Archive for October 20, 2011

NUVO Acquires Indiana Living Green Magazine

October 20, 2011 1 comment

Nuvo LogoBy Lauren Guidotti
NUVO, Inc.

NUVO Inc., the 21-year-old independently owned and operated media company in Indianapolis, purchased statewide environmental magazine, Indiana Living Green, in September.

The transaction was “a perfect fit, a match made on planet earth,” says ILG’s new editor, Jim Poyser.

Indiana Living Green logo“It was apparent that our small team had taken ILG as far as we were able with a strong following and well-received mission,” said Lynn Jenkins, former publisher of ILG. Jenkins approached NUVO publisher and editor Kevin McKinney and offered the magazine because, she says, “NUVO embraces a green lifestyle as no other local publication does and has the talent and influence to take ILG to the next level.”

McKinney, at the helm of NUVO since its inception, reacted to Jenkins’ offer with immediate interest. “ILG is a perfect fit with our mission to give a voice to the best ideas in our community, and given the passion of our staff towards a greener lifestyle, it was clear this was the right thing to do.”

Jenkins is assisting with the transition, during which ILG will continue its bi-monthly publishing schedule with two more issues: November/December and January/February. In March, ILG will relaunch with a new design, new features and a monthly publishing schedule.

Kevin McKinney (left) and Jim Poyser

Kevin McKinney (left) and Jim Poyser.

Poyser says the changes to the magazine will be “both small and large: large, in the sense that there will be a new look and feel to the publication, with new faces and new features; small, in that ILG’s loyal readers will continue to see great stories about sustainability and conscious consumption, told in an entertaining format.”

By doubling the publication rate – i.e., going monthly – ILG’s new team hopes to double the consciousness raised about concerns for the environment – both in and beyond state boundaries.

ILG’s web site,, will, according to Digital Platforms Editor Tristan Schmid, “be a reliable source of daily environmental news for Indiana residents, and social media will also play a big part in spreading the word about everything being done to make our air, water, and land safer for everyone.”


NUVO has long been Indiana’s “greenest” paper, not only because of its award-winning coverage of the environment: In 2004, the alt-weekly converted to 100% post-consumer recycled paper, the first newspaper in the state to do so, and becoming a leader on a national scale. NUVO has also greened its building as well, saving waste and energy, resulting in being named a member of the Green Business Initiative by the Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce.

ABOVE: Images provided by NUVO.

Woody Wright and Friends at Paramount Theatre, Oct. 29

October 20, 2011 1 comment
Paramount Theatre

The historic Paramount Theatre in downtown Anderson. staff photo.

By Gayle Jones Burris
Paramount Theatre

The first “Good News Music Radio with Woody Wright” concert will be an extraordinary show featuring Gaither Homecoming Artist Woody Wright joined by a host of multi-talented gospel and Christian vocalists.  They will perform at the historic Paramount Theatre in Anderson, IN on Saturday, October 29 at 7 p.m.

Woody will be joined onstage with some of the outstanding talent that is often showcased on the popular radio program “Good News Music Radio with Woody Wright.”  This gospel music radio show was first broadcast in September 2010 and has grown exponentially since then to now be played on radio stations around the world.

Sponsored by Hands of Love Ministry, this inspiring concert will include five-time Grammy award winning vocalist Russ Taff, multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter Buddy Greene, dynamic vocalists Reggie and Ladye Love Smith, Woody’s wife and duet partner Vonnie Wright, super soprano Rachel West Kramer, D. Scott Kramer & For Heaven’s Sake featuring the gospel music of Elvis Presley and central Indiana regional artists Bryan and Andrea Hughes.

Woody Wright has been associated with the Gaither Homecoming Concert since the fall of 2001.  He has performed in the U.S. in large arenas full of fans, on Gaither Homecoming Cruises and overseas at such moving venues as the empty tomb in Jerusalem or for fans in Johannesburg, South Africa.  Bill Gaither says of him “Woody is my friend—a wonderful writer and communicator of the Good News.”

Advance tickets are $15 per adult but children 12 and under can attend for half price.  Groups of 8 or more save $3 off each adult ticket.  Individual tickets at the door are $18 each.  For tickets, call the Paramount Theatre at 800-523-4658.  For more information visit or