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Live Theater and Paintings Inspired by Life History the Topic of “A Look at the Arts”

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                                     


Opening up this program is an in-studio visit with dog actor S’WHEATS (Sandy) from the live stage musical “Annie Warbucks,” which opened on Sunday, November 20 at the Theatre At The Center.

The cute and cuddly canine star helped to bark up attention about the unique promotion during the Saturday matinee performances of “Annie Warbucks,” to promote animal adoptions with The Humane Society Calumet in Munster, IN.   S’Wheat’s owner LAURI DELL also visited in studio, along with PHIL POTEMPA from Theatre At The Center’s staff. 

Later in the program — painter/musician RALPH KINSEY of Pleasant Grove Studios visited the studio to discuss “GENERATIONS,” his newly unveiled line of paintings.  Ralph is the drummer and percussionist of the famous family blues group, The Kinsey Report.   In recent years, Kinsey has combined his music with painting.  Joining him in-studio on this program is Kinsey’s Pleasant Grove Studios business partner, JACK ADAMS of Safari Marketing.

“Annie Warbucks” photo by Guy Rhodes     /     Ralph Kinsey photo by Christi Bushby

Tom Lounges has been a region radio personality and a music journalist since 1979. For the last 35-years, he has been reporting on entertainment as a weekly columnist and feature writer for The Times newspaper. He was also publisher and editor of the monthly tri-state entertainment magazine ("Midwest BEAT Magazine") for over two decades, he has written hundreds of features for numerous national glossy magazines over the decades, and he wrote "Liner Notes" for over a dozen albums release by Sony Records.