Arts & Culture

Nearly 10,000 people in Indiana are approved for benefits through Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program – also called DACA – which protects undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children, and thousands more could be eligible, according to the Migration Policy Institute.

The Trump administration confirmed Tuesday it will end DACA in six months, but Hoosier enrollees and advocates hope Congress will intervene before then.

Indianapolis Considers Moving Confederate Monument

Aug 18, 2017

Democrats on the Indianapolis City-County Council are calling for the relocation of a Confederate monument in a city park in wake of the racial violence last weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia.

The 35-foot granite marker sits in Garfield Park on the city’s Southside. It was built in 1912 to honor 1,616 Confederate soldiers and some slaves who died from disease and starvation at a prisoner of war camp in the city.

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The Henderson Area Arts Alliance has a new executive director.  Mareea Thomas talked with him about the organization and what’s in store for this year and the future.

MT: I’m Mareea Thomas, and I’m joined by Alex Caudill, the executive director of the Henderson Area Arts Alliance.  Thank you for joining us today, Alex.

AC: Happy to be here, Mareea.  Thank you for having me.

MT: You’re welcome.  So, what is the Henderson Area Arts Alliance?

Studio brings original ballet to Evansville

Aug 3, 2016
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Amy Scharf founded Main Street Dance at the beginning of the summer with no funding, only the goal of putting on an original ballet. 

Scharf said she wanted  "An American Cinderella,"  to bring a new production with fresh choreography to Evansville. 

"This is something that people have never seen before," she said. "There's something very magical about taking this idea and watching it and devising it and creating it until it becomes this three-dimensional thing."

Worthingtons win Mayor's Arts Award

Jun 16, 2016
John Gibson

The Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana has announced the winners of its 2016 Arts Awards. 

Steve and Susan Worthington were named the recipients of the Mayor’s Arts Award. 

Mayor Lloyd Winnecke said the Worthingtons are strong supporters of the arts. He called them "the first to help, the first to attend or the first to contribute.