Arts & Culture

Arts and culture

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The annual Holly Trolley Tour takes place this Saturday, and allows residents to "shop small" in a big way in downtown Fort Wayne.

Holiday Fest 2015 Reviving a Fort Wayne Tradition

Nov 24, 2015

Fort Wayne's Holiday Fest kicks off Wednesday evening with its "Night of Lights ceremonies, and this year there's one "new-old" tradition joining the line-up.

The fine art of window decorating has been the form of a contest.

In the heyday of downtown shopping, window decorating was a retailer's best friend.

Nearly forty years ago Carol Spallone was a window dresser for Hutner's Paris, which was a high end retail clothing chain that had its flagship location on Calhoun Street.

Courtesy/Bryan Ballinger

Huntington author and Digital Media Arts Professor, Bryan Ballinger has an affinity for the absurd, as his newest children's book, Animal Gas proves.

Jody Hempill Smith

If you're looking for an entertaining read, or a new look at life, Fort Wayne attorney, Mark Smith's new novel just might fill that need.

Amanda Knauer Crismore

Fort Wayne's Cinema Center is celebrating its 40th anniversary in June of 2016 with a four day, Hobnobben Film Festival.

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Michigan's singer-songwriter, Joshua Davis has been winning the hearts of millions over the last 15 years, most recently, through national TV on NBC's "The Voice."

Zach Bernard/WBOI News

Fort Wayne’s musical community is growing, as the Fort Wayne School of Rock held its grand opening last Saturday with a special Halloween celebration.

Parents were able to check out the facilities and met instructors while their kids ran around collecting candy, banging on drums and exploring all of the available instruments on display.

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Beginning this Friday, as part of its 125th anniversary celebration, the University of Saint Francis is presenting Weber and Rice's timeless rock opera, "Jesus Christ Superstar."

Katy Anderson

Nov. 2nd is All Souls' Day and is a holiday that commemorates the departed.  Cemeteries are frequented on such days to mourn and remember  and aren't typically viewed as places to go for a walk, host a 5k, or take a field trip.  

But that's not the case at Lindenwood Cemetery in Fort Wayne.  WBOI's Katy Anderson met with the cemetery's general manager, Tom Pehlke, to talk about the history of this landmark and its place in the community.  

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Once considered a kid's holiday, Halloween is now embraced by young and old alike.