Julia Meek

Arts & Culture
4:44 pm
Fri May 15, 2015

Volkswagen's Iconic Appeal Drives Old Fort VW Club

This unique Vokswagen Van collection is a real crowd pleaser at Old Fort VW Club Car Shows.
Credit Courtesy/Kyle Shepherd

Volkswagen has been going strong since 1937, maintaining a global presence on the road, as well as in the hearts of auto enthusiasts young and old.

Small Wonder? Well...yes.

When WBOI's Julia Meek learned about the hobbyist-driven Old Fort VW Club, she decided to meet with their president, Kyle Shepherd to discuss the car's iconic appeal right here in Fort Wayne.

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Arts & Culture
1:58 pm
Wed May 13, 2015

Mikautadze Dance Theatre Puts "Abstractions in Motion"

Mikautadze Dance Theatre's company readies for "Abstractions in Motion", a multi-media collaboration.
Credit Courtesy/MDT

Mikautadze Dance Theatre is celebrating its third full-length season as company-in-residence at IPFW's College of Visual and Performing Arts this year.

The group's latest show, Abstractions in Motion, features collaborations across artistic elements, individual artists, and genres.

WBOI's Julia Meek met with MDT directors Elizabeth and David Mikautadze, to discuss the finer points of translating abstraction in the art of dance.

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Arts & Culture
4:55 pm
Fri May 1, 2015

"Shakespeare at Pendleton" Brings the Bard to Life Behind Bars

"Shakespeare at Pendleton" actors presenting a prison group premiere of "Coriolanus" to fellow inmates.
Credit Courtesy/Jack Heller

The study of William Shakespeare and his plays is making its way into more prisons each year, thanks, in part, to people like Huntington University professor Dr. Jack Heller.

Heller launched his Shakespeare at Pendleton program back in the fall of 2013. Last week, his eighteen inmate actors staged a "prison group premiere" of their interpretation of Coriolanus.

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7:00 am
Tue April 21, 2015

Student-Run Radio Station Makes a "Point" in Fort Wayne

WCYT station manager Andy Dunn instructs Homestead High School students in the art of radio broadcasting.
Credit Matt Hamilton

Wednesday is National High School Radio Day, and one of Fort Wayne's best kept radio secrets just might be WCYT, the student-run station at Homestead High School.

The Point 91FM, as they're known around town, has been operating since 1995, and they're determined to broadcast that message loud and clear.

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Arts & Culture
6:25 pm
Thu April 16, 2015

New Fort Wayne Arts & Culture Magazine: A "Sneak Pique"

Mariah Knight and staff of "Pique: Fort Wayne Art & Culture" proudly display their premiere issue.
Credit Bambi Guthrie

Last year, University of Saint Francis student Mariah Knight created a mock arts magazine for her senior graphic design project.

But once graduated and employed in the print industry, she found that she couldn't resist doing one "for real" -- now Pique: Fort Wayne Art & Culture will be hitting the streets on April 25th.

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Arts & Culture
5:37 pm
Tue April 14, 2015

"Empower Her World" Event Making Global Fashion Statement

CWOW's Nicole Moore receiving embroidery tips from a member of India's Mata Traders Cooperative.
Credit Courtesy/Nicole Moore.

If you have an eye for fashion you might want to turn it toward a global celebration of style and culture happening right here in Fort Wayne this Wednesday evening.

Creative Women of the World is rolling out the red carpet in the Auer Center ArtsLab with Empower Her World 2015, and calling all fashionistas to join the party.

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Arts & Culture
5:01 pm
Fri April 10, 2015

Hundreds of Performers to Deliver "Carmina Burana" at IPFW

IPFW's Kris Sanchack and David Cooke hammering out details for their production of "Carmina Burana."
Credit Courtesy / Jamie Gregory

Since its premiere in 1937, Carl Orff's Carmina Burana remains one of the most popular pieces of the classical music repertoire.

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Arts & Culture
4:35 pm
Wed April 8, 2015

Reading Into the Future: An Interview with ACPL's Greta Southard

ACPL Director Greta Southard views reading as a fundamental, lifelong learning skill.
Credit Courtesy/Greta Southard

The Allen County Public Library has been a part of Fort Wayne's social and cultural fabric since 1895.

What began as a single room in City Hall has grown to include a spacious downtown facility, with thirteen branches around the city and outlying communities.

In recent years, Fort Wayne has been cited as the Best Read City in the United States by Places Rated Almanac, due in large part to the library's collection and patrons' use of it.

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Arts & Culture
3:14 pm
Fri April 3, 2015

Arts Event Celebrates Fort Wayne's Religious Diversity

Parliament of the World's Religions ambassador, Carl Jylland-Halverson with Pastor Agnes Edith Lamin at the International Christian Alliance on Prostitution.
Credit Courtesy/Carl Jylland-Halverson

This October, the Parliament of the World's Religions will convene in Salt Lake City, Utah for the largest and most historic interfaith gathering on record.

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Arts & Culture
5:41 pm
Wed April 1, 2015

Grooving on Guitar: An Interview with Bob Ferguson

Bob Ferguson, long-time host of WBOI's "Guitar Showcase", tuning up for a live station event at Headwaters Park.
Credit Dave West

Whether it's acoustic, electronic or bass, the guitar is one of the most popular instruments of the modern age.  And since 1987, April has been the official month in which to celebrate it.

When WBOI's Julia Meek wanted to explore the passion for the instrument, she found that she didn't need to look very far.

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