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On Stage

'Like a vacation'

Roanoke's clerk-treasurer gets back on stage

By Michele DeVinney

JoAnne Kirchner is back on stage, and the teacher in her is delighted to be learning so much.

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From basement to stage

Just making music together powers this trio

By Michele DeVinney

The fun, eclectic sound of RumJones is what you get with Monica and Kris plus a little bit more from Stacey.

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Classical collaboration

Jazz pianist still loves a Bach fugue

By Michele DeVinney

The influences came together around the piano, and now Alicia Pyle and her quartet have a busy, jazzy year ahead.

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Proud father

'Nutcracker' dad enjoys vibrant arts scene

By Michele DeVinney

Kent Bixler dances the role of the father in "The Nutcracker."

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An agreeable start

Phil violinist turned childhood pursuit into career

By Michele DeVinney

Music came early to Alexandra Tsilibes, and a longer road led her to the Fort Wayne Philharmonic.

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Totally on time

One-man band finds his groove

By Michele DeVinney

One-man band Totally Orange Time Machine keeps Scotty Knepple busy — that is, when he's not performing with one of his other musical ventures.

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Trackless on a new path

Band birthed by gig that got away

By Michele DeVinney

Nothing in what Jordan West did that fateful day looked like forming a band, but it was the birth of Trackless, nevertheless.

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New arrangements

Joplin tribute artist Kat Bowser releasing her own CD

By Michele DeVinney

Kat Bowser channels Janis Joplin and creates a new CD.

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Into the moment

Stretching can be a thrill, actress finds

By Michele DeVinney

Nancy Kartholl brings passion to her roles on Fort Wayne's stages.

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Room to create

Wickersham Brothers keep wheels

By Michele DeVinney

Fernando Tarango and the Wickersham Brothers perform a unique blend of jazz and rock throughout the region.

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Conducting collaboration

'I learn something from every musician'

By Michele DeVinney

Conductors put musical performances together, and Sameer Patel even put together his degree in conducting.

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Miles away

Area band increases city audience

By Michele DeVinney

Miles High takes a core group of musicians and then takes a lot of chances.

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Male call

Ballet dancer finding his way

By Michele DeVinney

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

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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.

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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.