98° Heats Up the Holidays at Old National Centre

Article & photos by Melodie Yvonne Ramey

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (November 25, 2018) – The excitement at Old National Centre was palpable as the loyal devotees chatted and took selfies while waiting for the evening’s entertainment. The seats in The Murat Theatre filled quickly as eager fans flowed in, but they would not be filled for long. Soon 98° would be taking the stage with their Christmas Tour, and it was obvious from the elation in the air that the entire house was ready to rise to the occasion.

KJ from 107.9 The Mix hopped on stage first to delight the crowd with her dazzling style and a few free gifts. She grabbed a quick photo with the avid audience, and then made way for the main event. The house once again went dark signaling the start of the show, and within seconds every guest was on their feet and ready to dance.


98° ascended on to the stage like glorious caroling angels immediately breaking into their harmonious hits. The gentlemen’s glowing personalities matched their luminous lyrics, and they lit up the room like a festival of lights. It’s true that the Circle of Lights in downtown Indianapolis is one of the most spectacular holiday displays in the nation, but somehow 98° had that topped by the end of their first song.


The men continued on in the same passionate fashion going above and beyond to please their fans. It was easy to tell that the talented artists enjoyed what they do, and wanted to make sure everyone else did too. 98° certainly beat that Christmas cold, and heated up the house at Old National Centre. It was sad to see the show end, but hopefully they’ll be back again next year for another round of making the Hoosier holidays bright.

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Melodie Yvonne

Melodie Yvonne Ramey, owner, editor, & contributor at Photographic Melodie, grew up in the small southern Indiana town of North Vernon. She picked up her first camera at the young age of 5, and was immediately hooked. Every trip, even just to the local park, was turned into a fantasy scene of her own imagination that would later be turned into epic tales in word and photos.

Melodie spent her teen years learning from and mentoring under professionals such as Richard Young, John Sheckler, and The Grand Conundrum. She received an Associates of Applied Science in Visual Technologies majoring in Photography from Ivy Tech in 2002 after studying under acclaimed professors such as Hoosier photographer Darryl Jones, Jonathan Wilson, and many other masters in the field.

Melodie’s main focus has always been music photography. Growing up with photography and listening to amazing musicians inspired her dream to create visual images that made people feel the way they do when they hear the music. She wanted to help people SEE the music by capturing every magical moment of concerts that she could only dream about as she gazed into music magazines like Rolling Stone and Spin.

Melodie has done numerous jobs around the country ranging from working for bands to even being the official photographer on many southern Indiana Poker Runs. Her specialties are in nature, music, and candid event photography, as well as one of a kind photographic creations. Melodie published her first print book Photographic Memories: In the Beginning, a collection of poetry, in 2011, and has since published 2 more print works, Photographic Memories: Meet me in the Middle and Hoosier Heavens, her first photo book. Melodie currently acts as publisher, editor & lead contributor at Photographic Melodie and does freelance work with many other media outlets, venues, and artists.

Melodie says, “I started out with a Tweety bird camera and a dream and I never let go. I will always love photography and the vessel it has given me to share the images of my heart and mind with the world. I have found that every single person on this earth visualizes the world in very different ways. Some people are optimists, some are pessimists. Some people are daydreamers, and others keep their feet firmly planted on the ground. Photography allows me to show some of these different visualizations. It allows the rationalist to see that it’s okay to dream, it can show the monsters hidden in the dark, and it can show even the saddest of people that there is still joy in the world.”

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