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33rd Annual ‘A Taste of Muncie’ To Be Held March 31st

By: Jessie Fisher— Muncie, IN—Cornerstone Center for the Arts and PrimeTrust Federal Credit Union are excited to announce the 33rd Annual A Taste of Muncie on Sunday, March 31 from 2 to 4 p.m. A VIP event will precede the main event at 1 p.m. A Taste of Muncie is presented by 104.1-FM and HD1 WLBC, 104.9 WERK FM, 93.5 and 104.1 HD2 MAX Radio, 96.7 BLAKE FM, and  Muncie’s Sports Station, WXFN 102.9 FM and 1340 AM, with support from…

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Muncie To Host Colts 6th Round Pick Live From Canan Commons

By: Melissa Jones— Muncie, IN—The National Football League announced yesterday it will be honoring the 13 communities that were home to the 14 teams of its inaugural season— including Muncie—as part of its “NFL100” centennial celebration. As one of the League’s “Original Towns,” Muncie will host a selection in the 2019 NFL Draft live from Canan Commons. “There’s no better way to bring the League’s hundred years of history full circle than to partner with these communities and recognize their…


Top International Violin Medalists to Perform with Muncie Symphony

By: Jennifer Johnson— Muncie, IN—The Muncie Symphony Orchestra and The International Violin Competition of Indianapolis (IVCI) will join forces this Saturday, March 23, at 7:30 p.m. in Emens Auditorium. In celebration of the MSO’s 70th Season, the concert will feature the gold, silver, and bronze medalists of this prestigious international violin competition as well as Muncie’s own Youth Symphony Orchestra of East Central Indiana.  “For the first time, all three International Violin Competition of Indianapolis medal winners will perform together in…


Ball State Opera Theatre To Perform Mozart Classic ‘Don Giovanni’

By: Melissa Kraman— Muncie, IN — The Ball State Opera Theatre will perform Mozart’s acclaimed opera “Don Giovanni” on March 29 at 7:30 p.m. and March 31 at 2 p.m. in Sursa Performance Hall. Twenty-two students in the College of Fine Arts will perform the full opera, a blend of humor, drama, horror, love, and the supernatural. “The ‘mashup’ nature of the story means that it has something for everyone,” Director Jon Truitt said. “We are essentially performing three operas that…


National Recording Artists Headline Muncie Three Trails Music Series For 2019

By: Rick Zeigler— Muncie, IN—The Muncie Three Trails Music Series is pleased to officially announce its 2019 lineup as it undertakes its 7th season of presenting four critically acclaimed national recording artists in four FREE concerts at Canan Commons in downtown Muncie. All shows begin at 7 PM. Complete information on the series and all artists, including songs and videos, can be found at www.munciethreetrails.com. Celebrated bluegrass group Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper will kick things off on Saturday, July 20th. Michael Cleveland is one of the most decorated…


Muncie Brewfest To Be Held At Cornerstone Center for the Arts On April 13

By: Jessie Fisher— Muncie, IN—Saturday, April 13 Cornerstone Center for the Arts and Indiana Michigan Power bring you Muncie Brewfest presented by PrimeTrust Federal Credit Union and Praxis Consulting. The event will take place from 3 to 6 p.m. on Cornerstone’s third floor with a special early bird entrance time of 2 p.m. Cornerstone has collaborated with Indiana on Tap to celebrate Hoosier craft beer, showcasing Indiana breweries and their Hoosier craft beers. The admission fee includes unlimited samples of…


“Hey Mavis” And The Muncie Symphony To Perform Sunday

By: Jennifer Johnson— Muncie, IN—With appearances on NPR’s Mountain Stage and Whad’ya Know?, Americana Band Hey Mavis performs in Muncie for the very first time this Sunday with The Muncie Symphony Orchestra.  The Muncie Symphony Orchestra and Hey Mavis collaborate on Hey Mavis’ newest project – Silver Ribbon Dream~Songs and Stories of the Ohio & Erie Canal.  Witness the unique blending of musical genres this Sunday, February 24 at 4 p.m. in Emens Auditorium. Youth (K-12) tickets are just $5. BSU student tickets FREE w/ ID in…


Muncie Civic To Present The Musical “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson”

By: Michelle Kinsey— Muncie, IN—You are not going to find this stuff in your history books. Muncie Civic Theatre will present the musical “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson” in the Casazza Family Studio Theatre Feb. 15-17, 21-23. Shows on Thursday, Friday and Saturday will begin at 8 p.m. and the Sunday matinee will begin at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $13 for adults and $10 for students. For tickets and more information, call (765) 288-PLAY or go to www.munciecivic.org. Director Jonathan Jensen…


Black Wings Exhibit Now At The National Model Aviation Museum

By: Mandee Mikulski— Muncie, IN —The National Model Aviation Museum in Muncie, Indiana will be hosting Black Wings: American Dreams of Flight, a Smithsonian traveling exhibition, beginning in February in celebration of Black History Month, and running through March. The exhibit was also open in February 2018 at the Muncie museum and many enjoyed learning more about the history of African-Americans in aviation. The Wright brothers signaled the arrival of the new age of aviation with their historic flight in…


Guest Etiquette Tips for The Big Football Game

By: Sharon Schweitzer for the Muncie Journal— It’s the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams battling it out in Atlanta on Sunday.  The big game tradition includes parties with lots of food, drink, conversation and of course, plenty of football.  So, how do you best get along with people pulling for the opposing team?  Are you required to bring something to the party?  Do you have to watch your language in the company of others? Sharon Schweitzer, an…