Comedian Frank Caliendo plays Lawrenceburg this Saturday
Big names and rooftop singers
get to mention more and more big time entertainment names in the Guide ever
since Lawrenceburg Event Center opened its doors. Styx, Travis Tritt were the
most recent big names and this week the Event Center is presenting Frank
Caliendo-LIVE this Saturday.
can’t promise that at this late date tickets will be available, but we can
suggest you try. If you can’t get in to see this great comedian you could
always take in Zack Attack playing at the nearby nightclub Hollywood on the
Roof which you’ll find apparently above the Hollywood Casino also in
Bike rider Ben, a solo cello fellow
There are bike riders and there are bike riders, but any bike rider who
adds value to his trips must be applauded and you can expect to applaud Ben
Sollee this Friday as he appears at Earlham College’s Carpenter Hall.
Father Earlham tells us, Sollee is a thoughtful activist who mobilizes
his audiences to take environmental actions through the power of live music.
Seeking a deeper connection to communities on the road, Ben first packed his
touring life onto his bicycle in 2009; since then he has ridden over 4,000
miles from show to show.
You’d expect Ben Sollee to be a fiddle player or maybe to see him appear
playing a Martin Backpacker guitar, but you’d be wrong again. Ben Sollee plays
the cello. So if you see a beatnik looking guy with black horn rimmed glasses
bicycling over your favorite highway, you will know by the tell-tale cello
strapped to his apparatus that it’s Ben Sollee out seeking a deeper connection to
our communal roads. Drive carefully.
learn, “Ben first packed his touring life onto his bicycle in 2009; since then
he has ridden over 4,000 miles from show to show.” We just hope that this Friday, it’s not from snow to snow.
“Through compelling melodies, inspirational lyrics, catchy rhythms and
his own unique playing style, Sollee brings musical joy and humor to subjects
of sustainability and environmental awareness.”
Foot bites for your future and more
When you have a community arts center you want to exercise it, don’t
you? That’s certainly true with Oxford Community Arts Center this weekend. On
Friday the OCACs, i.e. those people who attend, will be doing some square
dancing and on Saturday and Sunday afternoon taking in Macy’s Arts Sampler and
Stan Ginn presenting Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, a free event which ends with a
stage full of local kids beating on drums and other things that go bump, bang,
bing or boom in the slowly growing afternoon.
Percussion may also come from the feet and if you would like to get more
bang from your heels and spright from your toes budget $25 to the effort and
join Tamara Loewenthal at the Center and 6 pm Friday. She will be hosting an
hour long workshop entitled ‘Clogging for the Flatfooted.’
Lowenethal is a veteran dance caller and award-winning dancer from Bloomington,
Indiana. We are told you must “preregister” for the master class by calling
OCAC. But of course, once you’ve preregistered you will also simultaneously
have registered making the ‘pre’ either redundant or ridiculous.
Take this class and you will quite literally be taking steps towards a
more sophisticated future, that of a clog dancer at a square dance.
L. promises, “I will help you find
the groove as you shuffle to Old Time music, teaching your feet the vocabulary
they need to pound out rhythms, while involving the entire body in the dance
experience. Using both flatfooting
techniques and team clogging footwork, you will come away with usable foot
bites for your future dancing pleasure.”
friends, the Jericho Old Time Band, a six piece group specializing in American
roots music, will provide live music for the dance.
farm preservation award
Indiana Landmarks wants to know if you are maintaining historic farm
buildings as part of your day to day agricultural operations. If so or if you
know of a “great historic farm in your area” you are encouraged to submit a
nomination, by May 8th mind you, for the Arnold Award for Rural
The winner will receive a handsome outdoor marker, a free pass to the
Indiana State Fair and overnight accommodations in Indianapolis.
tells us, “The award is named in memory of John Arnold (1955-1991), a Rush
County farmer who combined progressive architectural practices with a deep
respect for the natural and historic components of rural landscapes, including
the farm owned by his family since 1820.” Click
here to download the nomination form.
Current News posted this week:
— Brookville has been
awarded $154,000 of an approximate $7.7 million available in Indiana for blight
removal. Brookville Town Councilman Bob O’Bryan reported the money will be used
to demolish several blighted properties.
— On his Facebook page Ron Yurcak admitted last week
had been a long one and considering the horrible accident he suffered last
Monday, also a bad one. Ron was laying flat on the floor trying to light the
furnace at the Gateway Park Museum and Welcome Center when it blew up in his
“When the boiler blew up in my face on Monday, God was there holding my
hand to give me the strength to call for help,” he wrote on his Facebook page
on Thursday from his hospital bed.
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