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Buzzing Around Town - by Nora Spitznogle
posted: Mar. 31, 2017

Buzzing Around Town

Honoring legacies. Building connections.
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Kennedy King Memorial
601 E. 17th Street - all-ages, free, 5 - 6 pm
The Kennedy King Memorial Initiative became a nonprofit entity in 2015. "We have big dreams and concrete plans to transform the Martin Luther King Park campus into a center where people, institutions, and community partners can come together in bold dialogue and purposeful action."
An annual event of the Initiative is the commemoration of the events of April 4, 1968 - the shocking loss of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the ennobling words of Robert F. Kennedy.
Everyone is invited to join the community and civic leaders in the program led by master-of-ceremonies Rafael Sanchez of WRTV-6. Speakers and performers include Mayor Joe Hogsett, Pastor David Greene of Concerned Clergy, vocal stylist Vickie Daniel, poet Januarie York, and a very special trailblazing peacemaker who is not even 10 years old.

The Claudettes
Sunday, April 9, 2017
The Jazz Kitchen
5377 N. College Avenue - 21+, $12, doors 5 pm, show 7 pm
This Chicago band sounds like a blast! From the bits of their music I've heard, their shows must be barnburners! An awesome blend of blues, jazz, rockabilly, and fun - this energetic band is sure to keep you moving.
The Jazz Kitchen is also a great place to have dinner before the show.

Mark your calendars for Record Store Day 2017 - Saturday, April 22. Visit for the low down on exclusive releases. I'll have the skinny on the local shows and special events in the next issue of the Broad Ripple Gazette.

Not-for-profit director by day, music writer by night, Nora Spitznogle reviews music that happened and previews music and events around Broad Ripple Village. Nora managed CATH Inc coffeehouse at 54th Street and College Avenue for seven years. During that time she hosted hundreds of local and touring musicians, both at the coffeehouse and her home. When CATH closed in 2004 and the music was no longer coming to her, she had to wander from her corner of Broad Ripple to see what is happening elsewhere. You can find her at Second Helpings during the work day, waitressing at the Red Key on Saturday nights and prowling Broad Ripple music venues the rest of the time. Visit Nora's Web site, send any questions, comments or suggestions to
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