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Elaina Robbins
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Elaina Robbins is a classical singer, teacher, and writer originally from Ann Arbor, MI. She performs throughout the region, maintains a private voice studio, and teaches at the Purdue School of Music in Fort Wayne. In addition to singing, Elaina is the founder of The Book Clinic, a boutique writing and editing company. Her clients include celebrities and high-profile business owners, and she has worked on a range of 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.

Taste of the Arts: Music, Dance, Crafts, and Eats

Taste of the Arts was founded in 2008 by Arts United in Fort Wayne and has since become an annual celebration of the arts (and delectable refreshments). Plus, it makes the perfect weekend to explore Fort Wayne, Indiana. I’ve performed at Taste of the Arts every year since I moved to Fort Wayne as a Principal Vocal Artist at Heartland Sings, so I’ve watched firsthand as hordes of art lovers from Fort Wayne and beyond take in the sounds, sights, smells, and yes--taste--of the arts in this city…

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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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Your Guide to Birthday Freebies in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Post updated February 20, 2022 When I first moved to Fort Wayne 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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