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The Music Lounge - The Arts Section

July 2015

MCA's New Exhibit Explores AACM's Influence On Contemporary Art & Culture

posted: July 6th, 2015

WDCB's Gary Zidek previews the Museum of Contemporary Art's upcoming exhibit, The Freedom Principle: Experiments in A ...Continue Reading...

April 2015

Chicago Vocalist Keri Johnsrud Talks About Her New Album

posted: April 15th, 2015

WDCB's Gary Zidek talked to Keri Johnsrud about her new album "This Side of Morning".   &nbs ...Continue Reading...

March 2015

Music Programmer Extraordinaire Mike Reed Discusses This Year's Chicago Jazz Festival

posted: March 25th, 2015

Gary Zidek met Mike Reed at Constellation to talk about this summer's Chicago Jazz Fest. Tune into The Arts Sectio ...Continue Reading...

February 2015

The Arts Section: Gregory Porter Talks About His Musical Influences and His Favorite Chicago Memory

posted: February 10th, 2015

WDCB's Gary Zidek, host of The Arts Section, recently talked to Grammy Award-winning vocalist Gregory Porter. Greg ...Continue Reading...

October 2014

The Arts Section: Cyrille Aimee Talks About Her New Album, Favorite Chicago Venue

posted: October 28th, 2014

Gary Zidek, host of The Arts Section, caught up with Cyrille Aimee while she was in Chicago for a recent performance.  T ...Continue Reading...

The Arts Section: Keep On Keepin' On Profiles Clark Terry

posted: October 20th, 2014

WDCB's Gary Zidek talked to Alan Hicks about his new documentary, Keep On Keepin' On. The film captures jazz great Cl ...Continue Reading...

August 2014

The Arts Section:Blues Before Sunrise Host Steve Cushing Talks About His New Book

posted: August 6th, 2014

WDCB's Dan Bindert talks to Blues Before Sunrise host Steve Cushing about his new book “Pioneers of the Blues Reviv ...Continue Reading...

June 2014

It's All Good For DownBeat Award Winner

posted: June 20th, 2014

Alyssa Allgood won Downbeat Magazine’s 2014 National Student Music Award for Best Collegiate Jazz vocal soloist. WDCB&# ...Continue Reading...

Dave Specter On His New Album "Message In Blue"

posted: June 10th, 2014

Scott Hammer, host of Hambone's Blues Party, recently talked to Chicago guitarist Dave Specter about his new album " ...Continue Reading...

May 2014

Jazz Occurrence Mixes Art and Jazz

posted: May 29th, 2014

WDCB's Gary Zidek got an up-close look at a new jazz-inspired art exhibit and opening night live painting performance. ...Continue Reading...

The Arts Section: Two Chicagoans To Be Inducted Into Blues HOF

posted: May 5th, 2014

If missed this The Arts Section this past Sunday, WDCB's Leslie Keros profiles two Chicago-based blues icons as they prep ...Continue Reading...

April 2014

The Arts Section: CIMMFest Growing in Size and Popularity

posted: April 27th, 2014

The sixth Chicago International Movies and Music Festival will kick-off Thursday, May1.  The annual mixed-medi ...Continue Reading...

The Arts Section: Some Music Fans Are Turning to Vinyl

posted: April 20th, 2014

This Sunday on The Arts Section, host Gary Zidek took a closer look at the growing popularity of vinyl records.  ...Continue Reading...

The Arts Section 04/06/14

posted: April 6th, 2014

This Sunday on The Arts Section, host Gary Zidek talked to Madeleine Peyroux. The popular vocalist was in the Chicago-ar ...Continue Reading...

March 2014

The Arts Section 03/30/14

posted: March 30th, 2014

On this edition of The Arts Section, Chicago drummer Ted Sirota stops by to talk about his new project "Ted Sirota's ...Continue Reading...

The Arts Section 03/23/14

posted: March 24th, 2014

This past Sunday on The Arts Section, host Gary Zidek got an up close look inside Tailwinds Distilling. The Plainfield-based ...Continue Reading...