Hello again! The summer movie season has been widely considered a commercial and creative disappointment in 2014, but this first weekend in August may be the summer’s salvation! I’ve seen the two major new movie releases this week in Indianapolis and nationwide, and both are in the running for best movie of the summer: “Guardians…

Wyliepalooza Ice Cream Emporium has opened its third location in Fishers and has just rolled out its ice cream truck. The multi-generational team, mother (Patricia Timmons), daughter (Cassie Salimeno) and granddaughter (Wylie), developed the original concept just one year ago. The new 2,000 plus square foot location – 11009 Allisonville Road – joins Wyliepalooza’s flagship…

After seven years of celebrating Indiana homegrown products, the Indiana State Fair is celebrating the “Year of the Coliseum” during the fair’s 17-day run Aug. 1 – 17 in a number of ways, including with a new 92-page digital flip book that chronicles the building’s 75-year history. The 18-month, $63 million Coliseum Complex renovation that wrapped up in April is the largest project in…

The Indy Film Fest is in full swing, and if you haven’t been to the Indianapolis Museum of Art to see one of these fine films, you need to drag yourself out there like now! The festival is in its 11th year, and has more big-time films than ever, as well as a great selection…

Join IHS Membership and Local History Services staff on September 11, 2014 for their first Award-Winning Local History Tour. This exciting day-trip will highlight local historical sites and their significance to Indiana’s history. The tour goes through Kokomo’s Seiberling Mansion and the Howard County Historical Society, recipient of the Indiana Historical Society Outstanding Historical Organization…

Total bummer, Robin Thicke fans.  He and Estelle will not be performing at the Indiana State Fair August 1 this year.  Looks like someone’s schedules got crossed.  If you already have your ticket, grab your refund at your point of purchase. In other news… Nationally acclaimed Beatles tribute band BritBeat, previously scheduled to play on…

If you’re hungry for movies, the Indy Film Fest starts July 17! One of the city’s premiere film festivals, the Indy Film Fest is a local outfit that prides itself on its diverse array of films both domestic and international. For the fifth straight year The Film Yap boasts the Best Indy Film Fest Coverage…

Hey there! This is Joe Shearer of The Film Yap with this week’s look at what’s new at the movies. The big movie news ’round these parts this week was the special “First Look” of Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” movie. 17 minutes of footage from the film was screened at the Hamilton 16 IMAX…

Audition videos are now available for your viewing and voting pleasure!  This year’s Indiana State Fair “Vocal Throwdown” competition attracted 78 singers from across the state.  You can vote for your favorite in each division at http://on.fb.me/1vBhMGH. The contest was open to any non-professional performer ages 6 to 21 and a current Indiana resident. The Junior…