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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. 

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4:52 pm
Mon December 8, 2014

Simply Sinatra Christmas Starring Steve Lippia

    The Elkhart County Symphony presents Simply Sinatra Christmas starring Steve Lippia, Saturday, December 20 at 7:30pm at The Lerner Theatre.  Immediately following his last performance in Elkhart the requests came rolling in.  Bring him back!  We listened and are excited to feature Steve Lippia in his new Christmas Show that will thrill all audience as we return to those favorites by Frank Sinatra and the American SongBook that are standard holiday fare.  What a great way to get into the holiday swing.

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8:53 am
Tue December 2, 2014

Today is Giving Tuesday, give to WVPE, your NPR station.

Make your contribution to WVPE today!

  We've passed Black Friday, and Cyber Monday, which brings us to Giving Tuesday...a global day dedicated to giving back.  Begun as a way to channel the generous human spirit, and celebrate the giving tradition, Giving Tuesday, kicks off the holiday season of giving.  Many not for profit organizations are worthy of support, including WVPE Public Radio, providing the in-depth news, information and entertainment that you rely on every day. We are very thankful for all of the support that has kept the station going strong over the years.

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9:15 am
Mon December 1, 2014

"The Glen Miller Orchestra Christmas", Friday December 5th at The Blue Gate Theatre

  The Blue Gate Theatre in Shipshewana presents The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra Swinging Into Shipshewana, Friday December fifth for a Christmas concert.   They will perform Christmas Songs in the big band tradition at 7pm.  With its unique jazz sound, the Glenn Miller Orchestra is considered to be one of the greatest bands of all time.  The present Glenn Miller Orchestra was formed in 1956 and has been touring consistently since, playing an average of 300 live dates a year all around the world.

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8:51 am
Tue November 25, 2014

Win tickets to "Danu: A Christmas Gathering", December 8 at Warsaw PAC

DANU: A Christmas Gathering Feile Na Nollag – Dec 8 @ 7:00pm

Hailing from historic County Waterford, DANU is one of the leading traditional Irish Ensembles of today.  Their standing-room only concerts are true events, featuring high energy performances and glorious mix of ancient Irish Music and new repertoire.  For over a decade, DANU’S virtuosi players on flute, tin whistle, fiddle, button accordion, bouzouki and vocals have performed around the globe. 

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2:20 pm
Sun November 16, 2014

Contemporary Nutcracker: A Fairy Tale For the Modern World

  The Conservatory of Dance is thrilled to once again present the Contemporary Nutcracker in the breathtaking Lerner Theater. What images come to mind when you think of the Nutcracker? Swaying ball gowns that glide at the foot of a decked-out evergreen? Heaps of brightly wrapped boxes with shimmering bows? A girl traveling through a magic world of sweets and a handsome prince to accompany her? The Conservatory of Dance invites you to view this classic Christmas tale from a unique perspective.

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2:19 pm
Sun November 16, 2014

Broadway Theatre League Brings "Camelot" to the Morris PAC

  After holding local auditions for a young boy's part in the show, The Broadway Theatre League presents "Camelot", December 5-6, 2014 at the Morris Performing Arts Center in downtown South Bend.  Shows are at 8pm on Friday and Saturday, with a 2pm matinee on Saturday December 6th.

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9:05 am
Wed October 29, 2014

Former NPR Bureau Chief will speak at Notre Dame's Hesburgh Library

  Former NPR Moscow Bureau Chief, Lawrence Sheets, will give a presentation on "Russia and Ukraine: A View from the Ground."  Disinformation is rampant in today's media-soaked culture. Come learn what a veteran observer on the ground has to say about one of the great hot spots of the contemporary world, Thursday, November 6th, FIVE p.m. at Carey Auditorium in Notre Dame's Hesburgh Library.  Sponsored by the Nanovic Institute for European Studies and 88.1 WVPE.  For more information, visit nanovic.nd.edu/sheets.

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1:49 pm
Sat October 25, 2014

Horns of Plenty, the first Elkhart Jazz Festival Preview concert is Nov. 1 at The Lerner Theatre.

Ty Causey & Tim Cunningham appearing November 1st at the Lerner Theatre

  Horns of Plenty! The first in the 2015 Elkhart Jazz Festival preview series brings fan favorite Tim Cunningham and soul singer Ty Causey to the Lerner stage. Tolson Center and the Elkhart Education Foundation will use the proceeds from the concert to provide student enrichment programs in the area. Cunningham, the evening's headliner, passed up an NFL contract to focus entirely on developing his smooth, sultry and funky style. For nearly two decades, he's been a recording artist performing around the globe.

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8:24 pm
Sun October 19, 2014

CAMELOT is casting locally for the walk-on role of Tom of Warwick

Auditions open for "Tom of Warwick"

 

 

AUDITION NOTICE

Theater League, in conjunction with Phoenix Entertainment, is searching for a young male actor to portray the role of “Tom of Warwick” in the National Tour of Camelot at the Morris Performing Arts Center on December 5-6.

SEEKING: TOM OF WARWICK: Tom is a young boy destined to be a Knight.  He wants to fight for what is right and gives Arthur hope for the future.

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4:44 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship Available

 The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship seeks to attract talented, committed individuals with backgrounds in the STEM fields- science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—into teaching in high-need secondary schools in Georgia, Indiana, and New Jersey. Eligible applicants include current undergraduates, recent college graduates, midcareer professionals, and retirees who have majored in, or had careers in, STEM fields.

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