south bend: A Painting - The Morris Performing Arts Center, "Before and After". - 02/01/17 02:14 PM
A Painting  - The Morris Performing Arts Center, 
"Before and After".
South Bend, IN
 
As an artist, I am always looking at things differently than most. I have painted several nostalgic businesses around the country.  This is The Morris Performing Arts Center, located in downtown South Bend, Indiana. The acrylic painting is 24" x 36" on stretched canvas. The Painting was commissioned as a Christmas present in September of 2016.  The man who ordered the painting, requested special things on the marquee, as well as the green fountain, which went along with the Broadway play "Wicked'. The performance was in early September, 2016. The lady walking toward the theater was … (13 comments)

south bend: Johnny Mathis - Live 60th Anniversary Tour at the Morris, South Bend - 05/08/16 09:10 AM
Johnny Mathis - Live Anniversary Tour
at the
Morris Performing Arts Center
South Bend, IN
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Legendary Singer Johnny Mathis, famous for his Stage Music, Golden Age Jazz, Contemporary Pop and Holiday Music, will perform at the Morris Performing Arts Center on Thursday, May 12, 2016 for one performance at 7:30 pm.
He ranks as the #6 Album Artist in the History of Billboard's Pop Album charts.  Well known for songs like "Chances are", "It's not for me to say", and "Misty" are just a few of the more than 80 albums and 6 Christmas albums recorded.
Ticket Prices
Pit & Mezzanine, $128.50
Orchestra, Main, Boxes and 1st … (3 comments)

south bend: South Bend International Airport, South Bend, Indiana - 10/10/15 04:39 AM
South Bend International Airport,
South Bend, Indiana
In 1929 Vincent Bendix, founder of Bendix Aviation purchased 610 acres of land, northwest of South Bend, Indiana.  In 1933, Bendix Field was opened.  In 1936, just months before her final flight, Amelia Earhart landed in South Bend.
Starting with President Eisenhower, every United States President has landed in South Bend,  President Obama's, Air Force One landed at the airport, while visiting Elkhart and vicinity, when unemployment was high in the area.
The airport changed names throughout history, with the most recent name change in 2014 from South Bend Regional Airport to South Bend International Airport. Delta, … (11 comments)

south bend: Four Winds Field is Not Just for Baseball! - 09/02/15 10:39 AM
Four Winds Field is Not Just for Baseball!
Four Winds Field, Home of the South Bend Cubs,  has offered their facilities to many groups around the community.  A few weeks ago, the Girl Scouts had an overnight campout inside the baseball stadium. They have had a Country Music Festival, Wrestling and even Fireworks, to name a few.  What a great addition to the community.  Even their batting cages are open to the public.
On Tuesday, September 15th, the MLS will be using the facility for the Real Estate Bar Camp. The agents will learn about he latest technology in the Real Estate Industry.  They will be … (14 comments)

south bend: History of a Painting - LaSalle Hotel - Rooftop Sign, South Bend, IN - 04/17/15 02:49 AM
History of a Painting - LaSalle Hotel - Rooftop Sign,
South Bend, IN.
Acrylic Painting by Larry Johnston©
When I was growing up in South Bend, I always remembered looking north on Michigan Street and seeing those signs atop the LaSalle Hotel, sitting at an angle so you could see them from blocks away in each direction.
Those signs are no longer there and with my intent to bring back some of the old nostalgic flavor of the city, I recreated those signs that overlooked the city.  The Bendix Corporation, also in South Bend had a tower with the name spelled out vertically in lights.  … (17 comments)

south bend: History of a Painting - Mr. Peanut at the Peanut Shop, South Bend, IN - 12/27/14 10:27 AM
History of a Painting -
Mr. Peanut at the Peanut Shop,
South Bend, IN.
Acrylic Painting by Larry Johnston©
I remember in the 1950's and 60's, in the middle of South Bend, at Michigan St. and Monroe, there was always an aroma of Peanuts in the air. Planters Peanuts had company stores and we were fortunate to have one in our city. Mr Peanut, himself would even walk around outside giving samples of peanuts that you could buy in the store. I spent many-a-days visiting that store.  I was always fascinated with the neon sign of Mr. Peanut  throwing his cane … (9 comments)

south bend: History of a Painting - The Palace Theatre, South Bend, Indiana - 11/02/14 11:20 AM
History of a Painting - The Palace Theatre,
South Bend, Indiana.

Acrylic Painting by Larry Johnston©
As a young boy, I remember all the bright lights of the Palace Theatre in South Bend.  All the best movies were there, including the Premier of the the movie "Knute Rockne: All American", starring Ronald Raegan as George Gipp (The Gipper), with Rudy Vallee, Bob Hope, Jane Wyman, Kate Smith and Pat O'Brian as Knute Rockne..  The theatre was built in 1922 and closed in the 1960's.  It was later saved from demolition and remodeled into a theatrical venue with the help … (4 comments)

south bend: "West Side Story", The Broadway Musical, Just 20 Minutes from Elkhart. - 05/09/14 10:57 PM
"West Side Story",
The Broadway Musical,
Just 20 Minutes From Elkhart.
The Lerner Theatre, located in downtown Elkhart has offered great entertainment, since its renovtion, and for those that live in Elkhart County, they also have the benefit of entertainment around the area. Broadway performances, on tour from New York can be seen, without having to drive 2 or more hours to Indianapolis or Chicago.

South Bend, just 20 miles from Elkhart is home to the "Broadway Theatre League of South Bend, Inc. Performances coming up in the next season (2014 - 2015) includes:
"Chicago", "Camelot", "Sister Act", and … (10 comments)

south bend: Today is Dyngus Day! - 04/20/14 11:51 PM
Today is Dyngus Day!
Dyngus Day is a Big Deal in our area. Come and enjoy the festivities.  Especially the "DYNGUS SAUSAGE". The west side of South Bend, Indiana, with the large Polish population created decades ago have been celebrating "Dyngus Day" in South Bend and around the area for over 80 years, complete with parades and of course beer and Dyngus sausage.
I've got my Sausage for Dinner!
The worlds largest Dyngus Day celebration is in Buffalo, New York and South Bend being second. It is a day where the young men splash water on the women they fancy, and the … (18 comments)

south bend: What Brings Your Sports Team Luck? - 11/14/13 11:41 PM
What Brings Your Sports Team Luck?
There are Colleges and Universities all over the country that have had Bronze Sculptures made to represent their sports teams. I was amazed when I saw a documentary on College Mascots and their traditions as they go out on the field to compete. Many of those included Bronze statues that they would touch or rub for good luck in the game.
 
The variety of mascots is astounding. The usual one's include a Wolf, Bear, Bulldog, and  a Tiger. Then I saw some others, like a Hippo and turtle.
Notre Dame University, (our local college) has … (4 comments)

south bend: Is 75 Year Ice Cream Company in Elkhart Closing Because of Obamacare? - 10/20/13 06:40 AM
Is 75 Year Ice Cream Company in Elkhart, IN Closing Because of Obamacare?
Bonnie Doon Ice Cream Company claims that Obamacare is causing them to close.
 
 Acrylic Painting by Larry Johnston©    (Previous Store in South Bend no longer there)
Newt Gingrich, as reported by the LA Times, shared the information this week on Sean Hannity's radio show, both agreeing that it was just awful that small businesses are being run out of business because of the "Affordable Care Act."
 

 Acrylic Painting by Larry Johnston©        Mishawaka store (Independantly owned)
There were other issues as the 50 employees will be without a … (3 comments)

south bend: New Round-a-bout almost finished in Elkhart, Ash Rd and CR 6 - 09/08/13 03:11 AM
New "Round-A-Bout" almost finished in Ekhart, Ash Rd and CR 6
I remember when that intersection was 10 miles from the inhabited areas of South Bend and Elkhart, Indiana.  I had to pass through miles and miles of cornfields to get to that intersection.
In recent years as the area grew, the 4-way stop became busier and busier.  The traffic was so bad that it took 15 minutes to get through the intersection.  They decided to put in a round-a-bout at that corner, like they have at several others.

 
They have a round-a-bout on the same road about a … (4 comments)

south bend: South Bend, Indiana, New London Lakes Subdivision 2010 Home Sales, Clay Township, South Bend Community Schools, South Bend Homes for Sale - 07/24/11 07:55 AM
South Bend, Indiana, New London Lakes Subdivision 2010 Home Sales, Clay Township, South Bend Community Schools, South Bend Homes for Sale
New London Lakes   Subdivision  is located between Bulla Road and Dunn Road on the west side of Ironwood.  New London Lakes  Subdivision is located in Clay Township, South Bend, Indiana. Children who live in  New London Lakes  Subdivision who attend public school will be attending  South Bend Community Schools Corporation.
New London Lakes   Subdivision 2010  home sales consisted of 2 homes that sold for $90 to 128  after being on the market for 54 to 143  days.  Both sales  were arm’s length transactions, not a Short Sales, nor  HUD Homes, nor  REO Properties. 
An Arm’s Length Transaction … (0 comments)

south bend: South Bend, Indiana, Norawood Manor Subdivision 2010 Home Sales, Centre Township, South Bend Community Schools, South Bend Homes for Sale - 07/24/11 07:39 AM
South Bend, Indiana, Norawood Manor Subdivision 2010 Home Sales, Centre Township, South Bend Community Schools, South Bend Homes for Sale
Norawood Manor  Subdivision is located between Main Street and Ironwood on the north side of Kern Road.   Norawood Manor  Subdivision  is located  in Centre Township, South Bend Indiana. Children who live in  Norawood Manor  Subdivision attend the South Bend Community School Corp.
Norawood Manor  Subdivision 2010  home sales consisted of 1 home that sold for $313.000  after being on the market for 79  days.   The sale was  an  arm’s length transaction, not a  Short Sale, nor a  HUD Home, nor an  REO Property. 
An Arm’s Length Transaction means the Home Owner did not know the Buyer and the sale … (0 comments)

south bend: South Bend, Indiana, Monroe Park Subdivision, 2010 Home Sales, Portage Township, South Bend School Corp, South Bend Homes for Sale - 07/17/11 02:03 PM
South Bend, Indiana, Monroe Park Subdivision, 2010 Home Sales, Portage Township, South Bend School Corp, South Bend Homes for Sale
Monroe Park  Subdivision in  Portage Township is located from Michigan Street east on Monroe Street to where it changes to Lincolnway East to South Street on the west side of LWY E..   Monroe Park  Subdivision is located in  South Bend, Indiana.  Children who live in Monroe Park  Subdivision who attend public school will be attending South Bend School Corp. schools.
Monroe Park  Subdivision 2010  home sales consisted of 1 home that sold for $110,000  after being on the market for 513 days.  The sale was an  arm's length transaction, not  a Short Sale, nor HUD Home,  norREO Property. 
An … (0 comments)

south bend: South Bend, Monticello Subdivision, 2010 Home Sales, Portage Township, South Bend School Corp, South Bend Homes for Sale - 07/17/11 01:56 PM
South Bend, Monticello Subdivision, 2010 Home Sales, Portage Township, South Bend School Corp, South Bend Homes for Sale
Monticello  Subdivision in  Portage Township is located south side of Jefferson between 29th Street and 32nd Street on the north side of the RR Tracks at Sunnymede.   Monticello  Subdivision is located in  South Bend, Indiana.  Children who live in Monticello  Subdivision who attend public school will be attending South Bend School Corp. schools.
Monticello  Subdivision 2010  home sales consisted of  3  homes that sold for $18,000 to $79,900  after being on the market for 8 to 112 days.  2 sales were  arm's length transactions, no Short Sales, nor HUD Homes,  and one REO Property. 
An Arm's Length Transaction means the Home Owner did … (0 comments)

south bend: South Bend, Indiana, Morris Country Club Subdivision, 2010 Home Sales, Portage Township, South Bend School Corp, South Bend Homes for Sale - 07/17/11 01:26 PM
South Bend, Indiana, Morris Country Club Subdivision, 2010 Home Sales, Portage Township, South Bend School Corp, South Bend Homes for Sale
Morris Country Club  Subdivision in  Portage Township is located just south of Corby on the west side of Ironwood across from the Morris Park Golf Course.   Morris Country Club   Subdivision is located in  South Bend, Indiana.  Children who live in Morris Country Club  Subdivision who attend public school will be attending South Bend School Corp. schools.
Morris Country Club Subdivision 2010  home sales consisted of  1  home that sold for $117,000  after being on the market for 220 days.  The sale was an arm's length transaction, not a  Short Sale, nor HUD Home,  nor  REO Property. 
An Arm's Length Transaction … (0 comments)

south bend: South Bend, Indiana, Muessell Park Subdivision, 2010 Home Sales, Portage Township, South Bend School Corp, South Bend Homes for Sale - 07/17/11 01:16 PM
South Bend, Indiana, Muessell Park Subdivision, 2010 Home Sales, Portage Township, South Bend School Corp, South Bend Homes for Sale
Muessell Park  Subdivision in  Portage Township is located on the north side of Lincolnway West at Sherman Street.   Muessell Park   Subdivision is located in  South Bend, Indiana.  Children who live in Muessell Park  Subdivision who attend public school will be attending South Bend School Corp. schools.
Muessell Park  Subdivision 2010  home sales consisted of  10  homes that sold for $6,000 to $25,000 after being on the market for 7 to 328 days.  6 sales were  arm's length transactions, no  Short Sales, nor HUD Homes,  and 4  REO Properties. 
An Arm's Length Transaction means the Home Owner did not … (0 comments)

south bend: South Bend, Indiana, Sunnyside North Subdivision, 2010 Home Sales, Portage Township, South Bend School Corp, Homes for Sale - 07/17/11 01:07 PM
South Bend, Indiana, Sunnyside North Subdivision, 2010 Home Sales, Portage Township, South Bend School Corp, Homes for Sale
Sunnyside North  Subdivision in  Portage Township is located at the northwest corner of Rockne Drive and Twyckenham at Miner Street.    Sunnyside North  Subdivision  is located in  South Bend, Indiana.  Children who live in Sunnyside North  Subdivision who attend public school will be attending South Bend School Corp. schools.
Sunnyside North  Subdivision 2010  home sales consisted of  1  home that sold for $7,000 after being on the market for 22 days.    The sale was not an  arm's length transaction, nor a  Short Sale, nor HUD Home,  but One  REO Property. 
An Arm's Length Transaction means the Home Owner did not know the Buyer and the … (0 comments)

south bend: South Bend, Indiana, Navarre Place Subdivision, 2010 Home Sales, Portage Township, South Bend School Corp, South Bend Homes for Sale - 07/17/11 12:55 PM
South Bend, Indiana, Navarre Place Subdivision, 2010 Home Sales, Portage Township, South Bend School Corp, South Bend Homes for Sale
Navarre Place  Subdivision in  Portage Township is located on the southwest corner of Michigan Street and Angela Blvd..    Navarre Place  Subdivision  is located in  South Bend, Indiana.  Children who live in Navarre Place  Subdivision who attend public school will be attending South Bend School Corp. schools.
Navarre Place  Subdivision 2010  home sales consisted of  4  homes that sold for $28,900 to $93,000  after being on the market for 8 to 55  days.   2 sales were  arm's length transactions, no  Short Sales, nor HUD Homes,  and 2  REO Properties. 
An Arm's Length Transaction means the Home Owner did not know the Buyer … (0 comments)

 
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