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Elaina Robbins
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Elaina Robbins is a classical singer, teacher, and writer from Ann Arbor, MI. She performs throughout the region, maintains a private voice studio, and serves as an associate faculty member at the Purdue School of Music in Fort Wayne, where she teaches applied voice and song literature. In addition to singing, Elaina is the founder of The Book Clinic, a small company that specializes in book writing and editing. Her clients include celebrities and high-profile business owners, and she has worked on bestselling and award-winning books. Elaina has a Master of Music from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Music from the University of Southern California.

The Art Lover's Guide to Fort Wayne, Indiana

When I moved to Fort Wayne from Ann Arbor, MI in 2015, I felt some trepidation. Most of my fellow graduates from the University of Michigan’s Master of Music program were moving to New York or Chicago, with their bustling arts communities; when I told them I was moving to Indiana to take a full-time singing position, they raised their eyebrows. Little did they--and I--know that I was walking into an arts goldmine…

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The Clyde Theatre: A Fort Wayne, Indiana Treasure Revived

The Clyde Theatre is an old Fort Wayne, Indiana favorite, with a history dating back to 1951. It started out as a movie theatre, changed names, closed, became a church, and now rises from the ashes as an impressive concert venue with a capacity in the thousands. And national artists are noticing: in their first few months, The Clyde is hosting The Used, The Flaming Lips, B.B. King’s Blues Band, and more…

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The Fort Wayne Cherry Blossom Festival: A Slice of Japan in Indiana

Dorothy Kittaka, the president of Sister Cities and one of the founders of the Cherry Blossom Festival in Fort Wayne, is my “Fort Wayne Mom.” She is on the board of Heartland Sings (my employer) and was my host during the audition process and for several weeks after I got the job. She is also a fourth-generation Japanese-American, and she was quick to tell me about Fort Wayne’s Cherry Blossom Festival…

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Springtime Concerts in Fort Wayne, Indiana

It might still be chilly outside, but spring is in the air! (Or maybe that’s just my wishful thinking). There’s no denying that the days are getting longer, and as the frigid months come to an end, Fort Wayne’s music scene welcomes the thaw with beguiling harmonies and triumphant trills. Here’s what I, as a professional musician and Fort Wayne resident, am most looking forward to this spring…

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Your Guide to Birthday Freebies in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Post updated January 8, 2019 When I moved to Fort Wayne a few years ago and my birthday rolled around,I naturally tried to find out what the local scene has to offer a birthday girl. And, for one of the few times in my life, the internet failed me. It turned out that no such guide existed for Fort Wayne. Why is that? Are there no birthday freebies in this city? The answer to that question is a resounding no . Fort Wayne local businesses are exceedingly generous. This city is an amazing place to spend a birthday when you know how much all the local businesses want to celebrate with you…

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Broadway at the Embassy Theatre - Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne is a great destination to enjoy Broadway shows. As a major city in Indiana, it attracts quite a few touring Broadway productions. These productions take place in the sumptuous Embassy Theatre, a historic gilded venue situated right downtown…

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The Nutcracker Presentation by the Fort Wayne Ballet

Back in the 90s before audiobooks were cool (they’re cool now, right?), I had an audiobook version of The Nutcracker . This little cassette tape audiobook, which I would play in my little red-and-white plastic tape player, included excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s famous ballet. Shame on me--I’ve never actually seen The Nutcracker…

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