A Look At the Arts

Fridays at 1 PM
  • Hosted by Tom Lounges

This is a weekly radio program that spotlights creative individuals involved with and topics about the creative arts on both a regional and national level — guests on "A Look at the Arts" often include authors, actors, directors, comedians, filmmakers, poets, musicians, etc.

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"MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges" airs TUESDAYS @ 7:00pm CST           (Rebroadcast Fridays @ 11:00pm CST)

"A Look At The Arts with Tom Lounges" airs FRIDAYS @ 1:00pm CST

This "A LOOK AT THE ARTS with TOM LOUNGES" originally aired Friday, May 5, 2017

Guest:  Children's Book Author NICK MANTIS (Waterville Book Series)

Northwest Indiana native NICK MANTIS -- a long time region videographer is also the creator and writer of the delightfully entertaining and educational "WATERVILLE" book  series populated by many colorful characters who live in the wild.   

  

“A LOOK AT THE ARTS with Tom Lounges” originally aire on FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 2017

 

GUEST:  JACOB UNDERWOOD of O-TOWN

American boy band -- O-TOWN -- performs TONIGHT at Theatre at the Center (TATC) in Munster for a one night only concert.  That's tonight -- Friday, April 28 -- show time is  7:30 pm.

This edition of “A LOOK AT THE ARTS with Tom Lounges” originally aired on FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 2017

IN-STUDIO GUESTS: 

Author CATHERINE LANIGAN with CAROL MOORE of the Lake Co. Public Library Foundation Board.

This “A LOOK AT THE ARTS with Tom Lounges” program originally aired Friday, April 7, 2017

GUESTS:  Author TOM LISANTI Sixties Actress & Beauty Queen CHARLIE SMITH

This "A LOOK AT THE ARTS with Tom Lounges" program originally aired on FRIDAY,  MARCH  31, 2017

TOPIC:  VALPARAISO UNIVERSITY 2017 JAZZ FEST

GUEST:  JEFFREY BROWN Fest Founder Head of Jazz Studies at Valparaiso University

This Edition of "A LOOK AT THE ARTS with Tom Lounges" originally aired Friday, March 24, 2017

This installment of "A Look At The Arts" as Tom Lounges talks with Judy Jacobi -- Assistant Vice Chancellor of University Art Collections & Special Programs at Purdue Northwest -- best known on campus as "The Art Lady."

HOBART K9 POLICE OFFICERS CPL. A. SIMON GRESSER and  SCOUT visited Lakeshore Public Radio's studios on March 22 to talk about the impact K9 officers have on law enforcement and what goes into training the dogs to serve and protect.

This edition of “A Look At The Arts  with Tom Lounges” originally aired on Friday, March 17 

This edition of "A Look At The Arts with Tom Lounges" originally aired on  March 3, 2017

In-Studio Guests: 

This edition of A LOOK AT THE ARTS with Tom Lounges” originally aired on FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 2017 

MUSCIAL GUEST: BUZZ CASON -- Veteran Rockabilly Artist...

Rockabilly Hall of Fame inductee -- BUZZ CASON -- was the live call in guest on this edition of "A LOOK AT THE ARTS."

Cason's albums "Record Machine," "Hats Off To Hank", "Busload Of Love", "Working Without A Net", "Surf And Turf" and "Troubadour Heart" have all received heavy airplay on satellite radio and public radio stations.

Originally broadcast on Friday, February 24, 2017

In-Studio Guests: BILLY FOSTER & RENEE MILES-FOSTER

Tom's in-studio guests on this edition of "A Look At The Arts" is jazz performers BILLY FOSTER and his wife/musical partner RENEE MILES-FOSTER.

Foster is a former member of the Valparaiso University Faculty Jazz Trio, and currently the band leader of The Billy Foster Quartet, which features Renee on vocals.

Originally aired on Friday, February 17, 2017

Originally broadcast Friday, February. 10, 2017

Originally broadcast on February, 3, 2017

TOPIC:  THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED:  REMEMBERING BUDDY, RITCHIE & BOPPER

On a cold and snowy evening on February 3, 1959 a single engine plane crashed in an Iowa cornfield, claiming the lives of three pioneering rock 'n' rollers -- BUDDY HOLLY, RITCHIE VALENS and J.P. RICHARDSON aka The Big Bopper.

This edition of “A LOOK AT THE ARTS with Tom Lounges” originally aired on FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 2017

 

TUNE IN AND CELEBRATE THE REGION’S BEST!

TOPIC: “TOM LOUNGES’ TOP 10 REGIONAL ALBUMS OF 2016″

Originally broadcast on January 16, 2017.

The in-studio guests for this edition of "A Look At The Arts with Tom Lounges" was  Northwest Indiana family -- Roger, Vicki and Jen Kerr -- who have taken their collective hobby of restoring old furniture and re-purposing items into pieces of art, and turned it into a successful family business -- Blue Moon Vintage Market -- located just over the state line in the popular arts community of Three Oaks, Michigan.  

Originally Broadcast on Friday, January 6, 2017

GUEST:  Authors CHRISTY CARPENTER & BECKY HOLLOWAY

This Edition of “A LOOK AT THE ARTS with Tom Lounges” originally aired on TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2016

 

IN-STUDIO GUEST: BRENDA HATFIELD of “O.M.A.R. Presents…”

 

CALL IN GUESTS: ESTELLE BROWN, SHAWN KLUSH & RYAN PELTON

 

This edition of “A LOOK AT THE ARTS with Tom Lounges” originally aired on FRIDAY, DEC. 23, 2016

GUESTS: Country Artist JIMMY SARR & Production Manager BRIAN WYNN

                                        

This edition of “A LOOK AT THE ARTS with Tom Lounges” originally aired on FRIDAY, DEC. 16, 2016

 

GUEST: Composer/Performer/Author THOMAS DOLBY

                                        

This edition of “A LOOK AT THE ARTS with Tom Lounges” originally aired on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2016

 

GUEST:  Singer, Songwriter, Actor — DAMIAN McGINTY (“Glee” & Celtic Thunder”)

This edition of “A LOOK AT THE ARTS with Tom Lounges” originally aired FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2016

 

IN-STUDIO GUESTS:  RALPH KINSEY & PHIL POTEMPA with S’WHEATS the dog from “Annie Warbucks”) & LAURI DELL                                     

 

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Nov 9, 2016

This edition of “A LOOK AT THE ARTS with Tom Lounges” originally aired on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2016

IN-STUDIO GUEST:  Author, Songwriter Producer, Promoter — BUD MONACO                                   

 

This edition of “A LOOK AT THE ARTS with Tom Lounges” originally aired FRIDAY, NOV. 4, 2016 

 

GUESTS : NY Times Bestselling Author JAMES PATTERSON & Indiana Library Federation Executive Director LUCINDA NORD.

 

This week’s show has two segments and two guests. First up is the world’s best-selling author, James Patterson, followed by a chat with the Indiana’s top librarian, the Indiana Library Federation’s new Executive Director, Lucinda Nord.

This edition of  “A LOOK AT THE ARTS with Tom Lounges” originally aired on  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2016

 

GUEST: CANDICE NIGHT Talks About RAINBOW’S Reunion

 

This edition of “A LOOK AT THE ARTS with Tom Lounges” originally aired FRIDAY, OCT. 21, 2016

In-Studio Musical Guest:  CAPERNAUM

Northwest Indiana’s fast rising young rock combo — CAPERNAUM — makes a return to the Lakeshore Radio studio three years after their debut appearance, to guest this afternoon on “A LOOK AT THE ARTS with Tom Lounges.”

This edition of “A LOOK AT THE ARTS with Tom Lounges” originally aired on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2016

GUEST: ROBERT EARL KEEN (Singer/Songwriter/Performer)

                                        

MEMORIES OF ELVIS AS ELVIS FANTASY FEST ENJOYS ITS 24th YEAR

This Edition of “A LOOK AT THE ARTS with Tom Lounges” originally aired on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2016

IN-STUDIO GUESTS:

DONNIE SUMNER (of The Stamps Quartet),

KIPS LIPPS (Founder of Elvis Fantasy Fest) &

This “A LOOK AT THE ARTS with Tom Lounges” originally aired Friday, Sept. 30, 2016

MUSICAL INTERVIEW GUEST:  MINDI ABAIR  

(International Saxophonist, Vocalist, Songwriter and Performer)

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