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For the love of Elvis: Special Olympics benefits from festival dedicated to Presley

For the love of Elvis: Special Olympics benefits from festival dedicated to Presley

It is that time of year once again, when fans and some of the King of Rock’s real life friends and associates come to Woodland Park Plaza (2100 Willowcreek Road) in Portage, to celebrate everything Elvis – the music and the man.

October 09, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Elvis Fest returns to Portage Oct. 10-12

PORTAGE | The 22nd annual Elvis Fantasy Fest returns to Portage, Oct. 10-12 with the theme, "Red, Hot and Blue."

September 29, 2014 12:00 am
Elvis Presley's Aunt Delta Presley Biggs Cuts Opening Day Ribbon for Graceland Tours

Elvis Presley's Aunt Delta Presley Biggs Cuts Opening Day Ribbon for Graceland Tours

Elvis Presley's Aunt Delta Presley Biggs cut the June 2, 1982 opening day ribbon for Graceland Tours. She was allowed to live in a private wing of the Memphis mansion until her death in 1993.

September 28, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Crown Point Tri Kappa 2014 Kitchen Tour fit for a King

OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Crown Point Tri Kappa 2014 Kitchen Tour fit for a King

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

September 28, 2014 12:00 am
Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe Tributes Promote Three Olives Vodka Lines Inspired by Both Legends

Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe Tributes Promote Three Olives Vodka Lines Inspired by Both Legends

Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe tributes promote Three Olives Vodka lines, with flavors inspired by both legends, at the grand opening of WiseGuys Liquor Superstore.

August 16, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Wiseguys Liquor Superstore ribbon-cutting includes Elvis and Marilyn

OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Wiseguys Liquor Superstore ribbon-cutting includes Elvis and Marilyn

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

August 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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OFFBEAT: Cher dazzles and delights with 'Dressed to Kill' tour

OFFBEAT: Cher dazzles and delights with 'Dressed to Kill' tour

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

June 09, 2014 12:00 am Video Photos

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OFFBEAT: Napoleon's socks, Madonna, cabbage and Diana Canada round-up

OFFBEAT: Napoleon's socks, Madonna, cabbage and Diana Canada round-up

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

April 07, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Three of a Kind: 'Saturday Night Live' trio Schneider, Meadows and Lovitz laughing it up at Blue Chip

Three of a Kind: 'Saturday Night Live' trio Schneider, Meadows and Lovitz laughing it up at Blue Chip

Comedian Rob Schneider is happy to be spending his weekends with some funny familiar faces from his days as a favorite cast member on NBC's "Saturday Night Live."

March 27, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Portage parks approve contract to continue Elvis Fest

PORTAGE | The Park Board on Tuesday approved a contract which will allow them to continue hosting the Elvis Fantasy Fest in Portage for at least two more years.

February 19, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Actress Joan Fontaine dead at age 96

OFFBEAT: Actress Joan Fontaine dead at age 96

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

December 17, 2013 12:00 am

Portage park officials ponder Elvis offer

PORTAGE | For the last 21 years, Elvis Presley fans have gathered in Portage during October to celebrate the King's legacy and raise money for local Special Olympians.

December 16, 2013 9:00 pm
OFFBEAT: John Davidson celebrating 10th anniversary of 'Wicked' in Chicago

OFFBEAT: John Davidson celebrating 10th anniversary of 'Wicked' in Chicago

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

October 30, 2013 12:00 am

Elvis Fest returns to Portage Oct. 11 to 13

PORTAGE | They'll be a whole lot of shakin' and fundraising going on in mid-October as Elvis Presley fans gather once again to celebrate the King of Rock ’n' Roll.

September 29, 2013 6:00 pm
"Million Dollar Quartet" Las Vegas Cast

"Million Dollar Quartet" Las Vegas Cast

The cast of the Las Vegas run of "Million Dollar Quartet" continues to pack in sold-old audiences at Harrah's Las Vegas Hotel and Casino. The Chicago run at Apollo Theater is now celebrating its five-year anniversary.

September 09, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: 'Million Dollar Quartet' attracts audiences of every generation

OFFBEAT: 'Million Dollar Quartet' attracts audiences of every generation

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

September 09, 2013 12:00 am

Elvis tribute planned Thursday at free event in Hobart park

HOBART | Entertainer David Lopez will perform an Elvis tribute at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Revelli Bandshell at Festival Park, 222 E. Old Ridge Road.

July 07, 2013 12:00 am

VVA holds fundraising dance Saturday at park in Portage

PORTAGE | The Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 905 of Porter County is sponsoring its Dancing from the Delta to the DMZ fundraiser from 6 p.m. to midnight Saturday at Woodland Park, 2100 Willowcreek Road.

June 09, 2013 12:05 am
Pat Boone ready to celebrate early birthday with Drury Lane audiences

Pat Boone ready to celebrate early birthday with Drury Lane audiences

With a nearly 60-year career performing, entertainer Pat Boone said he's not sure how he managed to never be booked for a concert at any of the Drury Lane theaters in Chicagoland.

May 10, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Valpo reader asking about actress Marj Dusay

OFFBEAT: Valpo reader asking about actress Marj Dusay

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

February 14, 2013 12:00 am
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