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.
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December 9th, 2018
On this edition of The Arts Section, host Gary Zidek gets into the spirit with some holiday-themed features. First up, a preview of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s annual MERRY MERRY CHICAGO program. Gary talks to vocalist Storm Large and visits a rehearsal for the Young Naperville Singers as they prepare for their Orchestra Hall debut. A little later, Gary sits down with the co-creators of a new stage production that parodies Hallmark Christmas movies. Cassie Belek & Phylicia McLeod are Hallmark die-hards and turned their love of made-for-TV holiday movies into a comedy stage production, A SNOWGLOBE KISSMAS. The Dueling Critics, Kelly Kleiman and Jonathan Abarbanel, swing by to review Steppenwolf Theatre’s new production of FAMILIAR. And Gary takes a closer look at one of Chicago’s most popular food traditions this time of year with a visit to a bar famous for their TOM AND JERRIES.
Arts Section Host Gary Zidek puts a spotlight on local and independent films virtually every week. This section includes reviews of recent films, discussions with film critics and interviews with filmmakers and actors.