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
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League of Chicago Theatres
August 2nd, 2020
On this edition of The Arts Section, host Gary has a couple jumbo sized features. First, Gary catches up with Academy Award winner Louis Gossett Jr. He’s the star of the new indie film, THE CUBAN, which offers an intriguing multi-cultural and cross-generational look at the importance of compassion. Gary also spoke with the film’s director Sergio Navaretta. Later in the program, Gary profiles one of the country’s most innovative performance collectives. If you’re not familiar with Manual Cinema, you’re going to want to hear more about the group’s creative approach. And the Dueling Critics join Gary remotely to review Albany Park Theatre Project’s streaming offering, FEAST, and to talk about some recent theater developments.
August 9th, 2020
On this edition of The Arts Section, host Gary Zidek stops by a suburban art museum to learn more about the ongoing impact the pandemic is having on operations and programming. The Dueling Critics, Kerry Reid and Jonathan Abarbanel, join Gary remotely to talk about two new streaming productions available to watch at home. And we revisit Richard Steele’s interview with Aaron Cohen, the author of a book about the evolution of Chicago’s soul music scene.