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The Gift That Got Away

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The road has always called to me.  I think I might have started counting down to my sixteenth birthday when I was around four…because getting a license meant freedom.  Until I was 14, I lived on a busy country highway about three miles outside of town.  That meant I couldn’t ...

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Rick Michael’s Tunes Around Town

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Rick Michael’s run down of what’s up this week: December 11-16, 2017 December 11, 2017 Open Mic with Jack Gibson / Swizzle Stick 7:00 to 9:00 December 12, 2017 Lonesome Train / Wasser Brewing Company 7:00 to 9:00 December 13, 2017 Jay Carpenter / Moore’s Bar 8:00 to 11:00 December ...

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The Beauty and Benefits of Ballet

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by Samantha Mele photos courtesy of Deborah Grammel At four o’clock in the basement of the Green Center for the Performing Arts at DePauw University, Debbie Grammel and her troop of young ballerinas are in the studio working diligently on their dance moves. Local Greencastle girls, ranging in ages from ...

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Winter House: Chapter 2

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Fiction by Christian Shuck Featured Image by Alia Shuck Click Here to Read Chapter One Chapter Two September 25th, 2016 The buzzer on the oven timer let out a high tone, indicating the seconds had run out. Terry left the couch to walk into the kitchen and check on the ...

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From Cities Above: We Are Legit!

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Anchored by a host of Greencastle natives, metalcore band From Cities Above has steadily been garnering the respect of a genre of musicians and fans often hidden from the mainstream, enjoying their distinctive sound in the shadows of the Midwestern music scene. by Donovan Wheeler primary photos by Matthew Taylor ...

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Vignettes: Jason Blankenship with David Sharp

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Jason Blankenship with David Sharp — at Wasser Brewing Company — Friday December 1, 2017 — 8:00-11:00 press release provided by Jason Blankenship Born and raised in Southern Ohio, Jason Blankenship was immersed in a musical environment from an early age. “My dad and uncle had their own band when ...

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Inner Transformations from Outer Attitudes

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“We huddle together. My small family seeking comfort from a world determined to separate us. A fiery end is inescapable. Everyone knows this.” This is the opening of Rick Remender’s creator-owned comic book, Low. When I first saw the cover in our local comic shop in Terre Haute, my jaw ...

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Further Down the Road: December 2017

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Some of the pieces we are working on for the final month of 2017: Every Tuesday, members or THE ROAD will offer up our favorite songs you should have heard. Chapter two of Christian Shuck’s Winter House comes early in December. Greencastle resident and DePauw professor Rebecca Schindler shares both ...

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The Kids Are All Grown Up

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All the kids are coming home tonight.  By “kids” I really mean young-adults.  The twins are 20, Emily is 22, and Jim is…24?  Maybe 25…?  I can’t remember because too much trauma happened in between. Everyone thinks that having children and starting a family is a blessing—one of the greatest ...

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Immerse Yourself: Life After College

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A down payment for a car.  A decent apartment.  Job offers.  I expected these things to fall into place after I graduated from college.  Instead, I faced no job offers and not nearly enough money to start my “adult life.”  So, at 22 I am still living at home with my ...

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Friday Photo Blog: Jack Broadbent @ The Vogue

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Photos and Text by Tim McLaughlin Hapless Guitar Photography WTTS FM, has been bringing some big names to Indianapolis for many years, and the Vogue Theater has been hosting amazing bands for far longer. On this day WTTS FM brought, I think, the coolest blues line up of 2017.  The ...

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Jack Gibson: Beyond the Rebound

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by Donovan Wheeler photos by Caitlin Fogle Prologue The best stories always start with a breakup.  You can see that in Jack Gibson’s eyes when he talks about it.  You can hear it when his voice trails off as his thoughts drift to what once was.  And you can sense ...

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Vignettes: Carmichael

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Carmichael at Wasser Brewing Company Friday–November 17 @ 8:00 Two-thirds of Carmichael’s self-titled debut album is everything that excellent, modern rock-and-roll records dare to be: inventive, exploratory, and experimental.  From introspective ruminations on the human condition hammered out in thematically appropriate, plodding time-signatures to tracks playing with an evocative country-blues ...

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