Court Theatre’s “Satchmo at the Waldorf” is a Fascinating Picture of a Music Legend

**** Recommended **** I was absolutely fascinated watching Barry Shabaka Henley’s performance in the Court Theatre’s production of “Satchmo at the Waldorf”.  Although I was certainly aware of Louis Armstrong as a performer, I knew very little about him as a person.  Henley’s raspy-voiced portrayal made him real for me.  I give “Satchmo at the…

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Bing Bang Boom Orchestra Concert

Join the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra and Music Director/Conductor Kirk Muspratt for “Bing Bang Boom! on Friday, February 12 at 7:30pm at The Auditorium at Bethel Church (10202 Broadway, Crown Point.)  The concert will feature Wael Farouk, piano, and the Symphony Chorus. Get your heart pounding and your passions swirling as you kick off Valentine’s…

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Larry Brechner Inducted in to Hall of Fame

During the annual Indiana Thespian Chapter’s State Conference held at Vincennes University on January 22-24, 2016,   two long serving theater educators were recognized for their excellent service by induction into the Indiana Thespian Hall of Fame on January 23.  Included, as part of this ceremony, was Munster High School’s own Auditorium/Theatre Company Director, Dr. Larry…

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Marriott’s “Spring Awakening” has a Short Run

**** Highly Recommended **** Marriott’s “Spring Awakening” is one of January’s must-see musicals.  The compelling story moved me to tears.  In fact, it’s up there in my top ten list of Marriott productions since I’ve been reviewing.  I give “Spring Awakening” 4 Big Spotlights. “Spring Awakening” runs through January 31st at the Marriott Theatre, 10…

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Indiana Dance Challenge 2016

The 23rd Annual Indiana Challenge will be kicking off at the Radisson Hotel Star Plaza on Thursday, February 25TH thru February 28TH. The competition is a Ballroom Dance Competition Event and is sanctioned by the National Dance Council of America. Come on out and join the fun! For one weekend  we have some of the…

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Barker Romance Ball

 Saturday, February 13th, kick off Valentines with a 4 PM Champagne Reception at Barker Mansion When John and Katherine Barker married on Valentine’s Day in 1893 they could hardly have imagined that people would still be celebrating 123 years later. Wealthy industrialist John Barker’s mansion at 631 Washington St, Michigan City is one of America’s best…

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The Price is Right

One of the best venues in Northwest Indiana is the The Venue at Horseshoe Casino. We wanted to be sure to let you know about the upcoming lineup. The Venue always brings great shows to Northwest Indiana, whether it be Comedy, Theatre, Live Concerts, Ballet, Children’s Shows and some Family Fun for all. They have…

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St. John Winter Fest

     The Winter Festival started in 1976 and has grown in making St. John into a community that comes together to enjoy the camaraderie of friends, family, and neighbors. The festival is a time for the Whiting/Robertsdale community to gather and reconnect with each other.           This year’s them is a spin on the Wild…

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Indiana Dunes Native Plant Sale

     Mark you calendars for the Friends of Indiana Dunes Annual Plant Sale is held every year on a Saturday on April 18th, 2020, from 8am til 1pm. The Native Plant Sale will again be held at the Indiana Dunes Tourism Visitor Center, located at 1215 North State Road 49 in Porter, Indiana. (North…

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Route 66 Theatre Company’s “No Wake” is the First Hit of 2016 Season

***** Highly Recommended ***** Route 66 Theatre Company’s “No Wake” is the first hit of 2016!  “No Wake” is so well written, it drew me in, made me laugh, and moved me to tears.  If you made a resolution to see more good plays in 2016, start the year with “No Wake”.  I give it…

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