Memorial Opera House
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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.
Craig Golbesky, director of Valparaiso’s Memorial Opera House’s production of “Guys and Dolls,” described the beloved musical as “quintessential American theater at it’s best.”
Jim Nebelski of Berglund Construction works on renovations in January at Porter County's Memorial Opera House in Valparaiso.
Jim Nebelski of Berglund Construction works on renovations Wednesday at Valparaiso's Memorial Opera House. Porter County owns the 118-year-old building on Indiana Avenue. Renovations have included work on the sagging floor and foundation.
VALPARAISO | The Porter County Board of Commissioners declared an emergency last week that allowed them to bypass the bidding process and hire a contractor for up to $225,000 to address water infiltration problems threatening the 119-year-old Memorial Opera House.
Charlie Blum has been booking shows for Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville for 23 years.
The eclectic Vanguard Records label is a good home for an artist who himself is unsure how to adequately describe the music he creates; a rustic blend of folk, country and rock, but with notable pop sensibilities.
VALPARAISO | Candidates for contested Porter County Council and commissioner seats pretty much agreed with each other Tuesday night during a forum sponsored by the Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce.
Porter County voters face two good choices in this year's District 1 (south) county commissioner's race.
Michelle Smith, business director at Valparaiso Memorial House and a coordinator of their annual “Halloween Spooktacular,” says the adults that participate in their annual kid-minded event are as awestruck as the youngsters in the audience.
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The sculptures on display at Indiana University by Morton C. Bradley have elicited responses from viewers outside of the art strata according to IU Curator of Campus Art Sherry Rouse.
VALPARAISO | Nearly a year after a debate about Porter County government's role in funding the arts, the newly appointed interim director of the Memorial Opera House unveiled a proposed 2013 budget that is nearly $96,000 less than this year.
While a primary focus for many who attend the Hyde Park Jazz Festival is the music, festival director Kate Dumbleton also sees it as a way for attendees to explore the neighborhood’s rich architectural offerings.
VALPARAISO | Porter County officials have addressed several deficiencies brought to their attention during a State Board of Accounts audit.
Chris Stalbaum, vocal director of Valparaiso’s Memorial Opera House’s “Shout! The Mod Musical,” has found himself playing a reverse “name that tune” on several occasions in regard to his production.
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For theatergoers, one appeal to enjoying a play is being surprised by the twists and turns a tale may take, and the less known about the specifics of the story is better.
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