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.
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.
Bluetown band returning to Terre Haute’s music scene
After a two-year hiatus, the popular contemporary electric blues band, Bluetown, has reunited.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!’
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.
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.
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.
Friends Of Bob & Tom Comedy Show coming to Tilson Feb. 22
The Friends Of Bob & Tom Comedy Show will be coming to Indiana State University’s Tilson Auditorium, 200 N. Seventh St., at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22.
The show presents a rotating ensemble of comedians to stages across America. Each live comedy show features several headliners heard on “The Bob & Tom Show.”
YOUR GREEN VALLEY: Bird feeder ignites passion for feathered friends in 15-year-old
In a dimly lit room, avid bird watchers gather for the annual Wabash Valley Audubon Society Photo Night at the Vigo County Public Library. One by one, presenters flipped through their photos to show off unique birds they saw throughout the year. When a presenter is stumped on the identification of a bird they photographed, the crowd works together to identify the bird. One photo in particular took these veteran birders longer than average to call out the identification.
TRIED ‘N’ TRUE: A really good chocolate chip cake recipe
Last September, I bought two cookbooks from Dunlap Methodist Church, one for me and one for my grandson, Tyler, who wants to be a chef. I told him the best cookbooks are ones from churches and different organizations. They have been tried.
Images and Words at the Swope Art Museum Feb. 7 to March 22
During 2014, the Swope Art Museum will focus on the relationship between art and literature, beginning with three exhibitions that open on Feb. 7. “Craig McDaniel: The Story of E and Other Love Letters” and “Inward Eye: Richard Anuszkiewicz and William Blake,” will be on view from Feb. 7 to March 8 in the Haslem and Hodge Galleries and Gallery Three, while “From the Swope’s Collection: Selected Art Inspired by Literature,” will be on view from Feb. 7 to March 22 in the Education Gallery. The exhibitions are made possible by the Alliance of the Swope.
Community Theatre to present Steve Martin comedy through Feb. 2
Community Theatre of Terre Haute warms up the cold winter season with a Steve Martin comedy, “Picasso at the Lapin Agile.” It opens this Friday and continues through the weekend. Additional performances are Jan. 31 through Feb. 2.
Sisters of Providence accepting entries to Youth Art Contest through March 5
Wabash Valley artists ages 5-18 are invited to enter their creative, artistic masterpiece in the Sisters of Providence’s eighth annual Youth Art Contest. Submissions are now being accepted, through 4 p.m. March 5 at Owens Hall Reception at St. Mary-of-the-Woods.
GRAPE SENSE: Moscato, red wine blends and a movement toward digital
The only good thing about looking forward at the start of the year is no one remembers your predictions a week or so later. That said, there are lots of trends and movement in the wine world which will have an impact on the average wine drinker.
As we enter 2014, it makes sense to look ahead a bit.
TRIED ‘N’ TRUE: You asked for it: Recipe for Peach Bread so easy
I have been asked for some peach recipes. Since I’m allergic and can’t eat peaches, I haven’t actually tried this recipe. Husband Gene loves peaches. I thought this recipe sounded good.
Annual Fiber Frolic coming up at St. Mary-of-the-Woods
White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, a ministry of the Sisters of Providence, will continue a decade-long tradition Jan. 24 to 26, with its annual Fiber Frolic.
Calling all artists: ‘What Does Kindness Look Like’ to you?
In honor of National Random Acts of Kindness Month, which is in February, Arts Illiana is proposing a challenge: Create artwork that shows what you think kindness looks like for an exhibition.
Community Semester Series to feature ‘Crossroads’ theme
The College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana State University plans a semester-long series of lectures, performances and activities centered on the theme of “Crossroads” to share with the Wabash Valley, beginning today.
‘I shoot to share’: River City showcases photography of Rob Robbins
The Vigo County Public Library and the River City Art Association will show the photographic art of the late Rob Robbins for the month of January.
Robbins, a native of Terre Haute, was a prize-winning photographer who stated, “I shoot to share.” He was strictly a digital photographer who switched from film around 1998.
Sinfonietta Pops rehearsals begin, concert Feb. 9
The Sinfonietta Pops Orchestra has begun rehearsals for the second half of its concert season.
Music director James N. Chesterson encourages all string players in the Wabash Valley area to consider performing with the sinfonietta.
Tickets on sale now for Feb. 1 Soup Bowl Benefit
Tickets are now on sale for the fourth annual Soup Bowl Benefit, an evening of music, conversation, soup and bread happening on Feb. 1 in the Maryland Community Church atrium from 4 to 7:30 p.m.
GRAPE SENSE: Can’t go wrong with Pinot Noir or Cabernet Sauvignon as gifts
A bottle of wine is an easy and often-appreciated holiday gift. Whether it’s a traditional Christmas present or a gift brought to a social occasion as a “thank you,” wine is a big part of many holiday celebrations.
TRIED ‘N’ TRUE: A pumpkin dessert for Christmas
Merry Christmas! I love pumpkin pie. Pumpkin any way you have it is good.
Santa, reindeer games, crafts, movies and more Dec. 21 at The Indiana
The Indiana Theatre & Event Center will host “A Very Merry Indiana Christmas” on Saturday, presenting the opportunity for families to start a new tradition.
The event will include guest appearances by Santa and the Grinch as part of “Santa’s Reindeer Games” that will include a Christmas storybook station, personalized ornament making, cookie decorating and video games presented by Terre Haute’s eBash Video Game Center.
Country star to return home for ‘Brett Eldredge Day’
Atlantic Records’ Brett Eldredge wraps up the best year yet of his career at the top of Billboard’s Country Airplay Year-End Chart. In a year marked with a series of memorable milestones, the powerhouse vocalist not only had one of the top, most-played country songs with “Don’t Ya,” he also released his debut album, “Bring You Back,” scored his first No. 1 single with “Don’t Ya” and received a CMA nomination for New Artist of the Year.
After just wrapping up his first headlining club tour, Eldredge is scheduled to return to his roots when he is to be honored in his hometown of Paris, Ill., at “Brett Eldredge Day” at 4 p.m. Sunday at Paris High School.
Comedy, music, hors d’oeuvres at The Landing
The Landing at Fort Harrison will present a New Year’s Eve party Dec. 31 complete with a Comedy Show with Donnie Baker from the Bob & Tom Show, music by local band “The Broken Road” and a champagne toast at midnight. A cash bar will be open starting at 6 p.m.
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