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Hoosier History Live

Dec 23, 2020

One of his final stories for The Indianapolis Star focused on a new website full of details about more than 55 years of concerts:

David LindquistFor more than 22 of those years, David Lindquist has written about pop music and culture for The Star, reviewing concerts through three name changes for the venue that...

Dec 23, 2020

Never mind that he died 25 years ago and that his low-budget TV show was filmed at a small public television station housed in a converted historic home.

Bushy-haired art instructor Bob Ross and The Joy of Painting series that he hosted are in the spotlight again, with CNNThe New York Times and other national...

Dec 11, 2020

Both in population and geographic size, it's the smallest county in Indiana. But it's considered among the most scenic.

The former Gibson Hardware Store, located on Rising Sun's Main Street, now houses the Pendleton Art Center, with studio space and an art gallery. Courtesy Richie Baker.Ohio County, located in the far-southeastern corner of the Hoosier state, along with its only incorporated city, Rising Sun, have a colorful heritage that will be the focus of our show.

One of the few...

Dec 4, 2020

With percussion instruments that included a makeshift washboard and a stage routine punctuated by comic banter between their musical numbers, they were nationally known entertainers from the 1920s through the mid-1940s.

The popular radio show National Barn Dance often featured the Hot Shots.The Hoosier Hot Shots were regulars on National Barn Dance, one of the most popular radio shows in...

Nov 27, 2020

Small cities and towns in Indiana often seem tranquil, but they periodically have been the settings for murders that made national headlines. They have also been the birthplaces of suspected killers, including a notorious native of Elwood dubbed "Gun Girl" by the national press during the Great Depression.

For one of...