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: 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.

WBAA’s Greg Kostraba talks with Richard Fudge, President of Friends of Bob Live Music Co-Op. They discuss the organization’s history and purpose, and preview their next concert.

WBAA Arts Spotlight: Cinematheque for All

Feb 4, 2015

WBAA's Jan Simon talks to Steve Lincoln, host and organizer of  Cinematheque for All, a local weekly series of independent film screenings.

WBAA’s Greg Kostraba talks to Marion "Mo" Trout, Director of Jazz Studies at Purdue University, about the jazz program at Purdue. They also preview the upcoming Purdue Jazz Festival.

courtesy Art Museum of Greater Lafayette

Jan Simon talks to several members of the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette, including the museum’s Executive Director Kendall Smith, about the history of the museum and upcoming exhibits.

Greg Kostraba talks to Bill Griffel and Steve Schlenk of Purdue Musical Organizations about the history and mission of P-M-O, as well as next month’s Purdue Christmas Show.

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