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Andrew Patner on Arts and Culture

Lee Sandlin (rebroadcast)

Chicago author Lee Sandlin died unexpectedly this weekend.

In his memory, Andrew rebroadcasts a 2013 conversation with Lee Sandlin about his books Storm Kings: The Untold History of America’s Tornado Chasers and Wicked River: The Mississippi When It Last Ran Wild.

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Auditorium Theater Turns 125

Andrew reviews the Auditorium Theater’s 125th Anniversary Gala.

 

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Thomas Dyja

Andrew shares a new program of conversation with Thomas Dyja, author of the acclaimed book on mid-20th-century Chicago, The Third Coast, now available in paperback.

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Designing a Ring

Andrew talks about Tuesday’s press gathering with the design and creative teams of Lyric Opera of Chicago’s forthcoming Ring Cycle.

 

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Neil Harris (Part 2 of 2)

Andrew presents the second hour of a new, two-part conversation with University of Chicago historian Neil Harris on his recent book, “Capital Culture: J. Carter Brown, the National Gallery of Art, and the Reinvention of the Museum Experience.

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Neil Harris (Part 1 of 2)

Andrew presents the first hour of a new  two-part conversation with University of Chicago historian Neil Harris on his recent book, “Capital Culture: J. Carter Brown, the National Gallery of Art, and the Reinvention of the Museum Experience.

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Remembering Mike Nichols

Andrew shares memories of Mike Nichols, who died Wednesday at 83.

 

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Happy Almost 90th Birthday, Pierre Boulez

Andrew talks about the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s commemorations of Helen Regenstein Conductor Emeritus Pierre Boulez’s upcoming 90th birthday.  Happy almost birthday, Maestro!

 

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Pierre Boulez (Maestro – rebroadcast)

Andrew shares an exclusive interview from 2009 with the legendary Pierre Boulez, Helen Regenstein conductor emeritus of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, discussing a wide range of modern and contemporary music.  This Wednesday through Sunday the CSO presents subscription concerts and Beyond the Score programs saluting Boulez’s upcoming 90th birthday.

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Intimacy and Connection

Andrew discusses intimacy in performance in this week’s Critic’s Choice.

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