Category Archives: Music

East Chicago Rhythm & Soul Fest

     Come out Saturday June 15th for East Chicago’s Rhythm and Soul Fest at Washington Park located at 142nd and Parrish Ave.,      Hear T. L. Williams giving his tributes to Smokey Robinson, Minnie Riperton, KEM, Frankie Beverly & Maze and Sade.      Bring your own Lawn chair, food and drinks will be available for…

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4 Biographical Musicals We’d Love to See

     A little while back, you might have seen Panoramanow’s glowing review of “Jersey Boys,” which has become one of the more special and timeless musicals of all time. At this point, it’s beloved as its own project. But, it’s also proven that the music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons has staying power…

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You’ll learn to drum at Djembe!”

**** Highly Recommended **** “Djembe!” (pronounced jem-bay) is an exuberant, joyful experience and I really enjoyed it! Who knew that by the end of the show, everyone in the building would actually be drumming? Even me? Amazing! I have absolutely no musical talent whatsoever but I was drumming by the end! I had so much…

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“Dames at Sea” Comes to Munster

Cast Announcements    Dames at Sea, a long-running Off-Broadway hit that brought stardom to Bernadette Peters in 1969, opened on Broadway in 2015 to another round of rave reviews. This fun, campy show, based on the nostalgia of Hollywood musicals of the 1930s, is in the spotlight on Theatre at the Center’s main stage for…

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Front Porch Music Festival,

Join us for the 6th annual Front Porch Music Festival, 2018 IN THE CASE OF RAIN WE WILL MOVE THE FESTIVAL UNDER THE URSCHEL PAVILION IN CENTRAL PARK!! $15 per ticket ($5 per child 12 & under) For the last 6 years we have tried to share with Northwest Indiana some of the things that…

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“Ariodante” – Review by Jeffrey Leibham

***RECOMMENDED*** There is always good reason to celebrate when new operas join the repertoire of major opera houses. “Ariodante” at the Lyric Opera is no exception. It is somewhat shocking that George Frideric Handel’s 1735 masterwork has never been seen at Lyric in their 64 years of existence but the long-awaited premiere of this Baroque…

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“La traviata” – Review by Jeffrey Leibham

****HIGHLY RECOMMENDED**** If you are a fan of classic operas presented in a very traditional manner and incorporating a mostly conventional approach to the narrative, then the current production of Lyric’s “La traviata” is a must-see. Giuseppe Verdi’s 1853 work, which is far and away the most romantic of his numerous creations, remains one of…

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“Elektra” – Review by Jeffrey Leibham

****HIGHLY RECOMMENDED**** To put it quite simply, Lyric’s current production of “Elektra” is electrifying! On opening night there was a pre-curtain announcement made from the stage that Swedish soprano Nina Stemme — making her highly-anticipated Lyric debut in the title role that has earned her widespread acclaim at the Metropolitan Opera, Berlin, Munich and Vienna…

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The LCSO Welcomes Tim King as Interim Executive Director

     Tim King returns to the LCSO on an interim basis as Executive Director, a role previously held in 2015. King is a former Executive Director of The Louisville Orchestra and moved to the La Porte area in 2013 upon his retirement. King also chaired the LCSO’s successful A La Carte Series which has raised approximately…

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January Shows at Munster’s Theatre at the Center

  – Theatre at the Center (TATC), the only professional theater company where you can Experience Broadway in Northwest Indiana, has confirmed the Special Events lineup for its 2019 Season. Ralph’s World (11 a.m. January 5) kicks off the 2019 Special Events Season. It’s the mega-fun musical planet where kids rock and dance to their…

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