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/Arts United

According to Susan Mendenhall, president of Arts United, more residents are coming out to arts and cultural events than ever before, and Fort Wayne is claiming its place as a national destination for such activity.

Courtesy/IPFW

As IPFW continues its transition to Purdue University Fort Wayne, the College of Visual and Performing Arts is establishing a School of Music.

Courtesy/Dreamcatchers

Two years ago, Fort Wayne resident, Zoe Martin, shared a dream she had with her friend and neighbor, Jason Davis.

Now that dream has come true, in the form of a creative grassroots charity called Dreamcatchers.

Courtesy/First Pres Theater

“A Christmas Carol,” by Charles Dickens, is a universally beloved holiday tale, and this year, First Pres Theater invited  Fort Wayne director, Jack Cantey, to put a fresh new spin on this timeless classic.

Courtesy/Fort Wayne Youtheatre

The animated TV special, "A Charlie Brown Christmas," has been delighting at-home audiences for more than 50 years.

Now, thanks to the Fort Wayne Youtheatre, it's coming alive this Friday--literally, in its local premiere at First Pres Theater.

Courtesy/First Pres Gallery

First Pres Gallery, situated alongside the theater at First Presbyterian Church, may be one of Fort Wayne's best kept art space secrets, and come January 1st, it will be 50 years old.

Andy LaVerghetta

WBOI's volunteer host, Bruce Grimm, developed a love for music, and local record stores at an early age, and that's what drives his present musical passion every Saturday night.

That's when he and his co-hosts, Brad Etter and George Seymour invite listeners to climb aboard, for a two hour, freeform, eclectic musical mix called "Side Tracks."

Courtesy/Jazz Talk Live

This Sunday,  community arts advocates Ketu Oladuwa and Michael Patterson are bringing a new kind of experience to the Fort Wayne music scene.

That's launch night for their "Jazz Talk Live: Big Apple Jazz Club Series," and its new, community-friendly home is Wunderkammer Company, on the city's south side.

Courtesy/Ryan Schnurr

"In the Watershed: A Journey Down the Maumee River" is a brand new book by Fort Wayne native, Ryan Schnurr.

Courtesy/Brewed IN the Fort

When "Brewed IN the Fort," Northeast Indiana's premier craft beer festival, served its 1st taste back in 1998, it featured a handful of local and regional brewers.

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