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The Arts Section

Sunday, 8 to 8:30 a.m.

WDCB News<br>The Arts Section  Program Host(s):
Gary Zidek

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The Arts Section is a new magazine show that spotlights creative people, events and ideas. Every week, Assistant News Director Gary Zidek shines a light on arts and culture in the Chicago area. The focus will be on stories within the arts community, with commentary and discussions on literature, music, film, special events, food and more.

Current Episode

September 15th, 2014


Tony Karman, president and director of Exp Chicago

This week on The Arts Section, host Gary Zidek spoke with Expo Chicago president and director Tony Karman.  Chicago’s legacy of hosting international art fairs almost ended a few years ago, we’ll how Karman’s vision kept the tradition alive.  WDCB’s Brian O’Keefe spoke to the author of a new coffee table book that celebrates the design elements of Apple products.  And film critic Ian Simmons stopped by to discuss two new independent releases (Frank and Starred Up).

 

New Apple coffee table book, Iconic
Expo Chicago starts Friday 09/19


September 21st, 2014


Saxaphonist Steve Coleman

On this edition of the Arts Section, we’ll talk to saxophonist and composer Steve Coleman, who was just named a MacArthur Foundation “genius” grant recipient. Plus, we’ll tell you how Chicago-based City Lit Theater is celebrating the American Library Association’s Banned Books Week. And the Dueling Critics, Kelly Kleiman and Jonathan Abarbanel, are in studio to review Shattered Globe Theatre’s production of “The Whaleship Essex”.

 

Terry McCabe, artistic
director of City Lit Theatre
Books on the American Library 
Association's 2014 Most Challenged
Books List


Past Episodes

Find previous episodes of The Arts Section here.

The Dueling Critics

The Dueling Critics, Kelly Kleiman and Jonathan Abarbanel, join host Gary Zidek to discuss the best and the worst of Chicago's theater scene.

FilmTalk

Chicago film blogger Ian Simmons joins host Gary Zidek to talk about what’s playing at your local cineplex, arthouse movie theater and video on-demand service. The segment focuses on independent films.

Gary’s Top 3

Gary Zidek, host of The Arts Section, highlights three things that should be on your radar.

The Arts Section Vault

Browse some of the most popular Arts Section features from the past.
 
 
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