Entertainment

WATCH: Muncie Downtown Development Partnership Premieres Film DWNTWN: The Next Muncie

By: Shelley Shekell— Muncie Downtown Development Partnership (MDDP) is premiering its follow-up video to the 2012 hit, DWNTWN: The Original Muncie. The second film, DWNTWN: The Next Muncie, follows three stories: a dancer trying to make a name for herself, a young couple beginning a life together as they move into their first apartment, and the staff of ProjectiOne working hard in their fabrication studio, contributing to the much talked about maker movement. In 2012, the DWNTWN Muncie campaign began as…


Joe Mumpower’s Intriguing Bird Entertains Muncie Shoppers

By: Mike Rhodes— Meet Joe Mumpower and his bird, “Polly.” (If you haven’t already.) Joe and his unusual bird are very popular around some Muncie establishments. If you’ve ever been to Starbucks on S. Tillotson Ave, Rural King, the Muncie Mission or a number of variety stores around Muncie, you may have seen Joe Mumpower and his bird, “Polly.” Polly, a male bird, is a Scarlet Macaw. Joe is retired from Ball State, having been a residence hall director for 30 years…


FREE Central Indiana Audio Student Workshop to be Held at Ball State on Sept. 12

By: Gail Werner— The Central Indiana section of the Audio Engineering Society will host its fourth annual Central Indiana Audio Student Workshop on Sept. 12 at Ball State’s Sursa Hall. The event is free. The workshop will let audio students and professionals network and improve their skills through interactive demonstrations, lectures and panel discussions. Special emphasis will be given to career opportunities and essential skills that students and professionals need to succeed in the 21st century. Keynoting the event will…


Cornerstone’s Fall 2015 Arts Program Classes Announced

By: Jessie Irwin— Explore your creative side this fall with Cornerstone’s diverse class offerings for the Fall 2015 session. Classes begin Monday, September 14 and run through Thursday, December 10 with a break the week of October 12th. Classes are offered for youth, family and adults in the areas of visual arts, dance, fitness, music, martial arts, and theatre. Class fees are affordable, one-time payments that cover the full twelve weeks of class. Financial aid is available to students who qualify….


Muncie Family Builds a Curbside “Little Free Library” in Johnson Woods Addition

By: Mike Rhodes— Early Saturday morning, August 15th, there was something “a buzz” in a Johnson Woods neighborhood near Storer Elementary School. Not that there was anything unusual about that. Craig Priebe, an accomplished carpenter, could often be heard working on a new carpentry project outside his home. By the end of the day, his newest project was finished and residents in the neighborhood eagerly stopped by to take a peek at Craig’s new handiwork. Craig had built and installed a Little Free Library…



2015 Cornerstone Wedding Showcase to be Held August 23rd

By: Jessie Irwin— Are you planning a wedding in East Central Indiana? Don’t miss your chance to meet the best wedding and event vendors in East Central Indiana all in one day! The Cornerstone and PrimeTrust Federal Credit Union Wedding Showcase presented by AMS Entertainment, Mr. Mouse, and 104.1 WLBC is on Sunday, August 23, from 12:00 to 5:00 pm. Spend the afternoon exploring your options for wedding venues, photographers, djs, caterers, florists, dress and tuxedo shops, as well as…


Delaware County Fair Schedule…163 Years of Family Fun!

There’s nothing like the Delaware County Fair! The family fun continues in 2015 with 4-H exhibits, rodeos, animals, FREE concerts, grandstand events, carnival rides, pioneer village, food and more! There will be a lot to see and do. Keep this link handy and check the schedule for all events and times. Here is the schedule for the 2015 Delaware County Fair (July 20-25) as well as the Delaware County 4-H Fair (July 14-22) Click the link below for the full schedule….


Photo Gallery: Colts’ Robert Mathis Comes to Muncie

Robert Mathis was in Muncie Wednesday at the Muncie Auto Group Tent Sale. A continuous line of fans showed up to meet The Sack Master, get a handshake, a smile and perhaps a signature on a football or on an exclusive poster, provided to all who attended. Everyone had a blast! “We have a tremendous partnership with the Indianapolis Colts and specifically, Robert Mathis,” said Jeff Daniels. “With so many fans in and around Muncie, it’s good to give our friends and neighbors a chance…


Photo Gallery: Clydesdales at Scheumann Stadium

Photos by: Mike Rhodes, Lorri Markum and Nancy Lindell— The Ball State athletic department, in conjunction with corporate partner Terrance Smith Distributing, Inc., welcomed the world-renowned Anheuser-Busch Clydesdales to Scheumann Stadium on Thursday, July 16th. Hundreds of people lined up to watch these beautiful animals. If you didn’t get a chance to see the Anheuser-Busch Clydesdales at Scheumann Stadium, you have another chance! They will be at Hoosier Park, Friday July 17th, beginning at 5pm. MAX Classic Rock 93.5 will be broadcasting…