News From Terre Haute, Indiana


  • TRIED ’N’ TRUE: A recipe for a family who loves onions

    In our family, we love onions. My sister, Pam, sent me this recipe.
    When Gene and I were first married I made everything with onions (his mother didn’t flavor her meals). They were good old country meals — meat, potatoes, gravy and desserts.

    March 16, 2014

  • IMG_3399.JPG The night it rained tears

    March fuels college basketball teams. Fun, glory, buzzer-beater shots and storybook endings in the NCAA Tournament await there.

    March 15, 2014 6 Photos 1 Story 2 Videos

  • IMGP4893.JPG Community Theatre to bring Tony Award-winning play to stage

    Some call it a comedy, while others call it a drama. “God of Carnage” was the 2009 Tony Award winner for Best Play, and Community Theatre of Terre Haute will present it this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, as well as March 21-23.

    March 13, 2014 2 Photos

  • Leo Baxter Tokio Dance Hall.JPG New Leo Baxter Orchestra to entertain at Big Read Party

    A Terre Haute tradition will be reborn when the New Leo Baxter Society Orchestra performs from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Indiana Theatre as part of the Big Party for the Wabash Valley Big Read.

    March 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • Kevin Presbrey … Color JPEG.jpg With new Americana album, Chicago artist to play Verve

    For years, Kevin Presbrey toured the country as the front man of Painkiller Hotel, a modern rock group inspired by guitar-fueled bands like Pearl Jam and Live. Now, he’s dialing back the clock with his solo debut, an Americana album that takes its cues from Jim Croce’s folk music, the Eagles’ country-tinged rock and Fleetwood Mac’s 1970s pop.

    March 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • Country singer/songwriter from Illinois to perform at The Verve

    Up-and-coming country singer/songwriter Troy Stone of Paris, Ill., will perform from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. March 14 in The Verve at 677 Wabash Ave.

    March 6, 2014

  • Falls print from Ipo.jpg Gallery presents ‘Halcyon Days’ exhibit

    Halcyon Art Gallery is presenting the regional juried exhibition, “Halcyon Days 2014,” on view from Friday until March 28. The opening reception will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday. This is the ninth in a series of juried exhibitions showcasing the best of contemporary art in all media.

    March 6, 2014 2 Photos

  • seussical logo.jpg See dinosaurs, Dr. Seuss characters at Children's Museum

    On Sunday, March 9, Terre Haute Children’s Museum guests will be in for a special treat. Prehistoric creatures from Erth’s “Dinosaur Zoo” will be roving the museum, and Dr. Seuss characters will come to life when the Children’s Theatre of Terre Haute presents “Seussical Jr.”

    March 6, 2014 1 Photo

  • GRAPE SENSE: News from the world’s wine regions can affect future prices

    News from the world’s wine regions can affect even the average wine drinker. There is a lot going on, particularly in California, which can affect future wine prices.

    March 2, 2014

  • TRIED ’N’ TRUE: The easiest ham loaf I’ve ever made

    I have been asked for a good ham loaf recipe. This is really good. It comes from a friend of mine in Morton, Ill. Eileen Knapp makes this for her kids and grandkids — we all enjoyed it.

    March 2, 2014

  • pic 3.jpg Party New Orleans-style at Swope Mardi Gras celebration

    The Swope Art Museum’s fifth annual Mardi Gras celebration is this weekend. Enjoy a visit to the Big Easy on the museum’s third floor from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday.

    February 27, 2014 2 Photos

  • ROTMAN.jpg ‘A complete meal of classical music’ at Central Presbyterian

    Beethoven composed his masterpieces nearly two centuries ago. George Gershwin wrote “Rhapsody in Blue” a few years after World War I.

    February 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • Final Fridays: Lunes Domingo at Verve

    Lunes Domingo returns to the Verve this Friday with special guests The Brown James.
    The show starts at 10 p.m. Admission is $3.

    February 27, 2014

  • Jackie Lindley logo.jpg TRIED ‘N’ TRUE: No need to knead dough much for these rolls

    I know we all like homemade bread. These rolls are great.
    When we used to have Christmas with Gene’s family, his uncle Bob Beard’s daughter made these Oatmeal Rolls.

    February 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • santucci, jane.jpg YOUR GREEN VALLEY: We can help save the manatees, right here in the heartland

    The year 2013 was the deadliest on record for manatees with about 829 reported deaths. This was a major jump from the 392 in 2012 and the record of 766 in 2010. While the cold weather played a role, one major attributing factor has been toxic red tide events caused by algal blooms.

    February 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • ruthie_eric-390.jpg Eric Bibb, Ruthie Foster to bring ‘Joy!’ to Rose-Hulman

    He has been compared to blues greats like Taj Majal and John Lee Hooker. Blues Revue said she sings with a “full-on blast of soul.”

    February 20, 2014 4 Photos

  • Yara.jpg Yara to bring international sounds to ISU performance

    Sarah Stone, a mezzo-soprano and alumna of the School of Music at Indiana State University, will perform works by international composers with her ensemble Yara at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in the Recital Hall of Landini Center for Performing and Fine Arts.

    February 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • ‘The Whistler’ among Crosley Radio Players acts

    The Crosley Radio Players return Sunday to the new dinner theater at Tuscany Restaurant in Paris, Ill. Tuscany, at 1218 N. Main St., will offer a buffet dinner with drink and dessert, plus the 80-minute show for $20.

    February 20, 2014

  • GRAPE SENSE: The rare but exciting 100 percent Sagrantino wine

    It’s easy to buy a big, expensive California Cabernet, red Bordeaux or Oregon Pinot Noir for an intimate dinner party or special gift. But to really surprise a serious wine lover or yourself, why not try something really different?

    February 16, 2014

  • Jackie Lindley logo.jpg TRIED ‘N’ TRUE: A nutritious, delicious after-school snack

    We are always looking for something good and easy to give to the kids when they get home from school. I know I always was.
    When grandkids came along they would help me make all kinds of bars. This recipe is from Pam from Sullivan Extension.

    February 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Grascals.jpg Fast-pickin’ Grascals bringing tour to Terre Haute

    Local bluegrass fans have an opportunity to enjoy one of the most awarded bluegrass bands when the Grascals appear at 8 p.m. Feb. 21 at Union Christian Church, 5350 E. Hulman Drive.

    February 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • Bluetown band.jpg Bluetown band returning to Terre Haute’s music scene

    After a two-year hiatus, the popular contemporary electric blues band, Bluetown, has reunited.

    February 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • ACROBATS.jpg Golden Dragons’ Cirque Ziva show celebrates acrobatics

    Dramatic acrobatics are coming to Indiana State University’s Tilson Auditorium on Feb. 21. The critically acclaimed Golden Dragon Acrobats will perform their new show, Cirque Ziva, as part of ISU’s Performing Arts Series, sponsored by Terre Haute Savings Bank.

    February 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • love girl.jpg Sinfonietta Pops Orchestra helps us find love in songs

    What are the greatest romantic songs of the 20th century? Many people would include “As Time Goes By” from the movie “Casablanca” on their Top 10 lists. The Sinfonietta Pops Orchestra has chosen it for the opening number in its concert, “Love Is a Song,” to be presented at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Cecilian Auditorium at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College.

    February 6, 2014 1 Photo

  • tablescapes logo copy.jpg Arts Illiana making plans for TableScapes

    TableScapes 2014, Arts Illiana’s annual fundraiser to support the arts in the Wabash Valley, is set for March 7 and 8 in the Country Club of Terre Haute in Allendale. A TableScapes Talk and Tea on March 6 will kick off the event.

    February 6, 2014 1 Photo

  • Wabash River, Merom.jpg Drawings, paintings showcase Wabash River at ISU exhibit

    A series of drawings and paintings showcasing the natural beauty of the Wabash River will be on display today through Feb. 14 in Indiana State University’s Turman Art Gallery.
    There will be a closing reception from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 13.

    February 6, 2014 1 Photo

  • GRAPE SENSE: Lenore Syrah, possibly the best value wine I’ve tasted in years

    The past seven years this column has focused mostly on great wines under $20 that you won’t find on the grocery shelf. Every time it seems like the list is exhausted, another wine comes along to make even the wine cynic say ‘wow!’

    February 2, 2014

  • Jackie Lindley logo.jpg TRIED ‘N’ TRUE: An Italian chicken recipe that’s easy to make

    This recipe comes from one of my readers who wanted to remain anonymous. Their grandparents made this chicken all the time, especially when family or friends dropped by their home.

    February 2, 2014 1 Photo

  • Blues Brothers Show pays tribute Feb. 7 to Chicago’s musical heritage, Belushi, Aykroyd

    Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology’s Hatfield Hall brings a little bit of “Sweet Home Chicago” to the stage Feb. 7 with “The Official Blues Brothers Revue.”
    Produced by Dan Aykroyd, Judith Belushi and original “Blues Brothers” musical director Paul Shaffer, “The Official Blues Brothers Revue” is “on a mission from God” to take audiences though a rollicking program of soul, gospel, blues and humor. Based on the 1980 motion picture, “The Revue” pays homage to Chicago’s rich musical heritage and the legendary comedic talents of John Belushi and Akroyd. 

    January 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Madrigals Woods Chorale and Madrigals to perform March 10 in New York

    The Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College Chorale and Madrigals, a select ensemble composed of 24 of the school’s most talented voices, is scheduled to perform at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City to commemorate International Women’s Day in March.

    January 30, 2014 1 Photo

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