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Posted on November 03, 2017 at 8:00:00 am by Elaina R.

Broadway Shmodway: Musical Theatre Groups in Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne regularly attracts touring Broadway productions, but we also boast an impressive crop of our own musical theatre groups. Whether you prioritize fully-staged and costumed affairs, top-notch vocals, or shows with a heartwarming message, Fort Wayne has something for you. You’re sure to find the right troupe for you on this list of different musical theatre groups in the area.

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Posted on September 25, 2017 at 8:00:00 am by Elaina R.

An Inside Look at Heartland Sings’ 21st Season

Heartland Sings, Fort Wayne’s very own vocal arts company is ready to start its 21st season lineup. As an insider (I’m the company’s full-time soprano), I’m already way too excited to keep the secret! Here’s some of what lies in store for our next season of song.

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Posted on September 08, 2017 at 8:00:00 am by Elaina R.

September's Best Concerts in Fort Wayne

Summer festival season is coming to a close in Fort Wayne, but lucky for us, music isn’t relegated to just one season! Fall in Fort Wayne is rife with concerts, including some you (and I) won’t want to miss. Here’s what I, as a professional singer, am most looking forward to this September in my hometown.

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Posted on February 24, 2017 at 8:00:00 am by Elaina R.

The Real Group and Heartland Sings: A Cappella at its Finest

When I first met my boss, back when I was simply an interested applicant, he told me he was hoping to create a vocal ensemble similar to The Real Group. Now I’ve been a part of Heartland Sings for a year and a half, and the Real Group is coming to Fort Wayne to sing with us! If you’ve heard of The Real Group, you’re probably buying your tickets right now. If you haven’t, here’s why you should be buying your tickets right now.

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Posted on February 03, 2017 at 8:00:00 am by Elaina R.

A Fort Wayne Valentine’s Day Weekend

This Valentine’s Day, how about a romantic getaway in Fort Wayne? It’s easy to fill the whole weekend with scintillating music, delicious food, and indulgent activities in the city.

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Posted on January 30, 2017 at 8:00:00 am by Jessa C.

Black History Month Events in Fort Wayne

There are many ways this year to celebrate Black History Month in Fort Wayne. From visiting the History Center or the African/African American History Center to listening to lectures, there are a few activities that you can enjoy!

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Posted on January 13, 2017 at 9:00:00 am by Elaina R.

We Are The Dream: Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. day is fast approaching, and so is Heartland Sings’ annual We Are the Dream concert. This concert honoring the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. includes narration, solos, and choral numbers. I participated in this concert for the first time last year and was shocked by how touching it was (I may have cried).

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I recently celebrated my first anniversary as a full-time vocal artist at Heartland Sings (yay!). As such, I had my first “Spirit of Christmas” concert experience last year. I’ve been performing for almost my whole life, and I can definitely say that this concert is very unique.

Spirit of Christmas CD Cover

Why? Much of

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Posted on November 24, 2016 at 12:00:00 pm by Elaina R.

Hoosiers in Harmony: Heartland Sings’ World Record Attempt

As a full-time singer at Heartland Sings, I’ve got a busy December ahead of me. But with mostly Christmas concerts scheduled (Jingle Bell Jazz and The Spirit of Christmas, to name two), the Hoosiers in Harmony concert really sticks out. First of all, it takes place on December 10th at the Mad Ants basketball game in the Memorial Coliseum--the last time I was there, I was performing with Barry Manilow! I asked my coworker, full-time bass baritone Ian Williams, to chime in with the details.

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