Julia Meek

Music
4:26 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

Interview: Andy Bean of "The Two Man Gentlemen Band"

The Two Man Gentlemen Band (Andy Bean and Fuller Condon) will visit Fort Wayne Thursday, Sept. 18th.
Credit Courtesy / The Two Man Gentleman Band

For seven years, Andy Bean and Fuller Condon have been barnstorming the U.S. as the "Two Man Gentlemen Band," a musical duo slinging a mix of jazz, swing, and good humor.

They're touring behind a brand new album with an extra long title: Enthusiastic Attempts at Hot Swing & String Band Favorites, and they'll bring that enthusiasm to The Brass Rail in Fort Wayne this Thursday, Sept. 18th.

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Arts & Culture
3:02 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

USF Goes "En Plein Air" With Cape Ann Connections

The "Cape Ann Connections" exhibition kicks off this year's arts season at the University of Saint Francis. The show features works from several artists, including Indiana painter Fred Doloresco.
Credit Courtesy / University of Saint Francis

The University of St. Francis is kicking off its arts season with a unique exhibition called Cape Ann Connections.

The exhibit showcases that scenic portion of the New England coast in the en plein air style of painting for which the region is known, and features historic and contemporary Cape Ann painters, as well as Indiana artists who visit the cape seasonally to paint there.

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Fashion
2:30 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

Interview: "Living Loud" with Designer Anton Babich

Fort Wayne fashion designer Anton Babich says style decisions should be driven by what makes the wearer feel good.
Credit Courtesy / Anton Babich

If you’re one of Fort Wayne’s fashion-forward men, your first thought may not be to shop local if you’re chasing something stylish.

But Anton Babich wants to change that.

In fact, he wants to put Fort Wayne on the global fashion map with his own Anton Alexander men’s clothing line. Babich has already shipped his designs to more than two dozen countries.

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Arts & Culture
9:47 am
Fri September 5, 2014

Pinestock Music Festival Kicks Off Tomorrow

Pinestock founders Nate Norris and Nicholas Weaver
Credit Nicholas Weaver

The Pinestock Music Festival kicks off tomorrow on a 20-acre pine tree farm in Churubusco. 

According to Pinestock co-founder Nicholas Weaver, people have described it as "Woodstock meets Burning Man, with a flannel aesthetic."  Intrigued by that concept, WBOI's Julia Meek met with Weaver to learn more.

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Arts & Culture
6:38 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Resch Sees Bright Future for IPFW's Music Department

IPFW Department of Music Chair Barbara Resch.
Credit Courtesy / IPFW

Just over a year ago, Barbara Resch gave over her duties as director of music education at IPFW to become the department's chair.

She admits that she's seen the department from a lot of different perspectives over the years, but is quick to add that "seeing it from the perspective of the chair's office is a very different view."

With the fall semester in full swing, WBOI's Julia Meek met with Resch to find out what this school year has in store, and how the job is treating her so far.

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Arts & Culture
3:39 pm
Fri August 22, 2014

Farmer's Market Aims to Turn Food Desert Into Food Oasis

Young volunteers grow and sell fresh produce at the McCormick Farmer's Market in Fort Wayne.
Credit Courtesy / HEAL

The newly opened McCormick Farmer's Market, at the corner of McCormick and Edsall Avenues in Fort Wayne, aims to turn a food desert into a food oasis by providing a source for fresh produce and great community interaction every Wednesday evening. 

The St. Joseph Community Health Foundation and Parkview Health are funding the project, while the produce itself comes mostly from community gardens, located at the nearby Slataper Street Urban Farm. 

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Arts & Culture
2:16 pm
Wed August 13, 2014

Southpaws Unite: A Celebration of "The Sinister Hand"

Marilyn Moran-Townsend is among the southpaws presenting at Fort Wayne's LeftFest on Wednesday.
Credit Courtesy / Marilyn Moran-Townsend

Wednesday, August 13th, marks a special holiday for about 10 percent of the world. It’s International Lefthanders Day, an occasion to have a little fun and mark the history and influence of the southpaws of the world.

Fort Wayne has its own celebration, LeftFest, going on Wednesday at 4000 South Wayne St.

Among the LeftFest highlights will be a presentation called "The Sinister Hand," by outspoken southpaw, Marilyn Moran-Townsend.

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Arts & Culture
5:17 pm
Fri August 8, 2014

Fort Wayne Outfitters Boosts Love for Outdoor, Community Fun

A group from Manchester University poses outside Fort Wayne Outfitters and Bike Depot, located on Cass St. near the Wells St. Bridge.
Credit Courtesy / Fort Wayne Outfitters

Located in the Historic Cass Street Depot on the St. Mary's River, Fort Wayne Outfitters is "more than a cool bike shop,” according to its manager, Eden Lamb.

WBOI’s Julia Meek loves getting outside, so she decided to meet with Eden, to discuss the many ways Fort Wayne Outfitters promotes outdoor fun in Fort Wayne.

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Arts & Culture
3:08 pm
Wed August 6, 2014

Fort Wayne Civic's "Scoundrels" Updates the Old Confidence Game

Renee Gonzales takes center stage in Fort Wayne Civic Theatre's production of "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels," which runs through Aug. 10.
Credit Courtesy / Fort Wayne Civic Theatre

The 2004 musical Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is based on the popular 1988 movie of the same name, which itself is based on a 1964 movie, Bedtime Story.

The show won rave reviews on Broadway, and is now charming Northeast Indiana as the Fort Wayne Civic Theatre's summer musical offering.

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Arts & Culture
2:54 pm
Fri August 1, 2014

In The Ginger Kitchen, Ice Cream is Art

July was National Ice Cream Month, and even though we've now hopped into August, the tasty treat continues to be on our minds here at WBOI.

Turns out we're not the only ones.

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