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2 Actors play 13 Roles in Zany Comedy “Murder for Two”

**** Highly Recommended **** I can’t remember when I’ve laughed as much and as hard as I did at Marriott Theatre’s “Murder for Two”. If you like a good murder mystery, you’ll love this whodunit. High energy, fast-paced dialogue/lyrics, campy, vampy characterizations, plenty of zany suspects, a spooky mansion, a silly twist and a pratfall…

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This ‘Horse-mad’ Reviewer loved the Tempel Lipizzans

**** Highly Recommended **** Growing up, like many other tweens and teens, I was horse-mad. I read every book about horses I could get my hands on, and I think I saw every movie about horses ever made. Ever since I saw Disney’s 1963 movie, “The Miracle of the White Stallions”, I’ve wanted to see…

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Canterbury Summer Theatre Presents Musical ‘Tick, Tick…Boom’

Canterbury Summer Theatre presents the area premiere of the musical comedy, Tick, Tick…Boom!, created by Jonathan Larson, the writer-composer of the Broadway phenomenon, Rent. The production runs July 18-28 at Canterbury Theatre, located at 807 Franklin St. Tick, Tick…Boom! was originally written as an autobiographical monologue with rock music, performed by Larson himself, and reflected…

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Moisture-Induced Diseases Infect Tomatoes, Blue Spruce

Spots on tomato leaves may be a sign that recent rains are doing more harm than good in your garden. According to Purdue Extension – Porter County, adequate moisture is necessary but with too much rain, and temperatures and humidity in the high 90s, homeowners have concerns about blight on tomatoes and their Colorado blue…

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25 Years of Summer with the Symphony

It’s time to enjoy what many people near and far consider some of the most entertaining evenings that Whiting has to offer each year, the Summer with the Symphony concerts at the Whiting Pavilion.   The Whiting Park Festival Orchestra (WPFO) is conducted by Maestro Robert Vodnoy and the idea of what has become our own…

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Laporte’s Annual Old Car Show

    The La Porte County Historical Society is hosting its 11th Annual Old Car Show on Saturday, July 21st from 9AM-3PM. The Car Show is held on the grounds of the museum located at 2405 Indiana Ave. or Highway 35 at the south entrance to La Porte. The event is open to cars 30 years…

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“The Cher Show” Dazzles!

*** Recommended *** Prepare to be dazzled, “The Cher Show” is in town. It’s fun, it’s glamorous, it’s got great music, but it really needs work. Playwright Rick Elice has chosen to frame Cher’s story inside a TV special, so a TV producer decides what will fit TV time constraints, instead of letting Cher tell…

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Spotlight associate, Jeffrey Leibham, reviews “The View Upstairs”

*** RECOMMENDED *** Not many people may remember the anti-gay massacre that occurred in New Orleans on June 24, 1973. The very popular LGBTQ bar, The UpStairs Lounge, was the location of a vicious and to-this-day unsolved arson attack that claimed the lives of 32 people. On the 40th anniversary of that tragedy the city…

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The Lady with ALL the Answers

     Janet Ulrich Brooks, making her Theatre at the Center (TATC) debut, is cast as advice columnist Ann Landers in the TATC production of The Lady With All the Answers. Previews begin July 12 with Opening Night on July 15 and performances continuing through August 12.      The Lady With All the Answers, written by…

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Festival of the Lakes 2018

     The Annual Festival of the Lakes will be held from July 18th – July 22nd in Hammond Indiana held at the Wolf Lake Memorial park. Festival includes amusement rides, food vendors, live entertainment, Polka Party, fishing derby, vendors, games and more. Admission is free, but there is $25 parking fee per car. Be prepared…

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