During the signature opening event of this year's Spirit & Place Festival, NPR's Krista Tippett interviewed renowned chef Dan Barber about regional farming, culinary spirituality and nostalgia in the dining experience.
President Obama continues to seem flummoxed by reality, and just what it all might mean. The Republicans, though, do know how to act as 'winners' -- claim every mandate, even though the becrazed electorate only rewarded the GOP with victories as acts of regional and personal masochism.
The anti-tax movement has been one of the most successful protest groups ever assembled. Starve the beast! Shrink government! All the fierce dictums of the right have never been countered successfully by the left.
"Learning about the World at the Grocery Story," a Spirit & Place event hosted at Saraga this Saturday, represents a cross-cultural collaboration between Portland-based artist Harrell Fletcher, Indy's own Big Car art collective, and Saraga shoppers, employees and neighbors.
Anyone who spots Paula Endicott, Beth McAmis and Molly Block in a cafe downtown would see two women laughing over coffee. But put a hoop, staff or any other fire instrument in their hands, and they transform into elemental dancers, entrancing audiences by manipulating humankind's oldest utility.
The Portland-based "little orchestra" will perform with the ISO Nov. 22, a few days after the release of its first holiday record. We talk with bandleader Thomas Lauderdale about music, politics and empathy.
Harp guitarists will reconnoitre in Indianapolis this week for the Harp Guitar Gathering. Some events are for Gathering registrants only, but Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon concerts at the Athenaeum Theatre are very much open to the public.
Made up of six of the Windy City’s finest former blues sidemen, Lubriphonic creates something infectious and undeniable with scorching guitars, wailing three-piece horn lines, a non-stop rhythm section and soulful, bluesy vocals.
Social change artist, Harrell Fletcher has worked to create this feast of cultures at Saraga International Grocery. Attendees learned about the history and traditions of international cultures through the lens of food. Activities included cooking demonstrations, presentations, and music and dance. Saraga is part of "Made for Each Other," a series of community-based art projects occurring in eight different Indianapolis neighborhoods.
The long fought battle has come to the final round. The final bands were The Post Script, Presomnia, Goliathon, Breakdown Kings, DeVault and Caden's Cry. All the bands put on a great show, but Breakdown Kings came away with the win. Congratulations to Breakdown Kings as the 2010 Battle of Birdys winner!