July 24, 2020
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Nelson Algren 616 Sound Stage Opening

The Nelson Algren Museum is proud to announce the inauguration of the Nelson Algren 616 Sound Stage! This event features live music on Friday, July 24 and a cash bar. Come ready to dance.

Thanks to a generous grant from the Legacy Foundation, the 616 Sound Stage provides a new Miller venue free of charge for not-for-profits. We look forward to live performances, theatre, readings and whatever else our eccentric community can envision. Contact us for more information.


Algren: The End is Nothing, the Road is All to PBS.

Saturday, August 28 at 6:00 pm meet and party with the directors of this fine film, hear music, see an excusive interview with Russell Banks by our own Mary Wisniewski and enjoy a rendition of Algren's short story, "How the Devil Came Down Division Street."


The event takes place at Nelson Algren 616 Sound Stage, located at 616 S. Lake Street, Miller Beach/Gary, Indiana. The Sound Stage is an open air venue with access to libations next door at Thumbs Up. $10 entrance.

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Janis Joplin RetrospectiveS.

Janis Joplin Retrospective Friday, September 17 at 7:00 pm. Joplin biographer Holly George-Warren will discuss aspects of Janis's personality seldom brought to light. Commonly viewed as one of the "3Js" who met their deaths at the age of 27, Jimmi Hendrix, Jim Morrison and Janis, George-Warren presents Janis as a self contained artist who directed her own show.After the speaker, listen to Joplin tribute band Cheap Thrills as they provide music by Janis and other 1970's artists.$20 tickets are available by clicking on Eventbrite (search for Janis Joplin Retrospective) or $30 at the door.

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David Masciotra
Mellencamp: American Troubadour

David's excellent biography of John Mellencamp is not your average rock star bio! Expect to hear insightful commentary on how Mellencamp deals with life and death issues and transforms them into song. The new paperback version of Mellencamp: American Troubadour, retailing for $27.95 on Amazon, will be available for purchase for $20, and the author will be happy to autograph your copy.

Due to COVID-19, all events subject to change.

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