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Dr. Robert Angerman in 2009

Dr. Robert Angerman in 2009

Dr. Robert Angerman, shown in 2009 in his dental office, died at age 76 on June 12. He always treasured the advice of his late friend Liberace, who was one of his patients: "If you can change somebody's life, it's invaluable."

June 22, 2014 11:30 pm
Devin Angerman with Family Friend Liberace in 1981

Devin Angerman with Family Friend Liberace in 1981

Entertainer Liberace hugs Devin Angerman, 12, daughter of Dr. Robert Angerman at their family home in Dyer in 1981.

June 22, 2014 11:30 pm
OFFBEAT: Local dentist Dr. Angerman had Liberace as friend and patient

OFFBEAT: Local dentist Dr. Angerman had Liberace as friend and patient

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

June 22, 2014 11:30 pm 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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OFFBEAT: John Davidson celebrating 10th anniversary of 'Wicked' in Chicago

OFFBEAT: John Davidson celebrating 10th anniversary of 'Wicked' in Chicago

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

October 30, 2013 12:00 am
Feature Focus

Feature Focus

George Strait sets dates for last run on the road

September 10, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Liberace with Ice Skater Sonja Henie at Mocambo Nightclub in 1955

Liberace with Ice Skater Sonja Henie at Mocambo Nightclub in 1955

Liberace and Sonja Henie at the Mocambo nightclub in Hollywood in 1955.

May 29, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Readers have wonderful Liberace memories

OFFBEAT: Readers have wonderful Liberace memories

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

May 29, 2013 12:00 am
LEE AND ME: A Clothes Story

LEE AND ME: A Clothes Story

I am a shallow person who wallows in celebrity journalism.

May 28, 2013 2:24 pm Photos

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EDITOR’S LETTER

EDITOR’S LETTER

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

May 25, 2013 2:00 am
Liberace and Famous Friends with Tom Jones for Las Vegas Birthday at Caesar's Palace

Liberace and Famous Friends with Tom Jones for Las Vegas Birthday at Caesar's Palace

Liberace uses his famed candelabra to light candles on a birthday cake for singer Tom Jones, backstage at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas to celebrate Jone's 34th birthday on June 4, 1974 with fellow performers (left to right) Joan Rivers, Joey Heatherton (hidden), Sonny Bono, Dionne Warwick an…

May 24, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Here's your chance to win rare items from Liberace Museum in Las Vegas

OFFBEAT: Here's your chance to win rare items from Liberace Museum in Las Vegas

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

May 24, 2013 12:00 am
Douglas, Damon dramatize a steamy showbiz affair

Douglas, Damon dramatize a steamy showbiz affair

Note: Call in today to win a $100 Liberace Prize Basket of rare items from the former Liberace Museum, including a 24 carat gold Christmas ornament, in Philip Potempa's Off Beat Column today for May 24th, 2013.

May 24, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Liberace would have loved Chicago's Pullman Christmas homes

OFFBEAT: Liberace would have loved Chicago's Pullman Christmas homes

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

December 06, 2012 12:00 am
Liberace Christmas 1977

Liberace Christmas 1977

Liberace, who died at age 67 in 1987, loved decorating his homes during Christmas, including spending as much as $25,000 per year just on decorations and floral.

December 06, 2012 12:00 am
High flying Starship singer to fightin' Irish favorite

High flying Starship singer to fightin' Irish favorite

Midwest music veteran Cathy Richardson gives a rare solo performance tonight during a short break from a world tour as lead singer of the legendary Jefferson Starship.

September 21, 2012 12:00 am
Debbie Reynolds excited about ''Liberace' film and Drury Lane return

Debbie Reynolds excited about ''Liberace' film and Drury Lane return

Hollywood royalty Debbie Reynolds says she's still not "exactly sure" why the producers of the new HBO film about Las Vegas showman pianist Liberace cast her to be their film.

September 14, 2012 12:00 am
Debbie Reynolds and Liberace in Las Vegas 1976

Debbie Reynolds and Liberace in Las Vegas 1976

Debbie Reynolds and friend Liberace pose for a Las Vegas publicity photo in 1976. Reynolds plays Liberace's mother Frances in the HBO film 'Behind the Candelabra' to air in 2013. 

September 14, 2012 12:00 am
Liberace's Piano-Shaped Swimming Pool in 1954

Liberace's Piano-Shaped Swimming Pool in 1954

Liberace's Piano-Shaped Swimming Pool at his Sherman Oaks, Calif., mansion, shown on this postcard from June 9, 1954, became a favorite publicity image of Hollywood photographers.

May 31, 2012 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Manners and etiquette embraced at VU with special how-to dinner

OFFBEAT: Manners and etiquette embraced at VU with special how-to dinner

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

March 20, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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