Arts & Culture

Arts and culture

WBAA Public Radio is proud to make available A Theatre in Your Head, a series of three radio dramas produced by Professor Rick Thomas and Purdue Theatre Sound students:

Purdue College of Liberal Arts

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.

John Clare

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.

Book Review: Sins of the Fathers

May 10, 2019

Sins of the Fathers by author Anthea Fraser is a mystery novel set in the countries of Scotland and England. The book follows three families seemingly unconnected except by the sins of their respective fathers. These sins continue to unravel into tragedy and mystery that one must read to believe. West Lafayette Library Director Nick Scheckel has the review.

Book Review: More Than True

May 3, 2019

Have you ever wondered how classic fairy tales have come to be, or what they were really trying to say? Poet Robert Bly has been asking these questions, and attempts to find an answer in his book More Than True: The Wisdom of Fairy Tales. Six tales are retold in this book, and Bly adds his own ideas on the meaning and origin of these stories. West Lafayette Library Director Nick Schenkel has the review.

The Lafayette Chamber Singers present ther season finale, O Canada! this Sunday afternoon at the Unitarian Universalist Church in West Lafayette. WBAA's John Clare spoke to conductor and founder Clayton Lein about the dazzling repertoire.

John Clare

The Art Museum of Greater Lafayette opens a new exhibit, Status: Fluid/Dynamic this month. WBAA's John Clare spoke with artist Jason Myers, a native of Logansport, about his work, showing in Indiana, and describing his style.

Book Review: Kindred (Graphic Novel)

Apr 26, 2019


Kindred is a classic 1979 novel by Octavia E. Butler. The novel has continued to gain popularity with its fascinating sci-fi exploration of slavery and racism. This graphic novel adapatiation was released last year, and was given much praise. It was a New York Times bestseller, and recieved the 2018 Eisner Award for Best Adaptation from Another Medium. West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has the review.

This weekend the Lafayette Master Chorale ends their 54th season with Best of Broadway. WBAA's John Clare spoke with guest director Eric Van Cleave about the program, leaving the Long Center, and singing styles.

Mary Flower 4/26 Concert Preview

Apr 25, 2019

Guitarist, singer/songwriter, teacher, and Delphi native Mary Flower will perform Friday evening at 7:30 at the Delphi Opera House. WBAA Acoustic Blend host Dave Samuelson spoke with Mary about her career, including the early years in her hometown.