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BSU Professor Says Halloween Traditions Date Back Centuries

By: Marc Ransford— Muncie, IN—Many Halloween traditions may have originated with the ancient Celts and their priests, the druids. Other civilizations adopted and changed the ancient rituals, such as bobbing for apples or donning disguises. “Our Halloween celebrations are the remnants of the pre-Christian Celtic celebrations,” said Fred Suppe, a Ball State history professor and an expert in Celtic folklore. “The Celts can be traced back to 800 B.C. to what is now southern Germany and include the ancestors of…


Muncie Civic Theatre Presents “West Side Story”

By: Michelle Kinsey— Muncie, IN—For Aiszah Rangel, playing “Maria” in Muncie Civic Theatre’s production of “West Side Story” is not just another role. It’s THE role. “I wanted to play this role mainly because I am a Latina, and I know the Latino population here in Muncie is very small, “ she said. She said this role allows her to represent Latina woman locally, and respectfully. “I hope to pave the way for other Latino artists,” she said. “Our voices…


Son of Scarevania Haunted Attraction at Cornerstone Center for the Arts

By: Jessie Fisher— Muncie, IN—The PrimeTrust Federal Credit Union Son of Scarevania Haunted Attraction at Cornerstone Center for the Arts opens for the season on Friday, October 12! The haunt opened in October of 2016 leaving attendees terrified; will they be brave enough return? Son of Scarevania is a partnership between Cornerstone and Scarevania Haunted Attraction aimed to scare…with the purpose of raising funds for Cornerstone’s arts program. Son of Scarevania Haunted House, presented by Indiana Michigan Power and Sight…


Guest Lecturer to Speak on Artist Edward Gorey at Owsley Museum

By: Rachel Buckmaster— Muncie, IN– The David Owsley Museum of Art (DOMA) presents a public lecture on artist Edward Gorey by the curator of “Gorey’s Worlds,” on view at DOMA through December 21, 2018. On October 11 at 6 p.m., Erin Monroe, the Robert H. Schutz, Jr., Associate Curator of American Paintings and Sculpture at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, Connecticut, will give a richly illustrated talk about the artist and the special exhibition she curated. A…


ESPN’s Holly Rowe to Speak on “Working and Living with Passion and Purpose”

By: Michael Clark, Ball State Athletics— Muncie, IN—Ball State University’s College of Communication, Information, and Media, in conjunction with Ball State Athletics, is pleased to announce that ESPN reporter and play-by-play commentator Holly Rowe will visit campus on Monday, Oct. 22. Rowe will speak on Working and Living with Passion and Purpose in Emens Auditorium beginning at 7:30 p.m. The event is part of The David Letterman Distinguished Professional Lecture and Workshop Series. The presentation is FREE and open to…


What’s Happening at ArtsWalk? Your Guide to All The Activities

By: Muncie Downtown Development Partnership— Here’s the lowdown on what’s happening, where, and when. WALNUT ST. Debbie’s Handmade Soap: 123 S. Walnut St. Celebrating two years Downtown. Door prizes and refreshments. Kirk’s Bike Shop: 124 S. Walnut St. Open late; offering flat tire repair clinics. Wishbone Gifts: 201 S. Walnut St. Featured artist Lucas Reidenbach will hang his work inside the shop and will be doing live painting in front of the shop on Walnut Street. Valhalla: 215 S. Walnut St. Governor Davis will play after ArtsWalk/Soup Crawl for an open jam night,…


Minnetrista Activities in October

By: Stephen Mortland— EXHIBITS Imagine in Glass October 12-January 6 Imagine in Glass is a celebration of children’s creativity and imagination. Inspired by children’s artwork, professional glassworkers from the Marilyn K. Glick Center for Glass at Ball State University will create whimsical glass sculptures to be displayed in Minnetrista’s gallery space. Come and see what happens when we combine the skillset of glasswork experts with the wild imaginations of children!   Dinosaur Discoveries: Ancient Fossils, New Ideas Through January 6,…


Troy Watters Brings ‘Cruising South Madison Street’ Back To Muncie

By: Mike Rhodes— Muncie, Indiana—It’s 2018 and cruising South Madison Street is a thing! (Again.) Once popular decades ago, cruising South Madison Street pretty much went by the wayside. But two months ago, Troy Watters kicked off his Cruising South Madison Street event and the 3rd Saturday of the month suddenly became an instant “must-go-to” calendar entry. Watters is a life-long resident of Muncie and has worked for the Muncie Sanitary District for the last four years. A warm, affable man, Watters…


Muncie Symphony Orchestra Begins 70th Season On Saturday

By: Jennifer Johnson— Muncie, Indiana—What do a bluegrass band, the music from Star Wars, and winners from an international violin competition have in common?  The Muncie Symphony Orchestra’s 70th Season!  Come celebrate the kickoff to Muncie Symphony’s 70th season this Saturday, September 29, at 7:30 p.m. in Emens Auditorium. Tickets for Youth (K-12) are just $5; Ball State student tickets are FREE in advance with student ID or $10 at the door and Adult Single Tickets start at $25. For tickets, contact the Emens…


Inaugural ‘ArtsWalk Pumpkin Trail and Glow’ Contest Launches This Year

By: Muncie Downtown Development Partnership— Muncie, Indiana—A new ArtsWalk tradition will take place this year: The inaugural Artswalk Pumpkin Trail and Glow. Here’s what it’s all about including details on how to enter. ArtsWalk Pumpkin Trail and Glow October 4th from 5pm-8pm Follow the Pumpkin Trail throughout the streets of downtown Muncie during ArtsWalk.  The pumpkin trail will end at Canan Commons, with a community Pumpkin Glow and contest. Cash prizes will be awarded! Community Pumpkin Glow Prizes Winners will…