An Evening with Ira Glass

Sat. Apr 13, 2013 7:30pm - 9:00pm EDT
$40.00 - $125.00
all ages
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$40.00 - $125.00
all ages
Event Description
An Evening with Ira Glass


For Ira Glass, journalism is more than just reporting the news. It's about uncovering the great, untold stories of America.

There are two ticketing options for this show!

1. Lecture Admission

2. VIP Admission (includes lecture admission and a pre-show reception WITH Ira Glass)

The VIP Ticket Package includes preferred orchestra seating and an exclusive pre-show "Meet Ira Glass" reception (6-7 p.m.) Come talk to Ira and enjoy local whiskey, wine, & hors d'oeuvres. Contributing restaurants include Legume, Greensburg Supper Club and Wigle Whiskey. Tickets are limited.

The New York Times celebrated Glass for approaching his interviews and impressions with a “distinctive literary imagination, an eccentric intelligence, and a sympathetic heart.”

Each week, over 500 radio stations broadcast Glass's award-winning public radio program, This American Life, to more than 1.7 million listeners. Most weeks, the program's podcast is the most popular in the country.

Under Glass's editorial direction, This American Life has won the highest honors for broadcasting and journalistic excellence, including several Peabody and DuPont-Columbia awards. The American Journalism Review noted that the show is "at the vanguard of a journalistic revolution."

Ever wondered how Glass tracked down these fascinating stories? Not only does his performance offer a peek behind the scenes of his tremendously successful program, but he mixes pre-taped quotes, music, story snippets and of course, his acclaimed narration, to create a three hundred and sixty degree listening experience. He also shares funny and memorable moments from previous broadcasts, along with insights on their creations that the average listener doesn't get to hear.

Glass's musings are sure to provide more than some interesting water cooler stories. His performance explores the diverse terrain of people, events and ideas that despite their uniqueness, or perhaps because of it, are all essentially American.

Find out more about Ira Glass and This American Life here!
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Venue Details
The Hillman Center for Performing Arts 423 Fox Chapel Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
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