Arts Interviews

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Huntington author and Digital Media Arts Professor, Bryan Ballinger has an affinity for the absurd, as his newest children's book, Animal Gas proves.

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Once considered a kid's holiday, Halloween is now embraced by young and old alike.

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Ethel Waters was one of the most popular African-American singers and actresses of the 1920's. And she continued blazing trails and collecting awards in multiple entertainment fields until her death in 1977.

Beginning this week, First Presbyterian Theater honors the actress and her legacy with a one-woman biographic play titled "His Eye Is on the Sparrow", named after Waters' favorite Gospel hymn.

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When the Indiana Music Teachers Association announced the "Teacher of the Year" award winner last Friday during its annual conference at Vincennes University, the spotlight fell on IPFW's Director of Piano Studies, Hamilton Tescarollo.


Steven Meese is a nationally known celebrity chef and TV host with a passion for cooking, as well as entertaining the many "foodies" he encounters on his culinary journeys.

And Fort Wayne is currently on Meese's itinerary, now that he's presenting a live weekly series of interactive instructional sessions at Arworks the Galleria of Fine Art.

This led WBOI's Julia Meek to meet with Chef Steven to learn just what is cooking in his busy world.

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Nationally renowned Hoosier painter Homer Davisson is remembered as the "dean of Indiana artists" because of his impact on the state's arts scene in the first half of the 20th century.

His impressionistic landscapes are found mostly in limited personal collections and art galleries throughout the Midwest.

Tom Kelly

Award-winning Fort Wayne artist Tom Kelly has been cultivating his unique painting style over the course of a lifetime.

Kelly is a familiar name in town, not only for his art, but also as the CEO of Kelly Box and Packaging

Still, he often prefers to fly under the radar. But he's about to step into the limelight with a show at Artworks: The Galleria of Fine Art that begins this weekend.

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You may not be familiar with the name Mick Foley. But maybe you should be.

Foley is perhaps best known as one of the superstars who launched World Wrestling Entertainment into its most recent surge in popularity. Among fans, his marquee matches are considered among the most exciting in the history of the business, due to his incredible toughness in the ring.