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Super Howl II: Who should rock the halftime show?

Word from the Super Bowl Host Committee’s communications team is that the music acts to perform the pregame and halftime shows on Feb. 5 will be announced in mid-December. And yes, rumor has it that Madonna will finally grace that stage with her “Madgesty’s” presence–and song catalog.

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Huddle Up: Audibles Around the Web

 

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Commercially Speaking [video]

You can’t deny that commercials have their own special place in the hearts of football game watchers everywhere. While a few might fall flat, most are pretty funny/silly/crazy/amazing in their creativity and longevity. There’s even a website dedicated to these short films, and every year media experts give their two cents about the individual commercials and what they think of that year’s crop of commercials as a whole.

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They Liked It—So They Put a Ring On It

For avid football fans, as well as those who have an appreciation for fine jewelry, a collection of almost every shimmering Super Bowl rings ever produced may catch your fancy.

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Post Office Beside Stadium: Here to Stay

With its main branch in Indy located on what will be the (figuratively) hottest corner in the world this February, at Illinois and South Streets, the United States Post Office has a front row seat to all the action at Lucas Oil Stadium. Hearsay has flown around regarding that branch potentially moving operations elsewhere—even as far out as Indianapolis International Airport—but that’s all false, according to Donna Hoffman, Customer Relations Coordinator.

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My Super Job: Mark Ruschman

Name: Mark Ruschman

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Huddle Up: Audibles Around the Web [video]

 

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By the Numbers: Indy Mounts Up

As it gears up for the big day, Indy is proving itself worthy of super-overachiever status. Super Bowl Host Committee subgroups tackling projects to rejuvenate the community are reporting staggering (and ever mounting) figures:

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Celeb Watch (Already!)

Hope you’ve mastered your camera phone—the celebs are already starting to pop into town for Super Bowl-related activities. Comedian, actor, and official Super Bowl ambassador Mike Epps returned home to Indy to film a Super Bowl commercial, and tonight, four-time Super Bowl champ Terry Bradshaw speaks at the Indiana Chamber of Commerce awards dinner at the JW Marriott.

 

Photos courtesy of Carl Van Rooy

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My Super Job: Frank Hancock

Name: Frank Hancock

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Super Bowl Style: Return of the Pack

Is there a Super Bowl volunteer on your holiday-shopping list? Consider a fanny pack—the committee is recommending that volunteers wear one because they won’t have a place to store a purse or a bag while they are working. And believe it or not, the much-maligned accessory favored by mallwalkers and men who don’t know better has made a comeback on runways lately. So look for this, not this.

Curb Appeal, Indianapolis Monthly, November 2011
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Curb Appeal

A: There are downtown city streets with free parking? If that’s what you’re implying, then The Hoosierist begs you to enlighten him. According to Marc Lotter, communications director for Mayor Greg Ballard, pretty much every bit of curbside asphalt in the Mile Square requires coinage for parking. And it’s not just to wring every last cent of revenue from motorists. Well, it’s not all about that. It’s also to keep commuters from monopolizing spaces from dawn to dusk, to the detriment of nearby businesses needing easy access for customers. “It encourages turnover and discourages long-term parking during the business day,” Lotter says.

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Frank Basile

Age: 72  Gig: Arts patron, travel columnist, and interim CEO of The Center for the Performing Arts  Checking in: The retired exec of the Gene B. Glick Co. recently gave $100,000 to IndyFringe  On his calendar: Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Nov. 5 at the Palladium

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Out on the Trail: Zach Adamson's Rise in Indy Politics

“Zach is the model of a modern LGBT candidate,” says one political observer. “He has done it all on his own. He didn’t wait for the party boss to tell him it was okay.”

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Electric Cars Make Their Debut on the Circle

If you’ve recently spotted a few tiny green cars zipping around the Circle, then you’ve noticed IPL’s latest effort to promote the electric automobile. Earlier this year, IPL purchased three Think cars (manufactured in northern Indiana) and started parking them outside its headquarters in order to publicize IPL’s Time of Use program, which allows participants to charge electric cars at night for discounted rates. The company even takes people for rides on occasion.

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