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“Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3)” is Theater of the Absurd

*** Recommended *** Frankly, I found “Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3)” to be really heavy going. Even though it was superbly acted, it felt interminable, maybe because playwright Suzan-Lori Parks has adopted the techniques of ‘theater of the absurd’ as her own. Know before you go that “Father Comes…

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Farmers Markets – A Growing Business

by Indiana Farm Bureau       Indiana is home to more than 180 farmers markets, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. It’s prime time for farmers markets in Indiana as most markets open for the summer in early June. Farmers markets, which serve as a link between urban and rural communities, are growing in popularity,…

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“Fun Home,” at Towle Theater in July

The Towle Theater is pleased to present the musical Fun Home  by Lisa Kron, Jeanine Tesori & Alison Bechdel in July. The show is be directed by Towle Theater Managing Director, Jeff Casey and Musical Direction by resident Music and Vocal Director, Elizabeth Tuazon.  Fun Home won the 2015 Tony Award for Best Musical, Best…

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“End of the Rainbow” at Canterbury Summer Theatre

‘End of the Rainbow’ Relives the Last Hurrah of Legendary Judy Garland at Canterbury Summer Theatre Canterbury Summer Theatre presents the area premiere of End of the Rainbow, a musical drama about legendary icon, Judy Garland playing July 5th – 14th. The theatre is located at 807 Franklin Street in Michigan City. Written by Peter…

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Portage Summer Music Fest July 1st

Enjoy  a fabulous variety of FREE live musical entertainment– right here in Portage, Indiana! Come on down to a rockin’ summer music fest, outdoors at Founders Square Park!  Diamond & Elvis, dec8de, and Nicole Jamrose Band will be performing on Sunday, July 1, 2018, between 3:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., at  the Indiana American Water…

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London ‘Below’ is a Strange and Dangerous Place Where Nothing makes Sense – in “Neverwhere”

**** Highly Recommended **** Neil Gaiman’s fantasy novel, “Neverwhere”, is on my top 10 list of favorite books, so I was beyond excited when I had the opportunity to see Robert Kauzlaric’s 2010 adaptation at Lifeline Theatre. That production had me on the edge of my seat. This time around, my friend Karen, another Gaiman…

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“20,000 Leagues under the Seas” has Plenty of Swashbuckle and Derring-Do

**** Recommended **** If you’re looking for adventure in a live theater this summer, then Lookingglass Theatre is the place to go. Their production of “20,000 Leagues under the Seas” is a whopping grand summer adventure! “20,000 Leagues” has a bit of swashbuckling, a touch of aerial derring-do, a brooding anti-hero, a brilliant female scientist…

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Paderewski Statue Dedicated at Friendship Botanic Gardens

     A new bronze bust of Polish statesman, composer, and politician Ignacy Jan Paderewski was welcomed into the Polish Garden during a dedication ceremony held May 20th at the Friendship Botanic Gardens in Michigan City, Ind.      The project and event were sponsored by the Polish Heritage Association of Michigan City.        The original bust…

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Miller Beach Farmer’s Market 2018

     For 2018 the Miller Beach Farmers Market has a new schedule for summer. Along with a newly revised Sunday schedule, they’re introducing three First Friday evening markets this year. For our opening weekends – you’ll get to experience the market TWICE!      Here are highlights for the season:     • The Sunday market now…

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Free Beach Shuttles at Indiana Dunes

: Two Dune Buggies will be rolling through the park this summer. They won’t be 4-wheeling over the sand; instead they will be picking up South Shore train passengers and Dunewood campground visitors and providing free shuttle service to the park’s beaches. Working in partnership with the Dunes Learning Center and the South Shore Line,…

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