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Singers, songwriters, instrumentalists. Whether they are from here or have traveled here, Middle Indiana is always putting great talent our its stages.

The Dogmatics: Level With the Ground

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by Donovan Wheeler featured image by Jeremy Black courtesy of The Dogmatics Yes, traditional poetry still exists.  Talented writers can still settle down on a park bench, scrawl out a quatrain’s worth of observations in trochaic tetrameter, patch it together with an alternating rhyme scheme, and find a publisher who ...

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Justin Renner’s Long Story

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Greencastle native Justin Renner took the long route to his current life in Indianapolis. Fronting one band, backing another, working his day-job, and flirting with his acting chops, Renner has become a sort of modern Renaissance man. by Donovan Wheeler photos by Tim McLaughlin Justin Renner sits belly up to ...

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Friday Photo Blog: DoitIndy Radio Hour

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National Road Magazine’s Friday Photo Blog returns with a lengthy collection by frequent contributor Tim McLaughlin.  Once again, McLaughlin demonstrates his adept eye for the stage profiling some of the amazing talent which plays in the Hoosier state’s capital city. photos and copy by Tim McLaughlin On Saturday October 22, ...

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One With The World

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Pages, War Radio’s second full-length album, showcases The Putnam Four’s sophisticated studio sound, a strong philosophical voice, and the technical mastery we’ve always expected from them. by Donovan Wheeler photos by Drew Cooper courtesy of War Radio My favorite moment in Siddhartha, Herman Hesse’s masterwork recounting the life of the ...

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Friday Photo Blog: Virginia Avenue Folk Festival

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by Tim McLaughlin Hapless Guitar Photography Indianapolis is the Crossroads of America, and this is no more true than in music.  With music venues from the larger Vogue Theater to the smaller Melody Inn, music plays from Zionsville to spots such as Broad Ripple, Downtown Indianapolis, Fountain Square and many ...

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