Entertainment

Cornerstone Center for the Arts to Host First-Ever “Holiday Show & Sale”

By: Jessie Irwin— Cornerstone Center for the Arts will host their first-ever “Holiday Show & Sale” on Sunday, December 13, from 1:30 to 5:00 pm. The recital will begin at 1:30 pm and vendor booths will open at 2:30 pm. This new fundraising event will coincide with Cornerstone’s seasonal recital and open house that features live dance and music performances and art displays from the students enrolled in classes and lessons at Cornerstone. This event will be FREE to the public and will focus on…

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Top Holiday Movies Tap Into Sentimentality

By: Ball State Division of Strategic Communications— When it comes to his favorite holiday movies, Ball State film professor Wes Gehring says each is a feel-good, populist film successful in pulling at the heartstrings by showing that no Christmas is perfect but can still be happy. Gehring’s top five Christmas-themed movies are: “It’s a Wonderful Life” (1946) “The Bishop’s Wife” (1947) “Miracle on 34th Street” (1947) “A Christmas Story” (1983) “Elf” (2003) His second five favorites are “The Shop Around…


International Piano Competition Holds First North American Auditions at Ball State

By: Gail Werner— MUNCIE, Ind. – For the first time in its 12-year history, one of the world’s most prestigious piano competitions is holding live preliminary auditions in North America — at Ball State University. “The Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition is like the Oscars or the Olympics for these talented young musicians,” said Robert Palmer, the Ruth Weldy and Mary Weldy Porter Distinguished Professor of Piano at Ball State’s School of Music. “They have been preparing for international competitions…


David Letterman Returns to Ball State on November 30th

By: Joan Todd— David Letterman, one of Ball State University’s most celebrated graduates, will return to campus Nov. 30 to host a discussion with two of the nation’s top young filmmakers. Dave at Ball State features Letterman, who recently retired after 33 years of hosting Late Night and Late Show. He will discuss a variety of topics with Spike Jonze and Bennett Miller at 7 p.m. in Emens Auditorium. Jonze is a critically-acclaimed director, producer, screenwriter and actor whose work includes music…


Soul to Sole Tap Company Possible Performer at Indy Circle of Lights Event

By: Michelle Jones-Haskell— Soul to Sole Tap Company, part of the larger community at Premiere Dance Center, recently participated in the Indiana’s Got Talent audition process for the Circle of Lights event held in downtown Indy on Monument Circle.  The event is attended by over 100,000 spectators and many more that tune in at home to ring in the Christmas season.  Premiere made it through the first round of the process, which narrowed the field from 135 acts to 10. …


Woof Boom’s WHBU Celebrates 90 years of Local Radio

By: Doug Zook— On November 9, 2015, the staff of Woof Boom Radio celebrated WHBU’s 90 years of continuous service to Anderson and surrounding communities with a birthday bash held at the Mounds Mall. Amazing Grace’s provided the cake and other delicious treats while Coca Cola provided the drinks for the event. The event was open to the entire community and it was well attended by many loyal listeners, and former guests and employees of WHBU. In 1925, WHBU radio…


MSO Presents “Disney In Concert: Magical Music From The Movies”

By: Jennifer Johnson— Be our guest! Bring the entire family and experience “The Magical Music of Disney” with the Muncie Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, November 14, at 4:00 pm. This performance takes place in Emens Auditorium on the campus of Ball State University, located at 1800 W. Riverside Ave., in Muncie, IN. Tickets start at $25 for adults and $10 for youth, ages K-12. Call the Emens Box Office at 765-285-1539. A supercalifragilistic carpet ride through the best-loved Disney scores of…


CBS’ Reboot of ‘Star Trek’ will Stream Directly to Viewers, Bypassing Affiliates

By: Ball State Division of Strategic Communications— CBS is paving the way to distributing its programming directly to viewers with the rollout of a new “Star Trek” series in 2017, bypassing its 200 network affiliates, says Dom Caristi, a Ball State telecommunications professor and member of the university’s Digital Policy Institute. CBS will debut the inaugural episode of the untitled new series in January 2017 on its regular network stations, but the remainder of the season may be accessed on…


Muncie Authors Bill and Katie Frederick Publish Second Children’s Book

By: Katie Frederick— Local Muncie authors Bill and Katie Frederick will introduce their second picture book on November 7th at the Unitarian Universalist annual Bazaar in the Woods. The new book is titled, “Patches and the Delightful Dragon Day.” The star of the book is soup loving Patches Turtle. This engaging picture book for the preschool and beginning reader teaches the importance of being kind to others, adventurous, and careful. Illustrator Jason Harlow also depicts minute details that will keep children engaged…


Pruis Hall Brings Comedy Ventriloquist Lynn Trefzger to Ball State

By: Kristi Chambers— Have you ever had a childhood hobby that got out of hand? That explains Lynn Trefzger’s start as a ventriloquist/comedienne. For over 30 years, Lynn has given life to a trunk full of comical characters and will be performing at Pruis Hall on Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at the Emens Auditorium Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, charge-by-phone at 800-745-3000 or online at Ticketmaster.com. Audiences are treated to Lynn’s vocal…