WBEZ | Tim Kazurinsky http://www.wbez.org/tags/tim-kazurinsky Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en 'Afternoon Shift' #192: Festivals abound http://www.wbez.org/programs/afternoon-shift/2012-11-19/afternoon-shift-192-festivals-abound-103919 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/twinkies flickr.jpg" alt="" /><p><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/afternoon-shift-192-festivals-abound.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/afternoon-shift-192-festivals-abound" target="_blank">View the story "'Afternoon Shift' #192: Festivals abound" on Storify</a>]<h1>'Afternoon Shift' #192: Festivals abound</h1><h2>Michigan Avenue will be ablaze with more than a million lights Saturday for the city's festival of lights. But it's not the only festival in town. Rick talks to two foodie filmmakers in town for the Chicago Food Film Festival. Plus the stars of Northlight Theater's 'Odd Couple.'</h2><p>Storified by &middot; Fri, Nov 16 2012 14:38:45</p><div>The holiday lights go on Saturday on the Magnificent Mile. Rick wonders whether all the commotion is worth fuss on Michigan Avenue. And heck, while we're examining Chicago's street scene, why not check in with State Street (that Great Street)?! <br></div><div>'Tis the Season by WBEZThe holiday lights go on Saturday on the Magnificent Mile. Rick wonders whether all the commotion is worth fuss on Michigan Avenue. And h...</div><div>Michigan Avenue Lightsrnx070</div><div>The holiday season transforms downtown Chicago by WBEZThe holiday lights go on Saturday on the Magnificent Mile. Rick wonders whether all the commotion is worth fuss on Michigan Avenue. He ta...</div><div>Environmental photographer James Balog was skeptical about the existence of climate change for much of his 30-year career. But after<i>National Geographic</i> sent him to the Arctic to capture the changing glaciers, he was convinced. And so, he dispatched time-lapse photography to gather evidence of what he saw. His multi-year effort is the subject of the new documentary,<i><a href="http://www.chasingice.com/" class="">Chasing Ice</a></i>. <br></div><div>&quot;Chasing Ice&quot; documentary wants to hit audiences in the gut about climate change by WBEZEnvironmental photographer James Balog was skeptical about the existence of climate change for much of his 30-year career. But after Nati...</div><div>Chasing Ice OFFICIAL TRAILERweareexposure</div><div>Chasing IceThe Virginia Film Festival</div><div>My review of &quot;Chasing Ice,&quot; a fairly terrifying documentary. http://bit.ly/SXRQTnRoger Ebert</div><div>Comedic actors Tim Kazurinsky and Marc Grapey take on Neil Simon’s classic,<i>The Odd Couple</i>, as mismatched roommates Felix and Oscar for the <a href="http://www.northlight.org/" class="">Northlight Theater</a> production. Rick takes them on as interview subject--we'll see who's mismatched in that particular pairing.<br></div><div>&quot;Odd Couple&quot; still rings true with audiences 50 years later by WBEZComedic actors Tim Kazurinsky and Marc Grapey take on Neil Simon's classic, The Odd Couple, as mismatched roommates Felix and Oscar for t...</div><div>The Odd Couple at Northlight Theatrenorthlighttheatre</div><div>David Bernstein of Chicago magazine and William Spain of CBS Market watch talk about some of the big news stories of the day, including the shutdown of Hostess, the Illinois fiscal cliff and more. We'll try our best to talk you through these potentially Twinkiless times. <br></div><div>Our review panel takes on the news of the day: Illinois pensions and the vice tax by WBEZDavid Bernstein of Chicago magazine and William Spain of CBS Market watch talk about some of the big news stories of the day, including t...</div><div>Our review panel takes on the news of the day: Hostess goes bankrupt by WBEZDavid Bernstein of Chicago magazine and William Spain of CBS Market watch talk about some of the big news stories of the day, including t...</div><div>:( #JackDalton #Macgyver #nomoregames #twinkies #hostessCaleb Stewart</div><div>jasonmarck &amp; Mr. Charles Upshaw savoring collectors items: Ho-Hos and Twinkies @cassherrington #chicagolife http://instagr.am/p/SGxZUmtL6x/Katie O'Brien</div><div>Illinois should stop picking up employer pension share http://illin.is/ZYqpNG via @kmrasmussen #twill #pensionsIllinois Policy </div><div>&quot;The bottom line: Pension reform would help rescue Illinois. More borrowing would further imperil Illinois.&quot; http://ow.ly/flZwY Exactly.Illinois is Broke</div><div>The 2nd annual <a href="http://thefoodfilmfestival.com/updates-on-the-chicago-foodfilmfestival/" class="">Chicago Food Film Festival</a> takes place this weekend--and for anyone who loves food, fish fries and the state of Wisconsin's interpretation of cuisine, you'll want to find filmmaker Ron Failoa. Luckily he and festival director George Motz planned a pit stop at our studios.<br></div><div>Food Film Fest director George Motz planned a pit stop at our studios by WBEZThe 2nd annual Chicago Food Film Festival takes place this weekend--and for anyone who loves food, fish fries and the state of Wisconsin'...</div><div>Old Fashioned: The Story of the Wisconsin Supper Clubhlderuyter</div><div>Friday Fish Fry! A look at a Wisconsin traditionmultimediajt</div><div>Hamburger America Trailermotzfilms</div></noscript></p> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 12:34:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/afternoon-shift/2012-11-19/afternoon-shift-192-festivals-abound-103919 Daily Rehearsal: Rift between Rudin and Norris threatens B'way run of 'Clybourne Park' http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2012-02-01/daily-rehearsal-rift-between-rudin-and-norris-threatens-bway-run-cl <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/photo/2011-October/2011-10-03/ClybournePark.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><strong>1.&nbsp;The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago</strong></span></span> has received a 2012 Joyce Award, which they'll use to pay for <em>(project) Moseses Project</em>, by choreographer Reggie Wilson. The grant is $50,000; The Dance Center says they're the only dance organization to receive two Joyce Awards. The last one they won was in 2004, for Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan's <em>Wild Cursive</em>.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><strong>2. Excellent PR copy:</strong></span></span> "For any Valentine’s Day Gift Guide, tickets to a hot night of contemporary ballet make an excellent gift from any forward-thinking romantic partner." The bottom line -- see the Joffrey Ballet' <em>Winter Fire</em> starting February 15.</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><strong>3. Northlight Theatre will put up <em>The Odd Couple</em></strong></span></span> in November, casting Second City alums Tim Kazurinsky and George Wendt as Felix and Oscar, respectively. "My history with George and Tim goes back decades and their own particular chemistry is a national joy," says director BJ Jones. This should be good.</p><p><img alt="" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-October/2011-10-03/ClybournePark.jpg" style="margin-right: 10px; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px; float: left; width: 282px; height: 400px; " title=""><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><strong>4. Scott Rudin has <a href="http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/exclusive-scott-rudin-replies-to-david-denbys-embargo-break-of-dragon-tattoo-in-the-new-yorker#">done it again</a></strong></span></span> -- but this time he's brought Chicagoan Bruce Norris into the mix. <a href="http://www.nypost.com/p/entertainment/theater/the_wrath_of_rudin_2FsRNIorYvtJGww4L432tK">Michael Riedel</a> (who is no stranger to controversy himself) reports that according to anonymous sources, the partnership between Rudin and Norris, which was resulting in an acting gig for Norris in the HBO TV show <em>The Corrections</em>, as well as Rudin producing Clybourne Park for Broadway, has ended nastily. On Monday, Norris reportedly said he wouldn't do <em>The Corrections</em> anymore (“I don’t like to do pilots.”) and Rudin responded by refusing to produce <em>Clybourne Park</em> anymore, as well as two other planned Norris plays. Norris <a href="http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/02/01/broadway-run-for-clybourne-park-in-jeopardy/?ref=theater">told the <em>New York Times</em></a> that he wants to focus on writing, not acting, which is why he left the TV project, and that he wasn't sure what would happen to the show.</p><p><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><span style="font-size:14px;"><strong>5. Timothy Douglas has written a long essay on HowlRound</strong></span></span> called "<a href="http://www.howlround.com/the-benefits-of-slavery-by-timothy-douglas/">The Benefits of Slavery</a>", which is not as controversial as it sounds, for those who need a history lesson. The former Artistic Director of Remy Bumppo, whom our own <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2012-01-26/black-and-white-and-read-all-over-95836">Kelly Kleiman spoke to</a> about the role of race in his relationship with the company, has some interesting insights from his years as an actor playing the "other" parts. "When pressed for details by the media and the genuinely curious here in Chicago on how race may have impacted my departure [from Remy Bumppo], I answer in this way: If you liken my creative-self to a gumbo, the specificity of my race and primary cultural influence is the equivalent of a dominant spice," writes Douglas. It's a worthy and well-thought out read.</p><p>Questions? Tips? Email <a href="mailto:kdries@wbez.org">kdries@wbez.org</a>.</p></p> Wed, 01 Feb 2012 17:35:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2012-02-01/daily-rehearsal-rift-between-rudin-and-norris-threatens-bway-run-cl