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WBAA's John Clare recently spoke with the Wabash Valley Youth Symphony's guest soloists Carol Letcher, mezzo and Jackie Zhou, flute performing in the next WVYS concert, Sunday evening at 7 at the Long Center for the Performing Arts.

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WBAA's John Clare recently spoke with Margot Marlatt, cellist and Artistic Director of the Tippecanoe Chamber Music Society, and clarinetist Kate Wright about the next performance, Connections, Sunday, February 18th at 4:00pm at Purdue University's Fowler Hall in West Lafayette.

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Nick Palmer leads the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra in its annual "Lollipop" concert Friday, February 9th at 7:00 at the Long Center for the Performing Arts in Lafayette. John Clare spoke with LSO Music Director Nick Palmer about the concert, which will feature Julie Baumann from Civic Theater of Lafayette in Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf.

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The next concert from the Lafayette Chamber Singers is Sunday afternoon, February 11th, and features selections for Valentine’s Day. Artistic Director Clayton Lein says it was a pleasure to put the program together, and features not only a wide range of selections, but music for ensemble and soloists. WBAA’s John Clare spoke to Lein about “Afternoon Delight” in the WBAA studios.

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The Lafayette Writers’ Studio was founded by Melissa Fraterrigo “to create a comfortable, nurturing environment in our community where writers of all levels could go to hone their craft, find support, and improve their work.” Thursday will begin the 2018 series of classes starting with “New Year, New Writing: Goal-Setting and Submission Gathering” at Matchbox Coworking Studio. WBAA’s John Clare spoke to Fraterrigo about creativity, writing, and who should attend.


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Guitarist Jiji is a young performer and composer who plays diverse styles and creates amazing sound worlds. The First Prize Winner of the 2016 CAG Victor Elmaleh International Competition, she performs Friday night in Loeb Playhouse for Purdue Convocations. WBAA's John Clare spoke to Jiji about her program and her guitar(s).

Learn more about the program here.

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The Delphi Opera House has an eclectic weekend of entertainment with the Funtastics Variety Show. Magician Bob Poynter emcees an old-fashioned variety show with regional artists including professional performers and up-and-coming talent. WBAA's John Clare spoke to Poynter and Thea Strand about the event.

Learn more about the shows here.

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This week sees the opening of the 28th annual Purdue Jazz Festival. Over 115 jazz bands from middle schools and high schools across the Midwest will compete on Saturday, January 20, 2018.

John Beasley’s MONK’estra headlines a concert on Friday, January 19 at 8:00 p.m. in Loeb Playhouse. WBAA's John Clare spoke to Beasley about the event.

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The Sixty Square Inches Small Print Exhibition continues today for the 19th time, a tradition that began in 1977!  This exhibit presents a current review of North American printmakers working within a format of 60 square inches in image area.  It was juried by printmaker and guest artist Monika Meler, associate professor at the Univeristy of the Pacific, along with Liz Erlewine, director and head curator for Purdue University Galleries.

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It's a new winter and Christmas-inspired album on Decca Classics that has music for choir, piano and strings, with performances by the Choir of Royal Holloway, 12 Ensemble and composer/pianist Ola Gjeilo. WBAA's John Clare spoke with Gjeilo about Winter Songs.

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