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Quelque Chose performance

Dec 16, 2011

The trio Quelque Chose will perform music for violin, horn and piano Sunday (Dec. 18) at 2:30 p.m. in Lafayette's Duncan Hall.

WBAA's Jan Simon spoke with the group's pianist, Greg Kostraba, for more information on their program.

You can find more information HERE.

It was a truce called by the soldiers themselves at Christmas on December 25, 1914.  Amidst the slaughter and filth that was trench warfare during WWI, British and German soldiers themselves halted the war so that each could celebrate peace on earth and good will to men for one special day.

Also recommended: Silent Night: The Story of the World War I Christmas Truce by Stanley Weintraub

Lafayette Chamber Singers Holiday concert

Dec 14, 2011

Lafayette Chamber Singers is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.  The group will open a new season Sunday (Dec.  18) at 3 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church in West Lafayette with the holiday concert “Owt of Your Slepe”.

WBAA's Jan Simon recently spoke with Clayton Lein,  the group’s Artistic Director, who provided a comprehensive overview of Sunday’s program, which spans several centuries and diverse musical cultures. 

It's standard practice for theaters to request that patrons turn off their electronic devices before a show begins, and common courtesy for theater-goers to oblige ... until now.

Some theaters have started to offer special "tweet seats" from which audience members can follow a play-by-play thread of information about a performance and share their own insights.

"To tweet or not to tweet is a question that many performing arts organizations have wrestled with [for] the past few years," says Chris Pinelo of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO).

This interview was originally broadcast on April 20, 2011. The Cave of Forgotten Dreams is now available on DVD and Blu-ray.

In 1994, three French cave explorers discovered hundreds of prehistoric paintings and engravings on the walls of the Chauvet Cave in southern France.

Carbon dating has since shown that the depictions of rhinoceroses, lions, cave bears, horses, bison, mammoths and other animals are between 30,000 and 32,000 years old.

Discussion: The Year In Music, 2011

Dec 8, 2011

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Peppermint Cheesecake

Dec 6, 2011

Peppermint Cheesecake


  • 20 vanilla sandwich cookies

  • 3 tablespoons melted butter   


We The Animals

Dec 2, 2011

We the Animals, a debut novel by Justin Torres.  The book is narrated by the youngest of three sons as chapter by chapter they 'tear' their way through childhood.

Purdue Black Cultural Center's Bomba de Loiza

Nov 29, 2011

WBAA's Mike Loizzo talks with Bill Caise, assistant director of the Purdue Black Cultural Center & Twana Harris, the center's artist-in-residence, about the Black Cultural Center's fall festival: Bomba de Loiza, which explores the Afro-Latin culture.  The show is Friday (Dec. 2) 7-10 p.m. at Loeb Playhouse at Purdue's Stewart Center. More information is HERE.