WBEZ | The Book Thief http://www.wbez.org/tags/book-thief Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Daily Rehearsal: 3Arts Awards winners announced http://www.wbez.org/blogs/onstagebackstage/2012-10/daily-rehearsal-3arts-awards-winners-announced-103297 <p><p><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/5-Halena%20Kays-bw.jpg" style="height: 338px; width: 300px; float: left; " title="Halena Kays (Courtesy of 3Arts Awards)" /><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>-&nbsp;<a href="http://www.3arts.org">3Arts</a> has announced the ten local recipients</strong></span></span> of their 3Arts Awards, all of whom will receive $15,000 to use on their own projects. The chosen few are:&nbsp;choreographers&nbsp;Monique Haley&nbsp;and&nbsp;Nejla Yatkin; vocalist&nbsp;Dee Alexander&nbsp;and instrumentalist&nbsp;Lanialoha Lee; teaching artists&nbsp;Miguel Aguilar&nbsp;and&nbsp;Avery Young; lighting designer&nbsp;Heather Gilbert&nbsp;and director&nbsp;Halena Kays; and visual artists&nbsp;Harold Mendez&nbsp;and&nbsp;Maria Vergara. They&#39;ll get their awards Monday night at the Museum of Contemporary Art.&nbsp;&quot;As we unveil the 2012 3Arts awardees, we also celebrate a major milestone for our organization,&quot; said 3Arts Executive Director Esther Grimm in a statement. &quot;In our first five years, 3Arts has distributed $1,000,000 to artists across the city---a testament to our dedication to supporting a diversity of artistic voices in our community.&quot;</p><p><span style="font-size: 14px; "><strong><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; ">- Speaking of Halena Kays</span></strong></span>, she&#39;s having a good week/year: the Chicago Park District&#39;s has chosen her as one of the curators for next summer&#39;s Theater on the Lake&nbsp;season. Kays is artistic director of The Hypocrites, and she&#39;ll be joined by Joanie Schultz, freelance opera and theater director. They&#39;ll be announcing their picks in the spring.</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>- Steppenwolf has added a final three performances</strong></span></span> to the run of <em>The Book Thief</em>; tickets to those performances go on sale October 24.&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Questions? Tips? Email <a href="mailto:kdries@wbez.org">kdries@wbez.org</a>.</p></p> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 10:36:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/onstagebackstage/2012-10/daily-rehearsal-3arts-awards-winners-announced-103297 Daily Rehearsal: 'The Book Thief' gets a small bump http://www.wbez.org/blogs/onstagebackstage/2012-10/daily-rehearsal-book-thief-gets-small-bump-102874 <p><p><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/Urlakis%20%26%20Cusick%20-%20Questionable%20Lullabies%20-%20Sean%20Cusick%20and%20Dave%20Urlakis%20-%20photo%20by%20Zack%20Whittington.jpeg" style="float: left; height: 200px; width: 300px; " title="Urlakis &amp; Cusick (Photo by Zack Whittington)" /><span style="font-size: 14px; "><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>- &nbsp;The University of Chicago </strong></span></span><a href="http://loganlaunch.uchicago.edu"><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>Logan Arts Center</strong></span></span> officially opens</a> October 12 through 14. The opening is a weekend of free arts events, featuring a performance by Los Cenzontles who will be joined by Los Lobos&#39; David Hidalgo, a reading of Sean Graney&#39;s All Our Tragic and a talk with the architects of the South Side building. (Disclaimer: I was a student advisor on a council that reviewed the design for the Logan Center in its early days).</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>-&nbsp;Steppenwolf for Young Adults&#39; <em>The Book Thief</em></strong></span></span> has been extended for two additional performances.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>-&nbsp;<a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/UrlakisandCusick" target="_blank">Urlakis &amp; Cusick</a>&#39;s new show</strong></span></span>&nbsp;<em>Urlakis &amp; Cusick: Questionable Lullabies </em>opens that weekends as well at Stage 773. Look at that photo.<strong><em>&nbsp;</em></strong>Questions? Tips? Email <a href="mailto:kdries@wbez.org">kdries@wbez.org</a>.</p></p> Wed, 03 Oct 2012 14:34:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/onstagebackstage/2012-10/daily-rehearsal-book-thief-gets-small-bump-102874