Performing Arts: Music
“Hello I am Blake Allee.” That is my real name, at least I think it is.
I was born and live in Indianapolis, Indiana.
I am a producer/emcee/musician.
I write, record, play, program, sample, and mix everything myself.
My best friends are machines.
Many people do not understand me and my songs, and I understand that.
I love making this music and hope you love listening to it.
Alarm clocks can not awake me from dreaming.
Performing Arts: Music, Vocal
Bashiri Asad has been on the local music scene for only a short while. In this time, his gift has touched the lives of many. His blend of jazz, soul, and funk music is fast becoming a regular practice among the local music elite. Combining his love and respect for the craft, Bashiri continues to make a name for himself as one of the premiere vocalist in the Circle City.
Literary Arts; Performing Arts: Vocal; Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Painting, Textiles, Works on paper
Anne Cleary is a native Hoosier living in the Indianapolis area. She grew up out in the Zionsville countryside. Her childhood spent roaming the fields, creek and woods inform her work to this day. Much of her abstract work is based upon nature, landscapes and the sky, often referring to the mysterious connection human beings have with the natural world. She studied art, English, and vocal music in her undergraduate years, going on to pursue graduate work in vocal performance (Opera). Music is an integral part of her life, and a certain musicality can be seen in some of her painter’s language- brushstrokes may sometimes conotate musical notation, layers of markings and glazes- perhaps a visual chord. She is currently working heavily in textiles- specifically painted and dyed silks and natural fibers for collage, wall hangings and fashion. She works out of her home studio in the top of a barn on the North side of Indianapolis, and is visited often by appointment. Website. www.anneclearydesigns.com, Instagram : @anne_cleary
BA 1997 Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio. Studio Art major 1997, 1998
Masters Studies in Opera Performance, Longy School of Music, Cambridge, Ma
1998 Masters in Opera Performance studies, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Bloomington, Indiana
Tony Di Palmo
Artist of Color; Black/African American; Ethnic Art; Media; Performing Arts: Music
DJ Tony D has been mixing music as early as 2011. From a young age he realized that funk was his main style. Whether it was funky 90’s hip-hop beats or old school boogie and disco music, DJ Tony D loves all funk and soul music. But that doesn’t stop there, DJ Tony D also loves music as early as 50’s, so if you love to swing dance then he has you covered. With all this said, DJ Tony D is not limited to modern era music from 2020 to beyond. If you need a DJ for a private event around Indianapolis or beyond, visit our website https://www.indianapolisdj.com
Performing Arts: Music
DRJAR formed sometime in 2014. We have tried to come up with a sound that we can be proud of and shows that can bring smiles to everyone the world over. We have a brand of Midwest Rock that resembles many, but is unique to us. We play original and cover tunes (Eagles, Guardians of the Galaxy music shows, Journey, etc). Using five part vocal harmonies, keys, bass, drums, and guitars, we enjoy playing our blend of all types of music from the Woodstock 1969 era to songs from present day. Look for our 4-CD set of originals, The Red, White & Blue (and Gold) Albums in local artist bins or available on Cool River Records via this site.
This is DRJAR, a group of 5 Indy musicians. Mainstays of several bands, Dave Daugherty (Whiskey), Robert Bruce Scott (Il Troubadore), Joel Temus Conner (Undercover), Amy Jackson (Indiscretion), and Ric Ritter – collectively DR JAR!
We’re ready to take your party or venue to the next level musically! Book us today!
DRJAR – The Rock & Roll Tonic You Need! Support local music. Buy local craft music like you buy local craft beer. Cool River Records- 317 257 2639 firstname.lastname@example.org
Performing Arts: Actor/Actress, Dance, Music, Radio/Television, Storytelling, Theatre, Vocal; Visual Arts: Crafts, Film, Performance Art, Performers and Writers, Photography
Vandi Enzor recently moved to the Indianapolis area after graduating with a Master of Music in Vocal Performance from The University of Akron. Prior to pursuing a graduate degree with a focus on opera, Vandi attended Shorter College and graduated with a BFA in Musical Theater and minored in theater and piano. Vandi has performed professionally as a classically trained opera singer, in church and sacred music, as a jazz musician, in musical theater and straight theater, and as a stage combatant. She has done some film, and hopes to continue exploring film more in the future. Vandi has narrated over 40 audiobooks and currently teaches private voice and piano lessons at Meridian Music School in Carmel, Indiana. Vandi enjoys working with sound, lighting, hair and makeup design, in PR, stage managing, and many other technical aspects of live theater. She has been Artistic Director for M3 Theater Camp for the past two years and has written 3 plays. Some of Vandi’s favorite roles have been Gretel in Humperdinck’s Hansel und Gretel, Bastienne in Mozart’s Bastien und Bastienne, Gaby in Romberg and Eysler’s The Blue Paradise, Jill in Bradshaw’s The Worst One Ever, and Penelope in the short film Penelope’s Revenge. Vandi also greatly enjoyed performing at the Vianden International Music Festival in Luxembourg in 2016, at the Crittenden Opera Workshop in Washington DC in 2017, and singing in the world premier of the ballet Snow White and the Magic Mirror. Vandi hopes to continue growing as an artist and performer in the future; her greatest passion is a collaboration of all aspects of the arts and sharing something with the world that connects with people and creates a lasting impact.
Performing Arts: Music, Vocal
Jacob is an Indianapolis based singer-songwriter, whose lyrics are highly personal and vulnerable. His music spans a wide range of topics from the intense and emotionally deep, to relaxed and playful. A soul-pop artist, Lafever draws from a diverse set of musical influences from Ms. Lauryn Hill to Lake Street Dive and Fleetwood Mac, and flows freely between genres.
Performing Arts: Actor/Actress, Dance, Music, Radio/Television, Theatre, Vocal
Currently a Student at Jacobs School of Music pursuing a Vocal Performance and Musical Theater Degree
Performing Arts: Actor/Actress, Music, Radio/Television, Theatre, Vocal; Visual Arts: Film, New Media/Technology, Performance Art, Performers and Writers
June Rochelle is a music and media enthusiast. Her powerful vocal range is soprano and alto. June is a songwriter, and PR and media professional. Her music has been on the ballot for a Grammy and charted on Billboard’s radio hot gospel charts. Currently, her music can be heard and purchased on multiple digital outlets. She is the first minority female to headline both the pre-show and live show for ABC/RTV6 Circle of Lights in Indiana. She has stood on stage and sang with Diana Ross, Celine Dione and opened for Yolanda Adams once. She has graced stages all across America. She has been recognized by several national media and print publications, including educational institutions such as IVY Tech College, and Bethune-Cookman College. She has toured in musical stage plays and produced and appeared in the independent film. In addition to music, her passion is creating diverse entertainment media content. In her media discipline, she is an On-Air host for WCLJ TV 42. She was the first journalist to interview 2nd Lady KarenPence, where she has hosted since 2006. If you ever hear her sing, you will never forget. She bridges three ranges, (soprano, alto, and tenor) with passion and sincerity, creating an atmosphere of music lovers paradise. More information about me can be found on Google or at www.junerochellemedia.com. One of her dreams is to sing along with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. She loves vintage singers such as Aretha Franklin, Dione Warwick, Barbara Streisand, Luther Vandross, Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, Nancy Wilson, George Benson and George
Artist of Color; Performing Arts: Actor/Actress, Music, Theatre, Vocal
Megan Simonton, a native of Indianapolis, IN, is no stranger to the arts and stage. She is a classically trained vocalist, having performed both locally and internationally. In addition, Megan has an incredible passion for theatre, having started in productions such Les Miserables, Black Nativity, Memphis the musical, and For Colored Girls”. In 2016, Megan made her directorial debut in her interpretation of “For Colored Girls” as well, and she quickly fell in love with directing and playwriting. In 2017, she, along with her partner, began their first original production, “Village Voices: Notes from the Griot”, which she wrote and directed. That production is still currently touring throughout Indiana and surrounding areas. As if she needs more to add to her artistic resume, Megan is also a freelance model and motivational speaker. She tries to utilize her many skills and talents to give back to her community.
Circle City Sound
Performing Arts: Music, Vocal
Since 1948, the Circle City Sound Barbershop Chorus and Quartets have entertained audiences in the Indianapolis metropolitan area and throughout the Midwest. We love to sing those memorable songs of yesterday and today. Songs from Tin Pan Alley, Hollywood, and Broadway…songs of love, faith and country. Our quartets sing for Valentine’s Day, birthdays, anniversaries, and holidays. If you celebrate it, we’ll sing for you!
The Greater Indianapolis Chapter and the Circle City Sound chorus are part of the Cardinal District of the international Barbershop Harmony Society. For additional information about our chorus, quartets, or barbershopping in general, contact us at (317) 844-SING, or visit our website.
Performing Arts: Music, Radio/Television, Spoken Word
“…they only consume what we put out……” –Tony Styxx
The radio bores me. Can’t remember the last time I saw performance from a mainstream artist live or televised that moved me. Cd’s don’t get bought anymore. And YouTube has made everyone a star.
The value of one’s progress and hard work equals leaks. The standard for “classics” has been set to the qualifications of tweet topics and ringtones. And the term legend applies to anyone in the game for more than 2 mix tapes and onstage performances.
Whose fault is this? It’s the Artist fault.
I can point the finger at the consumer all day but it won’t change the fact that, the reason they buy into lack lust performances, mediocre production, and less than par capability to keep the idea that “classics” aren’t born, they are created out of dedication and integrity no matter how much “shine” is thrown at you, is because artist like myself who have the ability to keep true art alive aren’t doing our job. WE MUST DO BETTER.
ART is an expression of self. True. But once tainted by carbon copy habits, those of us truly pouring our lives through pen and pad are considered “trendy”, or “bitters.”
Hi. I’m Tony Styxx. I do Hip-Hop, Spoken Word Poetry, and Human Beat boxing. I practice 3 hrs a day, 7 days a week. I refuse to let a day go by where I don’t write at least 2 pieces, good or not. I perform with the idea that I could die before I hit the stage, on stage, off stage. I perform with the intent on being remembered not for my clothes, catchy hooks, fame or twitter followers. I perform so that the very next time my name is brought up a young boy will go nuts like I did back in high schools when cats asked “whose better Nas or Jay-Z?” I perform so that the very next time you feel like quitting, my voice echoes through out you heart, soul, mind….and you don’t hear the words…you hear the intangible and overwhelming motivation to be more and push forward.
THAT’S what art is supposed to do. Music is equivalent to water. There’s life and death in water. WE as ARTIST are responsible for what we allow our supporters to consume.
Performing Arts: Music, Vocal
Nate and Drew of Redoux! started playing music together over 20 years ago; after a successful run of playing originals in places such as Bogart’s in Cincinnati and multiple venues across the Midwest. However, with Drew’s string of living and playing music overseas – Germany, Italy, Belgium, and Brazil – they took a pause in their collaboration. Along the way, even playing separately with other groups, their musicianship and stage presence continued to grow. Now, with Drew back in Indy, they are incorporating multiple instruments and complex loops while still keeping the enjoyable songs and crowd-pleasing stage presence with their duo Redoux! Their fanbase continues to grow, as does their experimentation and the fun, as they love to reimagine pop songs and incorporate their own originals in their setlist.
Literary Arts; Multi Arts; Performing Arts: Spoken Word; Visual Arts: Performers and Writers, Textiles
Spoken word poet
Fiber artists (crochet)
Alto/Soprano singer (prefer Accapella and Aousitic stylings)
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