Arts

Spotlight on drummer Joe King

Spotlight on drummer Joe King

| October 10, 2017

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? As always, I hope all is well with you and yours and that, you’re still taking time out of your busy days to bring yourselves some well deserved joy, beauty, happiness and some form of peace of mind as we travel on our journey of love.  On that note, […]

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Baldwin documentary ‘I Am Not Your Negro’ receives Oscar nod

Baldwin documentary ‘I Am Not Your Negro’ receives Oscar nod

| October 5, 2017

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor) On Feb. 1, the first day of Black History Month, the National Museum of African American History and Culture premiered the Oscar-nominated documentary “I Am Not Your Negro,” which features commentary by James Baldwin. The film is a tribute to the staggering contribution of one of America’s greatest […]

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Local jazz drummer Richard ‘Dick’ Piekarski crosses over at 80

Local jazz drummer Richard ‘Dick’ Piekarski crosses over at 80

| June 21, 2017

RICHARD FRANCIS PIEKARSKI, 80, passed away on Thursday, June 15, 2017. Born Oct. 5, 1936, in South Bend, Ind., son of the late Stanley and Helen (Kitkowski) Piekarski. Richard was a tireless worker, and retired from Rochester Midland, in Rochester, N.Y. His hobbies included golfing, fishing, traveling, attending sporting events, concerts and the Philharmonic. Musical […]

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Annual Spring Book Fair to host northeast Indiana authors and artists

Annual Spring Book Fair to host northeast Indiana authors and artists

| April 17, 2017

FORT WAYNE—Canterbury School is scheduled to hold its annual Spring Book Fair, which is open to the community, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., April 18 through April 20, at 5601 Covington Road. Not only will the event have books for purchase for ages two through adult, it will also be a venue for a […]

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USF presents poet Marcus Wicker

USF presents poet Marcus Wicker

| April 4, 2017

FORT WAYNE—The University of Saint Francis is scheduled to present a night of poetry as part of its Sullivan Reading Series. Marcus Wicker will read a selection of his work at 7 p.m., April 10 in the USF Business Center Cougar Café, 826 Ewing Street. The reading is free and open to the public. Marcus […]

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2104 to present Dwayne Kennedy, Joe Lisinicchia Trio April 9

2104 to present Dwayne Kennedy, Joe Lisinicchia Trio April 9

| April 4, 2017

FORT WAYNE—The 2017 season of “An Evening of Music and Laughter for the Soul”, continues at 2104 Fort Wayne. Comedian Dwayne Kennedy (www.dwaynekennedy.com) will be providing the laughter, with a live jazz performance from the Joe Lisinicchia Trio (www.josephlisinicchia.com) will serve as the music portion of the show. This event is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., Sunday, April […]

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Film review: ‘I Call Him Morgan’

Film review: ‘I Call Him Morgan’

| March 28, 2017

By Dwight Brown (NNPA Newswire Film Critic) Bee Bop. Jazz. The 1950s and 1960s were a hotbed for cool music, and the hip musicians, who played those genres on records and in smoky, dimly lit nightclubs, were a special breed. Years later, most people still revere legendary trumpeters like Miles Davis and Chet Baker and […]

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Opera in jazz: Terence Blanchard’s ‘Champion’

Opera in jazz: Terence Blanchard’s ‘Champion’

| March 18, 2017

By K.P. Williams Pop, rock, jazz and classical. These are all separate genres of music. But what happens when you put two of them together? You get “opera in jazz” rather than “jazz opera,” according to jazz musician and opera composer Terence Blanchard, who is the former Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance artistic director. […]

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Black Press played vital role in ‘Hiddn Figures’

Black Press played vital role in ‘Hiddn Figures’

| March 16, 2017

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) In her book, “Hidden Figures,” author Margot Lee Shetterly pays homage to the African-American women who worked as human computers in the space program. It’s a book that’s spawned an Academy Award-nominated movie and has brought to the fore the accomplishments of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary […]

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Second Chances Art Exhibit tells powerful stories of triumph through creations of local artists

Second Chances Art Exhibit tells powerful stories of triumph through creations of local artists

| March 14, 2017

FORT WAYNE—From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., March 31, a unique exhibit at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art (FWMoA), 311 E. Main St., is scheduled to close out its run with the Second Chances Art Exhibit and Fundraiser highlighting Fort Wayne residents who successfully have earned their second chance at employment and at life. […]

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