Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture
11:23 am
Fri November 14, 2014

Lafayette Symphony Orchestra 11/15 Concert Preview

WBAA's Greg Kostraba recently sat down with Nick Palmer, Music Director of the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra to talk about the orchestra's "Shaken, Not Stirred" concert, Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Long Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Lafayette.

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Arts & Culture
7:33 am
Fri November 14, 2014

Book Review: A Guide to Bars and Nightlife in the Sacred City

Ben Wachs is a fellow whose roots are deeply local.  And a fellow who has traveled the world since growing up in Greater Lafayette. The fruits of his travels blossom forth in this wonder-filled, often fanciful collection of short stories set in often gritty urban environments around the world. This "guide" is a book worthy of frequent detours of reading pleasures.

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Arts & Culture
4:00 pm
Mon November 10, 2014

Benjamin Britten's War Requiem on WBAA-FM

Benjamin Britten and Heather Harper at rehearsals for the première of War Requiem in Coventry Cathedral 1964.

On Veteran's Day, Tuesday, November 11th, WBAA-FM will air a special program commemorating the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I and the anniversary of the death of English poet Wilfred Owen. The show, hosted by WFIU Music Director Joe Goetz, features a dazzling performance of Benjamin Britten's War Requiem presented by Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music on November 4th. The program will also include reflections on World War I and its impact from IU President Michael McRobbie and various European ambassadors, as well as music from other World War I era composers.

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Arts & Culture
6:36 pm
Fri November 7, 2014

Book Review: The Soldier's Friend: A Life of Ernie Pyle

The Soldier's Friend. What a fitting title for this biography of Indiana’s home grown, Pulitzer prize winning journalist Ernie Pyle who ended his career covering the GI's in WW II. Pyle shaped the consciousness of WW II America in the 1940's - from the foot soldiers to the folks back at the home front. Give it a read and see if you don’t agree!

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Arts & Culture
8:12 am
Fri November 7, 2014

Wabash Valley Youth Symphony 11/9 concert preview

WBAA's Greg Kostraba recently talked to the new Artistic Director of the Wabash Valley Youth Symphony, José Valencia, about Sunday's WVYS concert, which takes place Sunday at 7 at the Long Center for the Performing arts in downtown Lafayette.

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