WBEZ | Book of Mormon http://www.wbez.org/tags/book-mormon-0 Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en 'South Park,' 'Book of Mormon' creators banking on Chicago http://www.wbez.org/blogs/charlie-meyerson/2013-01/south-park-book-mormon-creators-banking-chicago-104847 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/stone-parker.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><object align="right" height="200" width="200"><param name="movie" value="https://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F70270707&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;player_type=artwork" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><embed align="right" allowscriptaccess="always" height="200" src="https://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F70270707&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;player_type=artwork" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="200"></embed></object></p><p><strong>&#39;MATT AND TREY WITH A LOT OF MONEY? BE AFRAID.&#39;</strong>&nbsp;And Chicago&#39;s partly responsible for that joking warning from Comedy Central&#39;s chief, Doug Herzog, to&nbsp;<em>The New York Times&nbsp;</em>about&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/14/business/media/south-park-creators-to-start-company-important-studios.html?_r=0">the creators of &quot;South Park,&quot; Matt Stone and Trey Parker, launching their own studio</a>. Some of its funding will come from the roughly $1.5 million a week generated by the Chicago production of their musical, &quot;The Book of Mormon,&quot; which the new studio may turn into a movie. Mayor Emanuel&#39;s brother Ari played a role in the deal, too.<br />* From December: <a href="http://soundcloud.com/afternoonshiftwbez/matt-stone-and-trey-parker">Stone and Parker visit WBEZ</a>.</p><p><strong>MARTIN LUTHER KING &#39;WOULD BE PRO-GUN JUST AS SURELY AS JESUS WOULD BE PRO-NAIL.&#39;</strong> <a href="http://www.colbertnation.com/full-episodes/mon-january-14-2013-piers-morgan">Stephen Colbert&#39;s Double Barrel Blam-o-Rama</a> previews Saturday&#39;s Gun Appreciation Day.<br />* New poll finds <a href="http://www.people-press.org/2013/01/14/in-gun-control-debate-several-options-draw-majority-support/">widespread support among Americans</a> for requiring background checks at private and gun-show sales, preventing the mentally disabled from buying guns.<br />* Journ prof Jeff Jarvis on publication of gun-permit applicants&#39; names: &quot;<a href="http://buzzmachine.com/2013/01/14/public-is-public-except-in-journalism/">Should gun permits be private then? ... I say no</a>. There is a public interest in this information being available and accessible. It allows the public, journalists and neighbors included, to keep watch on the process of government issuing permits. ... At a personal level, it enables me as a parent to know whether the homes where my children go play have arms. ...&quot;<br />* Ann Coulter: &quot;If you compare white populations, <a href="http://mediamatters.org/video/2013/01/14/ann-coulter-if-you-compare-white-populations-we/192232">we have the same murder rate as Belgium</a>.&quot;<br />*&nbsp;<a href="http://bigstory.ap.org/article/obama-gun-control-specifics-come-within-days-0">Obama gun-reform plan</a>&nbsp;due within days.<br />* Tonight at 7 on the University of Chicago campus, Tom Brokaw moderates a panel on &quot;The Politics of Guns in America,&quot; with Mayor Emanuel and others. Free admission with advance sign-up <a href="https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dG1ha21nOWMtN1MtQ21JSnhuUGhFTGc6MQ#gid=0">here</a>. Or watch live on the Web <a href="https://www.facebook.com/uchicago?sk=app_191025314254993">here</a>.<br />* Dallas levels <a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-rt-us-usa-dallas-oswaldbre90e03g-20130114,0,7825189.story">building where JFK shooter lived</a>.<br />* Chicago <a href="http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20130112/wicker-park/bath-house-once-frequented-by-capone-set-reopen-any-day">bathhouse that used to host Al Capone</a> set to reopen -- with microchip-embedded wristbands.</p><p><strong>COMPUTER WARNING.</strong> Despite an emergency repair for the Java software present in most Web browsers, <a href="http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5h0am1pRXUx5r1Y_i5UqcD9mtZWGQ?docId=4f626e922ec348b9b30e519fb60b744e">the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is recommending users disable Java</a> &quot;unless absolutely necessary.&quot;<br />* <a href="http://www.slashgear.com/turn-off-java-they-warn-heres-how-you-do-it-12265037/">How to disarm Java</a>.</p><p><strong>ARMSTRONG ADMITS ...&nbsp;</strong>Reports indicate that, after denying for a decade that he used performance-enhancing drugs to win the Tour de France, <a href="http://bostonglobe.com/sports/2013/01/14/source-armstrong-sorry-livestrong-staff/xGKNzkGmy4fgrJLjhIOXqI/story.html">Lance Armstrong has confessed</a> to Oprah Winfrey.</p><p><strong>JOURNALISM TODAY.</strong><br />* A much-honored dying journalist&#39;s final thoughts on challenges facing the news business: &quot;<a href="http://www.poynter.org/latest-news/everyday-ethics/200321/gene-pattersons-final-thoughts-on-journalism-get-over-the-pain-new-stuff-happens/">Opportunities will be ample when the press re-casts this page of its history. Get over the pain. New stuff happens</a>.&quot;<br />* <a href="http://www.poynter.org/latest-news/mediawire/200524/cnet-reporter-quits-among-reports-cbs-impinged-on-editorial-decision/">CNET editor quits</a>, fearing parent CBS &quot;no longer ... committed to editorial independence.&quot;<br />*&nbsp;<em>The Atlantic</em>&nbsp;runs &quot;sponsor content&quot; for Scientology, but&nbsp;<a href="http://businessjournalism.org/2013/01/14/the-atlantic-runs-sponsored-content-on-scientologys-milestone-year/">telling it&#39;s an ad isn&#39;t easy</a>, and criticism prompts campaign&#39;s suspension &quot;<a href="http://www.theatlantic.com/misc/notice/">pending a review of our policies</a>.&quot;<br />* Newspaper hopes <a href="http://jimromenesko.com/2013/01/14/north-carolina-newspaper-tries-to-get-ad-bucks-from-roe-v-wade-anniversary/">Roe V. Wade anniversary brings in ad dollars</a>.<br />* Newspaper chain cuts <a href="http://jimromenesko.com/2013/01/14/gatehouse-newspapers-cut-coffee-service-office-supplies/">coffee service, paper plates</a>.<br />* <em>Chicago Tribune</em> series examines <a href="http://graphics.chicagotribune.com/brokendeal/">where Tribune Co. deal went wrong</a>.</p><hr /><p><em>Are you paying attention? Countdown&#39;s on to the next WBEZ Meyerson blog news quiz, this Friday. If you missed last week&#39;s, it&#39;s&nbsp;<a href="http://cpm.polldaddy.com/s/meyerson-news-quiz-no-1">not too late</a>.</em></p></p> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 05:00:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/charlie-meyerson/2013-01/south-park-book-mormon-creators-banking-chicago-104847 'Afternoon Shift' #205: 'Mormon' & Dr. Night Life http://www.wbez.org/programs/afternoon-shift/2012-12-06/afternoon-shift-205-mormon-dr-night-life-104237 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AfternoonShift_CMS_tile_1200x900_2.png" alt="" /><p><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/afternoon-shift-205-mormon-and-dr-night-life.js"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/afternoon-shift-205-mormon-and-dr-night-life" target="_blank">View the story "'Afternoon Shift' #205: 'Mormon' & Dr. Night Life" on Storify</a>]</noscript></p> Thu, 06 Dec 2012 14:26:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/afternoon-shift/2012-12-06/afternoon-shift-205-mormon-dr-night-life-104237 Daily Rehearsal: New season line-ups from Remy Bumppo and Timeline http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2012-03-01/daily-rehearsal-new-season-line-ups-remy-bumppo-and-timeline-96877 <p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><strong>1. News from the Lyric Opera</strong></span></span>: they're&nbsp;<a href="http://www.wbez.org/story/chicagos-lyric-turns-best-seller-opera-96819">commissioning a new opera based on a best-selling book</a>.</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><strong>2. Remy Bumppo has announced</strong></span></span> the first full season under the helm of artistic director Nick Sandys. All eyes will be watching as, &nbsp;in their words, the "2012/2013 season is replete with the type of plays that the group has become renowned for producing, modern classics full of thought-provoking ideas, passionate debates, and sophisticated wit." The season theme is&nbsp;<em>The Marriage Game: Truth and Consequence?</em>, and the plays going up include<em>&nbsp;</em><em>Seascape</em>&nbsp;by Edward Albee, George Bernard Shaw's <em>You Never Can Tell </em>and&nbsp;<em>Creditors</em>&nbsp;by August Strindberg. Subscriptions on sale at the end of March. &nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><strong>3. Another 2012-13 season announcement</strong></span></span>, this one from <a href="http://timelinetheatre.wordpress.com/2012/03/01/our-2012-13-season/">TimeLine</a>: they're doing&nbsp;<em>33 Variations</em>&nbsp;by Mois├ęs Kaufman, the world premiere of <em>Wasteland </em>by Susan Felder, <em>Concerning Strange Devices from the Distant West</em> by Naomi Iizuka, and J.T. Rogers' <em>Blood and Gifts.</em></p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><strong>4. It pays to be&nbsp;an American Express Cardmember</strong></span></span>, apparently; <em>Book of Mormon</em> tickets<a href="http://www.theatreinchicago.com/newswire.php?newsID=677"> will go on sale</a> for them only tomorrow at 10 am. Everyone else will have to wait until March 19.</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><strong>5. And Broadway in Chicago</strong></span></span> brings more of the usual huge stuff, <a href="http://www.theatreinchicago.com/newswire.php?newsID=681">like </a>the <em>Grinch</em>, <em>Les Mis</em> and <em>Sister Act</em>.</p><p>Questions? Tips? Email <a href="mailto:kdries@wbez.org">kdries@wbez.org</a>.</p></p> Thu, 01 Mar 2012 19:03:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2012-03-01/daily-rehearsal-new-season-line-ups-remy-bumppo-and-timeline-96877