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OFFBEAT: Whiting reader looking for update on Fats Domino

OFFBEAT: Whiting reader looking for update on Fats Domino

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

March 05, 2014 12:00 am
Five-day blitz to rebuild Gary neighborhood

Five-day blitz to rebuild Gary neighborhood

GARY | This summer, volunteers from across the country will bring hammers, paint rollers and hand saws to a Gary neighborhood, where they will renovate abandoned homes and build new houses on vacant lots.

January 21, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Intro: An artist creator of gigantic mosaics brings Bead Town to NWI in winter

Intro: An artist creator of gigantic mosaics brings Bead Town to NWI in winter

Stephan Wanger was lately in Natchitoches, Louisiana discussing a Bead Town promotion in honor of the city’s status as the oldest city in the Louisiana Purchase. Natchitoches was established in 1714 by Louis Juchereau de St. Denis, who diplomatically named the town after a local Indian tribe…

January 02, 2014 5:00 am Photos

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EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Prompt helped NYC during, after hurricane

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Prompt helped NYC during, after hurricane

It has been more than two months since Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast. However, we are still being asked about our involvement.

January 06, 2013 12:00 am
Go for charitable 'adoption' as holiday gift

Go for charitable 'adoption' as holiday gift

Buy a sheep, "adopt" a soldier or name a piece of rainforest.

November 07, 2012 9:00 am
OFFBEAT: Chicago's Lux Cafe menu pays tribute to New Orleans

OFFBEAT: Chicago's Lux Cafe menu pays tribute to New Orleans

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

November 05, 2012 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Sandy, humanitarian relief and American tradition

GUEST COMMENTARY: Sandy, humanitarian relief and American tradition

Cyclone Sandy was technically downgraded from hurricane status just before striking the U.S., but remains highly disruptive. Both the Obama and Romney presidential campaigns temporarily suspended their frenetic activity. In part, this reflected the practical impossibility of moving through t…

November 03, 2012 12:00 am
OF NOTORIETY: HBO's 'Treme' rules while showcasing soul of New Orleans

OF NOTORIETY: HBO's 'Treme' rules while showcasing soul of New Orleans

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

April 18, 2012 3:15 pm
YOUNG VOICES: Tragedies are bad, but can draw us together

YOUNG VOICES: Tragedies are bad, but can draw us together

In the past couple of weeks, America has had to deal with many tough losses.

September 19, 2011 12:00 am
Anderson Cooper

Anderson Cooper

Among the few who ever "got away" from a scheduled Sinai Forum lecture? CNN Anchor Anderson Cooper canceled his 2005 talk because of his spiraling in-depth coverage of the Hurricane Katrina disaster in New Orleans.

August 14, 2011 12:00 am
Day of empowerment

Day of empowerment

GARY | Triumphant Transitions Inc. partnered with the Kimbrough Bar Association Monday to give 10 offenders from the Lake County Department of Corrections' Community Transition Program tools to help them re-enter society.

December 14, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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