The Arts Section 12/31/17
On this edition of The Arts Section, host Gary Zidek looks back at 2017. First up, Gary chats with Chicago's commissioner of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, Mark Kelly about 2017's Year of Public Art and plans for 2018's Year of Creative Youth. Then, Chicago music journalist Bill Dahl looks back at the legacies of two rock n' roll pioneers who passed away in 2017, Chuck Berry and Fats Domino. Gary revisits a conversation he had with Chicago jazz great Willie Pickens. The pianist passed away last month at the age of 86. The Dueling Critics, Kelly Kleiman and Jonathan Abarbanel, stop by to discuss their favorite theatrical productions of 2017. And Gary looks back at his favorite art exhibition of the past 12 months, the Museum of Contemporary Art's 50th anniversary celebration, WE ARE HERE.