(Slideshow Photos and Audio by Sam Kraft and Emily Torem)
The Abbey Pub is a full-service restaurant, bar and music venue that is open seven nights a week. The establishment, located at 3420 W. Grace St. in Chicago, plays host to many different types of music and attracts a diverse audience.
On Nov. 6, ChicagoStorytelling’s Emily Torem and Sam Kraft took a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into producing a show at The Abbey.
They interviewed Chicago funk/soul band The O My’s and discussed how their type of music fit into the Chicago music scene. Also performing that night were singer-songwriter Rebecca Hill and electronic duo Warren Buckley.
Jeff Dickerson of Chicago's ESPN 1000-AM (Courtesy Photo)
Jeff Dickerson has been a Chicago Bears beat reporter for ESPN 1000-AM since 2004, with a Bears blog at ESPNChicago.com since April. He also hosts a weeknight Chicago radio show on ESPN 1000 and helps with Bears coverage for ABC-7 “The Chicago Huddle” show.
ChicagoStorytelling’s Sam Krafttalked with Dickerson about reporting on the Bears in a football-crazed city and how he incorporates social media into his daily coverage.
Audio: Dickerson offers advice for aspiring sports journalists.
Audio: Dickerson talks about what it takes to do his job.
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