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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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8th Annual Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival

The 8th Annual Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival will be held on Sunday, May 18, at the main branch of the Allen County Public Library. The festival is a celebration of all things Japanese in northeast Indiana, including Fort Wayne's Sister City relationship with Takaoka, Japan. The…

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