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Top 10 Entertainment Articles on ValpoLife in 2018

We published several hundred entertainment stories to the ValpoLife.com entertainment section this year. Stories on great local theatres to restaurants and more in Valparaiso were fair game for good news.

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Without further ado (and in no particular order), here are your Top 10 Entertainment Stories in Valparaiso from 2018!


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

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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Drool-Worthy Options are Available at Blackbird Cafe

Throughout the year, Blackbird Cafe offers unique variations of homemade sweets and meal creations, the perfect complements to their themed specialty drinks. This Fall season they are featuring pumpkin and pecan pie.The bakers will soon be decorating cookies and cupcakes for the Halloween season and offer Punkaboo Marshmallow, the October drink special of the month.

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Svengoolie Entertains All at Chicago Street Theatre's Annual Halloween Party

A Chicagoland icon rolled into town on Saturday when Chicago Street Theatre hosted Svengoolie, host of the eponymous horror and comedy program, during their annual Halloween Party. Featuring a meet and greet photo session with the ghoul, plenty of food and drinks, and a production of Chicago Street Theatre's Evil Dead the Musical. It is safe to say that horror fans around the region had a night to remember.

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Customers Love New Upgrades at Kelseys Steak House of Valparaiso

Kelsey's Steak House of Valparaiso received a major makeover, transforming the beloved restaurant into something even more spectacular.

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Sand Creek Country Club Celebrates the End of Summer and Community at Annual Labor Day Party

In its second decade, the Sand Creek Country Club has continued to recognize and thank its loyal patrons for their extraordinary support by hosting their annual Labor Day Party. With over 400 people in attendance, the Labor Day celebration is one of the largest events Sand Creek hosts, inviting guests and their families to enjoy the last hoorah of summer.

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New Dawn Phase: Memorial Opera House Celebrates 125th Anniversary

With a milestone like a 125th anniversary, it's only fitting that the volume gets turned up. According to Scot PJ MacDonald, Executive Business Director at Memorial Opera House, that's exactly what's happening at the iconic theater as it continues to celebrate its 125th Anniversary of existence and its profound impact on the region.

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Annual Valparaiso Popcorn Festival Cutest Baby Contest Creates Lasting Memories

As the Valparaiso Popcorn Festival prepares to turn 40 this year, some of its biggest little stars have only just turned one. Proud parents toted their tots to the Indiana Beverage Activities Building at the Urschel Pavilion in Central Park Plaza on Saturday to participate in the Cutest Baby Contest.

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Blue Chip Casino Welcomes Creedence Clearwater Revisited to the Stardust Event Center!

From "Proud Mary," to "Have You Ever Seen the Rain," the music of Creedence Clearwater Revival has a raw, familiar sound that resonates with fans around the world. In 1995, original rockers Stu Cook and Doug "Cosmo" Clifford established Creedence Clearwater Revisited to keep the flame burning on this iconic music. Before the band hits the Stardust Event Center stage at Blue Chip Casino on July 14th, we spoke with the bassist, original band member, and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Stu Cook.

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StoryPoint Brings Everyone to the YMCA's Table with Culinary Excellence

On a warm Wednesday afternoon, a medley of tantalizing smells welcomed guests at the entrance of the Duneland YMCA. StoryPoint, a new independent senior living community in Chesterton, hosted one of their popular "give back" events to support their partnership with the Y. This time, tacos were on the menu.

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Strawberry Fields Pancake House & Restaurant: Dishing Out Good Eats and Excellent Service

The new Strawberry Fields Pancake House & Restaurant in Crown Point adds a whole other meaning to the word "fresh." With friendly service, a convenient location, and a one-of-a-kind menu, this new eatery is the breakfast spot the Region has been hoping for.

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