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Portage High School Hosts Rockin' Holiday Concert

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The Portage High School music department celebrated the holiday spirit as the orchestra performed difficult and joyful pieces for all to enjoy. The orchestra presented the annual holiday program on Tuesday evening at PHS’s auditorium. The beginning, intermediate, and advanced orchestras each performed a great number of holiday spirit-filled tunes to a full crowd. The concert was under the direction of Carrie-Ann Carlson, PHS’s head orchestra director, as she challenged her students with well-known holiday classics and very difficult arrangements.

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Lubeznik Center for the Arts Hosts Return of Musician Gerry Hundt During December First Friday


Lubeznik-Center-for-the-Arts-Hosts-Return-of-Musician-Gerry-Hundt-During-December-2017Friday, December 1, 2017 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM (CST) The Legendary One-Man-Band, Gerry Hundt, returns to Lubeznik Center for the Arts (LCA). Hundt is a wunderkind of blues using stringed instruments, rack attachments and foot devices to burst into hot, rag-time blues. Performance starts at 5:30PM. Between sets, peruse the Holiday Artisan Market, enjoy light bites and a cash bar. Admission is free.

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Foreigner Turns up the Heat on a Cold Night at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond

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We’ve all heard our friends belt out a ballad of “Hot Blooded” in the bar on a Saturday night while the rest of the bar usually joins in on the chorus. And anytime “Cold as Ice” comes on the radio, you know you just can’t change the station. We recognize so many of these songs because they’ve permeated our culture so deeply over the last 40 years. Foreigner has 22 hit songs on Billboard’s Top 40, 9 of which were Top 10 hits. A claim that only a select few bands can also attest to.

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PNW Unveils 19th Annual Odyssey Sculpture and Art Exhibit

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Purdue University Northwest (PNW) is celebrating the 19th Odyssey Sculpture and Art Exhibit with a public reception on Saturday, Nov. 4 at 5:00 pm (CDT) in the James B. Dworkin Student Services and Activities Complex (DSAC), located on the Westville campus, 1401 S. U.S. Highway 421.

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Bold New Exhibitions at Lubeznik Center for the Arts

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From October 23 through January 6 2018, Lubeznik Center for the Arts (LCA) will feature two new exhibitions: Fragile Codes and In the Abstract. The exhibits juxtapose artworks using one of the oldest techniques, "encaustic" or hot wax paintings, with the newest technologies in digital art.

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Amhurst Asylum: Bringing the Fear Every Year

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When visitors walk through Amhurst Asylum, they see dilapidated padded cells crawling with demented inhabitants, and dangling corpses shrouded in spider webs. Shrieks and cackles echo in the darkness while wild eyes leer through boarded walls. Finally, the smell of gasoline, accompanied by the roar of a chainsaw, greet them as their nightmarish journey comes to an end.

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Last Chance to Win a Pair of 2018 Festival of the Lakes VIP Passes!

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We couldn't wait to share the news. Festival of the Lakes returns next year July 18-22, 2018.

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Lubeznik Center for the Arts Launches New WELCOME! Newsletter


Lubeznik-Center-for-the-Arts-Launches-New-WELCOME-NewsletterWelcome! In November, it will be one year since I was named Executive Director of Lubeznik Center for the Arts (LCA). I want to share with you many new initiatives, activities and successes. What a great year it has been!

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Local Photographer Brings the Region to an International Spotlight


AddieAcresLocal photographer Nancy Addie is bringing her art and community to an international spotlight with a stunning entry into a Weather Channel photo contest. Her photo of the Chicago skyline is in the top 5 among thousands of contestants.

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Artspace Teams with Lubeznik Center for New Exhibition


artspace-teams-with-lubeznik-center-for-new-exhibitionTwo Michigan City galleries are joining together to present the Inside Out art exhibit on view August 29 – October 15, 2017 at the Lubeznik Center for the Arts and Artspace Uptown Artist Lofts with receptions at First Friday events on September 1st and October 6th from 5-8:00 pm in both locations.

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Registration Open for Fall Classes & Workshops at Lubeznik Center for the Arts


LCA-Fall-Classes-and-Workshops-2017_01 Lubeznik Center for the Arts' (LCA) fall class & workshop offerings for children, teens and adults are currently open for registration. Weekly classes are available for those looking to develop new skills and workshops for those looking to flex their creative muscles. Offerings start as early as September 16 through as late as November 4. Classes fill quickly so all are encouraged to register early.

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