Playtime with WC Turck

Playtime with WC Turck takes an irreverent look at the arts and how the arts can change the world. With Artist, Author, Playwright and Screenwriter WC(Bill) Turck. Find out why this award-winning show has grown a national and international audience. From music, photography, the visual arts, poetry, film, theater, dance, comedy and writing, “Playtime” brings you celebrity guests and aspiring-to-be-celebrity new artists and writers, helpful how-to’s, and more from around the world.

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Saturday May 20, 2023

Jethro Tull's Martin Barre on,
Artificial Intelligence,
Flamenco Dancing,
Elgar, Beethoven and Classical Music,
Refrigerator Repair...
Oh, and also The History of Jethro Tull! The website is Martin Barre brings The History of Jethro Tull show to the Des Plaines Theatre in Des Plaines for one night only, June 9th.
For tickets and tour information click here , or visit

Tuesday May 16, 2023

WC Turck speaks with Poi Dog Pondering's Frank Orrall. He performs Saturday May 20, 2023 at Space in Evanston, IL., – and at RiverEdge - Saturday August 26, in Aurora, IL. Poi Dog Pondering’s latest, solid, near perfect album is keep on Loving Each Other. The websites are, CHEF FRANC is Available for Almost Anywhere in North America & Hawaii.
For more info or to book a Chef Franc Music & Dinner Party ...
Visit - or email Chef franc at
Leo Sayer, Abra Moore, Hetch Hetchy, and Penguin Cafe Orchestra courtesy of YouTube Music.
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CORRECTION: In the final outro I accidentally referred the new album as "Keep on Loving You." The correct title is "Keep On Loving Each Other."

Friday Apr 21, 2023

The Collins dictionary of English defines flea-d-h, pronounced fla, as a festival of Irish music, dancing, and culture. Though there isn’t currently a definition for Logical Fleadh-I think it would go a little something like this:  Noun 1. Chicago band with Celtic and Gaelic influences. 2. Outstanding and richly textured First album by band of same name, more than a quarter century in the making.
Ethan Taylor Sellers is Logical Fleadh’s founding leader. Get on over to and support this band. The website is:
Additional music and sound, courtesy YouTube. Copyright, the artists.
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Friday Apr 14, 2023

It takes real guts to stand on moral principle on foundational human rights. But standing is only part of the process. Those who often take those stands face the all too predictable backlash, often for a lifetime by those without that backbone and clear vision, or who target a person to for their stalwart integrity, moral consistency, and intestinal fortitude. It isn’t simply taking a stand but taking a stand in defense of those struggling for their basic rights over the dictates of power, politics or a narrowly focused religious interpretation.
There are all too few of these principled people, people like Tristan Meinecke and Angel Casey. Tristan Meinecke was a prolific 20th century Chicago Artist, his wife, Angel Casey, an early television pioneer, was both muse and principled partner whose reputations suffered in their stance for civil rights.
Tristan and Angel’s eldest son, Brad Meineke is on a mission to maintain their legacy and work… For More on Tristan Meinecke and Angel Casey visit, and
All music in the podcast is for educational purposes only. My thanks to:
Dave Brubeck - Take Five
The Howdy Doody Show - Theme Song
Billie Holiday-Strange fruit
WGN Channel 9 - Family Classics with Frazier Thomas
Martin & Lewis Show 11-07-1949 Witness To A Murder
For Me And My Gal - Judy Garland & Gene Kelly
(I’ve Got A Gal In) Kalamazoo - Glenn Miller 
John J. Becker - Soundpiece No.2 'Homage to Haydn'
John Joseph Becker_ The Abongo 
Artie Shaw - Concerto For Clarinet
On The Atchison, Topeka, And The Santa Fe (1945) - The Andrews Sisters
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Leo Segedin: The Holocaust Series

Wednesday Mar 29, 2023

Wednesday Mar 29, 2023

A hidden gem of Chicago cultural fabric, critically acclaimed artist and educator Leopold Segedin was born in 1927. At 96 Leo still puts in a daunting 6 hours of work each day. Segedin has exhibited for over 70 years, including retrospectives at the Chicago Cultural Center, University Club of Chicago, University of Illinois, and Northeastern Illinois University, and major group shows at the Art Institute of Chicago, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, Illinois State Museum and Des Moines Art Center, among others.
Leo's Holocaust Series opens Friday, April 14, 2023 at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes in Evanston, (847) 328-2100 and runs through Tuesday, May 30, 2023.
Leo's website in, or visit

Saturday Mar 18, 2023

Leo Sayer, Words and Music, part 2
On this episode of Playtime, part two of my conversations and music from Grammy winning artist Leo Sayer. Leo talks about working with Roger Daltrey from the Who, Julian Assange, using his voice for positive change in the world and his thoughts about his fateful call with Elvis Presley on the eve before his passing. The Website is
I’m your host WC Turck
Subscribe to this podcast for notifications and future episodes. Don’t miss Leo Sayer for a performance for one night only at the Arcada Theater in suburban St. Charles for an 830 show on Friday March 24th. Arcada Theatre 105 E. Main Street St. Charles, IL
Call them at (630) 962-7000
Or visit

Thursday Mar 16, 2023

On this episode of Playtime, Grammy winning singer/songwriter Leo Sayer from the caverns of his hotel room on tour ion Florida. I am your host, WC Turck.
Grammy winning singer/songwriter Leo Sayer has not only lived an amazing life, but also forged a truly legendary Musical career with iconic hits like When I need You, Long Tall Glasses, and You Make Me Feel Like Dancing… His latest album, in a consistently solid repertoire of 16 albums, is titled Northern Songs, a bold re-envisioning of classic Beatles songs. Leo Sayer is definitely in his prime, with some of his best material to date. The website is  

Friday Mar 10, 2023

Few bands in history have proved as prolific and influential as Savoy Brown piloted by the late singer/songwriter and prolific guitar player Kim Simmonds. Savoy Brown launched innumerable careers, from Foghat’s Lonesome Dave Peverett to Bill Bruford who went on to form Yes. Many others joined the band over almost 6 decades. Always there was Kim Simmonds and that indefatigable guitar. But if you thought the loss of Simmonds was the end for the band, as well as for Simmonds, guess again. As Neil Young once said, Rock and Roll will never dies, and the great Blues guitarist, Buddy Guy once said Blues musicians don’t retire, they drop.
Garnet Grimm has been the drummer for Savoy Brown since 2009, appearing on nearly 1/3 of Savoy Brown's, get this, 45 albums. Work which includes some of the bands most underrated albums and arguably some of the band’s very best work.
Savoy Brown’s latest album, Blues All Around. The website is

Thursday Mar 09, 2023

Texas-based blues-rocker Clay Melton is making a definitive mark on Rock and Roll. Melton’s cover of ZZ Top’s Jesus Just Left Chicago, climbed to the #1 song in the world on the Roots Music Blues Rock chart in June 2022. He has opened for Robert Cray, Night Ranger, and Grand Funk Railroad… short list. His latest single Alive on a Wire carries the vocal power and musical muscle reminiscent of Joe Bonamassa. His website is and you can find him on Tiktok @ClayMeltonBandofficial
On Youtube at ClayMeltonBandofficial, on and at


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