Rory Appleton, Indianapolis Star

Rory Appleton

Indianapolis Star

Indianapolis, IN, United States

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  • Las Vegas Review-Journal
  • The Fresno Bee
  • The Sacramento Bee
  • The Modesto Bee
  • The Tribune
  • MercedSunStar
  • McClatchyDC
  • VentureBeat
  • Durham Herald-Sun
  • Bradenton Herald
  • and more…

Recent articles by Rory:

Pentatonix announce 2022 holiday show in Indianapolis, with an Indiana group opening

A cappella superstars Pentatonix will bring a newly announced holiday tour to Gainbridge Fieldhouse on Dec. 6. → Read More

Mellencamp tops star-studded performances at Colts' fan appreciation night

John Mellencamp, Buddy Guy and Ann Wilson among guest performers at Colts owner Jim Irsay's sprawling fan event. → Read More

Here are State Fair artists' paydays and odd requests, from summer soup to La Croix

The Indiana State Fair spent about $875,000 on 18 performances on its Hoosier Lottery Free Stage in 2022. → Read More

Blake Shelton coming to Indianapolis on 2023 tour

Country star and "The Voice" fixture Blake Shelton will return to Indianapolis for a March 11 show at Gainbridge Fieldhouse as part of a 2023 tour. → Read More

'The Bodyguard,' Joshua Bell and Indy Jazz Fest: 12 fall shows you don't want to miss

"The Bodyguard," "Indy Jazz Fest," "Tosca" and "Tick, Tick... Boom!" are among can't-miss fall 2022 concerts and plays in Indianapolis. → Read More

Classes, Disney and more round out local family-friendly arts options

Local fall offerings include a variety of family-friendly and children-focused experiences to both see and do, including a new Emmett Till exhibit. → Read More

Nas and Busta Rhymes bring excitement, but Wu-Tang Clan falters in Ruoff show

Nas and Busta Rhymes had strong showings, but Wu-Tang Clan stumbled at times during the massive hip-hop tour's Indianapolis stop. → Read More

Netflix film based on famed Indiana 'Demon House' exorcism has cast, title

Lee Daniels' upcoming Netflix film "The Deliverance" is based on a famed Gary, Indiana, story of Latoya Ammons and her 'demon house'. → Read More

Here are 7 kid-friendly indoor options for summer fun in the Indianapolis area

Laser tag, trampoline parks, zip lines and more feature on this list. → Read More

Black Keys mix Delta blues, 'Midwestern basement' rock at stellar Ruoff show

The Black Keys played a killer sampling of "Delta Kream" and mixed in their rock hits in Indianapolis. → Read More

Carlos Santana postpones Ruoff Music Center show minutes before he was expected to perform

Santana, 74, was expected to return to the stage for the first time since collapsing onstage during a Tuesday performance. → Read More

Weather holds as indie rock, good vibes win out at inaugural WonderRoad festival

WonderRoad, a new music festival in Indianapolis' Garfield Park, got off to a strong start on Saturday. → Read More

Tickets still available as crews prepare Indianapolis for WonderRoad music festival

Here is the ticketing and lineup information for WonderRoad music festival in Indianapolis June 10-11. → Read More

Indiana State Fair announces 2022 free stage lineup, with Kansas leading off

Here is the concert lineup for the Hoosier Lottery Free Stage at the Indiana State Fair. It includes Kansas, Chaka Khan and Carly Pearce. → Read More

Bass, good vibes win out during triumphant return of the Snake Pit at the Indianapolis 500

The Snake Pit returned to the Indianapolis 500 with strong performances from Steve Aoki and Martin Garrix. → Read More

Get out of the heat this summer with Central Indiana Regal Cinemas $2 tickets

Regal Cinemas will offer $2 tickets for children films in the Indianapolis area beginning next week as part of the Summer Movie Express program. → Read More

Did you know the original iconic 'Star Wars' character art was created by a Hoosier?

Ralph McQuarrie, an Oscar-winning artist who dreamed up the look of 'Star Wars' characters and locations, was born in Gary, Indiana in 1929. → Read More

Here are 13 spring concerts and shows to draw Indianapolis out of hibernation

IndyStar breaks down 13 interesting spring concerts, performances and events in the Indianapolis area. → Read More

This vintage toy store in Indianapolis takes you back in time with thousands of retro toys

The Toy Pit in northern Indianapolis offers a variety of pop culture nostalgia through thousands of vintage toys. → Read More

Chris Brown, Lil Baby announce Indianapolis concert

R&B singer Chris Brown and rapper Lil Baby will bring their One of Them Ones tour to Ruoff Music Center in Noblesville on Aug. 6. → Read More