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Chow Down Midtown June 10-23, 2013

Diners will be able to take advantage of value-priced menus during the third annual Chow Down Midtown from June 10 – 23. From pizza, veal to pasta and much more, guests will be able to enjoy three-courses at more than 35 restaurants showcasing the diverse culinary experiences Midtown has to offer. “Midtown” is the area […]

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Indianapolis Symphonic Choir opens new season with jazz

The Indianapolis Symphonic Choir launches its 76th season with two performances titled Mood Indigo, featuring jazz classics from the American Songbook. Under the direction of Assistant Artistic Director Michael Davis, the 24-voice Indianapolis Symphonic Choir Chamber Singers presents performances at 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. at the Indiana Landmarks Center on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012. Tickets for the cabaret-style performances (which include appetizers) range from $20 to $35, and are available at www.indychoir.org or by calling the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir at (317) 940-9057. Tickets are unlikely to be available at the door due to an anticipated capacity crowd.

“I can honestly say that this style of music is right up there next to classical music by Bach, Brahms and all the greats,” states Assistant Artistic Director Michael Davis. “It’s no mistake that these songs made popular by legends like Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and Dean Martin continue growing in popularity through today’s artists like Michael Bublé, and the resurgence of cabaret shows. This music is some of the best ever created.”

While the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir is most commonly known as a presenter of classical repertoire, to more completely serve the Indianapolis community and to further expand its audience reach, the institution presents seasons that include classical masterworks, as well as vocal jazz, gospel music and new commissioned works.

These Mood Indigo performances are made possible by title sponsor Deloitte.

 

This post was submitted by Jessica Kiefer.

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2012 Indy Jazz Fest Concert Schedule

Stanley Clarke and George Duke

The Indy Jazz Fest presented by Marsh has unveiled the artists taking the stage as part of the festival’s week long Sunset Series as it prepares to kick off its 14th year. Held over a five-day period September 10-14, the Sunset Series leads into the festival’s annual finale at Opti Park in Broad Ripple, now set to take place over two days, September 15-16. Indy Jazz Fest combines the great venues of Indianapolis with the diversity of jazz styles. The full schedule and ticket information is available at the festival’s website: www.indyjazzfest.net

Sunset series

  • Monday, Sept. 10, 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. – Aaron Diehl Quartet at the Jazz Kitchen, 5377 N. College Ave., presented by REI Real Estate. Diehl is the American Pianists Association’s 2011 Cole Porter Fellow in Jazz.

    Tickets are $25.

  • Tuesday, Sept. 11, 7 p.m. – The Latin Tinge featuring Chuchito Valdes and Pavel & Direct Contact at the Indiana Landmarks Center Cook Theater, 1201 Central Ave. Latino piano classics will be performed in an intimate space.

    Tickets are $20.

  • Wednesday, Sept. 12, 7:30 p.m. – “West Coast Cool” will feature a collaboration between Cheryl Bentyne of Manhattan Transfer and Mark Winkler at the Cabaret at the Columbia Club, 121 Monument Circle. Two of California’s hottest jazz singers explore the mellow, “west coast style” of jazz, presented by Printing Partners.

    Tickets can be purchased for $35, $45 and $55.

  • Wednesday, Sept. 12, 8 p.m. – Three bands share the stage for a night of funk and soul, featuring Bashiri Asad and Xenobia Green (Indianapolis), The Right Now (Chicago) and Derobert & The Half Truths (Nashville) at the Jazz Kitchen, 5377 N. College Ave.

    Tickets are $15.

  • Thursday, Sept. 13, 7 p.m. – WICR presents a special free concert featuring the Indy Jazz Fest Band in a tribute to legendary trombonist Slide Hampton at the Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center at the University of Indianapolis, 1400 E. Hanna Ave.

    This concert is FREE open to all ages and made possible by United Water.

  • Friday, Sept. 14, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. – The legendary Slide Hampton will celebrate his 80th birthday with the Steve Allee Big Band at the Jazz Kitchen, 5377 N. College Ave., presented by Foley & Abbott.

    Tickets are $30.

Throughout the week, nightly jazz will be featured at the Jazz Kitchen and Chatterbox.

The lineup in Opti Park will feature headliners Stanley Clarke and George Duke Saturday, Sept. 15 at 8:45 p.m., preceded by Robert Glasper Experiment at 5 p.m. and Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe at 6:45 p.m. Brian Culbertson will headline Sunday, Sept. 16 at 7:15 p.m., following Brian Simpson featuring Maysa at 3:30 p.m. and Gerald Albright at 5:15 p.m. Gates open at 4 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Ticket Information

Now in its fourth year as presenting sponsor, select Central Indiana Marsh Supermarkets will again serve as the ticket outlet for purchasing advance discount tickets for the Opti Park performances September 15 and 16. Attendees can pay only $25 on the regular general admission ticket price of $30 when buying in advance at Marsh Supermarkets. Returning this year will be the VIP Experience packages and the popular week-long JAZZpass, in addition to one and two-day passes for September 15-16. The VIP and week-long passes are available online at www.indyjazzfest.net.

Indy Jazz Fest is also proud to announce that the Hampton Inn Downtown Indianapolis is the 2012 festival’s host hotel, with hotel and ticket rates available for the week.

Enter to Win A Pair of Tickets

Would you like to attend the Indy Jazz Fest concerts at Opti Park on either  September 15th or 16th for FREE?

To enter please fill out the form here on Naptown Buzz with your full name,valid e-mail address by 11:59pm on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 and one (1) lucky winner will be chosen at random to receive a pair of tickets.

Your information is confidential and will only be used for contacting the winner and for prize fulfillment purposes.

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Giveaway Rules:

  • One entry per person
  • Open to Indiana residents
  • Fill out the form above or e-mail us with your full name & valid e-mail address to be entered to win by 11:59pm on Tuesday, September 4, 2012
  • You MUST be able to attend the show
  • Tickets will be mailed to the winner

The winner will be notified by Thursday, September 6, 2012 via e-mail.

 

This post was submitted by Jessica Kiefer.

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Indy’s Whisky & Fine Spirits Expo on October 12, 2012

Friday, October 12, 2012 at 5:00 PM

The 4th Annual Indy’s Whisky & Fine Spirits Expo, sponsored by Vine & Table, Friday, will take place on October 12, 2012 at Montage at Allison Pointe.

The Expo includes over 300 spirits to taste, a gourmet buffet by Kahn’s Catering, complimentary cigars on the patio provided by Indy Cigar and Bourbon Bar.  There will also be a Silent Auction, Master Classes and an expanded lineup of producers and special guests.

There are three ticket options available for guests: VIP ($135), General Admission ($70), Designated Driver ($45). Go to http://eatdrinkevolve.com/indys-whisky-expo for more information.

Montage at Allison Pointe
8580 Allison Pointe Boulevard
Indianapolis, IN 46250

This post was submitted by Jayne Reed.

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Chow Down Midtown June 11-24, 2012

Everyone knows Indianapolis has some great restaurants, and once again, it is time to enjoy them at a discount! June 11-24, hit up a new restaurant in the Broad Ripple area or visit one of your favorites in “midtown.”

“Midtown” is the area including neighborhoods within the area bordered by 65th St. to the north, Fall Creek Parkway to the south, Illinois St. to the west and Keystone Ave. to the east. Naptown Buzz has never really heard anyone EVER refer to that area as “midtown,” but we are trying to help support some great restaurants, so we’ll run with it. (Actually, we never run, but you get the idea).

Chow Down Midtown presents the opportunity to to dine at more than 20 restaurants while taking advantage of special $30 per person and 2 for $30 menus. Participating restaurants include:

Ambrosia

     

Bebop Pizza Kitchen

     

Binkley’s

Broad Ripple Brew Pub

     

Broad Ripple Tavern

     

Corner Wine Bar

FIRE! Food + Flame

     

The Jazz Kitchen

     

JT’s Grille & Bar

Marco’s

     

Mama Carolla’s

     

Mediterra

Meridian

     

Moe & Johnny’s

     

Northside Kitchenette

The Northside Social

     

Old Pro’s Table

     

Oh Yumm! Bistro

Parcha Sweets

     

Recess

     

Ripple Inn

Riviera Club

     

Sahm’s Place

     

Thr3e Wise Men

Union Jack

     

Yats!

     

Zest

10-01 Food & Drink

                       

For a complete list of participating restaurants and menus, visit http://www.chowdownmidtown.org

Bacon Tweetup #2

Come enjoy an evening of bacon & hanging out with the Naptown Buzz crew
at Burd Ford.  Follow @naptownbuzz on Twitter for more information or to ask questions.

All participants* must bring a bacon treat.

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Indiana Generals Team Meeting

The Indiana Generals are meeting Saturday 14th at the Indy South Sports Academy off of Southport and 65. This meeting is for any players that wish to be a part of our organization. This meeting will cover important information about the 2012 season. It is critical to be in attendance if you would like to be a part of our team.

We will also be having an open gym session(basketball) after the meeting if anyone is interested in staying after and get some cardio time in with the team. Bring 2$ to the meeting in order to play basketball, however if you do not have the money, that is ok! Just make sure you email us at indiana.generals@ymail.com or on facebook www.indianagenerals.com/indianagenerals.

Address: 4150 Kildeer
Indianapolis, In 46237

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Indy Jazz Fest 2011

The Indy Jazz Fest presented by Marsh has unveiled the artists taking the stage as part of the festival’s week long Sunset Series as it prepares to kick off its 13th year. Held over a five-day period September 12-17 in many locations, Indy Jazz Fest combines the great venues of Indianapolis with the diversity of jazz styles. The full schedule and ticket information is available at the festival’s newly redesigned website: www.indyjazzfest.net

Sunset series

• Monday, Sept. 12, 7 p.m. – Aaron Diehl Trio at the Jazz Kitchen, 5377 N. College Ave. Special opener by guitarist Jeff McLaughlin, winner of the 2010 Owl Studios Emerging Artist Competition. Tickets are $25.

• Tuesday, Sept. 13, 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. – The Headhunters at the Jazz Kitchen, 5377 N. College Ave. The former Herbie Hancock backing band combines funk, groove and latin. Tickets are $25.

• Wednesday, Sept. 14, 7 p.m. – Kevin Mahogany and the Steve Allee Trio at the Cabaret Columbia Club, 121 Monument Circle. Jazz standards and nostalgic gems. Tickets can be purchased for $35, $45 and $55.

• Thursday, Sept. 15, 7 p.m. – WICR is presenting a special free concert featuring the Indy Jazz Fest Band at the Christel de Haan Fine Arts Center at the University of Indianapolis, 1400 E. Hanna Ave. This concert is FREE and open to all ages.

• Friday, Sept. 16, 7:30 p.m. – Freda Payne pays tribute to Ella Fitzgerald and the Great Ladies of Jazz at Madame Walker Theatre Center, 617 Indiana Ave. Payne, known for her hit “Band of Gold,” will cover other jazz greats including Billie Holiday, Lena Horne and Dinah Washington. Tickets are $25.

Multi-Grammy award-winning musician George Benson will be the 2011 festival headliner as part of the outdoor grand finale September 17 on the grounds of Opti Park in Broad Ripple. Additional Saturday Main Stage performers include Spyro Gyra, Yellowjackets and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue and Rufus Reid’s “Out Front” Quintet. Gates open at 12 p.m. with music on three stages from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m.

This post was submitted by Jessica Kiefer.