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Gina Bell Joins Taltree Arboretum Valparaiso Indiana

Taltree Arboretum & Gardens proudly welcomed Gina Bell to its team, representatives announced Monday, April 25th, 2016. Bell assumes the role of director of events and sponsorships for Taltree.  Bell will coordinate the unprecedented 50-plus events hosted at Taltree in 2016 as well as strengthen and develop sponsorships aimed at supporting the non-profit’s mission. “We…

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Keenan Baxter Hosts Open Mic Chesterton Indiana

Dance and Donate expanded in April with an Open Mic Format, and the events included all talent.    Their April event was held Monday, April 25th at 7 p.m. at Gastro 49 Bar and Grill, in Chesterton Indiana to a packed standing room only audience. Acts included singing, guitar, piano, poetry and comedy led by…

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Cobe Cup Crown Point Indiana

The Regional Streets Car Club of Indiana hosts the 110th Cobe Cup Celebration and Cruise on Saturday,  Memorial Weekend at the Lake County Fairgrounds, 889 S. Court St, Crown Point, Indiana. The annual event commemorates the 1909 Cobe Cup Race, a predecessor of the Indianapolis 500 and attempts to re-create the route that was taken…

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OnTha Go BBQ hosts First Friday Jazz Nights

First Friday Jazz Night After First Friday Art Walk      OnTha Go BBQ and Grill, is announcing it’s official introduction to the city of Michigan City Indiana via the popular First Friday Art Walk downtown Michigan City with Jazz music by Keenan Baxter and BBQ samples on Friday, May 6th. OnTha Go BBQ is excited…

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Village People to Appear at Pierogi Festival

Whiting’s Pierogi Fest, dubbed “one of the wackiest festivals on the planet” by tripadvisor.com, will take on a new dimension this year.  The events sponsors announced today that Village People, the iconic “Kings of Disco” will perform at the event. VILLAGE PEOPLE have sold more than 100 million records and are known for their mega…

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Black Ensemble Theatre’s “Don’t Make Me Over (In Tribute to Dionne Warwick)” is Music, Music and More Music!

**** Recommended **** Black Ensemble Theater, in celebration of the 40th Anniversary Season, brings back “Don’t Make Me Over (In Tribute to Dionne Warwick)”.  Those of us lucky enough to be in the audience for the opening performance got a special treat, Ms. Warwick was also in the audience.  Great music, uber-talented cast, gorgeous costumes,…

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“One-Man Star Wars Trilogy” is a must-see for Star Wars Fans

**** Recommended **** “One-Man Star Wars Trilogy” has returned to Chicago for a short, short run at Broadway Playhouse.  If you’re a Star Wars fan, this show is a must-see!  Bring your kids and/or your grandkids, it’s family-friendly.  It made me laugh, so I give “One-Man Star Wars Trilogy” 3 ½ Spotlights. “One-Man Star Wars…

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Othello: The Remix” is Fresh, Fun and Original!

**** Highly Recommended **** Although you might think Chicago Shakespeare Theatre would be stuffy and traditional in its approach to the Bard, you’d be wrong.  Definitive proof – the Q Brothers’ brilliantly-written “Othello: The Remix” is back!  “Othello: The Remix” is musical, creative, energetic, poetic and oh so much fun!  You don’t need to understand…

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Porchlight Music Theatre’s “Dreamgirls” is Terrific!

**** Highly Recommended **** Porchlight Music Theatre’s production of “Dreamgirls” is just about perfect.  Collectively, these voices are a gorgeous blend; individually, each performer has incredible range.  If you’re a Motown fan, you’ll love, love, love this show!  I give “Dreamgirls” 4 Spotlights. “Dreamgirls” runs through May 22nd at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave.,…

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The Goodman’s “Carlyle” is a Wickedly Funny Satire

**** Recommended **** “Carlyle” is an intelligent, engaging and timely comedy about a charming young man who happens to be black and – oh, horrors! – a Republican.  Going in, I wasn’t sure whether “Carlyle” was going to be a tongue-in-cheek poke at the far right or a conservative paean.  It turned out to be…

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