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April 04, 2014 12:00 am

'Eve of Jackie' in spotlight

West Side Theatre Guild will present "The Eve of Jackie" starring Chester (Chess) Gregory at 7 p.m. April 18 at West Side Theatre, 900 Gerry St., Gary. Gregory, a Gary native and Broadway veteran, starred as Jackie Wilson in the celebrated "The Jackie Wilson Story" written by Chicago's Black Ensemble Theatre founder Jackie Taylor. "The Eve of Jackie" looks at Wilson during his last concert, where he shares his feelings on his life and career. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. To purchase tickets, visit eventbrite.com or call (219) 791-3513.

Jeffrey Osborne to perform

Jeffrey Osborne and Average White Band will take the stage at 8 p.m. today at The Venue at Hammond's Horseshoe Casino, 777 Casino Center Drive. Tickets are $50 to $75. Visit horseshoehammond.com.

Lubeznik to host Ronny Cox

Musician/actor/songwriter Ronny Cox will perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Lubeznik Center for the Arts, 101 W. Second St., Michigan City. Cox is known for his role as the banjo player in the film "Deliverance" and starred in the television series "Apple's Way," among other projects. The show is presented in partnership with Purdue University North Central Department of English and Modern Languages. Call (219) 874-4900 for tickets or visit lubeznikcenter.org. The cost is $15 for LCA members and $20 for nonmembers.

See 'Generation Sex' at GSU

Teatro Luna will present the play "Generation Sex" at 8 p.m. April 11 at The Center for Performing Arts at Governors State University, 1 University Parkway, University Park, Ill. Tickets are $25. Call (708) 235-2222.

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