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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 ...


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