P-Lotus to Release New Album, Emotions
Apr08

P-Lotus to Release New Album, Emotions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Summary P-Lotus is an up and coming Indiana hip-hop artist on the rise currently based in Fort Wayne, IN. His first album titled “PHENOM” released in 2009 and since then he dropped two other album projects “BACK TO THE BASICS (2012)” and “BIG BUSINESS (2015)”. And now on April 30 2018, he will be releasing his highly anticipated 4th studio album titled “EMOTIONS”.   Full Submission It has been a year since we have heard new music from P-Lotus and it has been three years since he released a studio album. Finally the wait is coming to an end because “Emotions”, his 4th studio album is scheduled to release on April 30, 2018. The last release we heard from P-Lotus was the mixtape he released in April 2017 titled “Still Married To The Music 2”, this of course was the sequel to his now classic mixtape “Still Married To The Music”. His last studio album “Big Business”, which was he released under the artist name “Phenom” came out in 2015 and featured notable songs such as “Stop Killing Us”, “What Tonight Do” and “Make It Hard”. Now P-Lotus, the artist formerly known as Phenom, has reinvented himself and has a new and improved approach to making and releasing music. P-Lotus has always been known for his thought provoking and relatively clean lyrics. He has always tried to make music that all people of all ages can listen and relate to. P-lotus’ goal is to use hip-hop music as a means of self expression and to inspire and empower people. Over the years, P-Lotus has experimented with many different sounds, styles and subject matters while still staying true to his mission. During the time we were not hearing from P-Lotus, he was dealing with the music pressures of reinventing himself and staying relevant as an artist and also life pressure of balancing work, love life and being a dad. During this time, P-Lotus was also working on putting together this album that he eventually decided to title “Emotions”. P-Lotus put a lot of emotion into the making of this album. In every song you will hear the voice of both P-Lotus the artist and the man. Everything that has happened thus far in P-Lotus’ music journey has been leading to this album. “Emotions” the album has been anticipated for three years but it has been a lifetime in the making. This album is the culmination of all of P-Lotus’ experiences, feelings and emotions. This album marks a new beginning for P-Lotus, the artist formerly known as Phenom.   ### For more information, contact Dre “P-Lotus” Harris...

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Community Partners Receive Tourism Award
Mar10

Community Partners Receive Tourism Award

Release from Visit Fort Wayne The Indiana Tourism Awards, presented by Midwest Living, were awarded on Tuesday, March 6 at the Indiana Tourism Conference, held in Clarksville, Indiana. The awards honor tourism entities who are creative, innovative and maximize the dollars invested. The award for “Best Cooperative Partnership” was presented to the Visit Fort Wayne Foundation for their newly launched community calendar website: CurrentFortWayne.com. The judges noted the work as having clear goals and audience, with a well thought-out plan. “It is an honor to receive this statewide award for our efforts in bringing this community dream to fruition,” adds Kristen Guthrie, program coordinator. “We are proud to have collaborated with community organizations and hundreds of community event planners to bring this new tool to our community. Winning an award (and honoring it at the statewide level) is just icing on the cake!” Discover Fort Wayne’s amazing events at...

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38th National Print Exhibition highlights contemporary approaches to traditional medium
Mar01

38th National Print Exhibition highlights contemporary approaches to traditional medium

Press release from Artlink Fort Wayne, IND. (Thursday, March 1, 2018) — For 38 years, Artlink Contemporary Gallery has showcased the best in contemporary printmedia from around the nation. The 38th National Print Exhibition, opening Friday, March 30th, will feature contemporary explorations of the traditional and historic processes of print. Although printing for most of us is often as immediate as Ctrl+P, the tradition of hand-pulled prints continues on today. This exhibition seeks to highlight this traditional, laborious, and oftentimes tedious, art form. The exhibition was juried by Liz Maugans, printmaker and arts advocate. “I often look for a-ha moments, trickery, mastery and magic when curating work for an exhibition or collection. I want people who see the work to experience that as well,” stated Maugans, when discussing her selections for the exhibition. This exhibition is sponsored by Lincoln Financial Group, with additional support from the Designer/Craftsman Guild. Image: Collect, Nicholas H. Ruth (Rochester, NY), monoprint and colored pencil   About the Juror, Liz Maugans Liz Maugans received her BFA in printmaking from Kent State University and her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. As an advocate for artists and the visual arts, Maugans has served as a consultant for many organizations and art business start-ups. She is the co-founder of the Collective Arts Network, a quarterly journal and arts network that works to promote Northeast Ohio artists and organizations to a greater audience through a quarterly journal and collective events. Maugans’ work is included in the Progressive Art Collection, BF Goodrich (Charlotte, N.C.) and The Riffe Center for Government and the Arts, (Columbus, OH) collections. She received an Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship in 2000 and a 2005 Artist-in-Communities Grant. She was honored, along with her Zygote co-founder, the Martha Joseph Prize for Distinguished Service from the Cleveland Arts Prize in 2012. In 2013, she was awarded a $20,000 Creative Workforce Fellowship from Community Partnership for Arts and Culture. Maugans work can be found online at lizmaugans.com.   For more information on upcoming exhibitions, artists, or for an exhibition preview, please contact Maddie Miller, Gallery Coordinator at madison@artlink.com or call (260) 424-7195.   Exhibition Dates: March 30 – May 11, 2018 Opening Reception: Friday, March 30th from 5-8pm Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 12-7 pm, Sunday 12-4 pm...

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Fort Wayne Medical Society Alliance presents the 23rd annual Doctor’s Day
Feb28

Fort Wayne Medical Society Alliance presents the 23rd annual Doctor’s Day

Press release from Science Central   FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Feb. 26, 2018) – Doctor’s Day, presented by the Fort Wayne Medical Society Alliance, is back at Science Central for a 23rd year! Doctor’s Day is Saturday, March 3, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission to Science Central is free from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. thanks in part to sponsorship from Lutheran Health Network, Parkview Health, and SYM Financial Advisors. This hands-on health fair gives kids a chance to explore the world of medicine and learn about health issues in a friendly environment. Visitors can talk with health professionals, watch exciting medical and wellness demonstrations, tour Parkview Samaritan and Lutheran Air medical helicopters (weather permitting), explore ambulances, and much more. Special appearances this year will include the Fort Wayne Mad Ant, Johnny from the Tin Caps, and Icy D. Eagle from the Komets! Save time at Admissions, and check in before March 3 on Science Central’s website! For more information about Doctor’s Day, visit www.sciencecentral.org, www.alliancefw.org, or call 260-424-2400. About Fort Wayne Medical Society Alliance: The FWMS Alliance, a 78-year-old charitable organization, endeavors to educate children in the science of medicine, while also providing information to help them and their families to be healthier. Working in conjunction with area health care professionals, the Alliance is proud to have developed Doctor’s Day into one of the longest- running health fairs in our area with record attendance of over 2,500 in recent years....

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Science Central celebrates students at Science Fair Recognition Day
Feb28

Science Central celebrates students at Science Fair Recognition Day

Press release from Science Central   Science Central celebrates students at Science Fair Recognition Day FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Feb. 26, 2018) – Join Science Central as we honor student science projects from local schools! March 18 is Science Fair Recognition Day at Science Central. We invite students in grades K-8th who did not advance to the IPFW Regional Science Fair to recognize and commend them for their hard work. Each school can be represented by two projects. Students and no more than two chaperones get into Science Central for free on March 18 if registered by their school. As always, certified teachers also get in for free with a valid school ID. “This is an exciting opportunity for students to continue to show their wonderful research projects,” said Martin S. Fisher, Science Central’s Executive Director. “I’ve even had parents tell me they have more fun at the educational Science Central event than the competitive school event.” Admission for the general public on Science Fair Recognition Day is $9 for ages 3 and up, and free for Members. Schools must have their students’ projects registered by March 12 to get free admission. Check in on Science Fair Recognition Day is from noon to 1 p.m., and projects will be displayed until 3 p.m. Registration can be completed on Science Central’s website. For more information about, or to register for Science Fair Recognition Day, contact Elyse, School and Public Programs Manager, at efaulkner@sciencecentral.org or 260-424-2400 ext. 426....

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