WBAA Arts Spotlight

1st Wednesday of each month

The prominence of numerous artists and musicians in the Greater Lafayette and surrounding communities not only makes our community a wonderful place to live, but a great place to move to and stay. Art is frequently called upon to demonstrate that it leads to gains in other areas; economic growth, better test scores and overall educational improvements and stronger, safer communities. Art is an integral part of our human culture and should be celebrated, which is why in 2014 WBAA launched the a monthly series called the WBAA Arts Spotlight. 

This program, which features fine and performing arts organizations in Greater Lafayette and surrounding areas, airs the first Wednesday of every month on WBAA News on AM 920 and 101.3 FM at 7:51 a.m. and again at 6:21 p.m. Podcasts are also created and archived here for on-demand listening at your convenience. 

If you have any events, exhibits or other information that you think might be of interest to this program, please let us know by contacting us at arts@wbaa.org. You can also always submit your event to our events calendar, which is visited frequently by our listeners and from which WBAA draws its public service announcements.

lafayetteballet.org

John Clare talks to Lafayette Ballet’s Director Sandra Peticolas about the ballet’s activities this season, including the Nutcracker!

Monty Sloan

Wolf Park is nestled two miles north of Battle Ground, a small town about 12 miles north of Lafayette. The park is dedicated to behavioral research, education and conservation.

John Clare spoke with Katy Judd, event coordinator at Wolf Park, about the organization and the upcoming Santa at Wolf Park.

from facebook.com/Tippecanoe-Chamber-Music-Society-134825202760/

Tippecanoe Chamber Music Society, dedicated to fostering and promoting high quality chamber music in the region, celebrates 20 years this season.

John Clare spoke to TCMS Founder (and WBAA Content Director!) Greg Kostraba and executive director and cellist Margot Marlatt about the origins of the group, and what to expect this year!


http://www.lafayettesymphony.com/

John Clare talks to Lafayette Symphony Orchestra’s Music Director Nick Palmer about the L-S-O’s activities this season, including concerts and educational activities.

Find out more about the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra here.

John Clare

Art on the Wabash, a juried art fair, takes place Sunday, September 25 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at Tapawingo Park in West Lafayette.

John Clare spoke to City of West Lafayette Greenspace Administrator Beverly Shaw and artist Carolyn Cason about the fair, and what to expect this year!


John Clare

WBAA’s John Clare talks with Erin Easter and Mark Molter, organizing members of the Uptown Jazz And Blues Festival in Lafayette. They’ll discuss this year's musical acts, what you can expect to eat and drink, and how it has grown over the last 11 years.

The Uptown Jazz & Blues Festival is Lafayette’s last summer festival of the year. There is "cool jazz, smoking hot blues, and the smell of barbecue" as festival goers meet at the Historic Fifth Street Market District.

John Clare

John Clare talks to Todd Wetzel, Executive Director of Purdue Convocations about the organization’s mission and activities, including a preview of the upcoming 2016-2017 season.

Learn more about Convos and their new season here.

John Clare

WBAA’s John Clare talks with David Long, who is the chairman of the Crawfordsville Strawberry Festival in Crawfordsville. They’ll discuss this year's events, advice on parking, and what it means to Montgomery County.

The festival runs Friday June 10th through Sunday, June 12th. Learn more about the 2016 Crawfordsville Strawberry Festival here.

John Clare

WBAA’s John Clare talks with Jim Bodenmiller and Katie Nielsen, volunteers with the Round The Fountain Art Fair in Lafayette. They talk about the 43 years of art, the permanent collection, and what's new this year.

 

Learn more about Round The Fountain Art Fair 2016 here.

from thejazzclub.org

WBAA’s John Clare talks with Don Seybold, Inside Jazz host and co-founder of The Jazz Club in Lafayette. They’ll discuss the series, a new scholarship and preview a concert Sunday, April 10th.

Learn more about The Jazz Club here.

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