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Michael Essany

OFFBEAT: Readers want to mail Ellen, David Brenner tribute

OFFBEAT: Readers want to mail Ellen, David Brenner tribute

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

March 19, 2014 12:00 am
Michael Essany Show

Michael Essany Show

The "Seven on Ridge" TV talk show with host Michael Essany began taping at the Gary Genesis Center in September of 2012.

February 07, 2014 8:09 pm
Essany Ending Local Show Run

Essany Ending Local Show Run

Michael Essany said Thursday he will end his association as host and co-executive producer of the "Seven on Ridge" TV show on Chicago station WJYS because of a dispute with the show's creator.

December 06, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Anna Nicole Smith story told Saturday with new cable movie

OFFBEAT: Anna Nicole Smith story told Saturday with new cable movie

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

June 28, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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OFFBEAT: Michigan City our final community access TV station in NWI

OFFBEAT: Michigan City our final community access TV station in NWI

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

January 08, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Essany halts his latest late night TV gig amid dispute

OFFBEAT: Essany halts his latest late night TV gig amid dispute

Valparaiso TV talk show host Michael Essany told me Thursday he has ended his Northwest Indiana-based Chicagoland late night television show "Seven on Ridge" because of staff and contractual disputes.

December 07, 2012 12:00 am
Michael Essany Interviews Psychic Sidney Freidman on his "Seven on Ridge" TV Talk Show

Michael Essany Interviews Psychic Sidney Freidman on his "Seven on Ridge" TV Talk Show

One of the first guests on Michael Essany's "Seven on Ridge" debut episode at the Sept. 15, 2012 taping was Sidney Freidman, a mentalist and psychic.

November 18, 2012 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Illness prompted Essany's TV talk show hiatus

OFFBEAT: Illness prompted Essany's TV talk show hiatus

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

November 18, 2012 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Essany's talk show includes comical guest and Hobart event

OFFBEAT: Essany's talk show includes comical guest and Hobart event

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

November 13, 2012 12:00 am

Lansing girl to sing national anthem at Sox game

Molly Roe, 13, of Lansing, will sing the national anthem before the last Chicago White Sox home game of the season on Sept. 30. Molly performed the anthem during the opening week of the season, but because there were some technical difficulties with the sound system, she was invited back.

September 09, 2012 12:00 am

OFFBEAT: Tickets now available for new Michael Essany TV show taping in Gary

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

August 12, 2012 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Readers have questions about Michael Essany's  return to TV

OFFBEAT: Readers have questions about Michael Essany's return to TV

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

June 10, 2012 12:00 am
Essany to rock Chicago late night with variety show

Essany to rock Chicago late night with variety show

VALPARAISO | Everyone knows Batman and Robin, Magic and Kareem, Starsky and Hutch. Successful teams have a dynamic duo that will live in infinity. But perhaps none more impressive than VU grad Michael Essany and his 12-foot interactive rooster Kaka who plan to take over late night television…

May 23, 2012 7:59 am
VU grad previews late-night challenge to TV talk show icons

VU grad previews late-night challenge to TV talk show icons

VALPARAISO | More than 400 people showed up Tuesday at Valparaiso University, eager for a glimpse of how a local TV talk show host plans to challenge two late-night heavyweights.

May 22, 2012 9:30 pm Photos

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Michael Essany in September 2010 Visiting the Valparaiso University Campus

Michael Essany in September 2010 Visiting the Valparaiso University Campus

Michael Essany, shown here in September 2010 returning to his alma mater Valparaiso University for a campus visit photo shoot, is returning to television.

May 13, 2012 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Valparaiso's Michael Essany returning to broadcast with new TV venture

OFFBEAT: Valparaiso's Michael Essany returning to broadcast with new TV venture

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

May 13, 2012 12:00 am

Vale Park renaming foes launch Facebook site

VALPARAISO | The suggestion to rename Vale Park Road in honor of President Ronald Reagan has aroused opposition from both sides of the political aisle.

January 18, 2011 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: 'Brady bride' and model Adrianne Curry featured at Joliet 2011 bridal show

OFFBEAT: 'Brady bride' and model Adrianne Curry featured at Joliet 2011 bridal show

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

January 12, 2011 12:00 am

Essany's passion for justice would serve township well

We have known Michael Essany for about 20 years.

October 06, 2010 12:00 am

Essany has shown essential integrity, commitment

I think Michael Essany will make an outstanding trustee for Center Township! In all of Michael's previous endeavors -- personal, professional or political -- he has demonstrated the integrity and commitment to family and community that are essential for leadership in office.

October 04, 2010 12:00 am
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