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Briefs: Celtic Woman to play at Embassy; First Pres holds auditions Saturday

Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 12:01 am

Celtic Woman at Embassy

Tickets are on sale now for Irish music ensemble Celtic Woman's return performance at 3 p.m. April 7 at the Embassy Theatre, 121 W. Jefferson Blvd.

Tickets are $42, $62 and $102. They are available at the Embassy box office, Ticketmaster outlets, www.ticketmaster.com or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000.

Celtic Woman features the talents of four Irish women — vocalists Chloe Agnew, Lisa Lambe and Susan McFadden, and violinist Máiréad Nesbitt. The group's performances blend Irish traditional music with original compositions and contemporary pop hits, an Embassy Theatre news release said.

The 2013 tour also includes a new stage production and the return of fan favorites such as “You Raise Me Up” and “Orinoco Flow,” the news release said.

Auditions planned

First Presbyterian Theater, 300 W. Wayne St. will hold auditions for “Antony & Cleopatra,” by William Shakespeare, Saturday at the theater.

The play has been adapted by First Pres Managing Artistic Director Thom Hofrichter, who also will direct. Ten men and five women ages 15-60 are needed.

Auditions will be accepted for 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. time slots. To schedule an audition, call 426-7421, Ext. 103. For more information, call the same number, or email thomhof@juno.com.

Outer space comes to Conner Prairie

Conner Prairie Interactive History Park north of Indianapolis now is a regional outreach center for Spaceport Indiana, the largest provider of STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — programs in the state.

The partnership will improve Conner Prairie's ability to offer students and teachers learning and teaching opportunities involving STEM topics and activities, a Conner Prairie news release said. The goal will be to inspire young people, expand their minds and help them become an effective member of the workforce when they grow up.

Spaceport Indiana, which is based in Columbus, southeast of Indianapolis, plans to start offering STEM programming at Conner Prairie in February, the news release said.

Programs offered are expected to include SpaceLab workshops, INSpace Camps and large science events, the news release said. Other potential activities include high-altitude balloon flights, amateur radio, rockets, space artifacts and more.

For more information, go to www.connerprairie.org, like Conner Prairie on Facebook or follow it on Twitter at @ConnerPrairie.