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Bobby Womak is scheduled perform Feb. 4 Horseshoe Casino Hammond.

Bobby Womak is scheduled to perform Feb. 4 at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond.

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Updated: February 14, 2012 8:08AM



You might want to put these Horseshoe Casino shows on your radar.

The Venue at the Hammond casino is welcoming Bobby Womack, who’ll be supported by Millie Jackson and Latimore.

Performing 8 p.m. Feb. 4, Womack has a rich soul-music history, having worked as a musician for Aretha Franklin and Sly & the Family Stone.

Womack’s hits include “Nobody Wants You When You’re Down and Out” (1973) and “Lookin’ For a Love” (1974). Tickets for his show are in the $55-$85 range.

Another show of note features Aisha Tyler, who is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. March 24. Tyler is a stand-up comic and co-host on CBS’ “The Talk.”

She also had a prominent role on CBS’ “The Ghost Whisperer.”

Tickets to catch her range from $20 to $100.

At 7:30 p.m. April 22, it’s the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, which is bringing its “Beethoven’s Last Night” tour to Hammond. Tickets: $40-$130.

The orchestral concert involves the story of Beethoven’s “Tenth Symphony.”

For a dose of mellow adult-contemporary tunes, Roberta Flack performs 8 p.m. April 13. The Grammy-winning singer scored with “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” and “Killing Me Softly With His Song.” Tickets ($20-$130) go on sale Jan. 13. 

For more details, visit www.thevenue-chicago.com or call 473-6060.  

Unlucky 13?

Ah, Friday the 13th is here.

It always makes me think of the slasher flick “Friday the 13th” (1980).

East Chicago native Betsy Palmer played Jason Voorhees’ mother in the let’s-mow-down-young-people movie that led to a whole bunch of sequels.

Super Bowl stuff

You might remember Jim McMahon, the “punky QB” from the Chicago Bears’ Super Bowl championship team.

The former Bears quarterback has a Feb. 2 charity bash at The Rathskeller restaurant in Indianapolis during Super Bowl time in Indy.

There will be live music in this salute to those wounded in military service in Iraq and Afghanistan. The event is called “Jim McMahon’s Swang’n Super Bowl Bash.”

Super Bowl XLVI is Feb. 5 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

WTHR-TV in Indy, an NBC affiliate, has reported that parking for the Super Bowl will, not surprisingly, be pricey.

It’s reported that parking at Pan Am Plaza, for instance, is $129 for Super Bowl Sunday.

The most expensive reported price is $399.

Also of note: Late-night NBC funnyman Jimmy Fallon will be doing shows from Indy during the week preceding the Super Bowl.

“Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” shows will be performed at the Hilbert Circle Theatre and recorded for broadcast Feb. 1-3. Additionally, Fallon will have a live show broadcast from Indy on Super Bowl Sunday night.  



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