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My name is Gary Zidek. Welcome to The Arts Section. Tune into the radio program every Sunday morning on WDCB 90.9 & 90.7 FM or listen to it online here. I'll be showcasing a variety of arts & entertainment, as well as.highlighting some creative ideas.

The Arts Section 04/22/18: Backstage At Lyric + U.S. Poet Laureate

The Arts Section 04/22/18: Backstage At Lyric + U.S. Poet Laureate

On this edition of The Arts Section, host Gary Zidek goes behind the scenes of Lyric Opera's upcoming production of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR.  The creative team behind London's award-winning prodution is in Chicago working with a new cast and Lyric's orchestra/chorus. Gary talks to some of the cast members and people behind-the-scenes of the much anticipated rock opera.  The Dueling Critics, Kelly Kleiman and Jonathan Abarbanel, review The Second City e.t.c.'s new revue GASLIGHT DISTRICT.  Later in the program, Gary sits down with musician and theatre artist Hershey Felder, who's back in Chicago with a new production about Tchaikovsky.  Author Danielle Postel-Vinay talks about the inspiration for her new book HOME SWEET MAISON: THE FRENCH ART OF MAKING A HOME. And Gary revisits his interview with U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith.  All that plus, the weekly Arts Section calendar.

The Arts Section 04/29/18: Docs on Grace Jones & Jazz Ambassadors

The Arts Section 04/29/18: Docs on Grace Jones & Jazz Ambassadors

The Arts Section 04/15/18: Profile of Artist Jessica Campbell, CSO Preview & Blues Hip-Hop Experience

The Arts Section 04/15/18: Profile of Artist Jessica Campbell, CSO Preview & Blues Hip-Hop Experience