WBEZ | portage http://www.wbez.org/tags/portage Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Eddie Carranza books his first Portage Theater concert http://www.wbez.org/blogs/jim-derogatis/2013-06/eddie-carranza-books-his-first-portage-theater-concert-107640 <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/1kidink.jpg" title="" /></div><p>A little more than three weeks after pulling the plug on movies at the historic Portage Theater on the Northwest Side, controversial venue owner Erineo &ldquo;Eddie&rdquo; Carranza is putting tickets on sale tomorrow for his first musical offering at that venue: a show by Los Angeles rapper Kid Ink.</p><p>Tickets to the July 13<sup>th</sup> show go on sale Wednesday for $25 through <a href="http://www.ticketfly.com/">Ticketfly.com</a>. It is being advertised as an all-ages event; Carranza is fighting the revocation of his liquor license at the Congress Theater and has not yet secured a liquor license at his second venue the Portage.</p><p>Carranza had promised concerned residents at Six Corners that bookings at the Portage would be more in keeping with the neighborhood than the hip-hop and electronic dance acts featured at the Congress. It is open to debate how Kid Ink, born Brian Todd Collins and the author of jams such as &ldquo;Neva Gave a F---,&rdquo; &ldquo;Lost in the Sauce,&rdquo; &ldquo;Crazy (Loco),&rdquo; and &ldquo;Rumpshaker,&rdquo; fits that bill.</p><p>Meanwhile, building code violations at the Congress are contributing to an ever-lengthening roster of canceled shows there, <a href="http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20130611/logan-square/congress-theater-shows-canceled-postponed-due-new-construction-problem">as reported by DNAinfo</a>.</p><p>The newest problem involves improper scaffolding on the first floor of the theater and work that was progressing without a permit. Once again, the city Law Department has ordered the theater closed until these problems are resolved.</p><p>Among the canceled performances at the Congress: the Evolution Music Tour, rescheduled from last weekend until July 27; a show by Juanes on Thursday, and the Still Awake Afterparty show on Friday.</p><p><strong><u>Earlier reports about Carranza, the Congress and the Portage theaters:</u></strong></p><p><a href="http://www.wbez.org/blogs/jim-derogatis/2013-05/portage-theater-didn%E2%80%99t-have-close-it-did-107368">May 26: The Portage Theater didn&rsquo;t have to close, but it did</a></p><p><a href="http://www.wbez.org/blogs/jim-derogatis/2013-05/congress-theater-liquor-license-revoked-107360">May 24: Congress Theater liquor license revoked</a></p><p><a href="http://www.wbez.org/blogs/jim-derogatis/2013-05/congress-theater-safe-or-not-106931">May 1: Is the Congress Theater safe or not?</a></p><p><em><strong>Follow me on Twitter </strong></em><a href="https://twitter.com/JimDeRogatis"><strong>@JimDeRogatis</strong></a><strong> <em>or join me on </em></strong><a href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jim-DeRo/254753087340"><em><strong>Facebook</strong></em></a><em><strong>.</strong></em></p></p> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 14:45:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/jim-derogatis/2013-06/eddie-carranza-books-his-first-portage-theater-concert-107640 24K pounds of nickel stolen from Northern Indiana business http://www.wbez.org/news/24k-pounds-nickel-stolen-northern-indiana-business-105061 <p><p>PORTAGE, Ind.&nbsp; &mdash; Northern Indiana police are looking for thieves who stole about 24,000 pounds of nickel from a business in Portage using a forklift and a truck.</p><p>The owner of ISA Sales and Service reported the theft to Portage police Saturday. The metal was worth about $225,000 and was stored in brick form in bags within padlocked shipping containers outside the business.</p><p>The Times of Munster <a href="http://bit.ly/Xwfgzw" target="_blank">reports</a> surveillance cameras show a large box truck pulling up to the business Friday night and backing up to a loading dock. The footage shows two suspects entering the business and taking a forklift before the truck pulls away about an hour later.</p></p> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 08:36:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/news/24k-pounds-nickel-stolen-northern-indiana-business-105061