Thursday, April 28, 2011

Broad Ripple Gazette vol 8, no 9

first published in the Broad Ripple Gazette 

First of all, I’d like to thank the Broad Ripple Kiwanis for inviting me to speak at their lunch meeting. I’ve given hundreds of talks about Second Helpings, but this was the first time I’d ever been asked to talk about music and writing for the Gazette. It was a fun lunch – thank you. 

Previews: 10 Year Reunion Show
Saturday, April 30, 2011
2131 East 71st Street
$5, 21+, doors 7:00, show 7:30

When I first started this column, was my main source of information. Bands promoted shows and it was an easy way to contact musicians. I met many friends on the message boards. Everyone had clever screen names. I went with good old ‘nora,’ no hiding for me! I listened to my first-ever podcast through the site and I’m proud to be a panelist on the Top Ten Live list that is published on the site. 

IMN is celebrating their ten-year anniversary on April 1, 2001 with a show at Birdy’s, of course. The club was the site of all of the IMN showcases and their first in five years. The ten bands were very active on the site and seven of them are coming out of hiatus or reuniting for the show.
 Stan Muller, Loretta, 2008

The lineup and set times (the times are subject to change):

7:30 - Matt Mays/The Spin
8:00 - The Common
8:30 - Lines of Nazca
9:00 - Pop Lolita
9:30 - Paging Raymond
10:10 – Loretta
10:50 - Citizens Band
11:30 - Extra Blue Kind
12:10 – Lunar Event
12:40 - Nowhere Good Fast

I’m excited that the show coincides with my sweet nephew’s First Communion and I’m not working at the Red Key that night. I’ll see you there!

78 rpm
Saturday, April 30, 2011
American Legion Post 34, Broad Ripple
6440 Westfield Blvd
8:00 – 11:00, free

The band, 78 rpm is a good old fashioned, Chicago-style blues band. They are celebrating their first anniversary with a free show at the American Legion. A good time is sure to be had!

Picture This
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Creation Café
337 West 11th Street
5:00 – 7:00, all-ages, nonsmoking $10 ticket/$40 for five tickets

Picture This is a fundraiser for The Viewfinder Project. TVP started informally in Cape Town, South Africa in 2005, by MaryBeth Jackson. She sought to better understand how middle-school students see their corner of the world and how she might encourage them to think about how as children they might become change makers in their communities.

From this three-day experience with 18 sixth-graders from a farming community, The Viewfinder Project was born. MaryBeth has since developed a 16-lesson curriculum guide dedicated to teaching these students not only basic photography skills, but also life skills that encourage the students to think about how the lesson  applies to their lives.

TVP aims to encourage people of all ages to think about beauty and what is good to the extent that it influences the choices they make. The Viewfinder Project believes that fostering creativity in people helps equip them to think more creatively in all of life’s circumstances, making changes as they have the opportunity to do so.

Picture This will feature student work and a chance talk to people who have run The Viewfinder Project in their own organizations around our city. The goal is to raise enough money for 75 new point-and-shoot cameras for projects here and around the world. 

$10 includes wine tasting, appetizers and music by Tad Armstrong and Brian Deer, with the proceeds going to The Viewfinder Project. Bring a few extra bucks for raffle tickets – the items include a Kyle Ragsdale painting and a Blue Candy Photography photo session. Stay for dinner at Creation Café and mention The Viewfinder Project; 10% of your total check will be donated to The Viewfinder Project.

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