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The Arts Section 12/04/16 (The Arts Section) | 90.9fm WDCB

The Arts Section 12/04/16

December 4th, 2016
Key players involved in Joffrey Ballet's new production of The Nutcracker

On this edition of The Arts Section, host Gary Zidek previews the Joffrey Ballet's re-imagined version of The Nutcracker.  Joffrey artistic director Ashley Wheater and award-winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon weigh in on the upcoming world premiere. Gary also caught up with the author of a new biography about iconic singer-songwriter Paul Simon.  A little later in the show, the Dueling Critics will review two new productions that share some thematic and structural qualities.  And WDCB's Brian O'Keefe has a holiday story about a local man who is the official historian for Rankin-Bass Productions, the company that did the Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman specials. All that, plus Gary's weekly Arts Section calendar.

 

The Joffrey Ballet is set unveil a new, re-imagined version of The Nutcracker that's set in the weeks leading up to Chicago's 1893 World's Fair. The new production was choreographed by world renowned choreographer Christopher Wheeldon.

Snowing at the Auditorium Theater back in April during Nutcracker press event
WDCB's Gary Zidek talking to choreographer Christopher Wheeldon

A local man is the official historian for Rankin-Bass, the company that produce some of the most famous holiday TV specials.

 

A new biography dives deep into Paul Simon's life and career.

New Paul Simon biography by Peter Ames Carlin

 

 

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