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Teacher uses clues to promote Indiana sites
… to virtually solve the 20 Indianapolis clues,” she said. By using Internet search engines, and solving the ciphers, a person learns about potential spots to visit in a given city. These locations fit into several family-friendly categories …
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Could the White River get a beach downtown? Maybe, says Visit Indy
There are at least two major hurdles to Visit Indy's plans. First, parts of the White River downtown are polluted. That would be an especially serious issue with any sort of attraction prompting people to get into the water. "Ensuring the cleanliness …
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CAUGHT ON VIDEO: Knife-Wielding, Rum-Guzzling Monkey In Rooftop Standoff In Brazil
A rum-drinking primate grabbed a butcher's knife and hopped onto the roof of a makeshift bar in Patos, Brazil, where it stabbed at the tiles and then waved the blade over the edge — essentially, giving the folks below some very strong "BACK OFF" vibes.
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Increased alcohol permits, Sunday sales for artisan distilleries passes Senate
A bill that would allow Sunday sales at artisan distilleries, refill of containers at farm wineries and an increase in alcohol permits in Hamilton and Boone County has passed the Indiana House and the Senate Public Policy Committee. The bill heads to …
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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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Insider Q&A: Can the Pacers move up in the East standings?
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Indiana Pacers did not make a move before Thursday's NBA trade deadline. The team will open the second half of the season on the road against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Paul George and Monta Ellis against Kevin Durant and …
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George's recovery 'shocks' those who had endured injuries
Matt Harpring has watched Paul George this season and sees a basketball miracle. Harpring, a former NBA player for 11 seasons, has much of the same feelings that many fans have when it comes to George's performance: He's in awe of George's ascension …
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Indianapolis Colts and Green Bay Packers to play in 2016 NFL/Hall of Fame Game
The Indianapolis Colts and Green Bay Packers will travel to Canton in August to kick off the National Football League's 2016 preseason in the NFL/Hall of Fame Game. The preseason classic is set for Sunday, Aug. 7 at 8 PM ET in Canton's Tom Benson Hall …
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Q&A with Scott Flanders, the Hoosier CEO of Playboy
We're going to add an artist in residence. One of my favorite new features is called My Way. It will be … When I was growing up in the 1970s, we always considered Indianapolis a suburb of Chicago. But it has definitely become its own city today. My …
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WISH-8 adds Laura Steele to station's Indy 500 team
For Laura Steele's first media job of her post-Q95 career, she's heading back to Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Steele, who became the first woman to join the IMS public address team in 2004, will be an Indianapolis 500 contributor for TV station WISH-8.
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Plan for $75M sports resort in Indiana advances

Plan for M sports resort in Indiana advances
"If they don't have a kid playing travel ball, then they have a brother who has a kid playing travel ball," said Czapla, managing director for Catalyst Lifestyles. "It's huge." But the … The sports complex would be about 150 miles from Indianapolis …
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President Obama to visit Cuba next month, sources say
Leading up to the announcement of Obama's trip, White House officials said Cuba would need to demonstrate human rights reforms before the President would travel there. Officials say Obama could visit the island to witness a signing of a peace accord …
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Carmel girls swim team honored with parade
CARMEL — Cheers, horns and noise clappers rang through the Carmel Arts & Design District on Saturday morning, as three firetrucks carried the high school sports team with the most consecutive state titles in the nation's history. The Carmel High …
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Yoga keeps Danica Patrick calm when racing gets intense
A table that (boyfriend and fellow Sprint Cup driver) Ricky (Stenhouse Jr.) made for Christmas for me that I can do my arts and crafts on. I have a sewing machine. I made dream catchers this year. It's a super-girly room.” On Stenhouse's yoga moves …
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America's Secret Societies: A New Book Probes Their Art and Mysteries
Such an air of mystery and secretiveness wafts inescapably through the pages of Lynne Adele and Bruce Lee Webb's new book, As Above, So Below: Art of the American Fraternal Society, 1850–1930 (University of Texas Press). … which were reflected in …
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The Latest: Indianapolis Interstate Shuts Down After Pileup

The Latest: Indianapolis Interstate Shuts Down After Pileup
A multi-car collision after a sudden winter squall has shut down a stretch of highway north of Indianapolis. The state Department of Transportation reported a crash involving multiple cars shortly before 2 p.m. Sunday on Interstate 65 in Lebanon. The …
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Leader of Indy entrepreneur group dies at 28

Leader of Indy entrepreneur group dies at 28
Denver Hutt, who for three years ran The Speak Easy, a nonprofit “clubhouse” for entrepreneurs in Broad Ripple, died Saturday. Hutt, 28, had been diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2013. She stepped down as head of The Speak Easy in August of last year.
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Mumford & Sons set Indianapolis date for 2016
Rock band Mumford & Sons will perform on April 23 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, available at the venue, 125 S. Pennsylvania St., and at Winner of the album of the year Grammy for 2012 release "Babel …
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High hopes for high-ropes adventure in DM

High hopes for high-ropes adventure in DM
A budding project in Des Moines' Ewing Park could soon send outdoor lovers into the treetops. Park and recreation staff are calling it a high-ropes adventure course — the first of its kind in the state. And it's expected to open as soon as this fall …

million hotel and conference center coming to Plainfield
It's not too far from Indy where there's all these cool attractions, so I think it would be cool.” “I'm pretty surprised,” Plainfield resident Lilly Crews said. “What type of … “I-70 and Indiana 267 is the western gateway for Indy Metro, and since …
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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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