Arts & Culture

Arts and culture

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.

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Sixteen-year-old Sarah Kelley just wants to dance with her friends underneath the moonlight, but what she finds in the dark of night is sinister and strange. Hoosier author Aaron Galvin constructs a chilling tale of the aftermath of the Salem witch trials in his historical thriller, Salem's Vengeance. West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has a review of the first book in Galvin's Salem Trilogy.

The L.S. Ayres department store was a keystone of Indianapolis for more than a hundred years before its branch stores closed their doors in 2006. Ayres was known for its decadent tea room, ornate window displays, and collection of high-end women's fashion. Author Kenneth Turchi fondly traces the long history of the store in his book L.S. Ayres and Company: The Store at the Crossroads of America. West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has this review. 

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 recently sat down with Beth Hill from the Tippecanoe Music Teachers Association and her student Christopher Heern to talk about the Monster Concert, Thursday, June 4 at 7:00 p.m. at the Long Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Lafayette.

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