music

Courtesy/Matt Kelley

Matt Kelley has been making a difference in Fort Wayne for 15 years, with his downtown design and marketing boutique, One Lucky Guitar.

And a little over three years ago, he brought it all home by adding a unique performance venue to that space called The B-Side.

Zach Bernard/WBOI News

Fort Wayne’s musical community is growing, as the Fort Wayne School of Rock held its grand opening last Saturday with a special Halloween celebration.

Parents were able to check out the facilities and met instructors while their kids ran around collecting candy, banging on drums and exploring all of the available instruments on display.

Fort Wayne Community Schools Foundation

Fort Wayne Community Schools Foundation launched a music program Tuesday that plans to give 3,300 instruments to area students. The “b instrumental” program plans to increase music education in Fort Wayne schools.

Jim Whitcraft

As IPFW continues its 50th anniversary celebrations, the university is holding a rare musical event this weekend with its first-ever "50 Hands Monster Piano Concert."

The brainchild of Director of Keyboard Studies Dr. Hamilton Tescarollo, the event features 24 pianists, a conductor, and eight concert Steinways -- all on one stage.

Courtesy/Alicia Pyle

The Alicia Pyle Quartet's unique fusion style of music has been claiming fans here in Northeast Indiana for nearly five years.

This weekend, they are celebrating their place in the music scene with their first album, called "Ground Level."

Adding to the diverse textures provided by core APQ members Brad Kuhns, Derek Reeves and Jose Morales, "Ground Level" features sit-in performances by Jane Heald, Rachel Mossburg, Kimball Glaspie and John Forbing.

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