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Axl Rose: “I’m a %[email protected]# Hoosier rocker, too!”

“He was angry and hurt that his home state had not embraced him,” says IU rock professor Glenn Gass.

Diane Coffee
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Singer for the Band Diane Coffee Finds a Spark in Indiana

“Bloomington is a super-happy place, so I was in a super-happy mood while writing,” says Shaun Fleming. The result was a more upbeat record with vocal layering and lushness, a sound he describes as “Motown glam.”

The Ticket 2015
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Q&A: Brandon Meeks

The bassist from Indy will be portraying Ron Carter in the upcoming Miles Davis biopic, Miles Ahead.

Kyle Long Indianapolis Monthly
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Hot Tickets: Eight Indy Art Experts Share Their Fall Picks

“I can’t wait for the Indianapolis Museum of Art ‘Project IMA Fashion Show’ on October 9. It’s truly one of the best-produced fashion events in our city—a must-see!”

A Gen Con art show popped up at the Artsgarden.
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Art’s a-Poppin’!

“It’s a complete shift in the way art is presented and taken in by the local community. Pop-up events are one of the key ways that people experience art now.”

Bronislaw Huberman
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Violin Lesson

Joshua Bell and his $12 million, 302-year-old Stradivarius open the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra’s season September 26.

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10 Things to Expect from Irish Fest’s 20th Anniversary

For 20 years, Indy Irish Fest has celebrated Celtic heritage in Indiana. Here’s how to navigate this year’s festival like a true Irishman.

DCI Drumline Battle
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Speed Read: DCI’s DrumLine Battle

What you can expect from the DrumLine Battle taking over Georgia Street and Pan Am Plaza on August 8 for a day of total percussion warfare.

Bruce Johnston (right) and Mike Love (center)
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Culture Q&A: Bruce Johnston of The Beach Boys

“‘California Girls.’ I think that’s the cornerstone song. They’re all so good, but man, that’s the one. In the Beach Boys world, it’s girls, surf, cars, school, and then it starts graduating.”

John Fogerty
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Quick Q&A: John Fogerty

“My old band mates just sued me again. I don’t miss that!”

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Day Trip: Cincinnati’s Bunbury Festival

Catch the rocking display of coordination June 5–7 featuring Lindsey Stirling, The Avett Bros., Snoop Dogg, and The Black Keys.

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Straight No Chaser on Replacing Jim Nabors at the Indy 500

“We’re not nervous about the large audience. We’re nervous about the history of the song and the expectations that the people of Indiana have for that moment.”

Arcadia Jacqueline Luczywo
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Street Savvy: Arcadia

The most surprising thing about Lisa’s Pie Shop in nearby Atlanta isn’t the signature pie in a jar. It’s that owner Lisa Sparks doesn’t like pie.

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Tuned Out: Deborah Paul on Playing an Instrument

My mother insisted I know how to read music even if I couldn’t perform it, and maybe that was good enough.

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New Joyful Noise Recordings Compilation to Benefit Indiana LGBT-Rights Groups

“This is a very progressive city,” says Hofstetter. “We wanted to do something positive to change the bill. For bands to give something, not take it away.”