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Mannheim Steamroller Christmas To Perform At Emens November 29th

By: Kristi Chambers— Muncie, IN—Mannheim Steamroller will present the best the holiday has to offer this season. The group will perform live for one night only in Muncie, Indiana at Emens Auditorium on November 29, 2018. Tickets are available at the Emens box office or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Call 765-285-1539 for more information or visit www.bsu.edu/emens. This year marks the 33rd Anniversary of the Christmas Tour and release of Mannheim Steamroller Christmas, an album that revolutionized the Holiday Season music…

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Celebrate the Holiday Season with the MSO Saturday December 1st

By: Morgan Dean— Muncie, Indiana—Buddy the Elf said it best: “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear!” Sing along to your favorite holiday classics with the Muncie Symphony Orchestra at the annual Fisher/Shafer Holiday Pops Concert on  Saturday, December 1 at 4pm in Emens Auditorium.  Rejoice in the sounds of the season with special guest artists, the Ball State University Singers and West View Ensemble. “This year’s Holiday Pops will have some familiar aspects but also…


Enchanted Luminaria Walk at Minnetrista Begins November 30th

By: Stephen Mortland— Muncie, IN—There is no better way to kick off the holiday season than with your family and friends at Enchanted Luminaria Walk at Minnetrista, on November 30 and December 1 from 6–9 p.m. each night. “Enchanted Luminaria Walk is one of my favorite events to work here at Minnetrista,” said Discovery and Engagement Manager, Ashley Mann. “It’s our gift to the community and there are so many amazing opportunities for family fun and memory making. The excitement…


MFD’s ‘Toys for Tots’ Donations Accepted at NOEL The Musical and Mannheim Steamroller

By: Kristi Chambers— Muncie, Indiana–Emens Auditorium will be host two spectacular holiday shows this Christmas season. Noel the Musical will be on Tuesday, November 20 at 7:30 p.m. Following that Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis will be November 29, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. In partnership with the Muncie Fire Department’s Toys for Tots, bring a toy donation to NOEL the Musical and Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis  and receive a BOGO (buy one get one free) coupon to…


Cardinal Greenways Announces Holiday Events

By: Angie Pool— Muncie, IN—Cardinal Greenways’ annual Turkey Trot is Thanksgiving Day, November 22nd from 8:00 am – 11:00 am, with registration beginning at 7:30. The walk/run route is along beautiful Cardinal Greenway and the scenic White River Greenway.  The event begins and ends at the Cardinal Greenway Depot. The walk/run is for humans and canines of all ages. Come for fun wearing your Thanksgiving/Turkey attire! After the walk/run enjoy hot cider and refreshments with friends and family inside the…


Muncie Civic Theater Presents “The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane”

By: Michelle Kinsey— Muncie, Indiana – What can a self-centered toy rabbit teach us about love? Quite a bit, actually. Muncie Civic Theatre is presenting “The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane” Nov. 9-11 and 16-18 in the Casazza Family Studio. Friday and Saturday shows will be at 7 p.m. and Sunday matinees will begin at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $13 for adults and $10 for students.  Edward Tulane is a vain, cold-hearted toy china rabbit that embarks on a life-changing…


MSO Presents the Music of Film Composer John Williams On November 10th

By: Jennifer Johnson— Muncie, Indiana—What do a Wookiee, a shark, and a dinosaur have in common?  The Muncie Symphony Orchestra’s Movie Magic of John Williams!  Join the fun this Saturday, November 10 at 4:00 p.m. in Pruis Hall on the campus of Ball State University. The Muncie Symphony Orchestra (MSO) invites you and your family to experience a concert full of the magic of movie music by composer, John Williams, including music from Harry Potter, Jaws, Star Wars, Jurassic Park, E.T.,…


“Symphonic Halloween” to be a Night of Tricks and Treats on Oct 27th

By: Morgan Dean— Muncie, IN—Double, double toil and trouble, musicians play and feature double. The Muncie Symphony Orchestra (MSO) invites you to the spooky “Symphonic Halloween” concert on Saturday, October 27 at 7:30 p.m. in Emens Auditorium. The concert will feature “double” 2018 MSO Young Artist Competition Winners, Abigail Ko (Ladonna Dingledine Junior Division Winner) and Sage Hamm (Steve Dingledine Senior Division Winner). Join us…if you dare! Tickets for Youth (K-12) are just $5; Ball State student tickets are FREE in advance…


BSU Professor Says Halloween Traditions Date Back Centuries

By: Marc Ransford— Muncie, IN—Many Halloween traditions may have originated with the ancient Celts and their priests, the druids. Other civilizations adopted and changed the ancient rituals, such as bobbing for apples or donning disguises. “Our Halloween celebrations are the remnants of the pre-Christian Celtic celebrations,” said Fred Suppe, a Ball State history professor and an expert in Celtic folklore. “The Celts can be traced back to 800 B.C. to what is now southern Germany and include the ancestors of…


Muncie Civic Theatre Presents “West Side Story”

By: Michelle Kinsey— Muncie, IN—For Aiszah Rangel, playing “Maria” in Muncie Civic Theatre’s production of “West Side Story” is not just another role. It’s THE role. “I wanted to play this role mainly because I am a Latina, and I know the Latino population here in Muncie is very small, “ she said. She said this role allows her to represent Latina woman locally, and respectfully. “I hope to pave the way for other Latino artists,” she said. “Our voices…