Category: Arts & Entertainment

Artsy Winter

A diversity of entertainment, from Johnny Cash to Agatha Christie.

by John Cain

Theatre at the Center will present “Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash” at the Center for Visual & Performing Arts in Munster, February 20 through March 30. From the iconic songbook of Johnny Cash comes this unique musical about love and faith, struggle and success, rowdiness and redemption, home and …

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What to Do and See

Mid-Century Modern, holiday pops and the beloved leg lamp.

by John Cain

South Shore Arts is traveling back in time to a more glamorous age with Mid-Century Modern: Style in the Age of Mad Men. The term “Mad Men,” while associated today with the AMC cable television drama, was actually a slang expression coined in the 1950s by advertising executives working on Madison Avenue to …

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Sculpture, Snow White, Steampunk Shakespeare

A summer packed with arts and entertainment across the region.

South Shore Arts will present the fourth exhibit in its Outstanding Midwest Artist Series, this time featuring Chicago artist Chris Cosnowski, who paints icons of Americana in a photo-realistic style.

At once lifelike in detail and humorous in concept, Cosnowski’s artwork recalls Western classical art through its use of figurative sculpture as subject matter.

“Trophies …

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St. Francis partners with Fort Wayne ballet

FORT WAYNE – The University of St. Francis (USF) has collaborated with the Fort Wayne Ballet to offer four-year and two-year programs in dance through the university’s Fort Wayne Ballet Conservatory at the University of Saint Francis. It is the region’s only four-year degree of its type.

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance and Associate of Arts in Dance will prepare students for professional …

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South Bend to host film festival

SOUTH BEND – Global Spectrum, operators of the Century Center, will host the River Bend Film Festival, April 3-6. The four-day festival, sponsored by Mid America Filmmakers and Downtown South Bend, will showcase everything from regional talent to Hollywood producers at three different venues in South Bend.

More than 50 local, national and international independent films in a wide variety of genres …

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Lubeznik Center hosts Poetry Slam

MICHIGAN CITY – Lubeznik Center for the Arts presents its annual Poetry Slam Friday, April 5, as part of the Uptown Arts District’s First Fridays @ 5 series. The Poetry Slam invites regional poets to showcase their original work. The event begins at 5 p.m. and concludes at 8 p.m., with poetry beginning at 5:30 pm.

Chicago poet J.W. Baz, will host the Poetry …

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Teens exhibit work at Lubeznik Center

MICHIGAN CITY – Lubeznik Center for the Arts presents Realm of Dreams, an exhibition highlighting the work of local young artists, Lu and Ry Hook. Realm of Dreams will run through Sunday, March 10.

The two brothers live on a farm with their artist parents, Andrea Peterson and Jon Hook. One of the family’s values is to live by leaving a tiny environmental footprint. …

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Lubeznik Center lists February events

MICHIGAN CITY – The Lubeznik Center for the Arts in Michigan City has announced classes for artists interested in glass and crochet and a show of the work by Midwestern artists.

From 12:30 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, a Fused Glass class will be led by Twyla Butler. Basic glass working concepts will be covered, including layout, glass cutting, fusing and kiln work. The …

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Welcome Center hosts Markovitz exhibit

HAMMOND – The Indiana Welcome Center will feature an exhibit of artworks and illustrations by Mitch Markovitz from Feb. 1 through March 22. The exhibit, “Postcards from my Sixty-Two and Half Year Vacation,” will include early artwork, original paintings and original poster paintings from the South Shore Line poster series.

Markovitz is best known for his contributions to the South Shore Line poster series “Just …

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Star Plaza hosts Indiana dance challenge

MERRILLVILLE – The 20th annual Indiana Challenge at the Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza on is Thursday, Feb. 21. The competition is a DanceSport event and is sanctioned by the National Dance Council of America.

Throughout the competition, there will be several special events. On Thursday, there will be a Dancing with the Local Stars competition from 7 to 8 p.m. that will …

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