Theatre at the Center

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This edition of "MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges was originally broadcast on March 1, 2019 on 89.1FM - Lakeshore Public Radio

MUSICAL GUEST: SWITCHBACK  

This edition of "MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges" was originally aired on February 26, 2019 on 89.1FM-Lakeshore Public Radio.  It was given an encore broadcast on March 2, 2019

MUSICAL GUEST: 

DENNIS STROUGHMATT of CREOLE STOMP

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This edition of MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges was originally broadcast on FRIDAY, JANUARY 4 on 89.1FM - LAKESHORE PUBLIC RADIO 

GUEST:  RALPH COVERT of RALPH'S WORLD

This edition of "MIDWEST BEAT with TOM LOUNGES" originally broadcast on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2018 on 89.1FM - Lakeshore Public Radio.

MUSICAL GUESTS:  CHRISTOPHER KALE JONES & STELLA ROSE HOYT  (actor/singers)

Both of the guests on this edition of the program are versatile actor/singer/entertainers who are teaming up to work together for the first time as cast mates for the final production of the 2018 season at The Munster Performing Arts Center. 

This edition of Midest BEAT with Tom Lounges originally aired October 19, 2018 on 89.1FM - Lakeshore Public Radio.

MUSICAL GUEST: 

BENNET CERVEN of THE TROUBLE NOTES

International music trio The Trouble Notes perform at Theatre At The Center this Friday at 7:30pm.  The Berlin, Germany-based group have performed over 500 shows in over a dozen countries since being founded in 2013 by violinist/co-founder Bennet Cerven, a 2007 Munster High School graduate and previously a Northwest Indiana native.

2019 Lineup for Theatre at the Center!

Oct 5, 2018

Tom Lounges talks the 2019 lineup for the Theatre at the Center on this edition of Midwest Beat

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This edition of "Midwest BEAT with Tom Lounges" was originally broadcast on August 7, 2018 on 89.1FM-Lakeshore Public Radio.                 

 

IN-STUDIO GUEST:   Chicago Bluesman WAYNE BAKER BROOKS

 

             WAYNE BAKER BROOKS (the youngest son of the late blues icon LONNIE BROOKS) will talk about his 20-plus year solo career and his blues legacy as the son of Lonnie; along with POTUS, songwriting, and his mission to keep the blues alive while helping the genre to evolve.

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This edition of "MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges originally aired on JULY 13, 2018 on 89.1FM - Lakeshore Public Radio.

IN-STUDIO GUEST:   PHIL POTEMPA

 

Valparaiso University

Today:  Elizabeth Lynn, the executive director of the Institute for Leadership and Service at Valparaiso University, tells us about the spring 2018 "Pathways to Purpose" speaker series on campus, now underway through May 2nd.  This series welcomes exemplary practitioners of leadership and service, including VU alumni.  The speakers come onto campus on Wednesdays, and more information about the  program series is available here.

This edition of  “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” originally aired on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2017

Musical Guests:   

DAVE ALVIN  (Americana roots rocker)

MINDI ABAIR (singer/saxophonist)

ALEXIS J. ROSTON (actress/singer of "Ella Fitzgerald: First Lady Of Song")

This edition of "MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges" orginally aired on TUESDAY,  SEPTEMBER 19, 2017

Musical Guests:  

JAKE CLEMONS (of The E-Street Band)

JASON RICHARDS (cast of "BIG RIVER") 

John Cain, host of Eye on the Arts, talks with Phil Potempa, Marketing Director for Theatre at the Center, about the upcoming performance of "Cabaret," from May 4th through June 4th. 

Valparaiso University

Phil Potempa talks with "Eye on the Arts" host John Cain, about the Theatre at the Center’s "My Way."

Originally aired on Friday, February 17, 2017

Originally broadcast on TUESDAY, DEC. 6, 2016

IN-STUDIO GUEST: ECHOES OF POMPEII

CHICAGOLAND'S PREMIER PINK FLOYD TRIBUTE IS ACTUALLY FROM N.W. INDIANA

This “A LOOK AT THE ARTS with Tom Lounges” originally aired FRIDAY, AUGUST 26, 2016

IN-STUDIO: LINDA FORTUNATO  — Theatrical Director, Choreographer and Actor  

                                        

The guest on this installment of “A LOOK AT THE ARTS with Tom Lounges” is live theatre veteran LINDA FORTUNATO, a Jeff Award-winner who has been nominated for five Joseph Jefferson Awards for her work as a choreographer and director.

This “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” originally aired on March 15, 2016

IN-STUDIO GUESTS:   Celtic-Americana Music Group SWITCHBACK

 

A special St. Patrick’s edition of  “Midwest BEAT with Tom Lounges” was heard  this tonight as the internationally-popular Celtic-American group — SWITCHBACK — paid a visit as in-studio guests.