One of the greatest improvisers in jazz history, Art Tatum also set the standard for technical dexterity with his classic 1933 recording of "Tea for Two." Nearly blind, Tatum's artistic vision and ability made him an icon of jazz piano; a musician whose impact will be felt for generations to come. The Toledo native was mostly self-taught, but did receive some formal piano training at the Toledo School of Music.
The Creative Life reveals how four extraordinary people used their drive and imaginations to forge long and productive lives. The Arts are at the forefront of each of their individual experiences as Olga Boone and Marie Vogt share their stories and love of dance, Jon Hendricks talks about jazz and Ellen Wilt explains her journey as a visual artist. Although each has a unique background, they all have one thing in common—their passion for their art. Their stories show us how they have created lives that keep them inspired.
From the moment the first spade of dirt was overturned at groundbreaking ceremonies on October 1, 2007, sports and special event fans in our region were about to enter a thrilling new era.
WGTE's original production, Arena: Building Community follows the progress of the state-of-the-art, environmentally-friendly facility in downtown Toledo, beginning with the demolition of the venerable east-side sports arena and continuing through the new Arena's opening weeks in October 2009.Read more