WBEZ | Friday http://www.wbez.org/tags/friday Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en 'Recovering groupie' Cynthia Plaster Caster molds a rock-star weekend http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-12-16/recovering-groupie-cynthia-plaster-caster-molds-rock-star-weekend-94964 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-December/2011-12-16/Cynthia Plaster Caster.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>A warning--some listeners may want to put their ear muffs on. <em>Eight Forty-Eight's</em> <em>Weekly Guide</em> s best known for making plaster castings of the “naughty bits” of male and female rock 'n rollers. Cynthia Plaster Caster has gotten up close and personal with the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Jello Biafra of the Dead Kennedys and Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.</p><p>But her experiences in the music world roamed much further. Cynthia was in the process of putting together a memoir about her time as an infamous groupie. She shared more family-friendly weekend picks but first Cynthia Albritton, aka Cynthia Plaster Caster, told <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> about her work in progress, a memoir of her groupie days.</p><p><strong>Cynthia's Picks:</strong></p><p><strong>FRIDAY</strong><br> <a href="http://www.heathermcadams.com/Country_Calendar.html" target="_blank">Chris and Heather's Country Calendar Show</a> at <a href="http://www.fitzgeraldsnightclub.com" target="_blank">Fitzgerald’s</a><br> <br> Musician <a href="http://www.dimensiononerecords.com/index.php/roster/robertkramer" target="_blank">Robert Kramer</a> is playing at <a href="http://www.sabatinoschicago.com/" target="_blank">Sabatinos</a></p><p>The Fifth Annual Hideout Christmas Egyptian/Cosmic Panto at the <a href="http://www.hideoutchicago.com/" target="_blank">Hideout</a> (RUNS FRI / SAT / SUN)</p><p><strong>SATURDAY</strong><br> Cynthia Plaster Caster is going to go to The Bleeping Ravenswood Manor Film Society. It’s a private event&nbsp; put on by a friend&nbsp; of hers, John Connor. Connor is in the band Brick-a-Brack. A friend of Cynthia's works in Hollywood archiving old TV shows and has access to some really obscure stuff from '50s, '60s and '70s.</p><p><strong>SUNDAY</strong><br> DJ Matt Fields will spinning X-mas music at The <a href="http://www.theburlingtonbar.com/" target="_blank">Burlington Bar</a> in Logan Square.</p><p>Supreme Soul DJ Bridget will be playing <a href="http://www.delilahschicago.com/" target="_blank">Deliah's</a> in Lincoln Park<br> At 6:00 p.m., <em><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtXnLtOHiTk" target="_blank">Santa Claus Conquers the Martians</a></em> featuring Pia Zadora, will be shown.<br> &nbsp;</p></p> Fri, 16 Dec 2011 14:12:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-12-16/recovering-groupie-cynthia-plaster-caster-molds-rock-star-weekend-94964 Thursday Thingy: Hoping to see you all on Friday 11/11/11! http://www.wbez.org/blog/mission-amy-kr/2011-11-10/thursday-thingy-hoping-see-you-all-friday-111111-93931 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/photo/2011-November/2011-11-11/2824631-yellow-umbrella.jpeg" alt="" /><p><p>Quick recap/reminder:</p><p>a) <strong>Friday 11/11/11....at 11:11 am at The Bean in Millennium Park.</strong> &nbsp;The very last grand finale gathering for <a href="http://www.thebeckoningoflovely.com">The Beckoning of Lovely</a>. &nbsp;All-ages. &nbsp;What are we doing? &nbsp;Well, we're going to pack the most "life" we possibly can into a single hour, all while standing in place. &nbsp; If you can, bring a white pillow case and sharpie marker. &nbsp;</p><p>b) Special guests: author/vlogger <strong>John Green, and the Nerdfighters. &nbsp;Musician Nick Gage.&nbsp;</strong></p><p>c) My hope is that it will be the best hour of AT LEAST your week...maybe month...perhaps year? &nbsp;:)</p><p>d) &nbsp;Also: at midnight tonight, <strong>the feature-length film "<a href="http://www.thebeckoningoflovely.com">The Beckoning of Lovely</a>" will be globally released via YouTube.</strong> &nbsp;So from this moment on, it will be available for viewing anytime anywhere. &nbsp;It's a new kind of film, best described as an "interactive love letter to the universe"...3 years, 3 months and 3 days in the making.</p><p>yours,</p><p>amy</p><p style="text-align: center;"><iframe src="http://itsalmo.st/#thebeckoningoflovely:embed" style="border: 1px solid rgb(219, 216, 215);" width="500" frameborder="0" height="350" scrolling="no"></iframe></p></p> Thu, 10 Nov 2011 16:15:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blog/mission-amy-kr/2011-11-10/thursday-thingy-hoping-see-you-all-friday-111111-93931