June 27th, 2017

Tarkington Park

by cgindy

Today she felt something she never felt before Aye freedom it’s a coming knockin’ on her door Said come outside I gotta show you something more There ain’t no limits to the worlds you can explore A day at the park Changed her whole life Forever Tarkington Park, located at 39th & Illinois in the […]

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June 22nd, 2017

Heaven Sent

by cgindy

Can you make me A santa claus suit? Can you make me A santa claus suit? You were exactly What I needed How’d you get here? You heaven Sent You heaven Sent You heaven Sent How’d you get here Must be heaven Sent For 40 years, Costumes by Margie has been an anchor of the […]

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June 20th, 2017

The Local, by Jack Wickes

by Nikki Owens

Capitol at Sunset For the month of June the City Gallery is featuring a show of place-based photography titled The Local, by Jack Wickes. Jack Wickes and his wife Julia lived in Indianapolis in the early years of their marriage, leaving for a few years for Washington DC. Jack, a Vietnam veteran, attended Indiana University and […]

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June 13th, 2017

Drawn in by the Porch

by cgindy

I had to make the time to thank you For all the love you always send I’m thankful for the porch that drew me to you Because in you I found a friend Because in you I found a friend When all I needed was a friend Over the last year, we have celebrated Maple […]

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June 8th, 2017

Barbershop a Blessing

by cgindy

I don heard em say Cheatham and Moore they a pillar They don said that I’m neighborhood figure When we moved to Illinois and 38th I don been blessed and safe I don got a testimony lemme testify I don heard a lot of brothas say the barber changed they life Thank you for your […]

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May 31st, 2017

Urban & Suburban

by Emma Hall

Intern Emma Hall talks with two Oaks Academy Middle School students about their visions for the Monon 16 neighborhood, where their school is located.   I came into the interview with two big questions for students Grace and Jaden. I wanted to know what changes they would like to see in the Monon 16 neighborhood, […]

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May 26th, 2017

A Birthday Song

by Emma Hall

On May Wright Sewall’s 173rd birthday we remember her as a champion not only for  women, but for everyone. She is known for her fight for women’s rights, world peace, and education. She was a main leader of countless women’s rights organizations including the National Council of Women of the United States, the National Woman […]

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May 23rd, 2017

Riverside

by cgindy

Read about musician Emma Hall’s last song during her music residency, which centers around Riverside High School. My time at Herron High School continues to be incredibly important to me and everyday I think back on my experience there. I wasn’t awarded with “Most School Spirit” by my senior class for no reason. I am […]

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May 18th, 2017

Maple Crossing

by cgindy

Music resident Emma Hall discusses her song “Rising to the Same Sun” about the Maple Crossing neighborhood.   So much of my life revolves around 16th Street that I rarely spend time north of it. I live on the southside, but I spent many of my childhood weekends at the Harrison Center, went to Herron […]

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May 16th, 2017

Community Dreams

by Emma Hall

A new art installation has made its way to the Monon 16, capturing the dreams of the neighborhood. With Pre-Enactment just around the corner–October 7, 2017–a new installation has appeared on 16th street. The storefront semblance located on the corner of 16th and Yandes St. is now covered in pink “sticky notes”, loosely inspired by […]

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