Arts & Culture

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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.

As "Stories Inspired by the Sherlock Holmes Canon,"  they explore the settings, themes, and characters popularized by Arthur Conan Doyle. Edited by Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger, this collection from multiple authors showcases a wide variety of forms, eras, and adherence to source material.  West Lafayette Library Director Nick Schenkel has the review.

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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.

Book Review: The Penguin Book of Hell

May 17, 2019

For over 2 thousand years, human civilization has been obsessed with the idea of Hell. In a Penguin Classic book called The Penguin Book of Hell, author Scott G. Bruce scares readers through a history on the stories of the underground afterlife. From the Bible to the stories of Dante, this book gives a comprehensive look at the Underworld. West Lafayette Library Director Nick Schenkel has the review.  

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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."

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:

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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.


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.

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