Arts & Culture

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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Arts & Culture
5:59 pm
Thu August 7, 2014

WBAA Arts Spotlight: Pianos Along Main Street

Stan Jastrzebski talks to Caryl Matthews of the Tippecanoe Piano Teachers Association about the pianos placed along Main Street in July.

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Arts & Culture
6:00 am
Wed August 6, 2014

An Art Two-fer: Playing Pianos After Painting Them

Caryl Matthews places a sign saying "Play Me" on one of the pianos that's been spray-painted by artist Zach Medler (left).
Credit Stan Jastrzebski / WBAA News

Ever try to move a piano? It’s not easy.

Last month, workers from Lafayette’s Northside Music unloaded six pianos from their trucks in a single afternoon and placed them along Lafayette’s Main Street and at two locations in West Lafayette.

It was the formal start of a public art project called Pianos For The Street, which was coordinated by the Tippecanoe Music Teachers Association and patterned after similar projects in other cities.

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Arts & Culture
7:15 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Nick Schenkel Book Reviews: The Starboard Sea

A first novel, this is one of those rare and exciting finds, marvelously capturing both the brittleness of youth culture and the soon-to-be, wanting-to-be adult personality – the bravado and the inner doubts. It's a book that features young adult characters with themes and prose that will captivate readers regardless if they are teens or adults.

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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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