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George Thorogood & the Destroyers

Join the City of Hammond’s 2016 Festival of the Lakes! 5 nights of fun on Wolf Lake, George Lake and Lake Michigan. Festival includes rides, live entertainment, Polka Party, fishing derby, vendors, games and more. Admission is $25 per car, Entertainment schedule (All Shows start at 7pm): (Please allow time to walk from your parking…

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Theatre at the Center

     Theatre at the Center provides professional, live stage plays and musicals, combining Broadway-quality productions within an intimate playing space.         In an effort to bring in new patrons of all ages, they offer an exceptionally entertaining Special Events series which presents concerts, comedy acts, behind the scenes events and children’s productions –…

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Behind the Scenes Mansion Tours

Have you ever wondered what’s behind closed doors at the historic Barker Mansion? The Behind the Scenes Tour journeys into the nooks and crannies of the building which are normally off-limits. Guests discover remnants of the past such as the central vacuum system, the furnace, and intricate electrical panels. The two-hour tour takes participants on…

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Renewing the Region Art Exhibit thru Aug. 20

Renewing the Region, an annual exhibit featuring art from recycled and repurposed objects, will open on May 16, at the Indiana Welcome Center. The exhibit will run through August 20 in the W.F. Wellman Exhibit Hall. Hundreds of artworks artworks are on display with large keystone pieces by artist and collector Jeff Fink. Fink has…

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Black Ensemble Theatre misses with “The Marvin Gaye Story”

*** Recommended *** “The Marvin Gaye Story (Don’t Talk About My Father Because God Is My Friend)” is not one of my favorite Black Ensemble Theatre productions.  As I’ve come to expect at BET, the music is the best.  The story line, on the other hand, was dark and ugly, revealing way more than I…

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Canterbury Summer Theatre returns with “Boeing Boeing”

**** Recommended **** Canterbury Summer Theatre opened their 48th season with “Boeing Boeing”, a delightfully snarky comedy set in the swinging sixties.  The talented cast got the audience laughing early on and kept them laughing right to the end.  “Boeing Boeing” made me laugh, too, so I give it 4 Spotlights. The premise of “Boeing…

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Catch the Insightful and Delightful “Thaddeus and Slocum: A Vaudeville Adventure” at Lookingglass

**** Highly Recommended **** “Thaddeus and Slocum: A Vaudeville Adventure” is a certified hit in my book!  Although the new production at Lookingglass might seem light and frivolous at first glance, it actually deals with some serious and provocative topics.  “Thaddeus and Slocum” is a show that makes classification difficult.  It has music, but it’s…

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Steppenwolf’s “Constellations” was Disappointing

** Somewhat Recommended ** I was very disappointed in “Constellations”, which seemed more like an acting exercise than a fully realized play. As I watched the actors repeat the same lines over and over, I kept thinking to myself, “Are we there yet?” I like plays with a beginning and an end; plays that actually…

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Miller Garden Club Hosts Garden walk

     Every Year, the Garden Club hosts the popular Annual Garden walk.   Elaborate secret home gardens, filled with native plants, perennials, and annuals, are open to the public during the Miller Beach Garden Club’s Annual Secret Gardens Tour. The walks are held in July on Saturday and Sunday in the Miller Beach community of…

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Barker Mansion

     The historic Barker Mansion is offering expanded tour options this summer, designed to appeal to a wide range of audiences and interests.      New this year, a self-guided tours of the first floor and garden will begin at 11 am, Tuesday through Sunday. On this exploratory tour, visitors are given guide books…

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