By Harry C. Alford NNPA News Wire Columnist Black people have always had a strong affinity for music. Soon after our forefathers were let off the slave ships and sold to plantations we started singing. Much of that was developed in the “Motherland.” During a visit to Kenya, I went to a music event. One […]
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It’s so hot it’s cool… Fort Wayne—Cool and colorful art blends with hot and spicy jazz on Friday, February 20 at 7:00 pm. “Jazz at the Galleria” promises to be an outstanding evening with Heartland’s Jazz Q and Combo in a cabaret-style concert surrounded by the luscious visuals of ArtWorks the Galleria of Fine Art, […]
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 […]