Arts Interview

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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.

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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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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."

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Most kids love watching magic shows. But when Fort Wayne resident Mary Eber was ten years old, she took to the stage and made the craft her own.

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When Pope Francis attends the papal mass this Friday evening in New York City's Madison Square Garden, one musical offering will come from Fort Wayne.


Maury Papier has made a broad and colorful imprint on Fort Wayne's art scene, with his distinctive paintings, as well as his legacy in art education.

This Friday evening, both are being celebrated with the opening of Artlink's Retrospective Exhibit of the artist's work.

The exhibit commemorates Artlink's first exhibition at the original Broadway location, in September 1978, which featured a solo show of Maury's work.

For a look behind the canvas, WBOI's Julia Meek met with Papier to discuss his life in the art world.

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Here's a sweet natural foodie fact: September is National Honey Month.

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Jug bands were a turn-of-the-20th-century American invention, popular for their mix of traditional and homemade instruments, and of course, their jug players.

While the genre is far less likely to be in the spotlight today, one Fort Wayne band is determined to keep the custom alive and well.

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"From Fencerows to Foodsheds" is a brand new documentary about the value of sustainable food systems here in Indiana, directed by Janet Katz.

Its Fort Wayne premiere is set for this Saturday at the Cinema Center, as part of the city's 7th annual Taste of the Arts Festival.

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If you're seeking the very center of cutting edge arts performance this summer, your best bet is to head to the Fringe.

That's the 2015 Fort Wayne Fringe Festival to be exact, a week-long celebration of innovative talent that crosses all types of boundaries, hosted by Wunderkammer Company.

Festival coordinator Maddie Miller says this year's eclectic, multi-genre line-up offers something for everyone, and attendees need only be ready to expect the unexpected.