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Indy's Newest Urban Green Space is One of a Kind

People said they were crazy. Yet Tom Battista, owner of the Indianapolis-based Bluebeard restaurant, and the other driving forces behind The Idle: A Point of View have managed to carve out an attractive urban green space in a rather unlikely location. Sited where I-70 splits from I-65 just…

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11 Must See Acts at the Virginia Avenue Folk Fest

Stephen Kellogg once told me that today is a great time “…to be a fan of music.” There were no lines to read-between when he made that comment. As it has done for publishing and cable television, the Internet has blasted wide open the once-selective world behind the microphone. The result…

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No Shortage of Fun in Fountain Square

Have you heard of Indy's Cultural Districts? If not, then you really need to familiarize yourself. There are six districts in the city that offer a unique atmosphere for food, entertainment and more. A few weekends ago we spent the afternoon in Fountain Square (and it is quickly becoming one of my…

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Do317 Lounge: Indy's Hidden Music Venue

A city boasting intimate music venues isn’t something that rolls off the tongue when recommending Indianapolis to travelers. Quite frankly, Indianapolis isn’t even on the radar for many concertgoers when it comes to live music. Sure, downtown caters to large shows at Old National Centre, but what’s…

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Best Fireworks in Indiana? Downtown Indianapolis

In my opinion, the best place to be in central Indiana on July 4 at 10 pm is within a couple miles of Region's Bank Tower in Downtown Indianapolis. Oh sure, there are fireworks around Geist, in Plainfield, or in Franklin. Every city and town has its own fireworks display. We always went to the show…

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