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Buzzing Around Town - by Nora Spitznogle
posted: Apr. 28, 2017
Poetry in the Afternoon
Sunday, April 30
9 Johnson Ave - all-ages, free, 3 - 5 pm
It's not too late to celebrate National Poetry month especially if you're a last minute sort of person like me. [I imagine that Broad Ripple Gazette editor/publisher/manager/paper-deliverer Alan Hague is rolling his eyes as he reads this.]
Some of you might remember Rachel Sahaidachny a CATH coffeehouse employee and Broad Ripple High School graduate. She was a student when she worked at the coffeehouse and had her first piece published - I think it was in Seventeen Magazine. I was so dang proud that I was making people read it as they waited for their coffee! She has gone on earn an MFA in creative writing from Butler and to be published many times over and in too many places to list here. Rachel is the programs manager for the Writers Center of Indianapolis and is the co-editor of Not Like the Rest of Us: An Anthology of Contemporary Indiana Writers. She will be reading from her recent work.
Nancy Chen Long, a 2017 National Endowment of the Arts Creative Writing fellow in poetry, is the author of Light into Bodies, winner of the 2016 Tampa Review Prize for Poetry (University of Tampa Press, 2017) as well as a boatload of other honors.
J.T.Whitehead is the winner of the 2015 Margaret Randall Poetry Prize. He is the Editor in Chief of So It Goes: The Literary Journal of the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library. His collection of poetry The Table of the Elements (Broadkill River Press 2015) was nominated for the National Book Award.
Kiss Resurrection/Maiden Chicago/Iron Diamond
Saturday, May 6
6259 N. College Avenue - 21+, $15, doors 8 pm, show 9 pm
If you're thinking that this show sounds like a head-banging metal concert, you're right! Kiss Resurrection is a tribute band celebrating the 40 years of Kiss greatness. Maiden Chicago celebrates the music of Iron Maiden. Indianapolis' own Iron Diamond is a heavy metal tribute band formed by veterans of the Midwest metal and punk scene.
Robbie Fulks with Michael Kelsey, Brian Deere & Matt Boyer
Friday, May 12
2131 E. 71st Street - 21+, $25, 7 pm
What a wonderful show this will be! 2017 Grammy nominated for Best Folk Album and Best American Roots Song, Robbie Fulks, will be joined by three great Indianapolis-ish guitar genius musicians who all played at CATH coffeehouse.
Robbie Fulks is a wonderful songwriter and musician who doesn't pass through Indiana very often. Micheal Kelsey is a Lafayette-based guitar player and songwriter, famous for his creativity and looping and layering sounds. Brian Deere is a singer/songwriter all-around fabulous musician. Matt Boyer grew up in Zionsville and now lives in Baltimore, and has played guitar on national tours for Sun Kil Moon.
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 nora-leona.blogspot.com
, send any questions, comments or suggestions to Nora@BroadRippleGazette.com