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Hammond Community Theatre brings 'Hell' to stage

Hammond Community Theatre brings 'Hell' to stage

Earle Howe, co-director of Hammond Community Theatre's production of George Bernard Shaw "Don Juan in Hell," says the subjects debated in the play are uncannily relevant to today's audiences.

August 14, 2014 1:00 am
Boney James brings jazzy show to Hammond

Boney James brings jazzy show to Hammond

Hot jazz was in the spotlight Friday at The Venue at Hammond's Horseshoe Casino.

August 13, 2014 4:30 pm
Boz Scaggs to bring unique sound to Hammond

Boz Scaggs to bring unique sound to Hammond

The musician who had everyone singing the "Lido Shuffle" and "Lowdown" during the 1970s will entertain fans in Hammond today.

July 25, 2014 1:00 am
Footlight Players turns 65 with ‘Carnage’

Footlight Players turns 65 with ‘Carnage’

Daulton Dickey, director of Michigan City’s Footlight Players production of “God of Carnage,” sees his production of the acclaimed dark comedy as a balancing act of sorts for his four-member cast.

July 24, 2014 1:00 am
George Thorogood to bring rockin' show to Blue Chip Casino

George Thorogood to bring rockin' show to Blue Chip Casino

George Thorogood and the Destroyers will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Stardust Event Center at Blue Chip Casino in Michigan City. Hits such as "Bad to the Bone," "One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer" and "Who Do You Love" are sure to get fans up and singing. Tickets are $40, $50 and $70. …

July 10, 2014 1:00 am
Terry Fator aims to 'throw' vocal talents in Hammond

Terry Fator aims to 'throw' vocal talents in Hammond

There aren't many performers like Terry Fator.

July 09, 2014 3:00 pm Photos

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Valparaiso brings Shakespeare to the great outdoors

Valparaiso brings Shakespeare to the great outdoors

Chicago Street Theatre director Eric Brant attributes his inspiration for their Shakespeare in the Park festival to regular drives he took four years or so ago with his wife through downtown Valparaiso.

July 09, 2014 12:00 am
U.K. musical makes U.S. debut ‘Up Here’ at Towle

U.K. musical makes U.S. debut ‘Up Here’ at Towle

Sherry Sweeney, director of Hammond’s Towle Theater’s production of the musical “From Up Here,” appreciates the quality of the story which the musical drama allows her and her cast to present.

July 03, 2014 1:00 am Photos

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A new summer tradition begins with Lightning Bug Music Festival

A new summer tradition begins with Lightning Bug Music Festival

The twin passions of a local husband and wife will collide on the grassy knoll of Valparaiso’s Sunset Hill Park as a bevy of unique music styles and food options are presented under the banner of Lightning Bug Music Festival to help fund a regional educational cause that, as parents, is impo…

July 03, 2014 1:00 am Photos

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Dunes Summer Theatre does the ‘Mash’ with Chicago indie label

Dunes Summer Theatre does the ‘Mash’ with Chicago indie label

Patrick “Sully” Sullivan, vice president of Chicago-based REB Records, sees the grounds of Michigan City’s Dunes Summer Theatre as the perfect locale to host their first Indiana “Micro Music Mash.”

June 27, 2014 1:00 am
Israel's blues king Lazer Lloyd returns to U.S. homeland

Israel's blues king Lazer Lloyd returns to U.S. homeland

After a chance meeting with a homeless man in New York’s Central Park more than 20 years ago, American-born musician Lazer Lloyd walked away from an Atlantic Records contract and a chance to work in the studio with a member of The E-Street Band to follow his muse to the Middle East.

June 19, 2014 1:00 am
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Feature Focus

Sting's 'Last Ship' to sail in Chicago

June 06, 2014 1:00 am Photos

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Hey, Hey, They're still the Monkees and still comin' to your town

Hey, Hey, They're still the Monkees and still comin' to your town

It's been a long time since they came (as the theme song goes) -- “walkin’ down the street getting’ the funniest looks from everyone they’d meet…” -- but The Monkees are still “comin’ to your town.”

May 29, 2014 1:00 am Photos

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Crown Point stages 'Sordid' comedy

Joe Culley, Crown Point Community Theatre board president, described their production of the cult comedy "Sordid Lives" as a “black comedy about white trash.”

May 28, 2014 1:00 am
Chicago Street presents ‘Rabbit Hole’

Chicago Street presents ‘Rabbit Hole’

David Pera, director of Valparaiso’s Chicago Street Theatre’s production of “Rabbit Hole,” found some startling news when doing his research for the acclaimed drama.

May 23, 2014 1:00 am
'Killin' Time' for 25 years with country music's Clint Black

'Killin' Time' for 25 years with country music's Clint Black

It’s been a quarter century since Texas hitmaker Clint Black galloped onto the country music charts and into stardom with his debut album “Killin’ Time” that spawned five #1 charted singles – “A Better Man,” “Killin’ Time,” “Nobody’s Home,” “Walkin’ Away,” and “Nothing’s News.” That remains …

May 15, 2014 12:00 am
A ‘Nightmare’ premieres at Towle

A ‘Nightmare’ premieres at Towle

Mark Baer, director of Hammond’s Towle Theater’s production of “The Nightmare Room,” was immediately drawn to the psychological thriller the first time he read the script.

May 01, 2014 2:00 am
Symphony closes season with dynamic show

Symphony closes season with dynamic show

After presenting a series of fascinating musical works over the last eight months, Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra plans to end its season with another stirring, dynamic program.

May 01, 2014 12:00 am
Keeping ‘Company’ at Memorial Opera House

Keeping ‘Company’ at Memorial Opera House

Scot PJ MacDonald, director of Valparaiso’s Memorial Opera House’s production of “Company,” expects viewers to leave the theater with their own unique take on the acclaimed musical.

April 24, 2014 4:00 am
Cosy up to acclaimed songsmith at Front Porch Music

Cosy up to acclaimed songsmith at Front Porch Music

“Acclaimed singer-songwriter” is just one of Cosy Sheridan’s many talents and occupations.

April 24, 2014 2:45 am
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