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Buzzing Around Town - by Nora Spitznogle
posted: Jul. 12, 2019
Hello darlings, we're solidly into summertime and I hope you're finding that the livin' is easy, the fish are jumping and the cotton is high. I hope to see you out and about!
Cousin Brothers 15th Anniversary Party
Friday, July 12, 2019
The Melody Inn
3826 N. Illinois St. - 21+, 7 - 9:30, $5
The Cousin Brothers are celebrating their 15th anniversary of "puttin' the kick-ass back into bluegrass." The band is a fun mix of rock, country, bluegrass, and good times.
Help them celebrate their 15th anniversary - I have a theory that band years are like dog years, each one equals seven - in [Old] Style.
FRYED PICKIN' - A musical benefit for Dave Frye
Saturday, July 13, 2019
4903 Winthrop Ave
all-ages, 7 pm, $20 suggested donation
Dave Frye suffered the tragic loss of his home and beloved family cat earlier this year. His friends from the music community have come together to offer support.
The original lineup of his band, the Stringtown Pickers, are reuniting for the evening, with Dave, featuring Dave on banjo. Plus there will be a Sindacato reunion, and sets by Greg & Kriss, and John Gilmore joined by Doug Sauter. What a wonderful lineup for a wonderful cause. All proceeds from the show will go to Dave and his family.
7:00 - 7:30 p.m. Greg and Kriss
7:45 - 8:45 p.m. Sindacato
9:00 - 9:30 p.m. John Gilmore
9:45 - 10:45 p.m. Stringtown Pickers
This is a family-friendly event. The show will be on Indy Hostel's outdoor stage. Please bring a lawn chair and/or a blanket, your dancing shoes, and something to drink if you like.
No Limits Inaugural Celebration and Kick-Off
Friday, July 26, 2019
Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
7725 N College Ave. - all-ages, 6:30 - 10 pm, $25 - 75
Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law on July 26, 1990. The Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ISBVI) kicks off their No Limits Arts Series each year on the anniversary of the signing.
ISBVI is also celebrating the renovation of their 1930's auditorium. The beautiful space will be used as a community gathering space for performances, inclusive films, and other cultural experiences. The first public performance in the auditorium will feature the Matthew Whitaker Quartet.
At age 18, Matthew Whitaker has already received numerous accolades for his piano playing including the "Outstanding Soloist Award" from Jazz at Lincoln Center's Charles Mingus High School Competition & Festival. This year, Matthew was awarded the Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composers Award for his original song "Emotions."
Matthew has toured both here and abroad, performing before The Youth Assembly at the United Nations, and on other renowned stages, including: Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the Apollo Theater, Carnegie Hall, and Jazz at Lincoln Center in NYC; SFJAZZ Center in San Francisco; the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Monterey Jazz Festival, Newport Jazz Festival and at international venues in Europe, Portugal, Japan, and Morocco.
Tickets range in price from $25-$50 and include a pre-concert reception with heavy appetizers and select complimentary beverages as well as the performance by the Matthew Whitaker Quartet. A post-concert reception will feature a Q and A with Matthew Whitaker and emcee, Kathy Nimmer, and will also include deserts and complimentary drinks for an additional $25.
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