Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture
6:38 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Resch Sees Bright Future for IPFW's Music Department

IPFW Department of Music Chair Barbara Resch.
Credit Courtesy / IPFW

Just over a year ago, Barbara Resch gave over her duties as director of music education at IPFW to become the department's chair.

She admits that she's seen the department from a lot of different perspectives over the years, but is quick to add that "seeing it from the perspective of the chair's office is a very different view."

With the fall semester in full swing, WBOI's Julia Meek met with Resch to find out what this school year has in store, and how the job is treating her so far.

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Arts & Culture
11:32 am
Wed August 27, 2014

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Comes to Fort Wayne

The fundraiser and awareness campaign aimed at fighting Lou Gehrig's Disase, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, has come to Fort Wayne Community Schools. 

Haley Elementary watched buckets of ice water dumped on the heads of their teachers and administrators, alongside Mayor Tom Henry. 

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Arts & Culture
3:39 pm
Fri August 22, 2014

Farmer's Market Aims to Turn Food Desert Into Food Oasis

Young volunteers grow and sell fresh produce at the McCormick Farmer's Market in Fort Wayne.
Credit Courtesy / HEAL

The newly opened McCormick Farmer's Market, at the corner of McCormick and Edsall Avenues in Fort Wayne, aims to turn a food desert into a food oasis by providing a source for fresh produce and great community interaction every Wednesday evening. 

The St. Joseph Community Health Foundation and Parkview Health are funding the project, while the produce itself comes mostly from community gardens, located at the nearby Slataper Street Urban Farm. 

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Arts & Culture
7:17 pm
Fri August 15, 2014

30,000 Fairgoers Had a Drink at the State Fair

Alcohol sales at the Indiana State Fair are exceeding expectations.  More than 30,000 fairgoers lined up to buy beer and wine.  It was the first time in 67 years alcohol sales were permitted.

Ryan Sweet spent three days at the Indiana Beer and Wine Exhibition with Taxman Brewing.  He says the experience was overwhelmingly positive, providing the new Bargersville, Ind., brewery with plenty of exposure. 

He says the only complaint he heard from fairgoers was about the rule against carrying the beer out of the hall.

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Arts & Culture
2:16 pm
Wed August 13, 2014

Southpaws Unite: A Celebration of "The Sinister Hand"

Marilyn Moran-Townsend is among the southpaws presenting at Fort Wayne's LeftFest on Wednesday.
Credit Courtesy / Marilyn Moran-Townsend

Wednesday, August 13th, marks a special holiday for about 10 percent of the world. It’s International Lefthanders Day, an occasion to have a little fun and mark the history and influence of the southpaws of the world.

Fort Wayne has its own celebration, LeftFest, going on Wednesday at 4000 South Wayne St.

Among the LeftFest highlights will be a presentation called "The Sinister Hand," by outspoken southpaw, Marilyn Moran-Townsend.

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Arts & Culture
5:17 pm
Fri August 8, 2014

Fort Wayne Outfitters Boosts Love for Outdoor, Community Fun

A group from Manchester University poses outside Fort Wayne Outfitters and Bike Depot, located on Cass St. near the Wells St. Bridge.
Credit Courtesy / Fort Wayne Outfitters

Located in the Historic Cass Street Depot on the St. Mary's River, Fort Wayne Outfitters is "more than a cool bike shop,” according to its manager, Eden Lamb.

WBOI’s Julia Meek loves getting outside, so she decided to meet with Eden, to discuss the many ways Fort Wayne Outfitters promotes outdoor fun in Fort Wayne.

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Opinion - Food
5:50 pm
Wed August 6, 2014

Handcrafted Cocktails Lift Spirits in Northeast Indiana

Sean Richardson and Aaron Butts of Fort Wayne's The Golden share a few minutes over a drink. The Golden is a pop-up business dedicated to creating craft cocktails.
Credit Adam Garland / for WBOI News

What defines a good night out for you? For me, it’s great friends, fantastic food, and more recently, a preciously crafted cocktail.

Historically, the last in this list has been difficult to find in our region. Fort Wayne was a city of banal concoctions—Jack ‘n Coke, Vodka n’ anything, and premixed martinis and margaritas dominate the bar scene. Enter the age of the craft cocktail.

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Arts & Culture
3:08 pm
Wed August 6, 2014

Fort Wayne Civic's "Scoundrels" Updates the Old Confidence Game

Renee Gonzales takes center stage in Fort Wayne Civic Theatre's production of "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels," which runs through Aug. 10.
Credit Courtesy / Fort Wayne Civic Theatre

The 2004 musical Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is based on the popular 1988 movie of the same name, which itself is based on a 1964 movie, Bedtime Story.

The show won rave reviews on Broadway, and is now charming Northeast Indiana as the Fort Wayne Civic Theatre's summer musical offering.

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Arts & Culture
2:54 pm
Fri August 1, 2014

In The Ginger Kitchen, Ice Cream is Art

July was National Ice Cream Month, and even though we've now hopped into August, the tasty treat continues to be on our minds here at WBOI.

Turns out we're not the only ones.

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Arts & Culture
6:35 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Chalk Wall Asks Residents Why They Love Fort Wayne

The first "Love, Fort Wayne" chalk wall recently went up at Wunderkammer Company on Fairfield Ave.
Credit Courtesy / Love, Fort Wayne

What do you love about Fort Wayne?

Artlink Executive Director Deb Washler thinks there are a lot of reasons to admire the Summit City, and she's looking for even more.

Washler and a team from Leadership Fort Wayne have come up with a new, interactive art installation encouraging residents to share why they appreciate the community, called "Love, Fort Wayne."

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