Tag: william bryant rozier

‘The Awesome Frost’ to air regularly on 95.7 FM WELT

‘The Awesome Frost’ to air regularly on 95.7 FM WELT

| April 4, 2017

FORT WAYNE—Starting Friday, April 7 at 6:30 p.m., on 95.7 FM WELT radio, and dropping Fridays from then on is The Awesome Frost. Frost Illustrated newspaper, along with the African/African American Historical Society Museum (AAAHSM, “pronounced Awesome”), will collaborate on a (mostly) local-history interview show, The Awesome Frost. The show will be curated and hosted […]

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CENTRAL WAS THE FIRST exhibit opens downtown library

CENTRAL WAS THE FIRST exhibit opens downtown library

| February 1, 2017

By William Bryant Rozier FORT WAYNE—The African/African American Historical Society Museum (AAAHSM) has an inspired slate of projects and collaborations planned for 2017. Starting the year strong, the AAAHSM’s current initiative can be found at the Downtown Public Library, in the display cases on the second floor. CENTRAL WAS THE FIRST is a 10-case exhibition, […]

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City’s first Latino film fest to feature landmark movies, special guest directors

City’s first Latino film fest to feature landmark movies, special guest directors

| September 21, 2016

By William Bryant Rozier Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—Chilean Andrés Montenegro, filmmaker of animated movies, associate professor of computer animation at IPFW, is always a painter. “I started painting very, very early as a child, at 10. I was so motivated with oil painting that I asked my dad to buy me a kit. […]

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Spotlight on serial entrepreneur, William Bryant Rozier

Spotlight on serial entrepreneur, William Bryant Rozier

| June 28, 2016

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up babies? We’ve seen some beautiful sunny days outside and I hope the beauty continues, as we travel on our journey of love, to get to know one another better.  On that note, it pleases to introduce to you this week’s spotlight because when he knew what he wanted to do […]

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Carmen Hicks, national Christian rapper: A hip-hop story

Carmen Hicks, national Christian rapper: A hip-hop story

| June 21, 2016

By William Bryant Rozier Editor’s Note: William Bryant Rozier, on behalf of the African/African American Historical Society Museum (AAAHSM), is writing a series of articles about Fort Wayne hip-hop. The stories will lead to a hip-hop history event from the museum, with funding help by Arts United. Carmen Hicks, owner of Hicks Caskets, Monuments & […]

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Central High’s Ted Brown: Drummed for The Counts

Central High’s Ted Brown: Drummed for The Counts

| June 14, 2016

Editor’s note: The Central High Blowout of 2016 is set to jump off July 30. For information, hit up the event page at www.CentralHighSchoolFest.com or call (260) 348-4465. The deadline for banquet dinner tickets is July 10. By William Bryant Rozier Special to Frost Illustrated  Centralite Ted Brown (Class of ‘64), a drummer and guitarist, played […]

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Father, family remembers three lost little boys, seek answers in tragic deaths

Father, family remembers three lost little boys, seek answers in tragic deaths

| May 26, 2016

Photos by William Bryant Rozier Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—There’s an old saying that time heals all wounds. Truth is, that is not always the case, especially when it comes to the loss of a loved one. But, when it comes to the tragic loss of three children at the same time it’s hard […]

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Tray Brookshire, The Many: A hip-hop story

Tray Brookshire, The Many: A hip-hop story

| May 25, 2016

Editor’s note: William Bryant Rozier, on behalf of the African/African American Historical Society Museum (AAAHSM), is writing a series of articles about Fort Wayne hip-hop. The stories will lead to an all-ages hip-hop history event. Crowdfunding for the event, assisted by Arts United, ends May 31. To donate, visit: artsunited.org/amplify/. By William Bryant Rozier Special […]

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Soulful sounds of classic Central High musicians still ear pleasing

Soulful sounds of classic Central High musicians still ear pleasing

| April 19, 2016

By William Bryant Rozier Special to Frost Illustrated It’s ON again. The Central High All-Year Blowout of 2016 jumps off on April 23 at the McMillen Park Community Center, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., followed by a banquet dinner from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. For all festival inquires, visit www.centralhighschoolfest.com or call the […]

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Union Baptist Church 23rd Annual Black History Knowledge Bowl demonstrates ‘The Power of Faith’—Habakkuk 3:17-19

Union Baptist Church 23rd Annual Black History Knowledge Bowl demonstrates ‘The Power of Faith’—Habakkuk 3:17-19

| March 8, 2016

By William Bryant Rozier FORT WAYNE—The excitement of another successful Union Baptist Church (UBC) Black History Knowledge Bowl was experienced on Saturday, Feb. 27. Five teams competed in four rounds of questions with varying point values.  High energy and diverse questions gave the teams a chance to answer and learn from 10 different categories, some […]

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