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News
2011-04-13 – Record Store Day: the 411 on Local Events
http://www.nuvo.net/indianapolis/record-store-day-the-411-on-local-events/Content?oid=2168788 As usual, LUNA, Vibes and Indy CD & Vinyl will throw our city's top Record Store Day parties. We gather together all the details and check in with our city's record vendors.

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2011-03-14 – Five Indy Mayors talk growth, Unigov, SB 590 [Online only]

http://www.nuvo.net/indianapolis/five-indy-mayors-talk-growth-unigov-sb-590/Content?oid=2120740 Mayor Greg Ballard, Sen. Richard Lugar, William Hudnut, Stephen Goldsmith and Bart Peterson discussed the past, present and future of the city they all led.

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2011-02-09 – No Bueno: Statehouse tackles immigration

http://www.nuvo.net/indianapolis/no-bueno-statehouse-tackles-immigration/Content?oid=2055974 The American Dream could turn into a nightmare for many Indiana immigrants if two new bills currently winding their way through the Statehouse become law.

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2011-01-26 – Chartering Indiana’s education reform 2011-01-19 – Indiana Statehouse 2011: We’re screwed

http://www.nuvo.net/indianapolis/chartering-indianas-education-reform/Content?oid=2029687 Republicans have big plans for reforming Indiana's schools. But not everyone's convinced their ideas are best. http://www.nuvo.net/gyrobase/indiana-statehouse-2011/Content?oid=2016481&showFullText=true Indiana Republicans have a socially conservative agenda in the Statehouse this year. Here are ten reasons Progressives should be worried. (I contributed to the introduction and wrote parts three, on education, and six, on redistricting.)

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2010-12-22 – Drawing the line on Gerrymandering

http://www.nuvo.net/indianapolis/drawing-the-line-on-gerrymandering/Content?oid=1954248 Through the years, public servants have invented several notably creative techniques to disenfranchise voters through gerrymandering. A new program looks to shine light on the age-old, shadowy practice.

Concert Reviews
2011-03-29 – Review: J Dilla Tribute at the Jazz Kitchen (w/slideshow and published photo) 2011-03-08 – Review: Shake Up & friends at the Irving (w/slideshow) [Online only] 2011-02-14 – Review: Rocket Doll Revue and Shelby County Sinners at Radio Radio [Print only] 2011-02-14 – Review: The Kemps, Astro Fang at Rock Lobster
http://www.nuvo.net/indianapolis/review-j-dilla-tribute-at-jazz-kitchen/Content?oid=2145572 Old Soul's annual tribute to the Detroit producer took place a little later than usual, postponed by Febuary's ice storm. http://www.nuvo.net/indianapolis/review-shake-ups-and-friends-at-the-irving/Content?oid=2109508 Truly a full-service band, the Shake Ups handed out bags of chips halfway through a solid power-pop set. Burlesque troupe Rocket Doll Revue and three-piece, percussion-less Shelby County Sinners rocked Radio Radio. http://www.nuvo.net/indianapolis/review-kemps-astro-fang-at-rock-lobster/Content?oid=2064638 The Kemps, Astro Fang and John Rambo and the Vietnam Wars played Rock Lobster Thursday night. Astro Fang was great. And loud. Very, very loud.

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2011-01-25 – Review: Punk Rock Night (Jan. 22) (w/slideshow)

http://www.nuvo.net/indianapolis/review-punk-rock-night-jan-22/Content?oid=2029072 The Elky Summers, Neon Love Life and John Rambo played the Mel's intimate stage Saturday for another memorable Punk Rock Night.

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2011-01-25 – Review: Local rock at the Vogue

http://www.nuvo.net/indianapolis/review-local-rock-at-the-vogue-jan-21/Content?oid=2029126 Local favorites the Max Allen Band, Borrow Tomorrow and Ladymoon took to The Vogue's capacious stage Friday heating things up on an otherwise freezing night.

Album Reviews
2011-01-19 – Review: jj – Kills (mixtape) [Online only]
http://www.nuvo.net/indianapolis/review-jj-kills-mixtape/Content?oid=2015739 Swedish duo and Secretly Canadian act jj rework classic hip-hop on their "Kills" mixtape. The results are mostly successful, particularly when the source material is familiar.

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2011-01-19 – Review: Dark Matter Halos – Permanent Midnight

http://www.nuvo.net/indianapolis/review-dark-matter-halos-permanent-midnight/Content?oid=2015735 The local rock band gestures towards Morphine, The Who and Pink Floyd on their latest full-length, a boundlessly joyful affair.