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Hobart's Lakefront Festival highlights weekend activities

HOBART | Live music, food, fireworks shows and a variety of activities are all featured during the city’s 23rd annual Lakefront Festival, slated to run through Sunday.

August 14, 2014 7:26 pm
'Saving Lincoln' weekend showings extended through April

'Saving Lincoln' weekend showings extended through April

HAMMOND | Free weekend showings of an independent film chronicling Lincoln's presidency have been extended through the end of April at the Indiana Welcome Center.

March 28, 2014 7:49 pm Photos

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‘Faces of the World’ exhibit opens Friday in Chicago

CHICAGO | “Faces of the World,” an exhibition of Michael Steinberg’s iconic photographs of people from his travels around the globe, opens at 6 p.m. Friday at The Rangefinder Gallery at Tamarkin Camera, 300 W. Superior St.

February 19, 2014 6:30 pm
Shepherd documentary to be narrated in radio host's own voice

Shepherd documentary to be narrated in radio host's own voice

Hammond native Nick Mantis knew little about humorist and radio legend Jean Shepherd until after the city hired him five years ago to produce a short tribute that commemorated the 25th anniversary of "A Christmas Story," Shep's best known and most enduring work.

December 25, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Hobart theater group readies for 'Wonderful Life' broadcast

HOBART | M & M Productions will present a live radio broadcast of "It's A Wonderful Life" at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Center Stage Studio Theatre, 227 Center St.

December 19, 2013 12:00 am
'A Christmas Story' extra recalls Hammond's Shepherd on set

'A Christmas Story' extra recalls Hammond's Shepherd on set

CLEVELAND | South sider Jim Moralevitz thought he made it pretty big when his polka band, The Music Jesters, was making good money playing at weddings and bowling alleys.

December 15, 2013 12:00 am
Hollywood Midwest: Chicago provides a setting for recent and upcoming blockbusters

Hollywood Midwest: Chicago provides a setting for recent and upcoming blockbusters

When it comes to Chicago and Hollywood, 2013 has been the best of times and the worst of times.

November 03, 2013 9:00 am Photos

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Fundraiser to benefit Hammond's Kennedy Theatre

An upcoming fundraiser will aim to keep Hammond's historic Kennedy Theatre open.

October 29, 2013 9:15 am
Intro: Whoa, Nellie

Intro: Whoa, Nellie

Trying to explain to someone what to expect from a performance by the eclectic Nellie McKay can be a difficult task. Unfortunately, asking McKay herself for help only serves to confuse the matter further.

September 26, 2013 11:54 am
Hollywood Midwest

Hollywood Midwest

When it comes to Chicago and Hollywood, 2013 has been the best of times and the worst of times. The city’s beloved critic and cultural icon Roger Ebert passed away, but the movies are very much alive and well in the Second City—especially in its streets and soundstages. In fact, when it come…

September 25, 2013 9:48 am Photos

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Ron Cohen: Region Historian

Ron Cohen: Region Historian

It was Los Angeles in the 1950s and, though in his teens, Ron Cohen was hooked on the music his older brother played for him, musicians with names and groups with names like Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie and the Weavers.

September 24, 2013 3:03 pm Photos

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The show will go on at the Town Theatre

The show will go on at the Town Theatre

Generations of Northwest Indiana movie-goers knew the familiar routine at Highland's Town Theatre, where the red velvet curtains closed and the picture faded halfway through the film.

August 10, 2013 12:00 am
Historic movie theaters must go digital or die

Historic movie theaters must go digital or die

HAMMOND | Step off Kennedy Avenue into a brick storefront in Hammond’s Hessville neighborhood, and get transported back in time.

July 30, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Highland music festival to benefit disabled adults

Highland music festival to benefit disabled adults

HIGHLAND | Nine bands will take the stage Friday at Wicker Memorial Park Pavilion for a concert to benefit adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities.

July 17, 2013 5:30 pm

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
Florida author hails sacrifices of Northwest Indiana Civil War soldiers

Florida author hails sacrifices of Northwest Indiana Civil War soldiers

HAMMOND | Northwest Indiana Civil War soldiers fought toe-to-toe with one of the premier generals of the Confederate army and rarely get their due credit, a Florida author said Saturday while visiting Hammond.

April 27, 2013 5:03 pm
Listen: Podcasting my way through formerly free time

Listen: Podcasting my way through formerly free time

Lee Murdock is a man whose passions are rooted in the everyday world - its natural rhythms and its common people.

April 08, 2013 12:00 am
Listen: Great Lakes ambassador for the people

Listen: Great Lakes ambassador for the people

Lee Murdock is a man whose passions are rooted in the everyday world - its natural rhythms and its common people.

February 19, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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No longer Live, just solo

Here’s a thought that will make music fans of a certain age cringe. Next year will mark the 20th anniversary of the release of Live’s “Throwing Copper.”

February 08, 2013 12:00 am

Ladies Auxiliary Post 5365 sponsors patriotic art contest

HOBART | The Ladies Auxiliary Post 5365 of Hobart is sponsoring a Patriotic Art Contest for high school students.

January 11, 2013 12:05 am
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