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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.

Social Issues Influence Terence Blanchard's Music

Social Issues Influence Terence Blanchard's Music

WDCB's Gary Zidek talks to trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard.

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"It makes you wonder about the things we've been struggling for in this country. Race relations, gender relations, equal opportunity, and how we're still struggling with those issues. Seems like things are unchanged." - Terence Blanchard talking about the influence of current social issues on his latest album.

 Terence Blanchard

Terence Blanchard

The 2018 album LIVE is a continuation of Blanchard's response to issues related to gun violence in the U.S. 

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Blanchard has composed scores for over 50 films, including many of Spike Lee's biggest projects.  Gary asked Blanchard specifically about his work on 2002's 25th HOUR.

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Terence Blanchard featuring the E-Collective will perform Friday May 18 at Orchestra Hall in Chicago.

Checking Into the Carlyle Hotel

Checking Into the Carlyle Hotel

Chicago Shakespeare Conjures New Version of MACBETH

Chicago Shakespeare Conjures New Version of MACBETH