Arts & Culture

Arts and culture

Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon was a college student when she became involved in the Civil Rights movement in Georgia.

She spoke with WBAA's Mike Loizzo recently about her role and her message today.

Reagon's talk is Wednesday, Jan. 18, at 7 p.m. in Purdue's Loeb Playhouse.

Magnetic North is magnetic in more ways than one! Author Sara Wheeler takes us into the far north of our planet, a region that has drawn explorers from all over the world in search of fame, fortune, or a place to call home.  Responding to her own curiosity about the arctic world, Wheeler – and her reader --  finds a world of frozen landscapes, daring adventure and sometimes, warm hearts. 

In case you were hoping to get a spot on the MS Balmoral when it sails from Southampton, England, on April 8 for its "Titanic Memorial Cruise" on the 100th anniversary of that earlier ship's fateful voyage, you're too late.

It's fully booked.

But, if you're interested in sailing from New York on April 10 aboard the Amazara Journey and meeting up with the Balmoral on April 15 at 41°43'57"N, 49°56'49"W in the Atlantic Ocean — where the Titanic sank on April 15, 1912 — there are still some spots.

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We've all heard the rule: Turn off your cell phone. Well, someone broke it this week at a performance of the New York Philharmonic.

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Tippecanoe Chamber Music Society SU 1-15-12

Jan 12, 2012

A quartet of musicians will fill Lafayette’s Duncan Hall with charming chamber music on Sunday afternoon as the Tippecanoe Chamber Music Society continues its season.  The society’s artistic director and 2 of the musicians  talk about their program. 

Author and musher Karen Land will talk about her experience competing in the Iditarod Trail Race at the Monticello-Union Township Public Library. The event is Tuesday, January 10, at 6:30 p.m. at the library.

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Jan 9, 2012

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Every four years in January, Washington, D.C., plays host to the country's biggest "prom." Inaugural balls bring out happy winners, administration bigwigs and a gown — on the first lady — that will become a part of history.

An exhibition at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History displays some of those gowns. NPR Special Correspondent Susan Stamberg took her dance card to the show.

A Lafayette native is being tapped to paint the official portrait of Governor Mitch Daniels.

Richard Halstead was selected by the Indiana State Museum from a field of 43 artists.

He graduated from Lafayette Jefferson High School and is now based Evanston, Illinois, where he paints and teaches.

In his 30 years experience, Halstead has produced portraits for many institutions, including Purdue and Indiana University.

His rendering of Daniels will be completed and unveiled later this year. It will be added to the state’s historic governors’ portrait collection.

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