Scene

On Stage

Male call

Ballet dancer finding his way

By Michele DeVinney

Talbot Rue rides a rising tide of male ballet dancers to new heights.

Arts Talk

Art and Soul in newest gallery

Santa Brink understands the wealth of talent here

By Bonnie Blackburn

Artist Santa Brink and her staff provide the heart at Artworks.

On Stage

The food of love

Music fuels Doug Strahm's two-career dream

By Michele DeVinney

Two careers have been a theme in Doug Strahm's life, but music has been the constant that still enriches his busy days.

On Stage

Pizzazz and spice

Performer balances career, theater

By Michele DeVinney

Bridget Pearson has loved being on stage since she was a 5-year-old in dance school in Bluffton. She's a grown-up now, with adult responsibilities and a wholehearted delight that she still gets to perform wonderful roles.

Sharing Heritage

Fueled by friendliness

Gas station owner finds welcome in Fort Wayne

By Melissa Rinehart

Onkar Mann fell in love with Fort Wayne once he moved here from his native India, and his entrepreneurial spirit feels right at home, too.

Phoning Home

A return to 'Days'

Actor may also return to Hoosier roots

By Bonnie Blackburn

Drake Hogestyn has had another career pivot worthy of the best soap opera script writing. Is he coming home or not?

Motivated to Serve

Finding a good fit

SPCA shelter matches animals, families

By Bonnie Blackburn

Jessica Henry and the Allen County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals are a match made in heaven. The data, the people and the animals agree.

On Stage

Breaking in

Family ties help band succeed

By Michele DeVinney

Is it odd that a band named Breaking Tradition has two generations of Mikes in it? The band's success says it's a great idea, so just enjoy the music.

Sharing Heritage

From DP to dream sharer

World War II forced Al Metel from his home

By Melissa Rinehart

Al Metel lost a family during World War II, found a new one, then rediscovered parts of the original one.

Celebrating

'Extra' challenge

Mike Brouwer is acting 'Non-Stop'

By Bonnie Blackburn

Fort Wayne's own Mike Brouwer is front and center in a new action flick.

Arts Talk

A friend, indeed

Supporting the Phil behind the scenes

By Bonnie Blackburn

Amy Beatty makes no secret of her lifelong love for the Fort Wayne Philharmonic. It's one of the many reasons she's such a great fit as president of the Philharmonic Friends.

Motivated to Serve

A history of helping

Agency cares for the city's most vulnerable

By Bonnie Blackburn

Steve Jarrell and Headwaters Counseling care for the city's most vulnerable.

On Stage

Punk Revival

Flamingo Nosebleed finds home at Brass Rail

By Michele DeVinney

Flamingo Nosebleed looks back to heyday of punk.

Phoning Home

Remember Chef Marla?

Her future looks spicy

By Bonnie Blackburn

Chef Marla Cohen sells some super shit spices.

Sharing Heritage

The power of education

Connections made for students

By Melissa Rinehart

Diana Jackson-Davis makes connections.