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Mark Wright

After almost 40 years teaching high school English—most of them at South Vermillion—Wright now teaches composition part time at ISU. A member of the Wabash Valley Musicians’ Hall of Fame, Wright and his Band—The Crowe Committee—have become a popular attraction in the Terre Haute music scene.

Hear Them Roar

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by Mark Wright featured image courtesy of the EFRC additional photos by Mark Wright When Joe Taft was a free-spirited college student at Indiana State University back in the 1960’s, he badly wanted two things: a car and a cat.  But not just any car and not just any cat. ...

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Wabash Valley Honors Area Musicians

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by Mark Wright photos by Deb Hadley The Wabash Valley Musicians Hall of Fame inducted 15 new members on Sunday, March 13, with a rousing party at the Terre Haute Zorah Shrine Temple.  An estimated 400-500 people attended the event, which ran from noon to about 7:00 p.m. Attendees were ...

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Chase Those Blues Away

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by Mark Wright photos courtesy of Blues at the Crossroads According to Wikipedia (yeah, I know it’s not a scholarly source, but this is not a research paper), the crossroads of America is an intersection in Terre Haute, Indiana. “At about the same time [1926, when U. S. highway 40 ...

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The Pickery—as Fresh as it Gets

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As I get older, I find many friends and colleagues becoming more concerned with their diets, praising the virtues of fresh vegetables and organic foods. Though some proselytize a bit much for me, I listen politely to most of them, even when they try to turn me vegan. I’m not ...

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Teacher Shortage? What a Shock!

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On July 12, the Indianapolis Business Journal ran an Associated Press piece reporting concerns over a looming teacher shortage in Indiana. According to the story, Indiana DOE data shows an alarming drop in teaching licenses issued—934 for the 2013-2104 school year. A mere six years earlier, that number was nearly ...

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Agave Awareness: Terre Haute’s New Cocktail Bar

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written and photographed by Mark Wright Opting for the indoor seating on this warm evening, my wife and I enter the lounge, look around, and decide to sit on one of the five extremely inviting brown leather couches situated throughout the room. We sink ourselves into comfort, admiring the attractive ...

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