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Eamonn Walker stars in “Between Riverside and Crazy”

**** Recommended **** Love, loyalty and friendship are taxed to the max in Steppenwolf’s new production, “Between Riverside and Crazy”.  Don’t let the language put you off, this play is very, very good.  I’m still not sure if I loved it or hated it, which guaranteed interesting conversation on the way home.  I give “Between…

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Fox Art & Music Festival

The First Fox Art and Music Festival for 2016 will be held on Saturday, July 23rd from 10am – 6pm. There will be Professional artists, live art, vendors, food, live music all day. Bring a lawn chair to relax and enjoy the music. Some of the Visual Artists Include: Barbara Krok, Robin Embry, Johnny Castelleja,…

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Chesterton Art Fair – Cancelled

    The Annual Chesterton Art Fair features more than 80 “juried” artists including residents of Lake, LaPorte and Porter counties and is THE Art Event of the year will be held August 1st and 2nd, 2020. The benefit of having a “juried art show” is that you really get quality art when it’s a juried…

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“WOZ: A Rock Cabaret” deserves a Regular Run

***** Highly Recommended **** It’s a shame that “WOZ: A Rock Cabaret” is only playing at Victory Gardens for a weekend.  I have to agree with my compatriot, Alan Bresloff, in saying that this show deserves a regular run somewhere.  It is an amazingly fun show which roughly follows the Oz story line!  Although there…

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“My Son, the Waiter: A Jewish Tragedy” is Hilarious!

**** Highly Recommended **** If you’re in the mood for some laughs, you’ll definitely want to head for Skokie to see Brad Zimmerman’s one-man show, “My Son, the Waiter: A Jewish Tragedy”, it’s absolutely hilarious! Zimmerman got everyone laughing with a ‘test’ joke, and they just kept coming after that. In a not quite stand-up…

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Towle Theater’s Dark and Brooding “House of Mirrors & Hearts”

*** Recommended *** The Towle Theater’s new production, “The House of Mirrors & Hearts”, is a dark, brooding yet ultimately hopeful story.  It’s not quite a musical, although it has beautiful, haunting music.  I would call it a play with music, instead.  The subject matter is difficult, so I can’t really say I liked the…

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First Folio’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” will have You Laughing!

**** Highly Recommended ****  I love seeing Shakespeare under the stars.  With its forest setting, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is an ideal choice for First Folio’s 20th anniversary on the outdoor stage.  Nay-sayers aside, we know that Shakespeare doesn’t have to be heavy going.  In fact, Director Hayley Rice’s light-hearted approach had the audience chuckling. …

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Byway Brewing is Indiana Brewery of the Year

– After a weekend full of tasting, deliberation, and more tasting, Byway Brewing Company swept the professional division at the 18th Indiana Brewers’ Cup Competition by picking up the title of Grand Champion Brewery of the Year, Indiana Brewery of the Year, and Best in Show.  Founded in 2013 by Dave Toth, Tom Duszynski, and…

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Notre Dame Shakespeare Fest at Taltree

The Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival (NDSF) is pleased to announce that their 2016 Young Company production of William Shakespeare’s Pericles will be performing at outdoor venues throughout Michiana (July 17–August 22), with the premiere performance taking place at Taltree Arboretum & Gardens’ during the nonprofit’s Shakespeare Festival on Sunday, July 17th! According to director Cameron…

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Whiting Symphony in the Park Concerts

Announcing the Whiting Park Festival Orchestra 2022 concert Series: July 22, 2023: Symphonic Showcase August 5, 2023 The American Songbook with Helen Welch, vocalist August 19, 2023: The Piano Goes to the Movies with Robert Auler, pianist September 3, 2023: Let Freedom Ring: Annual Labor Day Sunday Spectacular with Fireworks Details and programs coming soon!…

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