Arts & Culture

Arts and culture

Nick Palmer leads the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra in its "Peace, Love & Classical" concert Saturday, November 16 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 Black Voices of Inspiration from Purdue's Black Cultural Center and actor Oliver Palmer.

Purdue Bands & Orchestras

Purdue Bands and Orchestras present six jazz bands in concert at Loeb Playhouse Friday, November 15 at 7:30 pm. Greg Kostraba spoke with Mo Trout, director of Purdue Jazz Bands about the concert, which includes the Purdue Jazz Band, Purdue Tower of Power Band, American Music Repertory Ensemble, Lab Bands I and II, and Concert Jazz Band.

Book Review: Turned On

Nov 8, 2019

It seems that most humans greatly fear the rise of machines. From Elon Musk's fears of Artificial Intelligence to presidential candidate Andrew Yang's fear of automation of American jobs. However, Turned On: Science, Sex, and Robots by Kate Devlin looks at a less bleak, potential benefit of robots. West Lafayette Library Director Nick Schenkel has the review.

"Indiana Voices in Song," which features the Lafayette Children's Choir (LCC) and voices from other Indiana children's choirs, takes place Saturday, November 9 at 3:00 pm at Faith Church on State Road 26 East in Lafayette. Greg Kostraba spoke with LCC director Colleen Green about the concert, as well as the upcoming Lafayette Children's Choir concert at Christ United Methodist Church on Saturday, November 23rd at 4.

The 20th season of the Wabash Valley Youth Symphony began Saturday, November 17th. On this month's Arts Spotlight, Director of Artistic Planning Regan Eckstein, Artistic Director Adam Bodony, and board Vice President Grady Jones spoke to WBAA's Greg Kostraba about the group’s mission, vision, and history, and the current season.

Book Review: Movie Guides

Nov 1, 2019

We have all had the moment in our lives where we cannot decide on what movie to watch. If you are the type to be browsing the internet all night looking at movie reviews, perhaps consider one of these film books. Leonard Maltin's Classic Movie Guide and New Kings of the World: Dispatches from Bollywood, Dizi and K-Pop are two very different, but knowledgable, movie guides. So grab your popcorn as West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has the review.


The Center began working with the Civic as community service. A group of men come to the theatre to help with sets and other work behind the scenes. Then a few of them auditioned and were cast in a production of A Few Good Men. 

The Tippecanoe Chamber Music Society presents its "The Colors of Brazil" concert Sunday, October 27 at 4:00 pm at St. John's Episcopal Church in downtown Lafayette. Greg Kostraba spoke with TCMS director Margot Marlatt, baritone Marcel Ramalho, and composer Allen McCullough about the concert, which includes works by José Siqueira, Jacques Ibert, and McCullough.

Book Review: Proof!

Oct 25, 2019

You may remember the days of taking geometry in high school. You may have even considered the discipline as "useless" while in fury at your hard homework. Proof! by Amir Alexander gives readers the historical proof that geometry matters more than we think. West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has the review.

Greg Kostraba

Cellist Camille Thomas joins pianist Julien Brocal for a performance Thursday, October 24 at 7:30 at Purdue's Loeb Playhouse. Greg Kostraba spoke with Camille about her career, her new cello, and the concert presented by Purdue Convocations that will include music by Brahms, Beethoven, Franck, and Messiaen.