If you're looking for an unexpected way to celebrate the holiday season, here's an idea: The Farmland Jazz Band is presenting two shows this week that combine New Orleans-style holiday standards with music from the classic Coen Brothers film, The Big Lebowski.
You can call him His Dudeness, Duder, or El Duderino if you're not into the whole brevity thing. But whatever you call him, there's no doubt that the character of "The Dude" and The Big Lebowski are staples of the cult film canon.
Poverty is among the most pressing human rights challenges in the world, and here in Fort Wayne, one organization is tackling the issue with what they call "global empowerment through handmade design."
The group is Creative Women of the World.
WBOI's Julia Meek met with the organization's founder, Lorelei VerLee, to find out more about its mission.
For nearly three decades, residents of Williams Woodland Park have proudly hosted Fort Wayne's only annual Holiday Home Tour.
Six turn of the 20th century homes will be open to the public this year, as well as two apartments in the neighboring Fairfield Manor, The Center for Nonviolence, and portions of the Rialto Theater.
Wondering what motivates such ambitious commitment at this busy time of year, WBOI's Julia Meek met with Association member, Paul McComas, to discuss the neighborhood's history -- and community spirit.
On Thanksgiving Day in 1976, iconic Canadian rock group, The Band, gave their final concert, a milestone event Martin Scorsese captured on film in The Last Waltz.
Nearly forty years later, former Fort Wayne musician Bill Mallers commemorates the concert -- and The Band's musical legacy -- with his own tribute performance. It's called "Such a Night -- Recreating The Music of The Last Waltz".
Christopher and Sayaka Ganz are making their mark on the national arts scene: Sayaka with her whimsical "reclaimed object" animal sculptures, and Chris for his skillfully rendered charcoal drawings and prints.
This month, for the first time ever, they have combined their artistic impact for a collaborative exhibition at Crestwoods Gallery in Roanoke.
Curious to learn how and where the lines are drawn in a two-artist household, WBOI's Julia Meek met with the Ganzes to discuss their craft.
It was a lively conversation that took a shot at a lot of big questions facing the arts scene, and looked both inward at the community's own motivations and outward at where Fort Wayne fits in the national and global arts scene.