Arts & Culture

Arts and culture

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.

Purdue University photo/Mark Simons

This Sunday afternoon, Purdue Jazz Bands play the annual Jazz on the Hill concert at 2pm. WBAA's John Clare found out more from director Mo Trout.

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Harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani will perform Thursday and Friday nights at Duncan Hall for Purdue Convocations. WBAA's John Clare spoke with Esfahani about travel, repertory, and audiences.

Book Review: Angela's Quilt Arrived Today

Apr 19, 2019

Angela's Quilt Arrived Today is a collection of poems and essays written by the late Kathy Mayer. Mayer was a Lafayette, Indiana, journalist, freelance writer, and feminist who wrote about moments that touched her heart—memories, discoveries, family, and nature. The book weaves together Mayer's poetry and essays to commemorate her legacy. It is a sampling of her efforts, drawing on experiences when she grew up and lived in Albuquerque, where she graduated from the University of New Mexico, and from her later years in Lafayette.

The Austalian Chamber Orchestra ends it's 2019 tour in Indiana Sunday night. WBAA's John Clare spoke to director Richard Tognetti about the tour, meals on the road, and the endurance of Beethoven.

Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven are on the program tonight at The Palladium in Carmel. Learn more here.

Book Review: Sea People

Apr 12, 2019

The great islands of Polynesia are dispersed far across the pacific ocean from Hawaii to New Zealand. How did the very early Polynesians get to these places without metal tools or writing? How could they have known about these islands at all? In her book, Sea Peoples: The Puzzle of Polynesia, author Christina Thompson delves deep into these questions that have puzzled anthropologists, geographers, and others since the eightenthenth century. West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has the review.