Here are some of this week’s arts and culture headlines from public broadcasters around the nation:
– Comedy mecca Second City turns 50 years old this week, and the celebrations begin tonight as funny alumni flock to Chicago.
– “A Christmas Blizzard”: It’s not the weather forecast; it’s a new book by Garrison Keillor. The writer and radio host talked to Minnesota Public Radio.
– Finally, catch two NewsHour arts videos you may have missed this week. From our Patchwork Nation project, a video postcard from Philadelphia about ‘Love Letter,’ a recent addition to the city’s renowned mural program. Plus watch Ray Suarez try his hand at glassblowing at a studio in Lincoln City, Ore.