Symphony Valentines Concert – Bing Bang Boom

– 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…

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A Gorgeous Spectacle in Goodman’s “Another Word for Beauty”

*** Recommended *** There are a lot of words to describe “Another Word for Beauty”, the Goodman’s new production about the strangest beauty contest ever.  I’ve struggled to write this review because I couldn’t seem to come up with the right combination of those words – interesting, beautiful, flawed, tragic – never could figure it…

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George Millet Exhibits at Chesterton Art Center

Artist George Millet will have an exhibit and art show at Chesterton Art Center in Chesterton Indiana. The opening reception will be on Sunday, February 7th at 2pm. The exhibit will stay up thru the end of February. Mr. Millet began showing his art to the public in 2009 after a 32 year career as…

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Hammond Indiana is On the Move!

To an overwhelming crowd of over 300 people Mayor Tom McDermott Jr. spoke to the audience at the Dynasty Banquet Hall on Thursday, January 28th hosted by the Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce. The entire talk was about the future plans for Hammond and most of the topics are in the “entertainment” arena, including the Festival…

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Drury Lane’s “Bye Bye Birdie” is a Blast from the Past

**** Recommended **** If you’re looking for a delightfully irreverent blast from the past, take in Drury Lane’s production of “Bye Bye Birdie”.  Drury Lane’s new production of the 1963 pop culture satire is fast-paced, clever and colorful.  Before the Beatles hit the American pop charts, there was Elvis Presley.  “Bye Bye Birdie” pays delightful…

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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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