Archive for December 7, 2011 Offers 200,000 Free Seats

December 7, 2011 1 comment
Double Decker Megabus

Double Decker Megabus. Photo provided by Megabus and used with written permission.

By Amanda Mullin
On behalf of Megabus, the first city-to-city, express bus service offering fares from  $1,  announced on Dec. 6 that it is offering 200,000 free seats for travel Jan. 4 to March 1, 2012.  Customers can begin booking their free seats now.

The free seats will be subject to availability for travel to/from’s U.S. cities and Toronto during the Jan. 4 to March 1 travel period.  Travelers will need to use the promo code GOFREE to book their free seats.

“This exciting giveaway makes it possible to invite a friend and go on a fun weekend trip, get out of town to visit family or just enjoy a major city you never thought about visiting before,” said Dale Moser, president and COO of  “ offers $1 and other affordable fares every day, but a chance at a free ticket means there’s no reason to stay home.”

“ offers service to more than 70 cities in North America,” said Moser.  “That means there are millions of potential travelers that can use the free tickets to experience’s service for the first time.”, a subsidiary of Coach USA, launched in April 2006 and is one of the largest intercity express bus service providers in North America, transporting more than 15 million travelers.  In addition to affordable fares, offers customers environmentally-friendly buses, free Wi-Fi, power outlets and restrooms.

Visit to book your free ticket and for additional information on routes, schedules, amenities and fares.

Asante Children’s Theatre Benefit for Gleaners Food Bank, Dec. 8-9

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Walker Theatre

Walker Theatre, site of the Dec. 9 performance of this show. staff photo.

By Yvonne Gilbert
Asante Children’s Theatre

The Kwanzaa Community Choir of the Asante Children’s Theatre will celebrate the holiday season with a series of local benefit performances. The holiday concerts feature our Kwanzaa Community Choir and a dance production number to Michael Jackson’s Thriller.  Our Prep4Life participants will perform a story theatre piece entitled Three Little Pigs Move to the Avenue. Additional, the Theatre’s Artistic Director, Deborah Asante, will perform a tribute to cultural anthropologist and writer Zora Neale Hurston. The Asante Children’s Theatre program is under the direction of Artistic Director, Deborah Asante and Musical Director, Vincent Howard.

With the goal to educate, empower, and enlighten, program participants and audiences, by any means necessary, ACT constantly seeks to improve the strategies it uses to reach young minds.  We know that music, like so many other art forms, has an appeal that crosses generational lines, gender lines and cultural lines.  We can also use it to reinforce Indiana’s Academic Standards by researching its various historical origins as well as the cultures that produced them.  Using the medium of music, the Kwanzaa principles [Umoja (unity); Kujichagulia (self-determination);Ujima (collective work and responsibility) Ujamaa (cooperative economics);  Nia (purpose); Kuumba (creativity); Imani (faith)] are fundamental concepts that, if incorporated into daily living, will strengthen values and enrich families. Thus, the Kwanzaa Community Choir was developed as a way of blending an opportunity to explore the history and diversity of the music genre, as well as revive the importance of the Kwanzaa principles.


Thursday, December 8, 2011 at 8 PM / Indy Fringe Theatre / 719 East St Clair Street

Friday, December 9, 2011 at 8 PM / Madame Walker Theatre / 617 Indiana Avenue

Tickets:        Admission is two (2) canned food items or $2.00 per person at the door. Receptacles provided by the Gleaners Food Bank for the collection of canned food items will be located in each of the venues through December 12.

The Asante Children’s Theatre presents this event to the general public in partnership with The Madame Walker Theatre Center, with the support of the Arts Council of Indianapolis and the City of Indianapolis, Regional Arts Partner—Indiana Arts Commission, The Indianapolis Foundation—a CICF affiliate, Christamore House Family & Community Center, The Glick Fund, a fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation,  University of Indianapolis, Gleaners Food Bank, Indianapolis Public Schools, Circle City Chapter of the Links, Engaging Solutions LLC, The Indy Fringe Theatre,  and other local organizations.

For more information, visit, or call 317-654-0264.