WBEZ | saloons http://www.wbez.org/tags/saloons Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Poetry Saloon at Noon & the Sulzer Library http://www.wbez.org/series/chicago-amplified/poetry-saloon-noon-sulzer-library-107730 <p><div>Twenty-five years ago, saloon poetry and slam poetry were being birthed in the vibrant arts scene in the Wicker Park neighborhood of Chicago. &nbsp;Saloon poetry differed from slam poetry in several important ways. &nbsp;Sometimes poets simply wanted to recite their poetry. &nbsp; They wanted an alternative to the raucous competition of the poetry slams. &nbsp;Poets and artists that built community, sometimes just wanted to relax and enjoy the abundance of poetry, art, and music that flourished in the mid-80&#39;s. &nbsp;Spend time in the neighborhood bar, coffee house, tea house, or gallery and be surrounded by other artists.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Saloon Poetry was the slam&#39;s after-party. &nbsp;And Saloon Poetry&#39;s red-carpet was the sidewalk that led to a favored oasis, that served beverages and nourishment and most of all, fostered camaraderie and friendly competition.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Poetry Saloon at Noon is the brick &amp; mortar venue of the poetry &amp; arts publishing website, www.SaloonPoetry.com. The venue has rotated between different sites in the city and usually features an open-mic.&nbsp;</div><div><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/CPL-webstory_39.jpg" title="" /></div><div>Recorded Live Monday, June 10, 2013 at the Chicago Public Library&#39;s Sulzer Regional Library.</div></p> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 12:45:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/series/chicago-amplified/poetry-saloon-noon-sulzer-library-107730 Worldview takes guided tour of Chicago’s ethnic bars http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/worldview-takes-guided-tour-chicago%E2%80%99s-ethnic-bars <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/irish drinking.JPG" alt="" /><p><p>Chicago has a rich bar culture. And it&rsquo;s been that way since the early 20th century, when the saloon played an important role for immigrants trying to adjust to American life.</p><div><a href="http://www.english.northwestern.edu/people/savage.html" target="_blank">Bill Savage</a> teaches Chicago literature and history at Northwestern University during the day. At night, he&rsquo;s a bartender on the North Side.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Bill recently took Worldview&rsquo;s Maham Khan on a tour of some of Chicago&rsquo;s storied ethnic watering holes. They began at a tavern in Chicago&rsquo;s North Center neighborhood.<a href="http://www.english.northwestern.edu/people/savage.html" target="_blank"><br /></a></div></p> Thu, 30 Dec 2010 15:00:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/worldview-takes-guided-tour-chicago%E2%80%99s-ethnic-bars