Stage anniversaries abound: Theater 2014-15 season announcements include exciting runs and world premieres in Chicago

Stage anniversaries abound: Theater 2014-15 season announcements include exciting runs and world premieres in Chicago

A blend of both new and classic stage story favorites are the highlights for the launch of new seasons at Chicago's biggest theaters.

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Rocker Janet Beveridge Bean lives the beach life

Rocker Janet Beveridge Bean lives the beach life

Bean certainly isn't into bland. And the Miller Beach vibe was just what she and her husband were looking for in choosing a second home.

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Art Nouveau: How the Lubeznik Center is evolving with Michigan City

Art Nouveau: How the Lubeznik Center is evolving with Michigan City

Things are lively at the Lubeznik Center for the Arts, where new opportunities for enjoyment of art in its many forms are popping up all the time.

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MIDDLEAGEZZ: The Non-Sporting Life and What I Like About Professional Athletes

MIDDLEAGEZZ:  The Non-Sporting Life and What I Like About Professional Athletes

A wise sportswriter once wrote that the wonderful thing about spectator sports is the fact that at the end of day whether “your” team or “your…

September 15, 2014 3:00 am

As Seen on TV: Morning news comical trio returns to center stage at Theatre at the Center

As Seen on TV: Morning news comical trio returns to center stage at Theatre at the Center

After a successful near sold-out one-night performance on the Munster stage in 2012, the three-of-a-kind comedy names are returning for anothe…

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Scooping up sweet flavors: Jodi's Italian Ice Factory delivers unique creations

Scooping up sweet flavors: Jodi's Italian Ice Factory delivers unique creations

Jodi and Brian Tillman have the recipe for love and a superb Italian ice.

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Modern Ambient Music: Heard but not seen, the anti-social, anti-rock-star form

Modern Ambient Music: Heard but not seen, the anti-social, anti-rock-star form

There is no easy way to enter this realm, nor is there a clear path back to the origination of the sound creation known as ambient music. When…

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Emotional Investor: Celebrating the Life and Digital Arts of O’Shea McCarthy

Emotional Investor: Celebrating the Life and Digital Arts of O’Shea McCarthy

Have you ever listened to a song and been taken back to a place, a point in time or simply felt your emotions swayed by the music? O’Shea McCa…

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Scott Covert and the Forever Grateful Dead

Scott Covert and the Forever Grateful Dead

Scott Covert's new show will open on August 8 with an artist's reception and refreshments starting that evening at 5pm at Firme in Beverly Shores.

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Fine Art on the Farm has something for everyone

Art show producer Shireen Cline from KoZmo Events and Lori Kimmel from Homestead 1835 in New Carlisle are collaborating for the first time in …

July 24, 2014 12:00 am

Quotes on O'Shea McCarthy and his music

Quotes on O'Shea McCarthy and his music

“Shea was just always musically inclined and artistic, even when he was little. He played the piano and then the guitar, but he was a drummer.…

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Gary Shakespeare Company brings the Bard to Steel City

Gary Shakespeare Company brings the Bard to Steel City

Corya Channing asks me to wait a second as she steps outside the black box-style theatre, home to the Gary Shakespeare Co., in the Miller Beac…

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Stage Right: Theatre at the Center in Munster celebrating 25th Anniversary with world premiere work

Stage Right: Theatre at the Center in Munster celebrating 25th Anniversary with world premiere work

When planning each annual season of selected stage productions for audiences at Theatre at the Center in Munster, General Manager Richard Frie…

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'Game of Thrones' earns a leading 19 Emmy nods

'Game of Thrones' earns a leading 19 Emmy nods

Emmy voters may need to steel themselves to sort through this year's top nominees: a macabre, medieval-style tale; a meth kingpin and his viol…

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Review: Thumbs up for Ebert doc 'Life Itself'

Review: Thumbs up for Ebert doc 'Life Itself'

If Roger Ebert had never written a film review or dramatically articulated his thumb, he would have still been a man to admire.

July 06, 2014 5:37 pm

20th annual Essence Fest kicks off in New Orleans

20th annual Essence Fest kicks off in New Orleans

Music lovers danced under the sun — some with umbrellas in hand — to the rhythms of Corey Henry's Treme Funket brass band on the bank of the M…

July 04, 2014 1:00 am

McCartney's 'Out There' show ready for Chicago

McCartney's 'Out There' show ready for Chicago

Former Beatle Paul McCartney kicks off the U.S portion of his "Out There" tour Saturday in Albany, New York.

July 03, 2014 5:00 pm

HBO film explores marriages from their start

HBO film explores marriages from their start

As filmmaker Doug Block sat in a coffee shop talking about his "112 Weddings" documentary, a stranger interrupted him to talk about the state …

June 28, 2014 5:40 pm

In Theaters This Weekend

In Theaters This Weekend

Transformers: Age of Extinction 2 hr 37 min | PG-13 | Released June 26

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'The Last Ship:' Sting's maiden voyage drops anchor in Chicago

'The Last Ship:' Sting's maiden voyage drops anchor in Chicago

One of the most anticipated musicals of the year has sailed into the Windy City.

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Legendary Michael Jackson celebrated in Cirque du Soleil show

Legendary Michael Jackson celebrated in Cirque du Soleil show

The magic of majestic circus arts and the music of the legendary King of Pop combine on stage for the Chicagoland return of a unique production.

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Queen reigns in Chicago concert

Queen reigns in Chicago concert

One of the bands that's considered music royalty held court in Chicago last week.

June 23, 2014 2:45 pm

In Theaters This Weekend

In Theaters This Weekend

Jersey Boys 2 hr 14 min | R | Released June 20

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Israel's blues king Lazer Lloyd returns to U.S. homeland

Israel's blues king Lazer Lloyd returns to U.S. homeland

After a chance meeting with a homeless man in New York’s Central Park more than 20 years ago, American-born musician Lazer Lloyd walked away f…

June 19, 2014 1:00 am

Baby boomers celebrated with South Shore exhibit

Baby boomers celebrated with South Shore exhibit

John Cain, executive director of South Shore Arts and curator of its “Baby Boom or Bust!” exhibit, found his inspiration for his show from a p…

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Rush Hour concerts a 'free' way to enjoy music

Rush Hour concerts a 'free' way to enjoy music

Music fans who work in downtown Chicago can enjoy a variety of genres during the annual summer season of "Rush Hour Concerts."

June 17, 2014 4:00 pm

Shelf Life: Experiencing authentic Chicago Blues

Shelf Life: Experiencing authentic Chicago Blues

Marcus Goldman, a successful young author albeit one currently suffering from writer's block, takes a journey to the village of Somerset, N.H.…

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The Fine Art of Artful Living: The Harbor Shores art collection

The Fine Art of Artful Living: The Harbor Shores art collection

In the words of travel writer Miriam Beard, "certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and perman…

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Music and Movies: Symphony to play tunes from popular films

Music and Movies: Symphony to play tunes from popular films

The magic of film and music will unfold in the performance spotlight when Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra presents the program "Symphony …

June 13, 2014 1:00 am

In Theaters This Weekend

In Theaters This Weekend

How to Train Your Dragon 2 1 hr 45 min | PG | Released June 13

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Local Scene: Region bikers and bands rally for Special Olympics athletes

Local Scene: Region bikers and bands rally for Special Olympics athletes

The annual “Livin’ It Up Benefit for Porter County Special Olympics” has grown considerably since last year and now includes a bike run, bike …

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Shelf Life: Author uses experience and history to put herself in others' shoes

Shelf Life: Author uses experience and history to put herself in others' shoes

Marcus Goldman, a successful young author albeit one currently suffering from writer's block, takes a journey to the village of Somerset, N.H.…

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Sting's 'Last Ship' to sail in Chicago

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.

June 05, 2014 5:45 pm

In Theaters This Weekend

In Theaters This Weekend

The Fault in our Stars 2 hr 5 min | PG-13 | Released June 6

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Local Scene: Songs of Summer

Local Scene: Songs of Summer

As a radio DJ for many years, it is often my job to dictate people’s moods with the music I play and provide a soundtrack to their good times.…

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Shelf Life: Writer's block gives way to a plot full of twist and turns in New England

Shelf Life: Writer's block gives way to a plot full of twist and turns in New England

Marcus Goldman, a successful young author albeit one currently suffering from writer's block, takes a journey to the village of Somerset, N.H.…

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He's got the Magic: Schererville teen performs card magic around the region

He's got the Magic: Schererville teen performs card magic around the region

Not every teenager spends their 16th birthday at a magic shop in Chicago, but Nathan Colwell of Schererville did.

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Slipping into some old Shoes in Valpo

Slipping into some old Shoes in Valpo

In the late 1970s the Midwest and in particular Chicago was buzzing with major record labels looking for the next corn-fed rock ‘n’ roll band …

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In Theaters This Weekend

In Theaters This Weekend

Maleficent 1 hr 38 min | PG | Released May 30

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Local Scene: Devilish duo offer "Variety" of vintage entertainment

Local Scene: Devilish duo offer "Variety" of vintage entertainment

Tired of trudging out to local watering holes and seeing bands or singing karaoke on the weekends? Looking for something different? May I sugg…

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Classic sounds of summer

The sounds of classical music will star on various outdoor stages this summer courtesy of local orchestras.

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The 70th Anniversary of the Capture of the U-505: A Story and An Experience

The 70th Anniversary of the Capture of the U-505: A Story and An Experience

The story behind the U-505, a German submarine housed at the Museum of Science and Industry is a series of victories, miracles, timing and good luck.

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U-505 EXHIBIT AT MSI – THE BASICS

U-505 EXHIBIT AT MSI  – THE BASICS

The exhibition covers 35,000 square feet of space at the museum.

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RICHARD VILLARS: Life on a U.S. nuclear submarine in the 1960s

RICHARD VILLARS: Life on a U.S. nuclear submarine in the 1960s

Richard Villars cares very much about veterans and thinks it is quite unfair that so many people do not understand the sacrifice made when you…

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May 22, 2014 3:43 pm

In Theaters This Weekend

In Theaters This Weekend

X-Men: Days of Futures Past | PG-13 | Released May 23

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Local Scene: Musical youth step up and tune up for their church

Local Scene: Musical youth step up and tune up for their church

Northwest Indiana’s four-piece Capernuam — LeAnn Stutler (lead vocals, guitar, mandolin, and saxophone), Will Wyatt (drums, vocals), Mark Lugo…

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Colorful Career: Classic crooner Bobby Vinton happy for return Blue Chip visit

Colorful Career: Classic crooner Bobby Vinton happy for return Blue Chip visit

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

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