Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture
6:00 am
Thu January 10, 2013

A Celebration of Haitian Art

The first thing you’ll probably notice about the exhibit is the art of Haiti is full of color – on the canvas, in the bead-adorned flags, and covering the paper machete pieces. But when you begin to really study the art, you take away something different.

“When you look into it," says Lorie Amick, "there’s an awful lot of really serious, heavy, sorrowful topics that are still depicted with these bright colors, which I find really fascinating.”

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Arts & Culture
6:00 am
Tue January 8, 2013

Sugar Cream Tassies

What's your game day routine? Whether you watch the Colts or Bears or another NFL team, you probably have some ritual of where you watch the game and with whom. Another important item is the food you eat.

Scott Hutcheson has some general rules about the perfect game-time snack.

Sugar Cream Tassies

Crust

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour

Filling

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Arts & Culture
12:15 pm
Wed January 2, 2013

Titanic Sinks!

One hundred years after the Titanic sank here is a close-up, contemporary – and slightly fictionalized - look at this most majestic state of the art of travel in pre war Europe.  We still marvel at the Titanic’s story – and at the hubris of those who financed, built, and steered her on that maiden voyage.  Here is the story of the people who built, financed, and traveled on her maiden, and last, voyage.

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Arts & Culture
8:43 pm
Fri December 21, 2012

Sketchtravel

Five years in the making, over 70 artists around the world involved with its production.  This is a book you must see!  Sketchtravel is the visual tale of an artist’s sketch book that traveled for many years from artist to artist, from city to city, continent to continent.

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Arts & Culture
7:30 am
Fri December 21, 2012

Steve Eddy Christmas Lights essay

The exterior illuminations of Clark Griswold in the movie Christmas Vacation are famous. Some people use his display as a model when lighting up their own homes.

Lafayette resident Steve Eddy is one of those admirers, but not necessarily a follower.

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Arts & Culture
6:03 am
Tue December 18, 2012

Gingerbread Pancakes

For those who celebrate Christmas, a big dinner might be the time to gather family around the table after a day of playing with new toys.

Scott Hutcheson thinks you might want to put just as much effort into Christmas morning breakfast.

Gingerbread Pancakes      

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Arts & Culture
1:47 pm
Fri December 14, 2012

The Book Whisperer

Children WILL become avid lifelong readers Donalyn Miller writes, if we adults use some time-tested ways of encouraging them to read and are willing to think out-of-the-box and share our own love of reading with the children in our lives.

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Arts & Culture
8:44 am
Wed December 12, 2012

Interview with the author of "Kirby's Way"

WBAA's Kristin Malavenda interviews Lafayette native and author, Angie Klink, about her book "Kirby's Way: How Kirby and Caroline Risk Built Their Company on Kitchen-Table Values." 

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Arts & Culture
6:00 am
Mon December 10, 2012

Jerry Tanner "Up-cycled Boxes and Bowls" exhibit

Credit Mike Loizzo / WBAA Radio

An art exhibit in downtown Lafayette features the work of an unlikely artist – a teacher, who is turning his hobby of more than 30 years into gallery pieces.

Jerry Tanner is the first to admit he’s not really an artist, but thinks he does have some talent, which is evident in the bowls he creates.

“I’m trying to learn the artistic side of it. Colors and blending and doing things like that, I don’t know well at all.”

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Arts & Culture
2:15 pm
Fri December 7, 2012

Charlemagne: Father of a Continent

A sweeping portrait of a boy who became one of the most remembered of all Medieval European rulers and truly one of the key makers of modern Europe. Charlemagne is revealed as a much more complicated - and fascinating - man than many of us have pictured him.

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