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Based on Studs Terkel s best-selling book, Working celebrates our search for meaning and satisfaction in the daily grind. This down-to-earth yet elevating musical is woven from funny and poignant interviews of twenty-six real American workers. You ll meet a schoolteacher, millworker, waitress, mason, ...
Wiseman is doing in cinema something similar to what Studs Terkel did with his oral histories, though in an observational rather than testimonial mode, and based around locations rather than time periods or broad social topics. He will approach his subject without much preparation, shoot over 100 hours of ...

This year, Chicago is celebrating the Studs Terkel centenary — the life and work of the actor, radio host, author, historian and, in the words of the Chicago Historical Society, "ennobler of his fellow man." There will be a re-dedication of the Studs Terkel Bridge, a 100th birthday party at the Newberry Library, a museum exhibit, ...
Originally based on the Studs Terkel book of interviews by the same name, Working has gone through some major revisions since it first opened — and flopped — on Broadway 40 years ago. But with a few new songs, and a lot of editing that reflects the changes in the workplace in the 21st century, Working ...
Batavia's popular monthly noontime book program, "Books Between Bites," continues Thursday, April 19, with Rick Kogan of the Chicago Tribune and WGN radio. He returns to continue his discussion of Chicago legends. This year, it will be about his late friend, Studs Terkel. Regular "Books Between Bites" ...
The Studs Terkel Radio Archive ( STRA ) will be a unique resource for educators, journalists, artists, activists, media-makers, scholars and people from all walks of life seeking to connect the voices and ideas of 20th century luminaries with contemporary social issues. The project is managed by the Chicago ...

As a producer he has guided the world premieres of Shining Lives, The Last Five Years, The Gamester, and Studs Terkel's 'The Good War'. From Second City to Shakespeare, BJ has directed Pitmen Painters ( Jeff Nomination — Best Director, TimeLine ), A Number ( Next ), 100 Saints You Should Know ...
Based on Studs Terkel's book Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do featuring interviews with members of the American workforce, Working is a genre-defying musical that creates a portrait of the American workday through the daily grind and struggles ...
Participants will discuss Crazy Salad by Nora Ephron, listen to parts of her interview with Studs Terkel from the Studs Terkel Archives Initiative and create a crazy salad to celebrate International Women's Day. Copies of the book will be available to check out from the library, though reading the book is not ...
Hinojosa has received numerous awards for her work including: four Emmys; the 2012 John Chancellor Award for Excellence in Journalism; Robert F. Kennedy Award for Reporting on the Disadvantaged; the Studs Terkel Community Media Award; and the Edward R. Murrow Award from the Overseas ...
The origin is a novel by Studs Terkel, “Working: People talk about what they do all day and how they feel about it,” published in 1974. Terkel interviewed over 100 individuals from the official business man to the low-income peasant job. Overall it has spoken to many people and is noted as being relatable ...
With Chicago White Sox broadcasts moving to WGN AM 720, the Tribune Broadcasting news/talk station has designated Andy Masur to host its pregame shows, and Mark Carman and Adam Hoge to split hosting postgame shows. Just hired as executive producer for White Sox baseball is Dave Zaslowsky, ...
Rather than making political pronouncements, Kahane's poetry gives voice to the people he met, like a lyric Studs Terkel. One audience member compared it to "Spoon River Anthology." Particularly haunting was the song "Model Trains." Musically Kahane avoids the obvious. He communicated forwarded ...
Years after Studs Terkel published his best-known work, he was writing letters to the editor in the Chicago Reader in response to pieces he disagreed with—and some he agreed with as well. The first that survives in digital form is from 1991 and concerns a story about venerable journalist John Callaway; ...
Elgin Community College Musical Theatre will present its production of "Working: A Musical" on Friday, Feb. 23 through Sunday, Mar. 4. Based on Studs Terkel's bestselling book of interviews with American workers, the musical was adapted by Nina Faso and Stephen Schwartz with additional contributions ...
Sheila Simon and the iconic author-broadcaster Studs Terkel. When it was pointed out to her that Terkel has been dead since 2008, Raila suggested reporters contact Terkel's son for confirmation of the endorsement. Raila said both Berrios and Kaegi feared running against a qualified woman in what many ...
Spooky landscapes hang side by side with playful paintings of cats. Both are the work of Gertrude Abercrombie, a one-of-a-kind Chicago artist. Though she has been gone for 40 years, she is now getting a rare show at the Elmhurst Art Museum. “Chicago Tonight” visited for a closer look at this fiercely ...

Stacy Garrop's “Glorious Mahalia” combines the voices of Mahalia Jackson and her friend, the late Chicago radio host Studs Terkel in a musical suite. ADVERTISEMENT. “They're probably the two people most responsible for bringing down the color line on radio,” Harrington said. “Part of the piece is them ...
The second guy was Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian Studs Terkel, famous for his oral histories of common Americans. “Don Marsh hit on this 'Innerviews' thing because he was a big fan of Studs Terkel, who was a master at it,” Wells recalled. She sat in a Gazette-Mail newsroom cubicle one ...
Nina Faso and Stephen Schwartz's Tony Award-winning musical is based on a series of interviews the legendary Studs Terkel conducted with working men and women way, way back in — wait for it — 1977. So while the multiple-role-playing cast of six steps into the boots of mill workers, stonemasons and ...
While there's something mildly irksome about paying $9 for a glorified gin and tonic named Da Ghost of Studs Terkel, there are plenty of recently established joints in Logan Square and other gentrifying neighborhoods that fake a kind of lived-in authenticity with taxidermy and vintage Old Style signs on the ...
This year, Chicago is celebrating the Studs Terkel centenary — the life and work of the actor, radio host, author, historian and, in the words of the Chicago Historical Society, "ennobler of his fellow man." There will be a re-dedication of the Studs Terkel Bridge, a 100th birthday party at the Newberry Library, a museum exhibit, ...
Jakiela highlights her writerly influences, including a troika of working-class favorites, Marge Piercy, Philip Levine and Studs Terkel. As an undergraduate, she once met Terkel at a reading, and characterizes him as “always excited about people, their stories, their hearts. He was excited about the world and ...
Coincidentally (or maybe not), both new works were inspired by, and included in the piece, oral-history recordings with leading figures of the civil rights movement. In Garrop's Glorious Mahalia, snatches of conversation between writer and radio host “Studs” Terkel and gospel singer Mahalia Jackson drifted ...
Kronos Quartet gives the opening concert of Carnegie Hall's The '60s: The Years that Changed America festival … Jeremy Denk performs Ives at Duke University … Fleet Foxes are in Japan … Natalie Merchant joins The Klezmatics in NYC … Colin Currie Group performs Steve Reich in London .
... January 17 through February 11 at Emporium's Logan Square pop-up space, 2367 N. Milwaukee Avenue. The project's called The Light Times Club. Expect of slice of classic Chicago with references to Studs Terkel and those iconic Old Style bar signs. The artist launched the pop-up last year at Publican ...
I recently suggested that, while one-person shows could present conflict, they lacked the multiple perspectives of drama. This verbatim piece about the Los Angeles riots of 1992, originally researched, written and performed solo by Anna Deavere Smith, proves how wrong I was. What hits you as you ...
Included in the Chicago School Of Television was Studs' Place, featuring famous writer Studs Terkel drinking coffee and smoking cigarettes with his buddies. The low-key setup better captured the city's Midwestern-yet-urban feel than most of the more famous shows that followed it decades later.
Based on Studs Terkel's best-selling book of interviews with American workers, Working paints a vivid portrait of the men and women the world so often takes for granted: the schoolteacher, the waitress, the millworker, the mason and the housewife, just to name a few. With music written by a slate of ...
Another Pulitzer winner, Studs Terkel, the writer and raconteur from Chicago (where you live and practice law), once talked about Sandburg (the native of Galesburg, where you went to college) as a man who believed more than he could prove about the future. “He found a new way in an incredulous and ...
In his book Race, the great Studs Terkel interviewed a white woman named June. As a child, she had been sexually assaulted repeatedly by her father and an uncle; June told her mother several times but was never believed. One day, she was with her family in a department store when her grandmother ...
WFMT classical host Carl Grapentine with Jenny Inzerillo; Tony Macaluso (WFMT's Director of Network Syndication) shows off the Studs Terkel archive; and thanks for the Exploring Music mug! Harvest Public Media & KCUR, situated on the UMKC campus; Erica Hunzinger of Harvest. View Slideshow 2 of 2.
Another program regular, Rick Kogan of WGN and the Chicago Tribune, returns April 19 discussing his friend and Chicago legend, the late Studs Terkel. The season ends May 17 when Batavia Karl Bruhn tells the story of the Batavia/Chicago connection to a great (and nearly forgotten) architect: Solon ...
It was recommended by one of our news editors who described her as the Studs Terkel of Soviet Russia. And I was like... MARTIN: Oh, I'm intrigued. MAYER: ...Oh, my god, I got to read that. It's all about women's - Soviet women's experiences from like World War II to Afghanistan to Chernobyl in oral history.
It was Studs Terkel. Of course I knew who it was. Every single person in Chicago would know who it was. I had grown up in a house where Studs Terkel was always on the radio. I had to say something. We were the only people on the street. I had to say something. And besides, even though I had never ...
Radio Diaries producer Joe Richman selected several of Studs Terkel's interview subjects, some of which spoke again more than 40 years later, for the documentary: "The Working Tapes of Studs Terkel." The documentary features interviews with a telephone switchboard operator, a hotel piano player, ...
Studs Terkel was by this time already a well-known radio broadcaster in his native Chicago and the author of two books, on the great depression and on his home city, that had forged his reputation as the master of oral history, where a theme is explored using the recorded testimony of ordinary people ...
... from Phillips Petroleum and has served his hometown as a village trustee, helped establish the Irving Museum, and was involved in the restoration of McCord Cemetery. He has been honored with the Studs Terkel Humanitarian Award and the Hillsboro Education Foundation Distinguished Alumni Award.
His oral history — a genre practiced with more transparency by Studs Terkel and Jean Stein — favors lurid detail and despair, like a nihilistic sequel to the Rona Jaffe novel 'The Best of Everything.' But it serves as powerful documentation of an era when women were institutionally subordinate, squabbling ...
From EPL: Chicago's "unofficial poet laureate" is coming to the Evanston Public Library on Monday, January 29, to share his poetry. Influenced by hip-hop and invoking writers and artists like Gwendolyn Brooks, Studs Terkel, and the rapper Common, Coval's most recent book, A People's History of Chicago, ...
He came across a flyer advertising upcoming auditions for a production of Working, a musical based on the career of legendary Chicago journalist Studs Terkel. He auditioned by singing Mack the Knife, the murderously cheerful song from Threepenny Opera, and landed a role. In time, he took on ...
... the first known figurative photograph, but before Bernd and Hilla Becher's conceptual images of industrial buildings and Robert Mapplethorpe's “Self-Portrait with Whip,” Frank is who you look at, and for good reason: The Americans is like the art world's answer to Studs Terkel's My American Century.
19, the world premieres of two specially commissioned works, inspired by Dr. King's “I Have a Dream Speech” and by the writings of Studs Terkel, to be performed by the Kronos Quartet), as well as more than 50 concerts, exhibitions, dance performances, film screenings and other events at 35 institutions ...
His articles about labor and immigration have won a number of prizes, including the Studs Terkel Media Award and the Sidney Award. He is the ...
... and the Studs Turkey for radio journalist Studs Terkel, with beef tongue, hot turkey breast, Canadian bacon, cranberry sauce and shredded ...
Also going into the soup that became "Damnation" were the films of director Sam Peckinpah, author-historian Studs Terkel's "Hard Times: An ...
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Louis "Studs" Terkel echoed Robert Davis's sentiments. Terkel reminisced in his deep, slightly nasal voice that ...
He was in some ways like our Studs Terkel, listening empathetically to people's thoughts and concerns and then pushing ahead to act on ...
And when I got the scholarship, I was interviewed by Studs Terkel. … I've been traveling and writing about Russia and the Soviet Union since ...
The musical, based on Studs Terkel's best-selling 1974 book of interviews with American workers, was nominated for six Tony Awards in its ...


 

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