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Playtime with Bill Turck & Kerri Kendall is a radio show dedicated entirely to the arts. We cover it all: Visual arts, music, photography, theater, poetry, film, dance, writing, and comedy. Each show features conversations with celebrity guests, new and working artists, practical ideas, and more from around the world. Playtime with Bill Turck and Kerri…

Holiday Streaming Shows, Tony Rossi Coaching, Tasty Treats from Red & White Wines — Chicago Theater Report for November 29, 2020

Below is a lightly edited transcript of Playtime’s Chicago Theater Report which aired on WCGO in Chicago on November 29th, 2020: You can hear this episode via the following archives (links go live as the archives are updated): WCGORadio.com  Soundcloud Facebook (Segment starts at about 1:06) Strawdog Theatre Company has announced the streaming dates for Hershel…

Highly Recommended: A War of the Worlds + Wine Recommendation — October 18, 2020

Below is a lightly edited transcript of Playtime’s Chicago Theater Report for October 18, 2020: You can hear this episode at the following archives: WCGORadio.com (segment begins at 54:47) Soundcloud (segment begins at 54:47) Facebook (segment begins around 1:02) Theater in the Dark released its long-awaited production of A War of the Worlds this week. Originally…

Which Wine for This Week’s Chicago Theater Report?

Lainie here, and I have an important question: Which of these two wines should I review during this week’s Chicago Theater Report? Both are from Perman Wine Selections here in Chicago.  The first is Bruna Pigato “Majé” ’18 and the other is Domaine de la Janasse “Garrigues” Côtes-du-Rhône Villages ’17. Let us know in the…

Northshore Show Tunes, Bright Future for Neo-Futurists, Strawdog Goes Virtual — September 20, 2020

Below is a lightly edited transcript of Playtime’s Chicago Theater Report for September 20, 2020: You can hear this episode on: Facebook (segment starts around the 1:04 mark) WCGORadio.com  Soundcloud (segment starts at around the 52:50 mark) [Main image credit: Photo by Sudan Ouyang on Unsplash] Strawdog Theatre Company’s Virtual Season Strawdog Theatre Company, under the leadership…