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Buzzing Around Town - by Nora Spitznogle
posted: May 10, 2019

Buzzing Around Town

Tad Robinson
Saturday, May 11, 2019
House Concert Rocky Ripple
all-ages, 6:30 - 10 pm, $20 suggested donation at the door
Soul and blues singer, Tad Robinson, and his talented band will be playing an outdoor house concert in Rocky Ripple. Don't worry, the hosts have a rain plan. Tad will be playing songs from his soon-to-be released CD, Real Street. He will be joined by Kevin Anker on keyboards, Dave Murray on bass and Jeff Chapin on drums.
You are encouraged to bring your camping chairs. Please RSVP to ensure a seat to The hosts will provide the address of the house concert a few days before.

Kurt's Karass: Dan Wakefield Documentary Film Premier
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Shortridge High School
3401 N Meridian St
all-ages, free, 7:15 pm
Kurt's Karass: Dan Wakefield, a short documentary (35 minutes) about Kurt Vonnegut Jr, will be screened at Shortridge High School, followed by a panel discussion featuring the star of the film, Broad Ripple's own Dan Wakefield.
In the film, Dan reminisces about Kurt, a 1940 graduate of Shortridge and editor of the school's daily paper, The Echo. Dan also an Echo writer, graduated a decade later. He traces his friendship with Kurt from his first meeting with Kurt in 1963 to the year before Kurt died, when Kurt attended a talk in New York that Dan gave.
Kurt reviewed Dan's first novel Going All The Way, in Life magazine, and wrote "Having written this novel, Dan Wakefield will never be able to go back to Indianapolis. He will have to watch the 500-mile race on television."
Lucky for us, Dan eventually moved back to Indianapolis.
The panel discussion will be lead by Travis DiNicola and will feature Shortridge student Shaun'Tae Swanson, Shortridge teacher Michael Gawdzik, and Max Goller, who conducts courses for teachers who want to use Vonnegut's work in their classroom.
The Charles Bruce Foundation, a Pennsylvania based non-profit that supports Writers, Artists and Musicians (WAM!), in conjunction with the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library has devoted the past three years to interviewing some of the Vonnegut's dearest friends. The film team has produced a series of short documentaries in hopes of preserving fond memories of this American Icon as shared first hand by his closest companions.
Arrive by 6:30 to hear the Shortridge Choral group perform.

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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