Performing Arts Series Every summer, the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County offers its Performing Arts Series at the Chris Wilson Pavilion adjacent to the Potawatomi Park Zoo in South Bend. It features a variety of arts organizations in free performances. On Aug. 17, the South Bend Chamber Singers revisit old music by the Shakers […]
‘The Smell of the Kill’ The Towle Theater in Hammond presents Michele Lowe’s dark comedy, “The Smell of the Kill,” Sept. 6 through 22. Take three delicious, malicious wives — add three miserable, unloving husbands — and chill. The play focuses on Nicky, Debra and Molly, who have tolerated one another during monthly dinners for […]
The National Endowment for the Arts awarded Michigan City’s Lubeznik Center for the Arts a $10,000 grant to support an exhibit showcasing the work of some well known Chicago artists.
South Bend’s Howard Park will receive playground upgrades thanks to a $30,000 grant secured by Venues Parks & Arts, a department of the city of South Bend.
Live music at Acorn Theater A visit to the vibrant little city of Three Oaks, just 20 minutes over the border into Michigan, makes for a nice drive this time of year. It’s also an excuse to see what’s happening at the historic Acorn Theater. The venue regularly hosts live theater and cabaret events, along […]
Symphony’s free summer concerts The 13th annual South Shore Summer Music Festival will feature free concerts by the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra during July and August in six communities across the Region. The series opens July 20 at the Town Complex Grounds in Cedar Lake. On July 27, the symphony heads to Crown Point for […]
Cline Avenue Bridge project manager says staying active helps social life too During the day, Terry Velligan oversees the $140 million rebuilding of the Cline Avenue Bridge in East Chicago. United Bridge Partners and Cline Avenue Bridge LLC will own the new toll bridge. “We’re about halfway complete,” said Velligan, general manager of operations on […]
Jazz jam session at Merrimans’ Merrimans’ Playhouse in South Bend recently transitioned into a 501c(3) organization. It operates as a nonprofit, but the day-to-day operations aren’t affected. Owners Stephen and Mary Merriman host an open jazz jam session every Tuesday night. They also regularly host national and international touring jazz ensembles. On April 17, it’s […]
One small step, one giant leap The Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra celebrates the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with a space-themed concert in May. It will feature the Symphony Chorus and retired astronaut and Crown Point-native Col. Jerry Ross. Cinema and symphony meet as videos and photos from the historic 1969 moon landing accompany […]
La Porte Hospital doctor travels to Antigua to help people get health care At La Porte Hospital, Dr. Neil Wangstrom delivers patient care with the aid of state-of-the-art technology and trained medical personnel. But every February, Wangstrom, an ear, nose and throat specialist for more than 20 years, leaves his comfort zone to help those […]