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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.

Pianist Greg Spero Ready For Next Challenge

Pianist Greg Spero Ready For Next Challenge

WDCB's Gary Zidek sits down with pianist and composer Greg Spero.

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Gary caught up with Spero at his grandparents house in Highland Park a day before he performed with Spirit Fingers at the Hideout in Chicago.

 Greg Spero at the piano he played as a child at his grandparents' Highland Park home.

Greg Spero at the piano he played as a child at his grandparents' Highland Park home.

"If we can't embrace something within the first five seconds, we move on to something else. And that's not how you find greatness, that's not how you find art. You find it by sitting in front of a painting and staring at it for an hour and maybe you'll see what's going on. Have you seen a Jackson Pollock painting? You can sit for ten hours and find something new in every moment that you're sitting there. You don't get it by glancing, but that's where we are with music ... people glance." - Greg Spero on current musical tastes

Spero's latest project, Spirit Fingers, just released a new album.

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You can learn more about all of Greg's projects at his webiste

 Greg Spero and WDCB's Gary Zidek 

Greg Spero and WDCB's Gary Zidek 

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