Jaycees seek vendors for 45th Arts & Crafts Festival ​

  The LaPorte Jaycees’ annual Arts & Crafts Festival has been the traditional kickoff to the Jaycees’ 4th of July season for decades. This year’s festival will be held ... Continue Reading →

Maestro Bauman bids goodbye at memorable LP symphony concert

WNLP photos and information by Bob Wellinski Oh, what it night! The May 5, 2018, LaPorte County Symphony Orchestra season finale was nothing short of outstanding, and it ended with ... Continue Reading →

LPHS Winter Guard closes season with semifinalist placing at World Championships

The LaPorte High School Winter Color Guard competed at the Winter Guard International World Championships held in Dayton, OH, on April 12, 13 and 14. Prelims for the 59 Scholastic Open ... Continue Reading →

Footlight Players to conduct free workshop for youths in June

The Footlight Players of Michigan City will be offering a Youth Workshop for children and young adults ages 10 through 17. The workshop will begin June 11 and run Monday-Thursday ... Continue Reading →

Bauman will take his final bow with LaPorte County Symphony at May 5 concert

LaPorte County Symphony Orchestra is proud to present Maestro Philip J. Bauman’s “From Hollywood to Broadway” on May 5 at the LaPorte Civic Auditorium. The concert begins at ... Continue Reading →

Kesling Middle School poster artist wins district contest, advances to state

Information provided In Fall 2017, Kesling art classes designed world peace posters for a worldwide Lions Club contest. In November 2017, 7th grader Erik Garcia-Perez won at Kesling, ... Continue Reading →

Conductor Bauman issues statement regarding his leaving symphony post

EDITOR’S NOTE: The LaPorte County Symphony Orchestra announced in a March 6 press release that Philip Bauman would be stepping down as its conductor in May. (See that release at http://whatsnewlaporte.com/2018/03/06/bauman-stepping-down-as-lp-symphony-conductor/). ... Continue Reading →

LPHS Jazz Band is headed to state finals

The LaPorte High School Jazz Band has qualified as one of eight schools with instrumental jazz ensembles to perform in the 3rd annual Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) ... Continue Reading →

Bauman stepping down as LP Symphony conductor

Press release from LCSO LaPorte County Symphony Orchestra Conductor and Music Director Philip J. Bauman will step down after a long and accomplished tenure with the orchestra when ... Continue Reading →

LPHS musicians earn top honors

The LaPorte High School Winter Color Guard won the Scholastic Open Class at its contest Sunday, March 4, 2018, at Thornton Fractional South High School in Lansing, IL.   Open Class ... Continue Reading →