“Million Dollar Quartet is a Rockin’ Good Time!

**** Recommended **** “Million Dollar Quartet” is an experience, an evening of in-your-face rock and roll!  More than half a million people have seen the show during its six-year run in Chicago.  Unfortunately, that run is coming to an end on January 17th, so for a few more days, you can still see Johnny Cash,…

Continue Reading →

shelf ice brewfest panoramanow

Shelf Ice Brew Fest Coming to Michigan City

The 5th annual Shelf Ice Brewfest will be held on Saturday, February 19, 2022 from 1- 5pm, (VIP entry at noon), located outdoors on Franklin Street between 6th and 8th Streets to highlight the best brew masters in the Great Lakes Area. Craft brewers from Indiana, Michigan, and beyond will be pouring their delicious concoctions…

Continue Reading →

DynamiteDivas BHoliday

Love the “Dynamite Divas”, Roberta, Nancy, Gladys, Aretha; forget about the Story

**** Recommended **** Four leading ladies of soul – Roberta Flack, Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight and Nancy Wilson – are Black Ensemble Theatre’s “Dynamite Divas: A Tribute to Women of Soul”.  If you’re looking for a show that’s pure musical fun, then this is the one for you!  The talent level on that stage is…

Continue Reading →

BaritonesUnbound guitars

Move over Tenors, the Baritones are in Town

***** Highly Recommended ***** Spending an evening at “Baritones Unbound” was a delight!  Whenever I hear that Hersey Felder is producing a show, I know it will be a musical treat, and “Baritones Unbound” was no exception.  The dialogue was a little rough, but I can’t tell you what a treat it was, to hear…

Continue Reading →

Northwest Indiana dining

Panorama Restaurant Reviews

Experience Steve’s Lounge in Hegewisch Located in an almost forgotten corner of southeast Chicago, in the quaint and historic neighborhood of Hegewisch is an isolated blue collar community boarded by Lake Calumet, railroad tracks and the Ford assembly plant you’ll find Steve’s Lounge. It is in this almost ideal “classic tavern” environment that one can…

Continue Reading →

New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve  Click here for more info: on these events 12/31/2018 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm Family Fun at Deep River Park Deep River County Park, Hobart in 12/31/2018 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm New Year’s Eve at Deep River Park Deep River County Park, Hobart in 12/31/2018 6:00 pm – 11:30 pm New…

Continue Reading →

special consensus

Special Consensus Visits Valparaiso

THE SPECIAL CONSENSUS is a four person acoustic bluegrass band that began performing in the Midwest in the spring of 1975.The first band album was released in 1979 when the band began touring on a national basis. In 1984, The Special Consensus initiated the Traditional American Music (TAM) Program in schools across the country and…

Continue Reading →


The Small Set loved “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical”

**** Recommended **** I would have liked to take my granddaughter, Molly, to see “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical” at the Rosemont Theatre tonight, but she had another commitment.  There were lots of other small people sitting all around me, however, who thoroughly enjoyed “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”.   Although I thought it ran a…

Continue Reading →

Domesticated sidebyside

Like It or Not, Steppenwolf’s “Domesticated” will start a Conversation

**** Recommended **** “Domesticated”, the new production at Steppenwolf, is an incredibly interesting play, but I’m not sure I liked it.  It’s nominally about a woman who stood behind her man, but then she made his life miserable thereafter.  Although his behavior was reprehensible, her choices certainly contributed to their woes.  It did make for…

Continue Reading →

TwistYourDickens ChristmasPresent

Second City and the Goodman present “Twist Your Dickens”

**** Highly Recommended **** “Twist Your Dickens” is an absolute hoot!  At the same time as Larry Yando is wowing audiences in the Goodman Theatre’s traditional production of “The Christmas Carol” in the Albert Theatre, Second City has taken over the Owen with “Twist Your Dickens”.  Even though it’s the second time around, I still…

Continue Reading →