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OFFBEAT: Creative pizza, celery soda and thinner Gov. Chris Christie in AC

OFFBEAT: Creative pizza, celery soda and thinner Gov. Chris Christie in AC

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

May 05, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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OFFBEAT: 'Seinfeld' actor Jason Alexander up next headlining at The Venue in Hammond

OFFBEAT: 'Seinfeld' actor Jason Alexander up next headlining at The Venue in Hammond

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

April 06, 2013 12:00 am
Jason Alexander

Jason Alexander

Comedian Jason Alexander will perform one show at The Venue at Horseshoe Casino in Hammond on April 27. 2013.

April 06, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Chicago premiere of 'Side Effects' play comedy has side effects

OFFBEAT: Chicago premiere of 'Side Effects' play comedy has side effects

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

January 14, 2013 12:00 am
TV Comedy Writer Marc Jaffe

TV Comedy Writer Marc Jaffe

TV comedy writer-turned-playwright Marc Jaffe penned the new stage comedy "Side Effects May Include..." having its Chicago premiere this month at Greenhouse Theatre.

January 13, 2013 12:00 am
Of Notoriety: DVD Organization Tips

Of Notoriety: DVD Organization Tips

I've been spending my summer shadowing Times Columnist Philip Potempa, who is also my professor at Valparaiso University. During my time shadowing Professor Potempa and writing on this blog, I have discovered an enjoyment of writing film reviews. As a lover of cinema, movies have always had…

June 28, 2011 4:27 pm Photos

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CHICAGO SCENE: Local bands dominated Bluesfest lineup

CHICAGO SCENE: Local bands dominated Bluesfest lineup

The 28th Chicago Blues Festival opens today and runs through Sunday in Grant Park. The four stages are extra-light on headliners (Lonnie Brooks, Shemekia Copeland) and heavy on local faves (guitarist Carl Weathersby, boogie-woogie mama Katherine Davis, harp master Billy Branch). Factor in ta…

June 10, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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John O'Hurley headlines national Broadway tour of "Chicago"

John O'Hurley headlines national Broadway tour of "Chicago"

Actor John O'Hurley has returned to the lawyer stage role he loves, headlining in the new national tour of the musical "Chicago" playing this weekend at the Oriental Theatre in Chicago.

June 10, 2011 12:00 am
Back to 'Chicago'

Back to 'Chicago'

Actor John O'Hurley says he was surprised as he watched with anticipation to see which celebrities took the final honors for this season's "Dancing with the Stars" finale last week.

May 29, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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OFFBEAT: 'Wizard of Oz' Munchkin's wife, Elizabeth Maren, dead at 69

OFFBEAT: 'Wizard of Oz' Munchkin's wife, Elizabeth Maren, dead at 69

With her bright red hair and Coke-bottle-thick glasses, Elizabeth Maren always was easy to spot at any of the annual Wizard of Oz Festival in Chesterton each year.

January 31, 2011 12:00 am
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