Cranking up the Adventurousness Dial: Interview with Matt Kelley of One Lucky Guitar, The B-Side, & The Legendary Trainhoppers

Alicia and Dennis go to One Lucky Guitar, and the adjoining venue, The B-Side, to talk to Matt Kelley about how he balances his work for the boutique creative agency with his artistic work. In addition to opening The B-Side to musicians from all over the country, Matt also plays in the amazing local band The Legendary Trainhoppers.

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The Heart of Our Small Big City: Interview with Kelly Geiser of The Embassy Theatre

Dennis and Alicia go to The Embassy Theatre in historic downtown Fort Wayne to talk with Events Manager Kelly Geiser about the range of events the venue plays host to, some of her favorite memories from the past years, and what the vision is for the future of this classic site in the heart of our city.

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Never Saying No: Interview with Bob Bailey of Sweetwater Academy

Alicia and Dennis talk to Bob Bailey about his background in music, managing the musician/instructors at Sweetwater Academy, and what goes in to putting on GearFest, the largest trade show open to the public in the country. Then we go on to discuss his favorite part of his job, Rock Camp.

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Master of Musical Dialect: Interview with Derek Reeves, Principal Violist for the Ft. Wayne Philharmonic

Alicia and Dennis talk to Derek Reeves about what it’s like to perform for the Fort Wayne Philharmonic and how it’s different from performing in jazz, rock, or other types of bands. Along the way, we talk about pedagogy, what it’s like to have a musical family, and an invention that may change the way kids are taught proper bow technique.

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New York's Loft Scene Comes to Wunderkammer: Interview with Michael Patterson on Big Apple Jazz Club Series

Alicia and Dennis visited bassist Michael Patterson (Alicia’s “Jazz Dad”) to talk about the Big Apple Jazz Club Series, which features live music every second Sunday of the month at Wunderkammer. Along the way, Mike tells some great stories about how he came up and how he got his chops alongside some of the greats in the jazz scene.

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