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Steve Penhollow

Steve Penhollow

Whatzup Features Writer


Looking to party on New Year’s Eve? Here are seven options

Haven’t you made your New Year’s Eve plans yet? The clock is ticking, which is odd, because it’s digital. Whether you’re hoping to swig stout at an Irish pub, sip […]

Shipshewana has something for everyone, especially at Christmas

Yes, Shipshewana is a bit of a tourist trap. But I like tourist traps. I like to be trapped by them. “Trap me, Shipshewana! Trap me!” I yelled in downtown […]

38 Special holding on loosely to their roots

When Donnie Van Zant and Don Barnes founded 38 Special in 1974, it was meant to be a Southern rock band in the tradition of Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Allman […]

Kira Hawkins marks 50 shows with Wagon Wheel in ‘Elf’ musical

When Kira Lace Hawkins stars in the Wagon Wheel Theater’s upcoming production of Elf The Musical, it will be her 50th show with that company. Elf The Musical opens Dec. […]

Blue Jacket’s Fantasy of Lights keeps glowing — and growing

The Fantasy of Lights was launched in Franke Park in 1995 by Anthony Wayne Services, which became Benchmark Human Services in 2015. That was the year Blue Jacket Inc. took […]

At 78, Milsap will never tire of live shows

Ronnie Milsap’s life sounds like a country song. Not one of those newer country songs about partying, cowboy cosplay, and driving one of those new pickup trucks that costs as […]

Three Dog Night brings hits to Honeywell Center

Danny Hutton, lead singer of Three Dog Night, compares himself to Zelig, a Woody Allen character who always seemed to be in the right place at the right time. It […]

Douglas works his dobro mojo with bluegrass supergroup

Renowned dobro player and lap steel guitarist Jerry Douglas has appeared on more than 2,000 albums. That’s Douglas’ guess. There has been no official tally, at least not recently. A […]

Long, crazy career for Culbertson lands him back in Chicago

When smooth jazz pianist and trombonist Brian Culbertson was a sophomore at DePaul University, he sent demos of his music to the only guy he knew in the music industry, […]