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Apr 30, 2020
Andrew Kreider

Downtown is deserted.  You could imagine tumbleweeds blowing down Main Street past the theater’s façade.  I pull into the truck dock, where another vehicle is already parked.   It’s Derek.  We’ve worked together a couple times before, and we exchange a happy long-distance high five through our car windows.   We are about to begin a dance which will continue all night.  Like kids at a middle school social being cautioned to “leave room for Jesus” for the next three hours we will maintain a distance of six feet from each other at all times.  To this end, I enter the building first and turn of

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The City of Elkhart officially renamed the Donor Lobby of the Lerner Theatre after Art Decio, a local philanthropist.

The City of Elkhart aimed to honor Decio, an Elkhart native who’s a major supporter of the Lerner Theatre.

Ahead of his concert on Friday, August 23 at The Lerner in Elkhart, ukelele master Jake Shimabukuro took some time to talk to WVPE's Michael Linville.  Listen as Jake reflects on how he got interested in the ukelele in his home state of Hawaii and went on to become a YouTube sensation.

WVPE invites you to see musician Jake Shimabukuro at 7:30pm on Friday, August 23rd at The Lerner Theatre in downtown Elkhart. 

You may have heard one of Jake's past interviews on NPR about his ability to play the ukelele.

Nearly 15 years ago, Jake’s rendition of My Guitar Gently Weeps performed on the ukulele went viral on Youtube.

The Lerner Theatre

In case you missed comedian Lewis Black's performance at The Lerner Theatre in Elkhart, Morning Edition host Michael Linville has you covered. He spoke with Black about his career as a stand up comedian. Give it a listen.

Lewis Black Coming To The Lerner Theatre

Mar 8, 2019

Grammy Award winning comedian Lewis Black is coming to The Lerner Theatre, March 29th at 8pm.