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May 14, 2008

 

A Great Day in Indy: a Photo Tribute to the Indianapolis Jazz Legacy

David YoungInspired by Art Kane’s legendary 1958 Great Day in Harlem photo of jazz musicians, jazz photographer Mark Sheldon is planning an Indianapolis version, A Great Day in Indy, that will offer visual homage to the city’s jazz legacy. Details follow in the press release that Mark’s sent out…

May 5, 2008

 

“Indiana Can Help Choose a President”: Robert Kennedy and the 1968 Indiana Primary

RFK Boomhower book(Note: an extended audio file version includes an interview with Ray Boomhower and clips of Robert Kennedy speaking during the 1968 campaign)

“Indiana can help choose a president.” Those words, which may have a surprising relevance this year, were used by Senator Robert Kennedy to open speeches when he launched his campaign for the presidency in Indiana. In his new book, Robert Kennedy and the 1968 Indiana Primary, Ray Boomhower provides the inside stories of how the New York senator scored an unlikely victory in the heart of the Midwest.

March 10, 2008

 

Bix Beiderbecke: Never the Same Way Twice

Bix is jazz’s Number One Saint,” critic Benny Green once wrote of cornet player Bix Beiderbecke (1903-1931).

October 26, 2007

 

Raintree County dust jacket

The Riddle of Raintree County: How a Young Indiana Author Gave His Life for the Great American Novel

Ross Lockridge Jr.'s 1948 novel had just topped the bestseller charts when the author committed suicide.

August 12, 2006

 

When Russell Met Baker

David BakerIn the summer of 1959 a 27-year-old David Baker and several bandmates from Indianapolis attended the Lenox School of Music…

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