WBEZ | picks http://www.wbez.org/tags/picks Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Hits from the music world in 2011 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-12-21/hits-music-world-2011-95019 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-December/2011-12-19/shocking shaking.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>With hundreds, if not thousands of records released each year, finding fresh tunes can be a tough task. Luckily, <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> grabbed two people who have their fingers on pulse to distill it down for you.<span style="font-style: italic;"> </span><em>Radio M</em> host Tony Sarabia always has his ear to the best sounds from around the globe-either new, or, newly dug up.&nbsp; And music journalist Althea Legaspi soaks up rock, pop and hip hop like a sponge. They recently sat down with <em>Eight Forty Eight’s</em> Alison Cuddy to talk about their favorites from 2011.</p></p> Wed, 21 Dec 2011 15:00:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-12-21/hits-music-world-2011-95019 Weekender with Alison Cuddy http://www.wbez.org/blog/city-room-blog/2011-11-18/weekender-alison-cuddy-94167 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/photo/2011-November/2011-11-17/axis_11.jpg" alt="" /><p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-November/2011-11-18/weekend.jpg" style="width: 560px; height: 298px;" title=""></p><p>Jean Luc Godard’s 1968 film <em><a href="http://www.villagevoice.com/2011-10-05/film/weekend-when-godard-burned-the-movie-house-down/">Weekend</a></em> is exactly the weekend you DON’T want to have!&nbsp; A couple jumps in the car, heads to the country, hits the mother of all traffic jams and then?&nbsp; Mayhem, murder, and cannibalism!&nbsp; What is it about a couple of days off from the grind that provokes anxiety in filmmakers?&nbsp; In <em><a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0037884/">The Lost Weekend</a></em> Ray Milland falls off the wagon – hard.&nbsp;<em> Weekend at Bernie’s</em> involves toting around a corpse and avoiding an assassin – played for laughs.&nbsp; And Chicagoan <a href="http://joeswanberg.com/">Joe Swanberg</a> explores the pains of a long distance relationship in <em>Nights and Weekends</em>.&nbsp; Now I’m pretty sure heading out to see Godard’s movie this weekend at the <a href="http://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/">Gene Siskel Film Center</a> won’t involve people trying to eat you for supper.&nbsp; But if you want to play it safe – here are a few other ideas to fill your Friday through Sunday.</p><p>Here are <em>Weekender</em>'s top picks:</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-November/2011-11-17/Tremulis.jpg" style="width: 159px; height: 111px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin: 10px; float: left;" title=""><span style="font-size: 16px;"><strong><a href="http://www.nicholastremulis.com/index.php">1. Nicholas Tremulis Orchestra</a></strong></span></p><p>Friday 9pm</p><p><a href="http://www.fitzgeraldsnightclub.com/">FitzGerald's</a> 6615 Roosevelt Road Berwyn, IL</p><p>Hear more from Nicholas Tremulis <a href="http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-11-17/chicago-rocker-nicholas-tremulis-keeps-rolling-94140">here</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-November/2011-11-18/Yellow-Ostrich.jpeg" style="width: 160px; height: 107px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin: 10px; float: left;" title=""><a href="http://www.yellowostrich.com/"><span style="font-size: 16px;"><strong>2. Yellow Ostrich</strong></span></a></p><p><a href="http://www.etix.com/ticket/online/performanceSearch.jsp?performance_id=1525284&amp;cobrand=metrochicago">Friday 9pm</a></p><p><a href="http://metrochicago.com/">Metro </a>3730 N. Clark Street</p><p>Opening for <a href="http://delicatesteve.com/">Delicate Steve</a> and <a href="http://www.rarariot.com/">Ra Ra Riot</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-November/2011-11-17/chi books expo.jpg" style="width: 160px; height: 160px; margin: 10px; float: left;" title=""></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://chicagowritershouse.org/"><span style="font-size: 16px;"><strong>3. Chicago Book Expo 2011</strong></span></a></p><p>Saturday 10am-6pm Sunday 12-6pm</p><p>Goldblatt's Building 4720 N. Broadway 1st Floor</p><p>Uptown Broadway Building 4701 N. Broadway Basement</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-November/2011-11-18/axis_11.jpg" style="width: 160px; height: 114px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin: 10px; float: left;" title=""><span style="font-size: 16px;"><strong><a href="http://www.axisdance.org/">4. AXIS Dance Company</a></strong></span></p><p>Saturday 7:30pm Sunday 2pm</p><p><a href="http://auditoriumtheatre.org/wb/">Auditorium Theatre</a> 50 E. Congress Parkway</p><p>Hear <a href="http://www.luciamauro.com/">Lucia Mauro</a>'s review of the performance <a href="http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-11-08/reimagining-dancing-body-93850">here</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-November/2011-11-18/Beer Carol.JPG" style="width: 160px; height: 136px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin: 10px; float: left;" title=""><a href="http://www.drinkingandwriting.com/"><span style="font-size: 16px;"><strong>5. A Beer Carol!</strong></span></a></p><p>Saturday at 4pm</p><p><a href="http://www.haymarketbrewing.com/">Haymarket Pub and Brewery</a> 737 W Randolph</p><p>Hear Gabriel Magliaro, founder and president of Chicago-based Half Acre Beer, discuss the local craft beer scene <a href="http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-11-15/brewing-strong-economy-94063">here</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-November/2011-11-18/thumb.php_.png" style="width: 160px; height: 91px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin: 10px; float: left;" title=""><a href="http://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/godards-weekend"><span style="font-size: 16px;"><strong>6. WEEKEND</strong></span></a></p><p>Friday-Sunday</p><p><a href="http://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/">Gene Siskel Film Center</a> 164 N. State Street</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Click <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/podcast/weekender/id469524810" target="_blank">here</a> to subscribe to the <em>Weekender</em> podcast.</p></p> Fri, 18 Nov 2011 15:00:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blog/city-room-blog/2011-11-18/weekender-alison-cuddy-94167 Weekender with Alison Cuddy http://www.wbez.org/blog/city-room-blog/2011-10-21/weekender-alison-cuddy-93330 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/photo/2011-October/2011-10-21/serafine lacroix.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Welcome to the Weekender! Host Alison Cuddy has your whole weekend planned out for you.</p><p>Click above to listen, click <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/podcast/weekender/id469524810" target="_blank">here</a> to subscribe.</p><p><img alt="" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-October/2011-10-21/serafine lacroix.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 359px;" title=""></p><p>Sometimes Chicago culture is like a jar of candy - you just have to pick your favorite flavor!&nbsp; Come along as we sample Chicago authors Nelson Algren and Saul Bellow, hear the sound of poetry in a brothel and get a Chicago Bear's plan to break down a London guard! Plus a ukulele tune!</p><div id="divBdy"><div><div><div><div>See all of the Weekender picks below.</div></div></div></div></div><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-October/2011-10-20/Poetry Brothel.jpg" style="width: 160px; height: 120px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin: 10px; float: left;" title=""><a href="http://www.chicagopoetrybrothel.com/"><strong><span style="font-size: 16px;">Chicago Poetry Brothel</span></strong></a></p><p>Friday, October 21st: 8pm-Midnight</p><p>Ristorante al Teatro, 1227 W 18th St</p><p>More: Hear more of Serafine LaCroix's aka Jennifer Steele's Weekly Guide picks <a href="http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-10-21/weekly-guide-intimate-weekend-chicago-poetry-brothel-serafine-lacroix-93">here</a>, including Sunday Brunch at <a href="http://www.kitkatchicago.com/">Kit Kat Lounge</a>.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-October/2011-10-20/2011_07July_11_PatrickStump21.jpg" style="width: 160px; height: 104px; float: left; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin: 10px;" title=""></p><p><a href="http://www.patrickstump.com/"><strong><span style="font-size: 16px;">Patrick Stump: Soul Punk</span></strong></a></p><p>Fall Out Boy frontman <a href="http://www.patrickstump.com/">Patrick Stump</a>'s solo debut: <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/soul-punk-deluxe-edition/id466040776?ign-mpt=uo%3D4">Soul Punk</a></p><p>Released Oct. 18th on <a href="http://www.islanddefjam.com/default.aspx?labelID=62">Island Records</a>.</p><p>Look for his interview on <a href="http://www.wbez.org/eight-forty-eight"><em>Eight Forty-Eight</em></a> next week.</p><div>&nbsp;</div><div><img alt="" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-October/2011-10-20/Nelson-Algren-001.jpg" style="width: 160px; height: 111px; float: left; margin: 10px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" title=""></div><div><a href="http://www.press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/C/bo11463726.html"><strong><span style="font-size: 16px;">Chicago: City on the Make</span></strong></a></div><p>More: Co-Editor Bill Savage <a href="http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-10-17/celebrating-60-years-nelson-algrens-chicago-city-make-93189">spoke with <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em></a> about the book.</p><p><a href="http://www.press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/C/bo11463726.html">The 60th Anniversary Edition</a> is available now on <a href="http://www.press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/C/bo11463726.html">The University of Chicago Press Books</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-October/2011-10-20/Nurses.jpg" style="width: 160px; height: 80px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin: 10px; float: left;" title=""><a href="http://www.myspace.com/nurses"><strong><span style="font-size: 16px;">Nurses</span></strong></a></p><p>Saturday, Oct. 22nd, 10pm</p><p><a href="http://www.schubas.com/">Schuba's</a>, 3159 N. Southport</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" class="caption" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-October/2011-10-21/uke-horrifica.jpg" style="width: 160px; height: 87px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin: 10px; float: left;" title=""><span style="font-size: 16px;"><strong><a href="http://www.ukechicago.org/">Chicago Ukulele Cabaret</a>: <a href="http://gapersblock.com/slowdown/archives/2011/10/22/#060433">Uke Horrifica</a></strong></span></p><p>Saturday, Oct 22nd, 8:30pm, 21+, Free</p><p>Silvie's Lounge: 1902 W. Irving Park</p><p>More: <a href="http://www.theheavyboxes.com/">The Heavy Boxes</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-October/2011-10-20/London-NFL.jpg" style="width: 160px; height: 90px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin: 10px; float: left;" title=""><strong><span style="font-size: 16px;"><a href="http://www.chicagobears.com/index.html">Chicago Bears</a> vs. <a href="http://www.buccaneers.com/">Tampa Bay Buccaneers</a></span></strong></p><p>Sunday, Oct. 23rd, 12pm</p><p><a href="http://www.wembleystadium.com/">Wembley Stadium</a>, London, UK</p><p><a href="http://msn.foxsports.com/video/shows/nfl-on-fox">The NFL on Fox</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Those are your Weekender picks so have a great weekend, get out there, and enjoy!</p><p>Subscribe to the Weekender podcast <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/podcast/weekender/id469524810">here.</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><hr><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Fri, 21 Oct 2011 17:46:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blog/city-room-blog/2011-10-21/weekender-alison-cuddy-93330