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Benedicta “Bennie” Ojibah, third-year pharmacy student at Purdue University, loves many kinds of dance, but her favorites are urban and African-influenced styles such has hip hop and reggae. She couldn’t find many studios in Indianapolis to express her love for these styles, so Ojibah made her own.

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I don’t remember the last time I watched Disney’s “The Little Mermaid.” I grew up with a younger sister, so I’m sure it was on more than I realize. But I was excited to see the musical version at Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre in May because of some of the iconic Disney songs — “Under the Se…

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President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation on Jan. 1, 1863. The document freed millions of enslaved African Americans. 

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In its heyday in the 1930s and ‘40s, Indiana Avenue was called by many names. There was The Yellow Brick Road, Funky Broadway, The Grand Ol’ Street. There was also a simpler name, one that has survived the years and is still recognized by many: The Avenue.

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The Kuaba Gallery and the HoHoff Foundation will host an art reception to raise money for families impacted by gun violence. The reception will be 6 to 9 p.m. June 6 at 1 N. Meridian St. Suite 200. Attendees can support families impacted by gun violence by either purchasing a piece of art or…

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The Vintage Indiana Wine Festival is coming to Indianapolis June 1, and Nicole Kearney, owner of Sip and Share Wines, will be the only Black vintner at the festival. She’ll be at booth 24. Founded in August 2016, Sip and Share Wines produces a variety of artisanal small batch vegan wines tha…

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Ismael Muhammad “Ish” Nieves, a muralist and graffiti artist with over 30 years of experience, will work with two up and coming artists to create a mural featuring three kings on the building of a local Jiffy Lube.

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You may go to a water park this summer. You’ll likely try to make it to an amusement park. You’ll probably even pack a picnic to enjoy the sun on a nice warm day. But don’t forget to include all of the movie series and festivals that pop up around Indianapolis in your summer plans. Plenty ar…

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Two local scouts — Curtis Call-Bridgewater and Coby Hooten — were officially recognized May 18 at Edna Martin Christian Center as Eagle Scouts. It’s an honor that has become more common in recent years, but it is still very rare.