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Hi.

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.

A Radio Show that Amplified the Glorious Sounds of Afro-Cuban Music Is Coming to an End

A Radio Show that Amplified the Glorious Sounds of Afro-Cuban Music Is Coming to an End

WDCB's Gary Zidek sits down with Victor Parra, the long-time host of the Mambo Express.

 
 Victor and Connie Parra starting the Mambo Express at WDCB

Victor and Connie Parra starting the Mambo Express at WDCB

 Victor Parra, WDCB's Gary ZIdek and Connie Parra

Victor Parra, WDCB's Gary ZIdek and Connie Parra

 Photo of VIctor Parra at his Chicago record store in the early 70's

Photo of VIctor Parra at his Chicago record store in the early 70's

"I heard the drum, boom-boom ... boom-boom ... and I got hooked" - Victor Parra talking about the first time he heard Cuban music.

The last Mambo Express will air on Sunday 01/13 from 4 - 6 pm on WDCB 90.9/90.7 FM and online at WDCB.org

 

Looking Back at Chicago's Year of Public Art, and Ahead to the City's Year of Creative Youth

Looking Back at Chicago's Year of Public Art, and Ahead to the City's Year of Creative Youth

Chicago-area Pianist Pursues Her Musical Passions

Chicago-area Pianist Pursues Her Musical Passions