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Updated: March 2, 2013 6:06AM



Jazz and Blues fest

The Valparaiso YMCA’s annual Jazz and Blues Festival, which raises funds for its Changing Lives campaign, takes place at the Porter County Expo Center, 215 Division Road, Valparaiso.

6:30 p.m.-midnight, Feb. 2; $50 per ticket

For details: Call 462-4185

Josh Groban Live

From Central Park in New York, Groban performs music from his “All that Echoes” album, airing at Schererville 16 and Portage 16 theaters.

6 p.m. Feb. 4

For details: www.fathomevents.com

NWI Symphony

This “Swept Away” concert features violinist Corey Cerovsek and the Symphony Chorus performing at The Auditorium at Bethel Church, 10202 Broadway, Crown Point.

7:30 p.m. Feb. 8; preconcert talk begins at 6:15 p.m.; tickets $25-$65, $10 for students

For details: 836-0525, Ext. 200; www.nisorchestra.org

Leap Into the Arts

This event, which includes dinner, silent auction and dancing, benefits the South Shore Dance Alliance, the Northwest Indiana Symphony Youth Orchestra and the Southlake Children’s Choir, at the Halls of St. George, 905 E. Joliet St., Schererville.

6-11 p.m. Feb. 15; $50 per ticket, $500 per table

For details: www.leapintothearts.org; 836-0525, Ext. 200

Groundhog Day

Join a National Park Service ranger for a puppet show in honor of Groundhog Day during the open house
being held at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s Paul H. Douglas Center,
100 N. Lake St., Gary.

1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Feb. 2

For details: 395-1882

‘Postcards’ exhibit

“Postcards from My Sixty-Two-and-a-half Year Vacation,” an exhibit of artwork and illustrations by Mitch Markovitz, known for his South Shore Line poster series, is on display at the Indiana Welcome Center, Kennedy Ave., Hammond.

Through March 22

For details: www.southshorecva.com

Book signing

Hear Sedrick Newbern read from his book “Unconditional Forgiveness — Lessons for Letting Go to Build Better Relationships” about growing up without his father’s influence in his life; actor Malik Yoba is scheduled to attend; book signing and open discussion included in the event at The Glen Theater, 20 W. Ridge Road, Gary.

1-3 p.m. Feb. 16; books available for $9.95 in advance through Amazon or $15 at the door

For details: 980-1085



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