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…

  The big movie opening this week in Indianapolis is “Transformers: Age of Extinction.” Initially looked upon as one of the big releases of the summer (given the blockbusters the first three entries were), it was not screened for local critics, which is often a sign the movie is not very good. I can’t yet offer an opinion,…

Indiana Originals has been growing thanks to locally owned and operated businesses, Facebook likes, and twitter followers. We are very humbled by all the positive feedback and support that we have received. To date we have eight members signed up, several pending (fill out the application completely!), 695 Facebook likes, and 953 Twitter followers! As pleased…

New exhibition intended to educate consumers, promote agriculture The Indiana State Fair is now accepting applications from Hoosier brewers and wineries to participate in the inaugural Indiana Beer and Wine Exhibition at this year’s fair, Aug. 1 – 17.  There is no charge to participate, but space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served…

In theaters: Jersey Boys Clint Eastwood directs this true-life tale of the rise to stardom of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. Interesting counterprogramming to a summer season usually full of bombast and explosions, but buyer beware: that a movie like this, usually Oscar-bait material, isn’t opening during the more awards-friendly end-of-year slot, may be…

Fight for Small is a local initiative to make Indiana the most ‘online’ state in the United States. The stats very, but it is a safe bet to say 47% to 53% of small businesses in Indiana don’t have a website. Most that do have a website are not utilizing them to their fullest potential.…