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A Conversation with J.D. Vance

Oct 23 , 2018 · KNIGHT THEATER at Levine Center for the Arts

$25 - $65

Presented by: The Learning Society of Queens & Bank of America

  • Box Office: (704) 372-1000
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A Conversation with J.D. Vance

Oct 23 , 2018 · KNIGHT THEATER at Levine Center for the Arts

$25 - $65

Presented by: The Learning Society of Queens & Bank of America

A Conversation with J.D. Vance
J.D. Vance, New York Times Best-Selling Author of “Hillbilly Elegy”
moderated by Richard Reeves, Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution

J.D. Vance, author of the #1 New York Times best seller Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis will chronicle his family’s story of social, regional and class decline, his own upward mobility and personal struggles. His insights will inform the local conversation about advancing economic mobility and opportunity in the Charlotte region. “Hillbilly Elegy” is described by the National Review as a “brilliant book” and by The Economist as “one of the most important” reads of 2016. Ron Howard and Brian Grazer of Imagine Entertainment have announced plans to produce a movie based on Vance's book.

Raised by his working-class grandparents in Middletown, Ohio, Vance served four years in the U.S. Marine Corps before enrolling at Ohio State University, where he studied political science and philosophy. Upon graduation he entered Yale Law School where he earned his law degree in 2013.

In early 2017, Vance joined as a partner in AOL founder Steve Case’s venture capital company, Revolution LLC, which concentrates on bolstering entrepreneurship and disruptive, high-growth companies outside of the sphere of Silicon Valley. He also returned home to Ohio to found Our Ohio Renewal, a nonprofit organization dedicated to addressing the state’s opioid crisis and bringing high-quality employment and educational opportunities to Ohioans. He regularly discusses politics and public policy, having appeared on ABC, CBS, and FOX News, and currently serving as a contributor on CNN.

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Performance Schedule

Parking and Directions

A special preferred parking rate of only $5* is available for our patrons in our designated garage. This Garage is CASH ONLY.

DESIGNATED PARKING GARAGE
Levine Center for the Arts Parking Garage
Located at 550 S. Tryon Street with an entrance on W. Stonewall Street.

Pay as you enter the garage.

*The $5 rate is applicable when parked in the garage after 5pm on weekdays, Mon – Fri. If parked in the garage before 5pm, the $5 rate is void. There is no time restriction for the weekend, Sat & Sun. This garage is CASH ONLY.

CLICK HERE for parking information for Spirit Square events. (McGlohon Theater, Duke Energy Theater)

CLICK HERE for parking information for Blumenthal Performing Arts Center events. (Belk Theater, Booth Playhouse, Stage Door Theater)

Accessibility

Advance reservations for Patron Assistance are encouraged to ensure the best possible experience.

  • Assistive listening systems available
  • Wheelchair accessibility
  • Wheelchair seating

Wheelchair access
All of our theaters and classrooms are accessible to patrons who use wheelchairs. Most restrooms and water fountains in all facilities are wheelchair accessible, and restrooms are equipped with strobe-light as well as audio alarm systems.

Entry and exit assistance
For performances in the Knight Theater, an usher can meet patrons who need assistance at the corner of 1st and S. Tryon Streets.

SERVICES FOR THE VISUALLY-IMPAIRED

Audio Description
Certain performances will be audio described for the blind or visually impaired. The Box Office will provide a schedule of these performances upon request. Audio description provides an on-going oral description of the action, sets and costumes during the performance. Each participant wears a headset, and no other patrons are able to hear the descriptions.

Large Print Programs
Large print programs are available for patrons at many performances. At the Knight Theater, simply ask any usher for assistance.

Service Animals
If you or someone in your party plans to attend an event with a service animal, please inform the Box Office when purchasing your tickets so that we may arrange for an aisle seat.

SERVICES FOR THE DEAF AND HARD-OF-HEARING

Interpreting
Certain performances at the Performing Arts Center will be interpreted for the hearing impaired. The Box Office will provide a schedule of these performances as requested.

Assistive Listening Devices
Assistive listening equipment is available free of charge for all amplified performances. Please see an usher for assistance