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Portage Community And Business Night

The 20th Annual Portage Community & Business Night will be held on Thursday, April 20 from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Woodland Park in Portage. This annual event is hosted by the Greater Portage Chamber of Commerce and is one of the best regional networking events of the year. The Portage Community & Business…

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Mark Roberts’ Uncle Jim is mean as a Snake in “New Country”

**** Recommended **** “New Country” is a “rags to riches, then turn on the people who got you there” story set in the country music industry.  The good ole boys in “New Country” are vulgar and profane.  The story is funny, but the biting humor disguises a lot of acerbic truths.  “New Country” did make…

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The Towle Theater’s “Crashing with Flamingos” is Quirky and Fun

**** Recommended **** Towle Theater’s new production, Jim Henry’s new play “Crashing with Flamingos”, is a quirky little play about married life and unexpected guests.  It’s funny yet poignant, and it has a lot to say.  Just when I thought I’d figured out where it was going, off it went in a whole new direction. …

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St. Patrick’s Celebration – Crown Point

St. Patrick’s Parade Returns To Crown Point!     The only lighted, nighttime St. Patrick’s Day parade St. Patrick’s Day parade is returning to the City of Crown Point.       The Infamous Celebration and parade will begin at dusk on Thursday, March 17, in the downtown square. Food and retail vendors will be set…

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Steppenwolf’s Production of “The Compass” is Both Creative and Unique

**** Highly Recommended **** “The Compass” absolutely blew me away!  It is unique and one of the most creative plays I’ve ever seen.    It’s just too bad there are so few public performances – and limited seating at those.  If I had any influence with Steppenwolf at all, I’d recommend they extend “The Compass” which…

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PanoramaNOW is 30 Years Old

     “The continued success of the PanoramaNOW Entertainment News, located downtown Valparaiso Indiana, is in no small way a small feat. But with the support of our loyal repeat advertisers and the loyal readers who look forward to every issue, PanoramaNOW is just as popular today as it was thirty years ago,” stated Susie Young…

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New Child Etiquette Classes Coming to NWI

As a parent, have you ever wanted to teach your child proper manners, but they just won’t listen to you? Have you ever noticed a child that has poor manners at a wedding or a formal setting that made them stand out? Well, now there’s an opportunity to teach your child and grand children the…

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Chicago Shakespeare’s “Othello” is Magnificent!

***** Highly Recommended *****  Chicago Shakespeare Theatre’s new production of “Othello” is nothing short of magnificent.  “Othello” is probably my least favorite of all Shakespeare’s plays because Iago is a bottom-feeding sociopath, but compelling performances from an excellent cast drew me right in.  I was on the edge of my seat all night!  “Othello” gets…

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CONCERTS in Valparaiso Indiana

Concerts in Valparaiso Indiana

     There are five places in Valparaiso Indiana where you can find local concerts. PanoramaNow has covered these venues on an ongoing basis over the years and been at these venues for the past thirty-five years. Front Porch Music      Front Porch Music hosts several concerts a year, usually on Saturday nights at 8:00pm (enter…

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Your Toes will be tapping at Black Ensemble Theatre’s “Doo Wop Shoo Bop”

**** Recommended **** Black Ensemble Theater is celebrating the 40th Anniversary Season with a remount of some hits from the past.  They’re starting the season with “Doo Wop Shoo Bop” and “Those Sensational Soulful ‘60s”, two fabulous musical reviews, running in repertory.  “Doo Wop Shoo Bop” is a tribute to our favorite Chicago Doo Wop…

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