When: November 2, 2012
Where:The DoubleTree Hotel and Conference Center Ballroom, Bloomington
Time: 5:00 - 6:00 PM - cocktail hour ($100 level only)
6:45 - 9:30 PM - dinner and presentation (both ticket levels)
The In-Depth Story ($100 per person) - Ticket includes a cocktail hour with hors d'oeuvres, open bar, and the opportunity to meet American Routes host Nick Spitzer, followed by a full dinner (see entree choices below) with wine and Nick's multi-media presentation on American musicians and their music.
In The News ($65 per person) - Ticket includes a full dinner (see entree choices below) with wine and Nick's multi-media presentation.
Nick Spitzer, the producer and host of American Routes, is a folklorist and a professor of anthropology and American studies at Tulane University in New Orleans. He specializes in American music and the cultures of the Gulf South, and received a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Texas in 1986 with his dissertation on zydeco music and Afro-French Louisiana culture and identities.
Coming to Normal is getting his creative juices flowing. His multi-media presentation, ‘Who Listens to Radio?’: Roots to American Routes, is filled with audio/visual highlights from his cross-country travels in search of songs and stories that describe both the community origins of our music, musicians and cultures - the “roots” - and the many directions they take over time — the “routes.”
Nick is founding director of the Louisiana Folklife Program, and edited and co-wrote two books for the National Park Service. He created the Folklife Pavilion for the 1984 Louisiana World Exposition, and also served as senior folklife specialist at the Smithsonian Institution (1985-1990), the artistic director for the Folk Masters concert/broadcasts from Carnegie Hall and Wolf Trap (1990-97), and the Independence Day concerts broadcast live on NPRfrom the National Mall (1992-2001).
His interests include ethnography of the Gulf Coast, cultural creolization, American vernacular music/culture, and public cultural policy. Nick received a Guggenheim fellowship for work on traditional creativity in Louisiana Creole communities.
Nick has been a cultural commentator and producer for NPR’s All Things Considered and Fresh Air, CBS’ Sunday Morning, and ABC’s Nightline. Spitzer directed the film Zydeco: Creole Music and Culture in Rural Louisiana (1986), and has produced or annotated two dozen documentary sound recordings. A former resident scholar at the School of American Research in Santa Fe, and a Fellow of the American Folklore Society, Nick received the AFS’ Benjamin Botkin Lifetime Award in Public Folklore, an ASCAP-Deems Taylor Excellence in Broadcasting Award in 2004, the New Orleans Mayor’s Lifetime Achievement in the Arts Award, and in 2006 was named Louisiana Humanist of the Year for cultural recovery efforts after the catastrophe.
Nick Spitzer is the embodiment of the Renaissance man: scholar, philosopher, communicator, activist and boundary-crosser. His achievements are extensive, and they are all reflected in his enthusiasm for the sound medium through the program American Routes, Sunday evening at 6:00.
Radio Faces at the $100 ticket level begins with a meet & greet cocktail party where you'll have the opportunity to meet American Routes host Nick Spitzer in person. You'll then enjoy a delicious dinner, followed by Nick's multi-media presentation. While we have loved every one of our Radio Faces guests, Spitzer is sure to be one of the most entertaining.
Entry to Radio Faces at the $65 level begins at 6:45 PM.
Please note: Both ticket levels include your choice of three dinner entrees (options listed below). You will need to indicate meal choices for all members of your party when ordering tickets.
Swiss Gruyere cheese and delicately smoked ham in a blanket of chicken breast, sauteed with red skin mashed potatoes
Stuffed Atlantic Salmon
Center cut salmon fillet filled with sun dried tomatoes, shallots, artichoke wedges and fried spinach; finished with sweet bell pepper and onion marmalade; Dutchess potatoes
Italian Ratatouille Stuffed Portabella (vegetarian)
Portabella mushroom stuffed with caponata style vegetables and finished with rich tomato sauce; topped with smoked provolone & mozzarella on a bed of basil sunflower angel hair pasta
Your entrée includes salad, dinner rolls and butter, fresh seasonal vegetables, a luscious dessert, and table wine.
Please indicate any special dietary need when you place your online ticket order.
Proceeds from this event benefit the GLT Equipment Fund.
We are ever grateful for COUNTRY Financial's continued support of this signature GLT event.
Previous Radio Faces guests have been Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep, Weekend Edition Sunday host Liane Hansen, White House correspondent Don Gonyea, veteran newscaster/Wait, Wait judge Carl Kasell, All Things Considered co-host Melissa Block with ATC producer and GLT alum Brendan Banaszak, Radiolab co-host and NPR Science Desk correspondent Robert Krulwich and David Kestenbaum and Jacob Goldstein from Planet Money.
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