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Top 10 Entertainment Articles on LaPorteCountyLife in 2018

We published several hundred entertainment stories to the entertainment section this year. Stories on great local theatres to restaurants and more in La Porte County 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 La Porte County from 2018!


La Porte Santa Parade Welcomes Hundreds of Families to Visit Downtown, Kicks Off Holiday Season

The holiday season has officially begun in La Porte, with the annual Santa parade, which sees Santa himself arriving in this midwestern town to kick-off the season.

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4th Annual La Pour Brew & Wine Fest Continues Tradition of Benefitting La Porte Community

The historical confines of La Porte's Civic Auditorium once again played host to one of the city's most vibrant and beloved events: the Fourth Annual La Pour Brew & Wine Fest.

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Michigan City High School Drama Club Presents the Fall Musical Urinetown

A rather strange tale unfolded on the stage of the Michigan City High School Auditorium on Friday. A megacorporation grappled with freedom fighters over the central issue in a dystopia: urinals.

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Patrick's Grille Growing Alongside Michigan City

“I have a lot of faith in Michigan City, and La Porte County as a whole. What a great place to think about starting small businesses and watch them build into thriving ones.”

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Michigan City Brings Local Food, Music, Boats, and Community Together at 9th Annual Taste of Michigan City

Saturday night, spectators and patrons made their way down to Franklin Street in Michigan City to enjoy the annual Taste of Michigan City with live bands, food vendors, and a sneak preview of Sunday's Grand Prix Boat Races.

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5 Fun Things to Do at Blue Chip Casino - that don't involve gambling!

Blue Chip has long been known as a premier casino in Northwest Indiana and a go-to for a weekend getaway. Few visitors know, however, that they can enjoy a night at the casino without poker and slot machines! Here are five ways to enjoy the luxury provided by Blue Chip aside from the casino:

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Lubeznik Centers ArtBash 2018 Adds A Splash of Color to Blue Chip With "GLOW" Benefit

"In the future, everyone will have fifteen minutes of fame" - Andy Warhol paraphrased.

As guests filtered into Blue Chip's Stardust Event Center Saturday night, they were greeted by a room sparingly lit. The room lights mostly dimmed, event attendees were cast in shadow, save for the erratic glow of reds, blues and greens that shone up and down the hall, like one would find in a bohemian nightclub. A single white spotlight illuminated an empty podium, suggesting the role of an unnamed artist who could fill up the entire room with their energy. As guests filtered in, the lights grew brighter and brighter.

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La Porte County Family YMCA Hosts 2018 Dancing Like a Star Event at Blue Chip Casino

Exceptional talent and extraordinary generosity got the crowd going at the 4th Annual La Porte County Family YMCA Dancing Like a Star event at Blue Chip Casino on Friday night. Audience members brought more than bucks to the table; they also brought the noise.

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La Porte Mayor's Ball Returns in 2018 for Another Successful Year

Sunday night the city of La Porte held it's annual Mayor's Ball in it's local Civic Auditorium. The event has been going on every year since 1989 when then mayor, Elmo Gonzales, saw it as an opportunity to raise funds for community projects as well as charities around the country.

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Lifer Ladies Enjoy a Night Out with Blue Chip Casino and Spa Blu

With it's cold temperatures and threats of snow, winter can put a damper on any group trying to have fun. Slick roads, cold cars, and biting winds, can make Northwest Indiana a less than glamorous place in the dead of winter. Luckily, places like Blue Chip Casino exist, making a ton of fun available under one roof!

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