CHECKING ON THE ARTS
7:05 am
Fri August 23, 2013

Ira Glass To Visit Memphis For An Evening Of Storytelling And Music

Ira Glass
Credit Stuart Mullenberg

Darel Snodgrass talks with Ira Glass about his upcoming performance in Memphis, Reinventing Radio: An Evening with Ira Glass, Saturday, October 5, 2013, at the Orpheum Theatre.

The show features Glass -- radio pioneer, host, and creator of This American Life -- as he mixes live stories with pre-taped quotations and music. He will also be featuring a “best of” segment from some of the series’ funniest moments.

With a career in public radio that spans four decades, Glass’ editorial direction has lead This American Life to receive several Peabody and DuPont-Columbia awards. The show, which premiered on Chicago’s public radio station WBEZ in 1995, is now heard on more than 500 public radio stations each week by over 1.7 million listeners.

Tickets are available for purchase online at the official Orpheum Theatre website, by phone at 901-525-3000, at the ticket counter at The Booksellers at Laurelwood, and at all Ticketmaster locations.