Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture
3:50 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Love InshAllah: The Secret Love Lives of American Muslim Women

These essays written by young Muslim women take us into their everyday lives with extraordinary insights and writing skills. It is, as well,a thoughtful antidote to the fear expressed by many Americans towards those who profess Islam. Love InshAllah is a book I’m glad to recommend to your attention!

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Arts & Culture
9:30 am
Thu July 3, 2014

WBAA Arts Spotlight: Purdue Convocations

Jan Simon talks to Todd Wetzel, Director of Purdue Convocations about the organization’s mission and activities, including a preview of the upcoming 2014-2015 season.

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Arts & Culture
5:03 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

The Joy of X

Numbers…they are practical and they are magical; they are of the heavens and they are of the earth; they offer us easily grasped bounds and they move on without us with lives of their own. The Joy of X is a math book in which we can see beauty -  get to delve the mathematician's fascination with the language we know as “math”.

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Arts & Culture
5:42 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

"WBAA Jazz" begins Monday

WBAA evening jazz host Tony Mowod

Love great jazz? Soon, you‘ll be able to hear jazz on WBAA 24 hours a day! “WBAA Jazz” is a new channel that begins Monday. Tune in for your favorite hosts, Tony Mowad, Scott Hanley, Chuck Leavens and Don Seybold on 101.3 FM’s HD 2 channel. Listen online at WBAA dot org, or your iPhone, iPad or Android with our free mobile app, or with an HD radio receiver.

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Arts & Culture
2:45 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

I Wear the Black Hat

Credit amazon.com

Evil.  It’s a term that excites our pop culture and it is the topic of today’s featured title.  I found I Wear The Black Hat to be a thought provoking collection – read it and see what your review would be.

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Arts & Culture
2:42 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

Born to Sing

Tom Speaker’s imagination plants us firmly in 1950’s Chicago, at the musical intersection of church gospel and that newfangled rock n’ roll. Give Born to Sing a spin in your own favorite easy chair - and see if you too enjoy this uplifting tale of music and joy.

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Arts & Culture
4:23 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

WBAA Arts Spotlight: Indiana Fiddlers Gathering

Greg Kostraba talks to Scott Freeman, Program Director of the Indiana Fiddlers Gathering about the organization’s mission and activities, including the festival, which takes place June 27-29 at the Tippecanoe Battlefield in Battle Ground.

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Arts & Culture
2:38 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

Push For Public Pianos Passes

Cities have placed public pianos for people to play for many years. West Lafayette will soon follow suit.
Credit Joel Kramer / https://www.flickr.com/photos/75001512@N00/6987705114

West Lafayette leaders have granted a request from schoolteachers to install pianos in two outdoor locations in the city. From July 11 through July 28, the instruments will be chained to benches near the West Lafayette Public Library and Margerum Fountain.

It’s a project spearheaded by the Tippecanoe Music Teachers Association and backed by city councilwoman Vicki Burch. Burch says the city will solicit feedback on whether to expand the program in the future.

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Arts & Culture
6:10 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

Monty's Men

Field Marshall Bernard Montgomery....was – by almost all accounts - a legend is his own mind – and one of the greatest military commanders of WW II.  This is the story of the incomparable FM Montgomery and even more, the story of the British army he led, told with verve, panache, broad and deep research and a riveting story line worthy of a fine adventure novel.

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Arts & Culture
6:49 pm
Fri May 16, 2014

Giraffe Reflections

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The ancient Bushman of Africa painted the giraffes they knew as “ethereal, with legs that looked like whisps of smoke…” many thousands of years later, Dale Peterson and photographer Karl Ammann write about their encounter with giraffes in Africa. With beautiful photography and prose, this is a fitting nod to these giant and awe-inspiring beasts that have captivated humankind for thousands upon thousands of years.

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