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.

WBAA Arts Spotlight: Delphi Opera House

Mar 2, 2016
Delphi Opera House original entrance
John Clare

WBAA’s John Clare talks with Sara Daly Brosman, who runs the Delphi Opera House in Delphi. They’ll discuss the history of the venue and preview some of the upcoming concerts.

Learn more about the Delphi Opera House here.

WBAA’s Jan Simon talks with Kim Murray of Greater Lafayette Commerce about two events this weekend that will kick off the holiday season.

WBAA’s Greg Kostraba talks with Adam Bodony, Interim Orchestra Conductor at Purdue. They discuss Purdue's orchestra program and preview this season’s concerts.

WBAA’s Greg Kostraba talks with Michael Bennett, who runs the Noontime Concert and Luncheon Series at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Lafayette. They’ll discuss the history of the series and preview this season’s concerts.

Jan Simon talks with Steve Koehler, Managing Director of Civic Theater of Greater Lafayette, who previews the upcoming season and offers a look at the theater’s learning opportunities for children.

WBAA Arts Spotlight: West Lafayette Musicale

Aug 5, 2015

Jan Simon talks with two guests from the West Lafayette Musicale about its 100-year history and ongoing mission to support young musicians.

Jan Simon talks with Larry Paarlberg, Executive Director of the General Lew Wallace Study and Museum about the author of Ben Hur, upcoming events, and the restoration of the Study and Museum.

WBAA’s Greg Kostraba talks to Bill Kissinger, Musical Director of the Lafayette Citizens Band, about the history and activities of the band. They also preview concerts this summer, including the Stars and Stripes Concert.

WBAA’s Greg Kostraba talks with Clayton Lein, of the Lafayette Chamber Singers. They’ll discuss the organization’s origins and history, and preview their concert this weekend.

WBAA Arts Spotlight: Haan Mansion Museum

Apr 2, 2015
courtesy Haan Mansion Museum

Jan Simon talks with Flo Caddell (kuh-DELL), Executive Director of the Haan Mansion Museum and founding board member Ellie (ELL-ee) Haan (HAHN), about the museum’s history, collections and upcoming events.

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