Kim Macon

Development Director

Kim Macon joined the WVPE staff in January of 1993 as the Marketing Director, a one-person department, handling membership, underwriting, public relations and special events.   From 1999 to 2005, she focused all of her efforts on securing underwriting and corporate support for the station.   Since February of 2005 Kim has been Development Director, overseeing all aspects of membership, underwriting, public relations and special events.    A graduate of Goshen College, Kim lives in Elkhart with her husband, Carl, and in her spare time, enjoys reading, crocheting, and crafting. 

Ways to Connect

For the fifth consecutive year IU Health Goshen is providing the essential support needed to make the IU Health Goshen Entertainment Series a reality.  Without their generous support, these events simply would not be possible.  If given the opportunity, please show your appreciation to the good folks at IU Health Goshen, we certainly appreciate them!

June 3 – Meet Me on the Island 5:30 – 9:00pm  Memphis Underground

We are pleased to announce the line up for the 6th Annual Michiana Jewish Film Festival which will take place May 9 through 12, 2016 at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, on the campus of the University of Notre Dame.   Presented by the Jewish Federation of St. Joseph Valley, the festival brings Jewish themed cinema to the greater South Bend area.  Click HERE for a complete line up up films, and to watch their trailers.  

In 1973, Joseph E. Fischoff and fellow members of the South Bend Chamber Music Society sought an innovative way of encouraging young people to pursue chamber music study and performance. The idea of a competition arose, and that first year, six ensembles participated. 

This classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.  Based on the Academy-Award winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman along with new songs by Mr.

 

Join the excitement of the Midwest's most eclectic, interactive celebration of "All that is Art." Enjoy a full palette of colorful activities including gallery receptions, artist’s demonstrations, exhibitions, music, wine tasting, open houses and an overall great time!

Mishawaka High School presents The Drowsy Chaperone April 15th & 16th at 6:30pm and at 3pm Sunday at Mishawaka High Shool.  When wealthy widow Mrs. Tottendale hosts the wedding of the year, she gets a lot more than a write-up in the society pages: Janet Van deGraaff, glittering starlet of Feldzieg’s Follies, is leaving the stage for love, a turn of events which horrifies the angry and anxious Mr. Feldzieg, whose chief investor has sent two gangsters disguised as pastry chefs to make sure he stops the wedding.

The welcome mat is rolled out at the Indiana University South Bend Campus April 11th through the 17th as Alumni Week has performances, exhibitions and events for all to enjoy.  The week features a Speech Night Competition, the beginning run of The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!), a toungue-in-cheek production that weaves five short distinctive musicals into one story satirizing the the genre of musical theatre.  The shows are in The Upstage, Northside Hall, Thursday through Saturday at 8pm.  

The Book of Mormon is a religious satire musical with book, lyrics, and music by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, and Matt Stone.  The New York Times calls it “The best musical of this century.” The Washington Post says “It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals.” And Entertainment Weekly says, “Grade A: The funniest musical of all time.” Jon Stewart of The Daily Show calls it “A crowning achievement.

The South Bend Education Foundation presents Great Friends of Schools Breakfast Friday, 8am, March 18th at the Palais Royal in downtown South Bend.  The Keynote Speaker is Robert Putnam, author of "OUR KIDS: The American Dream in Crisis".  According to Putnam, the topic "...is the most important domestic challenge facing our country today...the growing gap between rich kids and poor kids".  RSVP is required by March 11th and more information is available here.

For The Love of Art returns to Elkhart on Saturday, March 12th from 10am to 6pm at the Northern Indiana Event Center.  Artist and show producer Shireen Cline announces this premier indoor art fair that features more than fifty artists and exhibits.  The show combines an exciting array of traditional and contemporary artist from Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Illinois and Wisconsin.  The Northern Indiana Event Center (RV Hall of Fame) is conveniently accessible from Interstate 80/90.  

Brothers on the Battlefield is a theatrically-staged production including a historically-informed narrative and a multi-media presentation in honor of the end of the 150th Anniversary of The American Civil War. Presented by The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass  the show is Saturday, March 5th at 7pm in the Campus Auditorium of North Side Hall.

Broadway Theatre League brings one of show business’s  beloved tales, 42nd Street  to The Morris Perfornimg Arts Center, March 4th and 5th.  This classic tale tells the story of Peggy Sawyer, a talented young performer with stars in her eyes who gets her big break on Broadway.

Conversation with a Freedom Rider features a civil rights pioneer, Charles Person, Thursday evening February 25th from 6:30 to 8 pm  at The Lerner Theatre in downtown Elkhart.  Join the conversation with this powerful man who helped break new ground in the fight for civil rights.  He will be interviewed by Dr. Robert Haworth, Superintendent of Elkhart Community Schools.  

WVPE invites you to join the Elkhart Symphony for its 68th season - CELEBRATE!  Real People, Real Music at the Lerner Theatre under the direction of Brian Groner guest conductor.  The February 21st concert marks the 30th Annual Student Concerto Competition, under the sponsorship of ECSO.  

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