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Apple Fest at Garwood Orchards 2021

     Held in September each year, this is THE area event for Fall 2021! The Apple Fest Art and Craft Show takes place on Saturday and Sunday September 11th and 12th, 2021 from 9am – 4pm at Garwood Orchards in LaPorte, Indiana.      For 39 years running! Crafts, arts, jewelry, ornamentals… it’s more…

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Guys and Dolls Coming To LaPorte in October

      Considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy, Guys and Dolls ran for 1,200 performances when it opened on Broadway in 1950. It received nearly unanimous positive reviews from critics and won a bevy of awards, including Tony Awards, Drama Desks and Oliviers.      Frequently revived, the show has been…

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Footlight Players Announces 2021-22 Season

     At the June 8th meeting,  the Footlight Players membership voted into officers and of Directors for their 72nd theatre season. The President-Chris West, Vice President-Laura Meyer, Secretary-Bobbi Ann Lauritsen, and Treasurer Bill Wild, will be joined by the three General Board Members, Thom Nelson, Janice Rice, and Jill Thomas to govern over the…

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Steel Magnolias Opens at Footlight Players

     “STEEL MAGNOLIAS”  is an all-time favorite comedy that will open at Footlight Players September 3rd thru September 12th.         Written by Robert Harling and directed by Janice Rice, with Bryan Redeagle as her Assistant Director, the action is set in a beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana where all the ladies in…

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LaPorte Air Fair to Feature the B-25 at the LaPorte Airport

     The Laporte Municipal Airport will be presenting their first Annual Air Fair from August 9th through August 15th, 2021 featuring the  The B-25 “Maid in the Shade.”       Air Fair hours are 9am – 6pm Tuesday thru Sunday. Tours of the B-25 are Tuesday thru Thursday NS  and Fri-Sun from 2-6pm, Rides are…

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Historic Barker Mansion Gets New Owner / Management

Located downtown Michigan City the city has transferred ownership of the Historic Barker Mansion to “The Barker Welfare Foundation.” The Barker Mansion is a historic home and living museum that seeks to preserve the history of the Barker family business and philanthropy in Michigan City. Tours, exhibits, programs and events provide it’s usefulness to the…

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“Ordinary Days” – Review by Carol Moore

     Canterbury Theatre’ third musical of the season, “Ordinary Days” is an intimate chamber musical about four people trying to find their way in the big city. It’s a charming and very moving show and I highly recommend it. 3 ½ Spotlights.      Thirty-something Jason (Jacob Ryan Martinez), finally ready to commit, he…

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Michigan City Chamber Music Festival Returns In August

     Three Michigan City Chamber Music Festival Concerts are planned for August 2021 both live and online.        A live, in-person concert on Thursday, August 12th at 1st Presbyterian Church, Michigan City at 7pm, IN, featuring two stunning works:  First, Festival-favorites Zofia Glashauser and Nic Orbovich will perform the virtuosic, Duo Concertante by…

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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – Season Finale

Canterbury Summer Theatre presents its final production of the 2021 season with the thriller, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, running August 5-7. The theatre is located at 807 Franklin Street in Michigan City. This adaptation by Jeffrey Hatcher is a new and shocking version of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic tale of depravity, lust, love and…

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Cabaret At Friendship Gardens Features Singers from Dunes Summer Theatre

     On Friday, July 30th, a “Cabaret at the Gardens” will be performed at The Friendship Botanic Gardens’ Pavilion in Michigan City, Indiana.  This special Cabaret show is directed by Steve Scott, the Dunes Arts resident guest director and artistic associate at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre. Musical accompaniment will be provided by Andrew Flasch, Dunes…

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