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It is our position that in suggesting imprisonment alternatives for nonviolent criminals, Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Randall Shepard is on the right track. However, he could go further in working to solve the serious problem of prison overcrowding. Indiana is not alone in facing the reality that its prison population growth is untenable and inevitably will bankrupt state coffers. Prisons are expensive. In fact, per inmate cost equals that to send a student to a private university. Should we not then imprison a person only after all alternatives are exhausted? Where is the innovation? Let’s start by being tougher on violent and repeat criminals. Drop or expedite death penalty cases. Allow for police and prosecutorial discretion. Government has long attempted to unsuccessfully legislate personal behavior. If an act does not infringe on the liberties of others, why do we criminalize it? Prosecution, incarceration and rehabilitation for these offenses are overwhelming our systems. Certainly, we are not advocating drug use or other amoral behaviors. However, existing efforts are not proving successful. Alternatives must be considered with an eye to a more pragmatic approach to governance. Shepard is on the right track; but, it is our position that bellicose action is required.

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It is our position that Mark Twain’s book “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” should not be censored. The recent move to make the book more “politically correct” by replacing a well-worn racial epithet with “runaway slave,” while referring to Huckleberry Finn’s travel companion, Jim, has caused uproar.   We condemn the use of the offensive epitaph in modern parlance; but concurrently, we fear that the painful reality of this period in American history could all too easily be whitewashed by those who would seek a more pleasant perspective on the past. Advocates claim the censorship would allow younger generations to read without being distracted by the negative language. But shouldn’t educators employ the offense as a chance to discuss racial inequity and the hatred directed (and continuing to be directed) at those different from ourselves? Even assuming good intentions, this singular edit would rob future generations of the opportunity to read and know this period from Twain’s perspective.

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Every week, we will print a portion of the U.S. Constitution, followed by a portion of the Indiana Constitution. We encourage you to benchmark government policies against these bedrock documents. Today: the Indiana Constitution. ARTICLE 5. Executive. Section 7. No person shall be eligible to the office of Governor or Lieutenant Governor, who shall not have been five years a citizen of the United States, and also a resident of the State of Indiana during the five years next preceding his election; nor shall any person be eligible to either of the said offices, who shall not have attained the age of thirty years. Section 8. No member of Congress, or person holding any office under the United States or under this State, shall fill the office of Governor or

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All-day K: We don't care for it We imagine you’ve heard that Noblesville schools have decided to make available fulltime kindergarten, effective the start of the 2011-2012 academic year. Unanimously approved by the school board, it is a move that disappoints us. Here’s why (and please don’t kid yourselves): In many cases, it will be tantamount to full-time babysitting service. Certainly there will be many children that benefit from additional classroom hours, but that collective “whew” you heard last week came from the folks who realized they are about to save big time on daycare fees. The state covers the cost associated with half-day (or real) kindergarten; those who opt in for the other half of the day will have to pay the piper, but it’s only $65 a week. It’s a paltry sum, really. Some daycare facilities can charge that for each day you and your wee one darken their doorway. The referendum passed last year (you may recall we opposed that for myriad reasons, not the least of which is that teacher benefits are out of whack in comparison to those of the private sector) will pay for the additional classrooms needed at elementary schools. That work is to be completed by the start of school. Is that really what the refer-

Brian Kelly & Steve Greenberg endum was for? If you’re going to send your child full time, you’ll need to register Feb. 22-25 and Feb. 28 at the school he or she will be attending. ••• Today is an extremely special day for the Current Publishing family. As we told you we would some time back, we have officially launched our fourth weekly newspaper, Current in Fishers. It joins this newspaper and Current in Westfield and Current in Carmel to broaden our reach in Hamilton County. We wish to sincerely thank all our advertising partners and readers who continue to help us prove newspapers truly do work.

Great organization to celebrate 100th anniversary COMMENTARY By Terry Anker This year, The Boy Scouts of America will celebrate the completion of its centennial year locally with the Gathering of Eagles Dinner. The event, designed to honor Scouts who have earned the high designation of Eagle in 2010, recognizes the significant contributions of both the young and old. The kickoff speaker to this 100th anniversary year was Indiana Supreme Court justice Randall Shepard. Justice Shepard, a historian in his own right, impressed and delighted the crowd with stories of his own struggle to earn the designation and an affirmation that skills learned and applied through scouting are of great benefit to many of the world’s leaders. Certainly his presence and demeanor are compelling. But more importantly, I saw in the Chief Justice an adult willing to stand until every boy in attendance who desired it was able to shake his hand and speak to such an important public figure. This year, on Monday evening Feb. 7, Mark Miles, President and CEO of the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership and the In-

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dianapolis Super Bowl Committee, will present to those assembled. Like the others who have come before him, Mark is committed to Scouts, in part, by what it does to encourage and build leadership among boys and young men to serve their communities. Annually, Eagle Scouts contribute countless hours and even more dollars in service projects around the globe. While this newspaper and others obsesses over the least amongst us – whether on a team bus or juvenile hall – there are many more contributors who go unnoticed. This year’s dinner will be held at the Indianapolis Marriott, 350 West Maryland Street, downtown. Each $600 table includes eight seats and a sponsorship for two 2010 Eagle Scouts. Single sponsorships are welcome. Contact John Gower, with BSA at jgower@ crossroadsbsa.com or 813-7113 to help. Terry Anker is an associate editor of Current Publishing, LLC. You may e-mail him at terry@ currentincarmell.com.

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Commentary By Kevin Kane As you can see from today’s cover story, I recently had the opportunity to tag along with the Hamilton County Leadership Academy for its Criminal and Civil Justice Day. The day was basically a field trip for adults (one of 10 during the 10-month course) in which the 28-person class learned about the criminal justice system in Hamilton County. From the courtroom to the correctional facilities, the class got a look at this system that “Law & Order” cannot provide. I, unfortunately, could not stick around the whole day and therefore missed out on the highlight of the day’s itinerary: the prison tour. However, I learned a number of interesting facts both during my few hours as an observer and in talking to participants afterwards. For example, Lee Buckingham enlightened us on the hefty workload he’s taking on as the new prosecutor of Hamilton County. A greater number of officers with better access to technology, he said, has led to a significant increase in arrests and cases running through the system. While that is surely helping to keep our streets safer, it also can create a backlog in the prosecutor’s office, Buckingham said. But his job would be a piece of cake, he added, without the existence of drugs and alcohol. He estimated that 90 percent of the cases that he sees would not exist without the impact of drugs and alcohol.

After I left, the group went on to a correctional facility where they learned about, among other things, the science of dealing with prisoners. Some walls are painted orange to creating a calming effect, for example, and techniques such as having inmates put the backs of their hands against walls during a frisk increase officer safety. The amount of information I learned in just a short time with this class could fill my column space for a few weeks, and this was just one topic on which the 2010-2011 HCLA class will be educated. If you have any interest in learning more about your county and how it works, I suggest checking out the class and considering applying at www.hcla.net. Tuition is $1,500 per person, and you need to have some sort of community involvement on your résumé to make the cut in this fairly competitive application process, but that doesn’t mean only cops, firefighters and other city employees can enroll. In fact, the current class contains many businesspeople from across the county, and HCLA is always looking to diversify its “student body” as much as possible. Anyone interested in community leadership or just a county crash course should check it out. And who doesn’t enjoy field trips? Kevin Kane is the managing editor of Current in Noblesville. You can reach him via e-mail at Kevin@ currentnoblesville.com.

READERS' VIEWS NCVE’s work just beginning Editor, Thank you for your comments regarding the NCVE –Noblesville Community Vision for Excellence – in Jan. 18’s “From the Backshop.” As a volunteer and chairman of that committee for the past three years, it has been enormously enlightening, enjoyable, and so rewarding to work with very excellent personnel. The work is just

beginning; the persistence and implementation of the “Vision” is now beyond volunteerism. Congratulations on yet another “Current” publication in Fishers! Keep up the great work. Your publications are fun to read. Detlef Rathmann 46062

Columns like Wilson’s needed Editor, I really enjoy your paper and have been puzzled by the anti-Danielle Wilson train people seem to be jumping on.  I find her column funny, refreshing and most of all, TRUTHFUL!  She’s a mother in Hamilton County who is not trying to pretend that her life is always perfect,

and therefore normal, and she is choosing to see the humor in that fact.  What we need is more columns like Danielle Wilson’s and Mike Redmond’s, not less.  Jennifer Meese 46062

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Remembering my time in the ‘tough zone’

DISPATCHES » State of the County - The Noblesville Chamber of Commerce will present its annual luncheon meeting “State of the County” presented by Hamilton County Commissioner Steve Dillinger Jan. 26, 11:30 a.m. at the Mansion at Oak Hill in Carmel. Pre-paid reservations are required no later than Jan. 21 by contacting the Chamber at 773-0086 or online at www.noblesvillechamber.com. Cost is $15 per person for members and $25 for non-members.   » Legacy expands to high school – Legacy Christian School in Noblesville will add High School this Fall, 2011.   Legacy has been in Noblesville since 1995, starting as a preschool and adding grades as needed.  The school currently serves students from preschool through eighth grade. Open enrollment begins in February.  For more information, go to www.LegacyChristianOnline.org.   » Emigh new HC GOP chair – Pete Emigh of Westfield was recently chosen as the new chairman for the Hamilton County Republican Party, replacing new Indiana Secretary of State Charlie White, who resigned Dec. 31. White endorsed Emigh in his resignation letter but a caucus was held in Noblesville to make an official selection.

COMMENTARY By Danielle Wilson My husband and I are in a good place right now as far as kids are concerned. They are all old enough to sleep through the night, use a toilet on their own, and communicate sickness, hunger, thirst, and fear. Plus, we no longer require a paid babysitter when we want to leave the house because our sixth grader can easily man the fort for a few hours, even with the frequent (and often controversial) challenges from his younger siblings. Despite their advanced ages, though, they are still young enough to need us- homework help, rides to practice, food and shelter- and, more importantly, to like us. We are a couple of years away from the teenage-versus-parent showdown that will inevitably occur between Doo and our two sons and me and our two daughters, which means we can still enjoy one-on-one time at Pinheads or family trips to Kinds Island. In a nutshell, our kids are at the best possible ages for parenting. Having moved on to this land of momentary bliss, however, I often forget what life was like just a few short years ago. Fortunately, for your reading pleasure, I have several friends and family in the throes of newborn and toddler hell.

I’d like to share one of their stories in hopes that you might either feel less alone in your current parenting role and/or appreciate how far you’ve come. One of my sisterslives in Kentucky and has two girls, ages two and four. Her brother-in-law got married recently in Texas, and my nieces were both in the wedding. Theafternoon ceremony was about a 40-minute drive from the hotel/reception site, and so by the time they arrived at the church to get primped, the twoyear-old was already having no-nap issues. And of coursemy sister’s plan to have the bridal party stylist handle her girls ‘dos was immediately derailed, so she was left to improvise last minute with her preschooler’s very unruly (but gorgeous) red hair, sans any salon tools or product. Sis eventually managed, but was stressed to the bejeesus right up until her little angels walked down the aisle. On to the reception, wheremy sister actually enjoyed herself thanks to the clever planning of the bride and groom, who provided free babysitting. As soon as it was over, however, the twoyear old vomited all over the hotel room bed, just hours before Sis also became sick. She called me the next day from the Austin airport (I was killing time at DSW during a soc-

cer practice) to wonder what would happen if her baby threw up on the plane. I suggested she locate the air sickness bags ASAP and to make friends with at least one flight attendant, just in case. An hour later, I received a text telling me exactly what happens when a child becomes sick mid-flight. Turns out, the vomit bags weren’t so useful. So my sister’s dreams of a nice family getaway didn’t pan out quite the way she’d planned. But that’s the thing with young ones; you should never plan anything. Expect the worst, hope for the best, but . . . prepare for the worst. Then you won’t be disappointed, and you might even be pleasantly surprised. Good luck to all of you still in the tough zone. I promise, parenting does get easier, if only for a few short pre-teen years. Someday, you’ll be the mom with free time to shop for boots, not the frantic parent covered in puke. Peace out. Danielle Wilson is a Carmel resident and contributing columnist. You may e-mail her at danielle@ currentincarmel.com.

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A Hamilton County 4-H Call-Out will be held Feb. 13 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Exhibition Center at the Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds, 2003 Pleasant Street, Noblesville. Current 4-Hers and 4-H Club leaders will be available with sample projects and information about the 4-H program and the variety of clubs and projects available. March 1, 2011 is the last day for Hamilton County youth in grades 3 through 12 to enroll in the 4-H Program for 2011. For more information, call 776-0854.

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Commentary By Krista Bocko I’ve been giving a lot of thought to clothes lately. This is kind of unusual for me, in part because I am not a recreational shopper. I generally try to reject consumerism, and I really don’t buy that many clothes or pay much attention to fashion anyway. However, recently I heard about this ‘Six Items or Less’ challenge in which participants commit to swearing off the rest of their wardrobe, only wearing the same six items (or less) for a month. It’s like a clothes diet. In conjunction with hearing about this, I was in the midst of a rare shopping spree, where over the course of a few weeks I bought eight items clothing and a pair of boots, all new, all for me. Yikes. Buying new clothes is a sure way to induce guilt in the eco-conscious me, even though I try to assuage the guilt a tiny bit by bringing my own bag. I justified it though, because sometimes I just can’t find what I’m looking for on the used clothing racks. And, I am constantly purging items out of my own closet and into the stream of secondhand shops. But then there’s the whole “privileged” er

Current in Noblesville Former City Council President Roy Johnson will seek re-election this year while John Elliot is looking to occupy the seat currently held by Councilman Dale Snelling. Johnson, the co-owner and vice president of HomeTown Television Corporation, announced his intention to seek a second term earlier this month. He has represented District 1 since being elected in 2007 and was the council’s president in 2010. “Representing my constituents in District 1 has been very rewarding,” Johnson said in a release. “I have based my decisions on one basic criterion: What is best for the citizens of Noblesville?”

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dance as a fun and easy way for Indiana families to enjoy physical activity together,” said Jackie Bell, owner of Primrose School of Noblesville. The family dance-off is part of Primrose Schools’ commitment to happy hearts and healthy bodies in each of its schools and communities. In the past 30 years, the national childhood obesity rate has nearly tripled, and as a result, children today are developing adult health problems like high blood pressure and Type 2 Diabetes. In order to enter the contest, record a 30-second video of your family’s best dance moves and visit www.familydanceoff.com and upload your best take by March 19.

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By Missie Jordan Current in Noblesville Primrose Schools and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals are teaming up to fight childhood obesity with a family dance-off. From Feb. 1 to March 19, Primrose is collectively donating a total of $65,000 to the hometown Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals of the top three winning families, plus cash prizes for the families. Last year’s winning family resided in Colorado Springs. If the winning family is from Indiana, the money will go to Riley Hospital for Children. “Primrose Schools’ Family Dance-Off promotes

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The Climb offers exercises, hope By Darla Kinney Scoles Current in Noblesville Parkinson’s Disease (PD) takes away much from those ravaged by its progressive, disabling symptoms. The Climb gives back. An ongoing exercise session designed specifically for PD patients, The Climb allows the men and women facing daily limitations to rise above those limits and move ever upward toward greater mobility, strength and even voice. Meeting weekly at White River Christian Church in Noblesville, the class, offered by the Indiana Parkinson Foundation (IPF), held its first meeting Jan. 15 with great success. With 13 participants, numerous spouses and family members, a dozen volunteer helpers and one enthusiastic physical therapist, The Climb was a two-hour display of courage, faith and flat-out hard work. From the moment class members signed in they were put through the paces of testing current abilities, stretching, large motion repetition, expression and vocal training, speed walking, balance practice and cool-down movements as part of their two-hour workout. Before the hard stuff began, however, PD patient and IPF inspiration Don Waterman, spoke briefly about his journey into PD and shared the song (“It’s the Climb”) that provided the story behind the name for the unique exercise class. After admitting that he was “nervous as all

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get-out” and receiving a resounding “so are we” from the audience, Waterman said, “I have always been able to work my way out of any situation I faced in life, but this one had me trapped. But I did find out there are ways to help my symptoms.” Waterman found this out due in large part to the fact that his daughter, Addie Cunningham, shared a room at college with Joy Resetar, the therapist leading The Climb this day. The two women – one with a passion to help her father, the other with a passion to help those with disabling conditions – put their minds to work and brought about the only exercise course of its kind in Central Indiana. “Everyone in this room is faced with a mountain,” Waterman said to those who arrived with walkers and canes but soon shared camaraderie instead. “I think it’s interesting that even those in the most advanced stages came out with a positive attitude,” Fishers resident and participant Jim Sammer said. “I find that motivating, motivating enough to move mountains.” For more about IPF and The Climb, which takes place every Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m. at WRCC and welcomes new members weekly, go to www.indianaparkinson.org. (To hear “It’s The Climb” visit http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=nlaPRZTryCs). 11013 INFINITI Carmel Current_F_1_18

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Unusual defining moments DREYER & REINBOLD INFINITI Commentary By Brenda Alexander Defining moments come in all shapes and sizes. They can occur at the apex of our achievements like when receiving an Olympic medal, making partnership in the firm, or finally hearing “I do.” But often our defining moments occur at the nadir of our lives – at the lowest points. It seems that suffering and vomit are good incentives to change. Consider a particularly memorable defining moment for my husband. He was 10 years old when his father, who was not the usual cook, served goulash for dinner. What followed were protests, pleadings, shouting, demanding, and ultimately puking. As an adult, goulash is not welcome at my husband’s table. And in defense, my husband’s father couldn’t stomach the meal either. They have had a few laughs about this as adults, but only recently. This weekend, my husband had his “goulash” moment. You see, on rare occasions, I make a decision I instantaneously regret. This weekend I decided to let my husband’s choice of movies stand, despite serious misgivings. I spent the

next 90 minutes waiting for his emotional state to match mine. As is usual in these situations, it was the children who suffered the most… and perhaps the janitor. With minutes remaining, he finally admitted the movie was bad. Not the naughty or violent or cool kind of bad; but rather the awful, Idemand-my-money back, if-you-acted-in-thismovie-fire-your-agent bad. Also, my son, who had migrated to my lap, was now seeing the 3D peripherally. You know the caution about motion sickness? Well, after checking on our son in the men’s room, my husband reported back that this defining moment also had ended in puking. So what is the moral of this story? My husband readily relinquished his right to choose movies for the foreseeable future and my son is completely disinterested in anything 3D. So how about: “If you don’t check the flicks you watch carefully, you could be watching chick flicks forevermore?” Brenda Alexander is a freelance writer and resident of Noblesville. You can contact her at AlexanderInk@ comcast.net.

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Historic homes of Noblesville Location: 875 S. 9th St Owners: Mike and Connie Foor, since 2003 Style & History: This American Foursquare home was built in 1912 by Frank and Blanche Bond. Typical of craftsman-era homes, it has wide eaves, substantial brick porch piers, and a hipped roof and dormer. The interior has multiple built-ins and oak woodwork and floors. What are your favorite features? “We purchased this house because the woodwork had not been painted or stained. It was in its original condition and the hardwood floors with the walnut inlay is great.  The kitchen still has the old long farmhouse sink and the windows are still the original with ‘waves.’ The backyard with pond, garage “carriage house” and back building complete with outhouse give the grandkids a fabulous play house.  I love to garden and it gives me a challenge because of the huge old trees that create dense shade.” What work have you done on your house? “We added a two story addition in the back, which gave us a downstairs bathroom and laundry. The upstairs is our family room.  We ripped up old linoleum in the kitchen and discovered the original hardwood flooring. We resided the house with cedar siding and took on the painting ourselves so now it’s time to enjoy for awhile.” What do you like about this area/neighbor-

hood? “The neighbors around us have lived here for a long time which gives the area a stable feel and everyone helps whenever anyone needs anything. It’s safe, family friendly, and only eight blocks from the square!” Carol Ann Schweikert contributed the home research.  See www. noblesvillepreservation.com for more information or visit Noblesville Preservation Alliance on Facebook.

Fundraiser supports young American pianists inspire listeners. By Margaret Sutherlin In a slow economy however, Current in Noblesville fundraising for a nonprofit can be A few of the greatest, budding especially difficult. The intensive and young jazz pianists are competing unique two year fellowships and comfor the largest jazz piano fellowship munity outreach programs do cost, so in the world this spring. And the the APA must spend time organizing result is music that is certain to be and fundraising quite a bit. powerful, and a competition which “Champagne and Chopin is really is certain to be intense. Ozdemir an event for all people, but especially The American Pianists Associaa younger crowd who might not be able to afford tion, a nonprofit based in Indianapolis, has a the tickets of our other fundraisers,” said Harrison. busy start to 2011, sponsoring finalists in their “But it goes to support our fellows and all our projazz fellowship competition and continuing to gramming. It goes to support young artists.” build their programming. Event coordinators and APA board members “Each of our finalists is spending a week here Izabela Ozdemir and Bob Gowen have planned performing around the city and studying before this particular event around sampling unusual the finals in April,” said Joel Harrison, Artistic and expensive champagne, and learning about Director and CEO of the APA. “Then we will the classical music of Chopin. have a jury select the winner who will go on for “Our last fundraiser, Beethoven and Brew, two years performing across the world and rewas very successful and we really have high ceive support for their career as a musician. The hopes for this one,” said Ozdemir. “This econofellowship is by far the largest we’ve ever had my hasn’t been easy for the arts, but this fundand the largest in the world.” raiser can really make a difference and increase The APA seeks to identify and promote our ability to support young musicians.” young, American pianists, and continue to The event is Sunday Jan. 30 from 4:00 to spread awareness of their organization and the 6:00 p.m. at Mo’s A Place for Steaks in Indiaimportance of classical and jazz music. napolis. Tickets are $75 and include food and While the primary focus of the organization beverage, and also live music by classical fellow are the two-year fellowships in jazz and classical Michael Lewin. To purchase tickets and learn piano, the APA also has opportunities to take more visit www.americanpianists.org or call fellows with the Concerto Curriculum into area classrooms and community centers, to teach and (317) 940-9945.

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By Kevin Kane Current in Noblesville Hamilton County Prosecutor Lee Buckingham paces before a mixed group of 12 individuals. He has the first chance to pose questions to each of them before a Buckingham defense attorney, seated and looking on, gets his own opportunity. “What type of flag is this?” Buckingham asks one of the 12 as he points to the left of the bench at which Judge Paul Felix is seated. When the potential juror responds with the expected answer, “An American flag,” Buckingham begins his real line of questioning: “Are you sure?” he asks. “Yes.” “You’re 100 percent certain? You know for a fact that the flag has 50 stars, that it is a current American flag?” “Yes.” “You cannot see the whole thing? How can you be sure?” Circumstantial evidence is the man’s reasoning. A courtroom in the United States would not have an outdated flag, he says, therefore it must be current. Impressed with the responses he’s received, Buckingham moves on to another one of the 12 before asking a series of similar questions. The potential jurors are in the process known as voir dire, a step in the jury selection process during which candidates are questioned about their backgrounds to uncover any potential biases. But this isn’t a real jury selection; it’s a mock session making up one part of the Hamilton County Leadership Academy’s Criminal and Civil Justice Day. Now in its 20th year, the Noblesville-based HCLA works with county residents who already are prominent in their respective communities to properly educate and prepare them to take leadership roles after graduation. Many members of the organization’s 19 alumni classes have gone on to populate not for profits, city coun-

cils, school boards and other elected positions and this year’s 28-person class includes several Noblesville connections. But community leaders are not trained overnight. Graduating from the HCLA takes 10 months, each with one day-long learning session focused on a specific topic. This month’s lesson was on the criminal justice system in Hamilton County. So after Buckingham, an HCLA grad, provided the class with a crash course on the court system, Hamilton County Sheriff Mark Bowen led the group on a tour of a correctional facility. Each of the 10 days, however, provides a unique lesson designed to help participants better know the county and understand how to go about making positive changes. “From my standpoint, one of the most fascinating things was the tour of the county,” said Sarah Estell, director of marketing and planning for Riverview Hospital. “The differences within different pockets of nine townships are just incredible. It’s almost like a split personality.” After gaining and understanding about the county’s current and future challenges, the class begins learning about the workings of schools, government, media and other entities in the community. From the rules of running a public meeting to effective municipal planning, HCLA students are taught the fundamental steps needed to address the county’s needs in a number of ways. “We want to make sure that we’re helping to fill boards with good candidates,” said HCLA Executive Director Jill Doyle. “We try to put together a good cross section of the community.” Each class of up to 32 people is comprised of county residents from different areas and backgrounds. Some, like Estell, come from the business community while others, like Noblesville City Council President Mark Boice, already are involved in public service. This mixture of participants, Boice said, creates what some say is perhaps the greatest benefit of the HCLA’s course: networking. Boice said his experience with the academy has introduced him to individuals from other

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(Above) Twelve members of the HCLA's 28-person class participated in a mock jury selection. (Below) Hamilton County Prosecutor (an HCLA graduate) asks each of the 12 a series of questions during voir dire.

cities who he otherwise would not have met, and he’s picking their brains for good ideas he can use on the council. “You get that many smart people in a room and you’re going to learn something,” he said. Westfield Senior Planner Jennifer Miller

agrees. She was among the 12 kept on their toes by Buckingham’s mock selection questioning, but like with every other HCLA experience, she came out better for it. “Knowledge is power and that’s what this program provides,” she said.

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HCLA classes are divided into small groups, each with a unique project. The academy seeks input from the community and its participants and creates course-long projects for each group that will be both educational and beneficial to the county. Two of this year’s five groups are examining the HCLA’s role in Hamilton County. One group is looking back on the academy’s 20-year history while another is identifying how HCLA can better serve the county in the future.

The Hamilton North Chamber of Commerce is one of many businesses and organizations willing to pay the $1,500 tuition fee for one of its members to participate in the HCLA each year. “The knowledge and experiences gained at the HCLA are not only beneficial to the individual attending but usually has a short-term positive impact on the community in which the attendee lives and/or works through increased volunteer involvement,” said HCLA graduate and Hamilton North Executive Director Jane Hunter.  

Those interested in learning more about the HCLA or applying to its next class can do so at any time by visiting www.hcla.net. Anyone can apply for the class, but only the top 28 to 32 applicants are selected based on reasons for applying and previous community service experience. However, HCLA Executive Director Jill Doyle said the board of directors seeks to compile as diverse of a class as possible.

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» Full-time kindergarten coming – Noblesville Schools will begin offering full-day kindergarten in August. Parents will have the option of enrolling their child in the all-day program or the traditional half-day program. Because the state only funds half-day kindergarten, tuition will be charged for full-day kindergarten. Registration for the full-day and half-day kindergarten programs will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, February 22-25, and Monday, February 28, at each elementary school except Forest Hill. » Redistricting map presented – Noblesville Schools' redistricting committee has presented a map of elementary districts for the 2011-12 school year to the Noblesville Board of School Trustees. This redistricting plan affects children who currently attend the closing Forest Hill Elementary School and a few areas that currently feed into North Elementary School. The map will be shown at the following elementary PTO meetings: North, Thursday, 7 p.m.; Noble Crossing, Jan. 25, 6:30 p.m.; White River, Jan. 27, 7 p.m.; Hinkle Creek, Feb. 1, 7 p.m.

I’d take Dew over a mysterious red cup any day TEEN LIFE By Jenna Larson I have fun. I like to have fun, just like any other teenager. Racing cows on the Wii, watching movies with my boyfriend, going to youth group, writing, listening to music, driving with huge sunglasses on. Fun. What I don’t understand is how some other students at school perceive this concept. I mean, don’t get me wrong, there are a lot of other teens with views similar to mine. The weekend means hanging out with friends, maybe a sledding trek or a trip to the movies or grabbing some dinner. But there are other teens, too – the ones I had always heard about. These are the stereotypical ones that had been shown to me in movies, the ones that I didn’t know actually existed until the past year or so. You know who I’m talking about: the teenagers who drink, smoke, use drugs, or just do reckless stuff because it makes them feel cool. I don’t understand the whole party thing. Drugs, alcohol, blaring hip-hop music? I mean, I’ve never actually been to one of these things. But I’ve seen pictures on Facebook, I’ve heard stories. And it just looks…stupid. Maybe I’m boring, but I’d rather chill with a

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few people with whom I’m legitimate friends, doing something low-key (like board game nights, which may sound lame, but I’m totally a fan) than awkwardly stand around with a bunch of near strangers and a red cup in my hand, with crappy music playing so loud I can’t hear myself think. And there’s more stuff going down with today’s generation of young adults, too. Over winter break, I heard a couple accounts of some lawns getting trashed by a group of bored idiots with a car and nothing better to do. I don’t understand where the enjoyment is in ripping up someone’s grass and making giant ruts with tires. Isn’t there anything more constructive to do? Well, whatever. I might get some dirty, questioning looks in the halls if anyone at school reads this. That’s fine. I have my own ideas of an awesome Friday night. Mountain Dew and “Zoolander,” anyone?

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NAC hosts ‘Red Eye’ tournament Current in Noblesville Noblesville Athletic Club hosted a Red Eye Racquetball Tournament New Year’s Day. A group of participants showed up and played hard, but only the strong survived. Derek Hansen took home first place honors. Rick

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TRAVEL By Tracy Line It’s a snowy winter in Indiana, making it a perfect year to hit the slopes. Hoosiers have two in-state options for skiing, Paoli Peaks and Perfect North Slopes. Never skied before? Have ages can have a great A D no Mfear; I Sbeginners S I ofOall N time at both of these family-friendly ski areas. AY THROUGH THURSDAY ONLY Just 86 miles southeast of Noblesville, Perfect North is the perfect place to take the kids for a day of fun. Here winter weather enthusiasts can enjoy 23 trails, 11 lifts and a 400-foot vertical drop. In addition to skiing, guests can snowboard and tube. An introductory ski lesson is included in your ticket price. A bit further south, outside of French Lick is Paoli Peaks. This ski area offers 16 trails, 9 lifts and a 300-foot vertical drop. And like its neighbor to the east, Paoli Peaks also offers snowboarding, tubing and lessons for beginners. Both ski areas are open daily. You can purchase a day or weekend ski pass and also rent ski equipment as well as ski clothes. A one-day ski ticket with rental equipment runs

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DVDs By Chris Lloyd Secretariat may have been the greatest racehorse ever. But as horse movies go, “Secretariat” comes in a distant second to “Seabiscuit.” Comparisons between last year’s drama starring Diane Lane and the 2003 film are perhaps inevitable. Both are about iconic horses with similar-sounding names, whose owners, riders and trainers were on some level outsiders in the elitist sport. Both rode against all odds to glory in the winner’s circle. “Seabiscuit” strides ahead for its more ambitious portrait of the three men whose lives were rekindled by that horse. But “Secretariat,” while sometimes predictable and too pat, is still a moving tale worthy of at least a rental. Lane gives a strong, confident performance

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Stoneware will make your food better COOKING By Jennifer Jacobi Stoneware is my favorite product to use when I cook and bake. Just like bakeries and pizzerias, my food comes out of the oven with a beautiful golden color at home, too. For those of you that are unfamiliar with stones, they come in all different shapes and sizes, because, not one stone will meet all of your cooking and baking needs. There are round stones (pizza stones), bar pans, pie plates, bakers and a variety of others. You might be wondering why I prefer using a stone over a metal or glass baking pan. There are several reasons, so let me explain. When using a stoneware piece your food will taste better, look better and cook faster. Stoneware becomes seasoned over time, like a cast iron skillet, and adds flavor to whatever you are making. Because it absorbs moisture from your food, it bakes evenly and will never leave you with burnt bottoms on your cookies, rolls or muffins. You know it’s becoming seasoned when it gets a dark almost dirty look to it. Keep in mind, “the dirtier is looks, the better it cooks!” Stones will not transfer tastes or smells so you can cook fish or chicken on it for dinner, clean it off, and then bake your cookies for dessert with no worries. It is easy to clean and maintain as well. After the first few uses, when it becomes “seasoned,” a natural nonstick surface is created, so there is

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RECIPES By Molly Herner When it comes to good ethnic coffee, Starbucks is not the limit. There are many varieties of espresso powders you can make at home. My two favorite coffee selections are Turkish (or Greek) coffee and Italian espresso powder.

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The first time I had a great cup of Turkish coffee was in the Muslim Quarter of Jerusalem. There, it is served complimentary as a drink to help make you sweat a little and cool off. I have worked hard to perfect my Turkish coffee shot. This very finely ground coffee powder has a hint of tamarind and coriander for a truly earthy and ethnic taste. You can find it at ethnic grocery stores or online. Directions: Boil 2 cups water in a small sauce pan. When it comes to a boil add 2 tablespoons of sugar or sweetener of your choice and 1 1/2 tbsp Turkish coffee powder. Let this boil away for 5 minutes and then turn the heat off. The coffee grounds will settle to the bottom of the pan and you can either ladle or pour the already sweetened coffee into a small cup. Enjoy this with a sweet rice pudding for dessert.

This, to me, is the very best in strong, tasty coffee. A really bold espresso shot is the perfect midday pick-me-up! I like to prepare espresso using a unique Italian coffee percolator called a “Moka.” The Moka comes in a variety of sizes. Mine at home is a single shot, but at the restaurant we use a quadruple sized Moka. You can find these handy coffee pots at specialty kitchen stores like “Sur La Table” or online. Directions: First, unscrew the bottom of the pot and fill it most of the way up with cold water. Now insert the small metal filter and fill it with 2 scoops of unpacked good espresso powder. Screw the top of the Moka pot back on and place it over high heat stovetop. When the pot starts to tremble and whistle remove it from the heat and serve immediately! I add a heaping spoonful of sugar and sip to my heart’s content! Molly Herner, is the baker/pastry chef at Matteo’s Ristorante Italiano. You may email her at odette05@ aol.com.

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THEATRE The Diary of Anne Frank

The Indiana Repertory Theatre will present “The Diary of Anne Frank” Jan. 18 through Feb. 24. Tickets range from $20 to $52 each depending on show times. For tickets or details, visit www.irtlive.com.

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Ten years have passed since Brent and Andy shared their deepest secrets. Beethoven scholar Brent drifts from city to city performing and lecturing until he discovers Andy is following him. The production runs at the Phoenix Theatre through Jan. 30. Tickets range from $15 to $25 depending on performance dates. For more information, visit www.phoenixtheatre.org.

The Last Night of Ballyhoo

The Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre will present “The Last Night of Ballyhoo” Jan. 21 through Feb. 5. This 1997 Tony Award-winning comedy by Alfred Uhry, author of “Driving Miss Daisy,” has an illuminating message filled with humor, romance and revelations. Tickets are $28 Friday through Sundays and $21 on Thursdays. For tickets, show times or other details, call 923-4597 or visit www. civictheatre.org.

Fiesta

Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre will present “Fiesta” each weekend from Feb. 11 to 27 – Feb. 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 and 26 at 7 p.m. and Feb. 13, 20 and 27 at 3 p.m. at 329 Gradle Drive in Carmel. Due to limited seating, reservations are required and are non-transferable to different dates for this event. Tickets are $35 (includes the concert, light snacks and beverages). For reservations, call 844-2660. 

'Spelling Bee' at Beef & Boards

Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre's 2011 season has kicked off with "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," which runs through Jan. 30. In this show, a Beef & Boards debut, a group of middle school misfits find that while they can’t often control the awkwardness of growing up, they can be standouts in spelling. Tickets for main stage shows range from $36 to $59, and include Chef Odell Ward’s dinner buffet. For show times, tickets or more information, visit www.beefandboards.com.

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The following musical acts will be performing live at Mo’s Irish Pub, 13193 Levinson Lane in the Hamilton Town Center, Noblesville. For more information, call 770-9020. Friday – Loo Abbey Saturday – Aberdeen Project

Moon Dog Tavern

The following musical acts will be performing live at Moon Dog Tavern, 825 E 96th St., Indianapolis, 46240. Call 575-6364 for more information. Friday – Good Seed Saturday – Henry Lee Summer and Friends

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The following musical acts will be performing live at the Slippery Noodle Inn, 372 South Meridian Street, Indianapolis. For more information, visit www.slipperynoodle.com. Thursday – Stray Cat Blues Band Friday and Saturday – Big Daddy Caddy; LeVee Town

U2 Meets Shostakovich

The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra welcomes its own ensemble-in-residence, the energetic string trio Time for Three, to perform in a Stella Artois Happy Hour at the Symphony series concert titled "U2 Meets Shostakovich" on Jan. 27, at 6:30 p.m. at the Hilbert Circle Theatre. Tickets are $20 each with general admission seating. Doors open at 5 p.m. For more information, visit www. indianapolissymphony.org.

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COMEDY Morty’s Comedy Joint

The following acts will be performing at Morty’s Comedy Joint, 3625 East 96th St., Indianapolis. For show times or other details, visit www.mortyscomedy.com or call 848-5500. Thursday through Sunday – Headliner: Cleveland

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This Winter it’s possible to look chic and feel comfy at the same time. The math for this win/win equation is so simple that you won’t even need to dust off your Texas Instrument. Volume on top + Fitted on bottom = Winter Fashion 2010-2011. If you can remember this, you’re golden. The simplest way to achieve this look is with a pair of leggings. The legging route leaves you with more options than you might think. While the simple black cotton leggings are certainly a fan favorite, you can easily go for grey or colored ones instead. Pair them with anything from a chunky cable knit sweater, oversized cardigans or boyfriend blazers and then some. Additionally, when choosing accessories this Winter, know that the old “less is more” adage no longer applies. Make a statement with your jewelry by choosing pieces that will stand out from your outfit, not just silently complement it. Shop vintage to snag some unique oversized bangles and over-the-top necklaces. For more style advice visit our blog at www.salon01.com/blog.

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DISPATCHES » Type O blood reduces heart attack risk – Researchers have simultaneously discovered a gene that seems to raise the risk of cardiovascular disease, while also noting that having the blood type O might guard against heart attack. The study looked at the relationship between genetics and cardiovascular health and, in the process, identified a new gene called ADAMTS7, which was associated with an increased risk of coronary artery disease. They also found that the gene that makes people have blood type O also protects them from heart attacks. -www.health.yahoo.com » Govt. to revisit sodium guidelines – New studies show that salt is even more dangerous than we thought: Eating too much has been linked to osteoporosis, dementia, cancer, and can add inches to your waist. Based on this research, the U.S. government is revisiting its sodium guidelines. The new thinking: Adults should consume no more than 1,500 mg of sodium per day (two-thirds of a teaspoon), down from the previous limit of less than 2,300 mg. This adjustment means that Americans currently are getting more than double the recommended amount. -www.prevention.com » Low fat? No thanks – If you grew up in the ’80s, the notion that fat is evil is probably lodged deep inside your brain. But remember: It’s calories you’re concerned about, and you needn’t obsess over where they’re coming from. Certain low-fat foods replace fat with sugar and can actually end up containing more calories: Low-fat yogurt, for example, can contribute more to your daily caloric intake than the richer, creamier (and tastier) full-fat stuff. -www.gq.com » Walking speed indicates longevity – Researchers have discovered that walking speed can be a useful predictor of how long older adults live. Those who walked one meter per second (about 2.25 mph) or faster consistently lived longer than others of their age and sex who walked more slowly, the study showed. Suddenly walking faster won’t mean you’ll live longer. It simply indicates your current health, researchers said. -wwwmyhealthnewsdaily.com

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COMMENTARY By April Conard The holidays are over, and you are ready to shed some weight and get your body in the best shape ever. You start working out and cut out the afternoon candy bar, and two weeks later, the scale has hardly moved. Tired of waiting for things to happen? What would you say if I told you that you could eat what ever you want and not gain weight? Or how about if I told you a way to kick that metabolism into high gear without breaking a sweat? Sound too good to be true? It is. This is the time of year you really have to beware of the “magic” pills everyone is selling. You can’t turn the TV or Internet on without seeing endless ads for pills and potions to give you a six-pack without any effort at all. I hate to state the obvious, but for all the years people have been trying to lose weight and get in shape, there has NEVER been anything that works except healthy food choices and exercise. Those are the facts. If you are tempted to try some of these fat-burning, carb-blocking, calorie-cleansing diets, think again. Not only do they not work, your health could be at risk. eart palpitations, jitters and nausea are just a

few of the side effects you could experience. And these are the ones you sense. Just think of the underlying damage to vital organs you are unaware of. This is not to say you might not lose a few pounds taking these tablets; however, the results are not long term. A major weight loss in a small amount of time is not healthy and is not real fat loss. Water weight is shed easily, and this just means you are dehydrating yourself. At some point, the body will hold on to all fluids to compensate, and you’ll be back where you started. We live in a world where you can type a few keys and basically get anything you want, immediately, but weight loss is only obtained by a slow and steady approach. It may take you a week or two to lose a pound – don’t get discouraged, celebrate! That one pound is a pound of fat off of your body, making you that much closer to a leaner, healthier you. Just keep going, and it will happen, the right way. Noblesville resident April Conard is an NETA- certified trainer and Group Fitness Director at the Noblesville Athletic Club. You may contact her at nac@ nacfitness.com

Mystery of the aching leg. Leg pain can often be puzzling. You know your legs hurt but you’re not sure why. If you’re at a point where you’d like some relief instead of more guess work, then visit the experts at Community Heart and Vascular. We’re specifically trained to evaluate your entire circulatory system. That means you’ll get a thorough and objective exam with treatment that’s relevant and reliable. Leg pain doesn’t have to remain a mystery.

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DISPATCHES » Stocks for the next 10 years – 1. Bunge (BG), the big global buyer, seller, storer, transporter and processor of soybean and other oil seeds, is a stock to own in a year that's shaping up to repeat the food-price spike of 2008. 2. Cemex (CX) will see what was a handicap in 2010 – the Mexican company's exposure to the moribund U.S. construction sector – turn into an advantage. 3. Baidu. com (BIDU): China's leading search engine operator has just started to tap into the market for electronic retailing. -www.moneycentral.msn.com » Deduct your health insurance – Are you your own boss and paying for your own health insurance? Normally, you can deduct your insurance costs from your business profits, but you can't deduct those costs from your self-employment taxes. But in 2010, the self-employed can deduct their health insurance costs from their business profits for both taxes.  -www.money.cnn.com » Invest in industrials – Economically sensitive companies were the U.S. market's strongest in 2010, and their momentum will likely

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» More lie about money to spouses – In a recent survey, 31 percent of Americans admitted lying to their spouses about money, and another one-third of these adults said they’d been deceived. The online poll surveyed 2,019 U.S. adults. Among both offenders and victims, the leading money crimes were hiding cash, minor purchases and bills. Many people also admitted hiding major purchases, keeping secret bank accounts and lying about their debt or earnings. -www.forbeswomen.com

The Noblesville Chamber of Commerce held an event called NetWORKS! Jan. 13 at Mudsocks Grill in Noblesville. The networking event, held monthly, is dubbed as “networking at its best.” The next NetWORKS! is scheduled for Feb. 10. For more information, visit www.noblesvillechamber.com. Pictured: (Top, left to right) Marti Lindell of Meals on Wheels and Angie Sutton of State Farm Insurance. (Bottom) Shannon Tankersley, Star Media and Joe Mitchell, Ameriprise Financial. Photos by Mary Mahlstadt

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MONEY MATTERS How concerned are you with the current national debt? “I’m concerned…I certainly don’t want to pass on the debt to my children and my grandchildren.” John Strassburg Noblesville

“I’m very concerned about it. I don’t know how it’s going to get paid unless Congress does something drastic. We need to cut spending.” Dianne Morgan Noblesville

“I’m highly concerned with the current national debt because there can be no good in the country’s future if we are not fiscally responsible.” Sandy Thomas Noblesville

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Consignors Gallery is a quality consignment furniture store now open in Noblesville. The business, which opened in November, is based out of the big green barn at 77 Metsker Lane, which is on the south east corner of SR 32 at Hague Road. The building is a converted old barn with lots of rustic charm. Lazy Acres Antique Mall was the last business to occupy the building. Darrell and Kris Boyer are the owners. Darrell is also a licensed auctioneer and appraiser. Kris works part-time at a local bank. The two owned and operated a consignment furniture store near Lexington, Ken. before moving to Noblesville and beginning Consignors Gallery. The business regularly accepts consignments of well-made furniture in like-new condition that can be sold at affordable prices, especially pieces made by Baker, Bernhardt, Century, Henredon, Pennsylvania House and vintage pieces by Ethan Allen and Tell City. Their motto is: “We love to help people live better for less.” Winter hours: Thursday and Friday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment. 77 Metsker Lane, Noblesville | 04-1811 dboyer46@hotmail.com | www.consignorsgallery.com

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Updating a 90s kitchen REMODELING By Larry Greene Original kitchen: This home in the Huntington Chase subdivision on the west side of Carmel was built in the 90s and included the original kitchen. The homeowner wanted to update and replace the oak cabinets, vinyl flooring, finishes and lighting. Budget considerations: The homeowner was concerned with overspending for the neighborhood. A minor kitchen remodel was considered, but it was decided that the existing cabinets were not high quality enough to salvage. Thus the best option was to jump up to a full remodel but be careful with not spending too much on high end materials. The cost was kept at a “mid-range” level by the carefully selecting the main materials (cabinets, appliances, flooring) and focusing on a “pull and replace” design scheme. New features: The new design included the following changes: Exhaust vent: The old microwave included a recirculating kit for ventilation. The new microwave was modified to vent to the exterior with new ductwork including a vent cover on the exterior of the house. Cabinets: The perimeter cabinets were upgraded to new semicustom maple cabinets in a sable stain with no highlight. The door/drawer style was a square raised panel full-overlay with five-piece flat panel drawer face construction with full-extension drawer glides. The island cabinets were maple semi-custom cabinets in an espresso stain.

Before Tile backsplash: The new tile in the backsplash area included Bucak Medley Amalfi 2”x4” Mosaic tile in a horizontal brick pattern with kahlua cream grout. This was accented with light walnut somersets at the exposed edges of the backsplash. Granite: The new kitchen included three-centimeter Amorello Boreal granite countertops with a standard eased edge. Electrical improvements: The new appliances required the addition of new upgraded electrical circuits. The lighting was upgraded to include new recessed can lights, pendants over the island and xenon light bars for under the wall cabinets. Flooring: The existing vinyl flooring was replaced with 3-1/4” wide natural white oak prefinished plank flooring throughout the first floor.

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GARDENING By Holly Lindzy One of my happiest times of the year is when the lilacs bloom in Indiana. Aunt June nurtured my affinity for lilac many moons ago and we used to go absolutely nutty over the fluffy, fragrant blooms each year. She was my inspiration for all things horticulture and I miss her dearly. So when the lilacs and dogwood bloom each year, it’s almost like a celebration just for her. I love it. And the lilac is the definitive signature of the Hoosier spring. Some of the oldest and most prolific blooming shrubs in the region are the hardy lilac. While they can afflicted by a number of issues, they are some of the easiest to please and the return on them is priceless. Once in a while, however, the question is posed on why a lilac won’t bloom and for that there are several possible reasons. A lilac blooms on the previous years’ growth so the timing of pruning a lilac is critical. You must prune it directly after the bloom fades to ensure a bloom for next year. Or, don’t prune the shrub at all if there are not space issues

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and the shrub is performing well. Sometimes an older lilac will lose its lust for life and need rejuvenation, but sadly I do not have the room to write about it this week. Rejuvenation applies to many species of shrub so I promise to make that next week’s column. Lilac is a sun lover so, many times, a lilac will balk in the shade. Make sure yours is sited in full sun for best results and a dose of fertilizer each spring will bring about lustrous growth for the season. A dose of high phosphorous fertilizer in the fall will encourage good root growth and assist in the longevity of any shrub orplant. It’s simple enough to delight in this Hoosier favorite … easy to please and plentiful in its reward. It’s worth the time and effort to grow. Enjoy! Holly Lindzy is an Indiana accredited horticulturalist and advanced master gardener residing in Noblesville. Email your gardening woes (or wisdom) to info@currentnoblesville.com (write attn: Holly Lindzy in the subject line).

DECORATING By Sue Pelley Our kitchens have long been the center of our homes. Many of us have happy memories of the wonderful aromas we remember when our mother’s were baking.  And, since so much of our time is spent in our kitchens, it’s natural that when considering remodeling or redecorating this space, you would want your décor to be comforting and satisfying – just like a great meal!  It’s also very important to be sure that your new redecorated kitchen reflects your likes and your personality. Above all else, I suggest you consider making your decorating scheme reflect your personality. Are you a gourmet cook?  Then, why not considering incorporating some unique utensils and gadgets in your new décor – wooden spoons, spice graters, whisks, copper molds, etc., are all great kitchen accessories.   And, because many of these accessories can be hung on the walls, your new kitchen makeover will actually provide you with a two-fold purpose: redecorating your space, and making these vital items more accessible as you cook. Picking a great color plan also is important.  Often, color choices are dictated by the “givens” in your room – flooring, appliances, cabinets, countertops – so let your good judgment prevail.  If you really want a drastic change and your color choices don’t blend with your “givens,” consider changing what you can now, and replace other items over

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time. What’s most important is that your colors be of the same intensity and tone. Window treatments for the kitchen are wide and varied in style.  In fact, more and more homeowners are opting for uniquely designed fabric top treatments, usually placed over a privacy treatment like wood blinds, cellular shades or pleated shades.   Kitchen window treatments don’t have to be 100 percent utilitarian.  Swags and jabot treatments do have their place in the kitchen.  Sometimes a simple, scalloped valance in a patterned fabric, edged in a contrasting cording is just enough to add pizzazz to a hohum room.  Stagecoach valances, mock throw swags, tabbed valances; all displayed on unique decorative rods can really fit the bill, too. And don’t forget those little special accents that give any room a total decorative look.  You’ll need to consider repeating your fabric selection in other areas of your kitchen for a truly coordinated look. Try adding some upholstered seat cushions, pillows on chairs, lining on the insides of cabinets, shelves and hutches. Noblesville residents and business partners Sue Pelley and JoAnne North operate Decorating Den Interiors. Design segments featuring Pelly have aired on HGTV. Pelley can be contacted at: suepel@ sbcglobal.net.

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Where in the world are Tigris and Smackout? GENEALOGY By Darla Kinney Scoles While documenting our daughters’ births, I realized that the facilities where two of them were born no longer exist. One was a Missouri country hospital that is now a community center and one was a Florida birthing center that has apparently moved or closed. No big deal. Their births are recorded with the cities and counties, not the facilities alone. But what if the city or county you are looking for in birth research has changed as well? Our Missouri home was located on a twomile gravel road which had at one end an abandoned town named Tigris and at the other a non-existent place known as Smackout. Actually, an old vacant store still stood empty in what was once Smackout, which is fitting because the store was the source of the community’s name. It seems the roadside country store was always “smack out” of something or other. True lore. Think of the changes that have come to the world map in just the last 30 years. We like to think that the place we are born will always be there, but that is simply not the reality of our ever-changing planet. I feel for the person researching family history who is charged with finding a Tigris or Smackout. But help does exist. City directories, local libraries, county historical societies, and even the Internet can provide a great deal of information on places that no longer garner even a tiny spot on the current map. One Internet site that can be a great place to start that search for that “old” place name

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Holes in our gospel FAITH By Janna Lynas I, like the average American with a TV, know a little about the suffering in the world outside my own. I see pictures and hear very short accounts of people and what they go through half a world away. But when we read about personal stories of tragedy and horrific events in the life of an individual, particularly children, something should stir in us, no longer able to look away, sleep peacefully at night, or to stop thinking about what we can do to help. But we do. “The Hole in Our Gospel” was written by Richard Sterns, who had it all by the world’s standards and left it all for a job as the president of World Vision. He recounts in this book the stories of people he has met all over the planet. He tells about the help some are receiving. He expresses brokenness for the people around the globe without clean water, without education, many orphaned because AIDS visited their house

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Five tips to keep your dog from barking at the TV

PETS By John Mikesell 1. Put your dog in a covered crate or in another room. If your dog’s TV triggers are specific and visual-only, just blocking his view of the television can keep him calm and allow you to watch Victoria Stillwell’s “It’s me or the Dog” training show without interruption. 2. Lower the volume. Simply lowering the volume to a level where you and no doubt your dog can still hear it but it’s not as overwhelming to him, can sometimes forestall a bark fest. As long as you can keep the volume below your dog’s reaction threshold and still hear the television yourself, you can watch in peace.

3. Plug in your ears. If it’s mostly auditory stimuli that get your dog going, you can use headphones to listen to your favorite dog arousing shows. 4. Cover your dog’s eyes and ears. If my dog becomes excited I can gently place my hand over the eyes until the offender is off screen. Another option for more thorough ear covering is Mutt Muffs, ear muffs for dogs! Doggles (sunglasses for dogs) can be used to reduce your dogs’ visual stimuli. 5. Implement a behavior modification protocol. Television reactivity is a golden opportunity crying out for counterconditioning and desensitization, to give your dog a new association with and response to the stimuli on your big screen. It’s a simple training procedure that still allows you to be a couch potato yourself. Just arm yourself with a container of high-value treats cut into pea sized pieces (Zukes naturals are a good size) and turn on your favorite dog program or doggie DVD. Try this first with the TV at normal volume, but be prepared to turn down if necessary. This is a simple repetitive method of reward for behavior training. Don’t forget to subtract calories from his dinner bowl. Good luck. John Mikesell, owner of Izzy’s Place, A dog Bakery in Carmel, can be reached at john.mikesell@att.net.

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Ophiuchus creates astrological panic HUMOR By Mike Redmond And now, the latest report from the offices of Hokum, Hooey, Malarkey and Nonsense (LLC): A whole bunch of us have new zodiac signs. Of course you’ve been following this, seeing as how it has been reported as “news,” even though lately there has been plenty of real news to follow. However, modern media studies have proven that the giving people real news these days – as opposed to infortainment, reality programming or political shoutfests -- is like doing card tricks for your dog. Anyway, here’s the gist of the story: The world of People Who Actually Believe This Zodiac Baloney was rocked recently when some science guys reported that position of the earth relative to our sun had shifted since the creation of the zodiac in ancient times. This means that the stars no longer line up the way they used to, and someone is going have to rewrite the lyrics to “Age of Aquarius.” Add to this the evidence that the creators of said zodiac, the ancient Babbalooneyans, left out one zodiac sign entirely – oops -- and what you are left with is a real panic for the 25 percent of Americans who really believe in astrology. The missing zodiac sign is called Ophiuchus. Why did those ancient astronomers leave it off the list? The educated guess is that they wanted 12 signs, not 13, to make things line up nice and neat. Someone’s sign had to go and poor Ophiuchus drew the short astrological straw. Personally, I think it has to do with the name. Even if you could pronounce it, who would want to be an Ophiucan? It sounds like an insult. It never would have gone over in the discos and fern bars of the heyday of astrology, the 1970s: “Hey, baby, what’s your sign?” “Ophiuchus.”

“Same to you, lady.” Also, remember that these were ancient times when kingdoms battled over such things as “science” as they understood it. It’s entirely possible that the Babbalooneyans, in order to keep their secrets from falling into the hands of the Adenoidians, deliberately left out Ophiuchus, the way this cousin of mine always “accidentally” leaves out an ingredient when someone asks for one of her signature stolen recipes. Anyway, now we’re left with a completely new zodiacal calendar. I can’t wait to hear how my friends who go by this stuff justify their behavior now. I mean, one day you’re a Libra and so you use that as an excuse for what are considered to be Libran traits of being diplomatic and urbane. The next day, you’re a Virgo. Do you have to start acting differently or will you simply rewrite the rules to make Virgos diplomatic and urbane instead of independent and frank as they’ve always been? I used those examples, by the way, because that what has happened to me. All my life I have been under the impression I was Libran. Now I find out that nope, I’m actually a Virgo. I am stunned to say the least. It has been a very long time since anyone called me anything even RESEMBLING a Virgo. However, I should also point out that it has also been a long time since anyone called me diplomatic and urbane. Oh, well. Whatever I am, I can take comfort in this: I’m not an Ophiuchan. And that’s the good “news” from here. Mike Redmond is an author, journalist, humorist and speaker. Write him at mike@ mikeredmondonline.com or P.O. Box 44385, Indianapolis, IN 46244.

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OBITUARIES Henry Kiszla, 79 of Noblesville went to be with the Lord Jan. 13. He was the son of Walter and Helen Kiszla of South Bend who preceded him in death. Following his graduation from Indiana University, where he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon, he served in the United States Air Force including a tour of duty in Korea. He and his wife, Mary Ann, were married for 56 years and have three sons, Robert, William (Paula) Thomas (Nichole) and three grandsons, Cameron, Luke and Matthew. A brother Richard also survives.  Hank retired from Blue Cross Blue Shield in 1988. He and his wife, founders of As One Ministries, led Christian seminars. They are members of East 91st Street Christian Church. Betty  Leahey, 76, of Noblesville, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 15 at her home.  She was born on Feb. 24, 1934 to C.B. and Ada (Broughton) Foley in Richmond, Ken. She was a member of Christ

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Congratulations to the city of Carmel on the grand opening of the spectacular new Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts. My colleagues and I share the community’s excitement about this magnificent facility and its potential to bring stellar performances to the residents of central Indiana and beyond. This is truly a new beginning for the performing arts in our community, and we’re proud to be a part of the celebration. It’s also a new beginning for Clarian North Medical Center, which just this week became Indiana University Health North Hospital. Our new name recognizes our unique partnership with one of the nation’s largest medical schools – Indiana University School of Medicine. This distinction is meaningful, offering our patients in Hamilton County access to highly skilled physicians, the most innovative treatments and the latest medical technology. For our area’s youngest residents, Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health will continue to provide nationally recognized pediatric programs at what is now called Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health North Hospital. We not only have a new sign out front, but a renewed commitment to provide the preeminent care and medical expertise patients have come to know and expect from our hospital since it opened in 2005. United with more than 20 hospitals across Indiana under one strong Indiana University Health identity, we also add to that pledge an assurance that patients are making the right choice for their healthcare. As evidence, IU Health, one of the nation’s leading health systems, has been named among “America’s Best Hospitals” by U.S.News & World Report for five consecutive years. The associates at IU Health North Hospital – doctors, nurses, other medical professionals, volunteers and administrators – strive to do what it takes every day to ensure healthier lives and a healthier future for those we serve in Carmel and Hamilton County. Best wishes in 2011,

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America’s music Finding a creative heart for our city in the Heartland By Jim Brainard Carmel Mayor

January 29 represents a monumental event in Carmel’s history as well as the entire Central Indiana region. On this day, the Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts will celebrate its grand opening and the beginning of a cultural legacy right here in Carmel. Brainard It is a dream that has become a reality and the most important thing about it, is that this is a shared dream, the dream of a community.

Feinstein

By Michael Feinstein Artistic Director What a wonderful opportunity we have here in Central Indiana to do something for people’s spirits, not just in Indiana, not just in the Midwest, but everywhere in America. You see, I believe art and music is exactly what we need in our lives right now. We need to be balanced and in harmony. Our hearts need to be nourished, just as much as our stomachs and our pocketbooks. And that’s why it’s so important that the arts are being developed as an integral part of our lives. It’s also why it’s important that the Palladium, in the very heart of the country, is going to be the home not only to the Center for the Performing Arts, but also home for my organization and archive, the Foundation for the Preservation of the Great American Songbook. I come from the Midwest myself. Some of our greatest songwriters—Cole Porter and Hoagy Carmichael—also came from the Midwest, from right here in Indiana. That’s why I don’t talk about the Great Tin Pan Alley Songbook, or the Great Broadway Songbook, but the Great American Songbook. The music that I love is not the property of any one place like New York or Los Angeles. It doesn’t belong to any elite group. It’s American music. What is American music, you ask? It’s the music of Irving Berlin and Duke Ellington, George and Ira Gershwin and Rodgers and Hart, Jerome Kern, Johnny Mercer, Harry Warren, Cole Porter. And the more you know about the Great American Songbook, the more clearly you recognize that it encompasses everything in our tradition: blues, jazz, country, classical. With the Palladium’s inaugural season, we hope to show you something about the breadth, and generosity, and inclusiveness of the Great American Songbook. Our vision for the programming of the Palladium is inclusive. We want to bring Indiana the best of every kind of music, dance and theater. I’m tremendously excited to be a part of the Center for the Performing Arts. I’m looking forward to bringing you some of this priceless heritage of American song. January 2011 is only the beginning. I’ll see you in the Palladium.

During the last decade, we have had the unique opportunity to build the city in which our children and grandchildren will grow up. The location where City Center now stands was a blighted area next to undeveloped land in the central core of Carmel. This allowed us to carefully plan a project that would impact our city greatly. During my first mayoral campaign in 1995, a recurring question came up among citizens: “Where’s downtown Carmel?” It was this question that sparked the vision for Carmel City Center, a true downtown where citizens can gather together and feel like a part of their city, a place where people have walking access to many amenities and recreational activities. The Center for the Performing Arts at/as a part of City Center offers opportunities for cultural enrichment for Central Indiana residents and visitors to the region. The Palladium is intended to be a landmark in this community for hundreds of years, for its architectural style, exquisite construction and acoustical precision.

The construction of the Center for the Performing Arts was financed using tax increment financing (TIF), which is generated from tax revenue from new businesses that locate in the designated TIF district, so no residential tax dollars were used to develop City Center. The Center for the Performing Arts will not only be a cultural center, but will bring us the added benefit of economic development as Carmel and Central Indiana compete with other cities around the globe for high paying jobs, corporate headquarters and economic opportunities. We have already seen millions invested in nearby properties, attracted companies to locate here and had residents move here to be near this vibrant City Center.

People want to be in Carmel because it is a safe city with exceptional amenities: we have an outstanding educational system, a growing economy, the support of incredible local organizations, and now we will have several opportunities for cultural enrichment.Our community’s commitment to the arts is one of the reasons Carmel is garnering attention. The arts have inspired us for centuries. The arts uplift the spirit. They are good for the soul. Now, we will have a place to come together to enrich our lives and the lives of our children and grandchildren. We are truly blessed to be living in a community that has the foresight, ability, and the will, to build an environment rich in cultural amenities that sets the stage for future growth and creates a landmark that will leave a legacy for generations to come.

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Nearly fifteen years in the making, to the Grand Opening events of this week, now is the time to celebrate the accomplishment. The Palladium as the centerpiece of the city’s performing arts complex, represents more than the hundreds of thousands of hours of craftsmanship and experience that built the hall. It symbolizes a statement that Carmel is ready to be a leader in the regional and national arts community, and demonstrates a commitment to Carmel’s future as it continues to grow and thrive economically, creatively, and in spirit. The Palladium’s promise of regional appeal is balanced with the fact that this great Concert Hall will be local, as a home for our arts organizations, a place for music focused on cultural education, and a place where residents can see the benefit of the culture and commerce it will bring to our city.

Photo by Kelsey Floyd

Our leaders, years ago, saw that Carmel needed, and deserved, something special, interesting and positive to put it on the map. With exact master planning, extensive research, careful decision making and responsible funding, The Palladium will be for Carmel what Carnegie Hall is to New York City. We applaud the hiring of Michael Feinstein as Artistic Director and Steven Libman as Executive Director as an investment in our City’s and the Center’s future, as they will safely and surely navigate the Palladium to its rightful place among the greatest performance halls in the nation. The foresight it took to make the Palladium a reality and the dedication from all involved parties is truly something special, and proves to us at Current Publishing that Carmel is ready to take center stage, more so now, than ever before. - Margaret Sutherlin


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Creating an identity

The Palladium is, and was built to be, Carmel’s signature building

What’s in a name

The Palladium

After playing the first notes on the Palladium’s stage with Grammy-nominated artist Michael Feinstein, Mayor Jim Brainard addressed the crowd of about 600 and said “Why do we have to default to Chicago as the cultural center of the Midwest? We can do it right here.” That statement summed up, as simply as possible, the reason behind what has been a long and complicated process in planning, designing and constructing The Center for the Performing Arts. Carmel started on this road more than 13 years ago but now, with the grand opening of the arts center’s signature component, the Palladium, the city has what Brainard and others have wanted for it for some time: an identity. The city of Carmel was a different place 20 years ago. The population was significantly smaller, and it lacked the amenities it has today. Since that time, new developments have made Carmel citizens less dependent on Indianapolis for services and entertainment, but in May of 1997, the city announced plans for what is now known as The Center for the Performing Arts, a project intended to separate Carmel from other suburban communities and give it a greater personality. Choosing a site was easy. The center would replace an old, abandoned Kroger building which many described as an eyesore. But the decision to construct arts venues was not a given. Several possible facilities were mentioned for that location, including an arena which a minor league hockey franchise would call home. But Brainard said the Indianapolis area already had enough sports facilities. “Our region has so many amenities to be able to offer the public,” he said. “What we didn’t have was a good music venue. We thought, ‘There’s a missing niche here for Carmel.’” Willem Brans, vice president of New York-based Arts Consulting Group, has served as a consultant on this project since 1997, first with ARTEC Consultants, which conducted a utilization study to determine what type of arts venues were needed. The research, Brans said, found

Artist behind the camera Photography serves a practical function in construction. Documenting progress and details, it allows project managers and workers to keep an eye on their work. For Shiel Sexton construction project manager Doug Adams, photography on a construction site has a new and creative edge when he brings out his camera. An amateur photographer, Adams initially picked up the camera as an art form when he had his first child, and for the Palladium, it was a project he didn’t want to miss capturing on film. Across the site, Adams brought his artistic eye to the photographs he created, capturing the faces of construction workers, the craftsmanship of the entire project, and intricacies of the process. “A project like the Palladium doesn’t come around often, especially in your career. I knew from past experiences on

a need for an acoustically perfect venue in the region, and a1,600-seat concert hall could be utilized by local and nationally touring acts. The study also showed a need in the area for two smaller theaters. “We didn’t want to go head on and compete for the Broadway shows with Clowes Hall and the Murat,” Brainard said. “At the same time, we identified 30 music groups that don’t have a place to play.” One group seeking a permanent space was the Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre, which currently rents an undersized facility at Marian University. Civic will relocate to Carmel as the primary occupant of the 500-seat proscenium theater later this year, and many smaller, local groups will call a 200-seat studio theater home. The primary, and most recognized part of the project, however, is the Palladium, which Brans said may be the greatest work of award-wining architect David Schwarz. Even before the kick-off of the Palladium’s inaugural season, Brans said the concert hall already had given Carmel a new identity and added prestige in the international arts community. “There aren’t too many of these buildings being built, so when one opens, there’s worldwide interest in it,” Brans said, adding that he believes there are only about five to 10 halls near the Palladium’s caliber nationally. “The goal the mayor had from the beginning was to get great acoustics and I think people are going to be stunned when they hear how great this building sounds.” -Kevin Kane

projects, I was going to want to do a lot of my own documentation of it, or I’d regret it later,” said Adams. When he’s working, he pays close attention to not just lighting and subject matter, but capturing the mood and story of a project, including the workers, whom he gives copies of the pictures he takes of them. Adams’s favorite thing he said, is watching something come together for the public.

Adams

“We can see and visualize it, but for a lot of people they don’t really know what they’re getting until it’s done. As a builder the best part is simply putting our project to use,” he said.

Villa Rotonda

The Palladium in Carmel is inspired both in its name and architecture by the 16 century architect Andrea Palladio. Originally named Andrea di Pietro della Gondola, Andrea became Palladio, a name given to him by Italian Renaissance humanist and writer, Giangiorgio Trissino, referencing the wisdom of the Greek goddess Athena. Palladio’s name was just only just the start of his interest in ancient Greek and Roman architecture and design however, and Palladio his unique principles set forth in his “Four Books of Architecture” are today widely recognized as influential and important in architectural history. Palladio was born in Italy in 1508. In 1521 he was apprenticed to be a stonecutter for 6 years but after 3 broke the contract to move to Vicenza. Immediately following this he was admitted into the guild of masons and stonecutters. It was then he started a reconstruction of the Villa Cricoli near Vicenza, and took an interest in Greek and Roman art and architecture. A Renaissance architect, Palladio was fascinated with systems and rules in design, not just aesthetically, but also for construction. It was his rules of symmetry, paying close attention to shape and proportion that helped establish his designs as lasting. Carmel’s Palladium is architecturally based off of Palladio’s Villa Capra, La Rotonda in Vicenza, Italy. La Rotunda, known for its symmetrical design of identical temple front porches facing out from each side of the square building, was unique for that location because it provided similar views of the surrounding countryside. Carmel’s Palladium is similar to this in the sense that the square building’s four sides are alike in their appearance, creating the façade of a symmetrical exterior. They are shaped around the domed central space of the ‘single room’ concert hall, similar to La Rotonda’s central round salon. For this reason, the Palladium is named after the famous building and architect that inspired its design. -Kelsey Floyd


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the Palladium It was a long process to reach the January 22, 2011 opening, with countless hours of design and man-power. From the initial groundbreaking in March 2007 there were plenty of challenges along the way to meet function and aesthetics, and stay on schedule. Here is a look at the Palladium from its early days to now.

In early 2007, the Palladium starts to take shape with the first walls and foundation, and the elevator shaft.

Concrete inspections helped make sure that the Palladium would last as long as it was designed to.

October 2008, the skeleton of the Palladium starts taking shape with steel and concrete.

In January 2010, the Palladium started showing signs of completion, with only a little bit more limestone to be placed.

Project Manager Mike Anderson inspects the Palladium in the summer of 2010.

Exterior work took several years and thousands of man hours to complete correctly throughout 2008 and 2009.

In May 2010, workers installed floor to ceiling scaffolding in the hall to finish painting, design work, plaster work and finishing touches before the January 2011 deadline.

Over two inches thick in some places, the plaster dome in the concert hall took skilled artisans and craftsman to complete.

Photo Credit: Doug Adams Photography, CSO Architects, Kelsey Floyd

indiana made, indiana material The design may have Greek and Roman influences, but the material is all Indiana. Indiana limestone quarried and cut in Ellettsville, Ind. covers the entire exterior of the Palladium and took just over eight months to install, and roughly two months to cut and prepare for the Palladium. “Indiana limestone is known as one of the

best products in the world,” said Brandon Bogan of CSO Architects. “It’s only appropriate that since we’re here in Indiana, the Palladium is uses the Indiana product.” Covered in nearly 35,000 cubic feet, the limestone for the Palladium was cut into careful blocks and hoisted into midair before workers carefully installed them in 2009.

Craftsman cutting limestone to be used on the Palladium Doug Adams Photography


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Inside and Out

elegant walls

Classical Influences

Aerial view motif

Knabe’s design Color Photo by CW Photography

The interior and exterior design of the Palladium is especially particular, with details throughout meant to reflect the classical architecture of the building. Influences by Palladio and Robert Adams, two architects greatly inspired by Greek and Roman classical design, have been used to inspire the Palladium’s design to be not only timeless, but also suit the growing architecture in the community around it. Inside the Palladium the exterior’s elegant limestone and symmetry is carried throughout in careful detail. Color might be one of the most immediate design details of the entire building. Shades of green, pinks and blues, grays and dark browns, and crisp clean whites all were used to decorate the hall. The colors chosen reflect a very particular neoclassical style created by Robert Adams, who characteristically used paint, rather than wood veneers or other coverings, to decorate his spaces in the 18th century.

Palladium architect David Schwarz said the reason for using paint as creatively and as it was, had to do with the design aesthetic of the space, but also to maintain the budget. Italian stone chosen for the lobby floors, and even carpeting on the upper floors, has each of the colors in it, further enhancing the wall colors and designs in the space. One of the subtle visual cues throughout the hall is the aerial image of the Palladium. The motif is used throughout, in specially created glass, stairs, lights, borders, railings and floor tiles and is meant to create uniformity and interesting details that interest visitors each time they come into the space. The symmetry on the exterior with the “four fronts” also carried throughout the Palladium with the various lobbies, and rooms. Each space was carefully planned for entrances, windows, and even design in the floors.

Robert Adam: the Palladium’s interior design The Neoclassical architecture and design of Robert Adam inspired the look of the interior design of Carmel’s Center of the Performing Arts. The style was traditional in the upper and middle class homes of England in the 18th Century, providing a cleaner and more open look as compared to the preceding mathematically structured Georgian Style, and was highly influenced by the neoclassical movement. Known for its high windows, classical motifs, and pastel color themes, the Adam Style not only focused on the architecture of the room, but the balance and proportion of every element that would become an aspect of the finished space. Walls, ceilings, furniture, carpeting, fixtures and fittings were

Adam

Walter Knabe, president of Walter Knabe Studios, specializes in creating unique wall coverings, fabrics and art. With a studio now located in the Indiana Design Center, Knabe graduated with design degrees and in the 1970s moved to New York City where he studied with Andy Warhol. CreatKnabe ing wall coverings and fabrics for Trump Plaza, Chanel, Bloomingdales and the White House, Knabe’s latest project is the Palladium. His wallpaper appears in the Donor Amenities Room at the Palladium. Knabe was chosen as the artist for this specific project because of his unique status as a designer. “With this particular project, it was to be custom, and there are very few other people in the country who can do that,” Knabe said. In addition to wall coverings, Knabe creates fine art and fabrics. His studio has about 4,000 patterns archived, but the design for the Palladium was largely inspired by the building itself, rather than design from outside sources.

all designed as a uniform scheme. Color palettes were drawn from the newly affordable paint colors of pea green, lilac, sky blue, lemon yellow, bright pink, and red-brown terracotta. The Adam style aimed to simplify the Rococo and Baroque styles while drawing inspiration from the ruins of the classical world of Italy and Dalmatia. The Center for the Performing Arts shows its ties to the Adam Style in its color schemes, white trim, and glossy hardwood flooring, yet setting itself apart from the typically detailed wall and ceiling molding by the Palladium’s refined and cleaner version of the Adam Style.

“We wanted this to fit with the building; its architecture and the statement that the building itself makes. The pattern had to relate to the architecture.” Knabe said. He says he wanted the wall covering to feel archival. The Donor Amenities Room features the design in three colors: blue, green and a light brown. Knabe took the scale and caliber of the space into consideration when he created the design. “If you have the wrong scale, it can actually look silly, especially in a grand space like that.” Knabe said. He says the feel of the wall covering is important. “The tactile feel of the way we do our paper is very important. And, of course, it’s hand-printed.” Knabe said. “Being in Carmel now, I was very proud to be a part of it.”

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Harmonies in sound and design

Renowned architect, David Schwarz, brought with him to Carmel not only an eye for design, but an understanding of the community and what would make the Palladium a true landmark for music, but also for architecture.

Why did you select Palladio as the key influence for the design of the building?

designed, so we had a fairly good idea of how they’d all work together.

What was particularly challenging in the interior design and exterior architecture of the building?

We spent an enormous amount of attention in detail and I think we really believe one of Schwarz the things that really provide the richness is to The interesting thing about the Palladium is provide a great many things for people to notice that it is truly a four-sided building and all the as they use and experience the building. We wanted a sides are fronts of some sort. We had to find a design sobuilding to unfold for the user over time. We want there lution that recognized every façade was a major façade. to be more and more for people to notice when they I think that the Villa Rotonda by Palladio is probably one come into the building. of the best examples of that in the world of this, and was a logical place to look. And it is also one of my favorite I think what we really wanted to do was take a very rigorbuildings in the world. ous attitude about the architecture. Most of our building there is more ability to play with the design, but in order When designing the Palladium, what were design elements for this one to be a success we had a set of very, very you looked at in the community? strict rules. We looked carefully at Carmel itself and looked at the One of the most difficult things about the building was urban plan. We wanted to be quite sure that what we the functional requirements and in this particular design. did was just to reinforce all the wonderful work that had Concert halls are really a question of getting all the debeen done in trying to make a different kind of suburb sign and needs to fit: how can you fit two pounds of stuff than the ones that were usually made. in a one pound sack? We are highly contextual architects. We felt that it was What for you was the most rewarding part of the experiimportant that his building be a true landmark though, ence? and not look like all the rest of the buildings in Carmel, so it would have a greater sense of importance. So we I think one of the things that challenges, but also is very tried to do something that reinforced all the work that rewarding about my projects, is to be able to spend had come before us, but added to the complexity and time in the community and get to know people in the interest in the visual language of Carmel. community and build something for the people in that community that hopefully they will love and treasure for The interior design of the Palladium is very particular. a long, long time and make a really positive addition to Why were certain elements chosen and why did you that community. I’m incredibly fortunate to get to know choose Robert Adams as the inspiration? some of the most marvelous people in the course of my job, and one of the The budget saddest things for was ample, but me is that once our tight and we buildings are finconcluded that ished those people in order to get tend to slip from the level of detail my life and we tend and ornament to move onto the we wanted, next project. I think the only matethough to become rial we could really intertwined in really afford was a community, get paint, and the to know the people Adams brothers and the forces that were amongst make it work, and the best users leave something of paint, so we behind that the city looked to them. can love is a special We have a lot of and unique opporexperience with tunity, and I am very concert halls and fortunate in that we used most regard. of those colors before, but just - Margaret Sutherlin not together, in Mayor Brainard and David Schwarz introduce Schwarz’s Notre Dame other halls we’d architecture students to the design of the Palladium

7 Navigating the logistics of design, construction It might have been David Schwarz’s design, but there were many hands involved in the creation of the Palladium. From construction workers and craftsman, to ARTEC acoustician consultants, to Shiel Sexton Construction, it was CSO Architects Inc who Grand staircase helped to keep the integrity of the design, navigate cost, find creative solutions and help lead the way to the final product at the Palladium. “Our role was to coordinate and add value to the schematics and design. It was Schwarz’s concept, but CSO works through the details like bidding materials and work, and keeping track of budget,” said Dan Moriarity, Principal at CSO. “Our stamp was on the final designs.” Helping to develop the concept for the glass canopy rather than a wood one, and finding functional design solutions, like the decision to have air filtered in bottom to top for added quiet, were very important decisions that CSO had to help find. “The creative tension was something we wanted,” said Moriarity. “That way we have the best possible solution. We can’t have a space that is just all design or all function, or have one voice stronger than the other; otherwise the best solution might not be necessarily found.” CSO often times played mediator and manager, helping to navigate the acoustics and the design of the building, and creating back of house spaces. “Because Steven Libman was hired quite later in the game, we really had to handle the back of the house without his input. We went to the Carmel Symphony and Indianapolis Symphony and talked to arts organizations to find out what the requirements of such a space were,” said Moriarity. “We had to anticipate certain things and really seek out input from the people using the spaces.” One of the challenges for CSO was not necessarily the intricacies of the logistical process and coordinating, but also making sure the integrity of Schwarz’s design could be maintained on budget. “We often had to take design decisions and options to the Carmel Redevelopment Commission, like a lower end, middle of the road, and high end options to help meet our budget,” said Moriarity. “The rigid proportions and discipline of the design really meant we had to stay on schedule and maintain a very high quality of work.”


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Form meets function:

The Palladium by the numbers

1,600 seats in the concert hall 126 million dollars is the total, final cost, of the Palladium

how acoustics and design created the Palladium

2 1/2 inch thick doors lead into the concert hall to keep out noise

The Palladium is a big structure. It’s natural that audience members won’t see all of the small features which bring life to the hall. Those that they don’t see, however, they will most certainly hear.

2 1/2 inch thick plaster makes up the

Damian Doria, principle acoustic designer for the Palladium, and one of three partners from ARTEC Consultants, explained how many of the performance hall’s most important features work.

1 1/2 inches thick Brazilian Cherry

interior walls of the concert hall, not drywall wood was used for the stage floor

42 tons is the weight of the acoustic glass canopy above the stage

“The hall is basically a shoebox,” Doria said. “It’s long and narrow, as many of the great concert halls around the world are.”

65 STC rating of the elliptical dome in the concert hall means a helicopter could hover above the building, and couldn’t be heard from inside the hall

- Jordan Fischer The performance hall features multiple levels of seating, which creates numerous reflective ledges. According to Doria, these reflections help sound to envelop the audience, which is important for aural clarity. The seating terraces also provide space for rounded moldings which, while decorative, also serve an additional acoustic purpose. “We know that a certain amount of diffusion caused by bumpy surfaces really benefits a concert hall,” Doria said. “The moldings and flutes on columns help to diffuse the sound in a natural way. Otherwise, it might sound like a racquetball court.”

The hall’s domed roof, an oddity in modern concert halls, according to Doria, also helps to break up sound by virtue of ribbings around its circumference. Without these, the dome would form a “giant satellite dish,” which would focus sound directly down at the people under it.

7 exterior terraces on each side of the building

32 staircases, including staircases

2 grand

24 restrooms throughout the Palladium Returning to the Palladium’s seats, observant audience members will notice cylindrical grates at the base of each chair. These grates allow a very small amount of air, 20 cubic feet per minute (roughly the output of a mid-sized air compressor), to flow naturally into the concert hall. This bottom-up method of ventilation mirrors European concert-hall design, and allows for ambient air to be pumped into the hall with fewer fans, which results in higher energy efficiency and lower noise pollution. Also designed to reduce outside noise are sound and light locks present on all entryways between the lobby and concert hall.

28 primary contractors from 6 central Indiana cities, 5 states, and 2 countries helped on the project

10 specialty consultants and contactors were consulted for the project 300,000 plus man-hours spent on construction

6,750 cubic yards of concrete were used in the construction process 6,000 pieces of steel for the construction of the Palladium 275 truckloads of steel to the construction site 15,000 pieces ( 35,000 cubic yards ) of Indiana limestone to cover the exterior 8,500 square feet of Italian stone pavers make up each lobby 100,000 pounds of heating and cooling ductwork 1,000,000 feet of power and

Additional compensation for reverberation can be made on an as-needed basis through the use of sliding curtains located behind seating along the walls of the hall. In the case of a small performance, the curtains will absorb sound much in the way a full audience would naturally do. The curtains are operated electronically, and are stored inside compartments in the walls of the hall when not in use.

lighting wire The most noticeable acoustic feature of the hall may be the four glass canopies located above the stage, which weigh in at 92,000 lbs. Each canopy operates independently, allowing panes of glass set at precise angles to be moved up and down to suit the acoustic needs of different ensembles.

10,000 feet of piping for all plumbing

700 feet is the distance from the power plant that serves the Palladium


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Photos by Kelsey Floyd

The transformation from wall to exhibit space takes place under the supervision of Doris Anne Sadler and Lisa Lobdell, and will feature information about performers and composers in the Great American Songbook.

The new archive space for the records, reel to reel film & recordings, and thousands of pieces of sheet music and artifacts.

Education is a very important componenet of the mission of the foundation and there will be study space available to students and researchers.

The new office space will allow the foundation to continue to grow and develop.

The Michael Feinstein Foundation: Preserving American Musical Heritage

Bringing not only his music and talents, Artistic Director for the Center for the Performing Arts, Michael Feinstein is also bringing with him a passion for American musical heritage and preservation the Great American Songbook.

and Broadway all were sources of the Songbook, and now at risk of being forgotten or mistakenly thrown away, The Foundation seeks to educate and explain why the music is important.

A performer as much as he is a musical historian, Feinsteinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nonprofit organization, The Michael Feinstein Foundation, seeks not only to rescue and preserve the music of the Great American Songbook, but also to get the music in the hands of the public through education and performance.

The music of the Great American Songbook is unique in that the influences are simply put, American. This is American music without other influences in the art form and was a kind of music that had not been heard before and influenced songwriters and musicians across the globe.

The Great American Songbook covers American music made roughly from the 1920s to 1960s, though the era is flexible. What some now think of as old standards, once were the lively, popular music played across America. Singers like Ella Fitzgerald, Rosemary Clooney, Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby, as well as composers like Frank Loesser, the Ira and George Gershwin, and Irving Berlin are typically associated with the Songbook. Jazz, swing

The Michael Feinstein Foundation, although only a few years old, will finally have a residence to preserve and display artifacts collected, and also use the space for educational programming for children and adults alike at the Palladium. The very top floor of the Palladium will be the new home for another important part of the Center for the Performing Arts.


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On stage The other half of the Center for the Performing Arts

The Center for the Performing Arts is not just the Palladium and not just about music, but about performance as a whole. In addition to the concert hall, two theaters, a large 500 seat proscenium theater and smaller 250 seat black box theater, will open in the spring and summer of 2011, making way for a variety of theatrical productions. “The theaters are really unique spaces that had to be built for a variety of different purposes,” said President and Senior Principal Designer for Pedcor Design Group, Stephen Sturtz. “There are a lot of types of performances happening here, from plays and dances and such, and we really had to anticipate down the road what might be performed here. The one thing is that by having these spaces, different groups can come perform and it really expands the flexibility of the Performing Arts Center.”

THE TARKINGTON

Along the way, the planners had to spend quite a bit of time taking into account the variety of performances, and what that meant for the space. Moreover, they had to spend much time considering what made for the most effective design possible according to Sturtz and project manager and architect Laurence Armstrong. While the Studio theater opens this spring, the 500 seat proscenium theater opens several months later in the summer. One of the most interesting aspects of the theaters according to Sturtz and Armstrong is that, like the Palladium, the acoustics in the new theater will be tuned by ARTEC acousticians.

Tragedy and comedy are prominent themes in theater and carried out in the exterior design.

“I’ve so enjoyed getting to work with ARTEC,” said Sturtz. “Their experience is so broad and really it’s been an educational experience for me during the process. It doesn’t happen often that you get to work with the caliber of these consultants.” Because the Palladium is a concert hall designed specifically for music, its acoustic needs are a bit different, but nevertheless, the Tarkington and Studio will also be tuned and tested for their acoustics. Architect and project manager Armstrong said that the space was especially being paid attention to because of the electronic and amplification requirements. Carefully making sure there would be no electronic interference was key, as was as keeping outside noise and sounds out of the theater space. “We had to really think about the technology of the theater,” said Armstrong. “We had to minimize thinks and keep systems discreet and keep outside noise to a minimum.” For the Studio theater, Sturtz said one of the biggest challenges with the space was the degree of flexibility and the ease with which the theater needed to change. Black box theaters are typically characterized by their intimacy, flexibility for performances, and extraordinarily plain design so as to not detract from the performance. This particular space also has windows, an uncommon trait for many black box theaters. Moreover he said black box theaters are not commonly built in any non-academic setting, making it a bit tougher to consider design and function. The unique challenges of creating the Studio were not without its moments however. “I really enjoyed creating the Studio as much as, if not more, than the Tarkington, just because I had to learn so much about it,” said Sturtz.

Designers worked closely with limestone manufacturers to create reliefs of musicians and actors in the exterior design of the Tarkington and the Studio. All carved from limestone, sculptors created models from models and then later, their designs were translated and cut into the stone.

While designing the exterior, architects and designers were careful to make sure that the theaters complemented the Palladian design of the Palladium and used similar neo-classical design and materials.

THE STUDIO


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Resident Companies in the Center for the Performing Arts

Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre Commonly referred to simply as the Civic Theatre, the Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre will move from its current location on Marian University’s campus to the Center for the Performing Arts this summer.

Executive Directors Judy Fitzgerald, Don Farrell, Cynthia Collins

ACTORS THEATRE OF INDIANA The goal of the Actors Theatre of Indiana is to advance theater and musical theater through its performances and programs. ATI provides guidance and musical training for young artists. Associate Artistic Director Cynthia Collins says the move to the Center for the Performing Arts will be a big change for ATI, but the accomplishment of a long-term goal. “A permanent home in Carmel is what we have been working toward since we arrived here in 2005 from New York City. It means even more stability in a community where we have been very active despite not having a theatre facility in which to present our productions,” Collins said. “Every time I walk into the theatre, I can say that we have accomplished a major goal and we are here to stay. Our patrons will be able to enjoy a lovely venue.” A permanent home for ATI will allow the company to expand. “We are taking the next step for our company as the professional equity theatre company in Carmel: season subscriptions, new patrons and a state of the art facility will equal the caliber of talent and high quality entertainment this company has produced in the past.” Collins said. She says the feasibility of the move is largely due to the support of loyal patrons. “This theatre space represents a mission, a dream and an accomplishment and every time I perform in that theatre, I will be reminded of that. Many loyal people have helped us get to this point.” Collins said. ATI will be the resident professional theatre company at the Center for the Performing Arts. -Ellen Funke

The Civic Theatre is the largest of over 70 Indiana community theatres and enjoys its status as the longest continuously operating community theatre in the United States. The Civic Theatre will open its 2011-2012 season in the new, 500-seat state-of-the-art Tarkington Theatre located at the Center for the Performing Arts. The Civic Theatre will also have access to extensive rehearsal space, classrooms and the 200-seat Studio Theater that will allow the Civic Theatre to produce more intimate performances. Executive director Cheri Dick says the Civic Theatre’s location in the Center for the Performing Arts will allow the theatre to serve its mission more fully and with a sense of stability. “As arts budgets are cut at schools across the state, we continue to provide a creative educational outlet for students and adults. Beyond the sophistication of the performance space at the Tarkington Theatre, the classroom and administrative space the Civic Theatre will occupy are great additions to developing programs.” Dick said. The Civic Theatre will perform its season at the Center in addition to a Broadway concert series, and programming for children. Dick says the move to the Center will allow the Civic Theatre to grow. “A permanent home at the Center for the Performing Arts will allow our professional staff to devel-

op deep roots in a growing community. As the Principle Resident Theatre Company of the Tarkington Theatre, Civic will have the opportunity to share our offerings – on both sides of the footlights - with the Carmel community, connecting new performers and new audiences with the magic of theatre.” Dick said. -Ellen Funke

CARMEL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Carmel Symphony Orchestra has spent the past decade preparing for the moment when they would have a permanent location to call home, and now with the opening of the Palladium in sight, they have a space to perform that is beyond what they could have envisioned. When an orchestra doesn’t have a home, it’s hard for the audience to focus in on going to a certain venue,” said Alan Davis, President and CEO of the Carmel Symphony Orchestra. “Having a permanent home is a really essential part of that whole equation. I anticipate it will impact us by increasing our audiences tremendously. It’s a huge increase in audience size for us, and then of course, moving into an acoustically wonderful environment such as the Palladium will help us grow artistically.” More room to perform, practice and make music is what the symphony has longed for and now, in an environment dedicated to music and the performing arts, Davis is certain the symphony can take on different kinds of pieces and really create in the new environment. Acoustically perfect, the Palladium will allow the symphony to try out things they haven’t been able to before. “I so look forward to sitting in my seat in the Palladium and listening to David Bowden, our artistic director, give the downbeat for that first piece of music and hearing the orchestra that I have worked for during the past

Carmel Symphony Orchestra conductor David Bowden

11 years, and watched it grow and expand. I think that would be the same for a lot of our audience members that have been there for years listening to the CSO grow and change. Sitting in this wonderful facility is a dream come true, and is going to be one of those once in a lifetime opportunities.” -Kelsey Floyd


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Resident Companies in the Center for the Performing Arts

The Central Indiana Dance Ensemble The Central Indiana Dance Ensemble is a non-profit organization focused on giving dance performances to the Central Indiana Community, and providing training to young dancers. CIDE gives dancers opportunities to perform at a regional level with other pre-professional and professional dancers. Suzann DeLay, the Artistic Director for CIDE and studio owner of the Central Indiana Academy of Dance said the move to the Center for the Performing Arts would forever impact the organization. “Moving into a permanent home will allow us to set [performance dates] a full season in advance. Without a home theater, we are dependent on the school theaters and their scheduling.  As an 11 year old, Carmel based ballet company,

we are looking forward to having a permanent home in Carmel in the Center for the Performing Arts,” said DeLay. “We plan to use the Studio Theater this year and hope to stage a larger production in The Tarkington in the spring of 2012.” As a company that places a focus on providing exceptional quality of dance and broadening the exposure and appreciation of dance, DeLay said she is “excited to bring classical and contemporary ballet to the new state of the art facility. It is a great opportunity for our dancers to perform in world class, beautiful professional facilities right here in Carmel.” -Kelsey Floyd

Carmel Repertory Theatre The Carmel Repertory Theatre is a non-profit company that promotes self-expression through music, theatre, and dance. They seek to develop, engage, and challenge audiences and volunteers through theater education and performance. As a self-identified “gypsy” company, one who has become accustomed to moving from venue to venue, Larry Creviston with the CRT said moving into a real home meant real opportunities for the theatre group. “Now that our new home is about to open, we will have to step up to the challenge. We will have to work harder to bring the level of our productions up to what will be expected.  We have always, in my opinion, produced wonderful theatre.  We have produced some exciting and memorable shows. However we were limited by the venues and their shortcom-

ings. With the Tarkington and the Studio Theatre, we and the other resident companies will need to take it to a higher level,” said Creviston. And while the challenge to produce even more extraordinary and elaborate productions is a great one, it is one Creviston is certain the Carmel Repertory Theatre is ready for. Being able to grow into their new location and also have the added benefit of a space that allows them more freedom is something the company is looking forward to. “It will afford us the ability to have the kind of flexibility to produce many different kinds of shows.  We will be able to improve our quality and now our audiences will not have to chase us all over the city to find out where we are performing.  We gypsies have found a new home one we can settle into and begin the process of growing with the city.” -Kelsey Floyd

Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre The Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre is a contemporary dance company, but performs in a wide variety of dance styles, combining modern dance, ballet, ethnic dance forms and theatre to create a unique sense of drama. Supported by the City of Carmel, Regional Arts Partners and the Christel DeHaan Family Foundation, GHDT is a professional form of dance dedicated to the exploration and presentation of thought-provoking issues. The company is committed to dealing with relevant social, political, cultural and spiritual issues. GHDT has created a repertoire of 100 pieces and also presents full-length ballets, and also provides numerous training and performance opportunities for youth through The Academy of Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre. Artistic Director Gregory Hancock says the company’s permanent home will further define it as

a part of the community. “GHDT will be the only full-time, professional arts organization at the new center. GHDT will have opportunities to reach new audiences and share its unique style of dance theatre with the community,” Hancock said. “The Tarkington Theatre will offer our company a beautifully sized dance space with state of the art backstage and front of house support.  The design of the theatre will allow for a more intimate performance experience for our audiences and will allow our audiences to grow with increased exposure in Carmel and Hamilton County.” The company’s 2011-2012 season scheduled for performance in the Tarkington Theatre is already generating excitement and great anticipation for performers to give their best performances yet. -Ellen Funke

INDIANA WIND SYMPHONY The Indiana Wind Symphony is one of Indiana’s premiere adult concert bands. Since its founding in 1997, the IWS has performed the full spectrum of music for wind ensemble, ranging from traditional concert band fare, to symphonic transcriptions, to the music of contemporary composers. Music director Charles Conrad says the move to the Center for the Performing Arts will help with an establishment of an audience base which has previously been impossible because of the inconsistency of the ensemble’s concert venues. “This will be the most noticeable difference for our audience - they now know where we are going to be performing, and the Palladium box office will give a consistent location for ticket purchases. The Palladium will be a wonderful facility, both in which to attend a concert as an audience member and as a concert venue. The acoustics are marvelous, and we will know what to expect from performance to performance.” Conrad said. Losing the carefully planned details of re-

hearsals to poor acoustics are something Conrad and members of the symphony can be frustrating in some performance spaces, and everyone is looking forward for the opportunity to hear music as it is intended in their new location. The IWS makes effort to showcase music as a lifetime pursuit. Members range in age from around 25 to around 80. The ensemble is made up of about 70 members, and includes professional musicians, music educators and serious vocational musicians. “Carmel in particular and Indiana in general have fine school music programs, and we see part of our role as making the connection to the history and to the potential future of concert band performance.” Conrad said. -Ellen Funke


COMMUNITY DAY

SATURDAY, JANUARY 22

A LANDMARK FOR LISTENING. A GIFT FOR THE COMMUNITY. Celebrate Grand Opening Week at the Palladium January 22-30, 2011 It’s only January, but this is the event of the year! Join us for a fun, festive weeklong celebration as we raise the curtain on our inaugural season at the Palladium and an exciting new era for the arts in Indiana.

Join us for “Take Center Stage” featuring local music and dance groups performing live from the Palladium stage.

1– 6 pm 

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a fun-filled day of free events including performances by the Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre, the New World Youth Orchestra, the CSO String Quartet, Indiana University Jazz Group and Purdue University Glee Club. Don’t forget to take a free tour of the Palladium too! GRAND OPENING GALA

SATURDAY, JANUARY 29 5 pm – 2 am  Featuring a concert starring Michael Feinstein, Dionne Warwick, Chris Botti, Neil Sedaka, Cheyenne Jackson and the CSO, plus an elegant dinner and late night party in which we transform the Palladium into a pulsating night club with live jazz, cabaret and even karaoke. SPONSORED BY

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SUNDAY, JANUARY 30 3 pm  Buy your tickets now to the stunning first concert of the Palladium’s season! Featuring leading-edge chamber music artists including the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Miró Quartet and Lynn Harrell.

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