• Posted in: At Your Leisure At Your Leisure: A Night of Theater

    This exterior shot from the 1967 Butler yearbook must have been taken shortly after completion due to the fresh pavement and lack of landscaping (Image: Butler University) An annual holiday tradition takes the stage when...

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  • Posted in: Mailbag HI Mailbag: Music Memory Contest

    Reader’s Question: I remember participating in a grade school activity back in the 1950s, called the Music Memory Contest.  I haven’t heard of it for many years, so I assume that the program no longer exists.  Can you provide a little history...

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  • Posted in: Sunday Ads Sunday Adverts: Symphony on the Prairie (Literally)

    Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, photo Fabien Sevitzky, vintage booking Ad, 1938 Culture Comes to the Capital… While the roots of Indianapolis’s musical heritage trace back to the region’s earliest inhabitants, there is no question that performing...

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  • Posted in: At Your Leisure At Your Leisure: More than a Night at the Symphony

    On September 14, 2014,  The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra will hold its opening night gala at the Hilbert Circle Theater. It looks to be a fantastic evening as renowned Polish conductor Maestro Krzysztof Urbański takes the...

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  • Posted in: Penny Post Penny Post: Circle Theatre, 1918

    Interior, Circle Theatre, Indianapolis, IND. When the Circle Theatre opened in 1916 on Monument Circle, it was a movie theater grand enough to write home about. Today, the Hilbert Circle Theater at 45 Monument Circle...

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  • Posted in: Sunday Ads Sunday Adverts: Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra

    By 1950, Fabien Sevitsky had led the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra for thirteen years.  Under his direction, the symphony grew to the international prominence it still enjoys today.  To cultivate the public’s interest in the Indianapolis...

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