WBEZ | Katreese Barnes http://www.wbez.org/tags/katreese-barnes Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Weekly Guide: 'Rosie Show' musical director Katreese Barnes scores a fun weekend http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-12-01/weekly-guide-rosie-show-musical-director-katreese-barnes-scores-fun-week <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//segment/photo/2011-December/2011-12-01/seth-meyers-katreese-barnes-john-mulaney-2011-9-10-20-50-17.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>When Oprah ended her talk show here in Chicago – another recognizable face stepped up. Rosie O’Donnell now does her daily talk show in Oprah’s studio in the West Loop--and is also living in the city. And so is some of her crew! Katreese Barnes left a pretty good gig at <em><a href="http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/" target="_blank">Saturday Night Live</a></em> to become musical director of <em><a href="http://www.oprah.com/rosie/rosie.html" target="_blank">The Rosie Show</a></em>. While at <em>SNL</em> she battled breast cancer twice. She also won two Emmys. And listeners may recognize the musical chops that earned her one – <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhwbxEfy7fg">take a listen</a>! She made audiences laugh until they cried on <em>SNL</em> and on Thursday, she showed Chicagoans how to have a good time as <em>Eight Forty-Eight's</em> <a href="http://www.wbez.org/series/weeklyguide" target="_blank"><em>Weekly Guide</em></a>.</p><p><strong>Friday</strong></p><p>Katreese is heading over the the <a href="http://steppenwolf.org/" target="_blank">Steppenwolf Theater Company</a> to catch a new play called <em>Penelope</em>.</p><p><strong>Saturday</strong><br> <a href="http://cso.org/" target="_blank">Chicago Symphony Orchestra</a> to hear Mahler's "Symphony No. 1"</p><p><strong>Sunday</strong><br> Katreese will be heading over to <a href="http://www.thefrontierchicago.com/" target="_blank">Frontier</a> to watch Sunday's Bears (and Jets) games.<br> &nbsp;</p></p> Thu, 01 Dec 2011 15:18:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-12-01/weekly-guide-rosie-show-musical-director-katreese-barnes-scores-fun-week