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Andrew Patner on Arts and Culture

Archive for December, 2013

Black Sabbath (no, not that Black Sabbath) – Part 1 of 2

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Andrew presents Black Sabbath: The Secret Musical History of Black-Jewish Relations,  a remarkable collection of Black American recording artists performing Yiddish and other Jewish songs.

December Fables for Our Time – Part 2

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Andrew brings you more from James Thurber’s Fables for Our Time.

Merry Mary — A 1973 Chicago Children’s Choir Christmas

Mary had a baby.  The Chicago Children’s Choir merrily sings about this event (and more) on a 1973 Brewster LP recording Andrew shares.

December Fables for Our Time – Part 1

Andrew brings you more from James Thurber’s Fables for Our Time.

Richard Pollak (Author)

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Andrew talks with journalist, author, and Chicago native Richard Pollak  about his new book, “After the Barn: A Brother’s Memoir.”

What is Criticism Part 2

Just what is criticism, anyway?  Andrew answers that question in this week’s Critic’s Choice. Here’s the link to additional reading on the topic of criticism via Andrew’s “The View from Here.”

Strings Attached

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Andrew talks with Joanne Lipman and Melanie Kupchynsky, co-authors of Strings Attached: One Tough Teacher and the Gift of Great Expectations.

What Is Criticism?

Just what is criticism, anyway?  Andrew answers that question in this week’s Critic’s Choice. Here’s the link to additional reading on the topic of criticism via Andrew’s “The View from Here.”

From the Kitchen Counter

Andrew presents a collection of new music which was recently sitting on his kitchen counter.