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The Arts Section 06/25/17 (The Arts Section) | 90.9fm WDCB

The Arts Section 06/25/17

June 25th, 2017
WDCB's Gary Zidek with filmmaker Lily Ana Amirpour

On this edition, of The Arts Section, host Gary Zidek sits down with filmmaker Lily Ana Amirpour.  The director was in Chicago to talk about her new movie, THE BAD BATCH, which features a number of big name stars.  Gary also tours a Chicago neighborhood that’s become a hub for the city’s growing craft beer and spirit industry.  Hear all about "Malt Row".  WDCB's Brian O'Keefe visits Fermilab to learn more about a new exhibit.  And then later on, Gary takes a closer look at a controversy that’s emerged in Chicago’s theater community, involving one of the city’s most well known critics.  The Dueling Critics, Kelly Kleiman and Jonathan Abarbanel, will weigh in on the topic - as will Sasha Smith, one of the founders of the Chicago Theater Accountability Coalition 

 

Image from THE BAD BATCH

Gary gets two different perspectives on the controversy surrounding Sun-Times theater critic Hedy Weiss.

The Dueling Critics, Kelly Kleiman and Jonathan Abarbanel, offer their takes on the situation.

Gary also caught up with Sasha Smith, one of the co-founders of the Chicago Theater Accountability Coalition.

 

 

 

Sasha Smith, co-founder of CHITAC

Gary traveled out to Ravenswood to tour "Malt Row"

 

What's on tap at Begyle Brewing

 

Brewing tanks at Empirical Brewery

 

Band of Bohemia co-founder, Michael Carroll explaining brewing system

 

Beers at Band of Bohemia

 

Find out more about MALT ROW here

 

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