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.
Vop Osilli’s earliest memories are from Nigeria at the beginning of civil war when his mother, an American, decided it was time to leave.
Carolyn Mosby tells about her start in public relations and politics at the age of 11 giving speeches for a new State Representative, her mother!
A successful writer and producer of plays and television programs, Crystal Rhodes offers advice to those who have “The call of the dream!”
Albert Colemen, a drummer like his father, reflects on playing Jazz all over the world with many of Indy’s best musicians.
Traditional values from India, raised in South Africa, and coming to America all played a role in finding a wife for Jaya Naiken.
In the 1980’s when Garry Chilluffo moved from Broad Ripple to buy a home in the decaying neighborhood of Saint Joseph’s he joined a colorful group of preservationists to save the historic houses from demolition.
A granddaughter of immigrants in Uruguay, Amparo set off for a new life in America to explore the frontier of Science. All of her worldly possessions were packed in just two suitcases.
During the blizzard of ’78 young Mark Lee stayed with his grandparents who shared the family’s love of stories, baseball, and wishes granted.
In her tale about John Hammerick, one of the most influential people in her life, Rebecca Bolinger describes the early impact of the AIDS epidemic on gay men and the people who loved them.