IRA GLASS TAKES AUDIENCES BEHIND THE SCENES
OF HIS QUIRKY HIT RADIO SHOW
Reinventing Radio: An Evening with Ira Glass
Saturday, January 19, 2013, 8 p.m.
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts will present Reinventing Radio: An Evening with Ira Glass on Saturday, Jan. 19, at 8 p.m.
Tickets are available for $49, $59 or $69 through www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org or (480) 499-TKTS (8587).
Ira Glass is the host and creator of the quirky, hit public-radio program This American Life, which premiered on Chicago’s WBEZ in 1995 and is now heard on hundreds of public-radio stations each week by more than 1.7 million listeners. Most weeks, This American Life is the most popular podcast in the country, with more than a half-million people downloading each episode. The show also airs each week on the CBC in Canada and on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s radio network.
Under Glass’ 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 declared that the show is “at the vanguard of a journalistic revolution.”
Mixing taped excerpts and music live onstage, Glass will offer a behind-the-scenes look at This American Life and its unique approach to broadcast journalism, including some of his favorite stories, where he and the staff find them and what makes them so compelling. Glass also will take questions from the audience.
This event is presented in laughing memory of Steve Simon by his family and is made possible by presenting sponsors Betty Hum and Alan Yudell.
LOCATION AND PARKING
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts is located at 7380 E. Second St. in downtown Scottsdale, four blocks south of Indian School Road and three blocks east of Scottsdale Road. Free parking is available in the public parking garage located to the west of Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts on Wells Fargo Avenue. Additional free parking is available at the Old Town Parking Corral at East Second Street and Brown Avenue and at the Civic Center Library parking garage located on Drinkwater Boulevard at East Second Street.
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts offers performance accommodations to enhance audience members’ experience, including: American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation or live audio description with two weeks advance notice. Assistive-listening devices and wheelchair seating are always available. Visit www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org or contact the Patron Services Box Office at (480) 499-TKTS (8587) [TDD: (480) 874-4694] for further details. Please inquire about services when ordering tickets.
Attend with family and friends, or bring a group from your business, civic or religious organization. Save $4 per ticket and at least $15 in facility fees when purchasing 10 or more tickets to the same event in one order. Call 480-499-TKTS (8587) for more information and to order tickets. The group organizer also will receive two free tickets ($83 value) to see any one Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel performance.
The Store @ Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts offers a unique selection of art-related merchandise, including artist-made jewelry, imaginative toys, decorative objects from around the world, unique furnishings for home and office, and music, books and greeting cards. Members receive a 10-percent discount, and gift-wrapping and shipping also are available. Purchases are tax-free and support the programs of Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. The Store is open seven days a week: Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday, noon – 5 p.m.; and throughout most evening events. Phone: (480) 874-4644.
SCOTTSDALE CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
One of the premier performing-arts halls in the western United States, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts showcases a diverse season of dance, jazz, classical and world music, theater and film from around the world. More than 1,000 indoor and outdoor performances, educational programs, festivals and other events are presented and hosted at the Center each year serving 200,000+ visitors and contributing substantially to Scottsdale’s high quality of life and vibrant arts scene. The Center’s education and outreach programs reach more than 20,000 children and adults each year. Most performances take place in the state-of-the-art, 853-seat Virginia G. Piper Theater, recognized for its intimacy, superior acoustics and comfort. Additional venues include the 137-seat Stage 2 and neighboring 2,000-capacity Scottsdale Civic Center Amphitheater. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts is located on a beautifully landscaped, 21-acre urban park, a short walk from Scottsdale’s Old Town and gallery districts.
The nonprofit Scottsdale Cultural Council manages Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) and Scottsdale Public Art on behalf of the City of Scottsdale. Scottsdale Cultural Council is supported in part by the Arizona Commission on the Arts, which receives support from the State of Arizona and National Endowment for the Arts.
HOW TO REACH US
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
7380 E. Second St.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Patron Services Box Office: (480) 499-TKTS (8587)
TDD: (480) 874-4694
Fax: (480) 874-4699