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They are a group that have been performing since 1842. We’ll hear from maestro Bill Kisinger about Lafayette Citizens Band. Thursday night (August 8) is the final concert at Riehle Plaza with guests Organistan and Monday, September 2nd (Labor Day) is their 2019 season finale at Jefferson High School.

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Several groups and soloists join at Riehle Plaza this Fourth of July to celebrate Independence Day. WBAA's John Clare spoke with conductor William D. Kissinger about the 2019 Stars and Stripes Celebration.

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The 47th annual Indiana Fiddlers' Gathering takes place June 28-30, 2019. WBAA's John Clare speaks with Karah Rawlings, executive director about the musicians, camping, and how you can volunteer.


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Friday, May 31st, and Saturday, June 1st, Lafayette Ballet presents Giselle and Cafe Olympus. WBAA's John Clare spoke with founder and director Sandra Peticolas about the spring ballroom concert.


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While Purdue University celebrates 150 years of Giant Leaps, this year the Purdue All American Marching Band is celebrating 100 years at the Indy 500. WBAA’s John Clare spoke with Dr. Jay Gephart, director of bands at Purdue about the performance.

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What does a classical music director do on vacation? WBAA's John Clare spends a "bus driver's holiday" in Chicago for part of this week. His travels included speaking with some of the top classical musicians on Tuesday. 

First, at Northwestern University, John spoke with Giancarlo Guerrero about his return to his alma mater, and leading the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for the first time.

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The 2018-19 Season finale for the Lafayette Symphony is this Saturday. WBAA's John Clare spoke to music director Nicholas Palmer about "Rock Stars."

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This Sunday night the Wabash Valley Youth Symphony performs their spring concert at the Long Center in Lafayette. WBAA's John Clare spoke with conductor Adam Bodony, and soloists Sheena Tan and Aileen Huang about the performance.

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This Saturday the Lafayette Symphony presents Rock Stars including the winners of the annual Keller Competition. WBAA's John Clare spoke with Lily Kostraba, Song Kim, and Julia Kostraba about the concert and music.


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May 5th though 11th marks National Travel and Tourism week. In the Greater Lafayette Area, Visit Lafayette-West Lafayette is marking local sites and businesses with a Tourism Tailgate Party on Wednesday, May 8th from 4 to 7pm. WBAA's John Clare spoke with president Jo Wade, and director of communication, Sara Erickson about the event, and the impact of tourism on the community.

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