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Jennifer Burnham

2013 500 Festival Princesses
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Brains Trump Beauty for 500 Fest Princesses

After the January interviews, the girls wait nervously for results that same evening from the judges. Good news is given to 66 finalists, who are scheduled for a final interview in early February.

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Indy Youth Chorale to Perform in National Sing-Off

The so-called “Super Bowl” of choir events starts today in Dallas, and our very own Indianapolis Youth Chorale is there to prove that Indiana has more to offer than basketball, corn, and racecars.

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TONIGHT: Indianapolis Youth Chorale Has Local Concert Ahead of National Show

Editor’s Note: An update to the following post is available here.

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Teen Driver Zach Veach Is On Fast Track To Stardom

Despite the star treatment, Veach says staying humble makes connecting with fans much easier. He considers himself a typical teen. “When I’m hanging out with my friends back at home,” he says, “we usually talk about video games, girls—normal stuff.”

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Tony Bennett, Now Florida's Education Chief, Talks to The New York Times

Florida likes the way Tony Bennett, Indiana’s uprooted Superintendent of Public Instruction, thinks: teacher evaluations based on student performance, schools receiving grades on the same scale used for their charges, and the headline-grabbing push for more charter education and voucher programs. The Sunshine State apparently longed for his leadership and initiative, offering him the reins to clean up its education system in the midst of his term as the Hoosier State’s public schools czar. The Floridian version of the role boasted a salary that tripled his own in Indiana.

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Girls Go Ga-Ga for Luyendyk at Indy "Bachelor" Party

The feeling of anticipation at The Bachelor premiere party in Indianapolis last night was contagious, as enthusiastic young women sought out seats with perfect views of the man of the night: former Bachelorette contestant and racecar driver Arie Luyendyk Jr. An electrified crowd of mostly females in their 20s and 30s filled the first floor and balcony of the Indianapolis Museum of Art’s Tobias Theater.

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Arie Luyendyk Jr. Talks Ahead of Tonight's "Bachelor" Party at IMA

Listen up, ladies: Arie Luyendyk Jr., the dreamy former Bachelorette contestant and racecar driver, is hosting a viewing party for the season premiere of The Bachelor tonight at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, starting at 6:30 p.m. Fans will get to ask Luyendyk their long-burning questions during a 7:30 p.m. Q&A session and then watch the first episode of the new season with him at 8 p.m.