Playtime Radio: The Claudettes, Stella Chen, Chad Quist, Art and Design in Chicago

Playtime with Bill Turck and Kerri Kendall is our radio arts partner. Third Coast Review news and reviews are highlighted and staff members appear on the Sunday afternoon arts radio show occasionally. Playtime broadcasts on WCGO, 1590AM and 95.9FM, each Sunday from 1 to 3pm and streams on Facebook. You can listen to each week’s Playtime here on our site. Here’s host Bill Turck’s description of what you’ll hear on Playtime’s latest edition.

The Claudettes. Photo by Timothy Hiatt Photography.

Hour One

We tell you what’s trending at Johnny Iguana gives us an update on
The Claudettes tour—they have shows in Chicago and Rockford the next two weekends. World renowned violinist Stella Chen is on ahead of her show at Ravinia’s Bennett Gordon Hall next Saturday. Then, Chad Quist, guitarist for Heart by Heart, talks about his outstanding solo album, Mercury Messenger.

Hour Two

We have a holiday shopping deal from Rogers Park and then this week’s Blame Bill. Lainie Petersen gives the theater report. From PBS and WTTW, Dan Andries talks about his series, “Art and Design in Chicago,” a four-part series exploring the creative movements, people and institutions of Chicago over the last 125 years. Crowning a great hour, we have the incomparable Leopold Segedin, 92 years old and still creating exemplary works of art. Don’t miss this interview. Plus new music from Jason Hawk Harris, May Devun, Driftwood Soldier and Ester Rose. Playtime. Your home for the Arts.

Nancy S Bishop
Nancy S Bishop

Nancy S. Bishop is publisher and Stages editor of Third Coast Review. She’s a member of the American Theatre Critics Association and a 2014 Fellow of the National Critics Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. You can read her personal writing on pop culture at, and follow her on Twitter @nsbishop. She also writes about film, books, art, architecture and design.