WBEZ | Chicago Urban Art Society http://www.wbez.org/content/chicago-urban-art-society Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Vocalo Presents: Music & Stories...WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS! http://www.wbez.org/vocalo-presents-music-storieswe-are-champions-110163 <p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;">Join us for an evening of stories, good music, and conversation with your neighbors. Featuring stories from some of the city&#39;s best storytellers, local writers, starving artists, and community members.&nbsp;</span></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;"><strong>Theme</strong>: <em><strong>WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS</strong></em></span></p><div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;">With special story guests:&nbsp;<strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Katie Prout</strong>&nbsp;and <b>Shantell Jamison</b></span></div><div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;"><em>+ open mic and music!</em></span></div><div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><br /><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;">Hosted by<strong> Luis Perez&nbsp;</strong>of Vocalo 90.7FM (CHI)/89.5FM (NWI) with music by <strong>Ayana Contreras</strong>.</span></div><div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">&nbsp;</div><div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;"><strong><em>*Elements of the Event will be recorded for broadcast on Vocalo Radio 90.7 FM/89.5 FM WBEW and 91.5 FM WBEZ*</em></strong></span></div><div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">&nbsp;</div><div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small;"><strong style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">Katie Prout</strong><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;"> is a writer, runner and storyteller who works for A Large Internet Coupon Company in the city of Chicago. She writes about family, feelings, and all things feminism at <strong><a href="http://inmyspiralringnotebook.blogspot.com">http://inmyspiralringnotebook.blogspot.com</a></strong>.</span></div><div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</div><div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;"><strong>Shantell Jamison</strong> is a writer, and cultural critic. She is the author of &quot;Drive Yourself in the Right Direction: Simple Quotes on how to Achieve Your Best Self.&quot; When she&#39;s not telling stories or working out, she&#39;s enjoying good food with friends and chilling with her dog Gigi.</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div></div><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;"><em><strong>This is an all ages event<br />21+ to drink</strong></em></span></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;"><strong>FORMAT:</strong></span></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;">Featured Storytellers are invited to share their stories, which we take a short music break courtesy of Ayana Contreras host of Vocalo&rsquo;s <em>Reclaimed Soul</em>.<br /><br />Members of the crowd take the stage for an OPEN MIC as well. The best stories will be featured on Vocalo.<br /><br />Bring your best stories to share... otherwise just come to listen, chill, and groove.<br /><br /><strong>OPEN MIC RULES:</strong></span></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;">You and the microphone with a TRUE story. No music acts, no poetry, ONLY STORIES. 6 MINUTE LIMIT. Take advantage of your chance to be heard on the radio.</span></p></p> Mon, 12 May 2014 10:38:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/vocalo-presents-music-storieswe-are-champions-110163 Vocalo Presents: Music & Stories...LIVE! http://www.wbez.org/vocalo-presents-music-storieslive-108415 <p><p>Join us for an all-ages evening of stories, good music, and conversation, featuring stories from some of the city&#39;s best storytellers, local writers, starving artists, and community members. Guest hosted this month by <strong>Molly Adam</strong>s (The Morning AMP) with music by <strong>Ayana Contreras</strong>, both of Vocalo 90.7FM (CHI) / 89.5FM (NWI)&nbsp;<br /><br />This&nbsp;month&#39;s theme is <strong>WIN OR LOSE</strong>, which is a great song by Windy City!<br /><br />Prolific SLAM poet and public school teacher Tim Stafford and Writer/Storyteller/Moth GrandSLAM Qualifier (who recently did the open mic at Music &amp; Stories) Archy Jamjun will be our feature storytellers.<br /><br /><strong>Tim Stafford</strong> is a poet and public school teacher from Lyons, IL. He is a former Chicago Poetry Slam Champion whose work has appeared HBO Def Poetry Jam and at poetry festivals around the world including the 2010 Zurich Poetry Slam Festival, the 2011 German National Poetry Slam, and the 2013 Kiel Festival in Kiel, Germany.<br /><br /><strong>Archy Jamjun</strong> is a writer and performer from Chicago. His first passion is singing but unfortunately he was born tone-deaf. He is thus very happy that storytelling exists as it give him a way to entertain people that falls within his abilities. He is currently working on a collection of short stories, finishing up the writing program at Second City, and preparing to start his MFA in Creative Writing at Roosevelt University. When not writing and performing, he can be seen watching drag shows, theater, attending concerts, and working at The Gage near Millenium Park.<br /><br />Featured Storytellers are invited to share their stories, after which we&#39;ll take a short musical break courtesy of Ayana Contreras host of Vocalo&rsquo;s Reclaimed Soul. &nbsp;After the features, members of the crowd take the stage for an <strong>OPEN MIC</strong>.&nbsp;Bring your favorite stories to share...otherwise just come to listen, chill, and groove.</p><p><u><strong>OPEN MIC RULES</strong></u><br /><br />- You and the microphone with an awesome TRUE story. No music acts, no poetry, ONLY STORIES.<br />- 6 MINUTE LIMIT.<br />- Take advantage of your chance to be heard on the radio.<br /><br /><em><strong>*NOTE: The event will be recorded for broadcast on Vocalo Radio 90.7 FM/89.5 FM WBEW and 91.5 FM WBEZ*</strong></em></p></p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 16:11:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/vocalo-presents-music-storieslive-108415 Vocalo Presents: Music & Stories...LIVE! http://www.wbez.org/vocalo-presents-music-storieslive-108414 <p><p><span style="font-size:14px;">Join us for an all-ages evening of stories, good music, and conversation, featuring stories from some of the city&#39;s best storytellers, local writers, starving artists, and community members.&nbsp;</span><br /><br />Hosted by Luis Antonio Perez with music by Ayana Contreras, both of Vocalo 90.7FM (CHI) / 89.5FM (NWI)&nbsp;</p><p>Our March theme is <strong>CRIME DOESN&#39;T PAY</strong> and features retired Chicago homicide detective turned storyteller Jim Padar and programmer Erica Dresibach.</p><ul><li><strong>Jim Padar</strong><em> is a lifelong Chicagoan and a retired Chicago Police homicide detective. He is a four time winner of The Moth StorySlams. Jim recently coauthored a book with his son Jay, currently a Chicago Police sergeant, titled &ldquo;On Being a Cop.&quot;</em><em>‚Äč</em></li></ul><ul><li><strong>Erica Dreisbach</strong><em> is an artist, writer, and programmer in Chicago. She doesn&#39;t make meaningful distinctions between art, writing, and coding.ericaricardo.com.</em></li></ul><div><p style="margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:13.5pt;margin-left: 0in;line-height:16.5pt;vertical-align:baseline"><b style="line-height: 16.5pt;"><span style="font-size:10.5pt; font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#333333">FORMAT:</span></b></p><p style="margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:13.5pt;margin-left: 0in;line-height:16.5pt;vertical-align:baseline"><span style="font-size:10.5pt; font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#333333">Featured Storytellers are invited to share their stories, after which we&#39;ll take a short musical break courtesy of Ayana Contreras host of Vocalo&rsquo;s <i>Reclaimed Soul</i>.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p style="margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:13.5pt;margin-left: 0in;line-height:16.5pt;vertical-align:baseline"><span style="font-size:10.5pt; font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#333333">After the features, members of the crowd take the stage for an OPEN MIC. The best stories will be featured on Vocalo!<o:p></o:p></span></p><p style="margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:13.5pt;margin-left: 0in;line-height:16.5pt;vertical-align:baseline"><span style="font-size:10.5pt; font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#333333">Bring your favorite stories to share...otherwise just come to listen, chill, and groove.<br /><br /><b>OPEN MIC RULES:</b> <o:p></o:p></span></p><p style="margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:13.5pt;margin-left: 0in;line-height:16.5pt;vertical-align:baseline"><span style="font-size:10.5pt; font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#333333">You and the microphone with an awesome TRUE story. No music acts, no poetry, ONLY STORIES. </span></p><p style="margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:13.5pt;margin-left: 0in;line-height:16.5pt;vertical-align:baseline"><span style="font-size:10.5pt; font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#333333">6 MINUTE LIMIT. </span></p><p style="margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:13.5pt;margin-left: 0in;line-height:16.5pt;vertical-align:baseline"><span style="font-size:10.5pt; font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#333333">Take advantage of your chance to be heard on the radio.</span></p><p style="margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:13.5pt;margin-left: 0in;line-height:16.5pt;vertical-align:baseline"><span style="font-size:10.5pt; font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#333333"><o:p></o:p></span></p><p style="margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:13.5pt;margin-left: 0in;line-height:16.5pt;vertical-align:baseline">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:13.5pt;margin-left: 0in;line-height:16.5pt;vertical-align:baseline"><i><span style="font-size:10.5pt; font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#333333">*NOTE: The event will be recorded for broadcast on Vocalo Radio 90.7 FM/89.5 FM WBEW and 91.5 FM WBEZ*</span></i></p></div><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 16:09:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/vocalo-presents-music-storieslive-108414 Vocalo Presents: Music & Stories...LIVE! http://www.wbez.org/vocalo-presents-music-storieslive-108412 <p><p>Join us for an evening of stories, good music, and conversation with your neighbors. Featuring stories from some of the city&#39;s best storytellers, local writers, starving artists, and community members.&nbsp;</p><p>Theme: LOVE HANGOVER</p><div>With special story guests: <strong>Dana Norris</strong> and <strong>Rob Ruiz</strong></div><div>+ open mic and music!</div><div><br />Hosted by Luis of Vocalo 90.7FM (CHI)/89.5FM (NWI) with music by Ayana Contreras.</div><p>*Elements of the Event will be recorded for broadcast on Vocalo Radio 90.7 FM/89.5 FM WBEW and 91.5 FM WBEZ*</p><div><strong>Dana Norris:&nbsp;</strong></div><div>Story Club franchise founder Dana Norris is the editor-in-chief of Story Club Magazine, a teacher at StoryStudio Chicago and producer and host of Story Club North Side at Holiday Club. &nbsp;She has been published in McSweeney&#39;s Internet Tendency, &nbsp;The Rumpus and Tampa Review, and her stories have been featured on WBEZ-FM and Vocalo.org. &nbsp; Norris performs around Chicago with Mortified, The Paper Machete, The Kates, Essay Fiesta, This Much is True, Write Club and Guts &amp; Glory. Norris has an MFA degree in Creative Nonfiction from Northwestern University.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong>Rob Ruiz</strong>:</div><div>Logan Square storyteller Rob Ruiz&rsquo;s stories draw from his past experience as a law enforcement officer, boxer, bouncer, bodyguard, teen counselor, diamond messenger, hotel manager, radio personality, film producer, grocery store clerk, bank security guard, sofa sleeper mover and handbag salesman, and, particularly, his extended family of more than 100 members. Friendships with everyone from ministers to street hustlers, and countless trips to his motherland of Puerto Rico also inspire Ruiz&rsquo;s stories. His vast body of experience guides his raw, impromptu stories.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><p><br />This is an all ages event<br />21+ to drink</p><p>FORMAT: Featured Storytellers are invited to share their stories, which we take a short music break courtesy of Ayana Contreras host of Vocalo&rsquo;s Reclaimed Soul<br /><br />Members of the crowd take the stage for an OPEN Mic as well. The best stories will be featured on Vocalo.<br /><br />Bring your best stories to share... otherwise just come to listen, chill, and groove.<br /><br />Open mic rules: You and the microphone with a kick ass TRUE story. No music acts, no poetry, ONLY STORIES. 6 MINUTE LIMIT. Take advantage of your chance to be heard on the radio.</p></p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 15:57:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/vocalo-presents-music-storieslive-108412 Vocalo Presents: Music & Stories...LIVE! http://www.wbez.org/vocalo-presents-music-storieslive-108411 <p><p>Join us for an evening of stories, good music, and conversation with your neighbors. Featuring stories from some of the city&#39;s best storytellers, local writers, starving artists, and community members.&nbsp;<br /><br />Hosted by Luis of Vocalo 90.7FM (CHI)/89.5FM (NWI) with music by Ayana Contreras.<br /><br />*The Event will be recorded for broadcast on Vocalo Radio 90.7 FM/89.5 FM WBEW and 91.5 FM WBEZ*<br /><br />This is an all ages event<br />21+ to drink</p><p>FORMAT: Featured Storytellers are invited to share their stories, which we take a short music break courtesy of Ayana Contreras host of Vocalo&rsquo;s Reclaimed Soul<br /><br />Members of the crowd take the stage for an OPEN Mic as well. The best stories will be featured on Vocalo.<br /><br />Bring your best stories to share... otherwise just come to listen, chill, and groove.<br /><br />Open mic rules: You and the microphone with a kick ass TRUE story. No music acts, no poetry, ONLY STORIES. 6 MINUTE LIMIT. Take advantage of your chance to be heard on the radio.</p></p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 15:54:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/vocalo-presents-music-storieslive-108411 Vocalo Presents: Music & Stories...LIVE! http://www.wbez.org/vocalo-presents-music-storieslive-108355 <p><p><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Join us for an evening of stories, good music, and conversation with your neighbors. Featuring stories from some of the city&#39;s best storytellers, local writers, starving artists, and community members.&nbsp;</span><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 16px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);" /><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 16px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);" /><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Hosted by Luis &amp; Shantell of Vocalo 90.7FM (CHI)/89.5FM (NWI) with music by Ayana Contreras.</span><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px;" /><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px;" /><span class="text_exposed_show" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); display: inline; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">*The Event will be recorded for broadcast on Vocalo Radio 90.7 FM/89.5 FM WBEW and 91.5 FM WBEZ*<br /><br />This is a 21+ event<br /><br />FORMAT: Two Featured Storytellers are invited to share their stories, which we take a short music break courtesy of Ayana Contreras host of Vocalo&rsquo;s Reclaimed Soul<br /><br />Members of the crowd take the stage for an OPEN Mic as well. The best stories will be featured on Vocalo.<br /><br />Bring your best stories to share... otherwise just come to listen, chill, and groove.<br /><br />Open mic rules: You and the microphone with a kick ass TRUE story. No music acts, no poetry, ONLY STORIES. 6 MINUTE LIMIT. Take advantage of your chance to be heard on the radio.</span></p></p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 14:00:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/vocalo-presents-music-storieslive-108355 Vocalo Presents: Music & Stories...LIVE! http://www.wbez.org/vocalo-presents-music-storieslive-108354 <p><p><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Join us for an evening of stories, good music, and conversation with your neighbors. Featuring stories from some of the city&#39;s best storytellers, local writers, starving artists, and community members.&nbsp;</span><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 16px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);" /><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 16px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);" /><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Hosted by Luis &amp; Shantell of Vocalo 90.7FM (CHI)/89.5FM (NWI) with music by Ayana Contreras.</span><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px;" /><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px;" /><span class="text_exposed_show" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); display: inline; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">*The Event will be recorded for broadcast on Vocalo Radio 90.7 FM/89.5 FM WBEW and 91.5 FM WBEZ*<br /><br />This is a 21+ event<br /><br />FORMAT: Two Featured Storytellers are invited to share their stories, which we take a short music break courtesy of Ayana Contreras host of Vocalo&rsquo;s Reclaimed Soul<br /><br />Members of the crowd take the stage for an OPEN Mic as well. The best stories will be featured on Vocalo.<br /><br />Bring your best stories to share... otherwise just come to listen, chill, and groove.<br /><br />Open mic rules: You and the microphone with a kick ass TRUE story. No music acts, no poetry, ONLY STORIES. 6 MINUTE LIMIT. Take advantage of your chance to be heard on the radio.</span></p></p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 13:58:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/vocalo-presents-music-storieslive-108354 Vocalo Presents: Music & Stories...LIVE! http://www.wbez.org/vocalo-presents-music-storieslive-108352 <p><p><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Join us for an evening of stories, good music, and conversation with your neighbors. Featuring stories from some of the city&#39;s best storytellers, local writers, starving artists, and community members.&nbsp;</span><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 16px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);" /><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 16px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);" /><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Hosted by Luis &amp; Shantell of Vocalo 90.7FM (CHI)/89.5FM (NWI) with music by Ayana Contreras.</span><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px;" /><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px;" /><span class="text_exposed_show" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); display: inline; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">*The Event will be recorded for broadcast on Vocalo Radio 90.7 FM/89.5 FM WBEW and 91.5 FM WBEZ*<br /><br />This is a 21+ event<br /><br />FORMAT: Two Featured Storytellers are invited to share their stories, which we take a short music break courtesy of Ayana Contreras host of Vocalo&rsquo;s Reclaimed Soul<br /><br />Members of the crowd take the stage for an OPEN Mic as well. The best stories will be featured on Vocalo.<br /><br />Bring your best stories to share... otherwise just come to listen, chill, and groove.<br /><br />Open mic rules: You and the microphone with a kick ass TRUE story. No music acts, no poetry, ONLY STORIES. 6 MINUTE LIMIT. Take advantage of your chance to be heard on the radio.</span></p></p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 13:53:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/vocalo-presents-music-storieslive-108352 Vocalo Presents: Music & Stories...LIVE! http://www.wbez.org/vocalo-presents-music-storieslive-108351 <p><p><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Join us for an evening of stories, good music, and conversation with your neighbors. Featuring stories from some of the city&#39;s best storytellers, local writers, starving artists, and community members.&nbsp;</span><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 16px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);" /><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 16px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);" /><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Hosted by Luis &amp; Shantell of Vocalo 90.7FM (CHI)/89.5FM (NWI) with music by Ayana Contreras.</span><br /><br /><span class="text_exposed_show" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); display: inline; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">*The Event will be recorded for broadcast on Vocalo Radio 90.7 FM/89.5 FM WBEW and 91.5 FM WBEZ*<br /><br />This is a 21+ event<br /><br />FORMAT: Two Featured Storytellers are invited to share their stories, which we take a short music break courtesy of Ayana Contreras host of Vocalo&rsquo;s Reclaimed Soul<br /><br />Members of the crowd take the stage for an OPEN Mic as well. The best stories will be featured on Vocalo.<br /><br />Bring your best stories to share... otherwise just come to listen, chill, and groove.<br /><br />Open mic rules: You and the microphone with a kick ass TRUE story. No music acts, no poetry, ONLY STORIES. 6 MINUTE LIMIT. Take advantage of your chance to be heard on the radio.</span></p></p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 13:50:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/vocalo-presents-music-storieslive-108351 Vocalo Presents: Music & Stories...LIVE! http://www.wbez.org/vocalo-presents-music-storieslive-108350 <p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 16px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Join us for an evening of stories, good music, and conversation with your neighbors. Featuring stories from some of the city&#39;s best storytellers, local writers, starving artists, and community members.&nbsp;</span><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 16px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);" /><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 16px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);" /><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 16px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Hosted by Luis &amp; Shantell of Vocalo 90.7FM (CHI)/89.5FM (NWI) with music by Ayana Contreras.</span><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 16px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);" /><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 16px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);" /><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 16px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">This month&#39;s theme is Roommate Horror Stories and will feature:</span><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 16px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);" /><br /><span class="text_exposed_show" style="display: inline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 16px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Nico Lang<br />Erin Diamond&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 16px;">&amp; You (open mic)</span></p><p><span class="text_exposed_show" style="display: inline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 16px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">*The Event will be recorded for broadcast on Vocalo Radio 90.7 FM/89.5 FM WBEW and 91.5 FM WBEZ*<br /><br /><br />FORMAT: Two Featured Storytellers are invited to share their stories, which we take a short music break courtesy of Ayana Contreras host of Vocalo&rsquo;s Reclaimed Soul<br /><br />Members of the crowd take the stage for an OPEN Mic as well. The best stories will be featured on Vocalo.<br /><br />Bring your best stories to share... otherwise just come to listen, chill, and groove.<br /><br />Open mic rules: You and the microphone with a kick ass TRUE story. No music acts, no poetry, ONLY STORIES. 6 MINUTE LIMIT. Take advantage of your chance to be heard on the radio.</span></p></p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 13:42:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/vocalo-presents-music-storieslive-108350