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Zao Island's Greenhouse Welcomes The MegaBeatles to Raise Funds for Boys & Girls Club

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On Saturday, Beatles fans from across the Region gathered under the stars in Zao Island’s newest venue, the Greenhouse. They enjoyed a performance by one of our region’s premiere supergroups - the MegaBeatles, a Beatles tribute band composed of members from the CrawPuppies, the Chris and Lou Band, and Ed Reinhold.

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Come Together for MegaBeatles at the GreenHouse at Zao Island

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Hey Jude! Just because the weather’s turning a little nippier doesn’t mean you have to bid farewell to music festival fun! In fact, this Saturday, you can experience all the enchantment of an outdoor concert while staying warm and dry indoors. Come Together at the GreenHouse at Zao Island for one of the most singular concert experiences of the season.

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Free Movie at Memorial Opera House!

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"The Soloist," a moving story of music, friendship and confronting homelessness and mental illness, will be shown at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 21 at Memorial Opera House in Valparaiso.

Starring Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey Jr, "The Soloist" tells the true story of a disenchanted journalist’s transformative odyssey through the hidden streets of Los Angeles, where he discovers and builds a most unlikely friendship with a man from those same streets, bonding through the redemptive power of music.

The free showing is sponsored by Valparaiso Reads a Book and includes an invitation to coffee and discussion afterwards!

 

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First Man Gives Viewers a Journey Through History

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The true story about Astronaut Neil Armstrong. The man who overcame odds and the tragedies of his life to become the first man to ever step foot on the Moon.

First Man is rated PG-13 for some thematic content involving peril and brief strong language.

Rating: 8/10

What Worked:

Director Damien Chazelle practically hit on all cylinders with the release of the early fall hit, First Man. One thing apparent early on in the movie is the interesting cinematography Chazelle chose to depict not only intense space flight, but also the 60’s era. The film is primarily filmed by hand with a lot of shaky cam scenes. This fit the rugged nature of the movie. I also enjoyed the first-person camera angles throughout. When dealing with something as intense as flying in a rocket ship to the moon, this...

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Venom Movie Brings a Twist to the Typical Sci-Fi

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Reporter Eddie Brock, played by Tom Hardy, has a solid reporting job and a stable relationship with his fiancé Anne, played by Michelle Williams. However, right when it seems life is going well, Eddie runs into issues that cost him the things that are most dear to any man. Just when his life could not get any lower, Eddie catches the eye of a different admirer. A living organism from space called a “Symbiote” has crash landed on Earth, and it chooses Eddie as its perfect host. With this new strength, will Eddie Brock choose to use these powers for good? Bad? Or maybe a bit of both?

Venom is Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence, action and some language.

Rating: 6/10

What Worked:

Story aside, Venom sports some absolutely beautiful cinematography from beginning to...

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City of Hammond and The PAV Welcome Steve Miller Band to a Night of Music, Food, and Community Fun

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The Pavilion at Wolf Lake (PAV) welcomed Steve Miller Band for a beautiful Saturday night of live music featuring opening performances by Jamrose and Davy Knowles. With three tiers of admission, food vendors serving up summertime favorites like sweet corn and elephant ears, and bars in each section pouring domestic drafts and craft brews, the venue offered something for everyone, starting with the sunset over Wolf Lake and ending with Steve Miller Band.

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Industrial Revolution Eatery & Grille Lands on “Official Best Of” Series!

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Tune in to your televisions on October 20 at 12:30pm, because one of the best restaurants in Northwest Indiana, Industrial Revolution Eatery & Grille, is going to be on TV! Travel television series “The Official Best Of” flagged the restaurant as the official best industrial-themed restaurant in the country!

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A Scary Good Time: Here Come the Mummies to Perform at Blue Chip October 5, 2018

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Here Come the Mummies, an eight-piece funk-rock band of 5,000 year-old Egyptian mummies, comes to Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa, 777 Blue Chip Drive, Michigan City, Indiana on Friday, October 5 at 8 pm in the Stardust Event Center.

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Behind the Scenes of a Blockbuster Year with Portage 16 IMAX + GDX

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The season of summer blockbusters is just about wrapped up, and it was a huge one this year. The massive Avengers: Infinity War proved such a success that it has a Wikipedia page dedicated to the box office records it broke, while other films such as Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and Deadpool 2 also made waves.

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Local Country Artist Jerica Paliga Announces Upcoming Concert Dates


Jerica-Paliga-2018Jerica Paliga is a strong up and coming pop/country artist from Chesterton Indiana. A lot has happened for her over the past 2 years.

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Ant-Man and the Wasp Packs Comedy and Action into Another Marvel Hit

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Rating: 7/10

Overview: Two years have now passed since Captain America: Civil War and Scott Lang finds himself on house arrest for his actions involving the Avengers. Boredom and fatherly time with his daughter is interrupted when he is reunited with Dr. Hank Pym and his daughter Hope Van Dyne. Pym believes that Scott holds the key to finally rescuing his wife from an alternate dimension called the “Quantum Realm.” Scott is faced with a decision. Should he lay low to ensure that the FBI leaves him be? Or suit up again as Ant-Man to help Pym save his wife?

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