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Andrew Patner on Arts and Culture

Archive for April, 2013

Rondi Charleston (Jazz Vocalist)

Andrew talks with Chicago-native jazz vocalist Rondi Charleston about her new record Signs of Life (out now on Motéma), childhood and more.  

Versus Chicago

While other cities stake their claim on which is “best,” Andrew comments on the decline of journalistic standards.

Lincoln Reconsidered #8 (Rebroadcast)

By listener request, a post-successful-membership-drive rebroadcast from Andrew’s 2009 series, “Abraham Lincoln Reconsidered.”  Tonight, a conversation on “Lincoln and Religion” with Franklin I. Gamwell, professor emeritus at The University of Chicago Divinity School.  

Remembering Adloph “Bud” Herseth

Andrew remembers legendary CSO trumpeter Adolph “Bud” Herseth in this Critic’s Choice commentary.

Studs Terkel (Rebroadcast from 2005)

With Studs Terkel‘s centennial anniversary approaching, Andrew presents his 2005 WFMT interview with Studs discussing his then new book, And They All Sang: Adventures of an Eclectic Disc Jockey.  Studs talks about his disc jockey days in general, his love of opera, and the music editions of The Studs Terkel Program which aired daily for 45 years, from more…

Riccardo Muti (Chicago Symphony Orchestra Music Director)

Andrew discusses Bach’s B-minor Mass and Italian Politics with Chicago Symphony Orchestra Music Director, Riccardo Muti.        

Remembering Roger Ebert

Andrew remembers his beloved colleague Roger Ebert in this Critic’s Choice commentary.

Robert Falls (Artistic Director) and Richard Woodbury (Sound Designer) of Goodman Theatre

Andrew’s guests are Goodman Theatre artistic director Robert Falls and resident sound designer Richard Woodbury discussing the Goodman’s current production of Shakespeare’s “Measure for Measure,” running through April 14.