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A festival of music, food, and fun on Sunday, July 7: three terrific bands to perform

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Live entertainment is really heating up this summer at Founders Square Park in Portage, Indiana. Bring the whole family, neighbors, and friends for what promises to be a truly fantastic music fest, with Chronic Flannel, Indika Reggae, and Rick Lindy & The Wild Ones electrifying the stage between 3:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 7 at the Indiana American Water Company Pavilion at Founders Square Park. It's all part of the 2019 Portage Summer Music Series of free concerts at Founders Square Park, which continues with concerts on the first Sunday in August and September. The Indiana American Water Company Pavilion at Founders Square Park is located on the north side of Portage Fire Station #3 at 6300 Central Avenue.

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Hard Rock Four Winds joins chefs across the world in celebrating Anthony Bourdain Day


WHO: Chefs of the Hard Rock Cafe Four Winds®, Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians and Four Winds Casinos

WHAT: The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians and Four Winds Casinos are pleased to announce Hard Rock Cafe Four Winds will join restaurants and chefs throughout the country and participate in a special event to support suicide prevention efforts. #BourdainDay, June 25, is an event created to honor and remember the late Anthony Bourdain, an adventure travel television host, chef, author, and owner of Les Halles restaurant in New York. Bourdain died by suicide June 8, 2018. Across the country, restaurants are offering special menus and items, with proceeds of those items going to suicide prevention causes. The chefs at Hard Rock Cafe Four Winds have created a dessert trio inspired by Anthony...

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Memorial Opera House Foundation Presents Back To The Dean Martin Show


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


 Rating 8/10


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


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


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


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


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, 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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Journey Senior Living of Valparaiso revisits the classics with Winamac Old Car Club

2019-auto-showYears of history filled the parking lot of Journey Senior Living of Valparaiso on Wednesday as the Winamac Old Car Club joined the community for a classic auto show. The event brought fun, nostalgia, and plenty of food for every attendee.

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Men In Black: International brings nostalgia and fun


Rating 6/10


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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