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Holiday Star Theater

OFFBEAT: Frankie Valli, 'Oz' and Valparaiso all on readers' minds

OFFBEAT: Frankie Valli, 'Oz' and Valparaiso all on readers' minds

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

October 09, 2013 12:00 am
Disco Queen Donna Summer's end at age 63 reminder of Star Plaza Theatre's start

Disco Queen Donna Summer's end at age 63 reminder of Star Plaza Theatre's start

MERRILLVILLE | The death Thursday of singer Donna Summer surprised Star Plaza Theatre CEO Charlie Blum not because of her secret battle with cancer but because he said he always "marveled" at her "boundless talent and energy."

May 17, 2012 8:45 pm Photos

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Holiday Star Theater in Merrillville Ticket circa 1985 for Jeffrey Osbourne and Whitney Houston

Holiday Star Theater in Merrillville Ticket circa 1985 for Jeffrey Osbourne and Whitney Houston

When Whitney Houston was the opening act for singer Jeffrey Osbourne at Holiday Star Theater in Merrillville in August 1985, her name did not appear on the ticket.

February 21, 2012 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Reader grateful for Whitney Houston memories at Holiday Star Plaza

OFFBEAT: Reader grateful for Whitney Houston memories at Holiday Star Plaza

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

February 21, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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OFFBEAT: Singer Margaret Whiting, who played Holiday Star Theater, dead at 86

OFFBEAT: Singer Margaret Whiting, who played Holiday Star Theater, dead at 86

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

January 19, 2011 12:00 am
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