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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

December 14th, 2014

On this edition of The Arts Section, we’ll be featuring some holiday traditions. Host Gary Zidek visits the Music Box Theatre during it’s annual “Christmas Show”, which has been going strong for 31 years.  We’ll talk to an Oak Lawn man who is the official historian of Rankin-Bass, the television production company behind those iconic stop-motion Christmas specials that air every holiday season. . And we’ll catch-up with a Chicago performer who’s one-woman, rockabilly cabaret show is based on a little known movie character. We’ll also talk to a local blogger about her now book on creative holiday décor.

The Music Box Theatre's "Christmas Show" has been going strong for over 30 years.


Chicago performer Rachelyn Primm was inspired by a character in White Christmas to create a one-woman based around the fictional Rita Rose.

Check out Rachelyn's new Christmas song

For more infromation about Rachelyn Primm and The Rita Rose Show click here

Rick Goldschmidt, official historian
of Rankin-Bass Productions











Naperville resident Jennifer Rizzo has been blogging about home decor for years, now she has new book all about holiday decorating, Creatively Christmas.

Jennifer Rizzo






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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.


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.
Song Travels