The Arts Section
Program Host(s): Gary Zidek
The Arts Section spotlights creative people, events and ideas. Every week, WDCB's Gary Zidek shines a light on arts and culture in the Chicago area. The mission is to focus on stories within the arts community that aren't being told, with additional commentary and discussions on literature, music, film, food, special events and anything else creative.
You can listen to The Arts Section every Sunday 8:00 - 9:00 am on 90.9/90.7 FM or online at WDCB.org
August 12th, 2018
On this edition of The Arts Section, host Gary Zidek revisits his conversation with cakemaker Emily Nejad. Her Bon Vivant Cakes business is booming because of her fantastical approach to baking. The Dueling Critics, Kelly Kleiman and Jonathan Abarbanel, stop by to review the Chicago premiere of THE HARVEST. Plus, Gary talks about Windy City Playhouse's immersive production, SOUTHERN GOTHIC. A little later, Gary chats with Chicago-based theater artist Mia Park about the upcoming Asian-American Theater Conference and Festival. Gary talks to L.A. Times writer Amy Kaufman about her new book, BACHELOR NATION. All that, and a review of the new indie film EIGHTH GRADE.
August 19th, 2018
On this edition of The Arts Section, host Gary Zidek sits down with Alan Teller and Jerri Zbiral, the husband and wife team who have spent 30 years "following the box". The Evanston couple found a box of old photos at an estate sale in 1988, their efforts to find out who took the pictures have given birth to a cross-cultural art exhibit that's currently on display at the Loyola University Museum of Art. The Dueling Critics, Kelly Kleiman and Jonathan Abarbanel, stop by to review Underscore Theatre's musical HAYMARKET. A little later, Gary takes a closer look at the history of the popular video game NBA Jam and a new art exhibit that celebrates its 25th anniversary. And this edition wraps up with a look back at the life and career of Aretha Franklin. The Queen of Soul passed away last week at the age of 76. All that plus, the weekly Arts Section calendar.