Piano camp is June 11-16
The IPFW Gene Marcus Piano Camp and Festival will run June 11-16. All events will take place in Rhinehart Recital Hall and are free and open to the public. Events include: a recital by camp faculty members Christine Freeman, Dawn Hopkins, Joyanne Outland and Hamilton Tescarollo; master classes, and a performance by camp participants.
To register, go to http://www.ipfw.edu/departments/cvpa/caa/piano-camp.html. <br>
<center> Buskerfest comes downtown again </center><br>
Buskerfest will return to downtown at 4-10 p.m. June 24 at the intersection of Wayne and Calhoun streets. Musicians, fire dancers, living statues, stilt walkers, magicians, jugglers and more will perform. A vendor market on the I & M Power Center Plaza will offer unique guests and services from local vendors including New Tech Academy’s student businesses.
New this year will be two national performers – “Adorkable Derek” Chinese pole acrobatics and “Cate Great,” who will blend high-end circus with unique comedy. Free admission.
Persons interested in being a street performer at BuskerFest can complete a simple Busker Web-Form posted on the Downtown Improvement District website. For Festival details, go to www.DowntownFortWayne.com/BuskerFest. <br>
<center> Cheryl Burke to play Embassy </center><br>
Professional dancer and television host Cheryl Burke recently launched a 30-city tour titled, “Love on the Floor.” The live dance show will play the Embassy Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8.
She starred for 19 seasons on the top rated ABC program, “Dancing With the Stars.”
The 2014 Olympic Gold Medal winning Ice Dance duo Meryl Davis and Charlie White will star alongside Burke on the tour.
Tickets are $37.50-$67.50 and are available at the STAR Bank box office at the Embassy, Ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800-745-3000. <br>
<center> Improv tour arrives Sept. 21 </center><br>
The current cast members for the Emmy-nominated TV show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” will present their improv tour “Whose Live Anyway?” at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Embassy Theatre.
“Whose Live Anyway?” is 90 minutes of improvised comedy and song all based on audience suggestions. Cast members Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, Jeff B. Davis and Joel Murray will generate audience participation. All ages welcome. Tickets are $39.50-$55 and are available at the STAR Bank box office at the Embassy, Ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800-745-3000. <br>
<center> Straight No Chaser plays Embassy Nov. 30 </center><br>
Straight No Chaser will bring “The Speakeasy Tour” to the Embassy Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30.
Tickets will be $39.50-$59.50. For tickets, visit the STAR Bank box office at the Embassy, Ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800-745-3000. For complete ticket information and other news, see www.sncmusic.com/tour. <br>
<center> ‘Hero’ screening at Hobnobben </center><br>
White Hat Entertainment, an affiliate of Fort Wayne-based North River Capital, is sponsoring the opening night gala that will precede the screening of “The Hero” at the second annual Hobnobben Film Festival June 15-18. For a festival schedule, go to https://www.hobnobben.org/. <br>
<center> State Fair reveals its first five acts </center><br>
Indiana State Fair recently announced the first five of 17 concerts to be part of the Chevrolet Silverado Free Stage headline entertainment at the 2017 Indiana State Fair Aug. 4-20 in Indianapolis.
The shows are George Thorogood and The Destroyers Aug. 4; Yacht Rock Revival Tour 2017 Aug. 10 featuring Robbie Dupree, Player’s Peter Beckett, Matthew Wilder, and Elliot Lurie from Looking Glass backed by the Yacht Rock Revue band; Blue October, Aug. 11; Patti LaBelle, Aug. 17 and Keifer Sutherland, Aug. 18. Online ticket sales are available at a discounted rate of $8 plus convenience fee on the Indiana State Fair website. Tickets can also be purchased at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum Box Office during regular business hours at the discounted rate and at the gate for $12. For more information, go to IndianaStateFair.com. <br>