On Stage

On Stage

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.

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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.

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Punk Revival

Flamingo Nosebleed finds home at Brass Rail

By Michele DeVinney

Flamingo Nosebleed looks back to heyday of punk.

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Finally ballet

Dancer now in apprenticeship in New York

By Michele DeVinney

Jordan Miller dances her way to New York City.

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A steady drift

This group is making waves

By Michele DeVinney

Here's how Brent Chamberlin and Kyle Jackson became James & the Drifters, with a little help from some friends.

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He's got rhythm

Percussionist 'in the middle of everywhere'

By Michele DeVinney

Fort Wayne and its Philharmonic Orchestra are the musical home for Jason Markzon, still drumming after all these years.

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The possible dream

Actress continues telling the stories

By Michele DeVinney

Jen Poiry Prough really did want to know how to get to Sesame Street, but it is the stage that turned out to be the best place for her.

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Fair Fjola's journey

Taking the family band on the road

By Michele DeVinney

Fair Fjola is the name. The music comes from many places, but family is at the heart of it all.

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An investment in jazz

Sweetwater sends young musicians to New York

By Michele DeVinney

Four young jazz musicians play at the New York City Jazz Festival thanks to Sweetwater Sound Inc. and their hard work and talent.

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Breaks along the way

Time off helped seal commitment to music

By Michele DeVinney

Hope Arthur has lived with music and without, and she’s found what works and is pursuing her dream of creating the Hope Arthur Orchestra.