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The Arts Section 07/05/15

July 5th, 2015
Image courtesy of MCA: Wadsworth Jarrell, AACM, 1994. Photo: Adgar Cowans

On the edition of The Arts Section, host Gary Zidek previews the Museum of Contemporary Art’s upcoming exhibit, The Freedom Principle: Experiments In Art and Music, 1965 to Now.  The new exhibition coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians.  Gary also caught up with the director and producer of the new critically acclaimed documentary that explores the life and career of Amy Winehouse.  The Arts Section asked Chicago-area residents what their favorite summertime activities and events were.  Gary talked to the legendary frontman of The Chieftains, Paddy Moloney.  He’ll be in Chicago this week to perform at the Taste of Chicago.  And the Dueling Critics review Oracle Theatre’s latest production, The America Play.


The Museum of Contemporary Art's New exhibit, The Freedom Principle: Experiments In Art and Music, 1965 to Now opens to the public July 11th.


Image courtesy of the MCA: Gerald Williams, Nation Time, 1969. Johnson Publishing Company (Chicago). Photo: Geoffrey Black/Johnson Publishing Company.

Gary visited the Museum of Contemporary Art, and spoke with both curators of the new exhibition, Naomi Beckwith and Dieter Roelstraete.

MCA Curator, Naomi Beckwith
Co-Curator of The Freedom Principle, Dieter Roelstraete


Image courtesy of the MCA: Anthony Braxton, Falling River Music (363h), 2004-present.

                                 Examples of graphic scores used by some AACM members

Image courtesy of the MCA: Anthony Braxton, Falling River Music (367c), 2004-present.




Learn more information about The Freedom Principle by visiting th MCA website here.




Gary also caught up with award-winning documentary film director Asif Kapadia and producer James Gay-Rees to talk about their new release, AMY.  The documentary sheds new light on the extremely talented, but sometimes troubled singer-songwriter.

AMY producer, James Gay-Rees (left) and director Asif Kapadia














                           More information about "Amy" can be found here.


The Arts Section asked Chicago-area residents what their favorite summertime activities and events are ...

Several people responded that the Taste of Chicago was on their "to-do" liste this summer.  This year's Taste will feature a diverse music line-up, including The Chieftains.  The legendary Irish group will perform Friday, July 10th at the Petrillo Band Shell. Gary recently spoke with The Chieftains frontman Paddy Moloney about his band's 53-year history and his upcoming visit to Chicago.

The Chieftains

                 Information about Taste of Chicago can be found here.

Learn more about The Cheiftains by clicking here.


And the Dueling Critics reviewed Oracle Theatre's latest production, The America Play.


More information about "The America Play" can be found here.



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