Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture
6:00 am
Fri November 1, 2013

Dia De Los Muertos Celebrated At The Fort Wayne Museum Of Art

Clay sculptures from Mexico as part of Palermo Galindo's exhibit.
Virginia Alvino

Dia de los Muertos, or The Day of the Dead, is November 1st and 2nd. It's an ancient holiday that is still widely celebrated throughout Latin America. The celebration commemorates the souls of loved ones with food, music, and altars that pay homage. Now the holiday is becoming more main stream. The Fort Wayne Museum of Art holds an annual community exhibit and family celebration, where some locals are maintain their traditions, and others discover them for the first time.

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5:34 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

Author Michael Martone Finds the Humor In Hoosier Life

The cover of Martone's 2005 memoir.

Though author and Fort Wayne native Michael Martone has been a professor at the University of Alabama's Creative Writing department since 1996, his Hoosier roots run deep.

He has more than a dozen books to his credit and is this year's recipient of the prestigious National Author's Award from the Eugene & Marilyn Glick Foundation.

While in town this month for some of the festivities, he joined WBOI's Julia Meek to talk about his Indiana ties, his process and how the Hoosier State informs his writing.

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Arts & Culture
1:35 pm
Mon October 28, 2013

Music Aboard the Historic Wabash Cannonball

Engine No. 765
Credit Virginia Alvino

For the first time since 1993, steam locomotive no. 765 departed Fort Wayne for a public trip. Thousands hopped aboard for two round-trip excursions to Lafayette, Indiana on October 26th and 27th. The route retraced that of the famous Wabash Cannonball passenger train. The trips were sponsored by the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society in cooperation with Norfolk Southern Corp. 

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3:28 pm
Wed October 23, 2013

Covered Bridges Disappearing, But Still Community Centerpieces

In the 1800's, an estimated 400 to 500 wooden covered bridges dotted the Hoosier landscape.

As you might expect, time and progress have taken a toll, and now just 90 such structures remain.

To take a look at the history and significance of the covered bridge, WBOI Arts Producer Julia Meek sat down with Ron Branson, founder of the Indiana County History Preservation Society, and author of "Covered Bridges of Indiana.”

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Arts & Culture
10:54 am
Thu October 10, 2013

Interview: Julia Meek with Arts United's Dan Ross

Credit Courtesy / Arts United

Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne is one of the oldest united arts funds in the United States. It functions  as an umbrella organization for more than 70 nonprofit arts and cultural organizations in the area, typically staying busy behind the scenes, while its partners take the spotlight.

In this interview, WBOI’s Julia Meek turns the tables on Arts United Development Director Dan Ross to find out more about the state of the organization.

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4:33 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

Extended Interview: "The Peacemakers"

The International Day of Peace is Saturday, September 20th, and Fort Wayne musicians are commemorating the occasion with a special, Midwest premier of Karl Jenkins' The Peacemakers.

The show includes the Heartland Chamber Chorale, Heartland Festival Chorus and Orchestra, and the Fort Wayne Children's Choir singing the words of some of history's great peace advocates.

WBOI's Julia Meek sat down with the Chorale's Maestro, Robert Nance, and soloist, Lori Sandstrom, to find out more about The Peacemakers.

 

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5:47 pm
Fri August 9, 2013

Better Picture, More Films: Cinema Center Goes Digital

Cinema Center in downtown Fort Wayne is known for showing movies you might not see elsewhere – everything from old classics, to indie films, and documentaries, to name a few. 

On Friday, Cinema Center patrons will see those movies in a new way: the theater has made the transition to digital projection.

That means no film, no reels, and no moving parts in the projection booth.

The change might seem small, but it means better picture quality and a wider selection of films for movie-goers.

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Arts & Culture
5:27 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Interview: FWMoA's Charles Shepard on the Future of a Damaged Icon

In June, a late-night collision knocked over a seemingly unshakeable Fort Wayne icon.

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2:26 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

Artcentric - Friday, June 7, 2013

A '1st Friday Fest Quest' led by Britton Marketing & Design Group's Steve Penhollow, tracking IPFW's Riverfest w/ Sarah Payne, and the 16th Annual BBQ Ribfest w/ Mark Chappuis. Hope you can join us at noon!

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Arts & Culture
5:32 pm
Mon May 6, 2013

Episode Thirty-Eight - Otis Kaye

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