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IBC on Monument Circle

As music filled the air with various voices and instruments, many people at the Soldiers and Sailors Monument knew what it meant. There was a concert going on, and Indiana Bible College were the ones putting on the concert. IBC tries to do a concert on Monument Circle every year, as a way to outreach ...


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Music

A Quick Chat with Hot Maude's Rocky Rodriguez

The streets of Broad Ripple were live with the afternoon rush hour with people clamoring to go either to their homes or to their night out, though it was likely the latter since it was a Wednesday.  Rocky Rodriguez, the drummer and co-founder of the rock duo Hot Maude, had decided to have a sit-down ...


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Culture

Indiana Renaissance Faire to Bring the Past into the Present

The 14th annual Indiana Renaissance Faire will transport the Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center back to the 16th century from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6 and Sunday, Oct. 7. The event, formerly known as the Fishers Renaissance Faire, transforms the modern-day grounds of the Ruoff Home ...


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Culture

Indy Pagan Pride 2018

Nearly three thousand people gathered for the Indianapolis Pagan Pride Day event from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29 at the Marion County Fairgrounds. “This is an opportunity that we use to gather together to show the strength of the pagan community and its ability to donate and help the ...


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Reviews

Book Review: Fear: Trump in the White House

Veteran journalist Bob Woodward’s latest book, Fear: Trump in the White House, provides readers with an in-depth view of Trump’s first few years in office. He gives readers insight into many White House meetings, ranging from topics like immigration, tariffs, the soldiers in Afghanistan, and many ...


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Music

A Brush in the Night Sky: A Showcase of Art and Music

Square Cat Vinyl is home to records, coffee and beer, but Saturday Sept 15, the local Fountain Square shop also played host to an art and music showcase entitled “Brush in the Night Sky.” The event, organized and hosted by Chris Shelton, took place after the art fair earlier in the day and became ...


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Local

Porchfest Artist Spotlight: Jeff Kelly and Cole Woodruff

Carmel Porchfest will be underway on Sunday, Sept. 16 from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Carmel Arts and Design District. Porchfest is taking place between Rangeline Road and Monon Trail. This family-friendly fest is free and includes a wide variety of music acts. This event involves musical acts playing ...


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Opinion

An Attack at Home: A New Yorker Remembers 9/11

It was a Tuesday morning like any other. I was 5 and concerned with which Gap jeans I was going to wear that day and what sandwich the cafeteria would serve. And truthfully, I don’t remember what I ended up wearing. I don’t even remember my first day of kindergarten though it was only a week before. ...


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Music

Ableton Music Producers Showcase Hits the Irving Theater

Dan Giffin, teacher at Lodge Academy for the Ableton Music Producer program, is directing an upcoming showcase. This Friday September 7, over a dozen Ableton producers will showcase their work and talent! The Campus Citizen has the honor of interviewing him. What can spectators expect to see Friday, ...


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First Friday: Art Drop

While walking around Indianapolis, start keeping an eye out for some special pieces of art hidden in some unlikely places. On the first Friday of every month, artists of any level can participate in First Friday Art Drop. Branching off from World Art Drop Day (First Tuesday of September), this local ...


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Culture

Brother O Brother: A Q&A with Chris Banta

The muggy air was filled with the typical blaring of downtown Indianapolis. Greeted by a blast of cold air and smells of spice, sanitizer and the bustle of an after-lunch crowd of nursing students, the waitress, whipped by the lunch rush, continued her job sluggishly, serving drinks to the patrons. After ...


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Culture

Fine Art at the Market

Every first Friday of the month, Indianapolis hosts a wide breadth of events ranging from live music, to local markets, local art and more. This coming Sept 7 is no exception. The city market, will play host to one of the major events called ‘Art at the Market,’ where in addition to tasting food, ...


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Local

Chreece 4: Hip Hop Festival in Pictures

From DJs spinning to emcees spitting to 6-piece bands providing some soul, Chreece 4 offered something for even the pickiest hip hop fan. Music lovers from all over came out to listen and show support for these local and regional talents. Chreece is all about the love of music, and it brings the community ...


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Reviews

Film Review: Avengers: Infinity War

It’s been 10 years since Nick Fury met Tony Stark in a post-credits scene in 2008’s “Iron Man,” in which the doors into a much larger universe had begun to open. Now, after 10 years-worth of storytelling with the release of almost 20 different films, it can all culminate in the gargantuan movie ...


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Culture

Celebrating National Poetry Month at University Library

The month of April, also known as National Poetry Month, brought another year of performances, writing prompts and fair competition amongst poets all over the country. Poetry Month never fails to enrich our understanding and appreciation of clever wordplay, competitive slam and the raw quality of the ...


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Local

A Musician's View of Record Store Day

For the past 5 years, my sister and I have made a point to visit our top three favorite record shops in town – LUNA music, Indy CD & Vinyl and The Exchange.  This year will be no different. Record Store Day provides the opportunity for record collectors, musicians and music enthusiast to rejoice ...


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National Record Store Day at The Exchange

Vinyl collectors all over the world will join together this Saturday to celebrate their passion of music and records. According to the official Record Store Day website, “There are Record Store Day participating stores on every continent except Antarctica.” In Indiana, many local businesses that ...


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Local

The Ultimate Guide to Record Store Day 2018

Every year, the dark cloud of an impending finals week has one silver lining: Record Store Day. On the third Saturday of April, local record stores, food trucks, music lovers and hipsters come together to celebrate the wonders of analog. With some avid record collectors lining up hours before the stores open, ...


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Local

Devon Fisher's Big Fat Record Collection

For IU sophomore Devon Fisher, Record Store Day is a chance to appreciate the local arts scene and expand his already impressive record collection. As of today, Fisher has around 700 albums, including a few limited pressings, thanks to Record Store Day. Among the many albums that fill his crates, ...


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Opinion

On Them Indiana Record Store Days

I started participating in Record Store Day my senior year of high school. Since then, it’s a day that I look forward to all year. While the album releases are exciting (especially the David Bowie picture discs that have been coming out the past several years), what keeps me going to Luna Music at ...

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