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On Saturday, Sept. 10th, DPAC presented Seven Things I've Learned: An Evening with Ira Glass

On Sept. 10th, Ira Glass Talked Storytelling and NPR at the Durham Performing Arts Center

Regular, or even occasional, listeners of National Public Radio know the name Ira Glass, who brought his Seven Things I’ve Learned: An Evening with Ira Glass to the Durham Performing Arts Center this past Saturday night. For those who don’t, an introduction is in order: Ira Glass is the creator, producer, and host of NPR’s… Read More ›

The July 18th American Dance Festival presentation of "Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host" starred Monica Bill Barnes (left), Ira Glass, and Anna Bass (photo by David Bazemore)

“Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host” Features Dueling Dancers, Radio Skits, and a Trio of Themes

Ira Glass is well known as the National Public Radio host of “This American Life,” which he developed and began broadcasting 20 years ago. Monica Bill Barnes & Company is a dance troupe consisting of two dancers, director/choreographer Monica Bill Barnes and associate artistic director Anna Bass, as well as their supporting crew. Both readily… Read More ›

Ira Glass has hosted "The American Life" since it premiered in 1995 on WBEZ in Chicago

Ira Glass, Host of NPR’s “This American Life,” Will Perform at DPAC at 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 24th

For 90 minutes, Ira Glass — the creator of public radio’s “This American Life” — will talk about his program and how it’s put together: what makes a compelling story, where they find the amazing stories for their show, how he and his staff are trying to push broadcast journalism to do things it doesn’t usually do. As part of this, Glass mixes stories from the show, live onstage, combining his narration with pre-taped quotes and music, recreating the sound of the show as the audience watches. And he plays funny and memorable moments from the show, and talks about what was behind their creation.