For every $1 of federal funding, public broadcasting stations raise more than $6 from local sources — a tremendous return and a successful public-private partnership. Still, the new administration is proposing to eliminate this funding and leave millions of Americans without what they believe is the most trusted source of news, information and early education in the country.
For generations, Crown Hill Cemetery has represented both an elegant eternal home and a beautiful park for the living of Indianapolis. This year, Crown Hill celebrates its 150th anniversary, and Sharon Gamble invited its president, Keith Norwalk, in to talk about its place in history and about a coffee table book commemorating the anniversary. You can purchase the book and learn more about anniversary activities at crownhill.org.
Each summer the Heartland Actors Repertory Theatre (HART) produces a Shakespearean play in the White River State Park. This year they tackle the Tempest. Travis DiNicola spoke with Dianne Timmerman who is producing the production, and Robert Neal who plays Prospero. The Heartland Actors Repertory Theatre performance will take place July 31 through Aug 3 at the White River State Park. The festivities begin at 6pm, and he performance at 8pm. General admission is free, but reserved tables are available at heartlandactors.com
About every five years, the Indianapolis arts community is the subject of an in-depth, comprehensive study to ascertain our patterns as consumers and supporters of the arts. The Arts Council of Indianapolis recently coordinated such a study, and Sharon Gamble invited the ACI’s president, Dave Lawrence, and researcher Karen Gentleman of Gentleman McCarty to give us the bird’s eye view of the newest study. Learn lots more about the Indianapolis arts scene at indyarts.org.