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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 …Read Full Article
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 …Read Full Article
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 …Read Full Article
Tourism officials expect a growing economic impact.
by Shari Held
2014 promises to be bigger and better as far as income and interest generated by visitors to Northwest Indiana, Chicago and Southwest Michigan. New events are making their debut to the area while old favorites are growing.
Here’s a look at some of the events scheduled to come to …Read Full Article
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 …Read Full Article
GRIFFITH and MERRILLVILLE — Nonprofit organizations across Lake, Porter and La Porte counties are participating in the first-ever NWIgives day of giving, scheduled for February 12, 2014. Organized and presented by Lake Area United Way and Legacy Foundation, NWIgives is an innovative online fundraising event that encourages individuals to donate as much money as possible in support of their favorite participating Northwest Indiana charities in …Read Full Article
SCHERERVILLE — Boston’s Restaurant & Sports Bar and Community Healthcare System’s Cardiovascular Research program are teaming up this February – American Heart Month, to raise funding and awareness regarding heart disease. It’s a way to share great food and good times with the one you love by treating your sweetheart to a special night out and, at the same time, play a part in life-saving …Read Full Article
Friday, February14, 2014
6:15 pm Pre-Concert Talk
7:30 pm Concert
TOSCA in concert!
Love & Jealousy. Politics & Murder. Fiery & Passionate. Puccini’s opera tells of the tale of the singer Tosca, the painter she is in love with, and the police chiefwhowants her for himself. Everything is driven by love – of others, of country, and of power in this lightly …Read Full Article
Thursday, February 20 toSunday, February 23, 2014
Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N Southport Ave., presents The Hypocrites’ production INTO THE WOODS, directed by Geoff Button* with Musical Direction by Matt Deitchman, previewing February 6, opening Tuesday, February 11 at 7:30 p.m. and running through Sunday, March 30.
With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and the book by James Lapine, The Hypocrites bring their heightened and playful sense of theatricality to the …Read Full Article