Showing: 1-50 of 2438

Search / Found (2438)

Keeping ‘Company’ at Memorial Opera House

Keeping ‘Company’ at Memorial Opera House

Scot PJ MacDonald, director of Valparaiso’s Memorial Opera House’s production of “Company,” expects viewers to leave the theater with their own unique take on the acclaimed musical.

10 hours ago
Cosy up to acclaimed songsmith at Front Porch Music

Cosy up to acclaimed songsmith at Front Porch Music

“Acclaimed singer-songwriter” is just one of Cosy Sheridan’s many talents and occupations.

11 hours ago
Acclaimed Twin Cities duo to grace Front Porch stage

Acclaimed Twin Cities duo to grace Front Porch stage

Loretta Simonet, one half of the Minneapolis-based folk duo Curtis and Loretta, considers stops at Valparaiso’s Front Porch Music to be a longtime highlight of their regular touring regiment.

April 10, 2014 12:00 am Photos

Photos

Chicago Street to ‘Play it Again’

Chicago Street to ‘Play it Again’

For Jason Utesch, helming Valparaiso’s Chicago Street Theatre’s production of “Play it Again, Sam” is an ideal fit.

April 10, 2014 12:00 am
Golden era of TV revisited with ‘Laughter’

Golden era of TV revisited with ‘Laughter’

Wayne Puchkors, director of Hammond Community Theatre’s production of “Laughter on the 23rd Floor,” is admittedly not a fan of plays with gratuitous foul language.

March 27, 2014 12:00 am
Area thesps make ‘Time Stand Still’ in Crown Point

Area thesps make ‘Time Stand Still’ in Crown Point

Kate Ryan, director of Crown Point Community Theatre’s “Time Stands Still,” saw an immediate connection with the four actors and their respective characters in her production of the acclaimed drama.

March 20, 2014 12:00 am
Jazz virtuoso entertains, educates in Munster

Jazz virtuoso entertains, educates in Munster

With his Jazz 101 multimedia extravaganza, Big Apple-based composer and pianist Jesse Lynch is doing his part in keeping the music exciting for present and future generations.

March 11, 2014 12:00 am
Towle set ‘Adrift’ in latest production

Towle set ‘Adrift’ in latest production

Jeff Casey, director of Hammond’s Towle Theater’s production of “Adrift in Macao,” has had nothing but fun with his cast being “Adrift" for their latest musical production.

February 27, 2014 12:00 am
Beatniks continues traditional ‘Monologues’ production

Beatniks continues traditional ‘Monologues’ production

Bonnie Johnson, director of Hammond’s Beatniks on Conkey’s fundraising production of “The Vagina Monologues,” has an idea why the women-themed play has been a smash with audiences throughout the world.

February 20, 2014 12:00 am
'Mousetrap’ set at Beatniks

'Mousetrap’ set at Beatniks

Valerie Wotkun, director of Hammond Community Theatre’s production of “The Mousetrap,” came across Agatha Christie’s beloved murder mystery by unconventional means.

January 31, 2014 5:58 pm Photos

Photos

Chicago Street takes trip to ‘Leenane’ in latest play

Chicago Street takes trip to ‘Leenane’ in latest play

“The Beauty Queen of Leenane” is often referred to as a dark comedy or adult comedy, but Traci Brandt, co-director of Valparaiso’s Chicago Street Theatre’s production of “Leenane,” sees more to the story than just laughs.

January 30, 2014 12:00 am Photos

Photos

L’arc en Ciel kicks off 2014 with more ‘Nunsense’

L’arc en Ciel kicks off 2014 with more ‘Nunsense’

Angie Lowe, co-director of L’arc en Ciel Theatre Group’s production of “Sister Mary Amnesia’s Country Western Nunsense Jamboree,” has an idea why the “Nunsense” series has been a habit with many area theatergoers.

January 16, 2014 12:00 am
‘Rumors’ spreading at Great Oaks

‘Rumors’ spreading at Great Oaks

Angie Lowe, co-director of L'arc en Ciel Theatre Group’s “Rumors,” is putting her own touch on Neil Simon’s acclaimed farcical comedy to make it appealing to a wider audience.

November 11, 2013 12:00 am

Every page tells a (same old) story

Over the course of the last several years, the New York Times bestseller list has regularly read more like Billboard’s album charts, circa 1975.

October 11, 2013 12:00 am

They can tell you. Why?

“History of The Eagles,” a three-hour documentary on the long-beloved classic country rock band, is both the best and worst music documentary released this year.

October 04, 2013 12:00 am

Tunes and Tix: A career in weird

If no one has yet to opine that, in the event of an apocalypse, cockroaches and “Weird Al” Yankovic would pull through, I’m throwing that one out there now.

September 27, 2013 12:00 am

Tunes and Tix: Old favorites, new Atoms

Ever want to upset a musical artist straying outside of the entity he or she is best known for? Call that endeavor a “side project.”

September 20, 2013 12:00 am

Tunes and Tix: North Mississippi Allstars, Stereophonics to perform

While separated by a massive body of water and varying stylistically, North Mississippi Allstars and Stereophonics, at critical junctures in their still-evolving careers, made past musical benchmarks sound like the next big thing.

September 13, 2013 12:00 am

Confounded by Ke$ha

For better or for worse, Ke$ha has managed to stand out amongst her pop peers at a time where they are manufactured, marketed and managed to where pretty much anything unique has been rung out.

June 07, 2013 12:00 am
Chicagoland offers winning concert roster

Chicagoland offers winning concert roster

From the Rolling Stones to Taylor Swift to Beyonce, many a household name is making their way to venues throughout the country this summer, with Chicago stops on their schedule.

May 24, 2013 12:00 am Photos

Photos

Tunes and Tix: Raise the flag

The Ramones have become trendy with the last few young generations of punk appreciators.

May 24, 2013 12:00 am
Like a Rolling Stone

Like a Rolling Stone

Referring to the Rolling Stones as the “Mt. Rushmore of Rock and Roll” takes on more than one meaning, depending on your point of view.

May 17, 2013 12:00 am

Newsted on the block

Jason Newsted’s tenure with Metallica may have lasted a decade and a half with tens of millions of albums sold, but his input was anything but prodigious.

May 10, 2013 12:00 am

Tunes and Tix: Nostalgia time, y’all!

Depending on what side of the fence you sit on, the upcoming 15th anniversary of Limp Bizkit’s first hit, a cover of George Michael’s “Faith,” is something to acknowledge or scour over.

May 03, 2013 12:00 am
Area artists expand their horizons with ‘Tomorrow’ exhibit

Area artists expand their horizons with ‘Tomorrow’ exhibit

Mike Konieczny, co-chair of Southern Shore Art Association’s “Tomorrow, Back and Beyond” exhibit, had a specific instruction to the artists who submitted their works to his show.

May 03, 2013 12:00 am

Tunes and Tix: Another look at 1975

The year 1975,, in terms of the pop music landscape, doesn’t stand out in the way benchmark years such as 1963, 1977 and 1992 did, but its impact would be felt for years to follow.

April 26, 2013 12:00 am
Ease on down to Chicago Heights for 'The Wiz'

Ease on down to Chicago Heights for 'The Wiz'

Tyler McMahon, director of Chicago Heights’ Drama Group’s production of “The Wiz,” holds the beloved musical in high regard for both personal and artistic reasons.

April 26, 2013 12:00 am Photos

Photos

Lessons learned amidst the laughs in Towle’s ‘Jewtopia’

Marty Grubbs, director of Hammond’s Towle Theater’s production of “Jewtopia,” sees an important moral in his production of the acclaimed comedy.

April 26, 2013 12:00 am
It’s “All in the Timing’ for Hammond Community Theatre

It’s “All in the Timing’ for Hammond Community Theatre

For Hammond Community Theatre’s Earle Howe, the comedy “All in the Timing” is an ideal play for him to bring to the stage.

April 19, 2013 12:00 am

Local songwriter to perform at Cornucopia

Portage songsmith, musician, and performer Jeff Trathen had to travel more than a thousand miles to rediscover his musical mojo.

April 19, 2013 12:00 am

Marr attacks

It’s quite possible that Smiths alumni have made more headlines in the quarter century since they called it a day than they did in their brief, but influential time together in the early and mid-'80s.

April 19, 2013 12:00 am

Spreading old ‘Rumours’

You’ve got to hand it to conglomerate music marketers. They sure know how to make a classic rock anniversary an event.

April 12, 2013 12:00 am

“Kindergarten” in session at Crown Point Community Theatre

Becky Jascoviak, director of Crown Point Community Theatre’s “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten,” knows why the book and stage version has endured with readers and audiences for a quarter century.

April 12, 2013 12:00 am
Chinese art exhibited at VU

Chinese art exhibited at VU

Gloria Ruff, assistant curator of Valparaiso’s Brauer Museum of Art, noted the diversity in the styles of the works showcased there by faculty and students at China’s Renmin University.

April 05, 2013 12:00 am Photos

Photos

'Letters’ read by Drama Group

The glitz and the glamour may be missing when theater companies present play readings, but Vicki High, director of Chicago Heights’ Drama Group’s reading of the drama “Love Letters,” appreciates what comes to the forefront.

April 05, 2013 12:00 am

Reason to Bragg

Billy Bragg’s current stateside tour, which brings him to Chicago’s City Winery for a three night stand April 12-14, comes after a decade of little activity, new music-wise, from the beloved British songsmith.

April 05, 2013 12:00 am

Tunes and Tix: ‘Vivid’ recollections

 Living Colour’s rise to hard rock royalty with their 1988 debut “Vivid” came with no small amount of unfortunate hype.

March 29, 2013 12:00 am
Footlight Players stage Tennessee Williams classic

Footlight Players stage Tennessee Williams classic

Steve Rohe, director of Michigan City’s Footlight Players’ production of “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” has an idea why the Tennessee Williams-penned classic has endured for generations of actors and audiences.

March 29, 2013 12:00 am

Tunes and Tix: Garbage collective

 It’s common, in a music group of any genre, for a single member to emerge as its creative leader, but, in alt-poppers Garbage, all four members are truly forces to be reckoned with.

March 22, 2013 12:00 am
'Reflections' brings country life to Hammond

'Reflections' brings country life to Hammond

With her exhibit “Reflections of Life in the Country” at South Shore Arts’ Substation No. 9 in Hammond, artist Lyn Wellsand hopes to bring a little country life to the region’s urban viewers.

March 22, 2013 12:00 am Photos

Photos

Music, poetry showcased at Cornucopia

Danny Radovanovic, a Chicago-based poet performing and writing as Stutterbot, hopes his showcase next week with three fellow creative minds at Valparaiso’s Cornucopia Coffee Company, hopes to do more than merely entertain with his words.

March 15, 2013 12:00 am
Yes says ‘no’ to hits-only show at Venue

Yes says ‘no’ to hits-only show at Venue

At a time where lone songs make up music listeners’ purchases, Alan White, drummer of Yes, sees many listeners missing out on a bigger picture by ignoring full-fledged albums of original music as a whole.

March 15, 2013 12:00 am

Returning to Greener pastures

It’s one thing for a band to venture artistically past its origins, but the last nine years has seen Green Day flourish by leaps and bounds.

March 15, 2013 12:00 am

Tunes and Tix: Queen of Americana meets British six string king

Being deemed “living history up close” can be seen as an insult to many a veteran artist, especially those who are still pursuing their crafts with dignity.

March 08, 2013 12:00 am
Region’s environment reflected in ‘Column’ show

Region’s environment reflected in ‘Column’ show

It’s common for the folks at Hammond’s Paul Henry’s Gallery to accommodate their artists in terms of making space when setting up exhibits, but for East Chicago abstract artist Thomas Frank, they are going the extra mile.

March 08, 2013 12:00 am
Union Street Gallery creates ‘Mad World’

Union Street Gallery creates ‘Mad World’

To Jessica Freudenberg-Segal, gallery director of Chicago Heights’ Union Street Gallery, odd is good – and relatively new - when it comes to the abstract and surreal pieces that make up their "Mad World” exhibit.

March 01, 2013 12:00 am Photos

Photos

Tunes and Tix: Cohen’s brilliant 'Old Ideas'

In the popular music strata, only a small handful of artists have remained relevant as they cross their 70-year threshold.

March 01, 2013 12:00 am
Southern Shore’s ‘Shades’ showcases women

Southern Shore’s ‘Shades’ showcases women

Susan Block, curator of Michigan City’s Southern Shore Art Association’s “Fifty Shades of Female” exhibit, sees her show as creating what she referred to as “a bit of cultural history in this region.”

February 28, 2013 12:30 pm Photos

Photos

Genesius Guild brings ‘Pirates’ to region

Genesius Guild brings ‘Pirates’ to region

To Genesius Guild director David Long, staging the musical “The Pirates of Penzance,” is truly a collaborative effort between he and his cast.

February 22, 2013 12:00 am
Memorial Opera House stages ‘Guys and Dolls’

Memorial Opera House stages ‘Guys and Dolls’

Craig Golbesky, director of Valparaiso’s Memorial Opera House’s production of “Guys and Dolls,” described the beloved musical as “quintessential American theater at it’s best.”

February 22, 2013 12:00 am
Follow The Times

Featured Businesses

Poll

Loading…

Who should win the Democratic nomination for Lake County assessor?

View Results

National Video