Archive for December 14, 2011

Circle of Lights: Top 5 Christmas Trees in America

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Monument Circle at Christmas Time

Monument Circle at Christmas Time. staff photo, (c) 2009, all rights reserved.

Here’s a good note from Indianapolis Downtown, Inc.:

The following article posted in the Huffington Post covers Travelocity’s top 5 must see Christmas trees in the U.S. – the Circle of Lights(R) on Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis, presented by the Contractors of Quality Connection and IBEW 481, ranked in the top five!

Holiday Cabaret at Carmel Community Playhouse, Dec. 16-18

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Carmel Community Playhouse

Carmel Community Playhouse. staff photo.

By Christopher Barnthouse
Carmel Community Players

The Carmel Community Playhouse, 14299 Clay Terrace Boulevard, Suite 140, in Carmel will ring with the sounds of the season December 16 thru 18 as Carmel Community Players, Carmel’s oldest community theater group, host a Holiday Cabaret featuring local amateur and professional talent.

“Holiday Cabaret” will be performed at 8 pm on Dec. 16-17 and 2 pm on Dec. 18, 2011 .

“Our cabaret series had been phenomenally successful both from an artistic and audience-pleasing perspective,” Rich Phipps, Carmel Community Players president said.  “The level of talent the Holiday Cabaret has attracted should move the bar even higher.”

Area entertainers scheduled to perform include Chris  Brown, Valerie Hicks, Andrew Kathan, Rachel Lange, Jordan Lugar, Dante JL Murray, Cody Stiglich, Amya, Andrew, Jack, Kelly, and Tommy Haas,  Paige Brown, Claire Cassidy, Tessa Gibbons, Ashleigh and Samantha Harms, Maria Meschi, Rachel Ornstein, Jim Williams, Shannon Wise, Taylor Davidson, Rebeccah Hunter, Julie Nottingham, Alex Raby, Ashley Threatt, Tanya Haas, David Haas, and Charlie Haas.

“I can’t think of a better way to spend the evening after a day of shopping at Clay Terrace than to sit back and enjoy seasonal music suitable for all ages performed by some of the top talent in the area,” said cabaret task force chair, Jeremy Cales.

Tickets for all performances are $10 and can be purchased at the door, subject to availability, in advance online at or by calling the Carmel Community Playhouse Box Office at 317-815-9387.