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South Shore Orchestra Launches 13th Season with Concerts and Connections at Memorial Opera House June 2, 2017

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South Shore Orchestra, Valparaiso’s noted community orchestra, launches their 13th season with some exciting and exhilarating musical productions to entertain, inform and celebrate the universal language of music.

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Portage 16 IMAX Makes Classic Films Come Alive on the Big Screen with Flashback Cinema


Flashback-Cinema-Spring-2017With a little bit of nostalgia and a big helping of quality picture and sound, the favorite movies of the past are coming to life again on the big screen.

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WVLP Continues Tradition of Showcasing Local Artists with 'Stars Over Valpo'

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Valparaiso residents didn’t have to visit the local planetarium if they wanted to get a good look at some stars Sunday night. All they needed to do was head over to Duesenberg Recital Hall in the Valparaiso University Center for the Performing Arts, where local stars took the stage and took their turns to shine before a packed house.

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Beauty and the Beast at the Portage IMAX: An Experience You Don’t Want to Miss

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The story of Beauty and the Beast really is a “Tale as old as time,” yet it was brought back to life in the newly rendered modern version showing in theaters now.

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Memorial Opera House and BrightSide Music Welcome Willie Nile and His New York City Band for Fifth Concert

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The Memorial Opera House, with the help of Rob Harkel, founder of BrightSide Music, proudly welcomed back Willie Nile to the newly-renovated venue for a remarkable fifth time.

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11th Annual Ben Franklin Blues Project Celebrates the Mississippi Delta, the "Birthplace of Blues"

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For the 11th year in a row, Ben Franklin Middle School’s Blues Project rocked the house with a special program that entertained, education and brought people together.

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Portage 16 IMAX Weekend Morning Movies of Spring 2017


Goodrich-Spring-Movies-2017Morning Movies (Spring 2017) Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 10:00AM, we will be giving you a fresh line-up of family-friendly features.

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Willie Nile Marks His Fifth Return to Valparaiso

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Willie Nile has performed in Valparaiso, Indiana five times. Willie Nile is an international touring musician. This is not usual. He makes it seem like it is. Why wouldn’t it be? I recently caught up with the incredibly nice Nile before his return to the Memorial Opera House on March 18th as a part of BrightSide Music’s 2017 concert series to talk about this so-called “World War Willie”, his tribute to his friend Lou Reed, and the kind people of Valparaiso.

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Valparaiso University Hosts 32nd Jazz Fest


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Valparaiso University will host the 2017 Jazz Fest April 3–8 with an array of exciting performances by talented artists, including local performers as well as CALJE (The Chicago Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble) and the Victor Wooten Trio featuring Dennis Chambers and Bob Franceschini.

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Jacob’s Ladder's "Lights Up, Sound Down" Provides A New Experience

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On Saturday, February 18th, Jacob’s Ladder Pediatric Rehabilitation held their monthly "Lights Up, Sound Down" movie screening event]. Starting off with a tailored movie showing for children with special needs and/or sensory issues, "Lights Up, Sound Down" also includes lunch, crafts and activities.

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We Asked: "Who Do You Want To Perform At Popcorn Fest?" And You Said...


On February 11, the cold and rainy weather was beginning to dampen the spirits here at Ideas in Motion Media. So, we began to dream of summer and about one of our favorite warm weather events: the Valparaiso Popcorn Festival. We talked about favorite candy and food booths, the fun floats parading down the street – we cannot wait to see what Donna Flanagin and the Flanagin Fairies have in store this year – and of course, the tunes.

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