Category: Arts & Entertainment

Arts Calendar

A varied menu of music, art and theater, including lots of free offerings.

by John Cain

The Northwest Indiana Symphony continues its South Shore Summer Music Festival with free concerts, sponsored by Strack & Van Til and JPMorgan Chase, at Central Park in Griffith on July 25, Franciscan Communities in Crown Point on July 26, Wolf Lake Pavilion in Hammond on August 1 and Redar …

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Summer and Fall Calendar

A roundup of festivals, events, theater, music, art, wine tastings and more, across Northwest Indiana and nearby cities.

by Jane Bokun

Summer and fall in Northwest Indiana, Chicago, Michigan, Indianapolis, South Bend and all throughout the area–it’s a thing to behold. People here couldn’t feel better about a lovely break from the polar vortex that we’ve had to deal with all winter and spring. Now …

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Arts Update

From pop culture to popular movie music to two takes on “Hamlet.”

by John Cain

South Shore Arts opens its summer-long exhibit “Baby Boom or Bust” on June 15, featuring iconic imagery of the 20th century by artist Brian J. Sullivan along with memorabilia from an “atomic” childhood. As Baby Boomers arrive at the upper reaches of middle age, this exhibit takes a fond look …

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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.

OUTSTANDING MIDWEST ARTIST Chris Cosnowski’s Captain America Mandala, an oil on panel.

OUTSTANDING MIDWEST ARTIST
Chris Cosnowski’s Captain America
Mandala, an oil on panel.

At once lifelike in detail and humorous in concept, Cosnowski’s artwork recalls Western …

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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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