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TV game classic comes to Memorial Opera House stage

Jacki Stutzman, event chairman for Memorial Opera House Foundation, is admittedly having a good time in putting together a “Newlywed Game” benefit for the beloved Valparaiso theater.

October 16, 2014 1:00 am
Iconic Old Town singer Bonnie Koloc helps homeless critters

Iconic Old Town singer Bonnie Koloc helps homeless critters

Chicago has long been known as a music city, first for its blues (Chess Records to Alligator records) and then for its two rock booms, in the mid-1960s (The Buckinghams, Ides of March, The Cryan’ Shames, etc.) and in the mid-1970s (Cheap Trick, Chicago, Styx and REO Speedwagon).

October 09, 2014 10:41 am Photos

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Sena Ehrhardt lives her life in the blues

Sena Ehrhardt lives her life in the blues

Minnesota’s Sena Ehrhardt may have earned herself a master’s degree in health care, but she really never wanted to do anything other than sing the blues.

October 02, 2014 1:00 am
Speakers warn against marijuana use

Speakers warn against marijuana use

Tony Coder of the Drug Free Action Alliance was the keynote speaker Friday morning at The Blunt Truth About Marijuana summit held at the Memorial Opera House in Valpraiso. 

September 19, 2014 9:33 am
Director takes ‘Prisoners’ with Neil Simon play

Director takes ‘Prisoners’ with Neil Simon play

Stephen Sienicki, who is making his Memorial Opera House directorial debut with “The Prisoner of 2nd Avenue,” is as much of a fan of his venue as he is of Neil Simon’s dark comedy.

September 18, 2014 1:00 am Photos

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Substance abuse councils to hold summit on marijuana

VALPARAISO | The substance abuse councils of Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties will host a joint summit on marijuana Sept. 19 at the Memorial Opera House.

September 14, 2014 5:00 pm
Valpo's school music programs kick started Chris Funk's successful career

Valpo's school music programs kick started Chris Funk's successful career

Northwest Indiana’s own Chris Funk – who once rocked locally in bands sporting names like The Outlaw Bikers and Social Sometimes - returns to his hometown stomping grounds of Valparaiso to rock the Memorial Opera House with the second of his two globally acclaimed musical groups, Black Prairie.

September 11, 2014 1:00 am
Alice Peacock performs to benefit Porter County Museum Foundation

Alice Peacock performs to benefit Porter County Museum Foundation

Alice Peacock’s sound is a hybrid of pop/folk and country. She presents colorful story songs with lyrics that paint pictures in the mind’s eye as her voice rides over upbeat instrumentation akin to artists of the 1970s soft rock scene such as Jackson Brown, J.D. Souther and Linda Ronstadt.

August 21, 2014 1:00 am
App has lowdown on what's going down downtown

App has lowdown on what's going down downtown

VALPARAISO | If you are looking for things to do during a night on the town in Valparaiso, the city has an app for that.

July 31, 2014 8:30 pm
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
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