Category: The Arts

Betty Jo-Ann Montgomery Perry

With tears in her eyes, young Betty Jo-Ann  listened to her first youth orchestra in NYC and realized  that playing music would be a way to escape a life limited by poverty.

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Crystal V. Rhodes

Posted in: , , , Story by: May 26, 2017

A successful  writer and producer of plays and television programs, Crystal Rhodes offers advice to those who have “The call of the dream!”

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Albert Leslie Coleman

Albert Colemen, a drummer like his father, reflects on playing Jazz all over the world with many of Indy’s best musicians.

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Hyatt, Liza

Posted in: , , , Story by: December 5, 2015

Liza Hyatt talks about what she does as an Art Therapist and the ancient connections between art, story and healing.

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Fong, Belinda

Posted in: , , , Story by: December 4, 2015

An Unexpected Thanksgiving. Belinda, a recent immigrant from Austrailia, tells how overcoming an early hearing loss increased her love of music and her appreciation of other kinds of people.      

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Bridges, Tiffanie Ginita Gates

Posted in: , , , , Story by: May 12, 2015

An excerpt of Tiffanie Bridges life story interview tells about getting into the world of theatre where she found acceptance for her size and appreciation for her considerable talents.  

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Sander, Robert W.

Posted in: , , , Story by: December 11, 2014

A woman who floats in saltwater tells a musician that he should be a storyteller. Thus begins the quest of Bob Sander, Co-Founder of Storytelling Arts of Indiana.

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Hamaker, Andrew Dale

Posted in: , , , , Story by: December 11, 2014

In an excerpt of his story about the life lessons learned from his father, Andrew tells about how his parents encouraged their children to learn to play music. One Christmas evening they found a clever way to channel Andrew’s passion for playing the snare drum.

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DiNicola, M. Travis

Posted in: , , Story by: December 13, 2013

The question, “What are you going to do with your life?” came up many times in the life journey of Travis DiNicola. When you are multi-talented, how do you know when you shouldn’t be, say, a dancer? Travis tells of one of the many mentors who helped to guild him along the way at Pennsylvania State University.

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Perkins, Sally Jane

Posted in: , , , Story by: December 13, 2013

Reflecting on her path to professional storytelling, Sally Perkins tells of preparing to tell a flannel graph story at church, before she knew how to read, at the age of five! She has been telling stories in public ever since.

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