Playtime Radio: Chicago Bluegrass Band Cox’s Army Plus More Music and Art

Playtime with Bill Turck and Kerri Kendall is our radio arts partner. Third Coast Review news and reviews are highlighted and our writers sometimes appear on the Sunday afternoon arts radio show. 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.

Hour One

Artist Megan Williamson is here to talk about the return of the art salon. DJ Johnny Price has news about the popular Soul Stories. The director of Chicago Chorale describes their upcoming holiday show at Ravinia...with schnapps? A story of art and survival in Nazi Germany from David M. Sokol and Al James takes us to Mirabella Italian Cuisine on Chicago's North side where we meet chef and owner Arturo. Plus, as always, what's trending at Third Coast Review.

Hour Two

Don't forget to  check out your Curated Chicago Weekend every Thursday for the latest events in movies, theater, music, videogames and more at Third Coast Review. Lainie Petersen's theater report. And we have a great Chicago bluegrass band in the studio. Cox's Army previews their new album, then we drill down and talk with the band about influences, the real history of bluegrass, and what makes it different from country music.  Finally Carolina Juarez from the Rogers Park Business Alliance on an upcoming art event and celebrating small business during the holidays!

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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.