Entertainment

Troy Watters Brings ‘Cruising South Madison Street’ Back To Muncie

By: Mike Rhodes— Muncie, Indiana—It’s 2018 and cruising South Madison Street is a thing! (Again.) Once popular decades ago, cruising South Madison Street pretty much went by the wayside. But two months ago, Troy Watters kicked off his Cruising South Madison Street event and the 3rd Saturday of the month suddenly became an instant “must-go-to” calendar entry. Watters is a life-long resident of Muncie and has worked for the Muncie Sanitary District for the last four years. A warm, affable man, Watters…


Muncie Symphony Orchestra Begins 70th Season On Saturday

By: Jennifer Johnson— Muncie, Indiana—What do a bluegrass band, the music from Star Wars, and winners from an international violin competition have in common?  The Muncie Symphony Orchestra’s 70th Season!  Come celebrate the kickoff to Muncie Symphony’s 70th season this Saturday, September 29, at 7:30 p.m. in Emens Auditorium. Tickets for Youth (K-12) are just $5; Ball State student tickets are FREE in advance with student ID or $10 at the door and Adult Single Tickets start at $25. For tickets, contact the Emens…


Inaugural ‘ArtsWalk Pumpkin Trail and Glow’ Contest Launches This Year

By: Muncie Downtown Development Partnership— Muncie, Indiana—A new ArtsWalk tradition will take place this year: The inaugural Artswalk Pumpkin Trail and Glow. Here’s what it’s all about including details on how to enter. ArtsWalk Pumpkin Trail and Glow October 4th from 5pm-8pm Follow the Pumpkin Trail throughout the streets of downtown Muncie during ArtsWalk.  The pumpkin trail will end at Canan Commons, with a community Pumpkin Glow and contest. Cash prizes will be awarded! Community Pumpkin Glow Prizes Winners will…


‘The Christians’ Opens This Weekend At Muncie Civic’s Studio Theatre

By: Michelle Kinsey— Editor’s Note: The Christians has been extended and will now play through October 6th. Muncie, Indiana– Why do we believe what we believe? That question, said director Nathan Hart, is at the center of a production opening this weekend at Muncie Civic’s Studio Theatre. The Christians takes theatregoers into a modern megachurch, where a pastor delivers a sermon that shakes the very foundation of his church and his marriage. Hart said he was drawn to the script because…


‘Twilight On The Boulevard’ Debuts At Minnetrista On September 21st

By: Stephen Mortland— Muncie, Indiana—Twilight on the Boulevard is a new benefit event to support Minnetrista’s enduring vision. Enjoy food and beverages provided by local restaurants such as Vera Mae’s, Amazing Joe’s Grill, The Neely House, Minnetrista catering, and more. Walk Minnetrista’s beautiful lamp lit Boulevard, and take in live music by Indianapolis Jazz Orchestra, Clay & the Chameleons, Paul Reilly, and others. While you listen to the music and enjoy the delicious food, try your hand at one of…


Flor De Toloache To Headline Free Concert at Canan Commons Sept. 20

By: Rick Zeigler— Muncie, Indiana–All-female Mariachi ensemble Flor De Toloache will be returning to Muncie and performing in a FREE outdoor concert as part of the 2018 Muncie Three Trails Music Series. This concert is sponsored by Ball State University and will take place at 7:00 PM on Thursday, September 20th at Canan Commons (500 S. Walnut Walnut St.) in the heart of downtown Muncie, IN. Dance troupes Anderson Ballet Folklorico and Indianapolis’ Ballet Folklorico Mosaicos will combine forces and open…


Gaston Rocks Out With Henry Lee Summer Concert Performance

By: Mike Rhodes— Gaston, Indiana—The small Delaware County town of Gaston put on a really BIG show Saturday night as singer-songwriter Henry Lee Summer hit the stage in the heart of town and cranked out a full two hours of his hit songs from the 80’s & 90’s without a break. Now age 63, Summer put his heart and soul into his performance in front of an appreciative crowd of hundreds who sang and danced along with him and his…


National Tour of ‘NOËL The Musical’ Calls for Local Auditions

By: Kristi Chambers— Muncie, Indiana –NOËL The Musical is accepting auditions for three walk-on roles at their performance at Emens Auditorium on Nov. 20, 2018. NOËL is a stunning new holiday musical from top-selling children’s author Eoin Colfer. Set in modern day London, NOËL tells a heartwarming tale of a little girl who is preparing for her starring role in a school Christmas play when her mother suddenly disappears. To avoid being taken into care, Noël keeps her mother’s disappearance…


Magic, An Exhibition By Artist Alan Patrick Debuts At First Thursday

By: Carl Schafer— Muncie, Indiana—Gordy Fine Art & Framing Company will open the exhibition Magic with paintings by artist Alan Patrick, Thursday September 6, from 5 – 8 pm. The exhibit will feature new paintings by Mr. Patrick who is beloved in Indiana’s art community and is always considered among the most committed and consistent talents of our time.  Throughout the evening, he will be on hand to engage with viewers and answer questions. At 6:15 he will speak briefly about…


The Rocky Horror Picture Show Is Coming To Cornerstone 

By: Jessie Fisher— Muncie, Indiana—Dust off your fishnets and pleather; it’s time to do the Time Warp again! Cornerstone Center for the Arts is excited for the fifth annual showing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show presented by Big Shots Pub. Rocky Horror is on Saturday, September 29 at 8 p.m. in the E.B. Ball Auditorium at Cornerstone in Downtown Muncie. The Old Queen’s Men shadow cast is back for this interactive showing of the cult classic film. The event…