Category Archives: Music

Portage Summer Music Fest July 1st

Enjoy  a fabulous variety of FREE live musical entertainment– right here in Portage, Indiana! Come on down to a rockin’ summer music fest, outdoors at Founders Square Park!  Diamond & Elvis, dec8de, and Nicole Jamrose Band will be performing on Sunday, July 1, 2018, between 3:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., at  the Indiana American Water…

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Bobby Darin’s Biggest Hits by Christopher Kale Jones

Christopher Kale Jones will pay tribute to Bobby Darin, one of entertainment’s most iconic talents, in Darin: Bobby’s Biggest Hits Live!, an exclusive engagement at Theatre at the Center (TATC) on Saturday, June 16 for two performances only, 3:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.   Christopher Kale Jones trained as an actor and singer at Northwestern University…

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Music Fest in Portage on June 3rd

     Enjoy a Sunday of fabulous FREE live musical entertainment– right here in Portage, Indiana, at the first big music fest of summer 2018, outdoors at Founders Square Park!  Calumet Band, The Salt Exchange, and Soundz of Santana will perform between 3:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 3rd, at  the  Indiana American Water…

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Roman Invasion Symphony Concert – Valpo

Join Maestro Troy Webdell and South Shore Orchestra for a grand scale symphonic concert on Friday, June 1 at 7:30 at Memorial Opera House. Music of Italian composer Ottorino Respighi will showcase his famed epic tone poems The Fountains of Rome and The Pines of Rome. Chaccone for violin and orchestra will be performed by…

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Forever Plaid Musical Revue – Munster

Matt Edmonds, in the role of Sparky, Adam LaSalle as Francis, Yando Lopez as Jinx and Christopher Ratliff as Smudge star in Theatre at the Center’s spring musical Forever Plaid.  Previews begin May 3 with Opening Night May 6 and performances continuing through June 3.      Forever Plaid, written by Stuart Ross, is a musical…

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Hersey Felder is Amazing as “Our Great Tchaikovsky”

**** Highly Recommended **** It’s difficult to classify Hersey Felder’s “Our Great Tchaikovsky”. A one-man show, it’s not exactly a play, but it’s not a musical either. It’s not a concert, although you will hear a concert-level piano performance. As with all of his previous meticulously researched characters, Felder becomes Tchaikovsky in an enthralling performance…

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Jeffrey Leibham reviews “Il Pigmalione & Rita” …

****HIGHLY RECOMMENDED**** Chicago Opera Theater has devised a brilliant concept for its third and final production of the 2017/2018 season. They have chosen to present two works of Italian composer Gaetano Donizetti. The first is “Il Pigmalione” which was the first opera that Donizetti composed followed by “Rita” which was one of the very last.…

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Symphony Show Tunes Mother

Join the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra and Music Director/Conductor Kirk Muspratt for Show Boat & Show Tunes, with TWO SHOWS Friday, May 11, 2018 at 7:30 pm at The Auditorium at Bethel Church in Crown Point and Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 7:30pm at Monbeck Auditorium in Highland High School.  The concert will feature guest…

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Spotlight on Lake associate Jeffrey Leibham reviews “Fellow Travelers”

****HIGHLY RECOMMENDED**** Many people may not be familiar with Frank Kameny. A U.S. veteran who later worked for the U.S. Army’s Map Service in Washington, D.C., Kameny was fired from his job in 1957 for being a gay man. He later took legal action against the U.S. Civil Service Commission in a case which is…

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Everyone loves “Just Dance Live”

**** Recommended **** “Just Dance Live” is a family dance extravaganza. In case you didn’t know – and I didn’t – “Just Dance” is a popular video game in which the players mimic the choreography shown on the screen. Almost everyone else in the Aon Ballroom at Navy Pier – moms, dads, and kids of…

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