When Star Wars Episode 4: A New Hope arrived in theaters on May 25th, 1977, it became an instant hit. Millions of people went to see the first chapter of this captivating saga and, over the next few years, continued to see each movie as it premiered. Filled with amazing characters we can all connect with, an action-packed plot, and an inspiring message of hope and light triumphing over the dark, Star Wars has become one of the most successful franchises of all time, just behind series like Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and James Bond.
Winter in Northwest Indiana is enough to make anyone want to crawl under the covers until May. Binge-watching is a must for those unbelievably cold, dark days, so here’s a line-up of all of the awesome series hitting T.V. and streaming this spring.
There’s no doubt about it- Star Wars is a cultural phenomenon. Last night, people everywhere flocked to their local movie theatres in droves hours before the showing to get the perfect seats for one of the most highly anticipated cinema events of the year. My Fiancee and I were no different- arriving at the theatre two hours early, books in hand to kill the time. We weren’t even the first people there- several others arrived before us, eager to claim the most coveted spots in the theatre.
Amps pounding at full blast and drums rolling at lightning speed, Styx returned to the Chicagoland area to rock out like it was 1972 at Horseshoe Casino Hammond.
Everyone has heard of Foreigner. They have been around in some incarnation or another since 1976. They have more top hits and multi-platinum albums that make them one of the best-selling bands of all time. Jeff Pilson joined the band in 2004 and has been killing it on bass ever since. We sat down with him to grab a few words before Foreigner plays the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond on November 11.
There are few bands that have been more prolific or that have endured as long as the native Chicago band Styx. And with the release of their new album The Mission, which celebrates NASA’s mission to Mars, they’re launching a new tour. Since they’re hitting the Horseshoe Casino on November 10, we thought we’d sit down and get a few words from James “JY” Young, the guitarist and the only member of the band that has been there since its inception in 1972.
Rick Erwin Media’S one hour documentary “Going Rolling” is a unique look at the town of Rolling Prairie, it’s history and people that lived, thrived and prospered during the town’s heydays between 1920 and 1960 when this sleepy little town’s main road, U.S. Route Twenty ran right through the downtown district from Chicago to New York City. At one time Rolling Prairie had three grocery stores, thirteen gas stations and a world class restaurant, The Peacock Fountain Inn that served travelers such as Bob Hope and Clark Gable. Just passing through with a camera, Erwin talked and filmed many of the town’s residents who still remembered the 1920’s, the great depression and a simpler life as folks moved throughout the region on their cracky wagons.
Fall is upon us, and with that comes a host of new movies in theaters. While it’s a given that there will be plenty of horror movies for Halloween, we will also get a wide variety of movies ranging from superheroes to a sequel 35 years in the making. Below you’ll find the movies I’m most looking forward to this fall.
There’s a lot of content on Netflix. A lot. So, to make your life easier, I’ve tried to compile a list that pulls from a little bit of each category and should give anybody somewhere to start when trying to make the most out of the streaming service. Fair warning, it is a little on the nerdy side though, which is hard to avoid when cherry picking from the vast streaming oasis that is Netflix.
Don’t miss Purple Reign, THE Prince Tribute Show, on Saturday, September 9 at 8 pm in the Stardust Event Center. The show, starring Prince tribute artist Jason Tenner, captures the imagination and seamlessly recreates the blistering performances and raw energy of Prince in his prime and returns fans to the era that made “The Artist” an international superstar. Tickets, starting at $25, are on sale now at ticketmaster.com or the Blue Chip Gift Box.