Public invited to Basile Gift Shop Grand Opening

11/11/2011 8:14:38 AM


Contact: John R. Hughey
Public Relations Manager
Center for the Performing Arts
Phone: 317.660.3377
jhughey@TheCenterForThePerformingArts.org

Public invited to Basile Gift Shop grand opening

Shop, dine and tour the Palladium Saturday, November 19


Carmel (November 11, 2011)
– The Center for the Performing Arts will mark the opening of the Basile Gift Shop with an open house Saturday, Nov. 19 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The celebration will include Palladium tours at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. The Michael Feinstein Great American Songbook Archive & Gallery also will be open. A 7 p.m. ribbon cutting for the gift shop is slated, just prior to the Eroica Trio concert at 8 p.m.

Conceived as a companion to the Basile Cafe, the gift shop is ideal for concert guests as well as visitors throughout the day. Merchandise includes music-themed gifts, holiday d├ęcor, apparel and jewelry, CDs, books and items crafted by local artists. Located along the Monon Greenway, guests can enter from the East Lobby of the Palladium. Sharon Holyoak is the Basile Gift Shop manager. Proceeds from sales benefit the Center for the Performing Arts.

During the grand opening, the gift shop’s benefactors - Frank and Katrina Basile - will be on hand to welcome guests. Additionally, “Traveling with Frank and Katrina,” published by Indianapolis Business Journal Book Publishing, is one of the items available for purchase in the shop. The guide book covers the Basiles’ travels: 174 countries on all seven continents from Bhutan to Bosnia, Antarctica to Greenland and Serbia to Syria.

“Traveling with Frank and Katrina” is $10 and will be sold at cultural institutions around Central Indiana and online at www.IBJ.com/books. All proceeds from the sale of the book go to the not-for-profit organization selling it. Currently, “Traveling with Frank and Katrina” is available at the Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts, Studio Gift Shop at the Indianapolis Art Center in Broad Ripple and the History Market at the Indiana History Center in downtown Indianapolis.

The Center for the Performing Arts, in Carmel City Center, includes three venues: the 1,600-seat Palladium concert hall, the Tarkington 500-seat proscenium theater and the 200-seat Studio. The Palladium is home to the Michael Feinstein Great American Songbook Archive & Gallery, acting as a museum and education center by day and a concert venue by night.
 

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