Arts & Culture

Arts and culture

WBAA's Greg Kostraba recently sat down with Nick Palmer, Music Director of the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra to talk about the orchestra's "Shredding with the Symphony" concert, Saturday, May 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the Long Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Lafayette.

The 42nd Annual Round the Fountain Art Fair takes place Saturday, May 23rd from 9 am to 4:30 pm on Courthouse Square in downtown Lafayette. Keith Austin, who sits on the committee for the art fair, recently talked to WBAA’s Jan Simon about the event.

WBAA's Greg Kostraba recently talked to the Wabash Valley Youth Symphony's Artistic Director José Valencia, and two graduating seniors from the orchestra, about the next WVYS concert, Sunday evening at 7 at the Long Center for the Performing arts in downtown Lafayette.

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Purdue currently has a “Dean of Students,” as many colleges do. But in the early part of the 20th Century, it had a “Dean of Women” – a position held, in succession, by several women who shaped both the job and the way female students were seen at the school.

That position is the subject of Angie Klink’s book “The Dean’s Bible,” which itself is the subject of this week’s book review by West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel.

The Bach Chorale Singers will present their 50th Anniversary Finale concert Saturday evening at 7:30 at St. Boniface Church in Downtown Lafayette. The Bach Chorale’s Artistic Director Michelle Louer recently sat down with WBAA's Jan Simon to talk about the concert.

The Tippecanoe Chamber Music Society will collaborate with Indy Baroque Sunday afternoon at 4 at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Downtown Lafayette. TCMS Executive Director Margot Marlatt and harpsichordist Tom Gerber from Indy Baroque recently joined WBAA’s Greg Kostraba in our studios for a preview.

WBAA’s Greg Kostraba talks with Clayton Lein, of the Lafayette Chamber Singers. They’ll discuss the organization’s origins and history, and preview their concert this weekend.

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Unexpectedly in 2012, former Navy SEAL Eric Greitens heard from a former colleague, who was struggling without a sense of purpose, plagued by PTSD, and masking his pain with heavy drinking. As they corresponded every day, Greitens set down his thoughts on what it takes to build resilience in our lives.

These letters, drawing on both his own experience and wisdom from ancient and modern thinkers have been gathered and edited into a guidebook.

This weekend, Purdue Bands & Orchestras will give three concerts in Purdue’s Elliott Hall of Music. WBAA’s Greg Kostraba has a preview.

The books we choose to keep and display—let alone read—can say a lot about who we are and how we see ourselves.

In My Ideal Bookshelf, 100 leading cultural figures, including writers, artists, designers, critics, filmmakers, chefs, and architects, reveal the books that matter to them most.

These books reflect their personalities, dreams and ambitions, and in some cases helped them find their way in the world.