Jerry Seinfeld Live at Fort Wayne’s Historic Embassy Theatre!

Bust out the puffy shirts, folks, because the cat – meowwwwwww! – is out of the bag! Jerry Seinfeld will be performing live at Fort Wayne’s Historic Embassy Theatre on Thursday, November 6 at 7 p.m.

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Seinfeld to perform in the Fort on November 6

Tickets are on sale NOW, so if you want to see him, you need to act fast! You can get tickets at the Embassy’s box office, online via Ticketmaster or by calling 800.745.3000. Ticket prices range from $125 (gold circle) – $81 – $65 – $48.

I think most of us were addicts of Seinfeld’s hit TV show, either in real-time or syndication. For me, it was real time during college. Nothing  could tear me away from watching him on Thursday nights. Not going out with friends, dates or studying (shh!).  The end of that show was literally the end of an era. My college friends and I still “speak Seinfeld” on a regular basis.

Man Hands, the Sidler, the Close-Talker, Festivus, “These pretzels are making me thirsty!” and on and on….let’s just say I’ve been known to break out into the Elaine dance from time to time.

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Jerry talks with Louis C.K. in “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.”

For even more Seinfeld goodness, be sure to check out his current hit web series, “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.” New episodes are available on Thursdays at 12 p.m., but be sure to watch all of the previous episodes as well!

More Info

Click here for more upcoming events at The Embassy.

The Theatre is located in the heart of downtown Fort Wayne at 125 W. Jefferson Blvd.

Insider’s Tip: Plan to get to the show early to avoid the 6:45 crowds. Great options for a pre-show early dinner or post-show late one are JK O’Donnell’s Irish Ale House, Champion’s Restaurant and Sports Bar or The Phoenix.

Wendy Sack

About

Born and bred in Alabama, Wendy has lived in Fort Wayne for just over 12 years, calling historic Williams-Woodland Park home. Asked to describe herself, Wendy is quick to throw out the terms grammar geek, voracious reader, Jim Gaffigan nut and Alabama Crimson Tide football fanatic. Often found with a Diet Coke in one hand and a book in the other, Wendy’s true passion is her family. She is a wife, a mother of two and is always looking for new and adventurous things to do in and around Fort Wayne. Wendy finds humor easily in any situation and is a true believer that laughter really does cure anything.

Los Lobos Howls into Fort Wayne

The wolves are coming!

Or, if you prefer, in Spanish, Los Lobos will be on the prowl at the Foellinger Theatre Summer Concert / Movie Series at 8 p.m. Saturday, September 27, 2014.

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The Chicano band, begun in 1973 in East Los Angeles, CA, has won multiple Grammy Awards and has produced several albums, compilations, DVDs, singles, and featured singles. Their music is a fusion of rock, country, R & B, cowpunk and time-honored Latin and Mexican boleros, norteños and cumbia, with some music being performed bi-lingually.

Their band lineup consists of David Hidalgo (vocals, guitar, accordion, fiddle), Louie P Pérez (vocals, guitar, drums, chordophone), Cesar Rosas (vocals, guitar, baja sexto), Conrad Lozano (vocals, bass, guitarrón mexicano), Steve Berlin (keyboards, horns), and Enrique Gonzalez (drums, percussion).

One of the group’s most famous albums was “La Bamba,” which in 1987 garnered 2 Platinums in the United States. Their fans may also remember their music from “Desperado” (1995), “The Sopranos: Music from the HBO Original Series” (1999), and a featured single, “Wasted Days and Wasted Nights,” performed in 2010 with Rick Trevino.

In 2007, they performed “Goin’ Home: A Tribute to Fats Domino” and in 2011 they collaborated with other artists for “Use Me” in “The Long Goodbye” with David Bromberg.

Prior to playing at the White House in 2009 Los Lobos toured all over globally, opening for Bob Dylan, U2 and Grateful Dead. Some of their record labels include Mammoth, Warner Brothers and 429 Records.

Tickets are $23 and $30 at the box office at 260-427-6715. The Foellinger Theatre is located at 3411 Sherman Blvd. in Franke Park near the Children’s Zoo.

Barb

About

Barb Sieminski is a freelance writer and photographer for several magazines and newspapers. She received her B.A. and M.S. in art and English, from the University of St. Francis. When not chained to the computer, she follows her passion of fishing, believing that all good things come to she who baits . . .

2014-2015 all for One productions Theatre Season Preview

Local theatre group, all for One productions, produces family-friendly and thought-provoking plays seldom seen on other Fort Wayne stages.  This year’s lineup of classic works and area premieres proves to be another great season of moving tales, family drama, exciting adventures and more. Unlike other theatre groups, all for One productions is unique for the area because they are a faith-based theatre organization.  A typical season includes a family show, a classic adaption and a modern piece.  Previous seasons have included Jane Austin’s Emma, An O. Henry Christmas, The Little Princess, The Beams are Creaking, 1984, and The Princess and the Goblin.INT GRAPHIC 231x300 2014 2015 all for One productions Theatre Season Preview

The first show this season is Jeanette Clift George’s Interval.  Originally written and performed for the Houston-based Christian theatre, A.D. Players, this play for two actors is a quirky show that quickly moves from romantic comedy into murder mystery, with the actors playing a dozen different characters.  The story centers on a couple whose chance encounter in a park sparks an unusual friendship.  Lenore, a small town girl from Wisconsin, has just arrived in New York City and meets Alan, a straight-laced businessman waiting in Riverside Park.  At first their friendship is nothing more than a friendly rendezvous, but as their relationship grows, they delve into questions of faith and doubt. After a murder in Lenore’s office, the pair is determined to find out who the murderer is.  As they solve mysteries and expose hidden information, the couple reveals secrets about their own pasts.  This show is one weekend only: Sep. 19-21, 2014 at the Allen County Public Library.

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The second show of the season is the family-friendly A Laura Ingalls Wilder Christmas.  Fans of the popular series will be pleased to learn that this adaptation, written by Laurie Brooks, focuses on the two years missing from the Little House books, a difficult time when Laura’s brother died and the Ingalls family ran a hotel in Burr Oak, Iowa, a job for which Charles Ingalls was not well suited.  The play will open around the same time Laura Ingalls Wilder’s memoir, Pioneer Girl, will be published.  Director Lauren Nichols describes it as a “charming, sweet, heartwarming play with many roles for juveniles in it.”  Even though the play reveals the complexities of the Ingalls’ lives, Laura’s presence on the stage the entire show softens the view of pioneer life.  This show also includes a lovely musical ensemble that will entertain the whole family.  November 7-9 and 14-16, 2014.

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The third show of the season, Tammy Ryan’s The Music Lesson, focuses on a Bosnian family that has moved to Pittsburgh after the war to rebuild their lives. “This has been on my radar for three or four years,” director Lauren Nichols says of the award-winning play.  Irena and Ivan are musicians who must take on new students in order to make ends meet, but painful memories of their past prevent Irena from taking on new student Kat, whose stubbornness is a strong contrast to the music prodigy Irena left in Sarajevo.  Kat is going through her own civil war as she struggles with her parent’s divorce.  Flashbacks between past and present show how cultures, music, and our relationships can teach and heal us.  February 20-27, Feb. 29-March 1, 2015.

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The final show of the season is the classic tale, Around the World in 80 Days, adapted by Mark Brown. Described by Lauren Nichols as “a big crowd pleaser,” she goes on to say, “Think [of the play] The 39 Steps with a better script.”  Jules Verne’s classic tale involves Phileas Fogg and a wager that he can circumnavigate the world in 80 days, putting his life at risk in this grand adventure.  Although the stage adaptation can’t attempt to show a “real” journey across four continents, creativity can, as trains, elephants, typhoons, and more will delight audiences in this slapstick comedy.  Even more impressive, five actors play 39 characters.  Jeff Salisbury will be directing this whirlwind tale that the whole family will love.  April 24-26, May 1-3 2015.  Check the website for performance location.

Curtain call for Friday and Saturday shows is 7:30 PM.  Sunday curtain time is 2:30 PM.  Performances are currently held at the Allen County Public Library Auditorium.  For ticket information, theatre locations, and times, please visit all for One’s website or call 260-622-4610.

 

Sara Ward

About

Sara Ward is a writer, actress, speaker, teacher, and author of an award-winning play. In addition to writing about Fort Wayne's best dining and events on the Fort Wayne Insider, she also writes for Destiny Rescue, an anti-human trafficking group working in six countries. Sara lives in Fort Wayne with her husband and daughter. You can read more of her writings on her blog, Poets and Saints.

Top 5 Reasons Creative Types love Fort Wayne

It is often said that creative pursuits are solitary ones and that the life of an artist is a lonely one. In reality, artists thrive off of other artists. Painters can inspire writers who can spark an idea for a lyric to a song which a photographer listens to as she rearranges perceptions and creates a winning shot. It is beneficial for artists to be in an area with other creatives – somewhere inspiration is leaking out of every wall and winding down every street.

Fort Wayne is a hub for creativity and its love of the arts make it a welcomed haven for creative thinkers. Don’t believe me? Here’s the top 5 reasons why Fort Wayne is a great place to be creative (just to name a few!):

1. Art Galleries

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Orchard Gallery

Fort Wayne is home to over 20 art galleries. It would be easy to kill a day traveling from gallery to gallery. Even just browsing can be inspiring; seeing what other artists are up to and how they use the canvas or clay to make sense of what they perceive in the world. Plus, if you hit up Orchard Gallery, you’ll be able to talk face to face with an artist. Orchard Gallery is a cooperative gallery run by artists who banned together to create this unique showroom and retail space for local art.

2. The Outdoor Spaces

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Bird of Paradise at Botanical Conservatory

Creatives often find inspiration in nature. It offers a place of quiet and solitude for thinking and imagining. It also provides organically beautiful images which can inspire something or serve as the subjects themselves. Fort Wayne has over 81 miles of trails winding through the city and over 50 parks to walk and relax in. No matter where you live, access to the trail system is easy. Our trails and safe and well-maintained and offer a variety of scenic views from cityscapes to river’s edge and secluded wooded areas. In addition to all these public lands reserved for ecology, Fort Wayne is also home to the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory. These gardens are a haven of nature in the heart of downtown Fort Wayne. Each of the gardens with the building represents a different climate of foliage and provides a unique experience.

3. Cost of Living

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Free Summer Concert at the Library

Fort Wayne is a very affordable city, which is key when you are an artist. While it is a very rewarding profession, it is not always financially rewarding. Not only is the cost of living one of the most affordable in the state, but the city also offers a lot to do for free. It can be hard to find fun things to fill your time when you are on a budget, but Fort Wayne has a lot going on for not a lot of money. From free outdoor concert series to arts festivals and free movies, there is always something to do if you are looking. Check out all the different ways to entertain yourself!

4. Downtown Arts Campus

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FW Ballet performs in the park on the Arts Campus

Downtown Fort Wayne is home to a thriving arts district. The Arts Campus houses a number of different artistic outlets from theaters to galleries, cinemas, dance space, and museums. This hub is home to the Fort Wayne Museum of Art as well as the Arts United Center, the Cinema Center, and the Auer Center, which houses Artlink and the Fort Wayne Ballet. This area is home to many different arts festivals throughout the year, including the Taste of the Arts, Fort Wayne’s premier arts festival.

5. Universities

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University of Saint Francis

Fort Wayne boasts a number of different universities. Not only does this provide the opportunity to take classes now and then when the inspiration is really lacking, but it also means that Fort Wayne is home to different open lectures, book readings, and dance and art showcases. With Indiana Tech, IPFW, and Saint Franics growing every year, the opportunities are also expanding.

These are just a few of the reasons that creative types will find a quick home in Fort Wayne. Fort Wayne expands its art community almost daily and the people of the Summit City are eager for more. So, come check out Fort Wayne – hit up some galleries, see a show at the Embassy, and walks around our trails. See what you can create!

Holley Taylor

About

Holley is a student at Albion College in Michigan studying English with a Creative Writing Emphasis and History. She is excited to be back in her hometown this summer working as a Marketing Intern for Visit Fort Wayne. Holley enjoys reading, writing, dancing, and spending time with family and friends.

Maker Faire provides a different perspective on STEM

It’s not every day kids are encouraged to ditch their screens in exchange for a few hours of unbridled creativity and exploration.  Maker Faire, an annual festival which encourages families to MAKE, create, learn, invent, CRAFT, recycle, think, play and be inspired by celebrating arts, crafts, engineering, food, music, science and technology.

Join fellow inventors and (aspiring ones) September 13-14, 2014 under the Lincoln Pavilion at Headwaters Park East for this 4th annual event that is gaining more and more momentum each year.

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Join local artist Eran Park as he blows glass at Maker Faire 2014.

This event is made possible by TekVenture, a 501(c)(3) public art and technology laboratory seeking a home near downtown. Their goal is to create a public intersect on between imagination, technology, art & community – a space where arts, tinkerers, makers, engineers, inventors, prototypers, craftspeople, and others gather to use tools, share ideas and make things. These “makers” represent a movement happening all across the United States.

In the last few years, similar informal facilities designed to bring groups of people together to use traditional and high-tech tools to solve engineering problems and to create art, technology, and other projects have blossomed worldwide.

While searching for a permanent home, the organizers created this event to serve as a fundraiser and to celebrate and connect these creative people and the things they make. After all, knowledge is best shared. Why not harness the passion from makers around the world through a local event? That philosophy is what drives the organizers every year.

Speaking of making, you can expect to encounter some impressive displays of skill, talent and ingenuity. For example, on this year’s schedule of events are a BMX and rocket launch demonstration. A variety of hands-on activities, like glassblowing, rocket making, and aircraft assembly are planned. This weekend provides a real opportunity to get up close and personal with science.  It’s never too early to introduce your kids to STEM.

Get your tickets in advance and save.  Tickets are available via Eventbrite or buy them at the door with cash or credit card (MasterCard, VISA, Discover.)

About

Lauren Caggiano was raised in Fort Wayne, and returned in 2007 upon graduation from the University of Dayton. The president of WriteOn LLC, she specializes in writing, marketing, and French translation. In her spare time she enjoys travelling, yoga and volunteering. In the summer you can catch her riding around downtown on her vintage green Schwinn. For more information, check out her website: www.lcagg.com.

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2 Responses to "Maker Faire provides a different perspective on STEM"

Kristen
Kristen
October 22nd, 2014
STEM stands for "science, technology, engineering and math."
Rod
September 29th, 2014
I'm curious. What is this STEM mentioned in the title and at the end of the article?