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2014-06-06T01:00:00Z 2014-06-22T19:22:09Z Feature Focus nwitimes.com
June 06, 2014 1:00 am

Sting's 'Last Ship' to sail in Chicago

Broadway in Chicago will present the world premiere pre-Broadway run of Sting's new musical "The Last Ship" beginning next week in the Windy City.

"The Last Ship" starts previews June 10 and runs through July 13 at the Bank of America Theatre, 18 W. Monroe St. The show, written by Grammy-winning musician/singer/songwriter Sting is inspired by his memories growing up in the shipbuilding town of Wallsend, England.

Sting will also perform a song from the musical at the 68th annual Tony Awards which will be broadcast live from New York on Sunday.

FYI: Tickets and information for "The Last Ship" are available at (800) 775-2000 and BroadwayInChicago.com. - Eloise Marie Valadez

Movie Night at Marquette Park

Drive-in movie fans will enjoy tonight's showing of "Frozen" and "The Hunger Games 2" at Gary's Marquette Park. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. with the first movie starting at dusk.

Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson launched the outdoor movies last September.

"I am so glad that we are able to bring the drive-in movie back this year," said Freeman-Wilson. "Once again, it will be a fun, affordable night out for the family with Lake Michigan as a beautiful backdrop."

In addition, there will be snack vendors and an inflatable entertainment area for children. For information and prices, call (219) 938-7363. - Times Staff

Underwood wins CMT video of year

Carrie Underwood's special connection with CMT viewers helped her continue her run at the CMT Awards — and crash Luke Bryan's party.

Underwood won her third straight video of the year Wednesday night, taking the top honor for the fifth time with "See You Again." The "American Idol" champion is CMT's top overall winner with 11 belt buckles in her career.

Underwood managed to horn in on all the fun top winners Bryan and Florida Georgia Line were having. The two acts teamed up to win collaboration of the year for "This Is How We Roll" — a song they performed at the top of the show with Jason Derulo and ZZ Top and released as a remix with Derulo — and each won another belt buckle trophy.

Underwood teamed with Miranda Lambert to shut down the show with their song "Somethin' Bad" and was clearly surprised when she took fan-voted video of the year. AP

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