 13th century Christian, Jewish, Arabic
The Hub caught up with Cudek by phone to chat about this version of "Words and Music for Three Faiths," which he says will be the last performance of the repertoire until he takes the Consort and this program to the 2017 Indianapolis Early Music Festival.
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IUPUI professor's musical recording featured in Oscar-nominated film 'The

IUPUI professor's musical recording featured in Oscar-nominated film 'The
INDIANAPOLIS — A musical recording by an Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis faculty member is featured in the Oscar-nominated movie "The Revenant." Scott Deal, a professor of music in the Department of Music and Arts Technology in the …
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Top Five Live: Future, Jason Isbell, Billy Currington will heat Indy this week
This coarse-voiced rapper learned the ropes of the music industry in Atlanta's Dungeon Family, a collective that included Outkast and Goodie Mob. Future and Drake electrified the hip-hop scene with 2015 collaborative mixtape "What a Time to Be Alive.
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Daniel Wohl's group project
The album itself was funded by a group: MASS MoCA, St Paul Chamber Orchestra's Liquid Music Series, Indianapolis Museum of Art and the Baryshnikov Art Center commissioned the release together — and starting last week, Wohl began a performance …
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'Music of the 21st Century' Festival Honors Composer Gabriela Lena Frank

'Music of the 21st Century' Festival Honors Composer Gabriela Lena Frank
On a previous visit to Indiana in 2008, Frank not only composed Peregrinos — commissioned by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and based on stories told by Latino immigrants in the area — but she also worked with student musicians, including Kevin …
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ICO/IO host Opera's Rising Stars
… with new music director Matthew Kraemer on the podium, was given over to opera — more specifically to operatic highlights from the standard repertoire, featuring four young vocalists singing solo arias with one duet, and the Indianapolis Opera …
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Intense moments for Wabash College
“I was here to make some music today,” she said. “The emails came out about sheltering in place, so we just stayed in place and made music longer than we would have otherwise.” She knew who Hamilton was but didn't know him personally, so she offered …
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Review: Sphie, Limitless Extraordinaire

Review: Sphie, Limitless Extraordinaire
With soulful vocals and a thick bass line, Sphie's Limitless Extraordinaire certainly has a modern take on electric music while paying tribute to the countless dance floors that have been energized by an unrelenting tambourine track. It's clear that …
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Indianapolis Orchestra performing first of 317 Series
Krzysztof Urbanski, music director for the the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, will lead the orchestra during its first 317 Series performance of the year on Sunday at Center Grove High School, where it will perform Beethoven's famous Symphony No. 5.
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Big Damn Advice: Let's get physical
Got a question about music, traveling, love, food, religion, politics, family, friends or enemies? Send it in to bigdamnadvice@nuvo.net or submit anonymously to bigdamnadvice.tumblr.com, and Rev. Peyton will answer back in a regular column. Anonymity …
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Have hip-hop and Wall Street destroyed soul music?
Blues and jazz were probably the first commercial genres of Black music. Bessie Smith and Ma Rainey did a lot to promote blues. Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong and the great Lena Home were leaders in jazzing the genre up. Eventually, soul evolved from those …
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Rosanne Cash follows the thread south
And to write it, the longtime New Yorker had to return to the South to explore the heritage of the music she plays, and to get back to the people who made her. Yes, her father Johnny Cash makes lyrical appearances, but so does Etta, the widow of …
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Sonny Paradise drops new music Friday

Sonny Paradise drops new music Friday
The Indianapolis hip-hop scene achieved peak levels of quality in 2015 and with several anticipated projects due for release early this year, it looks like 2016 will be another great year for Naptown's rappers and producers. This week brings us the …
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Music lessons never end at Indy charter school
While some schools are cutting back music classes, Tindley Genesis in Indianapolis brings them center stage. The Northside charter school that opened this fall has a completely music-based curriculum for kindergarten to Grade 3. Students at Tindley …
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