Arts & Culture

Arts and culture

Andrés Forero is an Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award winning percussionist giving a clinic tonight at the Nancy T Hansen Theatre.  The free, public talk consists of a multimedia drumming demonstration and presentation about Forero’s life and career as a Broadway and studio drummer. WBAA's John Clare spoke to Forero about how all this came about.

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WBAA's John Clare recently spoke with professor Scott Pazera about the next Purdue Jazz performance, Wednesday, February 27th at 6 pm at Purdue Memorial Union.

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WBAA's John Clare recently spoke with Margot Marlatt, cellist and Artistic Director of the Tippecanoe Chamber Music Society, and soprano Carol Lechter about the next performance, Basically Bach, Sunday, March 3rd at 4:00pm at Holy Trinity Luthern Church in Lafayette.

Purdue Bands & Orchestras

The next Purdue Orchestras concerts take place this weekend. WBAA's John Clare spoke with Adam Bodony, Director of Orchestras and Assistant Professor of Music about the concerts Friday and Saturday night.

The latest from mezzosoprano superstar Joyce DiDonato deserves to be played, again and again! Songplay features Joyce with pianist Craig Terry (who helped mastermind the lush project), and four jazz musicians in standards, arias, and simply fun songs. WBAA's John Clare spoke to Joyce about the new Erato release.

Black Violin performs Thursday, February 28th at Purdue University's Loeb Playhouse at Stewart Center. WBAA's John Clare had a chance to speak with violist Wilner Baptiste about their current tour.

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Book Review: The Art Forger

Feb 22, 2019

The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro follows a young artist by the name of Claire Roth. Claire seeks fame and desperately needs a venue to hold her one woman show. As a result, she makes a deal with a powerful gallery owner to forge a famous Degas (de-gah) painting in exchange for using a venue. This particular painting had been stolen 25 years earlier, but has since been returned to the Boston studio. Things start to get puzzling as Claire realizes that this Degas is far from being the original. West Lafayette Library Director Nick Schenkel has the review.

This Sunday the Lafayette Master Chorale continues their 54th season at St. John's Episcopal Church in Lafayette. WBAA's John Clare spoke with artistic director Michael Bennett about the concert Bach Cantatas.

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WBAA's John Clare recently spoke with Dr. Mo Trout, Director of Jazz Bands, and Professor Scott Pazera about the next Purdue Jazz performance, Friday, February 22nd at 8 pm at Loeb Playhouse in Stewart Center.

Book Review: Have Dog, Will Travel

Feb 15, 2019

Have Dog, Will Travel is an autobiography of a blind poet by the name of Stephen Kuusisto. The book focuses on the newfound partnership with a guide dog that changes the author’s perspective on life. It is a spiritual journey, and allows the reader to truly see the world through Kuusisto’s blind eyes, as well as the eyes of his dog. West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has the review.