Arts & Culture

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The African Children's Choir is a nonprofit humanitarian and relief organization "dedicated to helping Africa's most vulnerable children today so they can help Africa tomorrow." WBAA's John Clare spoke with tour leader Kyle Serquinia about their performance coming up Friday, March 3rd in Logansport, IN.

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Looking Down, Looking Out, and Looking Up: Maps and the Human Experience is the latest exhibit at the Virginia Kelly Karnes Archives and Special Collections Research Center at Purdue University.  WBAA's John Clare spoke to Outreach Archivist Adriana Harmeyer about the center and their latest exhibit that includes artifacts of Amelia Earhart, Gene Cernan, and Lillian Gilbreth.

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WBAA's John Clare recently spoke with Chelsea Tipton II, Music Director of the Symphony of Southeast Texas, about guest conducting the Celebration of Black History Indianapolis Symphony performance, Tuesday, February 28 at 7:30 pm at the Hilbert Circle Theater in Indianapolis.

Learn more about the concert here

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The St. Petersburg Philharmonic is the "oldest Philharmonia in Russia" - going back to 1802 when the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Society, the first in Europe, was created. They'll perform Thursday, March 2 at Purdue for Convos with a Brahms and Shostakovich program in Elliott Hall of Music at 7:30pm.

Music Director John Clare had a chance to ask the group a few questions before their performance:

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WBAA's Greg Kostraba recently spoke with Adam Bodony, Director of Orchestras, about the next Purdue Symphony and Philharmonic Orchestra performance, Saturday, February 25 at 8 pm at the Long Center for the Performing Arts in Lafayette.

Find out more about the concert here.

Contemporary Cambodia is the product of a rich but tumultuous history that dates back hundreds of years. Through a thriving civilization to a fairly recent genocide, Cambodians are rebuilding to become better understood by the world around them. This week's feature includes two books on the history and destinations of Cambodia and neighboring Laos, both written by author David Chandler. West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has a review.

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A new release from Solo Musica caught the attention of Music Director John Clare. Martina Filjak Piano includes music by Bach, Schumann, and Scriabin. John noticed something about the cover photo and asked how it came about...

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WBAA's John Clare recently spoke with the Wabash Valley Youth Symphony's Guest Director Todd Craven, trumpeter Eli Trout and Sam Craig, bass soloist in the next WVYS concert, Sunday evening at 7 at Jefferson High School.

Book Review: Lit Up

Feb 17, 2017

David Denby, acclaimed writer for The New Yorker, sat in classrooms for an entire academic year to see if literature was really dead with the Millennial youth. He read the books and poems that were assigned, and witnessed the students discuss each piece. What he discovered was that the passion for reading still can be ignited - with the help of great teachers and great literature. West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has a review.

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Purdue University's Division of Music presents pianist Matt Bengtson this Sunday afternoon. The program will include a world premiere by Allen McCullough, and music by Ravel, Albeniz, and William Bolcom. Music Director John Clare spoke with Bengston about the concert.

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