Arts & Culture

Arts and culture

This weekend, Purdue Bands & Orchestras will give three concerts in Purdue’s Elliott Hall of Music. WBAA’s Greg Kostraba has a preview.

The books we choose to keep and display—let alone read—can say a lot about who we are and how we see ourselves.

In My Ideal Bookshelf, 100 leading cultural figures, including writers, artists, designers, critics, filmmakers, chefs, and architects, reveal the books that matter to them most.

These books reflect their personalities, dreams and ambitions, and in some cases helped them find their way in the world.

The Lafayette Symphony Orchestra performs Saturday evening at 7:30 at the Long Center.  The program, “Noche Latina”, features pianist Greg Kostraba in Nights in the Gardens of Spain by Manuel de Falla.  WBAA’s Jan Simon talks with the evening’s guest conductor David Handel.

From her first comics published in the Evergreen State College school paper to her influential weekly comic strip, Ernie Pook's Comeek, books, novels, graphic memoirs and plays, Lynda Barry has been part of the North American alternative comics scene for thirty years. In her first book, What It Is: The Formless Thing Which Gives Things Form, Lynda Barry singlehandedly created a literary genre all her own: the graphic-memoir-how-to. West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has a review.

courtesy Haan Mansion Museum

Jan Simon talks with Flo Caddell (kuh-DELL), Executive Director of the Haan Mansion Museum and founding board member Ellie (ELL-ee) Haan (HAHN), about the museum’s history, collections and upcoming events.