Ira Glass Will Share Life Lessons And Anecdotes About His Career In Jones Hall

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Ira Glass Will Share Life Lessons And Anecdotes About His Career In Jones HallCreator, producer and host of This American Life, the iconic weekly public radio program, Ira Glass, brings an all-new lecture entitled Seven Things I've Learned: An Evening with Ira Glass to Houston. Using audio clips, music, and video, Ira Glass will share lessons from his life and career in storytelling on Saturday, May 12 in Jones Hall for the Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m.

In 1978, Ira Glass started working in public radio, when he was 19, as an intern at NPR's headquarters in D.C. Over the next 17 years, he worked on nearly every NPR news show and did nearly every production job they had: tape-cutter, desk assistant, newscast writer, editor, producer, reporter and substitute host. Glass moved to Chicago in 1989 and put This American Life on the air in 1995.

Since its inception, This American Life has cultivated millions of listeners from around the world. The show is heard each week by over 2.2 million listeners on more than 500 public radio stations, with another 2.5 million downloading each podcast. Each episode is focused on a certain theme, such as love, politics, or family, and have compelling stories from people surrounding the theme.

Tickets are $29 - $79 and can be purchased online at, by phone at 713-227-4772 or at the courtyard level ticket office at Jones Hall located at 615 Louisiana St. Hours of operation: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. For groups of 15 or more call 713-632-8113. Prices are subject to change.

About Society for the Performing Arts

Founded in 1966, Society for the Performing Arts (SPA) is the largest independent non-profit presenting organization in the Southwest. Since its inception, SPA has sponsored more than 1,000 performances of the world's finest music, dance and theater events, in adherence to the belief that the arts are fundamental to the overall enrichment and quality of life within a community. In addition to presenting artists, SPA seeks to provide a variety of learning experiences for adults and children through master classes, lectures and special student performances, as well as build relationships between the performing arts and other interests within the greater Houston area and throughout the state of Texas.

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