Arts & Culture

By Susan Kline, courtesy photo

Bearing fruit

March 27, 2017

It started as an experiment between artists and wasn’t expected to last more than a couple months. Three decades later, The Orchard Gallery is not only still in business, it’s thriving.

Andy Pauquette, standing, and Kevin Jackson. photography by Theresa Thompson

The power of two

March 22, 2017

Blues duo The Fierce Invalids prove unexpected meetings are fortuitous — for both fans and musicians.

Justin Zych, photography by Theresa Thompson

Thrash and thunder

February 20, 2017

A second try is working out very well for metal music lover Justin Zych and Zephaniah. The band is selling well here and even better in Japan.

Janet Guy Klickman, Eloise Guy and Bill Klickman, photography by Neal Bruns

Two decades of Suzuki

January 27, 2017

You might say these three musicians have been helping children speak violin (and viola and cello) for 20 years, the Suzuki way.

Kris Hensler and Kenny Taylor, photography by Theresa Thompson

A ukulele and a plan

January 23, 2017

These Atomic Sharks play ukeleles and want you to join them.

Sarah Hodgin, photography by Theresa Thompson

‘Like breathing again’

December 28, 2016

Sarah Hodgin brings much valuable experience and talent to her return to Fort Wayne’s stage, and her return brings something important back to her life, too.

Molly Hagan, photography by Keith Bernstein (Courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures)

In good company

November 25, 2016

Her first big move was from Wayne High School’s stage to Fort Wayne Civic Theatre, but this fall we’re watching our Molly Hagan on the big-big screen in “Sully.”

Austin, Tim, Brody and Aaron of After School Special, photography by Dustin McKibben

Chemistry by change

November 21, 2016

After School Special plays ’90s music, but the band formed in a very 21st century way.

Nate Yaroslaski, Cassie Beer, Nick Lubs and Josh St. John, photography by Theresa Thompson

Finding a way

October 21, 2016

Cassie Beer was ready to reinvent her musical self, and she found band members ready to do the same. They’re now Rosalind & the Way.

Caleb Young, photography by Yupeng Gu

Conducting a path

September 21, 2016

Caleb Young will take up his baton as the Fort Wayne Philharmonic’s new assistant conductor this fall, excited there is so much work ahead here.

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