Arts & Culture

Arts and culture

This week's feature explores children's literature through the more insightful eyes of adulthood. Nostalgically thumbing through old favorites and through new releases, author Bruce Handy presents his top ten picks with backstories on the authors and their lives at the time of publishing. West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has a review.

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This Sunday the Lafayette Master Chorale continues their 53rd season at First Baptist Church in Lafayette. WBAA's John Clare spoke with artistic director Michael Bennett about the concert A Prayer for Peace.

Learn more about the concerts here

Nick Palmer leads the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra in its annual "Holiday Pops" concert Saturday, December 16th at 7:30 at the Long Center for the Performing Arts in Lafayette. Greg Kostraba spoke with LSO Music Director Nick Palmer about the concert, which will feature actors from Civic Theater of Lafayette as well as WBAA's John Clare reading 'Twas the Night Before Christmas.

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WBAA's John Clare recently spoke with Margot Marlatt, cellist and Artistic Director of the Tippecanoe Chamber Music Society, and trumpeter Mo Trout about the next performance, Holiday Brass, Tuesday, December 12th at 7:00pm at Carnahan Hall in Lafayette.

The 13th novel in Clive Cussler's NUMA series, this week's feature takes action to new heights along the shore of Lampedusa. A power-hungry villain plans to take over the world using a new and deadly weapon called the black mist, while the NUMA team seeks his destruction through legendary means. West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has a review.

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Frank Muffin is performing the entire Beatles’ record Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band Saturday evening at Lafayette Theater. The proceeds of the night benefit Therapeion Therapeutic Riding Center in Brookston.  Therapeion provides "equine assisted programs for persons with disabilities, children who have been victims of violence or abuse, veterans with disabilities, and for youth learning life skills." WBAA's John Clare spoke to Hans and Brittany Rees from Frank Muffin about the event, including having 22 musicians on stage, and how the idea came together.

Learn more about the concert here.

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John Clare talks to Dave Broman, Executive Director of the Howard County Historical Society, about the group founded in 1916. Currently the Seiberling Mansion is decorated for the holidays through December 30, 2017.

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart doesn’t need a pop song to make him cool. His music is performed around the world! We’ll hear some new releases of the Salzburg master on today’s What’s New.

The West Lafayette Fire Department has a rich history beginning over a century ago. After the small town was ravaged by several large fires, Fire Station Number 1 and the first squad of firefighters took over to protect the growing community. Many years and fires later, administrator Beth Lane DeHahn has pieced together pictures and stories telling the bravery of the men and women of the department. West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has a review.

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WBAA's John Clare recently spoke with William Griffel, Director of Purdue Musical Organizations, about the next Purdue Christmas Show performances, Saturday, December 2nd and Sunday, December 3rd at the Elliott Hall of Music.

Find out more here.

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