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      David Bowie Is

      The-infamous-Aladdin-Sane-abum-cover

      David Bowie Is features a massive collection of artifacts from the cultural icon’s 50-plus year career, and is up through 1/4/2015 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.  WFMT’s Sarah Zwinklis brings us the story in this week’s Arts Feature.

      2014 Ravenswood Art Walk

      Ross Fiersten

      This week, WFMT’s Daniel Goldberg visits Manifold, just one of the numerous artists and art businesses whose work will be on display as part of the 13th Annual Ravenswood Art Walk, which runs October 4-5 and kicks off with an opening reception at the Ravenswood Events Center, October 3rd from 7:30pm – 10:30pm.

      Truman Capote Reads from “Breakfast At Tiffany’s”

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      The great American writer Truman Capote was born in 1924, died just shy of 60, and would have turned 90 on September 30th.  To mark the occasion, we found a real gem in WFMT’s reel-to-reel archives to mark; Capote reading the first chapter of an early draft of his novella Breakfast at Tiffany’s, in which the protagonist’s name was “Connie Golightly.”  Capote, more…

      The Poetry of John Cage

      John Cage

      September 5th marked the 102 anniversary of the birth of the American avant-garde composer, artist, and writer, John Cage. The man, who said, “I have nothing to say, I am saying it, and that is poetry,” received much acclaim for his poetic works, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, and an appointment as the Charles Elliot Norton more…