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Emily Miles

The local community has the chance to attend a children’s musical adaptation of "Beauty and the Beast" at 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Friday, June 8 at the Academy for Innovative Studies - Diamond.

This year, the Public Education Foundation worked with Compass Creative Dramatics and collaborated with The Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana and the George L. Mesker Music Trust to present the play.

GOP throws a party in Evansville

Jun 8, 2018

The Indiana Republican State Convention gets underway Friday night in Evansville. 

The convention runs through Saturday at the Ford Center and will feature keynote remarks from Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel and speeches from Indiana’s top elected GOP officials – including Governor Eric Holcomb and Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch.

Republicans will also vote on a new party platform during the convention, and a contentious issue has been the definition of marriage.

HOLA Latino Festival Returns in August

Jun 8, 2018
Mareea Thomas

 

You can expect music like Tierra Cali, food from across Latin America, and dozens of vendors and kids’ activities August 18 at Bosse Field during Evansville’s third annual HOLA Latino Festival.

More than seven thousand people came out for the HOLA Latino Festival last year.

And now, event organizers like HOLA President Daniela Vidal say they’re working to build more connections between the larger community and incoming Latinos.

Levco seeking return to prosecutor's office

Jun 7, 2018
John Gibson

There’s now a contested race for Vanderburgh County Prosecutor. 

Former prosecutor Stan Levco announced his intention to run in the November election against incumbent Republican Nick Hermann.

Levco made the announcement inside the Old Courthouse, with a number of prominent local Democrats standing behind him.

Levco said Hermann has been ineffective…

"Since 2016, his office has tried 92 jury trials. The jury returned not guilty verdicts in 41 of those cases. That's 45% not guiltys."

Wesselman Nature Society Offers Early Birding

Jun 7, 2018

Robins flit from feeder to branch in front of the Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve panoramic viewing window.

Bird enthusiasts tend to gravitate toward the window on their first visit, said Shelby Hall, Wesselman Woods natural resource and operations manager. Then, they move to the trails winding through one of the largest urban old-growth forests in the nation.

Every Thursday until the end of June, Wesselman Nature Society members can enter the nature preserve at 7 a.m., two hours prior to its regular opening.

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