WBEZ | Mayne Stage http://www.wbez.org/content/mayne-stage Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en 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 Mayne Stage Presents Marc Maron http://www.wbez.org/event/2011-08-04/mayne-stage-presents-marc-maron <p><p style="text-align: left; "><em>WTF</em>'s Marc Maron comes to Chicago for three nights of comedy. See the man described as "passionate, fearless, honest, self-absorbed, neurotic, and screamingly funny" by Arrested Development's&nbsp;David Cross. Louis C.K. says "Marc Maron is a startlingly honest, compelling and (a) hilarious comedian-poet. Truly one of the greatest of all time.”</p><p style="text-align: left; ">Want to sample before you go? Check out his top rated podcast that's been trimmed for public radio&nbsp;<a href="http://www.prx.org/series/32112-wtf-with-marc-maron">here</a>. Listen on WBEZ 91.5 every Sunday at 8pm through mid-August.</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Tue, 26 Jul 2011 09:26:41 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/event/2011-08-04/mayne-stage-presents-marc-maron