Friday, May 31

Mayberry Café Owners Honored by Lt. Governor for Tourism Contributions

*Press Release*
DANVILLE, IN – The creators of an iconic Central Indiana attraction known for its down-home cooking, replica police cruiser sitting out front and other charms that pay homage to the legendary 1960s sitcom, “The Andy Griffith Show,” received statewide recognition for their service to Indiana tourism on Wednesday.

Brad and Christine Born, owners of the Mayberry Café in Danville, were one of 18 recipients of the 2013 Lieutenant Governor’s Hoosier Hospitality Awards during an afternoon ceremony at the Indiana Statehouse.

Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann presented the Borns and other honorees with their awards in conjunction with Visit Indiana Week, May 5-11, which is also National Tourism Week.

“Indiana has a national reputation for Hoosier hospitality, and the men and women we acknowledge exemplify excellence in service,” Ellspermann said. “It is with great pleasure that we honor the best of the best in an industry vitally important to Indiana’s economy.”

Since 1992, the Borns have not only served food and plenty of nostalgia on the Historic Hendricks County Courthouse Square in Danville, but they also have been a tourism fixture for Hendricks County and the state. Lovers of the “Andy Griffith Show” come in droves every year from all over the U.S. and other countries to visit the Mayberry Cafe.

Visit Hendricks County shares places to go and things to do in Hendricks County.

Elizabeth J. Musgrave is a syndicated fine-living, travel columnist, freelance writer and photographer, and performing arts and restaurant critic for Gotta Go. Read Infused, her spirits, wine & beer lifestyle column, at www.GottaGo.us and www.FoodDigital.com and catch her as Indy’s Entertainment Adviser on 93 WIBC. Gotta Go is published on www.Gottago.us, www.BroadwayWorld.com, and in print. Follow her on Twitter @GottaGo, LinkedIn and Facebook.

Monday, May 27

Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA) Summer Nights Film Series 2013 Lineup


Summer Nights Film Series is back for another great lineup of flicks to watch by starlight. It doesn't really get much better than that. You can take a picnic, blanket and your favorite movie monkey and enjoy a classic on the big screen.

Fridays, at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, 4000 Michigan Rd., black and white cult classics, thrillers and 1980's sing-out-loud with the soundtrack films are shown throughout the summer ~ outdoors under a blanket of stars.

What you can bring: Picnic blankets and lawn chairs, non-alcoholic beverages, food, candles, bug repellent and citronella candles. I like that costumes are welcome and encouraged, particularly with the '80s movies.

Don't bring: candles over 12 inches, pets (sorry), grills, weapon (including knives),cigars/cigarettes and alcohol (they sell it).

New this year - the film fans get to choose the final flick. John Hughes fans will love the choices. Follow the link and cast a vote for your favorite John Hughes film by visiting the IMA Blog. At the end of voting, Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club or Pretty in Pink will be screened on August 30. The John Hughes selection is presented in partnership with the LGBT Indianapolis Film Festival.

2013 Summer Nights Film Schedule
*Film schedule subject to change*

June 7
(1959, dir. by Michael Gordon, 102 mins., NR)

June 14
Jurassic Park
(1993, dir. by Steven Spielberg, 127 mins., PG-13)

June 21
(1987, dir. by Emile Ardolino, 97 mins., PG-13)

June 28
(1978, dir. by John Landis, 109 mins., R)

July 5
Raiders of the Lost Ark
(1981, dir. by Steven Spielberg, 115 mins., PG)

July 12
(1956, directed by Walter Lang, 133 mins., G)

July 19
(1973, directed by William Friedkin, 121 mins., R)

July 26
(1946, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 101 mins., NR)

August 2
(1998, dir. by Bobby Farrelly and Peter Farrelly, 118 mins., R)

August 9
(1986, dir. by David Anspaugh, 114 mins., PG)

August 16
(1946, dir. by Howard Hawks, 114 mins., NR)

August 23
(1998, dir. by Wes Anderson, 93 mins., R)

August 30

Ticket: IMA members $6 /adults $10 /children 6 and under free (ticket required). Tickets are available online at www.imamuseum.org, at the IMA Welcome Center or by calling 317-955-2339. Tickets are non-refundable. 

NEW THIS YEAR: Show your ATM, Debit, or Credit card from The National Bank of Indianapolis and receive $1 off admission.

Elizabeth J. Musgrave is a syndicated fine-living, travel columnist, freelance writer and photographer, and performing arts and restaurant critic for Gotta Go. Read Infused, her spirits, wine & beer lifestyle column, at www.GottaGo.us and www.FoodDigital.com and catch her as Indy’s Entertainment Adviser on 93 WIBC. Gotta Go is published on www.Gottago.us, www.BroadwayWorld.com, an in print. Follow her on Twitter @GottaGo, LinkedIn and Facebook.

Friday, May 24

Dance Kaleidoscope Artistic Director David Hochoy to be Honored as Indiana Living Legend 2013

*Press Release*

David Hochoy will be honored by the Indiana Historical Society as an Indiana Living Legend on July 19, 2013. Former company member and rehearsal director for The Martha Graham Dance Company, Hochoy has been Artistic Director of the Indianapolis contemporary dance company Dance Kaleidoscope since 1992.

Each year, IHS honors extraordinary Hoosiers for their statewide and national accomplishments in a variety of areas and disciplines. This year’s honorees were selected from hundreds of nominations. The Living Legends Steering Committee is chaired by civic volunteer and IHS Trustee Patricia Curran. For additional information or to receive an invitation, please contact the IHS Development Department at (317) 233-5658 or visit www.indianahistory.org.

Image: J. Freeland


Elizabeth J. Musgrave is a syndicated fine-living, travel columnist, freelance writer and photographer, and performing arts and restaurant critic for Gotta Go. Read Infused, her spirits, wine & beer lifestyle column, at www.GottaGo.us and www.FoodDigital.com and catch her as Indy’s Lifestyle Adviser on ABC's Indy Style. Gotta Go is published on www.Gottago.us, www.BroadwayWorld.com, and in print. Follow her on Twitter @GottaGo, LinkedIn and Facebook.

Thursday, May 23

Kokomo Performing Arts Pavilion Announces Free 2013 Summer Concert Series


This summer's concert lineup, besides Hoosier Park, Vintage Wine and Food Festival and Symphony on the Prairie, includes (just a little bit past the north side of Indy) The Kokomo Performing Arts Pavilion. located at Foster Park in downtown Kokomo, the lineup includes classic rock, country, classic hits, Motown, pop, R&B and more.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs, blankets and picnic baskets. All proceeds of the summer concert series go to benefit local non-profit organizations.

For details, visit KokomoSummerSeries.com


2013 Schedule

Saturday, June 8
The Contours with Sylvester Potts

Friday, June 14
Georgia Satellites w/ Rodney Collins Band & The Easthills

Saturday, June 22
Kokomo Symphony Orchestra (1964: The Tribute to the Beatles)

Fri. & Sat. June 28 & 29
Kingdom Come Festival

Thursday, July 4
Blue Oyster Cult

Friday, July 5
Here Come the Mummies

Saturday, July 6
Night Ranger

Saturday, July 20
Peter Noone and Herman's Hermits

Saturday, July 27
The Kentucky Headhunters

Friday, August 2
Rich Mahan & the Cocktail Heroes

Saturday, August 3
The Original Wailers

Sunday, August 4
Justin and The Not Ready for Naptime Players

Saturday, August 10
Sylvia Hutton (Kokomo singer & songwriter)

Saturday, August 17
LoCash Cowboys

Saturday, August 24
Pink Droyd (A Tribute to Pink Floyd)

Elizabeth J. Musgrave is a syndicated fine-living, travel columnist, freelance writer and photographer, and performing arts and restaurant critic for Gotta Go. Read Infused, her spirits, wine & beer lifestyle column, at www.GottaGo.us and www.FoodDigital.com and catch her as Indy’s Entertainment Adviser on 93 WIBC. Gotta Go is published on www.Gottago.us, www.BroadwayWorld.com, and in print. Follow her on Twitter @GottaGo, LinkedIn and Facebook.

Wednesday, May 22

Will Jim Nabors Sing at Indianapolis (INDY) 500 2013?


Once again Indiana's adopted son Jim Nabors will return to sing in person, "Back Home Again in Indiana," for the 97th Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 26. Nabors was unable to visit his second favorite home due to illness last year, so he performed via video screens at Indianapolis Motor Speedway at the 2012 pre-race traditional festivities.

The Hoosier state's unofficial song being sung by Nabors has become a tradition for race fans and local residents alike. Nabors rendition became an instant favorite at the "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing" since he performed it for the first time in 1972.

Nabors, known both for his singing career and his beloved character Gomer Pyle on television's "Andy Griffith Show," and, later, "Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.," has performed the popular song - with thousands of race fans singing along in the grandstands - 33 times in person at IMS since 1972.

"I'm looking forward to coming home," Nabors said.

In case you need a reminder, here are the lyrics to “Back Home Again in Indiana.”

I have always been a wand'rer 
Over land and sea 
Yet a moonbeam on the water 
Casts a spell o'er me 
A vision fair I see 
Again I seem to be

Back home again in Indiana 
And it seems that I can see
The gleaming candlelight still shining (burning) bright 
Thro' the sycamores for me
The new mown hay sends all its fragrance 
From fields I used to roam

When I dream 
About the moonlight on the Wabash 
Then I long for my Indiana home

Fancy paints on mem'ry's canvas 
Scenes that we hold dear 
We recall them in days after 
Clearly they appear 
And often times I see 
A scene that's dear to me

Back home again in Indiana 
And it seems that I can see

The gleaming candlelight still shining (burning) bright 
Thro' the sycamores for me
The new mown hay sends all its fragrance 
From fields I used to roam

When I dream 
About the moonlight on the Wabash 
Then I long for my Indiana home

Indiana native Jon McLaughlin will sing "God Bless America," during pre-race ceremonies. Actress and entertainer Florence Henderson is unable to attend the race this year to perform the song due to illness.

Pop-rock singer-songwriter McLaughlin, a native of Anderson, Ind., has recorded four full-length albums since his self-titled debut in 2004. His latest album is "Promising Promises," was released in 2012 by Razor & Tie/Sony Records.

McLaughlin's song "So Close" was featured in the Disney film "Enchanted" and was nominated for an Academy Award in 2007 in the Best Original Song category. McLaughlin performed the song live at the 80th Academy Awards in February 2008.

"This is such an incredible honor for me to be a part of the '500' this year," McLaughlin said. "I'm excited to carry on such a great tradition and just hope I can do the moment justice!"

2013 Indianapolis 500 tickets: Tickets are on sale for the 97th Indianapolis 500 Mile Race on Sunday, May 26 at IMS. Race Day ticket prices start at just $30. Fans can buy tickets online at www.ims.com/tickets, by calling the IMS ticket office at (317) 492-6700, or (800) 822-INDY outside the Indianapolis area, or by visiting the ticket office at the IMS Administration Building at the corner of Georgetown Road and 16th Street between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (ET) Monday-Friday.

Children 12 and under will receive free general admission to any IMS event in 2013 when accompanied by an adult general admission ticket holder.

Elizabeth J. Musgrave is a syndicated fine-living, travel columnist, freelance writer and photographer, and performing arts and restaurant critic for Gotta Go. Read Infused, her spirits, wine & beer lifestyle column, at www.GottaGo.us and www.FoodDigital.com and catch her as Indy’s Entertainment Adviser on 93 WIBC. Gotta Go is published on www.Gottago.us, www.BroadwayWorld.com, an in print. Follow her on Twitter @GottaGo, LinkedIn and Facebook.

Tuesday, May 21

An Evening with Lillian Baxter May 23-June 9


"An Evening with Lillian Baxter," starring one of Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre's stage favorite, opens at Louisville's newest theater, Vault 1031.
John Vessels,

Vessels, who has become one of this critic's "Destination Actors" has made himself well known in Indianapolis in B&B productions such as the smash hit Smoke on the Mountain trilogy as the good Reverend Oglethorpe, Chicago and Hello Dolly.

Below is the press release for the performance.

Anyone who has ever seen John Vessels in action will know that the short drive to Louisville is worth the trip. Having seen him portray the deliciously vampy Miss Lillian, I can guarantee it is worth the trip.

Miss Lillian Baxter is Hollywood’s favorite has-been. From her early days at MGM to her short, but fruitful television career on such hit shows as The Thrifty Vittles Happy-Time Song Hour, Life with Maureen, and The Lillian Baxter Show.

Ms. Baxter will sing the songs and tell the stories of her long, arduous climb to the middle. Along for the ride on this musical romp down memory lane is Lillian’s faithful accompanist, international playboy and favorite ex-husband, Corky Weinstopper, played by the multi-talented Jay Schwandt. You simply cannot miss this delightful comedy-cabaret-memoir of the greatest star nobody’s ever heard of--so come share An Evening with Lillian Baxter!

Performance Schedule
*Thur-Sun – May 23-June 9 – 7:30 p.m. curtain (with a special industry night Monday June 3)
* Vault 1031 – 1031 S. Sixth Street, Louisville, KY 40203
* Tickets: $15 – general seating
* For information and tickets, email Lilliantix@gmail.com or call 312-316-8158.
To find Miss Lillian on Facebook, click here.

Directions to Vault 1031 Theatre.
Image provided by Miss Lillian....

Elizabeth J. Musgrave is a syndicated fine-living, travel columnist, freelance writer and photographer, and performing arts and restaurant critic for Gotta Go. Read Infused, her spirits, wine & beer lifestyle column, at www.GottaGo.us and www.FoodDigital.com and catch her as Indy’s Liifestyle Adviser on Indy Style. Gotta Go is published on www.Gottago.us, www.BroadwayWorld.com, an in print. Follow her on Twitter @GottaGo, LinkedIn and Facebook.

Tuesday, May 14

Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati: 2013 Summer Outdoor Concerts Lineup at The Shoe

*Press Release* (Cincinnati) – Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati, Southwest Ohio’s newest gaming and entertainment destination, announces its 12-date live performance schedule to be hosted in its outdoor event plaza, ‘The Shoe.’ The 19-week series features a wide variety of world-class entertainers, ranging from upbeat pop to outlaw country. The Shoe is a one-acre plaza located at the front entrance of the new casino, which opened March 4, 2013.







2013 Summer Lineup
Thurs., May 16
The Killers
Sold Out

Tues., May 21
The Shins
$27 General Admission

Sat., June 8
Ke$ha
$40 General Admission

Sun., June 9
Reserved/General Admission start at $29

Fri., June 14
$40 General Admission

Sat., July 6
Last Summer On Earth Tour with Barenaked Ladies, Ben Folds Five, & Guster
$42.75 General Admission

Sun., July 7
Alice Cooper
Reserved/General Admission start at $29

Thurs., July 11
Sublime with Rome & Pennywise
$39.50 General Admission

Fri., July 19
An Evening with Willie Nelson & Family
Reserved/General Admission start at $35

Thurs., July 25
Under the Sun Tour with Sugar Ray, Smash Mouth, Gin Blossoms, Vertical Horizon, Fastball
$35 General Admission

Sat., Aug. 17
$45 General Admission

Fri., August 23
Reserved/General Admission start at $40

Sat., Aug. 31
Reserved/General Admission start at $29

Thurs., Sept. 5
Reserved/General Admission start at $45

Sat., Sept. 14
$39.50 General Admission

Sun., Sept. 22
Reserved/General Admission start at $40

Tickets: Available at www.Ticketmaster.com or through Ticketmaster outlets.

All shows are rain or shine; all ages are welcome.

Elizabeth J. Musgrave is a syndicated fine-living, travel columnist, freelance writer and photographer, and performing arts and restaurant critic for Gotta Go. Read Infused, her spirits, wine & beer lifestyle column, at www.GottaGo.us and www.FoodDigital.com and catch her as Indy’s Entertainment Adviser on 93 WIBC. Gotta Go is published on www.Gottago.us, www.BroadwayWorld.com, an in print. Follow her on Twitter @GottaGo, LinkedIn and Facebook.