WBEZ | Jamie Kennedy http://www.wbez.org/tags/jamie-kennedy Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Daily Rehearsal: Mayor Emanuel makes surprise appearance at small theater fundraiser http://www.wbez.org/blogs/onstagebackstage/2012-10/daily-rehearsal-mayor-emanuel-makes-surprise-appearance-small-theater <p><p><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/rahm%20emanuel%20chair_0.jpg" style="height: 357px; width: 200px; float: left; " title="(Photo by Evan Hanover via Facebook)" /><span style="font-size: 14px; "><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>- Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel</strong></span></span> made a suprise appearance at Sunday night&#39;s fundraiser for <a href="https://www.facebook.com/theWhiskeyRebellionTheatre">The Whiskey Rebellion</a>, a local theater collective formed in 2010.&nbsp;Apparently, a friend from the Board of Education brought the Mayor along who, <a href="https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151450904667926&amp;set=a.10151450895752926.585506.712652925&amp;type=1&amp;theater">as you can see from this photo</a> captured by Evan Hanover, is adept at carrying a folding chair. He&#39;s also good at <a href="https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151450900992926&amp;set=a.10151450895752926.585506.712652925&amp;type=1&amp;theater">looking casual whilest standing in a crowd</a>.&nbsp;The Whiskey Rebellion&#39;s show&nbsp;<em>Wake: A Folk Opera </em>was workshopped over the summer and proceeds from <a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/221579247970958/">last night&#39;s BBQ</a> go to putting on the real deal.</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>- Comedian Jamie Kennedy</strong></span></span> will be at the <a href="http://LaughFactory.com">Laugh Factory</a> this coming weekend. Tickets are $25-35. Kennedy is host of a new game show on the CW called<em> Oh Sit!</em> Get it?</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>- The Chicago City Council </strong></span></span><a href="http://midsommerflight.wordpress.com/2012/10/01/chicago-city-council-honors-midsommer-flight/#comments">adopted a resolution </a>to honor Midsommer Flight for &quot;their dedication to bringing the arts to underserved communities&quot; through inclement weather. Here is a<a href="http://midsommerflight.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/city-council-resolution.jpg"> photo of it</a>. It looks professional.</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>- And on New Years weekend</strong></span></span>,&nbsp;Hannibal Buress will take over Zanies all across Chicagoland, with performances in Rosemont, St. Charles and Chicago.</p><p>Questions? Tips? Email <a href="mailto:kdries@wbez.org">kdries@wbez.org</a>.</p></p> Mon, 01 Oct 2012 11:54:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/onstagebackstage/2012-10/daily-rehearsal-mayor-emanuel-makes-surprise-appearance-small-theater