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Styx will perform Dec. 30 Star PlazTheatre Merrillville Ind.

Styx will perform Dec. 30 at the Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville, Ind.

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Updated: January 28, 2013 3:47PM



Here is a look at top events you won’t want to miss.

Suggestions include Aretha Franklin at the Venue at Horseshoe Hammond, a sports collectible show at the Orland Park Civic Center and Styx at the Star Plaza Theatre.

Aretha Franklin

(UPDATED 12/28) The Queen of Soul was scheduled to perform at 8 p.m. Dec. 29 at the Venue at Horseshoe Hammond, 777 Casino Center Drive, Hammond, Ind., but that concert has been canceled. Information: (866) 711-7463, horseshoehammond.com.

Sports collectibles

A show featuring sports cards, toys, NASCAR items and more will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 30 at the Orland Park Civic Center, 14750 Ravinia Ave. Information: (708) 423-1758.

Styx

The rock band with Chicago ties will perform at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 30 at Star Plaza Theatre, 8001 Delaware Place, Merrillville, Ind. Information: (219) 791-1234, starplazatheatre.com.

Weekend

Dec. 28’s Weekend magazine will feature a look at ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve in the Southland.

There also will be a movie review of “Django Unchained.”

Some of these articles are already available in SouthtownStar.com’s Entertainment section.

Also for Dec. 27, 2012

Carpe Weekend looks at the facts and fiction involved with hangover remedies.

The Entertainment section also includes a movie review of “This Is 40” and a look at the BACinema screening of “Red Hook Summer” at the Beverly Arts Center in Chicago.

Jessi Virtusio blogs about music, movies and much more on Elaborating on Entertainment at blogs.southtownstar.com/entertainment.



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