Arts & Culture

Arts and culture

Now that Facebook has filed to go public, there's a lot of reflection on how the social media site became the mammoth it is today. The site has gone through a lot of changes in its eight years. Remember when you had to have a college email address to join? Remember when you had to type "thefacebook.com"?

Author Michael Sherborne’s enthusiasm for HG Well’s life AND career is contagious.  Weaving the story of HG Wells’ life with his writing, political and intellectual activities give us a robust and multi faceted picture of the man who wrote such classics as The War of the WorldsThe Time MachineThe Invisible Man and many more.

 

Music of love, poetry and sweets will be offered at the annual "Valentines Afternoon Delight" concert presented by the Lafayette Chamber Singers on Sunday, February 12th at Lafayette's Duncan Hall.  The group's artistic director, Clayton Lein describes this musical celebration of the many moods of love.

With the Super Bowl looming, three questions are buzzing around America: Who are you pulling for; who's singing at halftime; and where are you watching the game? And if you're hosting a party, you're also asking yourself: What am I going to feed these people?

So it's a good time to highlight a basic lesson of hosting: Nothing classes up a party — even one that's focused on watching football on TV — like good cheese.

Lafayette Symphony Orchestra Lollipop Concert

Feb 2, 2012

The Lafayette Symphony will present its "Lollipop Concert" Friday evening at 7 at Lafayette's Long Center.  Nick Palmer, the orchestra's conductor, talks about this annual family-friendly event.

With February 14 only two weeks away, "This is NPR" is looking for love. NPR love, that is.

Throughout the year, guests of NPR programs (and some who weren't guests at all) have held up their support for public radio, all posted right here in the I Heart NPR series.

Listeners and fans have also shared their public radio love in every way you can imagine: during music festivals...

on sidewalks...

Super Bowl, Hoosier Style

Jan 31, 2012

To call Indiana "white bread" might seem like a put-down, until you consider two words: Wonder Bread.

Trumpet player, arranger, and big-band leader Dan Terry passed away last month at the age of 87. The Lafayette resident was a throwback to a time before rock-and-roll.

Jonathan Franzen's in the news again, this time talking about how e-books are chiseling away at the foundations of civilization as we know it. Absurd, isn't it? That the author of two of the better regarded novels of the past decade (give or take) would be concerned about how you read his books. The problem, according to Franzen, is manifold.

This is a different kind of travel memoir; those hints of European debauchery we hear murmured in print and film are to be found in these pages…the Medieval Beatrice, the isle of Capri, Lord Byron, Casanova, chastity belts, the less savory aspects of the Inquisition…… THE SINNER’S GRAND TOUR is not for every reader!  But for those who are intrigued by  “a journey through the “underbelly of Europe”, the book’s subtitle, author Tony Perrottet’s book is worth reading.

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