Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture
7:00 am
Thu November 8, 2012

Steve Eddy Veterans Day essay

Sunday is Veterans Day, a time to thank all those who served our country and remember those who died fighting for it.

Lafayette resident Steve Eddy knows a veteran he’d like to thank, but feels that's not enough.

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Arts & Culture
7:00 am
Tue November 6, 2012

Sweet Potatoes: 86 the marshmallows

If you want to try something new for your Thanksgiving side dishes, now is the time to start experimenting.

Luckily, Scott Hutcheson can help you out with a recipe that offers a new twist on the old sweet potato.

Sweet Potatoes au Gratin

2 lbs sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced 1/8 inch thick

4 tablespoons unsalted butter (3 of the tablespoons melted)

1 cup gruyere cheese, grated

1-3/4 cups whipping cream, room temperature

6 fresh sage or 3 sprigs of rosemary (optional)

Kosher salt and cracked black pepper to taste

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Arts & Culture
9:53 am
Fri November 2, 2012

Due or Die

What skullduggery may happen behind the doors of a small town public library? Check out my review of Due or Die by Jenn McKinlay and find out!

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Arts & Culture
7:30 am
Fri October 26, 2012

Science Ink

Science Ink: a collection of short and engaging  essays about unique scientific symbols– and the scientists who have had these symbols tattooed onto their bodies.

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Arts & Culture
9:06 am
Thu October 25, 2012

Old Crow Medicine Show to perform during Saturday's Oct. 27, A Prairie Home Companion at Purdue

Old Crow Medicine Show is one of the musical acts featured on “A Prairie Home Companion” at Purdue’s Elliott Hall of Music Saturday, October 27th. In a recent phone interview, the band’s fiddle player Ketch Secor talked to Acoustic Blend host Joe Peters about appearing on the show and their hit Wagon Wheel.

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Concert preview
1:53 pm
Fri October 19, 2012

Lafayette Symphony Orchestra Oct 20th concert preview

The Lafayette Symphony will take a "Galactic Journey" Saturday night, October 20th at the Long Center.  Music Director Nick Palmer discusses the program with WBAA-FM's Jan Simon.

Arts & Culture
4:48 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

Contract between ISO and musicians reached

After a five week lockout and five months of negotiations, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra has reached an agreement with union officials. The deal includes a substantial pay cut for the ISO's musicians.

The ISO and Local Three of the American Federation of Musicians have agreed to a short and long term contract. In addition to a shortened playing season, the new agreement includes $11.5 million in concessions from the musicians, and a 33% pay cut for the first year of the contract.

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Arts & Culture
7:00 am
Tue October 16, 2012

Werewolf paws

  • The Hungry Hoosier~Werewolf Paws

It's still too early to tell what the forecast will be for Halloween, but it's likely to be chilly when the little princesses, pirates and ghosts go around the neighborhood for treats.

Scott Hutcheson has a recipe to warm them up when they return home, and maybe even scare them a little.

Werewolf Paws

One tube (13.8 ounces) of Pillsbury Pizza Crust Classic

Jarred spaghetti sauce

Grated parmesan cheese

Shredded mozzarella cheese


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book review
6:30 am
Fri October 12, 2012


Cronkite is a biography of the 20th century's most revered journalist written by professor and historian Douglas Brinkley.

APHC at Purdue
3:32 pm
Wed October 10, 2012

An interview with Garrison Keillor

Garrison Keillor is bringing “A Prairie Home Companion” to Purdue’s Elliott Hall of Music for a live broadcast Saturday, October 27th. In a recent phone interview, I had the pleasure of discussing the show’s history with Garrison, who also explains what he does each week to make it a special event.