On the Backs of Great Men

Imagine climbing in the shadow of George Mallory as he clings to the face of Everest or swimming with Robert Ballard as he discovers the fossil-like remains of the Titanic.

Starting tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Macky Auditorium, 17th Street and University Avenue in Boulder, First Person: Stories From the Edge of the World takes you on a multimedia expedition like you've never experienced. Narrated by National Public Radio's Neal Conan and actress Lily Knight, the event features National Geographic archived pictures projected on a large screen while Conan and Knight read from the text of explorers who visited those places. It's all accompanied by music created specially for Stories.

According to executive director Joan McLean Braun, "The music really helps capture the loneliness and fear and joy — all of the emotions that these explorers experienced." Tickets range from $12 to $52. For more information, call 303-492-8008 go to www.cuconcerts.org.
Fri., Oct. 5, 7:30 p.m., 2007

 
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