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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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Sinatra Forever Concert, Hammond Indiana

       Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and the Hammond Port Authority are proud to host at the Pavilion at Wolf Lake for Sinatra Forever on Saturday, September 10th, 2022.        Sinatra Forever: A Salute to Frank Sinatra is a concert that pays homage to the greatest singer of all time.      Sinatra Forever…

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Village People at Pierogi Festival

Pierogi Fest® is pleased to announce that the Kings of Disco, the one and only VILLAGE PEOPLE are coming to this year’s festival at Oil City Stadium. Although the festival features five performance stages, this is the first time in Pierogi Fest’s 22 years that it has featured a major act. Village People  have sold…

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Historical Prominent People in LaPorte

In conjunction with the La Porte County Historical Society’s approved project exhibit celebrating the Bicentennial of Indiana entitled Prominent People of La Porte County, Fern Eddy Schultz, La Porte County (IN) Historian will be presenting a program on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 1:00 at the LaPorte County Museum.  The presentation, The Rest of the…

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