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Archive for August 16, 2013

1967: Studs at the Unveiling of the Picasso

untitled sculpture by Pablo Picasso at Daley Plaza in Chicago

Best of Studs Terkel August 15th, 1967: On that day Chicago’s Mayor Richard J. Daley unveiled Pablo Picasso’s great gift to Chicago, a massive 50′ tall abstract sculpture. It still sits at the corner of Washington and Randolph in the courtyard of what was then known as the Civic Center, but which we now call more…

Going Authentic: CSO and Flamenco

Marina Heredia, photo by Antonio Panizza

See video of flamenco star Marina Heredia who sings music by Falla on the CSO broadcast on Sunday. Spanish music was the ‘new black,’ when Cádiz-native Manuel de Falla came of age. All the best composers scored hits writing Spanish music. When he took himself to Paris to refine his skills as a composer, Manuel de Falla was nonplussed–none of those composers were Spanish