Arts & Culture


Artistic Gift

December 29, 2017

When he died of cancer in 2014, artist David Shapiro left behind a prodigious catalog of work as well

Local music venue a best-kept-secret

December 23, 2017

The Guesthouse’s Black Rose Lounge, originally built in the 1970s, is probably one of the areas’s best-kept musical secrets.

On the edges of our seats

December 8, 2017

Ever think a cold beer would be great during a movie? How about one brought right to you where you’re


Gifts of Art

November 28, 2017

When still living in Fort Wayne in the early 1990s, Lisa Vetter and her husband Paul Siefert decided around the


Second time’s the charm

July 15, 2017

He got involved in more drama camps and also began performing with Fort Wayne Youtheatre. A role in Little House on the Prairie: Mary’s Story put him on a stage in front of an audience and also opened him to a diverse population of fellow child actors.


A love reborn

June 9, 2017

After graduating college, the real world intruded on Ennis Brown’s plans. The death of his grandmother led to an extended hiatus from the theater. Then, one audition changed everything.


Collective collaboration

June 9, 2017

“I’m a firm believer that the arts is a great tool for economic development. The more the arts grow in Fort Wayne, the more unique events we offer, the larger the crowd we’re going to attract.”

From left: Jon Swain, Jordan Applegate, Bryan Nellems. photography by Natalie Caruso

Becoming Soul35

May 25, 2017

A Princely performance puts Soul35 on the map.

Fort Wayne Youtheatre alumni (from left): Anthony Hayes, Jasmine Barnes, Gregory Stieber, Emma Poor, Isabel Chilian. photography by Tim Andersen

Writing a different act

May 23, 2017

Playwright Gregory Stieber keeps rolls the dice when keeping audiences engaged.

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