Blues legend Johnny Winter died this week at the age of 70. The Grammy-winning artist was known for his high-energy picking style and a fiery presence on stage, both of which helped make him one of the greatest guitarists of all time, according to Rolling Stone.
In 2013, Winter performed in Fort Wayne, and WBOI's Julia Meek was given the opportunity to interview him.
"A Better Fort" is a local non-profit group geared to the area's millenial population.
The organization's co-founder, Alex Smith, describes its evolving role as both advocacy and entertainment, citing the recent attention the group has received for its upcoming downtown block party, which is laughingly and lovingly named after former Fort Wayne Mayor Harry Baals.
Earlier this week, Smith joined WBOI's Julia Meek in the Madge Rothschild studios to discuss A Better Fort’s community involvement.
Artist Peter Bremers' exhibition, Inward Journey, opens on Friday, June 27th at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art. It's Bremers' first solo exhibition in America and will be on display through Aug. 31st. The Museum of Art's Charles Shepard sat down with Bremers in our studios earlier this week to discuss his work and his inspiration.
A senior from Carroll high school in Fort Wayne is headed to Carnegie hall.
A photograph by Jessica Lineman won a national Scholastic Art and Writing Award – the longest running source of recognition and scholarships for teen arts in the country. The national awards will be given out Friday in New York.
Past winners include everyone from Sylvia Plath to Andy Warhol to Lena Dunham.
In Fort Wayne, the Scholastic program through The Fort Wayne Museum of Art, has grown and been recognized as one of the top in the country.