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Cari Ray is Not Pretending

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by Donovan Wheeler photos by Tyler Zoller Compensation is often hardwired into the DNA of the music business.  Strong singers figure out how to play a few chords to get by.  Great fret-masters eke out a tepid set of vocals for the same reason.  Then we sit down and watch ...

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Rick Michael’s Tunes Around Town

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It’s the third week of the year, and Rick Michael’s letting us know who’s playing where: January 15-20, 2018 January 15, 2018 Acoustic Open Mic with Jack Gibson / Swizzle Stick 7:00 to 9:00 January 16, 2018 Gibson and Wheat / Wasser Brewing Company 7:00 to 9:00 January 18, 2018 Fret ...

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Winter House: Chapter 3

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Fiction by Christian Shuck Featured Image by Alia Shuck Chapter Three June 11, 1958 Click Here to Read Chapter One Click Here to Read Chapter Two “He slogged me in the gut!” Mike said, bent halfway over. Bobby turned and asked, “He what?” Mike coughed slightly, holding his middle with ...

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Vignettes: DePauw’s Singer/Songwriter Series

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They are familiar names, gigging in familiar haunts.  They capture the rural soul that is life in west-central Indiana and they weave into it the pseudo-urban flair that is life in the middle of Greencastle.  For three Thursdays in January DePauw’s Ronald L. Dye brings local and regional talent to ...

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Embracing Winter

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Standing in my ice-cold garage, next to the water-softener unit, hair-dryer in hand, I reminded myself of the personal mantra I had adopted just days before: “Embrace the winter,” I had told myself.  “Embrace it.” This was not a flippant decision on my part.  Winter might be the highpoint of ...

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