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Feb 17, 2015 |
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By Heather Collins MUNCIE, INDIANA (ENTERTAINMENT) - The Tony® award-winning Broadway musical, Million Dollar Quartet will premiere at Emens Auditorium on Wednesday, February 17th at 7:30 p.m. The musical is inspired by the iconic night in rock n’ roll history when Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins joined together for the first and only time to create an electrifying off-the-cuff recording...
Feb 02, 2015 |
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Racism is public schools among the discussion By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) - A Central High School student  offered insight into racism at public schools ranging with other students using the N word. "I really don't want to be in the class with them,' said the student who is black. Reports of bias and racism in the community were again the topic of discussion Thursday by activists and...
Jan 28, 2015 |
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Peter and the Starcatcher is the story of The Neverland you never knew…until now. By Heather Collins MUNCIE, INDIANA (ENTERTAINMENT) - The Tony award winning play Peter and the Starcatcher will premiere at Emens on Wednesday, February 4th at 7:30 p.m. The play is an adaption of the the book Peter and The Starcatcher written by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. David “Dave” Barry is a Pulitzer Prize-...
Jan 21, 2015 |
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By Heather Collins MUNCIE, INDIANA (ENTERTAINMENT) - Tara Tagliaferro, who plays Mary-Martin-of-Tours and in the ensemble in Sister Act, talks with the Muncie Free Press about glitter, Cher, a day in the life in a touring show, yoga, heart-warming moments and Domino’s pizza. Read the fun and quirky interview with Tara Tagliaferro! Direct from Broadway and coming to Emens Auditorium is the musical...
Jan 14, 2015 |
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The musical is based on the 1992 hit comedy starring Whoopi Goldberg By Heather Collins MUNCIE, INDIANA - Direct from Broadway and coming to Emens Auditorium is the musical comedy, Sister Act. The “Gloriously Broadway” musical will premiere at Emens on Wednesday, January 21st  at 7:30 p.m. The musical features original music by Alan Menken, a Tony and 8-time Oscar Winner. Menken also created the...
Jan 14, 2015 |
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Muncie schools looking to hire private company for food service, school maintenance By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) - The lunch ladies at Muncie Community School raised concerns that hiring a private company to feed students could be a big mistake. "It just makes me sick," said Leslie Weaver, after hearing the administration wanted to get rid of food service and maintenance workers and have...
Jan 10, 2015 |
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Education key word for Indiana General Assembly session By Rick Yencer INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA (NEWS) - A fight is anticipated over public education as Gov. Mike Pence and Republican lawmakers want change the school's funding formula besides expand vouchers and provide more money to charter schools. Pence rolled out his two-year state budget plan this week that would add $200 million more in K-12...
Dec 30, 2014 |
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Year in review also finds horrific crime, failing public schools By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) -  That whisper in the wind could be heard in Muncie as millions of dollars in construction brought jobs and growth to the community in 2014. "If you build it, he will come," the voice says in the movie, Field of Dreams. That's what builder and longtime public servant Ron Quakenbush said as he...
Dec 23, 2014 |
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Community engagement includes actress and singer Cynda Williams By Rick Yencer MUNCIE INDIANA (NEWS) - Hundreds of people like Mary and her two children came Saturday to The Unity Center looking for food and hope during the holidays. Mary has been unable to work because of her declining health and her girls depend on reduced lunches at school. The girls got Christmas presents of new Barbie dolls ...
Dec 23, 2014 |
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Autism, homelessness, sex trafficking among the stories By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS - Engaging a community by storytelling has been the hallmark of media now offered by The Facing Project that brings writers and citizens together to educate others. Author Kelsey Timmerman and academic JR Jamison pitched several ideas for upcoming stories to a group of social media providers at the...
Dec 19, 2014 |
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By Jim Arnold Fear mongering, distortion, and outright lies over the bogus boogeyman known as climate change, have us wasting precious energy (pun intended) chasing phony solutions to contrived problems, supported by junk science, at the expense of jobs and energy consumers. In the late seventies I recall reading the dire predictions of the looming global ice age being ushered in by too much...

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