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Briefs: Former Yellow Bird music venue for sale

Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 12:01 am

In search of buyer

Music venue The Yellow Bird, which was located in the former National City Bank building at 1130 E. State Blvd., has closed and is for sale.

“I had some changes going on personally, and decided it was best to close,” owner Mike Royal, who closed the venue in November, said in an email.

He opened The Yellow Bird on June 2 with the goal of providing an all-ages venue where people could enjoy live music, he told The News-Sentinel last May.

After remodeling, the building could seat about 250 people on the main floor for a concert, he said in the previous interview.

The building is located on the southwest corner of State Boulevard and Crescent Avenue in the heart of the East State Village business district.

Photo award

Roanoke photographer Richard Herman recently received an honorable mention in best self-portrait at the 2013 Antique and Amusement Photographers International Photo contest held in Las Vegas. He owns and operates a mobile studio, A Timeless Creation, headquartered at 10416 Bridge Road, Roanoke, and travels around to festivals and Civil War re-enactments.

Grand Effect show opening March 10

Grand Effect Productions will present “The Misadventures of Janet Worth” beginning with seating at 6 p.m. March 10, 11 and 12 at Calhoun Street Soups, Salads and Spirits, 1915 S. Calhoun St., The Tiger Room.

The show is the story of Janet Worth, a bubbly, well-meaning lady who finds herself in many troubled situations.

Tickets are $15 if purchased before March 10 and $20 afterward. Tickets are limited, so advance purchase is suggested at Calhoun Street Soups, Salads and Sprits or from any cast/crew members or by contacting the box office.

For more information, call Paul Allen, 1-260-579-6277.

In addition, auditions for “The Ritz” will be held at 6-8 p.m. March 18 at Calhoun Street Soups, Salads and Spirits. The show calls for five main characters and a small chorus. Actors age 18-55 are needed. Cold readings will be done from the script. Those chosen will be compensated for their work.

For more information, call Paul Allen at 1-260-579-6277.

Civic auditions for 'Cinderella'

Fort Wayne Civic Theatre will hold auditions for Rodgers & Hammerstein's “Cinderella” 7-10 p.m. March 11 at the Arts United Center, 303 E. Main St., Green Room. Strong singers and dancers of all ethnicities are encouraged to audition. A cast of 26 ages 15 and over are needed.

To schedule an audition, call Eunice Wadewitz at 422-8641, Ext. 226, or email ewadewitz@fwcivic .org.