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New attractions, old favorites highlighted as 162nd Lake County Fair opens

New attractions, old favorites highlighted as 162nd Lake County Fair opens

Folks who have been dreaming of elephant ears, racing pigs, winning stuffed animals and seeing Crown Point from atop a Ferris wheel, have that opportunity at 6 p.m. Thursday when the gates open for an early “sneak peek” at all the 162nd Lake County Fair has to offer.

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LOCAL SCENE: “SMOKING” RE-ISSUE FROM CHICAGO FAVES

Chicago alt-rock recording/touring group, The Smoking Popes will re-issue their landmark 1995 album, “Born To Quit” this Tuesday (10/23) via Los Angles-based indie label SideOneDummy Record, which they signed with earlier this year. There will be limited amount of color vinyl LPs pressed up …

October 17, 2012 3:00 pm

LOCAL SCENE: McHenry & Bricker, An Ear-Pleasing Pairing

One of the perks of writing this weekly column about local music is opening up mail and discovering a CD of well-crafted new music to ingest. Such was the case two weeks ago when a disc arrived from Merrillville songwriter/guitarist John McHenry, who has rocked, twanged and bluesed it up in …

October 11, 2012 3:00 pm

LOCAL SCENE: Trio reunited in Highland, Porter County unplugged winner

Long time local rockers Allen Fray (bass/vocals) and Bob Wray (guitar/vocals), formerly of the regional bands Salamander Drake and Desdinova, are back in action with a new 3-piece original project rounded out by drummer John Ripperton. The trio goes by the name The Barleywine Sound Union and…

October 04, 2012 3:00 pm
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