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Duo Dequenza Concert at Memorial Opera House

Debra Silvert & Paul Bowman of Duo Sequenza will pay homage to the origins of the flute and classical guitar duo … Latin America!  Mark your calendars and buy your tickets early for their All Latin American Concert on Wednesday, March 16th, 2018 at the Memorial Opera House in Valparaiso! The night will kick off…

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First Folio’s “Jeeves at Sea” will have You Laughing!

**** Recommended **** I love the P.G. Wodehouse stories about Bertie Wooster and his man, Jeeves, which never fail to make me laugh out loud.  Since I loved First Folio’s 2010 production of “Jeeves in Bloom,” and “Jeeves Takes a Bow” in 2013, I had high expectations for “Jeeves at Sea”.  Although “Jeeves at Sea”…

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Northlight’s “Mothers & Sons” is Fraught with Angst!

**** Recommended **** Society has made a quantum leap in the 20 years since the AIDS epidemic was killing off some of our best and brightest young men.  Northlight Theatre’s production of “Mothers & Sons” examines that attitude change through the eyes of a mother who couldn’t accept her son or the reason for his…

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Paramount’s “Hairspray” is an Exuberant Romp through the Sixties

**** Recommended **** The Paramount Theatre production of “Hairspray” is an upbeat, exuberant romp of a show.  “Hairspray” isn’t afraid to bring serious issues like bullying, bigotry stereotyping and segregation to the table, handling them in a totally upbeat way.  Your toes won’t stop tapping, so hurry and get your tickets to “Hairspray”, which I…

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Mercury Theatre’s “The Man Who Murdered Sherlock Holmes” is the Must-See Show this Winter!

***** Highly Recommended ***** I can’t think of a thing I’d change about “The Man Who Murdered Sherlock Holmes”, and that’s something I’ve never said before.  In fact, Mercury Theatre’s delightful musical whodunit is the must-see show this winter!  Actually, I think it’s ready for Broadway, so I give it 4 BIG Spotlights. “The Man…

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18th Street Brewery

     18th Street Brewery is one of the largest breweries in northwest Indiana and was named as the #1 Best Brewpub by USAToday’s Readers’ Choice Awards 2019.      Their 32,000 square foot location houses a taproom, production, packaging, barrel program, and a full-service kitchen.      It’s the perfect place to stop in…

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Green Sense Farms Commissions A Wall Mural

Why were 15 Science students spending their time back stage of the IUSB Theatre Department in their last semester of 2015? The students were painting a wall mural on 4 pieces of 6 foot by 8 foot canvasses for Green Sense Farms, Portage Indiana, home of the largest vertical farm in the country. The story…

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NASA Exhibit at the Indiana Welcome Center

     The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority, Challenger Learning Center and the Glenn Research Center present a NASA Traveling Exhibit – “Inspiring the Future: The Legacy of Exploration” from January 28th to March 22nd. The exhibit is free and open to the public during normal business hours at the Indiana Welcome Center. This interactive…

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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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