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OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Actor Yando reigns supreme in 'Lear' at Courtyard Theater

OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Actor Yando reigns supreme in 'Lear' at Courtyard Theater

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

September 19, 2014 12:05 am
OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Marriott's 'On the Town' celebrates life in the Big Apple

OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Marriott's 'On the Town' celebrates life in the Big Apple

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

August 22, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Legendary Lauren Bacall gone at 89, not forgotten

OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Legendary Lauren Bacall gone at 89, not forgotten

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

August 15, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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An entertaining guy: Star Plaza's Charlie Blum celebrating 25 starry-eyed years

An entertaining guy: Star Plaza's Charlie Blum celebrating 25 starry-eyed years

Charlie Blum, president, CEO and talent buyer for Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville, still recalls the first "big stage entertainers" he ever purchased a ticket to see on stage.

March 12, 2014 11:30 pm Photos

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Red meat rift: 'Hell's Kitchen' celebrity chef leaves Freddy's Steakhouse

Red meat rift: 'Hell's Kitchen' celebrity chef leaves Freddy's Steakhouse

HAMMOND | A relationship between one of Northwest Indiana's best-known steakhouses and a celebrity chef ended on the eve of Valentine's Day, after 11 weeks.

February 17, 2014 1:45 pm
Vintage vocals: Ron Hawking returns with 'Frank' for NYE concert at Theatre at the Center

Vintage vocals: Ron Hawking returns with 'Frank' for NYE concert at Theatre at the Center

Entertainer Ron Hawking is a famous and favorite stage attraction for his vocal stylings, all-star performance repertoire salute to great names.

December 11, 2013 11:33 pm Photos

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OFFBEAT: Truthful reminder, Munster theater's 'Fall Fantasy' next Wednesday

OFFBEAT: Truthful reminder, Munster theater's 'Fall Fantasy' next Wednesday

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

October 18, 2013 12:00 am

JOHN DOHERTY: Waste from haste leaves more than bad taste

Driving home Saturday night after watching Butler play Dartmouth, my daughter and I were listening to the radio when Frank Sinatra's “Fly Me to the Moon” came on.

September 23, 2013 6:00 pm
OFFBEAT: Six Flags launches nightly laser, music stage production

OFFBEAT: Six Flags launches nightly laser, music stage production

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

June 17, 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: 'Fela!' return perfect for Black History Month

OFFBEAT: 'Fela!' return perfect for Black History Month

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

February 22, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Goodman's 'Other Desert Cities' a compelling study of stardom secrecy

OFFBEAT: Goodman's 'Other Desert Cities' a compelling study of stardom secrecy

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

January 24, 2013 12:00 am

St. Mary Medical Center sponsors fundraising luncheon Saturday in Hobart

HOBART | St. Mary Medical Center will sponsor its 13th annual A Touch of Elegance fundraising luncheon at noon Saturday at Avalon Manor, 3550 E. U.S. 30.

September 14, 2012 9:00 pm
OFFBEAT: Whiting Swim Class readers want name of Broadway's 'Fiddler' actor

OFFBEAT: Whiting Swim Class readers want name of Broadway's 'Fiddler' actor

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

August 05, 2012 12:00 am
Adventures in Everyday Living, Shorelines Thursday, June 21st

Adventures in Everyday Living, Shorelines Thursday, June 21st

Live Bait Theatre hosts Actor, Writer, Director John Lisbon Wood's one-acts this weekend; Scott Covert opens in New York next month and new Stephen Hansen work in Douglas---Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore magazine.

June 20, 2012 8:15 am
OFFBEAT: Gene & Georgetti celebrating 70 years as Chicago's first Italian Steakhouse

OFFBEAT: Gene & Georgetti celebrating 70 years as Chicago's first Italian Steakhouse

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

June 13, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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OFFBEAT: 'Fela!' an important musical lesson about rights and fights of life

OFFBEAT: 'Fela!' an important musical lesson about rights and fights of life

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

March 30, 2012 12:00 am
Ron Todorowski in the national tour of Twyla Twarp's "Come Fly Away"

Ron Todorowski in the national tour of Twyla Twarp's "Come Fly Away"

Talented Ron Todorowski, resident director for the new national tour of Twyla Tharp's "Come Fly Away" plays bartender Marty for this 80-minute tribute to Frank Sinatra playing Bank of America Theatre in Chicago through Jan. 22.

January 15, 2012 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Tharp's new Sinatra stage salute 'Come Fly Away' short and sweet

OFFBEAT: Tharp's new Sinatra stage salute 'Come Fly Away' short and sweet

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

January 15, 2012 12:00 am
New musical flying high in Chicago this month

New musical flying high in Chicago this month

There's plenty of pressure that comes with producing a new stage musical dedicated to the songs of the late, great Frank Sinatra. But having Twyla Tharp as choreographer makes everything seem a little easier.

January 11, 2012 1:00 pm
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