Entertainment

MSO Presents “Disney In Concert: Magical Music From The Movies”

By: Jennifer Johnson— Be our guest! Bring the entire family and experience “The Magical Music of Disney” with the Muncie Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, November 14, at 4:00 pm. This performance takes place in Emens Auditorium on the campus of Ball State University, located at 1800 W. Riverside Ave., in Muncie, IN. Tickets start at $25 for adults and $10 for youth, ages K-12. Call the Emens Box Office at 765-285-1539. A supercalifragilistic carpet ride through the best-loved Disney scores of…


CBS’ Reboot of ‘Star Trek’ will Stream Directly to Viewers, Bypassing Affiliates

By: Ball State Division of Strategic Communications— CBS is paving the way to distributing its programming directly to viewers with the rollout of a new “Star Trek” series in 2017, bypassing its 200 network affiliates, says Dom Caristi, a Ball State telecommunications professor and member of the university’s Digital Policy Institute. CBS will debut the inaugural episode of the untitled new series in January 2017 on its regular network stations, but the remainder of the season may be accessed on…


Muncie Authors Bill and Katie Frederick Publish Second Children’s Book

By: Katie Frederick— Local Muncie authors Bill and Katie Frederick will introduce their second picture book on November 7th at the Unitarian Universalist annual Bazaar in the Woods. The new book is titled, “Patches and the Delightful Dragon Day.” The star of the book is soup loving Patches Turtle. This engaging picture book for the preschool and beginning reader teaches the importance of being kind to others, adventurous, and careful. Illustrator Jason Harlow also depicts minute details that will keep children engaged…


Pruis Hall Brings Comedy Ventriloquist Lynn Trefzger to Ball State

By: Kristi Chambers— Have you ever had a childhood hobby that got out of hand? That explains Lynn Trefzger’s start as a ventriloquist/comedienne. For over 30 years, Lynn has given life to a trunk full of comical characters and will be performing at Pruis Hall on Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at the Emens Auditorium Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, charge-by-phone at 800-745-3000 or online at Ticketmaster.com. Audiences are treated to Lynn’s vocal…


Muncie Civic Theatre Takes Audiences Into the Woods

By: Chris Griffith— Muncie Civic Theatre proudly presents Into the Woods, the second performance in the Main Stage theatre season. Audiences are invited to see this stunning production currently running  through November 1st. Bringing together characters from the Grimm Brothers’ fairytale stories, Into the Woods is an all-around entertaining look at the familiar “happily-ever-after” and what really happens beyond the fairytale ending. As the baker and his wife wish for a child to call their own, other characters in the kingdom, like Cinderella, Jack…


“Nightmare on Main Street” Free Children’s Haunted House at Cornerstone

By: Jessie Irwin—  Looking for some spooky fun for your family this October? Stop by Cornerstone Center for the Arts’ first ever kids-friendly haunted house, Nightmare on Main Street! This low-scare haunted house is perfect for families with children ages 12 and under looking for a good way to celebrate the month of tricks and treats! Come and explore the mysterious top level of Cornerstone which has been morphed into an ooey-gooey lair of fun! Nightmare on Main Street will…


Enjoy a Pint and a Song to Help Support Local Cancer Prevention

By: Stan Stephens— For a third consecutive year, fans of beer and music can indulge both for a great cause. The Heorot Pub and Draught House will host Rocktoberfest, a seasonal celebration of music, beer and food starting at 5 pm, Saturday, October 24 at the adjacent Valhalla Hall on 219 S. Walnut Street. Proceeds from admissions will benefit the IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Foundation’s Cancer Center Fund which supports free cancer screenings in the community. This year’s Rocktoberfest…


Academy of Model Aeronautics Launches “Discover Flight” Awareness Campaign

By: Mandee Mikulski— World’s largest model aviation association launches public awareness campaign. (Watch the inspiring “Discover Flight” video at the bottom of this story.)  The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) and its community of more than 187,000 members across the globe are uniting today to welcome and encourage the next generation of model aviation enthusiasts. In a public awareness campaign titled Discover Flight, AMA will show the world why it’s never been a more important, or exciting, time to take to the…


Cornerstone Center for the Arts Camp and Halloween Events

By: Jessie Irwin— Cornerstone’s Fall Break Arts Camp Fall break is a great chance for kids and parents alike to enjoy a break from their normal routines. Cornerstone Center for the Arts will host its first ever Fall Break Arts Camp, Tuesday, October 13 through Thursday, October 15. Similar to Summer Arts Camp, this program is designed to enrich the arts education of students age 7-14. The camp will expose students to a variety of art forms within visual arts,…


Parson Mortuary Presents “Honor Flight the Movie”

By: Jeff Bowman— Honor Flight is a heartwarming documentary about four living World War II veterans and a Midwest community coming together to give them the trip of a lifetime. Volunteer’s race against the clock to fly thousands of WWII veterans to Washington, DC to see the memorial constructed for them in 2005, nearly 60 years after the War. The trips are called “Honor Flights” and for the veterans, who are in their late 80s and early 90s, it’s often…