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OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Comic Jerry Lewis and singer son Gary Lewis share stage

OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Comic Jerry Lewis and singer son Gary Lewis share stage

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

September 02, 2014 12:00 am

Indiana, Illinois schools shut out of NCAA tournament while local players thrive at out-of-state programs

VALPARAISO | Long after the nets are cut down this evening at AT&T Stadium, Indiana and Illinois residents alike will continue to look back on the 2014 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament with great disdain.

April 06, 2014 5:45 pm
OFFBEAT: Paramount's '42nd Street' is familiar, precision perfection

OFFBEAT: Paramount's '42nd Street' is familiar, precision perfection

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

January 20, 2014 12:00 am
'42nd Street' at Paramount Theatre

'42nd Street' at Paramount Theatre

"42nd Street" at Paramount Theatre in Aurora continues for a limited run until Feb. 9.

January 20, 2014 12:00 am
Joseph Anthony Foronda is The Engineer and Shawna Haeji Shin in "Miss Saigon" at Paramont Theatre in Aurora

Joseph Anthony Foronda is The Engineer and Shawna Haeji Shin in "Miss Saigon" at Paramont Theatre in Aurora

Joseph Anthony Foronda is The Engineer and Shawna Haeji Shin is Kim (both seen wearing white) in Paramount Theatre's "Miss Saigon," playing in Aurora until Nov. 24.

November 14, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Final weeks to see heart-pounding 'Miss Saigon'

OFFBEAT: Final weeks to see heart-pounding 'Miss Saigon'

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

November 14, 2013 12:00 am
Christina Nieves, foreground, Plays Nina And Paula Scrofano Plays Abuela Claudia In "In the Heights" Performed At The Paramount Theatre In Aurora.

Christina Nieves, foreground, Plays Nina And Paula Scrofano Plays Abuela Claudia In "In the Heights" Performed At The Paramount Theatre In Aurora.

Christina Nieves, foreground, plays Nina and Paula Scrofano plays Abuela Claudia in "In the Heights" at Paramount Theatre in Aurora until Oct. 6.

September 27, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Street feat entertainment with Paramount's 'In the Heights'

OFFBEAT: Street feat entertainment with Paramount's 'In the Heights'

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

September 27, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Paramount Theatre in Aurora ready to launch new stage season with 'In the Heights'

OFFBEAT: Paramount Theatre in Aurora ready to launch new stage season with 'In the Heights'

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

September 02, 2013 12:00 am
Concert to sail onto stage of RiverEdge  Park

Concert to sail onto stage of RiverEdge Park

Music fans will easily enjoy going back in time with "Sail Rock," a multi-artist concert coming to RiverEdge Park in Aurora, Ill., on Saturday.

August 09, 2013 12:00 am
"Kiss of the Spider Woman" at Theater Wit Starring Nathan Carroll (center) and Jennifer Grubb and Caron Buinis

"Kiss of the Spider Woman" at Theater Wit Starring Nathan Carroll (center) and Jennifer Grubb and Caron Buinis

"Kiss of the Spider Woman," running until June 30 at Theater Wit in Chicago stars Nathan Carroll (center) as Molina, with Jennifer T. Grubb (left) in the title role and Caron Buinis as Molina's mother.

June 18, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: 'American Story' Hershey Felder's stage telling of Lincoln's final day

OFFBEAT: 'American Story' Hershey Felder's stage telling of Lincoln's final day

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

March 12, 2013 12:00 am
"Fiddler on the Roof" at Paramount Theatre in Aurora, Ill.

"Fiddler on the Roof" at Paramount Theatre in Aurora, Ill.

"Fiddler on the Roof" plays until March 24 at Paramount Theatre in Aurora.

March 11, 2013 12:00 am
Poll: Fight obesity crisis but keep the junk food

Poll: Fight obesity crisis but keep the junk food

Everyone could use a little help keeping those New Year's resolutions to slim down. But if it means the government limiting junk food, the response is an overwhelming, "No."

January 07, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Paramount's production of 'Annie' is extraordinary fun and entertaining

OFFBEAT: Paramount's production of 'Annie' is extraordinary fun and entertaining

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

November 26, 2012 12:00 am
Christine Sherrill as Miss Hannigan Opposite Caroline Hefferman as Annie in "Annie"

Christine Sherrill as Miss Hannigan Opposite Caroline Hefferman as Annie in "Annie"

Christine Sherrill as Miss Hannigan opposite Caroline Hefferman as Annie in "Annie" at Paramount Theatre in Aurora, Ill. now until Dec. 30.

November 26, 2012 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Highland reader eager for bus trip to see Bobby Vinton

OFFBEAT: Highland reader eager for bus trip to see Bobby Vinton

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

October 28, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Skyler Adams as Danny Zuko opposite Emma Ritchie as Sandy

Skyler Adams as Danny Zuko opposite Emma Ritchie as Sandy

Skyler Adams is Danny Zuko opposite Emma Ritchie as Sandy in "Grease" at Paramount Theatre in Aurora until Oct. 7.

September 21, 2012 12:00 am
1978 Film Promotion of "Grease" Starring Olivia Newton-John

1978 Film Promotion of "Grease" Starring Olivia Newton-John

The 1978 film "Grease," starring Olivia Newton-John, was inspired by the stage musical, which kicks off Paramount Theatre's Broadway musical series in Aurora, Sept. 12 to Oct. 7. Olivia Newton-John performs in concert on the same stage a month later on Nov. 10.

September 11, 2012 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Paramount Theatre's exciting season includes 'Grease' and Olivia Newton John

OFFBEAT: Paramount Theatre's exciting season includes 'Grease' and Olivia Newton John

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

September 11, 2012 12:00 am
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