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OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Light Opera's 'Fiddler' a wonderfully rich production

OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Light Opera's 'Fiddler' a wonderfully rich production

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

August 11, 2014 12:00 am
Ryan Naimy as the title character from "Fiddler on the Roof" at Light Opera Works in Evanston, Ill.

Ryan Naimy as the title character from "Fiddler on the Roof" at Light Opera Works in Evanston, Ill.

Ryan Naimy plays the symbolic, ever-present title character from "Fiddler on the Roof" playing now until Aug. 24 at Light Opera Works in Evanston.

August 11, 2014 12:00 am

Mom: E.C. native killed in accidental shooting was close to family

EAST CHICAGO | A 31-year-old East Chicago native who accidentally shot and killed himself Sunday while showing friends a shotgun had worked hard to make a better life for himself, his mother said.

August 04, 2014 9:55 pm
OFFBEAT: 'Annie Get Your Gun' hits mark in Evanston staging

OFFBEAT: 'Annie Get Your Gun' hits mark in Evanston staging

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

December 23, 2013 12:05 am
Actress Colette Todd stars as Annie Oakley in 'Annie Get Your Gun'

Actress Colette Todd stars as Annie Oakley in 'Annie Get Your Gun'

Actress Colette Todd stars as Annie Oakley in "Annie Get Your Gun" at Light Opera Works in Evanston, Ill.

December 23, 2013 12:00 am
Evanston at Crete-Monee football game

Evanston at Crete-Monee football game

Crete-Monee's Rashard Harris surges for extra yards against Evanston defenders in the first half of Friday's game at Crete-Monee High School.

September 06, 2013 9:12 pm
Evanston at Crete-Monee football game

Evanston at Crete-Monee football game

Crete-Monee's Rashard Harris slips through a tackle of Evanston's Linval Rose, left, and Erik Brannon in the first half of their game Friday night at Crete-Monee High School.

September 06, 2013 9:05 pm
Evanston at Crete-Monee football game

Evanston at Crete-Monee football game

Evanston's Brandon Hillliard returns a kickoff in the first half of their game against Crete-Monee Friday night at Crete-Monee High School.

September 06, 2013 9:07 pm
Evanston at Crete-Monee football game

Evanston at Crete-Monee football game

Crete-Monee's Raphael Vallot breaks a tackle by Evanston's Erik Brannon in the first half of play Friday night at Crete-Monee High School.

September 06, 2013 9:01 pm
Light Opera Works' 'Oliver!' closes on New Year's Eve

Light Opera Works' 'Oliver!' closes on New Year's Eve

Cary Lovett as mean Mr. Bumble and Jane Blevins as his counterpart, the Widow Corney, are framed by orphans in the Light Opera Works production of "Oliver!" closing Monday night.

December 29, 2012 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Light Opera Works' 'Oliver' closes on New Year's Eve

OFFBEAT: Light Opera Works' 'Oliver' closes on New Year's Eve

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

December 29, 2012 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: 'Beauty and the Beast' better than ever on Navy Pier Stage

OFFBEAT: 'Beauty and the Beast' better than ever on Navy Pier Stage

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

August 17, 2012 12:00 am
James Harms as Don Quixote in 'Man of La Mancha' at Light Opera Works

James Harms as Don Quixote in 'Man of La Mancha' at Light Opera Works

James Harms reprises the role of Don Quixote in 'Man of La Mancha' at Light Opera Works through Aug. 26.

August 14, 2012 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Light Opera Works unveiling stage favorite 'The Secret Garden' for holiday run

OFFBEAT: Light Opera Works unveiling stage favorite 'The Secret Garden' for holiday run

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

December 28, 2011 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Light Opera Works unveiling stage favorite 'The Secret Garden' for holiday run

OFFBEAT: Light Opera Works unveiling stage favorite 'The Secret Garden' for holiday run

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

November 19, 2011 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Singer Graham Colton hits Chicago area with new CD and practical performer sense

OFFBEAT: Singer Graham Colton hits Chicago area with new CD and practical performer sense

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

June 16, 2011 12:00 am
Light Opera Works' production of "Brigadoon"

Light Opera Works' production of "Brigadoon"

Emily Rogers stars as Jean MacLaren and Brandon Moorheard is Charlie Dalrymple in Light Opera Works' production of "Brigadoon" running through June 12 at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston.

June 06, 2011 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Light Opera Works 'Brigadoon' offers rare staging of unique musical

OFFBEAT: Light Opera Works 'Brigadoon' offers rare staging of unique musical

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

June 06, 2011 12:00 am
Former Griffith woman valued people

Former Griffith woman valued people

Marguerite Esposito Davis nurtured her garden, her marriage, her careerĀ  and anyone who loved her.

May 17, 2011 12:00 am
Star of Empire Carpet commercials dies at 89

Star of Empire Carpet commercials dies at 89

Elmer Lynn Hauldren, better known as the inspiration for the carpet-selling Empire Man character, has died at ageĀ 89, an Empire Today spokesman announced Wednesday.

April 27, 2011 5:15 pm
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