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Eight Forty-Eight for 04.27.12

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A portrait of Mary Todd Lincoln hung in the governor's mansion in Springfield for 30 years before art conservator Barry Bauman discovered it was a fraud. Friday on Eight Forty-Eight, we learn how experts recognize a rip-off when we sit down with FBI Special Agent Luigi Mondini from the Art Crimes Unit and Francesca Casadio, a senior conservation scientist at the Art Institute of Chicago. 
 
Then, WBEZ's theater critics Kelly Kleiman and Jonathan Abarbanel join us once more to take on A Red Orchid Theatre's The Butcher of Baraboo; they'll also discuss global theater with the International Voices Project's Patrizia Acerra.
 
Finally, WBEZ sports contributor Cheryl Raye-Stout will preview the 2012 Bulls playoff run. 
 
Here's a song by Azis, a Bulgarian singer who will  be performing at 430 N. Addison, Addison on Saturday night at 8:30.

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