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Highland Parks Performing Arts Group presents "Wizard of Oz" starting July 31

HIGHLAND | The Highland Parks Performing Arts Group proudly presents "The Wizard of Oz." Performance are at 8 p.m. on July 31, and Aug. 1, 2 & 7, 8, and 9 at the Highland Main Square Gazebo, 3001 Ridge Road, Highland, IN 46322.

July 28, 2014 6:11 pm
Scott Covert and the Forever Grateful Dead

Scott Covert and the Forever Grateful Dead

Scott Covert's new show will open on August 8 with an artist's reception and refreshments starting that evening at 5pm at Firme in Beverly Shores.

July 24, 2014 5:25 pm Photos

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Munchkin Ruth Duccini, who played a Munchkin Townswoman in the 1939 MGM Film "The Wizard of Oz"

Munchkin Ruth Duccini, who played a Munchkin Townswoman in the 1939 MGM Film "The Wizard of Oz"

Munchkin Ruth Duccini, who played a Munchkin townswoman in the classic 1939 MGM film "The Wizard of Oz," died at age 95 in Las Vegas Thursday.

January 17, 2014 12:00 am
Munchkin Ruth Duccini in her Munchkin Townswoman Costume in "The Wizard of Oz"

Munchkin Ruth Duccini in her Munchkin Townswoman Costume in "The Wizard of Oz"

Munchkin Ruth Duccini in her Munchkin townswoman costume in the classic 1939 MGM film "The Wizard of Oz." Duccini, 95, died in Las Vegas Thursday.

January 16, 2014 10:08 pm
OFFBEAT: Final female 'Oz' Munchkin dead at 95

OFFBEAT: Final female 'Oz' Munchkin dead at 95

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

January 16, 2014 10:08 pm Photos

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OFFBEAT: A 'Wicked' return for 'Oz'-inspired stage favorite

OFFBEAT: A 'Wicked' return for 'Oz'-inspired stage favorite

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

November 04, 2013 12:00 am
Still casting a Spell: Broadway's 'Wicked' celebrating 10th stage anniversary with Chicago return

Still casting a Spell: Broadway's 'Wicked' celebrating 10th stage anniversary with Chicago return

Megan Gauler, 18, of Kouts remembers her first stage encounter with the witches of Broadway's record-breaking box office smash "Wicked."

October 27, 2013 7:00 am Photos

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OFFBEAT: Frankie Valli, 'Oz' and Valparaiso all on readers' minds

OFFBEAT: Frankie Valli, 'Oz' and Valparaiso all on readers' minds

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

October 09, 2013 12:00 am
The Daily FIx

The Daily FIx

Offering perspective on today's issues

April 25, 2013 12:00 am
Adventures in Everyday Living, Shorelines Thursday, June 21st

Adventures in Everyday Living, Shorelines Thursday, June 21st

Live Bait Theatre hosts Actor, Writer, Director John Lisbon Wood's one-acts this weekend; Scott Covert opens in New York next month and new Stephen Hansen work in Douglas---Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore magazine.

June 20, 2012 8:15 am

S'ville parks trip slated June 8 for 'Wizard of Oz' performance

SCHERERVILLE | Parks officials have scheduled a trip to see "The Wizard of Oz" June 8 at the Drury Lane Children’s Theatre.

May 15, 2012 12:00 am
Lollipop Munchkin Jerry Maren

Lollipop Munchkin Jerry Maren

Jerry Maren, 91, who played a Munchkin member of The Lollipop Guild, in the 1939 classic MGM film "The Wizard of Oz" will not attend next month's 2011 30th Annual Wizard of Oz Festival in Chesterton, Ind.

August 14, 2011 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: 30th Annual Wizard of Oz Fest in Chesterton will not include 'Lollipop' Munchkin

OFFBEAT: 30th Annual Wizard of Oz Fest in Chesterton will not include 'Lollipop' Munchkin

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

August 14, 2011 12:00 am
Of Notoriety: "The Wiz" enchants in Munster

Of Notoriety: "The Wiz" enchants in Munster

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 …

July 18, 2011 2:13 pm
OFFBEAT: Debbie's auction nets big profit, she's resting more easily without debt worry

OFFBEAT: Debbie's auction nets big profit, she's resting more easily without debt worry

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

June 25, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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OFFBEAT: Former Valpo actor starring in Sony film opposite Oscar winner Lou Gosset Jr.

OFFBEAT: Former Valpo actor starring in Sony film opposite Oscar winner Lou Gosset Jr.

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

February 06, 2011 12:00 am
Jerry and Elizabeth Maren

Jerry and Elizabeth Maren

Jerry and Elizabeth Maren are shown in this undated photo. Jerry, now 91, played one of the Munchkin Lollipop Guild members in the 1939 film "The Wizard of Oz." Elizabeth, his devoted wife of 35 years, died Jan. 28, 2011 at age 69.

January 31, 2011 12:00 am
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
OFFBEAT: Broadway's 'Wicked' still bewitchingly entertaining and fun for all

OFFBEAT: Broadway's 'Wicked' still bewitchingly entertaining and fun for all

The holiday season wouldn't be complete for many without the annual airing of the Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed film classic "It's a Wonderful Life. Directed by Frank Capra, the 1946 Oscar-winning film has earned a place in the hearts of young and old.

December 10, 2010 12:00 am
The Yellow Brick Road ends in Chesterton

The Yellow Brick Road ends in Chesterton

Mitch Markovitz signs his latest painting Thursday in Chesterton during the unveiling of the new South Shore poster honoring the Wizard of Oz Festival. The festival starts today and runs through Sunday in downtown Chesterton.

September 16, 2010 7:28 pm
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