Julia Meek

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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.


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.

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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.

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Colonel David Foster's strong belief in the importance of a city park network here in Fort Wayne earned him the title "Father of the Park System" back in the early 20th century.

And the space bearing his name, Foster Park, continues to be among the brightest stars among the 86 public municipal parks residents enjoy today.

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P.L. Travers' iconic English nanny, Mary Poppins, has been delighting audiences through the printed word, film and theater since 1934.

Now, thanks to director Jane Lanier, this classic musical is coming alive at the Fort Wayne Civic Theatre stage, ready to capture hearts in a whole new way. 

In a word? Well, you know...it's supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!