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Julie Lyn Barber
Literary Arts; Performing Arts: Actor/Actress, Dance, Music, Theatre, Vocal
Dr. Barber is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance at Western Kentucky University. She has received IAC grants to perform with the Hot Jazz Preservation Society in Indiana State Parks, and to write and produce a new musical, Indiana Squirrel Stampede and two new children’s plays, The Elves and the Shoemaker and The Frog Prince. She has written many stage adaptations of fairy tales in the British panto style, which have been produced locally at the Minnetrista Faeries Sprites and Lights Festival (Muncie, IN), Nettle Creek Players (Hagerstown, IN) and IndyFringe (Indianapolis, IN). Two of her plays have won inclusion in the juried festival, DivaFest of Indianapolis: the ten-minute fable, Tamlane, and the one-act musical parody, Madwomen’s Late Nite Cabaret.
As a stage director, her experience ranges from opera to children’s theatre, directing outreach productions for the Bloomington Early Music Festival of Indiana, and the Marjorie Lawrence Opera Theatre in Carbondale, IL. Other directing credits include Working (American Heritage Theater Project, Portland, OR), Clue: The Musical (Farmland Dinner Theatre, Farmland, IN), and Guys and Dolls (Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY)
She has served as music director and choreographer for many schools and theatre companies in Oregon (American Heritage Theater Project, Cathedral School, Valley Catholic High School) and Indiana (Taylor Theatre, Muncie Civic Theatre, Monroe Central High School, Farmland Dinner Theatre), recently music directing Guys and Dolls at the Round Barn Theatre in Nappanee, IN, and choreographing The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at Western Kentucky University.
She is an AEA membership candidate, and has performed the role of “Berenice” in Cabaret Poe every October since 2009 with Q Artistry (Indianapolis, IN). She has played numerous roles in theatre and musical theatre productions in Canada and the United States, including Vancouver B.C.’s Theatre Under the Stars, Portland Oregon’s Northwest Classical Theatre Company, and Portland Center Stage. While in Portland, she co-founded the American Heritage Theater Project.
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!
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Performing Arts: Actor/Actress, Music, Theatre, Vocal; Cabaret
LORI ECKER was most recently seen as Edith Harnham in After The Fair at Buck Creek Players in January & February of 2019. During 2018, she was seen as Florence Foster Jenkins in Souvenir (Myers Dinner Theatre and Indy Fringe Theatre) and Francesca in The Bridges of Madison County (Footlite Musicals). Other favorite musical roles include Johanna in Sweeney Todd (Footlite Musicals), Laurey in Oklahoma! (Monomoy Theatre – Chatham, MA), Yutka in The Golem of Havana (Phoenix Theatre) and Fosca in Passion (Theatre on the Square). Favorite non-musical roles include Becca in Rabbit Hole (Theatre Non Nobis), Mrs. Manningham in Angel Street (Monomoy Theatre – Chatham, MA) and Lizzie in The Rainmaker (Warren Performing Arts Center). She has also worked with the Indianapolis Opera and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and received her MFA in acting from Ohio University.
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.
Rick and Holly Garrett
Performing Arts: Music, Storytelling, Vocal
Rick and Holly Garrett, Patchwork, are an acoustic duo based out of Indianapolis.
Both sing, Rick plays guitar, hammer dulcimer and mountain dulcimer, Holly, fiddle, and mandolin.
Our music includes bluegrass, traditional Celtic, traditional and contemporary folk, singer/songwriter, and old timey.
Performing Arts: Music
Musician, educator, and clinician, Shawn Goodman, is an Associate Instructor of Music Education at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where she is also completing coursework towards a PhD in Music Education with a minor in Jazz Pedagogy. She is also an Adjunct Instructor of Music at Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), and previously served as Clarinet Professor at the Butler University School of Music and as a University Supervisor for Butler University’s College of Education. Shawn Goodman is the Conductor of the Symphonic Youth Orchestra of Greater Indianapolis (www.syogi.org).
Shawn served as All-State Jazz Coordinator for the Indiana Jazz Educators Association (IJEA) 2013-15. She was the clarinet clinician for the Music for All (MFA) National Festival presented by Yamaha in 2015 and 2017, and for MFA’s Summer Symposium in 2015. Shawn placed runner-up in the Sisters-in-Jazz International Collegiate Competition in 2000. She presents clarinet and jazz workshops regularly to educators and students at music educator conferences, high schools, middle schools, and universities as a Yamaha Performing Artist and Vandoren Regional Artist.
Her first solo album, Not Benny’s Goodman, was released in September 2013, receiving outstanding reviews internationally. Shawn is a featured soloist on albums by Peter Terry and the City Prophets and the Wave Mechanics Union.
Shawn holds a BM in Education with a concentration in Jazz Studies from the University of Indianapolis and a MM in Clarinet Performance from the Butler University School of Music. Shawn maintains an active career performing jazz and chamber music. Shawn plays Yamaha clarinets and saxophones exclusively.
For more information about her, visit www.shawngoodmanjazz.com.
Performing Arts; Visual Arts: Painting
“I try to say more about how I feel as an artist than I do about the subject matter I am painting. The power of the suggestive is much greater than the statement of reality.” -C.W. Mundy
Robert Bruce Scott
Performing Arts: Music, Storytelling
Since the age of 14, Robert Bruce Scott has been performing professionally as a solo guitarist and with a long line of bands in which he played at various times bass guitar, keyboards, lead guitar, drums, and was most often the lead singer. He studied voice at Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma and graduated in 1985.
In 1989 RBS put together The Source to record an experimental rock album, Embryo, later released on a single cd with another album (see discography). In 1997 Robert put together another band, Three Trees, which released two cds (see discography). In 2002, he assembled the 16th Century Rock Band and released another cd, Bonnie Rose. After moving from Lawton to Indianapolis, he joined with Jon Silpayamanant in 2004 to create il Troubadore – Indy’s 16th Century Rock Band. In 2014, Robert joined the Rocky Ripple Band – later renamed DR JAR – as keyboardist.
Beginning in 2003, RBS has released eight entirely unique solo albums, each project distinct from the others and also from the albums he produced with The Source, Three Trees, The 16th Century Rock Band, il Troubadore and DR JAR.
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