WBEZ | Pearl Jam http://www.wbez.org/tags/pearl-jam Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Pearl Jam announces July concert at Wrigley Field http://www.wbez.org/news/culture/pearl-jam-announces-july-concert-wrigley-field-105104 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/RS3393_5538675918_b3ccf86e2a.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Pearl Jam will play a summer concert this year at Chicago&#39;s Wrigley Field.</p><p>The Eddie Vedder-fronted band announced the concert Wednesday for July 19 at the city&#39;s historic baseball park. The band also plans a July 16 concert in Canada at Budweiser Gardens in London, Ontario. The band&#39;s website says the concerts are called &quot;An Evening with Pearl Jam.&quot; There will be no opening acts.</p><p>Pearl Jam isn&#39;t the only musical act playing Wrigley Field this summer. Country music star Jason Aldean plans a concert the next day, July 20. Last summer Bruce Springsteen played at Wrigley Field and Vedder joined him on stage.</p><p>Pearl Jam is playing in Europe and South America this February and March. Their website said fall tour dates would be announced.</p></p> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 12:40:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/news/culture/pearl-jam-announces-july-concert-wrigley-field-105104 Big fire hits Chicago http://www.wbez.org/blogs/charlie-meyerson/2013-01/big-fire-hits-chicago-105088 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/8407734838_5012533d20_k.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><strong>CHICAGO&#39;S LOSS. </strong>The city&#39;s&nbsp;cleaning up after its&nbsp;<a href="http://www.suntimes.com/17745373-761/170-firefighters-battle-s-side-warehouse-fire-largest-in-many-years.html">biggest fire &quot;in many years,&quot;</a>&nbsp;in the historic Central Manufacturing District, <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blog/lee-bey/architecture-chicagos-first-office-park">Chicago&#39;s first office park</a>.&nbsp;<em>[Correcting earlier post, which conflated two separate fires, one from 2006. Thanks, <a href="http://chicago.cbslocal.com/personality/bernie-tafoya/">Bernie Tafoya</a>.]</em></p><p><strong><em><span style="color:#ff0000;">[UPDATE]</span> </em>PEARL JAM @ WRIGLEY FIELD.&nbsp;</strong>After a day of teasing on Twitter,&nbsp;<a href="https://mobile.twitter.com/PearlJam">Pearl Jam confirms</a> a July 19 show in Chicago.</p><p><strong>TWEETS FROM A SHOOTING SPREE.</strong>&nbsp;As <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/23/us/shooting-reported-at-college-in-houston.html?_r=0">a gunfight unfolded</a> on a Texas college campus,&nbsp;<a href="http://mashable.com/2013/01/22/tweets-school-shooting/">one student communicated with friends, family and reporters using Twitter</a>.<br />* Human rights organization developing&nbsp;<a href="http://www.niemanlab.org/2013/01/is-it-real-witness-builds-an-app-to-verify-user-submitted-content/">app to confirm authenticity of photos, audio and video</a>&nbsp;shared from mobile phones.</p><p><strong>SO: SHOULD TEXAS COLLEGE STUDENTS HAVE THE RIGHT TO CARRY CONCEALED WEAPONS ON CAMPUS?&nbsp;</strong>A state senator pushing the idea says <a href="http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/01/23/texas-shooting-puts-new-spotlight-on-issue-of-concealed-weapons-on-campus.html">he stands by his proposal</a> to give them just that.<br />* <a href="http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-na-pn-nra-obama-lapierre-20130122,0,3571191.story">NRA chief blasts Obama plan for gun control</a>, alluding again to <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/01/23/nras-wayne-lapierre-says-obama-trying-to-take-away-basic-rights/">armed protection for Obama&#39;s kids</a>.<br />* Jon Stewart on display of weapons during Inaugural festivities: &quot;<a href="http://www.mediaite.com/tv/jon-stewarts-epic-take-down-of-msnbc-fox-news-and-cnns-inauguration-coverage/">Jesus, that&#39;s a lot of guns</a>.&quot;</p><p><strong>AN OVERTIMELY REPORT.&nbsp;</strong>City of Chicago numbers show&nbsp;<a href="http://www.redeyechicago.com/news/redeye-city-worker-makes-91000-in-overtime-20130121,0,4725434.story">a police communications operator in the Office of Emergency Management made $91,116 in overtime</a>&nbsp;over 10 months last year, for total earnings of $169,000 -- about $1,000 more than the annual salary of her boss.<br />* White House announces &quot;<a href="http://techcrunch.com/2013/01/22/national-day-of-civic-hacking/">National Day of Civic Hacking</a>,&quot; when cities -- including Chicago -- and federal agencies encourage computer programmers to gather in quest of ways to liberate government data and create useful apps. NASA&#39;s making its space stats available, too.<br />*&nbsp;<em>The Onion:</em>&nbsp;&quot;<a href="http://www.theonion.com/articles/nasa-continues-search-for-planet-capable-of-suppor,30989/">NASA Continues Search For Planet Capable Of Supporting NASA</a>.&quot;</p><p><strong><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_graph" target="_blank"><img alt="The social graph" src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/de/Social_graph.gif/320px-Social_graph.gif" style="width: 300px; height: 225px; float: right;" /></a>IF <a href="http://www.facebook.com/Meyerson">YOU&#39;RE MY FRIEND</a> AND YOU&#39;VE LIKED &#39;FREAKS AND GEEKS&#39; ON FACEBOOK, YOU ARE SO BUSTED.&nbsp;</strong>Facebook&#39;s rollout of its new &quot;Graph Search&quot; function now intersects the universe of WBEZ bloggers.<br />* Why is it called &quot;Graph Search&quot;? Because of <strong><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_graph">the social graph</a></strong>.<br />* Still, &quot;<a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/ericgoldman/2013/01/16/some-concerns-about-facebooks-graph-search/">the name &#39;Graph Search&#39; is horrendous</a>.&quot;</p><p><strong>AN ICE START.</strong>&nbsp;After a win in their home opener, the&nbsp;Blackhawks are on pace to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.suntimes.com/sports/17744957-419/blackhawks-stay-perfect-with-3-2-win-in-home-opener.html">a perfect season</a>.<br />* Their &quot;<a href="http://espn.go.com/nhl/story/_/id/8871610/with-chicago-blackhawks-fast-start-hardly-knew-were-gone">first 3-0 start in forever</a>.&quot;</p><p><strong>AS FORETOLD HERE.</strong>&nbsp;A new study has found the first evidence of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/sports/concussion-watch/new-study-finds-brain-damage-in-living-ex-nfl-players/">football-related brain damage in living NFL veterans</a>&nbsp;with&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/22/health/cte-study/index.html">cognitive and emotional problems</a>.<br />* (What&#39;s left of) <a href="http://soundcloud.com/morningshiftwbez/daybook-teo-chicagos-frigid">The week ahead</a>.</p><hr /><p><em>ANNOUNCEMENTS.<br />* Soundtrack for preparation of this issue: Songs from &quot;<a href="http://rd.io/x/QWPzKjNxzg">Freaks and Geeks</a>.&quot;<br />* The countdown to this week&#39;s news quiz&nbsp;</em><em>is&nbsp;<strong><span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">ON</span></strong></em><em>:</em><br /><em>&nbsp;</em><iframe frameborder="0" height="27" scrolling="no" src="http://free.timeanddate.com/countdown/i3gyz4um/n64/cf12/cm0/cu4/ct5/cs1/ca0/co0/cr0/ss0/cac000/cpcf00/pcfff/tcfff/fs100/szw256/szh108/iso2013-01-25T07:30:00" width="200"></iframe></p></p> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 05:00:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/charlie-meyerson/2013-01/big-fire-hits-chicago-105088