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The Art of the Matter - 500 Years of Indiana Maps and 1 Old House = Two Books!

After more than a decade in the making, the Indiana Historical Society Press has released the book, Mapping Indiana: Five Centuries of Treasures from the Indiana Historical Society. Travis DiNicola spoke with Amy Vedra, Director of Reference Services, and Eric Mundell Director of Collections Management, about the book. Sharon Gamble invited Noblesville author Kurt Meyer to tell us about the inspiration for this new book, and Kurt began with a reading from The Salvage Man.

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The Art of the Matter - Small Collectors, Big Shows, and Angry Jurors

The Young Collectors Show features work at Gallery 924 that is curated for kids! Travis DiNicola spoke with The Arts Council of Indianapolis' Vice President, Shannon Linker. Butler University's Clowes Memorial Hall is welcoming dancers, singers, jazz cats and more through the second half of their season, as Sharon Gamble recently learned from Clowes Hall's James Cramer. Marian University Theatre is presenting "Twelve Angry Jurors" this February. Travis DiNicola spoke with Ben Tebbe, the Director of the theatre program.

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The Art of the Matter - Indy Folk, Western Mystery, Writers Monastery

Sharon Gamble invited Indy Folks Series impresarios Dan Henkel and Phil Slates to our studios to talk about the second half of their 15th season. Travis DiNicola spoke with western and mystery author Larry D. Sweazy about his latest novel, "A Thousand Falling Crows". Sharon Gamble invited writer Abe Aamidor in to see where he got his inspiration for a new novel titled, "Monastery of Writers".

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The Art of the Matter - Winter Magic, Spring Phoenix, and Columbus All Year

It is that magical time of year again - yep, late January and the Annual IndyFringe Winter Magic Fest is back. Travis DiNicola spoke by phone with one of featured magicians, Suzanne. The Phoenix Theatre's Producing Director Bryan Fonseca and playwright in residence Tom Horan popped in to our studios to give us a sneak peek at the second half of their season. Landmark Columbus is a new new organization dedicated to caring for and celebrating the world-renown design heritage in Columbus, Indiana. Travis DiNicola spoke with Director Richard McCoy.

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The Art of the Matter - Stories, Space, and Skylights

Writer-storytellers Philip Gulley and Scott Russell Sanders joined singer-songwriters Tim Grimm and Krista Detour in a performance that weaves together stories and music in a Bicentennial celebration of all things Hoosier. We revisit a 2015 interview Travis DiNicola did with ISO Maestro Krzysztof Urbanski to learn about the upcoming Out of this World: Cosmos Music Festival. Sharon Gamble invited actor Bill Simmons to talk about his role and the creative process. Bill will be seen in an upcoming performance of David Hare's relationship comedy/drama Skylight at Theatre on the Square.

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The Art of the Matter - End of Year Literary Edition

A special end of year literary edition of the Art of the Matter featuring recent interviews with three local authors. Includes Dan Wakefield, Dan Carpenter, and James Alexander Thom.

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The Art of the Matter - A New Heart for Art, A New Director for the Choir, and a New Space...

Sharon Gamble invited Art With a Heart's Executive Director Andrew Lee and intern Bridget Woodson to tell us about Art With a Heart and the program's upcoming expansion. Travis DiNicola spoke with Henry Leck, the current artistic director of the Indianapolis Children's Choir, and with Josh Pedde, his successor come April. Curt Churchman, owner Fine Estate Art & Rugs, came to our studios to tell Sharon Gamble about the new location and "Home for the Holidays", the newest exhibition.

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The Art of the Matter - Celebration Crossing, Comtemporary Eiteljorg, & A Classical Nutcracker

Travis DiNicola sat down with David McDaniel, project manager for the The Indiana State Museum's Celebration Crossing, to hear how there is something for everyone including: tea and trains, woolly mammoths and a vintage arcade, Star Wars and skateboards, and, of course, Santa. Sharon Gamble invited Eiteljorg Museum curator Jennifer Complo-McNutt to tell us about the ninth Contemporary Art Fellowship Exhibition, "Conversations", and the artist Fellows. Travis DiNicola sat down with the Indianapolis School of Ballet's Victoria Lyras to find out what makes the school's Nutcracker different.

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The Art of the Matter - Big Car Moving, Young Musicians Playing, Beef & Boards Celebrating

Travis DiNicola caught up with Big Car's Director Jim Walker to find out about where Big Car has been, and where it is going. Sharon Gamble invited Phillips Music Guild organizer Lee Jones to tell us more about this organization and its many outreach and mentoring programs. Travis DiNicola spoke with Beef & Boards Eddie Curry to find out more about a annual tradition, A Beef & Boards Christmas.

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The Art of the Matter - Being Thankful for Past Progress, Historical Fiction, and A Home f...

Sharon Gamble talked with Glory-June and Eric about Sally Rand's fan dance, the titillating Streets of Paris exhibit, and some less-naughty aspects of the World's Fair. Their joint presentation about the Century of Progress Chicago World's Fair will be at the Garfield Park Arts Center. Historical fiction author James Alexander Thom's new novel, Fire in the Water. Sharon Gamble got Events Specialist Stacy Clark to elaborate. Learn more about the "Twas the Night Before Christmas," "Live Family Christmas," and "A Candlelight Evening on Delaware Street" at the President Benjamin Harrison Home.

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