76 articles found by Eddie Torres
||Truths universally acknowledged…
A music journalist I once read had a theory about hugely influential and popular rock bands — the legions of imitators they inspired often took the wrong lessons from their heroes…
||Just like the one you used to know…
According to myth and legend, songwriter Irving Berlin was tasked with coming up a song for each of the four major American holidays for the musical Holiday Inn.
||Frankenstein: An Act of Creation
Almost anyone who has taken a high school English course probably recalls a little of the story behind Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel Frankenstein. As befitting the book’s subject matter, Frankenstein was first conceived on a dark and stormy night in Switzerland, the result of a “competition” between Mary, her future husband Percy Shelley, Lord Byron, and a writer and doctor named John Polidori
||Shapiro show at FWMoA
The Fort Wayne Museum of Art is pleased to exhibit, for the first time, selections from its 2016 multi-million dollar acquisition of more than 700 works of art by David Shapiro…
||The Doctor and the Madman
The idea that we’re all really two people, that the face we show to the world is a mask and that beneath our civilized veneer lurks a side of us driven by base impulses and appetites…
Fragmented Clarity, a contemporary dance performance from Fort Wayne Dance Collective, brings together the best work produced by the FWDC Touring Company members over the past twelve months.
||Be our guest
Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, Beauty & the Beast launches the Fort Wayne Civic Theatre’s 90th season on Saturday, July 22.
||Sweetwater’s GearFest 2017
Sweetwater’s GearFest — happening Friday June 23 and Saturday June 24 at Sweetwater’s campus at 5501 US Hwy 30 West — is the largest music trade show open to the general public in the United States, and in the years since its inception it’s become far more than “just” a marketplace bonanza for top music instruments and audio equipmen
||The “Godfather of Lowbrow"
Robert Williams: SLANG Aesthetics! is the Midwestern debut for a new body of work by the champion of underground artists, Robert Williams. Williams is widely regarded as the godfather of the lowbrow, pop surrealist, and colloquial realism art movements.
||In the Kitchen
When she was young, Danielle Graves says she didn’t understand why most of the daily, daily chores she was required to do left her house-bound, while her brother’s work took him outdoors…
||New talent on display at USF’s Rolland Art Center
Four artists who have completed their studio and thesis requirements for a Master of Arts Degree at the University of Saint Francis have their work featured in a new show that runs through June 23.
A couple years ago, Wunderkammer Company undertook a research project called the Creative Census that attempted to take stock of Northeast Indiana’s “creative economy.” The study found that over 30% of that creative economy in the area is within the design fields…
Every year, Fort Wayne Dance Collective (FWDC) invites community dance artists to take part in an eight-week experimental choreography intensive workshop or “lab.” This year, FWDC is taking its annual showcase of Fort Wayne choreographers to the next level…
||"Devotion through paint"
Northside Galleries is honored to present the works of the 2016-2017 Individual Artist Program Grant award-winner, Julia Bridges, in her first solo show.
Perhaps the only thing really surprising about a stage version of Disney’s 1989 animated feature The Little Mermaid was that it took so long to arrive, following a host of other adaptations (The Lion King; Beauty & the Beast) to the stage some 20 years after the movie.
||Annual Spring Book Fair hosts Northeast Indiana authors and artists
Canterbury School’s annual Spring Book Fair happens April 18-20 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 5601 Covington Road.
||The “Godfather of Lowbrow”
Robert Williams: SLANG Aesthetics! is the Midwestern debut for a new body of work by the champion of underground artists, Robert Williams. Williams is widely upheld as the godfather of the lowbrow, pop surrealist, and colloquial realism art movements, direct antecedents of the New Contemporary Art movement.
Since 1989, Fort Wayne Dance Collective has hosted a guest dance company to inspire, educate, entertain, and enhance the community. This year FWDC welcomes Battery Dance from NYC.
Cinema Center’s final Sound & Shadow screening of the season highlights the first animated feature film — The Adventures of Prince Achmed — on Friday, January 27.
||Milton Glaser: 60 years of design
From designing the original “I Love New York” logo to creating the identity for the final season of Mad Men, Milton Glaser (b. 1929) is among the most celebrated graphic designers in the United States.
||The “624” finds a home
The Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society, Inc. (FWRHS) reached an agreement with the City of Hammond to facilitate the relocation of Nickel Plate Road steam locomotive no. 624 for preservation.
A scheming couple, a dead clown, and a relationship between emergency responders head up the winners of the 8th annual Northeast Indiana Playwright Festival.
||Fort Wayne, American Monologue
Last November, visitors to the Fort Wayne Museum of Art got the opportunity to see a new installation take shape right before their eyes. Oakland-based artist Brett Amory basically “set up shop” in one of the galleries at the FWMoA, constructing his multi-piece Fort Wayne, American Monologue show in full view of anyone who wanted to see the artist at work.
A Christmas Carol is as much a part of the Christmas season as snowmen, jingle bells, and houses covered with blinking lights. Every Christmas, someone somewhere brings us another take on the classic story of the sour Ebenezer Scrooge,
||A Legacy of Art
What began with an initial purchase of a framed, limited-edition suite of four lithographs by Harold Altman eventually became the first step toward an extensive collection of original artwork
||International Young Artists & Authors Showcase opens at USF
Each year, youth ages 14–18 from sister cities across the U.S. and globe submit artwork, poetry, and essays (and new in 2016 short film and photography from ages 13–22) for Sister Cities International’s (SCI) Young Artists and Authors Showcase.
The Fort Wayne Museum of Art is proud to partner with the Haan Mansion of Lafayette to present a selection of works from the largest, most complete collection of important Indiana art in the state.
|| Taste of the Arts 2016
The 8th annual Taste of the Arts festival kicks off on Friday, August 26 at 6 PM on the downtown Arts Campus on 300 East Main Street, and continues the next day.
||Coming 2018 (hopefully)
On June 29, Mayor Henry unleashed a couple brand new — and very striking — riverfront development renderings for us to “ooo” and “ahhh” over.
||ARCH’s annual Home & Garden Tour visits North Anthony
ARCH annual Home and Garden Tour happens in the North Anthony Area Association on Saturday, June 25th from 10:00am until 4:00pm.
When it comes to the musical map of the planet, you could say Chicago has the blues, Nashville has country, New York has rap… and Fort Wayne has Sweetwater.
||The Cash Box Kings
Is there an aural equivalent of a double-take? Like you half-hear something and then your ears sort of “jump back” to it to make sure you’re hearing it correctly? That’s probably the reaction a lot of blues fans have to The Cash Box Kings, especially if they’re fans of the blues that came out of Chicago in the 40s and 50s.
||Danger lurks in the garden…
Day after day, Dona Yuiza and her pets faithfully tend the garden of her Humbolt Park home, selling its fruits and vegetables to their neighbors…
||The Sounds of Central
45 years after Central High School closed, the legacy and legend of the institution remains strong in Fort Wayne. The “Grandfather of Fort Wayne High Schools,” Central High (1922-1971) cultivated academic excellence, celebrated athletic dominance, and thrived as an early adopter of integrated education.
||Typology of Typography
Bella has created his own typefaces — one in particular based on the handwriting of his grandfather — and uses the work to examine how design takes its influences and inspiration from history, art, and culture.
When Axis Dance Company first started taking shape in 1987, no one quite knew what to make of the troupe. Composed of performers with and without disabilities, the Oakland California-based company specialized in what they call "physically integrated dance,"
||Kicked to the curb
In a small town in Lancashire, England, the factories have packed up and gone, and with them went the jobs — and futures — of the town’s people. Stores are closing, the area is falling apart, and what used to be a robust working class community is quickly succumbing to poverty, alcohol, drugs, and promiscuity.
||The 2016 Northeast Indiana Playwright Festival
The Northeast Indiana Playwright Festival always yields some interesting productions, but the 2016 edition of the annual event — which happens Saturday, March 19 — boasts an especially eclectic selection of styles. The winners include a pure comedy, a modern “morality” play, and an historical drama based on a real-life story.
||“Magnificent Maps” opens at Artlink
Featured in Artlink's main gallery, Magnificent Maps displays the results of a national, open call, all-media exhibit depicting real and fictitious maps. Artists from as far away as Oregon and Texas have submitted work to this show, as well as several northeast Indiana artist.
Images and stories of “old” Fort Wayne — especially old downtown Fort Wayne — seem to hold a powerful fascination for a lot of people. FWR’s own “Old School Picture of the Week” regular feature is probably one of the more consistently commented on items we run…
||Taste of the Arts 2015
Now in its 7th year, Taste of the Arts has rapidly become one of Fort Wayne’s most popular festivals with its unique blend of music, dance, theatre, film and artists, demonstrating a huge variety of styles and talent from Fort Wayne…
||Explore historic Harrison Hill neighborhood
Fort Wayne’s Harrison Hill neighborhood will be the spot for ARCH’s second Home and Garden Tour of 2015 on Saturday, August
||2015 Fort Wayne Fringe
Fort Wayne Fringe is a week long performance festival that offers a snapshot of local, regional, and national talent, crossing all types of artistic boundaries.
||Explore historic Southwood Park on ARCH’s Home and Garden Tour
ARCH, Fort Wayne’s organization for historic preservation, announces its annual Home and Garden Tour…
||Sweetwater’s GearFest 2015
The lure of being an “insider” is impossible to resist for most people — privileged information, special deals, the chance to see, hear, and experience something new just a little bit before everyone else…
For a handful of local and regional playwrights, the weekend of Mat 29-30 represents a milestone on a long and (sometimes) pretty solitary literary journey.
||The Canterbury School Spring Book Fair
At Canterbury School’s Spring Book Fair, students and visitors can interact with a range of guests from award-winning authors and artists to ballerinas as they talk about books, writing, and art in an informal setting.
||The Return of the Son of Fort Wayne Downtown Redevelopment, Episode VIII(ish): The Landing
On January 14, Mayor Tom Henry joined community leaders to provide a progress report on efforts to redevelop The Landing along West Columbia Street in downtown Fort Wayne.
||The whole hog
Beefeaters — those iconic guardsmen in their eye-catching red uniforms — are probably the first images that come to mind when you think of Plymouth Congregational Church’s annual Boar’s Head Festival, one of the most popular holiday events in Fort Wayne.
||The Imaginary Invalid
For the school’s 50th anniversary, IPFW’s Department of Theater has been taking a trip through the past this season, revisiting plays that the department has produced in decades past.
|| Orchard Gallery features work by artists Sue Davis and Steve Vachon
New show at the Orchard Gallery.
||Way beyond happily ever after
Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s musical Into the Woods weaves several familiar stories from Grimm’s fairy tales together, unified by an original score and framed by an original story…
||The business of art
The Arts Incubator at Artlink is developing a new creative class in Northeast Indiana. It gives creative entrepreneurs the skills, networking opportunities and action planning to start and maintain self-sustaining small businesses.
||Carnival (and more) at Artlink
Carnival Exhibition, an open call show featuring over 50 Midwest artists, opens at Artlink on Friday, January 24. Over 50 local, regional and national artists are participating by entering works inspired by the “carnival” theme.
||The Nutcracker 2013
“People look at The Nutcracker as part of the holiday season,” says Karen Gibbons-Brown, Artistic Director of the Fort Wayne Ballet. “It’s a tradition, and it’s a big production. You’ve got the visual of the costumes and the music with a live orchestra. I like to think that if people don’t like dance — or think they don’t like dance — they’ve at least enjoyed the theater experience.”
||Three shows at Artlink
The Great Outdoors, Robin Dluzen, and David Buenrostro at Artlink.
||Celebrate KASSA — Season of Harvest
Kassa, a Season of Harvest, is a Capital Campaign Fundraiser for TRIAAC, the Three Rivers Institute of Afrikan Arts & Culture, taking place at the Botanical Garden.
||2013 Taste of the Arts
Now in its 5th year, Taste of the Arts has quickly become one of Fort Wayne’s most popular festivals with its unique blend of music, dance, theatre, film and artists, demonstrating a vast variety of styles and talent from Fort Wayne, along with dozens of local restaurants serving a wide assortment of food choices.
||ARCH’s Historic Home and Garden Tour visits West Main Street
Here’s a bit of Fort Wayne trivia you might not know — the neighborhood around West Main Street, between where the bridge crosses the St Mary’s river and Leesburg road, earned the name “Nebraska” because it was considered so far away from downtown.
||Northeast Indiana Playwright Festival line-up
The one-woman play Lombard and first place winner The Wedding Gift highlight the weekend.
||Canterbury School to hold annual Spring Book Fair and Bistro Lunch
At Canterbury School’s Spring Book Fair, visitors will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with award-winning authors as they talk about their books and the craft of writing in an informal setting.
||IPFW presents Orlando
Sarah Ruhl’s inspired adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s novel Orlando is a poetic and vivid hymn of praise to the art and importance of discovering oneself.
A sampling of just a few music events happening around town in the next several weeks…
||Artists at Fort Wayne Fringe
Artists performing at Fort Wayne Fringe.
||Black Friday… and beyond
When Black Friday comes, big stores and national chains will clamor for your dollar by offering enormous discounts and one-time-only deals, and we’ll respond in droves…
||"Just A Bunch of Potters" 13th annual showcase
Back in 2000, a dozen or so area artists — all working in the medium of clay — got together and decided to throw a holiday show…
||Taste of the Arts 2012
Arts United offers an exciting line-up for their fourth annual Taste of the Arts festival on Saturday, August 25, a major downtown event featuring theatre, dance, many styles of music, street performers and high-quality visual arts.
||Idle Hands into Able Bodies
Tomatoes. Okra. Bell peppers. Jalapenos. Onions. Those are just a few of the things sprouting in a new urban garden on South Calhoun Street. But in addition to vegetables and flowers, hope and opportunity are growing, too.
||Music round up
A round up of a few things music-related in the next couple weeks…
||Spring Book Fair hosts award-winning authors
A chance to talk with award-winning authors tops the list this year of engaging additions to Canterbury School’s Spring Book Fair. Open to the public, the book fair runs Tuesday through Thursday, April 17-19.
Darren "Dag" Hunt, known most recently for his work as the front man of area standouts The Rewinders, has a new crew. And that new crew, formed only a few months ago, already have a new record, Bulleit Train, set for release at a January 14 Brass Rail show that will also feature Lee Miles and Deuce.
||Local artists pick their faves of the year… part 2
Yes, yes, yes, small fries. We're back with the most important feature of any Fort Wayne-based publication to run all year: The Best Albums, Songs and Concerts of 2011, as selected by a corn-sweet crop of the Summit City's favorite local artists and arts-focused business types.
||Local artists pick their faves of the year… Part 1
Hey little babies. Check it out, our annual year-end bash, featuring some of your favorite local artists and arts-focused business types. For this issue of the Fort Wayne Reader we focus on books, films and television. Part 2 of the feature will run next week and be focused on the best albums, songs and concerts of 2011. Get busy ...
||West Central ArtsFest showcases “West Centralities” and more
Located along Wayne and Union streets between Jackson and Rockhill, the West Central ArtsFest presents 8 performing artists (including the Fort Wayne Ballet) and around 40 artist booths, plus food and drink from some of the area’s leading vendors.
||Taste of the Arts 2011
You might think that, with the “Big Move” to their new digs looming over several of their member groups, Arts United might have other things to worry about than their Taste of the Arts Festival. But the 2011 edition of Taste of the Arts, held in downtown Fort Wayne on Saturday, August 27 promises to be its biggest yet.
||Arts United's Taste of the Arts Festival
Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne presents the second annual Taste of the Arts Festival in downtown Fort Wayne on August 28th from Noon. to 7 p.m., followed by “Dessert,” a showcase of local bands.