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GROUPLOVE Brings Raucous Neo-Hippie Rock to Old National Centre

This was a fully engaged audience feeding off the contagious, nonstop energy of the free-spirited five-piece act.

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Guest Stars Light Up ISO Happy Hour

You haven’t quite lived until you’ve heard Lily & Madeleine, Time for Three, and Tony Styxx take on Kanye West’s “All of the Lights.”

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Indy Men's Chorus Delights Holiday Audiences

The playfulness peaked midway through Act II with the quirkiness of Burt Bacharach’s “Turkey Lurkey Time.” That song, full of fun choreography and the merging of retro fashions with formal tuxes, gave way to the heartwarming high of the night, a haunting performance of the beautiful “Ave Maria” sung by Alex Reuter.

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Sandi Patty, Von Trapps, and More Star in ISO's Yuletide

The songstress revealed various realms of her range, both musical and stylistic, and, at one point, took the theater to church.

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Photos: Panic! at the Disco Plays Radio Radio

The intimacy of the venue and the performance shone through Panic!’s willingness to joke around on stage and fill awkward pauses with ’90s cover songs

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Review: The National Rocks Murat Theatre

The majority of these songs provide mellow-rock moodiness that begs for a beer or three. While that held true for this live show, it was also amped up a significant notch.

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Photos: Justin Bieber in Concert at Bankers Life Fieldhouse

The star’s appearance elicited the expected response: stop-start traffic on downtown streets and oodles of tween screams piercing the arena air.

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Video: Pop Star Mýa and More Rock Indy Pride Festival Stage

About 85,000 attendees took in the day’s events, including the entertainment on three stages—DJs, drag queens, and song-and-dance acts. The week-long festival’s main day of events attracted about 15,000 more comers than in its previous two years, a sizable gain.

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Ukulele Virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro Rocks the Palladium

The happy-go-lucky phenom danced his way through a lot of lightning-fast rock pieces, but it was the classical tunes and his friendly interludes at the mic that won us over this time around.

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The IM Interview: Soundgarden Guitarist Kim Thayil

Eventually, the time comes when you realize the music that defined their youth is now old—and that you, by extension, are now old, too.

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Review: Taylor Swift at Bankers Life Fieldhouse

With her red microphone, red shoes, red guitar, red outfits, bright red lipstick, and red stage lights, fans were forced to see the color that Swift touted as being the key element combining all her feelings, feelings about which she’s obviously quite open. As gallons of confetti fell and the band waved goodbye, I realized Swift isn’t the girl you read about in the gossip magazines.

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Review: Indy Men's Chorus in Concert

Celebrating 25-years-young musicals such as Les Misérables and The Phantom of the Opera, among other stalwarts of the stage, the IMC puts on a classy, smart show.

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Macklemore, Talib Kweli & Wale Rock IU Concert

Macklemore, Talib Kweli, and Wale brought decidedly different styles of rap to Assembly Hall for a frenetic performance ahead of IU’s Little 500 bike races.

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