Arts & Culture

Arts and culture

Lafayette Master Chorale

The Lafayette Master Chorale, soloists, and orchestra perform Handel's Messiah Saturday, December 21 at 7:30pm at St. Boniface Church in downtown Lafayette. WBAA's Greg Kostraba spoke to Music Director and conductor Michael Bennett about the performance.

Book Review: Because Internet

Dec 13, 2019

Lol this book is str8 vibin. Havin trouble understandin internet lingo? Want 2 c an academic view of interweb terms? Look @ Because Internet by Gretchen McCulloch. It might hav u roflol! West Laffayette Library Director Nick Schenkel has the review :)

Nick Palmer leads the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra in its "Holidays Around the World" concert Saturday, December 14 at 7:30 at the Long Center for the Performing Arts in Lafayette. Greg Kostraba spoke with LSO Music Director Nick Palmer about the concert, which will feature the holiday selections from across the globe, including Japan, the Philippines, and Liberia. The LSO will be joined in Highland Cathedral by Lafayette's own 42nd Royal Highlanders Band of Music.

Book Review: The Odyssey (Emily Wilson)

Dec 6, 2019

Has your doctor been telling you to eat a more Mediterranean diet? Has it been difficult? Perhaps reading the classic Greek tale The Odyssey will get you in the right mood. The praised translation by Emily Wilson is this years "Big Read" in Greater Lafayette. So, not only could this book help inspire a new diet it could help foster your reading chops in the community! West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has the review.

P.S. As mentioned in this episode, Emily Wilson will visit Purdue today! Click here for details.

Lafayette Ballet Company

The Lafayette Ballet Company presents the 30th Anniversary performance of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker the first weekend in January. On this month's Arts Spotlight, Artistic Director Sandra Peticolas spoke to WBAA's Greg Kostraba about what makes each performance unique.

Carly Rosenberger / WBAA News

Joe Barry Carroll’s appreciation for art isn’t anything new—he began accumulating a collection of artworks after receiving his first NBA check in 1980. In an effort to understand an artist’s process, he picked up a paintbrush himself a little more than five years ago, and he’s been hooked ever since.

The Lafayette Chamber Singers present their first concert of the season, Moderns & Others Sunday, November 24 at 3 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church in West Lafayette. WBAA's Greg Kostraba spoke to conductor and founder Clayton Lein about the music, which includes songs by three local composers.

Book Review: Five Windows

Nov 22, 2019

A work-at-home book publisher witnesses three nearby houses burn down in his suburban San Francisco neighborhood. A mystery unravels as this main character becomes more concerned with the events surrounding him. This is the Hitchcockian story of Five Windows by Jon Roemer. West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has the review.

Purdue Bands & Orchestras

Purdue Orchestras present two concerts this weekend at the Long Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Lafayette. Adam Bodony and Jay Gephart respectively direct the Purdue Symphony and String Orchestras Friday, November 22 at 8pm. Saturday, November 23 at 8pm, Maestro Bodony leads the Purdue Philharmonic Orchestra in concert with guest violinist Chloe Trevor. Greg Kostraba spoke with Asistant Professor and Director of Orchestras Adam Bodony about the programs.

Book Review: Real Talk About LGBTQIAP

Nov 15, 2019

We have all had our secret questions on the nature of human sexuality, gender identity, and biological sex in this day in age. The book entitled Real Talk About LGBTQIAP is a written conversation aiming to answer your concerns and curiosities. From bathroom laws to freedom of speech, this book covers everything you could think of with anecdotal and academic research. West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has the review.