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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
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
Journey brings rockin' show to the region

Journey brings rockin' show to the region

Grammy-winning rock band Journey has been entertaining audiences in a rousing triple bill show with Steve Miller Band and Tower of Power this summer and in various solo concerts.

August 27, 2014 10:30 pm Photos

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Boney James brings jazzy show to Hammond

Boney James brings jazzy show to Hammond

Hot jazz was in the spotlight Friday at The Venue at Hammond's Horseshoe Casino.

August 13, 2014 4:30 pm
OFFBEAT: Chesterton's funny guy Jim Gaffigan getting TV sitcom

OFFBEAT: Chesterton's funny guy Jim Gaffigan getting TV sitcom

The last time comedian and Chesterton claim-to-fame Jim Gaffigan played any dates in Northwest Indiana was August 2013 at the Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville.

August 02, 2014 5:51 am
Huey Lewis and the News a hit again in Hammond

Huey Lewis and the News a hit again in Hammond

When Huey Lewis steps onto a stage, it's always a party of sorts.

June 18, 2014 4:30 pm
Huey Lewis to bring tour to Hammond

Huey Lewis to bring tour to Hammond

Huey Lewis and the News have been traveling and making music for decades. And as far as live concert bands go, the group is still going strong.

June 12, 2014 1:00 am Photos

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Enjoy a movie at Horseshoe Casino

Enjoy a movie at Horseshoe Casino

Horseshoe Casino, 777 Casino Center Drive, Hammond, will be celebrating the anniversary of the first movie theater at 7 p.m. today in The Venue.

June 05, 2014 4:00 pm

Gather for another Roadwatch party

Time for the playoffs! Blackhawks fans are invited to The Venue at Horseshoe Casino Thursday for an official Blackhawks RoadWatch viewing party for the playoff opener. Doors open at 6 p.m. Game time is 7 p.m.

April 16, 2014 5:30 pm
OFFBEAT: Caesars Entertainment, both at Horseshoe and Sin City, paying off

OFFBEAT: Caesars Entertainment, both at Horseshoe and Sin City, paying off

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

April 14, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Boyz II Men a hit at Hammond's The Venue

Rich harmonies and a cappella arrangements were in the spotlight as Grammy-winning vocal group Boyz II Men entertained a full house of fans March 28 at The Venue at Hammond's Horseshoe Casino.

April 01, 2014 12:00 am

Blackhawks Road Watch Parties to be held at The Venue

A Chicago Blackhawks Road Watch Party will be held March 27 at The Venue at Horseshoe Casino, 777 Casino Center Drive, Hammond. Horseshoe Casino is an official Blackhawks Road Watch Party location.

March 26, 2014 12:45 pm
MMA NOTEBOOK: Surma hoping third time’s charm with Bellator

MMA NOTEBOOK: Surma hoping third time’s charm with Bellator

Lance Surma is no stranger to Bellator MMA.

February 21, 2014 7:00 pm
Aaron Lewis to bring country sounds to Hammond

Aaron Lewis to bring country sounds to Hammond

Music fans have long been used to Aaron Lewis' rockin' sounds with Staind. For the past few years, Lewis has been delivering tunes in a country vein on stage and winning new admirers.

February 19, 2014 4:15 pm
Mike Tyson shares his story in 'Undisputed Truth'

Mike Tyson shares his story in 'Undisputed Truth'

Audience members saw a more thoughtful and even humorous Mike Tyson during his one-man show "Undisputed Truth" Feb. 8 in Hammond.

February 14, 2014 1:45 pm
Babyface serenades fans in Hammond

Babyface serenades fans in Hammond

Valentine's Day came early in Northwest Indiana as Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds performed Jan. 18 at The Venue at Hammond's Horseshoe Casino.

January 22, 2014 3:00 pm
Comic Relief in the Region: Paul Rodriquez to make 'em laugh in Hammond

Comic Relief in the Region: Paul Rodriquez to make 'em laugh in Hammond

Paul Rodriguez has been delivering jokes for decades. And although he draws on current events, his own life and his family for his material which he updates periodically, his philosophy on humor has remained the same through the years.

October 04, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Donny Osmond back to Vegas and Chicago for Xmas

OFFBEAT: Donny Osmond back to Vegas and Chicago for Xmas

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

September 05, 2013 12:00 am
3 Doors Down brings hits tour to town

3 Doors Down brings hits tour to town

Escatawpa, Mississippi’s platinum selling alt-rock exports 3 Doors Down long ago had proven they were not one of the many “one-hit-wonder” bands of the 1990s, but the release of their first “Greatest Hits” collection last winter underscored the fact.

July 19, 2013 12:00 am
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