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Buzzing Around Town - by Nora Spitznogle
posted: Jan. 18, 2019

Buzzing Around Town

Happy snowy January. I was reminded last weekend of how lucky we are to live in a walk-able neighborhood. In a three block span the other night I was able listen to the live taping of a podcast, have a delicious meal at the Aristocrat, pop into LUNA music to say hello to friends, have sidewalk conversations with other folks, and have a cocktail at the Red Key. I love that a little snow doesn't keep people in the house. Speaking of that, shoveling your sidewalk is a neighborly thing to do.

Ciara Dawn Haskett
Saturday, January 26, 2019
Books & Brews Broad Ripple
6420 Cornell Ave - all-ages, 8:00 - 10:00 pm, free
Books & Brews hosts singer/songwriters on Friday and Saturday events and has an every-Wednesday open mic night. Ciara Dawn Haskett caught my attention. She's been holding a guitar since she was two years old and started taking lessons when she was seven. Her songs are beautiful and her voice is full of personality. I bet her live show is wonderful. Go see her.

Lou Harry Gets Real live podcast recording
Oxford Room, Aristocrat Pub and Restaurant
5212 N. College Ave, upstairs (there is an elevator)
all-ages, 6:00 - 8:00 pm (doors 4:30), $15
I've attended four of Lou's podcast recordings and I've learned something and have been introduced to new-to-me music and arts events each time. And I've laughed, a bunch.
You can eat and drink in the beautifully appointed Oxford Room during the show, so plan on dinner while you're there.
Here is the 2019 calendar:
  • Sunday, February 10
  • Sunday, March 10
  • Sunday, April 14
  • Sunday, May 12
  • Sunday, June 9
  • July: NO SHOW
  • Sunday, August 11
  • Sunday, September 8
  • Sunday, October 13
  • Sunday, November 10
  • December: NO SHOW

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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