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Concert and family film series continues with Mo Beat Blues

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Westchester Public Library’s free concert and family film series continues on Friday, July 18, at the bandstand in Thomas Park with Mo’ Beat Blues at 7 p.m., followed by “The Nut Job” at dusk, about 8 p.m.

Those who attend are invited to bring lawn chairs and picnics to the bandstand in Thomas Park at the corner of Broadway and Calumet in Chesterton and enjoy the fun. Members of the Rotary will be selling popcorn and soda during the evening. In the case of rain, both events will be offered in the Library Service Center, 100 W. Indiana Avenue, Chesterton.

Mo’ Beat Blues features Samuel Lozada and his wife Janice. Lozada is an accomplished musician, singer, songwriter, and composer. His comedic presentation, along with his ability to engage the audience, results in a good time had by all.

Mo’ Beat Blues features familiar songs, remade to fit their high energy style of music. They perform blues, jazz, R&B, country, rock, swing, and rat pack - a little bit of everything. They deliver soulful vocals, impressive harmonica solos, sprinkled with comedic anecdotes.

“The Nut Job” tells the story of Surly the Squirrel and his fellow animals in the city park. Surly has finally gone too far - his latest caper led to the animals’ winter cache of food being destroyed. Surly and his rat friend, Buddy, are exiled to the nightmare of the city. But all is not lost. They discover a nut store. Little do they know that the nut store is actually a front for bank robbers.

Surly runs into Andie, who has been commissioned by Raccoon to find a new food source. The two team up to take nuts from the store but mayhem ensues. Surly finds himself challenged in ways he never expected and discovers the real prize to treasure.

“The Nut Job” is rated PG and has a running time of 85 minutes.

This free series of concerts and films is partially funded through generous donations from the Chesterton-Porter Rotary Club. The summer concert and film series will continue on Friday, July 25, with eclectic songs and styles with Song Sisters at 7 p.m., followed by the movie “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2,” rated PG.

For more information, call the library at 926-7696.

 

Posted 7/17/2014