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Center for the Performing Arts Begins Fifth Year Celebration with New Year’s Extraganza


Writer / Janelle Morrison Photographer / Brian Brosmer Since the grand opening of the Palladium in January 2011, the Center for the Performing Arts has delighted its patrons with talent from all over the country and the world, attracting legendary performers over the years such as Tony Bennett, the late B.B. King, Hugh Laurie, Yo-Yo Ma and other memorable performances. The Center for the Performing Arts is an inviting gathering place for the community, along with the Center’s Studio Theater and the Tarkington. Combined, the three venues are a place for community engagement and for people to celebrate great art together. ...

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Wondrous Winter Wishes: Assistance League® of Indianapolis 2015 Holiday Luncheon and Style Show

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Writer / Julie Yates On Thursday, December 3, Assistance League® of Indianapolis will host “Wondrous Winter Wishes,” their annual Holiday Luncheon and Style Show. This fundraising event has become a holiday tradition for many ladies in the greater Indianapolis area. Members, friends, mothers and daughters look forward to this festive celebration that starts the holiday season. As in past years, the Holiday Luncheon and Style Show will be held at the Ritz Charles in Carmel. The room, which is usually filled to its 500 person capacity, will be decorated with dazzling, sparkling shades of winter white. Jo Craig, Carmel, and ...

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Salvation Army Angel Tree


Writer  /  Samantha Hyde This Christmas, shoppers will find more than just bargains and festive lights as they wind their way through Castleton Square and Greenwood Park malls. A very special Christmas tree will also appear at each location, one that eschews shiny ornaments and tinsel for hundreds of simple paper angels with names like “Maddy,” “Anthony” and “Kayla.” The Salvation Army is partnering with CBS4 to launch a new program in Central Indiana called Angel Tree. It’s their hope that shoppers will “adopt” over 3,000 children, or “Angels,” this Christmas. Each paper angel represents one real child, a boy ...

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The Dolphin Tank


Indiana Conference for Women Turns the Tide for Women-Owned Businesses Writer  /  Kara Reibel Photos Provided The Dolphin Tank event held at the Indiana Conference for Women addresses the disparity of funding that women-owned businesses receive compared to male-owned. But thanks to events such as the Dolphin Tank, the tide is turning. Organizers Polina Feldman, a SpinUp Associate at IU Research and Technology Corporation, and Kristen Cooper, VP of Corp. Development and Operations for Sticksnleaves, have coordinated this year’s panel of judges and vetted the applicants. “The group of applicants was strong, making the selection process challenging,” says Cooper. “There ...

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Elan Furs: Four Generations of High Fashion and Quality


Writer  /  Neil Lucas Elan Furs is a local business that has been family owned for more than four generations with a location at 3841 E. 82nd Street in Indianapolis. Designers such as Michael Kors, Zandra Rhodes, Pisani, Zuki, Louis Feraud and many other top American and European Designers as well as Elan’s own designs fill its showrooms in fur, leather, shearling and accessories. Sizes range from petite to extra plus for men, women and children. Elan Furs specializes in custom designs – fashioning unique creations for every whim and fancy. Additionally, it offers home furnishings such as pillows and ...

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Andrews Brothers Comes Back to Actors Theater


Film aficionados of the 1980 movie Blues Brothers fondly recall when Jake and Elwood declared their intentions to their soulmates and former musical teammates their burning desire of “getting the band back together.” Indeed, Jake and Elwood were on a mission to bring back the band that featured members such as Mr. Fabulous, Blue Lou and Bones. They predicted their goodwill goals could be reached if the band got back together and performed Sweet Home Chicago, Rubber Biscuit and other famed blues tunes from the Chicago streets. “We’ll put the band back together, do a few gigs, (and) there’s some ...

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Carmel Doctor Gives New Meaning to “Dropping Dimes”


Writer  /  Ray Compton During the Great Depression almost 90 years ago, business magnate and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller started a tradition that he continued for the remainder of his life. Rockefeller always retained a roll of new dimes in his suit. When he encountered adults on the streets who were obviously struggling during the Depression, the founder of Standard Oil shredded the package holding the dimes and passed out the sparkling coins to an appreciative audience of the despaired. This giving may seem small by some today, but it has been estimated that Rockefeller distributed over $30,000 in dimes ...

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Who is Sherman?


You may have seen him about town spotlighting a small business or promoting a local event or charity on the FOX59 Morning News feature, “Where is Sherman.” Recently, I sat down with Zionsville resident Sherman Burdette to find out who Sherman is and how his life’s travels led him to host the popular local morning segment. Burdette, a two-time Emmy Award winner, is an Indianapolis native and a graduate of IPS School #43, Broad Ripple High School. He graduated from Ball State University with a degree in telecommunications and theatre. “My junior year in high school, I wanted to be ...

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Celebrate the Holidays in Carmel


Writer  /  Janelle Morrison Photographer  /  Brian McGuckin It’s the most wonderful time of the year again. Soon the trees will be capped with snow, and the daunting task of holiday planning will commence. The city will soon be transformed into a winter wonderland of lights, seasonal fare and nostalgia. In addition to the spectacular holiday lighting displays that traditionally light up the city, the newly planted evergreens along 106th and Keystone Avenue as well as 136th and Keystone Avenue will be adorned with lighting to enhance those corridors. Marking the start of memorable occasions this November, Mayor Brainard, the ...

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DemandJump: Driving Clients Via Marketing Technology


Writer  /  Kara Reibel Photographer  /  Amy Unger Carmel-based DemandJump co-founders Christopher Day and Shawn Schwegman have raised the bar of sophistication in targeted online digital marketing. Indianapolis has been a hotbed for the marketing tech industry. Home to companies such as Aprimo (sold to Teradata), ExactTarget (acquired by SalesForce) and now DemandJump, the cyber approach to marketing has strong roots in the Indianapolis area. Effectively managing data is a major challenge for companies. According to the Harvard Business Review, “Because of big data, managers can measure, and hence know, radically more about their businesses and directly translate that knowledge ...

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