WBEZ | Martyrs' http://www.wbez.org/content/martyrs Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en The MOTH Story Slam http://www.wbez.org/moth-story-slam-112125 <p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/download_1.jpg" title="" /></div><p>&ldquo;It is brilliant and quietly addictive&rdquo; &ndash; The London Guardian</p><p>&ldquo;New York&rsquo;s hottest and hippest literary ticket&rdquo; &ndash; The Wall Street Journal</p><p>The Moth is an acclaimed not-for-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. It is a celebration of both the raconteur, who breathes fire into true tales of ordinary life, and the storytelling novice, who has lived through something extraordinary and yearns to share it. At the center of each performance is, of course, the story &ndash; and The Moth&rsquo;s directors work with each storyteller to find, shape and present it.</p><p>Since its launch in 1997, The Moth has presented thousands of stories, told live and without notes, to standing-room-only crowds worldwide.</p><p>Moth shows are renowned for the great range of human experience they showcase. Each show starts with a theme, and the storytellers explore it, often in unexpected ways. Since each story is true and every voice authentic, the shows dance between documentary and theater, creating a unique, intimate, and often enlightening experience for the audience.</p><p>Moth stories dissolve socio-economic barriers, expose vulnerabilities, and quietly suggest ways to overcome challenges and see with new eyes.</p><p><a href="http://themoth.org/events?category=20"><strong>To purchase tickets in advance, click here.</strong></a><br />&nbsp;</p></p> Tue, 02 Jun 2015 07:42:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/moth-story-slam-112125 The Moth Story Slam: Home http://www.wbez.org/moth-story-slam-home-108724 <p><div>The Moth presents the StorySLAM, a battle of wits and words - fierce, hilarious, heartbreaking and all points between. Listen as ten storytellers tell tales of whims, wildcards, split-second decisions and other game-changing shifts.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The Moth is dedicated to finding intriguing people to tell inspired stories. At The Moth StorySLAM, those people find us.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>More information about this event <a href="http://themoth.org/events?month=2013-12">here.&nbsp;</a></div></p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 16:22:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/moth-story-slam-home-108724 The Moth Story Slam: Dirt http://www.wbez.org/moth-story-slam-dirt-108723 <p><div>The Moth presents the StorySLAM, a battle of wits and words - fierce, hilarious, heartbreaking and all points between. Listen as ten storytellers tell tales of whims, wildcards, split-second decisions and other game-changing shifts.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The Moth is dedicated to finding intriguing people to tell inspired stories. At The Moth StorySLAM, those people find us.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>More information about this event <a href="http://themoth.org/events">here</a>.&nbsp;</div></p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 16:18:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/moth-story-slam-dirt-108723 The Moth Story Slam: Creepy http://www.wbez.org/moth-story-slam-creepy-108722 <p><div>The Moth presents the StorySLAM, a battle of wits and words - fierce, hilarious, heartbreaking and all points between. Listen as ten storytellers tell tales of whims, wildcards, split-second decisions and other game-changing shifts.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The Moth is dedicated to finding intriguing people to tell inspired stories. At The Moth StorySLAM, those people find us.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>More information about this event <a href="http://themoth.org/events">here</a>.&nbsp;</div></p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 16:11:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/moth-story-slam-creepy-108722 Chicago Reader and WBEZ's Honest Truth Party http://www.wbez.org/chicago-reader-and-wbezs-honest-truth-party-103208 <p><p>Did you miss the last few presidential debates? Procrastinating on your political responsibility? Well, you&#39;re not alone.&nbsp;</p><p>Join the Chicago Reader for a night of drinking and debating with some of Chicago&#39;s most interesting political voices. Hosted by Justin Kaufmann of WBEZ.&nbsp;</p><p>We&#39;re putting together Chicago personalities from both sides of the table and then listening as they address hot topics around the election. We&#39;ll drink, debate, then dance as Chicago&#39;s own Cains and Abels close out the night. We&#39;ll have door prizes for the first 25 people to arrive.</p><p>More info and <a href="http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/the-chicago-reader-and-wbez-present-the-honest-truth-party-election-edition/FreeStuff?oid=7686551">contest info</a></p></p> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 14:38:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/chicago-reader-and-wbezs-honest-truth-party-103208 Radio M Celebrates 5 Years of World Music http://www.wbez.org/event/2011-04-25/radio-m-celebrates-5-years-world-music <p><p>After five amazing years exploring world cultures and people through music with Tony Sarabia on Radio M, we wanted to thank all the fans of the show with a party at Martyrs. Tony will spin his favorite tunes, plus Mas Trueno will close out the evening with live music. Get there early for free food&nbsp; and giveaway prizes. Meet Tony and support world music in Chicago!&nbsp;</p><p>Sponsored by Goose Island.</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Fri, 15 Apr 2011 15:14:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/event/2011-04-25/radio-m-celebrates-5-years-world-music