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Our Town: Highland looks at its decaying movie house and thinks big

Our Town: Highland looks at its decaying movie house and thinks big

Shore checks on the status of a long-gestating effort to revitalize Highland's sleepy arts and nightlife scene by rebuilding the perpetually d…

September 21, 2014 11:06 am Photos

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South Shore Arts thinks "everykid" deserves a chance to be an artist

South Shore Arts thinks "everykid" deserves a chance to be an artist

South Shore Arts' everykid program served 7000 kids in early 2000. Today the program serves 30,000 kids in Lake and Porter counties.

September 21, 2014 11:06 am Photos

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Twisted glad tidings: Rock icon Dee Snider bringing family fun holiday surprises for new Chicago stage run

Twisted glad tidings: Rock icon Dee Snider bringing family fun holiday surprises for new Chicago stage run

Rock star Dee Snider recalls how excited he was when he saw his first big Christmas stage show in New York.

September 18, 2014 12:00 am Video Photos

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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.

September 18, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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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.

September 17, 2014 11:06 am Photos

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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…

August 10, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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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.

July 24, 2014 5:25 pm Photos

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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

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…

July 22, 2014 3:51 pm Photos

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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…

July 18, 2014 2:00 pm Photos

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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.

June 25, 2014 9:55 pm Photos

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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…

June 18, 2014 10:43 pm Photos

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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…

June 13, 2014 5:17 pm Photos

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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

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.

June 01, 2014 8:00 am Photos

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Wicker Park and Bucktown: Discover good eats and unique boutiques in these Windy City neighborhoods

Wicker Park and Bucktown: Discover good eats and unique boutiques in these Windy City neighborhoods

While the Mag Mile, Millennium Park and Navy Pier never seem to get old, try somewhere new this summer while visiting Chicago and discover the…

May 19, 2014 9:00 am Photos

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Broadway and Babs' Basement: Michael Urie toasting and roasting Streisand on stage in 'Buyer & Cellar'

Broadway and Babs' Basement: Michael Urie toasting and roasting Streisand on stage in 'Buyer & Cellar'

Actor Michael Urie welcomed a range of noted names backstage in New York while starring in last year's Off-Broadway run of the smash-hit "Buye…

May 16, 2014 2:00 pm Photos

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Joffrey Ballet offers passionate 'Romeo and Juliet'

Joffrey Ballet offers passionate 'Romeo and Juliet'

Tragic lovers Romeo and Juliet are fully alive on stage this week at Chicago's Auditorium Theatre.

May 05, 2014 4:45 pm

A ‘Nightmare’ premieres at Towle

A ‘Nightmare’ premieres at Towle

Mark Baer, director of Hammond’s Towle Theater’s production of “The Nightmare Room,” was immediately drawn to the psychological thriller the f…

May 01, 2014 2:00 am

'Romeo and Juliet' closes Joffrey's eclectic season

'Romeo and Juliet' closes Joffrey's eclectic season

The beloved ballet "Romeo and Juliet" receives an updated look as The Joffrey Ballet presents the work through May 11 at Chicago's Auditorium Theatre.

May 01, 2014 12:00 am

'Cabaret' debut evokes simpler time for Williams

'Cabaret' debut evokes simpler time for Williams

When Michelle Williams stepped onstage for her very first opening night on Broadway, the feeling brought her back to a simpler time.

April 28, 2014 12:00 am

Rainbow Connection: New Webber-Rice Broadway tour of 'Wizard of Oz' landing in Chicago

Rainbow Connection: New Webber-Rice Broadway tour of 'Wizard of Oz' landing in Chicago

After being cast on stage in the role of the Tin Man, Broadway actor Mike Jackson realized an interesting musical detail about beloved 1939 fi…

April 27, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Musical masterpiece: Lyric Opera of Chicago stages iconic 'Sound of Music'

Musical masterpiece: Lyric Opera of Chicago stages iconic 'Sound of Music'

Since its debut on stage in 1959 and its 1965 film premiere, the iconic musical production "The Sound of Music" has been a beloved favorite wi…

April 24, 2014 7:00 am Photos

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Keeping ‘Company’ at Memorial Opera House

Keeping ‘Company’ at Memorial Opera House

Scot PJ MacDonald, director of Valparaiso’s Memorial Opera House’s production of “Company,” expects viewers to leave the theater with their ow…

April 24, 2014 4:00 am

Producer McCollum looks forward to bringing first 'Motown The Musical' tour to Chicago

Producer McCollum looks forward to bringing first 'Motown The Musical' tour to Chicago

Kevin McCollum has long been a fan of the Motown sound, its rich musical culture and, of course, Berry Gordy, the man who started the iconic A…

April 01, 2014 7:54 pm Photos

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Magical dance: Houston Ballet brings 'Aladdin' to Chicago

Magical dance: Houston Ballet brings 'Aladdin' to Chicago

One of the most adventurous and enchanting tales will come to life in a dance format this weekend in Chicago.

March 20, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Mike Tyson shares his story in 'Undisputed Truth'

Mike Tyson shares his story in 'Undisputed Truth'

Audience members saw a more thoughtful and even humorous Mike Tyson during his one-man show "Undisputed Truth" Feb. 8 in Hammond.

February 14, 2014 1:45 pm

A Star is Born: Briana Brooks debuts in “Redemption” at Athenaeum Theater in Chicago

A Star is Born: Briana Brooks debuts in “Redemption” at Athenaeum Theater in Chicago

Eleven-year-old Briana Brooks of Northwest Indiana is rehearsing for her debut as the star of “Redemption,” directed by Mita Vain and opening …

January 23, 2014 2:57 pm Photos

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Vintage vocals: Ron Hawking returns with 'Frank' for NYE concert at Theatre at the Center

Vintage vocals: Ron Hawking returns with 'Frank' for NYE concert at Theatre at the Center

Entertainer Ron Hawking is a famous and favorite stage attraction for his vocal stylings, all-star performance repertoire salute to great names.

December 11, 2013 11:33 pm Photos

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'Nutcracker' a family favorite holiday tradition

'Nutcracker' a family favorite holiday tradition

Seasonal shows are lighting up stages across Chicagoland. And for many families, it's a tradition to attend a special show to share in the spi…

December 08, 2013 9:00 am Photos

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Christmas with Larry Flynt

Christmas with Larry Flynt

I had nobody to blame but myself. I had insisted on pursuing a degree in theatre, insisted that I was the one who could make it, and here I wa…

November 17, 2013 6:51 pm

Luna Gale Force: Playwright Rebecca Gilman and Director Robert Falls latest collaboration in January

Luna Gale Force: Playwright Rebecca Gilman and Director Robert Falls latest collaboration in January

If you were to assume that one of the hottest playwrights in Chicago is being interviewed in a trendy downtown coffee house or backstage at a …

November 17, 2013 7:00 am Photos

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Still casting a Spell: Broadway's 'Wicked' celebrating 10th stage anniversary with Chicago return

Still casting a Spell: Broadway's 'Wicked' celebrating 10th stage anniversary with Chicago return

Megan Gauler, 18, of Kouts remembers her first stage encounter with the witches of Broadway's record-breaking box office smash "Wicked."

October 27, 2013 7:00 am Photos

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Silly staging of '50 Shades! The Musical' hoping for a hit

Silly staging of '50 Shades! The Musical' hoping for a hit

The idea to create a parody stage musical comedy paying homage to the page-by-page success of the sexy, breezy read "Fifty Shades of Grey" beg…

October 22, 2013 12:00 am

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