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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TOM LOUNGES HOSTS TWO CELEBRITY INTERVIEW PROGRAMS WEEKLY! 

"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

"A LOOK AT THE ARTS with Tom Lounges" on 89.1FM-Lakeshore Public Radio aired on FRIDAY, JULY 7 @ 1:00pm

TOPIC:  The Hammond Marina's Annual "Venetian Night" Celebration

GUESTS:  on this program are Hammond Port Authority Director MILAN KRUSZYNSKI and DAVE DILLARD (aka Joliet Jake Blues) of THE BLUZ BROTHERS.

This edition of “A LOOK AT THE ARTS with Tom Lounges” originally aired on  FRIDAY, JUNE 23, 2017.   

Guest:  EDDY "The Chief" CLEARWATER

A musician of many talents, EDDY CLEARWATER has been an iconic figure in blues music world for over 60 years.   

This Edition of "A LOOK AT THE ARTS with Tom Lounges" originally aired on Friday, June 16,2017

MUSICAL GUEST:  Nashville Singer/Songwriter GRIFFIN HOUSE

GRIFFIN HOUSE -- a Nashville success these days, currently doing a one man tour of theaters and clubs in support of his tenth and latest album, "So On and So Forth" -- stops for a regional gig this weekend (June 23) at Acorn Theater in Three Oaks, MI.  

This edition of "A Look At The Arts with Tom Lounges" originally aired on June 9, 2017.

This program  featured as in studio guest, DEREK BRAGGS of TalTree Arboretum in Valparaiso.  

Also, joining in live by phone was JOE WINTERS, drummer and co-founder of The Steepwater Band, who are the opening night's headline band.  Winters talks about the group's recent European tour and what to expect when they open the series at Taltree on Saturday, June 10.

This edition of “A LOOK AT THE ARTS with Tom Lounges” on FRIDAY, JUNE 2, 2017

Guest:  Country Music Icon - LARRY GATLIN

Iconic country star LARRY GATLIN  performs two shows at Munster's Theatre At The Center on Ridge Road on Saturday, June 10, at 3:00pm and 7:30pm, respectively.  More: www.theatreatthecenter.com.

For over 60 years, LARRY GATLIN has been writing and performing across the globe and spent the years 1976 to 1992 touring with his brothers Steve and Rudy, and also frequently paired with country music queen Dottie West.  

This edition of “A LOOK AT THE ARTS with Tom Lounges” originally aired on FRIDAY, MAY 26, 2017

THEME/TOPIC:  MEMORIAL DAY

Dedicated to All Who Died In The Line Of Duty.

This edition of “A LOOK AT THE ARTS with Tom Lounges” originally aired on Friday, May 19, 2017

Guest: Author LaRUE AGRESTI

LaRUE AGRESTI's new book -- "Boomer Tales: Hula Hoops, Hippies, Hemp and Hijinks" -- is a colorful reflection on coming of age during one of the most culturally and politically exciting eras in American History.  

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 edition of "A Look At The Arts with Tom Lounges" originally aired on FRIDAY,  APRIL 14, 2017

Guest:  BRIAN HANNEMAN of THE BOTTLE ROCKETS, Brightside Music Promoter ROB HARKEL, and LITA PETERS of The Respite House

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”)

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