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'Smokey Joe's Cafe' performed in Merrillville

'Smokey Joe's Cafe' performed in Merrillville

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Pictured is Merrillville High School.

Merrillville High School Performing Arts Department continues performances of "Smokey Joe's Cafe."

Four Magellanic penguin chicks, hatched in May, toured the Shedd Aquarium's "Oceanarium" section to become familiar with the sights, sounds and smells, staff said. Video provided by aquarium staff.

The musical will be presented at 7:30 p.m. April 24 and 3 p.m. April 25. "Smokey Joe's Cafe features songs by hitmakers Leiber and Stoller. Among songs on the playlist are "Jailhouse Rock," "Poison Ivy," "On Broadway" and "Spanish Harlem."

Tickets are $10 for adults; $9 for senior citizens and students and $8 for children under 12 years old. For tickets, call 219-413-1213 or visit

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Safety precautions and social distancing are in place. Face masks are required. For more information, also call 219-777-0698.


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