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Spring is the Time For Business Expos!

     There are three very special Northwest Indiana Business Expos coming up that you all should be aware of. Spring comes and goes so fast, here’s an outline of the Northwest Indiana Chambers of Commerce Business Expos in Hobart, Portage and Michigan City that are very close at hand.        The 2024…

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Disappointing “Matilda The Musical” at the Oriental

*** Somewhat Recommended*** I had hoped to take my almost seven-year-old granddaughter to see the stage adaptation of Roald Dahl’s children’s book, “Matilda The Musical”, but since it was spring break, she was off skiing in Colorado.  Now, I’m glad she was away.  Honestly, I don’t know what the buzz was all about.  Child abuse…

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Moon Over Buffalo by Marian Theatre Guild Whiting

The Marian Theatre Guild’s spring offering is Ken Ludwig’s fast paced comedy  “Moon Over Buffalo” directed by Jayma Kay Emerson. Last spring Jayma directed  Ludwig’s “Lend Me a Tenor,”  a similar comedy where there’s never  a boring moment with players entering and exiting at a quick pace.  When asked what she thought the similarities were…

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Paramount’s “West Side Story” is Spectacular!

**** Highly Recommended **** Paramount Theatre’s spectacular production of “West Side Story” phis definitely one of the best I’ve ever seen.  Combine Leonard Bernstein’s glorious music and Steven Sondheim’s amazing lyrics, and you have one of the best musicals ever written.  Although it premiered more than fifty years ago, “West Side Story” is continues to…

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Northlight’s “Butler” is a Fascinating Glimpse of History

**** Highly Recommended **** First of all, “Butler” is not about a servant in the White House or anywhere else.  Actually, the “Butler” in the title is Benjamin Franklin Butler, a Major General in the Union Army during the Civil War.  Playwright Richard Strand took a single line in Butler’s bio and turned it into…

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Easter Champagne Brunch Valparaiso

Enjoy a delicious Champagne Brunch with the whole family! And Visit the Easter Bunny! Hear Live Smooth Jazz performed by Keenan Baxter from 11am – 1pm at the Silver Spoon Restaurant located downtown Valparaiso at 15 E. Lincolnway, Valparaiso, Indiana. The Silver Spoon Restaurant is a new intimate, upscale breakfast/ lunch restaurant and bar. The…

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“The Matchmaker” will keep You Laughing!

**** Highly Recommended **** I really enjoyed Goodman Theatre’s delightful revival of Thornton Wilder’s 1955 farce, “The Matchmaker”.  Some people might have preferred a production of “Hello, Dolly!”, David Merrick’s flashy musical hit based on “The Matchmaker”, but I’m glad the Goodman opted for the original.  I laughed and laughed, so “The Matchmaker” gets 4…

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Mother’s Day Events Northwest Indiana

To Find the NwIndiana Mother’s Day Events all on One Page! Click HERE!  This is a Sampling of Possible Locations – Please Call These Places to Check and  Make Reservations! Every Day is a Good Day In NWI.! Great Oaks Banquets Mother’s Day Menu Dine-In or Carry-Out 219-374-8000 CEDAR LAKE   Mother’s Day Brunch One…

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Easter Egg Hunts Northwest Indiana

Find the NwIndiana Easter   Events All on One Page! Click HERE:      Easter egg hunts and rolls, Easter parades, and visits from the Easter Bunny are the most common types of secular activities taking place in communities across Northwest Indiana. You’ll find Photos with the Easter Bunny, Breakfast with the Easter Bunny and Easter Parades…

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Wine Pairing Basics

by Chris Mauch      Spring is right around the corner and with it, the holiday dishes of Valentines, Easter, and Mother’s Day. Are you one of the millions of people who are serving ham? If so, then you may have some problems trying to figure out which wine to serve. Ham can be hard…

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