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LOCAL AUTO RACING: Allen continues to win at Shadyhill

LOCAL AUTO RACING: Allen continues to win at Shadyhill

MEDARYVILLE | Saturday night, Nick Allen did what he does best at Shadyhill Speedway — win.

June 01, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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OFFBEAT: 'Canadian Sesame Street' Basil Bear now museum memory

OFFBEAT: 'Canadian Sesame Street' Basil Bear now museum memory

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

April 04, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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"Sesame Street Park" Muppet Cast

"Sesame Street Park" Muppet Cast

The Muppet cast of "Canadian Sesame Street," later renamed "Sesame Park," included Chaos Kitten (top, left to right), Basil Bear, Louis the Otter, Dodi (lower left) and Katie.

April 04, 2014 12:00 am
Miss Piggy joins Kermit in Smithsonian collection

Miss Piggy joins Kermit in Smithsonian collection

Miss Piggy is finally joining her love, Kermit the Frog, in the Smithsonian Institution's collection of Jim Henson's Muppets, and Bert and Ernie will have a place in history, too.

September 27, 2013 12:00 am
Bell wins modified feature at Shadyhill

Bell wins modified feature at Shadyhill

MEDARYVILLE | Tom Bell had a lot of competition Saturday night at the Shadyhill Speedway, including Derek Losh, Nick Allen and numerous yellow caution flags.

May 12, 2013 4:45 pm Photos

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OFFBEAT: New book gives inside look at Jim Henson's Muppets

OFFBEAT: New book gives inside look at Jim Henson's Muppets

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

July 25, 2012 12:00 am
Gallery of puppets and Live Cast of Puppeteers of "Stuffed and Unstrung"

Gallery of puppets and Live Cast of Puppeteers of "Stuffed and Unstrung"

The puppeteers-turned-improv comedy talents of 'Stuffed and Unstrung' have a gallery of 90 puppets on stage to select from while acting out silly — and often adult — scenarios.

June 15, 2012 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Brian Henson 'adult' puppet show fun, but not always funny

OFFBEAT: Brian Henson 'adult' puppet show fun, but not always funny

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

June 15, 2012 12:00 am
New Henson stage venture into improv keeps adult audiences laughing

New Henson stage venture into improv keeps adult audiences laughing

It's been 22 years since Muppets legend Jim Henson died, but his son Brian still finds new inspiration from his father's imagination.

June 03, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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The Awaiting Puppets and Live Cast of Puppeteers of "Stuffed and Unstrung"

The Awaiting Puppets and Live Cast of Puppeteers of "Stuffed and Unstrung"

The puppeteers-turned-improv comedy talents of 'Stuffed and Unstrung' have a gallery of 90 puppets on stage to select from while acting out silly — and often adult — scenarios.

June 03, 2012 12:00 am
Jim Henson with Kermit the Frog in his "Sesame Street" TV News Segment

Jim Henson with Kermit the Frog in his "Sesame Street" TV News Segment

Jim Henson is shown giving Kermit the Frog 'a hand' (as well as his character voice) for Kermit's TV news segment on the PBS series 'Sesame Street.'

April 11, 2012 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Reader doesn't believe Kermit the Frog lived on 'Sesame Street'

OFFBEAT: Reader doesn't believe Kermit the Frog lived on 'Sesame Street'

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

April 11, 2012 12:00 am
Muppets racking up years, but who's counting?

Muppets racking up years, but who's counting?

Sesame Street Live is coming to the Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville May 4-8. The 90-minute song-and-dance revue whisks mobs of Muppets on a magic, music-filled journey.

April 27, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Muppets, Blackhawks inspire annual tree decorations

Muppets, Blackhawks inspire annual tree decorations

The Muppets have escaped their temporary exhibit space and invaded the Museum of Science and Industry's 69th annual Christmas Around the World and Holidays of Light.

December 05, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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How Miss Piggy won her acting chops

How Miss Piggy won her acting chops

She comes on like a dream, peaches and cream, lips like strawberry swine.

October 22, 2010 12:00 am
The Muppets take on Henson as well as Chicago

The Muppets take on Henson as well as Chicago

Based in Chicago through Jan. 23, "Jim Henson's Fantastic World" is a cross between an art exhibit, puppet show, and celebration of Henson, who would have turned 75 next year. On display are the likes of Bert and Ernie (with rubber duck) from TV's "Sesame Street," Rowlf from "The Muppet Show…

October 16, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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The Muppets take Chicago today

Chicago is giving a hand to Jim Henson. Even Major Daley is weighing in as the touring exhibit "Jim Henson's Fantastic World" bows today at the Museum of Science and Industry. The Muppeteer, who would have turned 74 today, "left behind an enduring legacy of of family entertainment, fun and …

September 24, 2010 12:00 am
Celebrating the life, legacy of Jim Henson

Celebrating the life, legacy of Jim Henson

If you're younger than 30, Bert and Ernie, Elmo and Big Bird are old pals.

August 13, 2010 12:00 am
Country Music Legend and Pork Sausage King Jimmy Dean with canine Muppet character Rowlf the Dog

Country Music Legend and Pork Sausage King Jimmy Dean with canine Muppet character Rowlf the Dog

CANINE CO-STAR - - Country music legend and self-proclaimed "pork sausage king" Jimmy Dean is shown with his fuzzy friend Rowlf the Dog of Muppets fame, who was a regular featured segment on Dean's popular TV variety show in the 1960s. Dean died on Sunday, June 13, 2010 at age 81. (Times Arc…

June 16, 2010 2:21 pm
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