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Bush to Headline Hammond's 2017 Festival of the Lakes


2016-festival-of-the-lakes-b2m-6Bush agrees to headline Hammond's Festival of the Lakes on Thursday July 20th. This band, who played to a packed house last night at The Riviera in Chicago, is know for such great hits as "Glycerine", "Comedown" and "Machinehead."

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2017 Arts in the Park Summer Festivities to Kick Off June 7th

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The 2017 Arts in the Park season will kick off June 7, leading into an exciting summer blast of music featuring some new, high-energy performers as well as favorites like the City Band, Dr. Groovy & the Soul Surgeons, and the Tom Milo Big Band.

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Benefit Concert Raises $15,000 for Syrian Refugees

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A benefit concert in Michigan City on April 30 raised $15,000 to support Syrian refugees who are living in desperate conditions in Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, and Turkey. The fundraiser was sponsored by The Concerned Citizens for Syrian Refugees (CCSR), a Northwest Indiana nonprofit. Some 250 people attended the event at the Elston Performing Arts Center.

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La Porte Hospital's First Friday in the Chapel for April Featured Harpist Debra Sawyer

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April’s First Friday performance in the La Porte Hospital Chapel was played by healing hands. Harpist Debra Sawyer has a Master’s degree in Art Education and is a certified clinical musician. She’s been trained to heal with music.

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Harpist Returns to La Porte for First Friday Concert


Harpist-Returns-to-La-Porte-for-First-Friday-Concert-2017The harp is the oldest string instrument in the world, and its music will come to life in the La Porte Hospital Family Chapel on April 7, thanks to local harp player Debra Sawyer. The program will take place at noon, in the hospital’s chapel at 1007 Lincolnway, La Porte. It is free and open to the public.

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LPHS Winter Guard 2nd at 2017 WGI Mid-South Championship


laporte-marching-bandThe La Porte High School Winter Color Guard won the prelims before slipping to 2nd place at the Scholastic Open Class Championship Finals competition at the Winter Guard International Mid-South Championship held March 25 and 26 at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, KY. Complete finals results are as follows:

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Organist Carey Scheck Performs at La Porte Hospital's First Friday in the Chapel for March

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 It was Ludwig van Beethoven that said, “Music should strike fire in the heart of man and bring tears from the eyes of woman.” It was organist Carey Scheck that brought Beethoven's passion to the La Porte Hospital Family Chapel.

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LPHS Winter Guard Wins at Thornton Fractional South High School


laporte-marching-bandThe La Porte High School Winter Color Guard won the Scholastic Open Class at their contest Sunday, February 26th. The contest was sponsored by the Midwest Color Guard Circuit (MWCGC) and held at Thornton Fractional South High School in Lansing, IL.

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LPHS Winter Guard 2nd at 2017 WGI Regional Championship

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The La Porte High School Winter Color Guard placed 2nd in the Scholastic Open Class finals competition at the Winter Guard International (WGI) Indianapolis Regional Championship held February 18 and 19 at Warren Central High School. In the preliminary competition the guard also placed 2nd. Complete Scholastic Open Class finals are as follows:

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La Porte County Symphony Orchestra Announces Nanda Danitschek as New Executive Director


nanda-danitschek-lpclitsNanda Danitschek is set to take over the executive director position at the end of the month under the guidance of Laura Cutler, who will focus her attention on other career goals. Nanda has performed with the symphony since 2005 as a chorus member and soloist, and has been recognized as the adult winner of Hoosier STAR 2010 and champion of Hoosier STAR of STARS 2015.

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Read the Story Behind Johnny Cash’s Michigan City Song

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Did you know Johnny Cash wrote a song for Michigan City? Well, its not entirely about Michigan City. It’s about a prisoner at Indiana State Prison in Michigan City. The chorus to the song is “Michigan City Indiana Howdy Do, Michigan City Indiana Howdy Do” and it sure is catchy.

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