Indiana bicentennial

Indiana wrapped up a celebration of its 200-year history Friday with a Statehouse ceremony for the last bicentennial project.

In the past two weeks, 44 trees native to Indiana have been planted around the Statehouse, as a way to wrap up the Bicentennial celebration.

Division of Forestry director John Seifert says the celebration is important as more residents move to cities.

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This Friday, the Bach Chorale Singers are celebrating Indiana's Bicentennial with the "delovely" music of Cole Porter: "though he died over fifty years ago, this Peru, IN native continues to delight and inspire." Guest director Eric Van Cleave says, "As one of Indiana's favorite sons, you'll grow to love him even more through this concert!" WBAA's John Clare spoke with Eric about the concert Cole Porter and Friends.

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Cole Porter and Friends, an Indiana Bicentennial celebration concert with the Bach Chorale Singers, takes place Friday, April 28th at 7:30 pm at the Long Center for the Arts in Lafayette.

John Clare spoke to the newly appointed Artistic Director of the BCS, Michael Bennett about his role with the organization, and what to expect in the future!

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No one is quite sure of where the term Hoosier came from, but it was definitely in use from the 1840s, to describe a resident of Indiana. Back in 1816, Indiana became the 19th state – a time where Beethoven and Schubert were both writing music in Europe.

We’ll celebrate the great state of Indiana, with musicians and orchestras from the Hoosier state, including the Indianapolis Symphony, and composer Ned Rorem on this edition of What’s New!

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2016’s Statehood Day celebration looked a lot like those in years past: there was the choir singing “Back Home Again in Indiana,” an actor playing President Benjamin Harrison, and a student reading her winning submission from the annual essay contest.

This time, it was Jillian Stemler of New Albany, for her entry “Bicentennial Travels.”

“It was fun to celebrate Indiana’s birthday by traveling," Stemler says. "In the future, there might be a new state park to explore or maybe Indiana’s first female governor – me.”

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A new program airs Sunday and Tuesday nights on WBAA Classical: What's New. Host John Clare features new music, new releases, and interesting guests. Hear a special preview of this week's What's New, and let us know what you think.


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WBAA's John Clare recently spoke with the Lafayette Children's Choir's Director Leeann Starkey about the next LCC concert, Saturday afternoon at 4 at the Immanuel United Church of Christ.


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WBAA's John Clare recently spoke with Nick Palmer, Music Director of the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra,  about the next performance, 200 Candles: A Hoosier Birthday Bash, Saturday, November 5th at 7:30pm at the Long Center in Lafayette.

Bicentennial Torch Makes Hometown Stop At Purdue

Oct 12, 2016
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Indiana’s bicentennial torch relay is just days from wrapping up in Indianapolis. But before its big finish, the torch received a lively homecoming Wednesday morning as it passed through Purdue University on its 92-county journey through the state.

Students serenaded the torch relay in front of Bailey Hall and the Boilermaker special greeted the procession with a whistle.

Torchbearer Linda Eales, clad in the official yellow torchbearer windbreaker, was waiting with a small group of friends for her turn to carry the flame to the edge of Purdue’s campus.  

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WBAA's John Clare recently spoke with Margot Marlatt, Executive Director and cellist of the Tippecanoe Chamber Music Society, about the next performance, Indiana Bicentennial Celebration; music from 1816, Sunday, October 16th at 4:00pm at Purdue University's Fowler Hall in West Lafayette.

Learn more about the concert here.

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