News From Terre Haute, Indiana


March 1, 2013

Sinfonietta to present ‘Tom Sawyer’ interpretations

TERRE HAUTE — The Sinfonietta Pops Orchestra is working with the Vigo County Public Library’s Big Read to present a concert based on Mark Twain’s classic “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,” also celebrating 2013 Year of the River.

The Sinfonietta concert “From the Headwaters to the Sea” will be presented at 3 p.m. on Sunday at Hippodrome Theatre in the Scottish Rite Building.

Chris Schellenburg, VCPL community services and marketing coordinator, will narrate the concert. Free copies of “Tom Sawyer” will be available.

The Sinfonietta has been a partner in the Big Read program since 2008. The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment of the Arts, in partnership with Arts Midwest.

The orchestra will set the tone immediately with “Water Music” from George Friedrich Handel. The Sinfonietta will play an abridged version of this fifteen movement work.

The scene will move from England to Austria with the familiar sounds of composer Johann Strauss’ “The Blue Danube,” possibly the most famous waltz in the world.“The Moldau,” by Czeck composer Bedrich Smetana is part of a cycle of tone poems called “My Fatherland” and describes a journey down this river.

Coming a bit closer to home is Ferde Grofe’s “Mississippi Suite” a musical journey down the Mississippi; its movements are titled: “Father of Waters,” “Huckleberry Finn,” “Old Creole Days” and “Mardi Gras.”“The Dixieland One Step “ which features the music familiar in the New Orleans area also offers an opportunity to hear Sinfonietta’s Dixieland quartet  featuring Steve Steppe, cornet, Bill Heinrich, trombone, Ed Harbour, clarinet and Michael Livingston, tuba.Other music on the playlist includes:“Moon River”, “White River Legend” and “Contrasts for Orchestra.”

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  • Noon Optimists set April 18 Jonah Fish Fry

    Terre Haute Noon Optimist Club’s 22nd annual Good Friday Jonah Fish Fry is 4:30 to 7 p.m. Friday at VFW Post 972, 12th and Mulberry streets. Tickets are $7.50 in advance and $9 at the door; ages 8 and under are free (dine-in only) with paid adult.

    April 13, 2014

  • rudy performing.jpg ‘Worshipful, reverent’ music goal of organist who plays Friday night at Terre Haute church

    To an untrained observer, a concert organ looks as complex as the controls of a jumbo jetliner.
    Four tiers of keyboards, dozens of knobs (known as pistons) and two rows of foot pedals fuel the instrument’s lush sound. An organist would seem to need 10 limbs to play it.

    April 10, 2014 2 Photos

  • White Violet Center to offer day of fun with nature on April 26

    Live performances, demonstrations, animal programs, relaxation and other events —all specifically geared toward honoring the planet — are planned April 26, as the longest-running and largest Earth Day celebration in west-central Indiana continues at St. Mary-of-the-Woods.

    April 10, 2014

  • Clarinetist, Wind Symphony play April 10

    At 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 10, the national winner of the 2013 John Philip Sousa Foundation National Band Solo Competition — clarinetist Eric van Caulil, a senior at Winter Springs High School in Florida — will perform with the Indiana State University Wind Symphony in Tilson Auditorium.

    April 10, 2014

  • ‘Nomadic aural tinkerer’ Saturday Giant scheduled for Verve’s stage on May 3

    The Saturday Giant, a one-man art-rock band from Columbus, Ohio, will perform at 9:30 p.m. May 3 at The Verve in downtown Terre Haute.

    April 10, 2014

  • ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’

    The Academy of Dance of Terre Haute, under the direction of Patti Willey, will stage its annual spring concert at 6:30 p.m. May 30 and 31 in Indiana State University’s Tilson Auditorium.
    About 300 students will tell the story of “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” through ballet, tap, jazz, creative movement and modern dance.

    April 10, 2014

  • Surveys under way on outdoor artwork

    Art Spaces Inc. announces that college students will be conducting surveys throughout April at several outdoor sculpture locations in Terre Haute.

    April 10, 2014

  • Park’s friends plan run/walk events April 19

    The Friends of Shakamak are planning several upcoming fun activities at Shakamak State Park.
    The third annual Long Fish Dash on April 19 includes both the original 5K run and the newer 10K run, which was added last year. Competitors will be entered by age category in both races; awards will recognize winners in those same categories.

    April 10, 2014

  • Optimists dishing out Italian dinner April 12

    Clark County Optimist Club will sponsor an Italian Night on Saturday in St. Mary’s Parish Hall at Marshall, Ill.

    April 10, 2014

  • Historical Society plans May 1 Indy outing

    The Vigo County Historical Society is planning a day filled with new sights and experiences in Indianapolis on May 1.
    The main focus of the trip is a visit to the 2014 Decorators’ Show House and Garden, a Tudor-style house at 5235 N. Meridian St. that once belonged to Vern Vanderbilt, who once was chief baker at L.S. Ayres. 

    April 10, 2014

  • Folk group Speedbumps to perform free show at The Woods April 14

    The Speedbumps, an indie folk group and Independent Music Awards winner, is scheduled to play at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College on Monday.

    April 10, 2014

  • Zorah poker run set April 12 at Shrine Hill

    A poker run sponsored by Zorah Shriners’ Drum and Bugle Corps will take off on Saturday at Shrine Hill Country Place, 4500 Temple Ave.

    April 10, 2014

  • ISU, South singers on stage at NYC’s Lincoln Center on April 12

    A group of Indiana State students embarked on a trip of a lifetime as they boarded a bus on Tuesday on their way to perform at Lincoln Center in New York City.
    The Sycamores, along with 21 students from Terre Haute South Vigo High School, are to perform Saturday.

    April 10, 2014

  • Breezy Day Bricker’s art is April’s feature at VCPL

    A collection of artworks of Wabash Valley Art Wabash Valley Art Guild member Julie Bricker is on display at the Vigo County Public Library.

    April 10, 2014 2 Photos

  • ISU Symphony giving free concert on April 17

    The Indiana State University Symphony Orchestra will present a free concert at 7:30 p.m. April 17 in Tilson Auditorium at ISU.

    April 10, 2014

  • Kid Kare staging bingo fundraiser April 16

    Kid Kare Project is having a spring bingo fundraiser and pork barbecue dinner on April 16 in the Blanford Sportsman Club.

    April 10, 2014

  • TH Parks offer ‘Go FishIN the City’ April 19

    Want to try your hand at trout fishing but have never fished before? Then you can join the Terre Haute Parks and Recreation Department and Indiana Department of Natural Resources’ Go FishIN in the City program.

    April 10, 2014

  • Boot City act to perform Ray Price tribute April 12

    Fiddle player and vocalist Dennis Stroughmatt will perform a tribute to country legend Ray Price at 7 p.m. on Saturday in the Boot City Opry.

    April 10, 2014

  • Campus magazines plan April 11 launch party

    A launch party for the art and literary magazines from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and Indiana State University is scheduled 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday in Art Spaces Inc. at 669 Ohio St.

    April 10, 2014

  • Chicken ’n’ noodles on Badoura’s menu April 13

    Badoura Patrol of the Daughters of the Nile will serve a chicken noodle dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday in the Zorah Shrine Temple, 420 N. Seventh St.

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  • Ehrmann Poetry Competition Awards to be bestowed at April 16 ceremony

    Art Spaces Inc. and the Indiana State University Community School of the Arts is celebrating April as National Poetry Month in conjunction with the 2014 Max Ehrmann Poetry Competition Awards.  
    An awards ceremony will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Rooney Library at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College.

    April 10, 2014

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    April 10, 2014

  • Lions Club plans April 12 Easter Egg Hunt

    Prairie Creek Lions Club will conduct its ninth annual Easter Egg Hunt April 12 at the Prairie Creek-Wilson Ball Field, two miles north of Prairie Creek, off U.S. 63 on Bowen Drive.

    April 3, 2014

  • April 12 breakfast, April 25 dinner at Fontanet

    The Fontanet Action Community Team will be putting on a breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon April 12 and a chicken noodle dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. April 25. Both events are by donation at the door.

    April 3, 2014

  • Kristina Hiatt Born Again (A Tree's Cycle), Best in Show, Student Art Exhibition, Swope Art Museum.jpg Swope to present work by young artists in spring exhibit

    Spring brings one of the most popular yearly exhibitions at the Swope Art Museum, its annual showcase of work by student artists.

    April 3, 2014 1 Photo

  • Sign up to Bowl for Kids’ Sake

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Vigo County is appealing to the community to support Bowl for Kids’ Sake, the mentoring organization’s biggest annual fundraiser, which raises money needed to carefully pair volunteer mentors with children who face adversity in staff-supported, long-term mentoring friendships.

    April 3, 2014

  • Allen Chapel’s annual BBQ event slated for next weekend

    Allen Chapel AME Church in Terre Haute has scheduled its annual barbecue fundraising event for April 12.

    April 3, 2014

  • Ceremony to honor Ehrmann poetry contest winners

    Art Spaces, Inc. — Wabash Valley Outdoor Sculpture Collection and the ISU Community School of the Arts will be hosting a public award ceremony to honor the winners of the 2014 Max Ehrmann Poetry Competition, sponsored by Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, along with other universities and businesses.

    April 3, 2014

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