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Park City Institute announces its 2015-16 Eccles Center Main Stage Season

Submitted by Scott Iwasaki

The Park City Institute announced its 2015-16 Eccles Center Main Stage Season Thursday night.

The schedule, which starts in December, is as follows:

Dec. 5 — Live from Russia: Edward Snowden. KUER’s Doug Fabrizio will moderate an interactive evening with the former CIA, NSA and DIA Intelligence officer and special guest Ben Wisner, director of the ACLU Speech, Privacy & Technology Project.

Dec. 12 — Violinist Eileen Ivers. Dubbed the "Jimi Hendrix of the violin" by the New York Times, Eileen Ivers, of the original "Riverdance" and founding member Cherish the Ladies, will perform a night of traditional Celtic, pop, jazz and holiday music.

Dec. 28-29 — Diavolo: Architecture in Motion. The acrobatic dance company is directed by Jacques Helm.

Dec. 31 — The Ann Wilson Thing. The co-founder and lead singer of the rock band Heart will perform an intimate New Year’s Eve concert

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Jan. 9 — An Evening with the Creators of Invisible Thread. Matt Gould and Griffin Matthews, who performed in Park City with their musical "Witness Uganda," will return with a new production that features their award-winning story telling and music.

Jan. 16 — An Evening with Dr. B.J. Miller. Miller, known for his TED talks, will discuss the United States healthcare system in a thought-provoking and personal setting.

Feb. 6 — Reinventing Radio: And Evening with Ira Glass. Glass is the Peabody Award-winning host of NPR’s "The American Life."

Feb. 13 — San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus. The San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus was established in 1978, at the vigil of Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man to be elected the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.

Feb. 20 — Railroad Earth. The folk and bluegrass band who appeared with Bruce Hornsby at Deer Valley in 2013, will return to Park City for a concert at the Eccles Center.

Feb. 27 — Allen Toussaint. The New Orleans-based singer, songwriter, pianist and producer Toussaint has performed with everyone from Etta James to the Rolling Stones.

March 5 — Bill T. Jones Arnie Zane Dance Company. The award-winning modern dance company will tell the story of Holocaust survivor Dora Amelan, Jones’ 95-year-old mother-in-law, through dance and spoken word.

March 19 — Grupo Corpo. The Brazilian dance company, directed by Rodrigo Penderneiras, bridged the gap between traditional Brazilian dance with western modern dance.

March 26 — An Evening of Spoken Word with Sarah Kay & Phil Kaye. Award-winning slam poet Kay, will be joined by fellow slam poet Kaye.

April 2 — Ruthie Foster. Blues Music Award’s Best Contemporary and Best Traditional Female Artist Ruthie Foster is a recent Grammy Award nominee.

April 9 — The Aspen Santa Fe Ballet. Directed by Jean-Philippe Malaty and Tom Mossbrucker, the dance company, which has performed in Park City many times, will perform a night of classically trained contemporary dance.

April 16 — Imagination Movers. The Emmy Award-winning group from Disney will entertain families with their positive messages.

Tickets and season punch cards go on sales to Park City Institute members on Sept. 24 and to the general public on Oct. 1. Tickets may be purchased by calling 435-655-3114, online by visiting http://www.EcclesCenter.org or at the box office, which is located within The Eccles Center, 1750 Kearns Blvd. Box office hours are from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.