Arts & Culture

Arts and culture

John Clare

This Sunday, artists from around the region feature their work at Tapawingo Park in West Lafayette for Art on the Wabash. Committee Chair Kathy Atwell joined artist Lisa Walsh and WBAA's John Clare in the studios to discuss the 14th annual event.

Mark Sheldon

WBAA's Greg Kostraba recently spoke with Mark Ortwein, who will be featured with the Mark Ortwein Jazztet on the final concert of the WBAA/Delphi Opera House Fall Concert Series Sunday, September 22 at 3 pm.

Book Review: Middle-Earth

Sep 13, 2019

What mythical beings eat six meals a day, live in underground homes, and are about two or four feet tall? If you instantly knew the answer was Hobbits then the coffee book Middle Earth: Journeys in Myth and Legend by Donato Giancola may be the perfect read for you. West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has the review.

John Clare

Coming up Friday, September 20th, The Vivaldi Project plays a program at Delphi Opera House in collaboration with WBAA. Host John Clare featured the trio this last summer in a special preview.

Book Review: Rolling in Dough

Sep 6, 2019

Would you ever leave a safe, well-paying job and risk everything to start a doughnut shop with your family? That’s what Purdue Professor Glen Sparks’ family did as is told in his memoir Rolling in Dough. A family-run small business making doughnuts sounds like the American dream, but, as Sparks tells us, every business has its costs. West Lafayette Library Director Nick Schenkel has the review.

John Clare

This month, WBAA partners with Delphi Opera House for three concerts with classical, jazz, and folk music. WBAA's John Clare has The Vivaldi Project in the studio for a special preview.

Book Review: The Taiga Syndrome

Aug 30, 2019

Not many books can say they are of the "Metaphysical, existential, fairy-tale inspired, detective-mystery genre," however The Taiga Syndrome by Cristina Rivera Garza is one of those books. Filled with fascinating, philosophical curiosities and events that blur the line between fantasy and reality, this is a book unlike any other. West Lafayette Library Director Nick Schenkel has the review.

Book Review: A Murder Unmentioned

Aug 23, 2019

It's the winter holidays 1933, the hottest time of the year in a small town of Australia. However, the temperature isn't the only thing heating up as a local murder left unresolved for over a decade has new evidence. This brings our main character, Rowly, into suspicion, as his abusive father was the victim. Will Rowly and his brother prove his innocence? That's the question in A Murder Unmentioned by Sulari Gentill. West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has the review.

Anna Ridler

Monday, August 19th marks the opening of Ringel Gallery in Stewart Center with "Dreaming, Automated: Deep Learning, Data Sets, and Decay." The exhibit features artsist Anna Ridler and runs through September 27th. WBAA's John Clare spoke with Erika Kvam about the show.

Book Review: In the Valleys of the Noble Beyond

Aug 16, 2019

The Great Bear Rainforest is the largest intact temperate rainforest in the world. According to local residents, the mythical sasquatch is a well-known creature of the woods. Author John Zada compiles their stories and more into In the Valleys of the Noble Beyond.