Arts & Culture

Arts and culture

Book Review: Lawn Boy

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Jonathon Evison's Lawn Boy is the story of Mike Munoz, a 23 year old Chicano from Washington state. Mike has a unique passion for landscaping and, despite being fired from his most recent job, is determined to achieve his goal at becoming a true lawn care professional. West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has the review. 

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WBAA's John Claree recently spoke with Margot Marlatt, Executive Director, about the next Tippecanoe Chamber Music Society performance, Sunday, October 14 at 4 pm at St. John's Episcopal Church.

Find out more about the concert here.

Alisha Sims Photography

WBAA's John Clare recently spoke with Nick Palmer from the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra about their concert Saturday, October 13th at 7:30 pm at the Long Center for the Performing Arts.

Find out more about the concert here.

John Cleary

Air, Land, and Sea is the program of the Gold and Black Bands at Purdue University. WBAA's John Clare recently spoke with Douglas Flecther from Purdue Bands about the concert Sunday, October 14th at 2:30 pm at the Long Center for the Performing Arts.

Find out more about the concert here.

Kathryn Matter (purdueexponent.org)

The Tower of Power (TOP) Band and Lab Jazz Bands I & II perform this Friday evening at Loeb Playhouse. The diverse program is led by Scott Pazera and Mo Trout. WBAA’s John Clare spoke to Pazera and Trout about the performance.

Find out more about the concert here.

Book Review: Cherry

Oct 5, 2018

Cherry by first time author Nico Walker is a dark, graphic and brutally honest story of a young man and his unique path in life. The narrator recounts his journey through adulthood, from meeting the love of his life in college to serving as a medic in Afghanistan to his post-war career of robbing banks. West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has the review. 

Decca

Twenty one years ago, violinist Hilary Hahn hit the classical scene with Plays Bach on Sony Classical. Now a superstar performer, Hahn returns on Decca Classics to finish the cycle of solo violin works by Johann Sebastian Bach: Solo Sonatas 1 and 2, plus the Partita No. 1. WBAA Music Director spoke with Hilary about the new release, and why it's the right time to release Hilary Hahn Plays Bach.

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Chancel Players present Pilgrim’s Progress in October. For over 40 years, Chancel Players of Lafayette have produced thought provoking plays with moral and ethical focus from the Judeo-Christian perspective. Relying on good scripts, acting and directing, they often require little staging, and use of minimal settings/costumes. WBAA’s John Clare spoke with board member Ralph Rohrer about the group and their season.

Letters About Literature is a reading and writing contest for students in grades 4-12. Students read one of their favorite written works and then write a letter to the author, describing how the work has affected them personally. The book Letters About Literature features letters penned by the contests 2017 winners. West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has the review. 

Mark Simons/Purdue University

WBAA's Greg Kostraba recently spoke with Jay Gephart and Jonathan Sweet from Purdue Bands about their concert Sunday, September 30 at 2:30 pm at the Long Center for the Performing Arts.

Find out more about the concert here.

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