WBEZ | The Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University http://www.wbez.org/venues/auditorium-theatre-roosevelt-university Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Louder Than A Bomb 2016 Team Finals http://www.wbez.org/louder-bomb-2016-team-finals-114661 <p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva,sans-serif;"><strong>Young Chicago Authors (YCA)</strong> presents the world&#39;s largest youth poetry festival, the 16th annual <strong>Louder Than A Bomb (LTAB)</strong>, a stage for talented teenage poets to compete for individual and team honors. LTAB Team Finals showcases the top four high school teams competing in an Olympicstyle poetry slam with a special halftime show by Roc Nation label&rsquo;s new signee, <strong>Vic Mensa</strong>, at Chicago&rsquo;s Auditorium Theater on Saturday, March 19.</span></span></p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva,sans-serif;">Last years team finals welcomed over 3,000 audience members for a celebration of spoken word and youth voice. This year&rsquo;s LTAB 2016 will take place at 10 venues, featuring the talents of 1,200 students from more than 125 schools across 120 different Chicagoland zip codes. Participants work yearround to craft lyrically acrobatic performances that cover many pivotal topics including policing, social justice and equity, which often have spectators on the edge of their seats.</span></span><br /><br /><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva,sans-serif;"><strong>LTAB 2016 Schedule: Feb. 13 &ndash; March 19, 2016:</strong></span></span></p><ul><li><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva,sans-serif;"><strong>Preliminary Bouts:</strong> February 17 &ndash; 20 and February 24 &ndash; 27 at Columbia College Chicago.</span></span></li><li><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva,sans-serif;"><strong>SemiFinals:</strong> March 13 at the Metro Chicago from 10 a.m. &ndash; 9 p.m.</span></span></li><li><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva,sans-serif;"><strong>Indy Finals:</strong> March 17 at the DuSable Museum of African American History starting at 6 p.m.</span></span></li><li><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva,sans-serif;"><strong>Sweet 16 Benefit Party:</strong> March 18 at the Metro Chicago.</span></span></li><li><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva,sans-serif;"><strong>Team Finals:</strong> March 19 at the Auditorium Theater starting at 6 p.m.</span></span></li></ul></p> Mon, 01 Feb 2016 16:08:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/louder-bomb-2016-team-finals-114661 A Prairie Home Companion: A Live Broadcast Performance http://www.wbez.org/prairie-home-companion-live-broadcast-performance-102978 <p><p>Come see Garrison Keillor and friends for a special live-broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion from The Auditorium Theatre. Special guest include,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nathangunn.com/" target="_blank">Nathan Gunn</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nathangunn.com/" target="_blank">Butch Thompson</a>.&nbsp;</p><div>&nbsp;</div><div>For tickets visit their website <a href="http://prairiehome.publicradio.org/tickets/2012/1110.shtml">here</a>.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div></p> Mon, 08 Oct 2012 12:36:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/prairie-home-companion-live-broadcast-performance-102978