During the 2013-2014 season, Clowes Memorial Hall of Butler University will be celebrating 50 years of presenting culturally diverse programing for the citizens of Indiana. 50th Anniversary Celebration Week festivities in October will include performances by Whoopi Goldberg, Colbie Caillat & Kenny Loggins, and Disney's Pixar in Concert with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.
The celebration week, October 19-27, 2013, will also include Butler Ballet performance of an original piece by Gustavo Ramirez Sansano, Mark O'Connor with Butler Music Ensembles, and a WFYI documentary chronicling the past 50 year history of Clowes Memorial Hall.
A special art exhibit, Clowes 50th Art Mosaic, will hang on the entire south wall of the Main Lobby during the 2013-2014 season. The 4-story high, 50-piece, collaborative artwork will include contributions from over 30 Hoosier artists of all ages. The exhibit can be viewed Monday through Friday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, beginning in October 2013.
Season highlights for 2013-2014 includes a one-man show with noted actor John Lithgow, the world premiere of a Béla Fleck composition commissioned for the Clowes Memorial Hall's 50th anniversary, international acts The Johnny Clegg Band and Ladysmith Black Mambazo, the return of Blue Man Group, The Onion Live, Tarantino in Concert, the Stephen King/John Mellencamp/T-Bone Burnett musical "Ghost Brothers of Darkland County" and the continuation of Intergalatic Nemesis, the epic story that began last season. The Clowes Memorial Hall 2013-2014 season will also include a special performance of Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with the Marsalis Family featuring Ellis, Brandford, Wynton, Delfeayo and Jason Marsalis.
The full lineup for the Clowes Presents series includes: Buena Vista Social Club (September 27, 2013), John Lithgow in "Stories by Heart" (November 9, 2013), Béla Fleck and Brooklyn Rider (November 15, 2013), Martha Graham Dance Company (February 7, 2014), Danú (March 1, 2014), The Johnny Clegg Band and Ladysmith Black Mambazo (March 14, 2014), Motionhouse (March 28, 2014), and Blue Man Group (April 11-13, 2014).
Saturday morning, Wishard Memorial Hospital closed its doors.
As a tribute to veterans, the Indiana American Legion dedicated a new flagpole at the governor's residence on Saturday.
A travel advisory put in place for Wayne County has been extended.