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Briefs: Civic Theatre to hold 'Les Mis' auditions

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.The Associated Press
Thursday, April 18, 2013 12:01 am
The Fort Wayne Art Museum's spring exhibition will be “Afros: A Celebration of Natural Hair,” by Brooklyn photographer and author Michael July, through June 9.In addition, A Day of Natural Hair will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 4. Hair demonstrations, discussions, workshops and products from natural hair vendors will be available. At 6:30 p.m., Michael July will discuss the project and exhibit with a model from his book, Aevin Dugas, the world record holder for the largest afro. A sneak preview of the exhibit and Spring Party will be 6-9 p.m. April 26.

Museum hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday; and 12-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free for everyone 5-8 p.m. Thursdays and on Sundays; and at other times free for museum members; $7, adults; $5, students and seniors; and $12, families. Veterans, active military personnel and their families receive free general admission every day.

For information, call 422-6467 or go online to www.fwmoa.org.The Fort Wayne Civic Theatre's auditions for “Les Miserables” will be 6-10 p.m. May 12 for adult roles and 6-9 p.m. May 13 for child roles at the Arts United Center, 303 E. Main St. Use doors to the Green Room. Strong singers and actors are needed.

For information, call 422-8641, Ext. 226.The IPFW Gene Marcus Piano Competition for students who live within 100 miles of Fort Wayne will be May 18 and 19. Age divisions are 9 and under through age 18. More than $3,000 in cash prizes will be awarded and senior division winners may also receive a scholarship. Postmark deadline for applications is May 4. Video submissions will be accepted.

In addition, the IPFW Gene Marcus Piano Camp for pianists ages 12-18 will be June 9-14. This is a week of intensive piano study and performance. Master classes, group sessions, individual lessons, theory and keyboard skills will be offered.

For information, go to http://new.ipfw.edu/departments/cvpa/caa/piano-competition.html.Fort Wayne Civic Theatre is seeking volunteers for set building and the crew for its production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's “Cinderella.” Build hours will be 9 a.m.-noon and 2-6 p.m. April 17-May 3 and 6-9 p.m. April 23. No experience necessary.

In addition, volunteers are needed for backstage crew, fly crew and spotlight operators. Tech: May 4-8; performance dates: May 9-12; May 15-16; and May 17-19. All volunteers will receive two free tickets to the production they work on with a six-hour minimum commitment and are invited to the annual Anthony Awards presentation and party.

For more information or to sign up, call Robert at 422-8641, Ext. 227, or email rshoquist@fwcivic.org.Main Street Van Wert is calling for artists to participate in the ninth annual ArtRageous on Main on June 7-8 in Fountain Park, at the corner of West Main and North Jefferson streets. This is a juried art festival coinciding with the Van Wert Peony Festival. Cost is $40 per artist with a deadline of May 24 and $50 after May 24.

For information and registration forms, go to www.MainStreetVanWert.org. For more information, call Adam Ries at 1-419-238-6911 or email vwdowntown@embargmail.com.

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