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What's New 10/2 Preview

58 minutes ago
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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.

   Public libraries rank only below emergency services and fire departments as the most important public service to local communities. As an establishment that has been around for centuries, public libraries have seen all facets of American culture, and has adapted with the changing times. Part Of Our Lives explores the history of the first libraries and how they came to be in almost every community around the nation.

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WBAA's John Clare recently spoke with Jay Gephart, Director of the Purdue Wind Ensemble, about their next performance, Meet the Conductor, Sunday, October 2nd at 2:30pm at the Long Center in Lafayette.

Find out more about the Meet the Conductor concert here.

Classical Music Survey

19 hours ago
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WBAA wants you...to paraphrase Uncle Sam...to vote for your favorites! Help us count down your “top ten classics” that will be played in October.  All you have to do is submit your top THREE favorite classical composers WITH the full title of the piece you most enjoy.

Bloomington Symphony Orchestra

WBAA's John Clare recently spoke with Adam Bodony, Director of Orchestras, about the next Purdue Symphony and Philharmonic Orchestra performance, Saturday, October 1 at 8 pm at the Loeb Playhouse in Purdue's Stewart Center.

Find out more about the concert here.

What's New: Steve Reich

Sep 25, 2016
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In 1994, Leonard Meyer described minimal music like this: “little sense of goal-directed motion, [minimal] music does not seem to move from one place to another. Within any musical segment there may be some sense of direction, but frequently the segments fail to lead to or imply one another. They simply follow one another.”

We’ll celebrate the 80th birthday of one of the architects of minimalism, composer Steve Reich on this episode of What’s New!

What's New 9/25 Preview

Sep 23, 2016
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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.

Steve Reich has been called  "our greatest living composer" (The New York Times), "America’s greatest living composer" (The Village VOICE), “...the most original musical thinker of our time” (The New
Yorker), and “...among the great composers of the century” (The New York Times).

Traveling books are among the most popular checked out of public libraries, and today's books are unique variations on the normal "where to go and eat" guides. Escape London is for the London traveler or native, looking for quainter locations outside the busy city. The Rough Guide to Vintage London explores the alternative spots within the city, alive with food, fashion, and culture. The combination of these books cover the traveling needs for any tourist. West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has a review. 

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Renowned filmmaker Ken Burns speaks Thursday at Purdue University as part of Purdue’s series on Corporate Citizenship and Ethics.

Ken Burns is an Emmy winning and Academy award nominated documentarian. His free talk Thursday evening, “Sharing the American Experience” will cover The Civil War, Baseball, and Jazz. He says music is just as important as the writing and images in his films.

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Renowned filmmaker Ken Burns speaks Thursday at Purdue University as part of Purdue’s series on Corporate Citizenship and Ethics.

Ken Burns is an Emmy winning and Academy award nominated documentarian. His free talk Thursday evening, “Sharing the American Experience” will cover The Civil War, Baseball, and Jazz. He says while he is used to being behind the camera, it’s not uncommon to be on stage or sharing the spotlight.

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