Julia Meek

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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.

Holiday Fest 2015 Reviving a Fort Wayne Tradition

Nov 24, 2015

Fort Wayne's Holiday Fest kicks off Wednesday evening with its "Night of Lights ceremonies, and this year there's one "new-old" tradition joining the line-up.

The fine art of window decorating has been revived...in the form of a contest.

In the heyday of downtown shopping, window decorating was a retailer's best friend.

Nearly forty years ago Carol Spallone was a window dresser for Hutner's Paris, which was a high end retail clothing chain that had its flagship location on Calhoun Street.

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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.

Amanda Knauer Crismore

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

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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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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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Fort Wayne Youtheatre is launching its fall season this Friday evening with a step away from the usual lighthearted musical fare. They'll be performing an adaptation of William Golding's 1954 classic novel, "Lord of the Flies."

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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.