On Stage

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.

Christine Taylor, Colin Williamson, Andrea Atwood, John Ptak, John Cheesebrew. photography by Theresa Thompson

On beyond Blondie

August 24, 2016

Vocalist Andrea Atwood and keyboardist Christine Taylor stepped up to the challenge.

Evan Hart, photography by Theresa Thompson

Throwing himself in

July 21, 2016

The legal profession lost a prospect, but the stage won when Evan Hart threw himself all in. He and his audiences are enjoying the connections he’s discovering.

Jon Durnell, photography by Theresa Thompson

Making the leap

June 24, 2016

Baseball and then drums took Jon Durnell’s attention, but his audiences today are glad he finally picked up a guitar.

Albert Brownlee. Photography by Ellie Bogue.

Sharing the journey

May 23, 2016

Being on stage is always a special journey for Albert Brownlee, one his audiences get to share.

Chris Dodds, far right, with his Legendary Trainhoppers bandmates. photography by Ellie Bogue

Laying down tracks

April 28, 2016

Multi-talented Chris Dodds is proud to blend so smoothly into the renewed Legendary Trainhoppers, but he’s a force in the local music scene all on his own, too.

Jeff McRae and Shelly Dixon. Photography by Ellie Bogue

Musical match

March 24, 2016

A match made in musical heaven means audiences in Northeast Indiana get to hear the beautiful sound of Shelly Dixon and Jeff McRae.

Renee Gonzales. Photography by Ellie Bogue

A sustainable arts scene

February 17, 2016

Like Dorothy, musical theater pro Renee Gonzales traveled far away only to find that home in Fort Wayne is where her heart is.

Chris Worth. Photography by Ellie Bogue

From choir to Carpenters

February 9, 2016

Once Chris Worth got the knack for being in the right place at the right time, his musical career took off.

Patrick Mathews, Dave Ealy, William Heingartner and Daniel Gomez of Jafunkae, photography by Ellie Bogue


December 21, 2015

Former high school jazz musicians are following the music forward to some great-sounding places.

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