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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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Video: Vocal Throwdown at Indiana State Fair

More than 160 young Hoosiers sent in tapes of their finest vocals for a chance to battle at the State Fair’s rendition of American Idol, its first-ever Vocal Throwdown.

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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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Q&A: Karmin, Soon to Play the Indiana State Fair

“We have [been to a lot of state fairs], but they all have a different vibe. The one thing they all share is great food stands. I’m going to eat a fried Snickers bar!”

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Q&A: Gavin DeGraw, Soon to Play Klipsch Music Center

“[Fans] say some weird s— sometimes. … Sometimes, even somebody who is really cool will say something weird. This has happened multiple times.”

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Tweets of the Weekend: Paul McCartney Edition

Here are Macca fans’ social-media highlights from his Bankers Life Fieldhouse performance on the evening of July 14.

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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.

Harper Simon plays Indianapolis on June 26 (Photo by Frances Turk-Hart)
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Q&A: Harper Simon

We wondered how Harper has evolved from Sesame Streets to the streets of L.A., New York City, and as of this week, Indianapolis. So we asked him.

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Deer Creek's Greatest Hits: 25th Anniversary

The notoriously ornery Guns N’ Roses caused the latest start of all time at the Noblesville venue. Here’s why.

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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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Indy Parks Announces 50 Free (or Cheap) Summer Concerts

I’m kicking myself for not buying a perfect Cynthia Rowley insulated picnic basket at T.J. Maxx this weekend — especially now that Indy Parks has released its summer concert schedule. The list conjures tantalizing visions of carefree summer nights: no parking hassles and no TicketMaster fees, just lounging in the grass as tunes waft through the warm air. Bring it on!

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Ladies and Gentlemen, Your Mini-Marathon Entertainment

Sometimes described as a “garage band,” The Trumans play a mix of ’90s alternative, modern rock—Holloway has a special affinity for Kings of Leon—and, occasionally, pop country.

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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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Video: Elvis's Last Show, in Indy Six Weeks before Death

He has more than 6.5 million “likes” on Facebook, a testament to his enduring claim to the throne as the King. Yes, today marks the 35th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s untimely and unsightly death, in 1977 but six weeks after his final concert ever. That show took place at Market Square Arena in downtown Indianapolis 

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