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


While the summer movie season often brings with it the anticipation of the latest summer blockbusters and franchise favorites to a multiplex near you. While most theaters are busy getting ready for the newest big screen blockbusters, Portage 16 IMAX is doing something a little different this year.

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Enter to Win 2 Free Portage IMAX Movie Passes with #MoviesMunchiesMemories Giveaway

movies-munchies-memories-giveaway-08-25-16Share your theater experience with photos! Goodrich Quality Theaters wants to see what you see when you go to the movies. Take a photo, upload to Instagram and use the hashtag #MoviesMunchiesMemories for a chance to win 2 Free VIP Movie Passes.

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Eli Young Band to Bring Country Sensibility to Festival of the Lakes


Hammond’s Festival of the Lakes always guarantees there’ll be a show for everyone - whether you’re a fan of R&B, classic rock, or country. This year Mayor Tom McDermott picked the right band for the festival within the country scene: the chart-topping Eli Young Band. The four piece will be making their debut at the Pav on Thursday night, but before the lights go up on their set I got the opportunity to talk to Eli Young’s drummer Chris Thompson about the current place in their career, their upcoming album, and what to expect from their FOL set.

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Boyz II Men Concert Kicks of a Fun-Filled 2016 Festival of the Lakes


Wednesday, July 20th kicked off Hammond’s annual Festival of the Lakes with a free concert headlined by Boyz II Men. Hosted at the Pavilion at Wolf Lake, the festival is a much anticipated event for the region.

“I hear from so many people that say they don’t plan vacations during Festival of the Lakes week,” said Hammond Mayor, Thomas McDermott Jr., “You can come out and watch these bands for free and they are top quality.”

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Here's How to Know Where to Pokemon GO in The Region


There’s a ton of reasons people love Pokemon GO. Myself, I love the fact that it’s an interesting way to get out in Northwest Indiana and discover great new local businesses and landmarks while enjoying a nostalgic pastime. Others seem to like its relation to “geocaching,” a hide-and-seek type game that makes the entire world your playing field.

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George Thorogood and the Destroyers at this Year’s Hammond Festival of the Lakes


On July 22nd, George Thorogood and The Destroyers bring their raucous brand of Blues and Rock’n’Roll to the Region at this year’s Festival of the Lakes in Hammond.

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2016 Livin' It Up Music Festival Hopes to Raise More than $10,000 for Porter County Special Olympics


The Valparaiso community gathered on Sunday for an afternoon filled with music, friends and fun. More importantly, they came together for a cause. The Livin’ It Up Music Festival raised money for Special Olympics of Porter County.

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An Overly Comprehensive Analysis of the 2016 Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest


Apple pie, lemonade, lazy days on the front dog eating contests. There are few things as ingrained in the Americana culture as Nathan’s yearly display of brave competitors willing to go the extra footlong to achieve Independence Day immortality.

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Blue Chip Casino’s Exciting Entertainment in July 2016

Blue-Chip-Casinos-Exciting-Entertainment-in-July-2016Master hypnotist Jim Wand brings an amazing action-packed show to the Stardust Event Center at Blue Chip on Saturday, July 16 at 8 pm. Tickets start at $15.95.

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Duo Sequenza to Perform at National Flute Association’s San Diego Convention

Duo_Sequenza_to_Perform_at_National_Flut-1Duo Sequenza, comprised of Valparaiso resident Debra Silvert, flutist and Chesterton native Paul Bowman, classical guitarist, has been honored with an invitation to perform at the largest, most anticipated flute event in the world. The four-day long festival will take place August 11 -14 in San Diego with a special emphasis on chamber music. The 44th Annual Convention expects as many as 3000 flutists from all over the world to gather to celebrate the beauty, inspiration, diversity, lifelong learning, and collaboration that they share, promoting virtuosic flute performance to achieve their mission of inspiring flutists and enriching lives through music.

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Check Out the Shows Heating Up the Summer at the Star Plaza

summer-previewSummer is heating up, and so are the shows at the Star Plaza Theatre! From good laughs to “killer” good times, there is something for everyone this summer and plenty of good reasons to make it out to Merrillville this summer to take in a show and spend some time with friends and family.

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