WBEZ | Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts http://www.wbez.org/venues/reva-and-david-logan-center-arts Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en WBEZ Member Meet-up: Exoneree Diaries http://www.wbez.org/wbez-member-meet-exoneree-diaries-111654 <p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;"><strong><a href="http://www.wbez.org/series/exoneree-diaries" target="_blank">Exoneree Diaries</a></strong>&nbsp;is a narrative non-fiction multimedia series for <strong>Chicago Public Media and WBEZ 91.5</strong>. <strong>Chicago journalist Alison Flowers</strong> explores a new frontier of the innocence movement by investigating how wrongfully convicted prisoners, once released, struggle to rebuild their lives, livelihoods and identities. The series was a finalist for a national Online Journalism Award in 2014.</span></span></p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;">This Member Meet-up is&nbsp;<strong>free to WBEZ members</strong> and features a live exploration of this series featuring an art installation, multimedia elements, interviews with exonerees and music.&nbsp;</span></span><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">After the show, we&#39;ll raise a free bottle of beer courtesy of Goose Island.</span><a href="http://www.eventbrite.com/e/wbez-member-meet-up-exoneree-diaries-tickets-16005225059?ref=ebtnebregn" target="_blank"><img alt="Eventbrite - WBEZ Member Meet-up: Exoneree Diaries" src="https://www.eventbrite.com/custombutton?eid=16005225059" /></a></p><div class="image-insert-image " style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;"><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/exonereediaries_fence_square%20-%20Copy_0.jpg" style="height: 300px; width: 300px;" title="" /></span></span></div><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;"><strong><u>MORE ON THE SERIES</u></strong></span></span></p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;">When exonerated prisoner Antione Day walked free, he was wearing another man&rsquo;s clothes. He plucked them from a stinking heap of abandoned garments inside Chicago&rsquo;s Cook County Jail. No family greeted him at the jailhouse door. Spring&rsquo;s rain came down upon him.</span></span></p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;">When a judge released Kristine Bunch, a single mother wrongly accused of setting a fire that claimed her 3-year-old child, she returned home to her mother-turned-hoarder, a distant teenaged son and a community that still considered her a murderer.</span></span></p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;">When a bevy of reporters greeted reformed Latin Kings gang member Jacques Rivera after a judge released him, he was nauseous from the attention and flashing lights. That night he slept with a knife under his pillow at his sister&rsquo;s home.</span></span></p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;">When James Kluppelberg emerged from a remote prison after almost a quarter of a century behind bars, he had a little more than $14 in his sweatpants pocket. Accompanied by his pro bono innocence lawyer, James flew on a plane for the first time in his life. But when he landed, there was no home waiting for him.</span></span></p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;">These exonerees are among the many innocent prisoners who are freed every year, with U.S. exonerations hitting a record high of 125 in 2014. Legal victories aside, release from prison is not a happy ending to these stories. Rather, exonerated prisoners&rsquo; first unshackled steps are the beginning of a new journey full of turmoil and triumph alike.</span></span></p><p style="text-align: center;"><em><strong><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;">Sponsored in part by</span></span></strong></em></p><p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p><div class="image-insert-image " style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/Goose_4C_white_type_sm_R_3.png" style="height: 298px; width: 300px;" title="" /></div><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 12:47:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/wbez-member-meet-exoneree-diaries-111654 Let’s Get Working: Chicago Celebrates Studs Terkel http://www.wbez.org/let%E2%80%99s-get-working-chicago-celebrates-studs-terkel-110109 <p><p>The University of Chicago and the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts will host&nbsp;<strong>Let&rsquo;s Get Working</strong>, a three-day festival honoring the life and work of Studs Terkel, Chicago icon and UChicago alumnus. The festival will introduce Terkel&rsquo;s work to new and younger audiences while celebrating individuals and groups, local and national, who have been impacted, influenced, and inspired by the man and his legacy.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Let&rsquo;s Get Working</strong>&nbsp;focuses on issues such as such as labor, race, faith, and community&mdash;all prominent themes throughout Terkel&rsquo;s broadcasting and literary careers. Featuring oral histories, film screenings, musical performances, art installations, storytelling, and community dialogues,&nbsp;<strong>Let&rsquo;s Get Working</strong>&nbsp;will showcase the remarkable depth of knowledge, diversity of subjects, and range of communities Terkel engaged in his work.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Please visit <strong><a href="http://studs.uchicago.edu">studs.uchicago.edu</a></strong> for more information and a full schedule.</p></p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 14:24:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/let%E2%80%99s-get-working-chicago-celebrates-studs-terkel-110109 Fred Hersch: Leaves of Grass http://www.wbez.org/fred-hersch-leaves-grass-102807 <p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Jazz pianist and composer <strong>Fred Hersch</strong> has been a key figure in the downtown New York music scene since the late 1970s. He was the first artist in the 75-year history of the legendary Village Vanguard to play week-long solo engagements, and his students are among the hottest and most sought-after young piano players. In 2005, Hersch took a leap into large-scale composition when he embraced poet Walt Whitman&rsquo;s sprawling opus <em>Leaves of Grass</em>, with a suite for piano, two vocalists, and instrumental ensemble. Hersch&rsquo;s setting brings the poetry to life in surprising and soaring musical turns of phrase in what the<em> Washington Post </em>called &ldquo;an eloquently orchestrated celebration of Walt Whitman&#39;s poetry, vision and, above all else, humanity.&rdquo; The Festival is delighted to present Hersch on piano along with a top-flight lineup of East Coast and Chicago musicians, including <strong>Jim Gailloreto</strong> and <strong>Kate McGarry</strong>, for&nbsp;a rare&nbsp;Midwest&nbsp;presentation of this remarkable musical work.</p></p> Mon, 01 Oct 2012 18:05:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/fred-hersch-leaves-grass-102807