The Art of the Matter

The Art of the Matter

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The Art of the Matter - The Cabaret Has a New Home, New Novel By a Butler Grad, Calder the...

This week on The Art of the Matter, we'll get a preview of The Cabaret's new season, meet a Butler grad whose novel The Fly Strip is set in small-town Indiana in 1960, and peek into a rehearsal of Calder the Musical. We'll also learn how a local environmentalist is using art to reduce waste, and meet a woman who's a chemist by day and a musician by night.

The Art of the Matter - The Cabaret Has a New Home, New Novel By a Butler Grad, Calder the...

The Art of the Matter - Coltrane Tribute at Jazz Kitchen, The Craft of Playwriting, Indy I...

This week on The Art of the Matter, we'll hear how the band Bullet Points learned the truth of the expression "good things come to those who wait," get a preview of a tribute to John Coltrane, and delve into the craft of playwriting with Lou Harry. We'll also learn why the Arts Council of Indianapolis wants to give artists grants of $10,000.

The Art of the Matter - Coltrane Tribute at Jazz Kitchen, The Craft of Playwriting, Indy I...

The Art of the Matter - Music and Spoken Word by Local Artists for the Winter Holidays

This week on The Art of the Matter, we'll celebrate the winter holidays with local music and spoken word by artists including Dan Carpenter, Tyron Cooper, Barb Shoup, Claire Wilcher, Rusty Moe, Kyle Craig, and many more.

The Art of the Matter - Music and Spoken Word by Local Artists for the Winter Holidays

The Art of the Matter - Musical Family Tree, New Leadership at Indy Opera, Catching up wit...

This week on The Art of the Matter, we'll meet an organization with a mission of archiving and promoting Indiana music, and hear about composer-performer Tyron Cooper's new projects. Khaos Company Theatre has a new project — a spacious facility that will allow them to grow. The Indianapolis Opera is getting two new leaders, but one served the organization years ago. Finally, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway got into the bicentennial spirit with a sleek exhibit.

The Art of the Matter - Musical Family Tree, New Leadership at Indy Opera, Catching up wit...

The Art of the Matter - Anderson Cooper, Duke Tumatoe, Phoenix Rising Dance Company, India...

This week on The Art of the Matter, Anderson Cooper is coming to town with his long-time friend and fellow broadcaster Andy Cohen, and we'll get a sneak peek. Duke Tumatoe has a new album, the Indiana Writers Center has new classes, and Phoenix Rising Dance Company has a new concert. We'll also learn about a documentary film about sudden loss being shot in Indianapolis.

The Art of the Matter - Anderson Cooper, Duke Tumatoe, Phoenix Rising Dance Company, India...

The Art of the Matter - Uncle Dan's Story Hour, Singer-Songwriter Jennie Devoe, Holiday Ce...

Dan Wakefield talks about Uncle Dan's Story hour, a monthly gathering at the Red Key Tavern that we broadcast on WFYI Radio. We'll also learn about an innovative intersection of culinary incubator and art gallery in Gary, Indiana, and catch Jennie DeVoe in an excerpt of her Small Studio Session. Finally, we'll learn about the seasonal offerings at the Indianapolis Zoo and the Eiteljorg Museum.

The Art of the Matter - Uncle Dan's Story Hour, Singer-Songwriter Jennie Devoe, Holiday Ce...

The Art of the Matter - Holiday Nutcrackers, One-Man Theater Company Hank Fincken, Renovat...

This week on The Art of the Matter, we learn how the Indianapolis School of Ballet's dancers prepare for their production of The Nutcracker with live music, get some gift ideas from Clowes Hall staffers, and meet actor/storyteller Hank Fincken. We'll also get the skinny from the professionals who are updating how we learn at the Indiana State Museum, and hear about Herman Melville's secret love from a Bloomington-based author. Don't miss a word!

The Art of the Matter - Holiday Nutcrackers, One-Man Theater Company Hank Fincken, Renovat...

The Art of the Matter - Don Hibbschwiler's Career at Five Decades, Singer-Songwriter Bill ...

This week on The Art of the Matter, we get to know our Morning Edition local host Don Hibbschwiler, who's celebrating 50 years in radio (and yes, he was just a kid when he started). We'll also meet local singer-songwriter Bill Price and learn about his multi-media project "I Can't Stop Looking at the Sky," and check in with Theatre on the Square's Artistic Director for previews of their naughty Christmas show and their nice Christmas show. We sample kid-sized theatre at Beef & Boards, and get the back story on web series "Fountain of Squares," too.

The Art of the Matter - Don Hibbschwiler's Career at Five Decades, Singer-Songwriter Bill ...

The Art of the Matter - Copperhead Country, Make a Movie, and Holiday Plans

This week on The Art of the Matter, we meet Indianapolis' first film commissioner, and meet a southern Indiana family that sent 33 fathers and sons, brothers and cousins, to fight in the Civil War. We'll also share a few holiday activities you can plan with your family, including a Christmas Cabaret at Actors Theatre of Indiana.

The Art of the Matter - Copperhead Country, Make a Movie, and Holiday Plans

The Art of the Matter - Eli Lilly, The Yelp Holiday Bazaar, The Indianapolis Symphonic Cho...

This week on The Art of the Matter, we find out about Yelp Indy's one-stop shopping event, hear about the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir's recent Carnegie Hall concert, and chat with Carrie Newcomer about her artistic process. We also meet Eli Lilly before he was successful, and get oral history-gathering tips from Story Corps' Davis Isay.

The Art of the Matter - Eli Lilly, The Yelp Holiday Bazaar, The Indianapolis Symphonic Cho...

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