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What's New: Cello

5 hours ago
Decca / Harald Hoffmann

Jean-Louis Duport played the cello. The sweetness and beauty of his tone is said to have surprised Voltaire, who supposedly quipped, "Monsieur Duport, you will make me believe in miracles, for I see that you can turn an ox into a nightingale."

We’ll hear from cellists Matt Haimovitz, Jennifer Kloetzel, Caroline Stinson, Kate Dillingham, and Alisa Weilerstein – all could be miracle workers according to Voltaire’s summation – on today’s What’s New!

  The much-anticipated eighth part of the Harry Potter saga is released on July 31. The story begins nineteen peaceful years after the Battle at Hogwarts, where Harry and Ginny are saying goodbye to their children on their way to school. Although in script-form, the next addition is full of the same intricate dilemmas, light humor, and magic that are characteristic of the seven novels that came before. West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has a review.

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Actor Edmund Gwenn – Kris Kringle from Miracle on 34th Street – is supposed to have said on his deathbed, “Yes, dying is tough, but not as tough as comedy.”

  Often, what makes a great horror novel is the notion that the characters and situations are easily perceived as possible. An unseen, lurking evil that seems to exist only for you - that is a fear we all can relate to when we find ourselves in a place alone.  The Sorrows bring those fears to life with characters temporarily residing on an abandoned island for musical inspiration. The building suspense throughout the novel grips readers, as Johnathan Janz makes his writing debut. West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has a review.

What's New 7/17 Preview

Jul 12, 2016
PeterSchickele.com

A new program airs Sunday nights on WBAA Classical: What's New. Host John Clare features new music, new releases, and interesting guests. Hear a special preview of this week's What's New, and let us know what you think.

Peter Schickele will be 81 years young Sunday, July 17th. He's a composer who also "discovered" P.D.Q. Bach. Schickele says:

Harry Potter 7/30 Event

Jul 12, 2016
Barnes & Noble

Grab your wand and join WBAA for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at Tippecanoe Mall Barnes and Noble Saturday, July 30th!

Wizarding activities and games start at 8pm, and the book release is at midnight. A Muggle Wall will feature your memories of Harry Potter, and costumes are encouraged.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit WBAA. It’s Harry Potter and the Cursed Child countdown July 30th at 8pm.  Wingardia Leviosa!

  Over time, the greats of past generations can be forgotten without a trace. John T. McCutcheon, a Lafayette native and highly successful cartoonist, seems to be one of those whose contributions during the Great Depression are largely lost. Author Tony Garel-Frantzen hopes to bring his legacy back, documenting his small-town upbringings and his path to prestige in the big city of Chicago. With diary pieces by McCutcheon and original material from the author, the journey to fame is presented for new audiences to appreciate the history of Indiana's own.

What's New: Piano

Jul 7, 2016
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The piano is a remarkable instrument. Composer Robert Schumann once said, “You write to become immortal, or because the piano happens to be open, or you've looked into a pair of beautiful eyes.” Grammy Award winner and actress Alicia Keys shared: “When I had nothing else, I had my mother and the piano. And you know what? They were all I needed.”

What's New 7/10 Preview

Jul 6, 2016
Xun Wang

A new program airs Sunday nights on WBAA Classical: What's New. Host John Clare features new music, new releases, and interesting guests. Hear a special preview of this week's What's New, and let us know what you think.

One new release we'll play includes a rare concerto for Piano, Strings, and Timpani by Galina Ustvolskaya. Galina wrote:

John Clare

John Clare talks to Todd Wetzel, Executive Director of Purdue Convocations about the organization’s mission and activities, including a preview of the upcoming 2016-2017 season.

Learn more about Convos and their new season here.

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