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Stories, signed stuff and sangria help library foundation

Stories, signed stuff and sangria help library foundation

After nearly 40 years in the entertainment business wearing a variety of hats – journalist, radio host, publicist, booking agent, artist management, record label promotions, record retailer, night club management, and other assorted and sometimes sordid aspects – one tends to amass a memorab…

October 27, 2014 1:00 am Photos

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Music man McLagan to bang out hits in Berwyn

Music man McLagan to bang out hits in Berwyn

Ian McLagan, a journeyman British keyboardist known for the famous company he keeps and who he has made music with, performs songs from the various eras of his remarkable career on Oct. 30 at Fitzgerald’s (6615 Roosevelt Rd.)in Berwyn.Tickets: $15 in advance and $18 at the door.More: (708) 7…

October 23, 2014 1:00 am
Bands rock to remember fallen Merrillville officer Schultz

Bands rock to remember fallen Merrillville officer Schultz

I'll emcee the latter part of the evening at the “To Remember A Fallen Hero” memorial to fallen Merrillville police officer Nickolaus Schultz Saturday at Catch 22 (500 E. 81st Ave.) in Merrillville.

October 16, 2014 1:00 am
High 48s introduce old bluegrass sounds to new songs

High 48s introduce old bluegrass sounds to new songs

The lower level coffee house at Valparaiso’s Front Porch Music (505 E. Lincolnway) is the place where region music fans who favor string music will be gathering as the venue presents two nights of back to back concert artists.

September 25, 2014 1:00 am
Indie rocker, Bowie and Lira Ensemble

Indie rocker, Bowie and Lira Ensemble

Transplanted region native Katie Schlesinger grew up in Munster and graduated as a “Mustang” before transforming herself into the trendy, indie rocker Katie Day and relocating to San Francisco. The term “indie” gets underscored in the case of Day, who writes, arranges, sings, produces and pl…

September 18, 2014 1:00 am
Into the Light moves into secular success too

Into the Light moves into secular success too

After hearing Into The Light’s 2010 self-titled sophomore album, I was impressed enough to rank it as one of the best regionally-released CDs of that year.

September 04, 2014 1:00 am
Three decades not  “Z’Nuff” for South Side rockers

Three decades not “Z’Nuff” for South Side rockers

Has it really been 30 years since hippy revivalist band Enuff Z’Nuff first burst out of Chicago’s South Side (Blue Island) to conquer MTV and radio playlists with their Beatlesque brand of paisley pop?

August 28, 2014 1:00 am
'Doggie Days' celebrated with cars, bikes and bands

'Doggie Days' celebrated with cars, bikes and bands

 “We’ve been wanting to do some kind of big outdoor event this summer and we love animals so this just seemed to be a great fit,” said Broadway Glass & Customs general manager Todd O’Day on how he and his staff came to do this Saturday’s “Doggie Days End Of Summer Fest” from 1 to 6 p.m. …

August 21, 2014 1:00 am
L.C. Fair's battle competition a tight match

L.C. Fair's battle competition a tight match

As emcee for last week’s “Battle of Midway” at the Lake County Fair, this columnist was excited to see top shelf young talent coming up the region music scene ranks. The style of each competing band was completely different and ranged from hard alternative and classic pop/rock to country/pop…

August 14, 2014 1:00 am
The Neverly Brothers

The Neverly Brothers

The Neverly Brothers

August 07, 2014 1:00 am
Rooftop Band

Rooftop Band

Rooftop

August 07, 2014 1:00 am
A weekend of Beatles, Beatles, Beatles

A weekend of Beatles, Beatles, Beatles

This is a great weekend for Northwest Indiana Beatles’ fans. There'll be three events over three days all celebrating the Fab tunes of John, Paul, George and Ringo.

August 07, 2014 1:00 am Photos

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American English

American English

American English.

August 07, 2014 1:00 am
Front Porch teachers showcase their talents

Front Porch teachers showcase their talents

Front Porch Music presents "The 2nd annual Front Porch Music Festival" from 3 to 7pm Aug. 3 at downtown Valparaiso’s Central Park.

July 31, 2014 1:00 am Photos

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Kanisha K. grooves into the Region

Kanisha K. grooves into the Region

Several months ago a radio promotion friend Tom Mazzetta suggested this 21-year-old R&B/pop singer from Holland, Mich. named Kanisha K. might be a good guest for my weekly Lakeshore Public Radio show, “Midwest BEAT with Tom Lounges.”

July 24, 2014 1:00 am
Top names set to turn it up in Indiana

Top names set to turn it up in Indiana

Summer has officially arrived in Northwest Indiana now that Hammond’s 11th annual Festival of the Lakes has kicked off at Wolf Lake Memorial Park (2338 Calumet Avenue).

July 17, 2014 1:00 am Photos

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Berlin’s Terri Nunn is singing and looking better than ever

Berlin’s Terri Nunn is singing and looking better than ever

With the sexy image and sultry vocals of West Coast actress-turned-singer Terri Nunn, the band Berlin helped introduce American music fans to Europe’s Electro-Pop sound. The band's racy first hit debuted in 1982.

June 26, 2014 1:00 am Photos

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Local Sixties teen idols ready to rock the Region

Local Sixties teen idols ready to rock the Region

Oscar & The Majestics were a hard-rocking, soul-influenced, garage-punk quartet of the 1960s from Gary who recorded most of their tunes at the legendary Chess Recording Studios in Chicago for the USA Records label.

June 19, 2014 1:00 am Photos

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Lake County Fair mascot "BEA the Bee" will join Times columnist Tom Lounges in creating a "buzz" about reading during a series of Saturday morning appearances at various Lake County Public Library branches.

Lake County Fair mascot "BEA the Bee" will join Times columnist Tom Lounges in creating a "buzz" about reading during a series of Saturday morning appearances at various Lake County Public Library branches.

Lake County Fair mascot "BEA the Bee" will join Times columnist Tom Lounges in creating a "buzz" about reading during a series of Saturday morning appearances at various Lake County Public Library branches as they team up to entertain children 10 and younger with story book readings, refresh…

June 12, 2014 1:00 am
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