Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture
7:30 am
Fri September 5, 2014

Book Review: If Mayors Ruled the World

If Mayors ruled the world we’d be much better served- no matter how large a population is involved, Mayor-led  government, in the end as in the beginning, is about filling potholes in the street – not so much ideology as practical “how do I get this done” government.  That’s the thesis of this international look at why local government might just be the nexus for all government in the coming decades.

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Arts & Culture
12:08 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

WBAA Arts Spotlight: Lafayette Symphony Orchestra

Greg Kostraba talks to Lafayette Symphony Orchestra’s Executive Director Sara Mummey and Music Director Nick Palmer about the L-S-O’s activities this season, including concerts

and educational activities.

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Arts & Culture
7:20 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Book Review: In The Country of Men

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The unnamed North African nation is a state of being more than a country, a story without borders or time told in this emotionally moving tale through the eyes of a man remembering a summer of his boyhood when his family and the world he knew was torn apart by revolution.  Nominated for a Mann Booker Prize In The Country of Men will be the featured book in our new Fall Muslim Journeys Book Discussion at the West Lafayette Public Library on Thursday, August 28, 2014.

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Arts & Culture
5:03 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

Delphi Opera House Receives $200,000 Donation

A mock-up of the front of the opera house, with the names of donors whose money has been pledged to refurbish specific parts of the structure.
Credit Stan Jastrzebski / WBAA News

The stairs up to the third floor performance space in the Delphi Opera House creak and bend as construction crews walk up and down them. A curving stairwell to what once was balcony seating features a narrow corridor strewn with dust and peeling paint. It’s not hard to see the building needs more than four million dollars in improvements. But on Wednesday, community leaders announced they’d received another $200,000 chunk of that.

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Arts & Culture
2:57 pm
Fri August 8, 2014

Book Review: No Graves As Yet

One hundred years ago this month Sir Edward Grey wrote "The lamps are going out all over Europe, we shall not see them lit again in our life-time" as the First World War began. 

Novelist Anne Perry takes us deep into the British psyche that fateful summer of 1914 with this murder-mystery where we meet characters whose idyllic lives at Cambridge University are torn apart by murder, deceit and the looming darkness of continental war. 

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