Live Wire with Luke Burbank
Nov 2, 2017 at 7:30 PM
Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian
Cheryl Strayed
Baratunde Thurston
and musical guest Meklit

Join Emmy award-winning host Luke Burbank for the taping of Live Wire, the fastest growing entertainment show on public radio. We’ve got a late-night stride, an Oscar Wilde wit, and the charisma of Ferris Bueller grand-marshaling a parade. Music, comedy, and conversation, live and packed with surprises.

$20 Advance
$25 Day of Show
$35 Preferred Seating (First 5 rows of Front Center Section - available in advance only)
$15 Student/Age 30 and Under w/ID

Doors open at 6:30

Guests subject to change.

More Live Wire shows at the Alberta Rose:
September 7
September 14
October 12
Ticket sales ended Nov 2, 2017 6:30 PM. Additional tickets may be available at the box office.
Live Wire | 7:30 PM
Now in its fourteenth year, Live Wire is committed to bringing friends and artists together to celebrate and capture the intimacy and energy of live theater for radio listeners everywhere. An independently produced non-profit in Portland, OR, the show turns people on to an eclectic cadre of artists, musicians, writers, comedians and cultural observers. With momentum driven by our new host, Luke Burbank at the helm, the show is now the fastest growing entertainment offering on public radio. more >>>
Cheryl Strayed | 7:30 PM
Cheryl Strayed cuts to the quick. Author of nonfiction books, Wild, Tiny Beautiful Things, and Brave Enough, and novel Torch, Strayed has made a brand of dropping truth, cutting to the chase, being real, and shooting straight. Host of WBUR’s Dear Sugar podcast, she’s here to tell it like it is. more >>>
Baratunde Thurston is the New York Times bestselling author of How to Be Black. He built the digital departments for The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and the Onion, and has hosted or written roughly one bajillion podcasts and columns. He’s the embodiment of the term “public intellectual,” but somehow funnier, and cooler, and with an excellent wardrobe. more >>>
Meklit | 7:30 PM
Meklit, an Ethio-American vocalist, mixes the sounds of East Africa and the Bay Area so smoothly Silicon Valley should use her process to make a super blender. Her latest album When the People Move, the Music Moves Too was called “...compelling and wholly her own” by Afropop. A singer-songwriter with a love of collaboration, she’s also a TED Senior Fellow whose talk “The Unexpected Beauty of Everyday Sounds” has been viewed over 1.2 million times. Get ready to get down with Meklit. more >>>