Tag: This American Life
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 ›
“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, 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.