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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.

R.O.C.K. In Cambodia

R.O.C.K. In Cambodia

The Dueling Critics, Kerry Reid and Jonathan Abarbanel, review the Chicago premiere of CAMBODIAN ROCK BAND.

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“It’s not told through the eyes of western journalists or western aid workers, it’s their stories and really giving a very multi-layered, wide-ranging picture of the resilience, the defiance, what it took to get through that.” - Kerry Reid talking about the perspective of CAMBODIAN ROCK BAND.

Rammel Chan,Eileen Doan, Matthew Yee, Aja Wiltshire & Greg Watanabe in CAMBODIAN ROCK BAND. Photo credit Liz Lauren

Rammel Chan,Eileen Doan, Matthew Yee, Aja Wiltshire & Greg Watanabe in CAMBODIAN ROCK BAND. Photo credit Liz Lauren

Lauren Yee’s CAMBODIAN ROCK BAND is making its Chicago premiere at Victory Gardens Theater. The play is part rock show, part family drama & part mystery. And while there are moments of humor, it also touches on the real life tragedy of the Cambodian genocide that took place after the Vietnam war. CAMBODIAN ROCK BAND features the music of real-life Cambodian rock group, Dengue Fever (the California-based band will be playing at Lincoln Hall on 05/01).

Rammel Chan and Greg Watanabe. Photo credit: Liz Lauren

Rammel Chan and Greg Watanabe. Photo credit: Liz Lauren

Both the Dueling Critics strongly recommend Victory Gardens Theater’s Chicago premiere of CAMBODIAN ROCK BAND.

The play is running through May 5.

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