Archive for February 2011
Published February 24th, 2011 in The Jewish Chronicle
Dale Harkins isn’t a music guy. Seriously.
“My family won’t let me sing ‘Happy Birthday’ at home,” he said. “And my iPod doesn’t have any music on it. It’s all books.”
But after making a living as an Indianapolis architect, Harkins is settling into the second act of his career: rock club owner. That’s a big step for a man who claims the last time he listened to a song on the radio was in high school.
Or maybe not.
With no stake in the music, Harkins has booked local and national shows at the Irving Theater based solely on what the audience wants, and the enthusiasm of the bands. And the theater’s marquee hasn’t been so lively in years.