Arts & Culture

Arts and culture

The Lafayette Symphony and Kentucky Opera will join forces to perform Mozart’s comic opera “The Marriage of Figaro” Saturday, November 21st at 7:30 p.m. at the Long Center, 111 N. 6th Street in downtown Lafayette. LSO Music Director Nick Palmer previews the performance with WBAA's Greg Kostraba.

   Throughout time, punishment for crimes has been a part of our world, in almost every culture. The death penalty came in many forms: public hanging, stoning, burning at the stake. Because of the seemingly gruesome and unnecessary cruelty of past methods, enter the electric chair and its promise of eliminating "cruel and unusual punishment". In Old Sparky, Galvin explores the detailed history of how the chair became part of our legal system, and discusses both the positive and negative implications it has on society's views of capital punishment.

The Lafayette Chamber Singers will be in performance Sunday, November 15th at 3 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church in West Lafayette. Artistic Director Clayton Lein previews the concert, titled “Cold Winter’s Ice Is Fled,” with WBAA's Greg Kostraba.

  Matthew Prior has a life as unfortunate as it gets. After quitting his job and losing his family's savings on a sunk website, he desperately scrambles to salvage his marriage, career, and home. While The Financial Lives of the Poets seems incredibly dismal, reviewers have described Jess Walter's story as terribly funny, relatable, and simply a good time. West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has  a review.  

  Pop culture is an obsession. Music, in particular, is even more so; we love to hear new songs, new bands, anything that grabs our attention and is easy to sing along to. But sometimes we forget the long and arduous process of putting those seemingly simple songs together. Rachel has collected interviews with some of the UK's greatest songwriters, letting readers delve into the unknown world behind the microphone. West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has a review.