Noteworthy January 2017

We celebrate the creativity of our city’s writers and musicians.

The Milan Miracle: The Town That ‘Hoosiers’ Left Behind
More than 60 years later, the ghosts still haunt Milan. Everyone knows the story – how in 1954 the high school basketball team from the tiny town upset mighty Muncie Central to win the Indiana state championship. The win inspired the movie “Hoosiers” as well as the thought that David could really slay Goliath in the single-class championship. But as the years went by, wins became fewer, and the team is continually frozen in that one moment of glory.
$15.98 at amazon.com

Life Off the Label
Fort Wayne native Colleen Kachmann watched calories, kept active with her four energetic kids and exercised regularly. But those best efforts seemed futile against midlife reality – one in which processed foods, pharmaceuticals and beauty products spawned and fed addictions. Her first book, thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign, uses a wry sense of humor and “eye-opening” research to offer families real solutions to a healthier life.
$29 at amazon.com

The Fringe
What some have dubbed a new prog supergroup came to be right here in Fort Wayne. The trio known as The Fringe converged at Sweetwater Sound, where drummer Nick D’Virgilio works, to record some of its first tracks a few years before this debut release. Consisting of past or present members of other bands such as Spock’s Beard, Big Big Train, Karmakanic, The Flower Kings and Lo-Fi Resistance, the trio has come together to make something new.
$15.85 at www.thefringetrio.com

First appeared in the January 2017 issue of Fort Wayne Magazine.

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