Julia Meek

Host, Folktales & Meet the Music

A Fort Wayne native, Julia is a radio host, graphic artist, and community volunteer, who has contributed to NIPR both on- and off-air for over thirty years. She is currently co-producer and host of Folktales, co-coordinator and host of Meet the Music.

Courtesy/Joseph Daley

Joseph Daley is an internationally recognized composer, educator, and leader of his own Tuba Trio, which will be coming to Fort Wayne on March 20th, for a concert at the Big Apple Jazz Club.

Rachelle Reinking

At a press conference today, Mayor Tom Henry and other city officials proposed the creation of a Public Art Program and Public Art Commission.

A City ordinance will be introduced this Tuesday, calling for the creation of the Public Art Program, which would promote and integrate public art throughout the city.

The program would be overseen by a thirteen-member volunteer commission made up of appointments from arts organizations and arts schools, as well as the Fort Wayne City Council and the Mayor's Office.


The Jesters of the University of Saint Francis is a performing arts group of individuals with disabilities, ages 8 through seniors.

Courtesy/First Presbyterian Theater

Shakespeare's "Hamlet" is one of the most frequently read and performed of all dramatic works.

Shanna Maloney & Billy Dawson

The iconic musical, "Cabaret," takes audiences deep into the seedy nightlife of Berlin's Kit Kat Klub on the eve of Hitler's rise to power.

Ruth Yaro

Since the University of Saint Francis' student-run Marble Lounge Records named its 1st recording artist two weeks ago, music tech students, and Fort Wayne band, Rosalind & the Way are working at full speed and then some, to produce a full length album.


Nine years ago, Warsaw resident, Luke Wright took a dream to support clean water projects in Africa, mixed it with a simple, clay bracelet design, and his business, MudLOVE, was born.

Courtesy/Hall's Restaurants

Hall's Restaurants are movers and shakers on the downtown cultural scene this season, with the relocation of the historic Cambray building to make way for riverfront develoment, and a trendy new downtown eatery.

Courtesy/Meet the Music

Fort Wayne musician, Eric Clancy has a passion for piano playing that began when he was five, then turned into a full time profession more than twenty years ago.

Mary Corinne Lowenstein

After 2 years in the planning, renovation and building stages, Hop River Brewing Company, in the historic Wells Street neighborhood, is opening its doors and its taps this Saturday.

The heart and soul of the Hop River enterprise is its brew house, at the corner of Fourth and Harrrison Streets, now producing at full speed, thanks to head brewer, Kevin Debs.