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Lakeshore Public Television Celebrates 25 Years

Lakeshore-PTV-25-YearsLakeshore Public Television introduced new President and CEO James Muhammad and a new company brand, Lakeshore Public Media, at their 25th anniversary celebration on Thursday. Attendees included Under the Streetlamp, PBS sensation and America’s hottest vocal group; Miranda Esmonde-White, host of Classical Stretch; as well as representatives from U.S. Steel, NIPSCO, Methodist Hospitals, Strack and Van Til, Indiana University Northwest, The Times Media Company, Franciscan Alliance, BP and Fair Oaks.

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VHS Band Performs Final Concert for Retiring Director Daniel Pritchett

vhs-bands-spring-2013-1As the 2012-2013 school year draws to a close, so is Daniel R. Pritchett’s astounding 38 years of contribution to the Valparaiso Community School District. He has touched and changed so many lives. He conducted his final Concert Band performance on Thursday, May 16, 2013 at the “2013 Spring Band Festival”.

Legacy Winds: Seasons of Change, composed by Derek Gilbert Meilaender, was released as a surprise for Mr. Pritchett as a celebration to the Daniel R. Pritchett Legacy. The piece was composed to reflect Mr. Pritchett’s life and also the impact on the thousands of students.

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2013 SSCVA Reflections Photography Exhibit


The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority has announced the theme for the 2013 photography exhibit: Reflections. Images in the exhibit should be interpretations of a reflection. Definitions of reflection are as follows:

  1. an image seen in a mirror or shiny surface
  2. a visual expression resulting from careful consideration
  3. a representation of one's own self

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Guess Who’s Coming to NWI?

under-the-streetlamp-1It’s pretty awesome when we get news at NWIndianaLife that is not only good for the locals, but also good for the nation. We got a tip from that a popular singing group is coming to our area. When we found out who it was, we jumped at the chance to share this great bit of info with you, readers.

So, who is it? You know them, you love them, and now here’s your chance to see them! The wildly popular singing group that has taken America by storm, Under the Streetlamp, will be coming to the Star Plaza Theater on September 7, 2013...

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The 2013 R.O.S.E. Awards Ceremony Gave Nods to Amazing People

ROSE-2013-2The R.O.S.E. (Recognition of Service Excellence) Awards took place on Thursday May 9, 2013. It was generously hosted by the Blue Chip Casino, Hotel and Spa in the Stardust Event Center.

17 businesses, individuals, and organizations received awards at the ceremony. Winners are chosen by vote. And after they are counted, those that go above and beyond to provide an exceptional experience for the people who live in and visit Porter and La Porte County and receive the most votes have the honor of receiving a R.O.S.E Award.

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South Shore CVA Releases New Visitor Map

2013-14-Map-CoverCover features contest-winning photograph

The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority has recently released the 2013-2014 visitor’s map. The map features various festivals, attractions, restaurants, shopping, accommodations, parks and visitor services.

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Lakeshore News Tonight: Twice Daily at 6:00 P.M. and 10:00 P.M. Starting May 6

Lakeshore-News-TonightNorthwest Indiana’s only live and local television newscast, Lakeshore News Tonight, moves from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. on weeknights starting May 6. The move reinforces Lakeshore Public Media’s commitment to providing coverage of local news, weather, sports and public affairs in the region.

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Audience Adores 2013 April Antics Show

april-antics-2013-1April Antics: “A Viking Carol” kicked off its opening night on April 19th at the VHS auditorium. The 2013 production of April Antics was dedicated to Alice Gambel, the former director of the VHS drama program. “A Viking Carol” was directed and produced by Michele Craig and Rachelle Ploetz.

This year’s April Antics rendition involved a wide array of performances, ranging from tap dancing to singing and Bollywood dancing. All the performances were tied into the story line of "The Ghosts of April Antics’ Past, Present, and Future," teaching a selfish performer the importance of sharing the limelight with others.

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Grease Finds Itself on LPHS Stage

LPHS-Grease-2013-1“Grease” has long been a tradition in American households, and now it’s coming to life right on La Porte High School’s stage.

The play opened on Friday, April 19, with a packed auditorium. Actors waited anxiously behind stage to put all their hard work to use.

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You Can't Stop the Beat at MCHS Spring Musical

MCHS-Hairspray-2013-1You surely “can’t stop the beat” at Michigan City High School. The brilliant musical staff and talented students at MCHS performed their own rendition of the musical “Hairspray” to an anticipating crowd of friends and family.

Kortney Brennan, the musical director and teacher at MCHS, was very eager for their opening night.

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Air One Custom Photography Celebrating 18th Birthday with Special Discount

airone1818 years ago, a kid had a dream of flying and taking photographs. 18 years later, we're happy to celebrate the 18th anniversary of Air One Custom Photography!

We're so happy that owner Brad Cavanaugh's talents have given him the opportunity to run a business doing what he loves, and we're happy to share this cool nostalgic promotion around 18, with Air One's book being 18% off to celebrate the occasion.

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