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OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Chicago WGN Critic Roy Leonard helped herald NWI stage

OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Chicago WGN Critic Roy Leonard helped herald NWI stage

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

September 14, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Howie Mandel grateful to Joan Rivers for career push

OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Howie Mandel grateful to Joan Rivers for career push

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

September 11, 2014 12:00 am
Comedienne Joan Rivers with Star Plaza Theatre President and CEO Charlie Blum in 1995

Comedienne Joan Rivers with Star Plaza Theatre President and CEO Charlie Blum in 1995

Comedienne Joan Rivers with Star Plaza Theatre President and CEO Charlie Blum backstage in the dressing room of the Merrillville stage space in 1995.

September 05, 2014 2:14 pm
OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Howie Mandel here for one show at Four Winds

OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Howie Mandel here for one show at Four Winds

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

September 03, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Robin Hood getting stage send-up in Chesterton in September

OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Robin Hood getting stage send-up in Chesterton in September

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

August 17, 2014 12:00 am
Wellman honored with state's highest tourism award

Wellman honored with state's highest tourism award

INDIANAPOLIS | A man whose name is synonymous with Northwest Indiana's travel and hospitality industry was awarded the state's highest tourism honor Friday.

August 15, 2014 3:16 pm
OFFBEAT: Local dentist Dr. Angerman had Liberace as friend and patient

OFFBEAT: Local dentist Dr. Angerman had Liberace as friend and patient

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

June 22, 2014 11:30 pm Photos

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OFFBEAT: 'Jersey Boys' opens today, Blum bringing Frankie Valli back

OFFBEAT: 'Jersey Boys' opens today, Blum bringing Frankie Valli back

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

June 20, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Region's theater icon Bill Wellman celebrates 90th birthday

OFFBEAT: Region's theater icon Bill Wellman celebrates 90th birthday

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

June 18, 2014 12:00 am
'Killin' Time' for 25 years with country music's Clint Black

'Killin' Time' for 25 years with country music's Clint Black

It’s been a quarter century since Texas hitmaker Clint Black galloped onto the country music charts and into stardom with his debut album “Killin’ Time” that spawned five #1 charted singles – “A Better Man,” “Killin’ Time,” “Nobody’s Home,” “Walkin’ Away,” and “Nothing’s News.” That remains …

May 15, 2014 12:00 am
Country Singer Vince Gill with Peggy Potempa, Mother of Times Columnist Philip Potempa

Country Singer Vince Gill with Peggy Potempa, Mother of Times Columnist Philip Potempa

Country Singer Vince Gill chats backstage with Peggy Potempa, mother of Times Columnist Philip Potempa, Thursday, following his concert at Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville.

May 10, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Soon-to-be grandpa Vince Gill and daughter Jenny grace Star Plaza stage

OFFBEAT: Soon-to-be grandpa Vince Gill and daughter Jenny grace Star Plaza stage

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

May 10, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Smiling at success: Vince Gill happy with 25-year career and return to Star Plaza stage

Smiling at success: Vince Gill happy with 25-year career and return to Star Plaza stage

Ask singer Vince Gill about the music and performers he was inspired by in his youth, and his answer varies with his reflection.

April 23, 2014 8:03 pm Photos

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Vince Gill and Barbara Mandrell

Vince Gill and Barbara Mandrell

Country star Vince Gill stands behind country singer Barbara Mandrell while talking to the media in this Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2007 photo in Nashville, Tenn., following an announcement that Gill would be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

April 23, 2014 12:00 am
Singers Amy Grant and Vince Gill

Singers Amy Grant and Vince Gill

Singers Amy Grant and Vince Gill married in 2000. Gill will perform one concert at Star Plaza Theatre at 8 p.m. May 8.

April 23, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Streetlamp, GR launch tour today, and at Chicago's Park West for weekend

OFFBEAT: Streetlamp, GR launch tour today, and at Chicago's Park West for weekend

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

April 17, 2014 12:00 am
Sing a song: Sesame Street Live dances onto Star Plaza Theatre stage

Sing a song: Sesame Street Live dances onto Star Plaza Theatre stage

The star characters of Sesame Street are set to create a musical adventure on stage in Merrillville.

April 09, 2014 11:43 pm Photos

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Adrenaline Rush dance competition to blast into Merrillville

Adrenaline Rush dance competition to blast into Merrillville

One of the newest national dance competitions in the industry is on its way to Merrillville.

March 28, 2014 12:00 am
Singer Anita Baker Shares a Backstage Embrace with Star Plaza Theatre President, CEO and Talent Buyer Charlie Blum

Singer Anita Baker Shares a Backstage Embrace with Star Plaza Theatre President, CEO and Talent Buyer Charlie Blum

Singer Anita Baker Shares a backstage embrace in July 1995 with Star Plaza Theatre President, CEO and Talent Buyer Charlie Blum.

March 13, 2014 12:00 am
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