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Andrew Patner on Arts and Culture

Critic’s Choice

Wednesdays at 10:00 am
Saturdays (after the opera)
Sundays at 8:30 am
Critic’s Choice is a weekly feature in which WFMT’s Critic-at-Large Andrew Patner shares his observations on arts and culture, from performances at Orchestra Hall to happenings in overlooked Chicago neighborhoods to festivals around the world.

Body and Soul and Robin Williams

Andrew returns to the airwaves following a seven week recovery from a fall.  Andrew remembers Robin Williams and discusses matters of mental health in this week’s Critic’s Choice.

Groucho #1 (Rebroadcast)

Critic’s Choice is a weekly feature in which WFMT’s Critic-at-Large Andrew Patner shares his observations on arts and culture, from performances at Orchestra Hall to happenings in overlooked Chicago neighborhoods to festivals around the world.

Where Does Greatness Come From? (Rebroadcast)

Andrew shares an article written by Gerald Stein from last year regarding greatness and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

Remembering Roger Ebert (Rebroadcast)

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With the acclaimed Steve James documentary on the late Roger Ebert, Life Itself, now in theaters, Andrew rebroadcasts his commentary from Roger’s death in April of last year.

The Beethoven Festival Problem

This year’s Beethoven Festival, scheduled to take place in September, is in trouble.  Andrew outlines its problems, and points to solutions in this week’s Critic’s Choice.

Remembering Maya Angelou

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Andrew remembers civil rights activist and award-winning author and poet Dr. Maya Angelou, who passed away today at 86.

The Hills Are Alive (Rebroadcast)

Andrew recommends Lyric Opera of Chicago’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music.

Wrapping Up James Thurber’s Fables for Our Time

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Andrew brings the last of his readings from James Thurber’s “Fables for Our Time.”

Let’s Get Working

The University of Chicago celebrates Studs Terkel May 9 – 11 with its Let’s Get Working festival.

The Hills are Alive

Andrew recommends Lyric Opera of Chicago’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music.