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Foreigner Turns up the Heat on a Cold Night at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond

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We’ve all heard our friends belt out a ballad of “Hot Blooded” in the bar on a Saturday night while the rest of the bar usually joins in on the chorus. And anytime “Cold as Ice” comes on the radio, you know you just can’t change the station. We recognize so many of these songs because they’ve permeated our culture so deeply over the last 40 years. Foreigner has 22 hit songs on Billboard’s Top 40, 9 of which were Top 10 hits. A claim that only a select few bands can also attest to.

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Pines Village Retirement Community Holds Warm Reception for Local Artist Aimee Tomasek

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The residents of Valparaiso’s Pines Village Retirement Community connected with yet another great artist in the most recent Meet the Artist Reception with Department Chair and Associate Professor of Art at Valparaiso University, Aimee Tomasek, MFA.

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PNW Unveils 19th Annual Odyssey Sculpture and Art Exhibit

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Purdue University Northwest (PNW) is celebrating the 19th Odyssey Sculpture and Art Exhibit with a public reception on Saturday, Nov. 4 at 5:00 pm (CDT) in the James B. Dworkin Student Services and Activities Complex (DSAC), located on the Westville campus, 1401 S. U.S. Highway 421.

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Bold New Exhibitions at Lubeznik Center for the Arts

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From October 23 through January 6 2018, Lubeznik Center for the Arts (LCA) will feature two new exhibitions: Fragile Codes and In the Abstract. The exhibits juxtapose artworks using one of the oldest techniques, "encaustic" or hot wax paintings, with the newest technologies in digital art.

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Amhurst Asylum: Bringing the Fear Every Year

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When visitors walk through Amhurst Asylum, they see dilapidated padded cells crawling with demented inhabitants, and dangling corpses shrouded in spider webs. Shrieks and cackles echo in the darkness while wild eyes leer through boarded walls. Finally, the smell of gasoline, accompanied by the roar of a chainsaw, greet them as their nightmarish journey comes to an end.

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Community Artist Shares Her Passion and Love for Art With Community

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Barbara Meeker was a little girl when her love for art overwhelmed her "mind and her heart."

"All I wanted to do was color and paint,” said Meeker. “My family was very supportive and encouraging. I wanted to share my passion so I became a teacher at the Hammond Public Schools and later at Purdue University.”

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Last Chance to Win a Pair of 2018 Festival of the Lakes VIP Passes!

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We couldn't wait to share the news. Festival of the Lakes returns next year July 18-22, 2018.

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Pines Village Meet the Artist Reception Showcases the Works of Local Artist Ken Reif

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The residents of Valparaiso’s Pines Village Retirement Community connected with yet another great artist through their latest Meet the Artist Reception with Chicagoland Oil Painter Ken Reif.

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Lubeznik Center for the Arts Launches New WELCOME! Newsletter


Lubeznik-Center-for-the-Arts-Launches-New-WELCOME-NewsletterWelcome! In November, it will be one year since I was named Executive Director of Lubeznik Center for the Arts (LCA). I want to share with you many new initiatives, activities and successes. What a great year it has been!

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Ken Reif Art Exhibit Reflects Love and Respect for Nature

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Called “the Painter of Trees”, oil painter, Ken Reif will be the featured artist at The Village Gallery opening Sunday, September 24. Imagine standing at the base of a tree and looking up through the branches to the sky, that perspective is captured in his paintings. The viewer is in awe of these almost mystical depictions.

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Local Photographer Brings the Region to an International Spotlight


AddieAcresLocal photographer Nancy Addie is bringing her art and community to an international spotlight with a stunning entry into a Weather Channel photo contest. Her photo of the Chicago skyline is in the top 5 among thousands of contestants.

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