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.
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.
The Tippecanoe Arts Federation is helping 32 organizations in the region fund projects and initiatives.
TAF is giving the groups $121,000 for various efforts.
Jason Bennett with the Board of Directors says the impact of art is felt throughout most parts of the community.
“They (arts) promote confidence. They give kids a case to belong as they grow up through school," he said. "The arts tough the community in tangible ways that may not be obviously apparent at first blush, but are very, very real and do benefit the community.”
You've seen her covers on "Rolling Stones" and "Vanity Fair" magazines as well as photo essays from the Richard Nixon resignation to Barack Obama's first presidential campaign. Annie Liebovitz, is the most celebrated photographer of our time and she talks about her work in a new book, simply titled Annie Liebovitz At Work.
WBAA's Mike Loizzo talks with author and mathematician Dr. Guillermo Martinez about his book Borges and Mathematics by Purdue University Press and the Oct. 3rd Borges and the Sciences symposium at Purdue.
Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986) and the way his work intersects fiction, mathematics, and physics are examined during an event Wednesday at Purdue.
This interdisciplinary symposium includes a mathematician and a physicist who have already published extensively about Borges's literature and its relation with their disciplines. In addition, two internationally renowned Borges scholars will also participate.
A new collection of poetry from the late Shel Silverstein is called Every Thing On It. Silverstein’s family sifted through more than 1500 poems that hadn’t had a chance to be published yet and they selected one hundred, forty-five poems and some of Shels’ artwork for this book.
The Purdue Wind Ensemble and Fall Concert Band will present "Something Old, New, Borrowed and Blue" Sunday afternoon at the Long Center. Jay Gephart, Director of Purdue Bands, previews the wide range of music that will make up the program.