FORT WAYNE—The Summit City lost a legendary broadcast figure and one of the area’s biggest supporters of jazz on the radio. Widely acclaimed radio show host Leah S. Tourkow crossed over June 16 at her residence. She was 91. Born in Fort Wayne, Turkow was the daughter of Jacob Schwartz and Esther Kretzman Schwartz. A […]
Renowned entertainer, business leader and activist Albert “Al” Bernard Stiles, 91, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, in Carmel, Ind.
FORT WAYNE—Dupree Memorial Church of God in Christ, 1231 Hayden St., is scheduled to present “Gospel Jazzations,” an evening of gospel jazz music from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Oct. 26 in the church’s Memorial Fellowship Hall. The evening is scheduled to feature food, fellowship and live music by keyboardist Jason Bush, drummer James “Qua” […]
FORT WAYNE—The Annual Jazz Brunch, sponsored by the Jr. Lillian Jones Brown Culture Club, raises scholarship funds for youth. The annual event celebrates and honors the treasured legacy of African American women’s clubs of Fort Wayne. One of the presenters for this year’s event was Marsha Smiley, whose article “The History of Early Colored Women’s […]