WBEZ | Mayne Stage http://www.wbez.org/content/mayne-stage Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Filmspotting LIVE! http://www.wbez.org/filmspotting-live-114146 <p><div class="image-insert-image "><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%20%281%29.jpg" title="" /></div></div><p><strong>THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT</strong></p><p>Join us for Filmspotting&#39;s &#39;2015 Wrap Party&#39; to watch <strong>Adam Kempenaar</strong> and <strong>Josh Larsen</strong> break down the year in movies live on stage! One-man house band <strong>Abraham Levitan</strong> (<em>Shame That Tune, Baby Teeth</em>) joins the guys, whose ingenious improvised songs have been a highlight of previous live Filmspotting shows.</p><p>For those who are unfamiliar with this long-running podcast, hosts Adam and Josh review indie and mainstream flicks, blending the fun with the thoughtful&mdash;in-depth film discussions, interviews with actors and directors, movie marathons and weekly top 5 lists.</p><p>Interested in the WBEZ Podcast Passport?&nbsp;<br /><strong><a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wbez-podcast-passport-tickets-19602403316">Click here for more info!</a></strong></p></p> Fri, 11 Dec 2015 13:25:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/filmspotting-live-114146 Chicago Amplified: A New Years’ Celebration http://www.wbez.org/chicago-amplified-new-years%E2%80%99-celebration-113120 <p><p><strong>Tickets for this event are SOLD OUT. &nbsp;Limited availability may be purchased at the door (8:00PM).</strong></p><p><a href="https://www.chicagopublicmedia.org/members/login"><b>Members Click Here for Promotion Code</b></a></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/original.jpg" style="height: 188px; width: 300px;" title="" /></div><p>Join WBEZ as we ring in 2016 with our Second Annual New Year&#39;s Eve BLOW OUT!</p><p>Enjoy cocktails and hors d&rsquo;oeuvres while enjoying non-stop, fabulous entertainment including:<br />stories from <a href="http://themoth.org"><strong>THE MOTH</strong></a><br />live music from <a href="http://dianalawrence.com/music/diana-and-the-dishes/"><strong>DIANA AND THE DISHES</strong></a><br />and tunes from <a href="http://vocaloreclaimedsoul.tumblr.com/"><strong>DJ Ayana Contreras</strong></a></p><p>&nbsp;</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/Moth_logo_sm_0_0.jpg" title="" /></div><p><strong>The Moth</strong> 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>&nbsp;</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/4N_Zj6YrZpI" width="560"></iframe></p><p>Garnering comparisons to Regina Spektor, Ben Folds, Carole King, and Cole Porter, Chicago band <strong>DIANA &amp; THE DISHES</strong> presents a unique, high-energy recipe of pop, soul, wit, tight musicianship and contagious fun.&nbsp; Since forming in 2008 around singer/songwriter/pianist, Diana Lawrence, the band has taken their city by storm, playing rock venues such as Schubas, Double Door, and Subterranean, while simultaneously becoming favorites at events and listening rooms, including Uncommon Ground and both The Paper Machete and Uptown Poetry Slam at The Green Mill. Their debut album, &ldquo;Take A Picture,&rdquo; was listed in Music Connection Magazine&rsquo;s Hot 100 for 2011. Diana &amp; the Dishes have an ongoing first-Wednesday-of- the-month residency at the High Hat Club.</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/djing-at-sam-1.jpg" style="height: 200px; width: 300px;" title="" /></div><p><strong>Ayana Contreras</strong> is an artist that works in sound. Her artistic process revolves around the idea of creative reuse as a means of building community.&nbsp;She hosts and produces a show called &ldquo;Reclaimed Soul&rdquo; on Vocalo 91.1fm (a sister station to WBEZ). Each program features an all-vinyl soundtrack from her extensive personal collection, as well as original audio documentaries about people who are using old items for new artistic or cultural endeavors. She also interviews original Chicago Soul artists and musicians. Ayana additionally produces a radio program called &ldquo;The Barber Shop Show&rdquo;, broadcast live from a Barber Shop in North Lawndale, which airs on Vocalo and WBEZ.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><div style="width:100%; text-align:left;"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="247" hspace="0" marginheight="5" marginwidth="5" scrolling="auto" src="//eventbrite.com/tickets-external?eid=19458266198&amp;ref=etckt" vspace="0" width="100%"></iframe><div style="font-family:Helvetica, Arial; font-size:10px; padding:5px 0 5px; margin:2px; width:100%; text-align:left;"><a class="powered-by-eb" href="http://www.eventbrite.com/r/etckt" style="color: #dddddd; text-decoration: none;" target="_blank">Powered by Eventbrite</a></div></div><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Wed, 30 Sep 2015 11:20:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/chicago-amplified-new-years%E2%80%99-celebration-113120 Homemade Stories Live! http://www.wbez.org/homemade-stories-live-111449 <p><p>&nbsp;</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/cover170x170.jpeg" title="" /></div><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;">Join us on Tuesday, May 5th at 7:00pm (DOORS: 6:30pm) at Mayne Stage for Homemade Stories Live!, the fifth and final in a series of live WBEZ podcast tapings.</span></span></p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;">Shannon Cason is a writer/storyteller from Detroit and his show Homemade Stories is just that: stories broadcast from his home from his appearances all over the country with <em>The Moth</em>, NPR&rsquo;s <em>Snap Judgement</em> and more! This live show will riff on the theme of Growing Up / Getting old and features special guests, multimedia elements and live music. After the show, you&rsquo;ll have a chance to meet Shannon at a post-show reception.</span></span></p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;">Purchase tickets here:</span></span></p><p>&nbsp;</p><div style="width:100%; text-align:left;"><div style="font-family:Helvetica, Arial; font-size:10px; padding:5px 0 5px; margin:2px; width:100%; text-align:left;">&nbsp;</div></div><p>&nbsp;</p><div style="width:100%; text-align:left;"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="247" hspace="0" marginheight="5" marginwidth="5" scrolling="auto" src="//eventbrite.com/tickets-external?eid=15471656140&amp;ref=etckt" vspace="0" width="100%"></iframe><div style="font-family:Helvetica, Arial; font-size:10px; padding:5px 0 5px; margin:2px; width:100%; text-align:left;"><a href="http://www.eventbrite.com/r/etckt" style="color:#ddd; text-decoration:none;" target="_blank">Event management</a><span style="color:#ddd;"> for </span><a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/homemade-stories-live-tickets-15471656140?ref=etckt" style="color:#ddd; text-decoration:none;" target="_blank">Homemade Stories Live!</a> <span style="color:#ddd;">powered by</span> <a href="http://www.eventbrite.com?ref=etckt" style="color:#ddd; text-decoration:none;" target="_blank">Eventbrite</a></div></div><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:21:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/homemade-stories-live-111449 After Water http://www.wbez.org/after-water-110370 <p><p>Time is running out to rescue and repair the planet, climate scientists keep telling us. They say that soon fresh water will be a resource more precious than gold. They warn that no one will be untouched.</p><p>But is anyone really listening?</p><p><strong>We say: It&rsquo;s time to call in the artists!&nbsp;</strong></p><p><em>After Water</em>&nbsp;is a project of WBEZ, Chicago Public Media.&nbsp; We&rsquo;re inviting writers to peer into the future of the Great Lakes&mdash;100 years or more&mdash;and to imagine a world in which water scarcity is a dominant social issue.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Join us July 30 at Mayne Stage</strong> in Chicago for an evening of <strong>art and science </strong>around the future of water, hosted by&nbsp;<strong>WBEZ&rsquo;s Lauren Chooljian and Vocalo&rsquo;s Jesse Menendez!</strong></p><p>Bring your tough questions, hear writers offer their sneek peeks into the future and then get experts&#39; answers. &nbsp;Have your own predictions for the future? We&#39;ll take those too.</p><p><span style="color:#b22222;"><strong>We are currently SOLD OUT of available RSVPs for this event. &nbsp;If there is room on Wednesday, we will do our best to accomodate walk up traffic. &nbsp;Thanks!</strong></span></p><div class="image-insert-image " style="text-align: center;"><div class="image-insert-image "><div class="image-insert-image "><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/After-Water_600X600.png" title="" /></div></div></div></div><p><em>After Water is part of WBEZ&rsquo;s Front and Center Series. </em></p><p><em>Front and Center is supported by the Joyce Foundation: improving the quality of life in the Great Lakes region and across the country.</em></p></p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 09:36:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/after-water-110370 Filmspotting's 2013 Wrap Party Live from Mayne Stage http://www.wbez.org/filmspottings-2013-wrap-party-live-mayne-stage-109398 <p><p><span style="font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Join hosts <strong>Adam Kempenaar</strong> and <strong>Josh Larsen</strong>, plus special guest <strong>Michael Phillips</strong> (<em>Chicago Tribune</em>), for Filmspotting&#39;s 2013 Wrap Party recognizing the year&#39;s best performances, opening scenes, cinematic moments and more. With musical guest Abraham Levitan, co-host of Shame That Tune.</span></p><p><span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px;">More infromation&nbsp;<a href="http://maynestage.com/Filmspotting-2013.aspx">here.</a></span></p></p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 11:39:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/filmspottings-2013-wrap-party-live-mayne-stage-109398 We Don't Need No Stinkin' Critics http://www.wbez.org/we-dont-need-no-stinkin-critics-106572 <p><p>You know what they say about opinions, right? Now more than ever, in this brave new digital world, everybody&rsquo;s got one. But criticism does something more&mdash;something vital to all of the arts communities it serves. Join your host<strong> Jim DeRogatis</strong> and an illustrious panel of local critics as they discuss their role in the new media landscape. We&rsquo;ll also enjoy some dramatic readings of noteworthy critiques by Chicago actors, and you&rsquo;ll have the chance to challenge what the &ldquo;experts&rdquo; are saying as the audience is invited to go interactive via Twitter!<br /><br />Panelists include:<br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Sarah Zupko, editor the Chicago-based Pop Matters Web site<br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Andrew Barber, editor of the hip-hop blog Fake Shore Drive<br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Donna Seaman, who writes about books for Booklist and other outlets<br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;LaShawn Williams, the arts editor of the Gapers Block Web site<br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Leah Pickett, who writes about pop culture for the WBEZ blogs<br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Kris Vire, one helluva great theater critic<br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Jim &quot;Tankboy&quot; Kopeny, ace music writer at Chicagoist<br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Duncan MacKenzie, co-founded and contributes to the Bad at Sports art blog<br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Drew Hunt, who reviews movies for the Chicago Reader<br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; AND... a special guest who will appear incognito (as many food critics must)<br />&nbsp;</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/No-Stinkin-Critics_vh.jpg" title="" /></div><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 15:02:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/we-dont-need-no-stinkin-critics-106572 Filmspotting 2012 Wrap Party http://www.wbez.org/filmspotting-2012-wrap-party-104312 <p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>It&nbsp;was hailed the year the world would end, and according to some, the year&nbsp;cinema did. But humanity, and the movies, triumphed in 2012. Well...some movies more than others. Join hosts Adam Kempenaar and Josh Larsen,&nbsp;plus special guest Michael Phillips (Chicago Tribune),&nbsp;for <a href="http://www.filmspotting.net/">Filmspotting&#39;s</a> 2012 Wrap Party recognizing the year&#39;s best performances, opening scenes, cinematic moments and more. With musical guest&nbsp;Abraham Levitan, co-host of <a href="http://shamethattune.com/">Shame That Tune</a>, a monthly live comedy game show.</p><p>Purchase tickets <a href="http://www.maynestage.com/Filmspotting.aspx">here.</a></p></p> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 10:49:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/filmspotting-2012-wrap-party-104312 Play the Game of Life! http://www.wbez.org/series/front-center/play-game-life-102878 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/gameoflife.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>This fall, <a href="http://www.wbez.org/frontandcenter"><em>Front &amp; Center</em></a> has explored what&#39;s happened to the American Dream and why it&#39;s so hard for folks to move up the economic ladder. Now, join us in-person for our version of &quot;The Game of Life&quot; - a less serious look at the top factors that contribute to people&#39;s success. Step in the door, get assigned a few traits or scenarios and play your hand at the Game of Life!</p><p>Post game, we&#39;ll discuss whether Lady Liberty continues to offer opportunity with <a href="http://www.ipr.northwestern.edu/people/figlio.html">Northwestern University&#39;s David Figlio</a>, and <a href="http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&amp;rct=j&amp;q=&amp;esrc=s&amp;source=web&amp;cd=1&amp;cad=rja&amp;ved=0CCEQFjAA&amp;url=http%3A%2F%2Fssascholars.uchicago.edu%2Fs-allard%2F&amp;ei=a1iJUOXeF8zcqAGkjYGYDA&amp;usg=AFQjCNFokIyAzVJRXRrKm22V3mLr_zZY-A">University of Chicago&#39;s Scott Allard</a>.</p><p>To RSVP for this FREE event, <strong><a href="https://secure2.convio.net/wbez/site/Ecommerce/995141077?VIEW_PRODUCT=true&amp;product_id=15641&amp;store_id=3461">Click Here!</a></strong></p></p> Wed, 03 Oct 2012 15:17:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/series/front-center/play-game-life-102878 Radio M Live at the World Music Festival http://www.wbez.org/radio-m-live-world-music-festival-102523 <p><p>Tony Sarabia will be broadcasting <em>Radio M</em>&nbsp;live from the Mayne Stage this Friday as a part of the World Music Festival. He will be back in the booths providing insight over the radio. If you&#39;d like to see Mario de Barros and Jazz Con Amala they will be preforming on stage combining distinct inflections of Africa, Brazil, the Caribbean, France and Spain, while allowing the tradition and culture of Cape Verde to permeate.</p><p>Find out about <a href="http://www.maynestage.com/World-Music-Fest-Maria.aspx">tickets</a></p><p>Can&#39;t make the show? Be sure to <a href="http://www.wbez.org/player">tune in to</a> <em>Radio M</em> on Friday night starting at 9pm to hear Tony and Mario&#39;s singing from the comfort of your space.</p></p> Wed, 19 Sep 2012 12:20:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/radio-m-live-world-music-festival-102523 Mayne Stage Presents Maria Bamford http://www.wbez.org/event/2011-10-07/mayne-stage-presents-maria-bamford <p><p>Enjoy a night of quirkly and unique <a href="http://www.mariabamford.com/com_clips.shtml">character-based stand-up</a> with Maria Bamford at the Mayne Stage. Called "hysterically funny" by Judd Apatow, Maria has been featured on&nbsp;Late Night with Conan O'Brien, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Show with Craig Kilborn, Jimmy Kimmel Live and stared in the hilarious series of Target Black Friday&nbsp;<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlbv35gW0B8&amp;feature=related">commercials</a>&nbsp;two years in a row. Bamford's cult hit web series is being displayed at the Museum of Art and Design in New York and stars in the Comedy Central series, The Comedians of Comedy, based on the documentary. She is also the first female comic to have two Comedy Central Presents half-hour specials and was listed as Variety's Top Ten Comics to Watch.&nbsp;Currently Maria contributes comedic voiceovers for such animations as Cartoon Network’s&nbsp;<em>Adventure Time</em>, Disney Channel’s&nbsp;<em>Kick Buttowski</em>, Nickelodeon’s&nbsp;<em>Kung Fu Panda</em>, PBS’s Emmy-winning series&nbsp;<em>Word Girl</em>&nbsp;and the upcoming&nbsp;<em>Tight Bros</em>&nbsp;for Adult Swim.&nbsp;</p></p> Tue, 30 Aug 2011 16:27:35 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/event/2011-10-07/mayne-stage-presents-maria-bamford