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Memorial Opera House Foundation Presents Back To The Dean Martin Show

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Dean Martin Impersonator, Felix J. Deneau Jr. had a sold-out crowd singing along during Memorial Opera House’s presentation of Back to the Dean Martin Show on Saturday night. Benjamin F. Edwards & Co. Director of Investments, Cliff Bryan and his wife Laura, sponsored the night in full. As a result, all proceeds from the night went back to the Memorial Opera House Foundation.

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Rescheduled for November 8: Chris D'Elia Concert at Silver Creek Event Center, Four Winds New Buffalo


The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians’ Four Winds® Casinos has announced that due to production on an upcoming feature film, the Chris D’Elia date set for July 19 at Four Winds New Buffalo’s® Silver Creek® Event Center is now moved to Friday, November 8th, 2019 at 9 p.m. ET. All tickets purchased for the original date will be valid for entry on the rescheduled date.

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Toy Story 4 continues the family fun

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 Rating 8/10

Overview

Toddler Bonnie and her family are going on a road trip and obviously our favorite collection of toys must join her along the way. A newly constructed toy named Forky has questions about the world and his place in it. Woody, Buzz, and the rest of Bonnie’s toys must now keep an eye on Forky and make sure they all make it home safe.

What Worked

The main thing that worked in this new Toy Story movie is the fact that our filmmakers stayed true to this franchises formula. Pixar has always been a company that tests their limits and these computer animated characters look gorgeous. Details of the toys down to the polyester look authentic and realistic. Director, Josh Cooley of “Up”, knows first-hand how to handle an animated...

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Memories and melodies created at Sheridan Plaza featuring the Crawpuppies

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Hello, Summer! The City of Whiting rocked out with the Crawpuppies, a Region favorite cover band, to welcome the first day of summer. The family-friendly event kicked off their concert series at Sheridan Plaza. Concert-goers came prepared with chairs and blankets for the all ages concert, featuring classic rock. Even passersby were pulled into the experience, creating an atmosphere of fun, dancing, and making memories of a downtown summer night. On top of this, the memories and melodies created at Sheridan Plaza are free of charge.

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IU Northwest Art Galleries seek proposals from artists, curators for 2020-21 academic year

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The School of the Arts at Indiana University Northwest encourages artists and curators to submit proposals for exhibitions in its two art galleries for the 2020-21 academic year.

The Gallery for Contemporary Art, located in the Savannah Center, and the School of the Arts Gallery, located in the Arts and Sciences Building, feature between 10 and 12 exhibitions during each academic year. Proposals are reviewed by an Exhibition Planning Committee, which looks for site-specific, concept-driven exhibitions that focus on contemporary work with bold points of view.

“We are interested in highlighting work that empowers and informs by engaging and fostering exploration and curiosity, as well as work that elevates voices and perspectives,” said Lauren M. Pacheco, director of Arts Programming and...

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Open public auditions for Theatre Northwest’s ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ set for June 28, 29

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Theatre Northwest, the performance company of the Indiana University Northwest Department of Performing Arts, has announced open auditions for the fall production of A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry and directed by guest artist Sydney Chatman.

Open auditions are scheduled for 6 to 9 p.m., Friday, June 28 and 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, June 29 at Theatre Northwest, located on the second floor of the IU Northwest Arts & Sciences Building. Parking is free Friday through Sunday and is available at the lot off Broadway between 33rd and 34th avenues.

Auditions are open to everyone. IU Northwest students regardless of their academic major are invited to audition as well as actors from the general community. No previous theatre experience is required.

All those auditioning should wear...

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Jon Anderson of Yes to Perform at Silver Creek Event Center, Four Winds New Buffalo

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The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians’ Four Winds® Casinos are pleased to announce Jon Anderson of Yes will perform at Silver Creek® Event Center on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 9 p.m. ET. This concert is part of Anderson’s 1000 Hands World Tour. Ticket prices for the show start at $29 plus applicable fees and can be purchased beginning Friday, June 21 at 10 a.m. ET by visiting FourWindsCasino.com, or by calling (800) 745-3000. Hotel rooms are available on the night of the Jon Anderson performance and can be purchased with event tickets.

Jon Anderson is undoubtedly one of the most recognizable voices in progressive rock as the lead vocalist and creative force behind Yes. Anderson was the author and a major creative influence behind the ground-breaking album...

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Men In Black: International brings nostalgia and fun

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Rating 6/10

Overview

Since she was a child, Molly (Tessa Thompson) has wanted to become a member of the Men In Black. After finally finding the agencies hidden base, she succeeds in being accepted into the secret organization. Paired with the Men In Black’s Top Agent: H (Chris Hemsworth), the two of them must keep a powerful weapon out of the hands of the evil alien race: The Hive.

What Worked

The main aspect of Men In Black: International that worked well was the overall production and feel. This movie looks and sounds like it definitely belongs in this universe. Director F. Gary Gray makes sure that all of the classic elements of the original trilogy are reintroduced for the new generation. This includes all of the cool weapons such as the classic neutralizer....

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Dogs and RailCats! Therapy pets make appearance at U.S. Steel Yard


TherapyDogs3Dogs from Franciscan Health’s pet therapy program nuzzled up to fans at Youth & Senior Day at the U.S. Steel Yard during the game between the Gary SouthShore RailCats and the Winnipeg Goldeyes on June 12.

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X-Men: Dark Phoenix flies into theaters as a curtain call to this story arc

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Rating 6/10

Overview

The X-Men find themselves on a mission to space in order to save a collection of Earth’s astronauts. However, During the expedition, Jean Grey (Sophie Turner) becomes merged with an intergalactic entity known as Phoenix. This results in Jean experiencing a new height in abilities. Unfortunately, these new powers have also caused negative effects on Jean’s mental state. The X-Men must now decide if the villain they must protect Earth from is one of their own.

What Worked

To begin, Dark Phoenix starts off on a good note. The opening act is taken directly from the source material and looks spectacular on screen. Every individual X-Man gets an opportunity to showcase his powers in order to save the astronaut crew. In fact, the visual effects...

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Cancer Survivors Celebrate their Journeys at Community Healthcare System, Cancer Resource Centre Breakfast

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Laughter reverberated through the Professional Building Conference Room at St. Catherine Hospital Sunday morning, as local cancer survivors and their loves ones gathered for the 32nd annual National Cancer Survivors Day Breakfast. They shared pancakes, swapped stories, and celebrated life. 

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