Entertainment

Get Ready, Company is Coming: Muncie, DWNTWN Gear Up for Busy IRONMAN Weekend

By Vicki Veach— MUNCIE, Ind. — Join the City of Muncie, Muncie Downtown Development, Muncie Visitors Bureau, Muncie Sports Commission and Horizon Convention Center the weekend of Sept. 30–Oct. 2 as they welcome IRONMAN Indiana to Muncie. The city anticipates roughly 3,500 athletes and their supporters (upwards of 9,000 people total) in Muncie over the course of the weekend. The triathletes can compete in the 70.3-mile race or the full IRONMAN, which is 140.6 miles. “The economic impact of the…

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You Could Win a Hawaiian Vacation at ‘The Price is Right Live™’ at Emens

By Kristi Chambers—  MUNCIE, Ind. – Experience the chance to win a guaranteed Hawaiian vacation and so much more as The Price is Right Live™stage show returns to Emens Auditorium Sunday, Sept. 26 at 3:00 p.m. Tickets for The Price is Right Live™ are currently on sale at the Emens box office, online at Ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 765-285-1539. The Price Is Right Live™ is the hit interactive stage show that gives eligible individuals the chance to “Come On…


Muncie Symphony Orchestra to Perform ‘The Music of Billy Joel’

By Melissa Jones— MUNCIE, Ind.— “We’re all in the mood for a melody”—and on Sept. 18, Muncie Symphony Orchestra will give audiences just that, providing an evening of Billy Joel music. MSO will be joined by Michael Cavanaugh, a renowned performer and musician who was hand-selected by Billy Joel to star in the Broadway musical “Movin’ Out.” Cavanaugh first started performing Billy Joel hits with symphony orchestras with the Indianapolis Symphony in 2008. Now, Muncie is welcoming him back to…


9/11: The Hoosier Call to Courage

Written and Produced By Chris Davis, News Director, Network Indiana— Editor’s note: The audio program below was produced by Network Indiana. It highlights 9/11 with an emphasis on some of the many, many hoosiers that were affected by what happened that day. The stories and voices included in the program below are just a few of the thousands of stories that came out of Washington DC, New York City, and Somerset County, Pennsylvania. The outstanding audio program below is one…


AJR in Concert at Emens Auditorium, Public tickets on Sale Friday, September 3

By Kristi Chambers—  MUNCIE, Ind. – AJR with special guest Sara Kays will be performing at Emens Auditorium on September 11, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. and tickets to this previously exclusive student concert have now been released to the public! Public tickets go on sale Friday, September 3, 2021 at 10 a.m. and will now be available online at Ticketmaster.com or at the Emens box office. For more information, visit bsu.edu/emens or call/text 765-285-1539. The Emens box office is open…


LISTEN: Mike Rhodes’ Podcast From MuncieJournal.com, Episode 4

By Mike Rhodes, Editor-in-Chief— MUNCIE, Ind.—In this week’s podcast we dedicate the entire 7 minutes by talking about IRONMAN. Specifically, the need for volunteers to be involved with various activities to make sure the event is successful. HUNDREDS of people are still needed to help. The annual IRONMAN triathlon will be even larger this year after the cancellation of last year’s event. Muncie is hosting not only the regular IRONMAN 70.3 race, as it does every year, but a full-distance triathlon on…


‘Asleep at the Wheel’ to Headline FREE Muncie Concert on Sept. 11th

By Rick Zeigler— MUNCIE, Ind.– Acclaimed Western Swing band Asleep at the Wheel will be performing in a FREE outdoor concert as part of the 2021 Muncie Three Trails Music Series. The concert will take place at 7:00 PM on Saturday, September 11th at Canan Commons (500 S. Walnut St.) in the heart of downtown Muncie, IN. The Ball State University Jazz Lab Ensemble will open the show. This concert is presented by Ball State University. Please note that the…


LISTEN: Mike Rhodes’ Podcast From MuncieJournal.com, Episode 3

By Mike Rhodes, Editor-in-Chief— MUNCIE, Ind.—In this week’s podcast we begin by talking about some numbers. Like the number 249,600. What does that number mean? Probably not what you think. This is podcast #3, something we are trying to do weekly on MuncieJournal.com. Other topics in this week’s program include: the number 10.2%, a bit about John Carlson who writes a weekly column for us that is published on Friday mornings, how you can dunk Muncie Mayor Dan Ridenour and…


Cornerstone Mourns Loss of Ed Asner

By Dee McKinsey— MUNCIE, Ind.–  Cornerstone Center for the Arts joins the nation in mourning the loss of beloved actor Ed Asner, who was to have performed GOD HELP US! earlier this month at Cornerstone. GOD HELP US! was scheduled to be presented Aug. 17 – 20, at Cornerstone but was postponed due to the rising number of Covid-19 cases in Delaware County. Cornerstone has returned to its mask mandate inside the building. “We were looking for new dates to…


DWNTWN Game Night Is Saturday August 28th at Canan Commons

By Cheryl Crowder— MUNCIE, Ind.—Join us for DWNTWN Game Night Saturday August 28th from 5-10pm at Canan Commons. Bring your family DWNTWN for an evening of fun and live entertainment featuring  Mike Milligan and Steam Shovel from 7pm-10pm. A variety of lawn games will be available for group play throughout the evening, including: – Yardzee – Giant Jenga – Cornhole – Croquet – KUBB Viking Clash – Giant Parachute Play – Spoon and Egg Races – Rock, Paper, Scissors Elimination…