'Chicago Live!' comes to GSU stage

2012-10-26T00:00:00Z 'Chicago Live!' comes to GSU stageFor The Times nwitimes.com
October 26, 2012 12:00 am  • 

UNIVERSITY PARK | Five days before the presidential election, Governors State University invites the south suburban community to see the Chicago Tribune and Second City’s “Chicago Live!” hosted by Rick Kogan.

GSU’s Center for Performing Arts is the first on the road venue for the new format of “Chicago Live!” “Chicago Live!” is a live stage show recorded for WGN AM.

Rick Kogan will lead audiences on a unique tour of the city, engaging with local newsmakers and uncovering fascinating stories and characters. Kogan’s masterful hosting has been described as a “tour de force” and his wildly popular “Almanac” segment will be expanded. The evening will feature nationally recognized improv company Second City, one of Chicago’s most influential people Bruce Dold, the Tribune’s editorial editor; Cliff Kelley, WVON Radio host and beloved past alderman; Barnaby Struve, vice president of Three Floyds Brewing Co.; music, interviews, news and entertainment and much more.

Politics, the arts, and comedic wit come to life in a radio variety show format which brings reporters, newsmakers artists and more together all in one show. This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for the Southland community to experience the live taping up close and personal. Tickets are $20 and for audience members of all ages.

“Chicago Live!” at Governor’s State University’s Center for Performing Arts will take place at 7 p.m. Nov. 1. Tickets can be purchased by visiting the “Chicago Live!” website at www.chicagolive.com or by calling (708) 235-2222 to purchase tickets at the box office.

“Chicago Live!” is produced by the Chicago Tribune for WGN-AM Radio. Hosted by veteran reporter and author Rick Kogan, this 90-minute, multiplatform show features news interviews, arts performances, and comedy presented with a unique Chicago perspective. The show that is taped at GSU will be broadcast on WGN-AM at 11 a.m. Nov. 3.

Other guests include Tribune writers Josh Noel Beer and Travel writer and columnist Dawn Turner Trice plus local hip hop artist Psalm One from Englewood’s South Side.

Governors State University is located at 1 University Parkway.

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