Noteworthy February 2017
We celebrate the creativity of our city’s writers and musicians.
The Exile Carpet: Dreamscapes
Teenage Tamara is having strange dreams. The victim of a car accident who is having organ failure, Tamara feels any wound inflicted in the dream. This is confounding Dr. Mitch Brody, a top expert in solving medical mysteries. He discovers it’s not science that holds the answer to Tamara’s ailment, but the “Exile Carpet,” a tapestry with images that frequently appear in the girl’s dreams. Brody sets off on a quest to find seven artifacts around Scotland in E.R. Blake’s debut historical and suspense novel. It’s the first in a series for the Warsaw-based author.
$16.99 at amazon.com
Because You’re Mine
Alanna is plagued by tragedy. A singer in a Celtic band, she is on tour in Charleston, South Carolina, when her husband is killed by a car bomb. Then strange things begin happening – things that could get Alanna killed. Are they coincidences? Wabash resident and USA Today best-selling author Colleen Coble’s latest novel is darker than her previous fare, using the gothic setting of a decaying Southern mansion to add to the thrills.
$8.27 at amazon.com
Fort Wayne Funk Orchestra
They’ve won Battle of the Bands, multiple Whammy Awards and have performed on the Embassy stage. On Feb. 4, members of the “funk band for the common man” will release their debut album. A popular staple in the city’s music scene – often performing incredible covers of everything from Parliament Funkadelic to Snoop Dogg.
$10 at Wooden Nickel
First appeared in the February 2017 issue of Fort Wayne Magazine.