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From the Archives: 'How to Sing the National Anthem,' by Sandi Patty

Anderson-based Sandi Patty—who will sing the national anthem before the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday—confides that you should “try to push out of your mind that you wish you were singing God Bless America.”

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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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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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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: 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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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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Incoming: Mýa to headline Indy Pride Festival on June 8

Circle City IN Pride Festival has announced by way of its new mobile app that the organization will welcome multi-hyphenate artist Mýa to its stage on Saturday, June 8, 2013, as the main event’s headliner. The singer-actress-dancer has released such hit tracks as “Case of the Ex,” “My Love Is Like Wo,” and—with Christina Aguilera, Pink, and others—a cover of “Lady Marmalade” for the Moulin Rouge soundtrack, among other songs. She has also starred in the movie musical Chicago and appeared on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars program. “Lady Marmalade” won her a Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration in 2001.

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Review: Sixpence None the Richer at White Rabbit Cabaret

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Four Things You Didn’t Know About 'Hairspray,' Here Now in Concert

1. Indy snagged the show’s world premiere.  Why? It just so happens that Jack Everly, principal pops conductor of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, fills that same role for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Baltimore, as any hair hopper knows, is the hometown of John Waters, creator of the original 1988 movie Hairspray, and the setting for that and all of his other films. Everly is known for taking Broadway shows, which increasingly rely on synthesized music to save money, and creating concert versions that place a full-scale orchestra right on stage with the actors. The result: lush, symphonic sound for numbers like “You Can’t Stop the Beat” and “Good Morning Baltimore,” with just enough scenery, choreography, costumes, and dialogue to lend a theatrical atmosphere. Given the experience of Everly, an Indy native, the show (based on the Tony Award–winning 2002 Broadway rendition and subsequent movie remake) ended up debuting here today at an 11 a.m. Coffee Concert; it heads to Baltimore in two weeks.

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Q&A: Eric Dill, Platinum Songwriter, Comes Home to Indiana

“Chad Kroeger [Nickelback’s lead singer] was at Atlantic Records looking for a label imprint, and he didn’t like anything they had, but he liked my demo,” says Eric Dill.

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No. 25 – Tini

Don’t be surprised to hear a ribald pickup line like “Muddle my blueberries,” but don’t expect the bartender to blush, either.

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Tonic Ball Rocks Fountain Square

The Kinks, Stevie Wonder, and U2 may seem like unlikely concert mates. But pair that trio of acts with three Fountain Square venues, 47 local bands, and one great cause, and the 11th annual Tonic Ball event turned out to be one great party. Tonic Ball, which benefits Second Helpings, a local food rescue and distribution organization, rocked Fountain Square this past Friday, Nov. 16.

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Monroe Doctrine: Mighty Fine Bluegrass Pickin'

Bill Monroe sang fondly of Kentucky, the state of his birth, and made its blue moon famous. So it was quite a tribute to Indiana that the

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DJ Benny Benassi Rocks Indy 500 Snake Pit Party

The sun-drenched and sweaty masses came out for international DJ and electronic artist Benny Benassi in this morning’s Snake Pit, that patch of grass in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s Turn 3 infield where revelers take in thumping beats and cans of beer.

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Q&A: What We Like about The Romantics

When you heard The Romantics were on the bill for tonight’s Rev Your Engines concert (Monument Circle, Saturday at 8 pm, free), perhaps you thought the same thing I did when I saw them in the lineup for a music fest I went to last year.

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