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 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