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Rockin' the opera house

Rockin' the opera house

With the national economy still recovering, the last few years have been an especially tough time for those in the arts as people trying to keep ahead of their bills have had less money than usual budgeted for entertainment.

July 10, 2014 1:00 am Photos

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"Rock The House" to benefit historic Memorial Opera House July 13

"Rock The House" to benefit historic Memorial Opera House July 13

VALPARAISO | Economic woes in recent years have made things tough for the arts. That is especially true for Northwest Indiana’s historic Memorial Opera House at 104 Indiana Avenue in downtown Valparaiso, where along with monthly bills, are the added costs for upgrades and repairs to the 120-…

July 02, 2014 2:02 pm
Hammond detective still making a difference in young lives

Hammond detective still making a difference in young lives

The 9th annual Joe B. Memorial Bike Run and Concert produced by the family and friends of Detective Sgt. Joe Betustak Jr. returns to Hammond’s Wolf Lake Memorial Park Saturday.

May 15, 2014 1:00 am Photos

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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
OFFBEAT: Valpo couple hosts singer Callaghan in their home

OFFBEAT: Valpo couple hosts singer Callaghan in their home

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

March 23, 2014 12:00 am
Design student meets his heroes at Disney Imagineering contest

Design student meets his heroes at Disney Imagineering contest

Griffith native Jeff De Boer showcased his creative talent in January as a finalist in the 23rd annual Walt Disney Imagineering Imaginations Design Competition in Glendale, Calif.

February 21, 2014 12:00 am

Valpo parks soon to have own phone app

VALPARAISO | You're in Valparaiso to have a nice dinner at one of the city's downtown restaurants, and, after the meal, you wonder what's happening in town that you might enjoy watching. What do you do?

January 25, 2014 6:29 pm

Memorial Opera House introduces kids to the arts

VALPARAISO | Memorial Opera House will offer a new Winter Children’s Program featuring a variety of classes. An open house is planned from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Learn about the curriculum, meet the instructors and learn about a preregistration discount.

January 15, 2014 12:00 am
Harbor Lights to ring in the holidays

Harbor Lights to ring in the holidays

Holiday music will receive the doo-wop touch when vocal group Harbor Lights brings their show to Valparaiso's Memorial Opera House Saturday. The group, which specializes in a cappella, will deliver retro favorites in concert as well as popular holiday gems. George Carl, a member of Harbor L…

November 21, 2013 3:30 pm
Taking a 'Ride' with American rocker Willie Nile

Taking a 'Ride' with American rocker Willie Nile

Valparaiso-based Imagine Music wraps up its fifth year concert series on Saturday with a return performance by New York rocker Willie Nile, who makes his third appearance at the Memorial Opera House, but his first with his East Coast band tagging along.

October 18, 2013 12:00 am
New season, look for Memorial Opera House

New season, look for Memorial Opera House

VALPARAISO | Recently, the Memorial Opera House celebrated the announcement of its 2014 season and introduced its new look. The Memorial Opera House, led by Business Director, Michelle Smith and Artistic Director, Scot MacDonald, have been working for the past year on rebranding the organiza…

October 14, 2013 12:00 am
Ex-McCartney sideman Laurence Juber 'Wings' into Valpo

Ex-McCartney sideman Laurence Juber 'Wings' into Valpo

Although the name -- Laurence Juber -- may not set off a fire alarm of familiarity in the average person’s mind, a litany of the hit songs featuring Juber’s guitar playing would immediately have even the most casual music fan singing along.

October 04, 2013 12:00 am
'Great Pumpkin Spooktacular' celebrates Halloween fun

'Great Pumpkin Spooktacular' celebrates Halloween fun

VALPARAISO | Memorial Opera House offers an enchanting family-friendly night of Halloween fun at 6:30 p.m. Friday Oct. 25 at MOH, 101 Indiana Ave.

October 03, 2013 12:17 pm
Dar Williams comes armed with a social consciousness and great songs

Dar Williams comes armed with a social consciousness and great songs

Boston-based singer/songwriter Dar Williams’ snappy folk-pop sound has powered nine studio albums, several EPs and a few live concert releases during her nearly 20-year professional career as a music-maker, earning her a legion of loyal fans, including many in Northwest Indiana.

September 20, 2013 12:00 am
PUBLISHER'S NOTE: MENTORS AND FAMILY ARE CRUCIAL SUPPORT GROUP FOR NWI’S HIGH-ACHIEVERS

PUBLISHER'S NOTE: MENTORS AND FAMILY ARE CRUCIAL SUPPORT GROUP FOR NWI’S HIGH-ACHIEVERS

The Times received an unprecedented number of nominations for the 20 Under 40 awards this year and our committee read through 151 pages of recommendations. The timing could not have been better for me. We worked on this project during my first week on the job. What better way to learn about …

September 11, 2013 5:34 pm
Memorial Opera House sets September events

Memorial Opera House sets September events

VALPARAISO | Sept. 8 “Indiana Comedy Festival”: Join us for an evening of laughter with the Indiana Comedy Festival! Adults only. 14 Cities - 17 Shows - 22 Comedians –A Million Laughs! Nationally touring comedy professionals compete for $5,000 first prize. Get more information and buy your t…

August 16, 2013 3:53 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Discover Memorial Opera House in downtown Valpo

GUEST COMMENTARY: Discover Memorial Opera House in downtown Valpo

Since being appointed the new business director of Memorial Opera House in Porter County, I have found many people are unaware of its existence.

June 23, 2013 12:00 am
Harbor Lights to shine on stage in Valpo

Harbor Lights to shine on stage in Valpo

The doo-wop sounds of Harbor Lights will jump into the spotlight Saturday in the Region.

June 03, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Remember the fallen, not just the free

Memorial Day is traditionally seen as the launchpad for summer. But take time today to remember the real meaning of this holiday.

May 27, 2013 12:00 am
Memorial Opera House repair job costs reach $315,000

Memorial Opera House repair job costs reach $315,000

VALPARAISO | The Porter County Board of Commissioners agreed Tuesday to spend another $90,000 on maintenance at the 120-year-old Memorial Opera House, boosting the total cost of the most recent repair job to $315,000.

May 08, 2013 7:36 pm
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