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Rainn Wilson to interview Reza Aslan. Special event to benefit the Los Angeles Review of Books

Posted on 02 July 2013 (0)

We end our season at Live Talks Los Angeles with an evening with Reza Aslan in conversation with Rainn Wilson discussing Aslan’s new book, Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazaretha fascinating, provocative, and meticulously researched biography of Jesus.  Part of our mission at Live Talks Los Angeles is to support worthwhile causes, and this event supports the Los Angeles Review of Books.  We hope to see you July 25th.

Reza Aslan is an internationally acclaimed writer and scholar of religions. His first book, No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam, has …

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Colum McCann in @LosAngelesTimes. We host him 6-18 at Live Talks LA

Posted on 26 May 2013 (0)

We host Colum McCann on June 18th at the William Turner Gallery at Bergamot Station. He’ll be discussing his new novel, Transatlantic.  Ticket info here.

McCann was featured as the Sunday Interview in the Los Angeles Times on May 26th.  Here’s an excerpt…

National Book Award winner Colum McCann’s ninth book, “TransAtlantic,” is a fictionalized exploration of three historic journeys between North America and Ireland. He talked about his new novel, which hits bookstores on June 4, by phone from his birthplace, Dublin.

How did this book come about?

One of the stories that obsessed me was the idea

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We’re adding to our venues: The Alex Theatre in Glendale | Upcoming events: Burt Bacharach, Phil Jackson, Neil Gaiman

Posted on 07 April 2013 (0)

As we continue to grow Live Talks Los Angeles, we are happy to share that we will be producing some of our events at the historic Alex Theatre in Glendale.  We have the following events scheduled at the Alex, with more to come. Ticket info in each of the links…

May 14 Burt Bacharach in conversation with Mitch Albom
discussing his memoir, Anyone Who Had a Heart: My Life and Music, 8pm

Jun 12 Phil Jackson in conversation with John Salley
discussing his memoir, Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success, 8pm

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Po Bronson & Ashley Merryman in the news, at Live Talks Los Angeles, Feb 27 evening

Posted on 25 February 2013 (0)

We look forward to hosting Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman Wednesday evening, 8pm, February 27, 2013 at Live Talks Los Angeles.  Event is in Santa Monica at the Moss Theatre at New Roads School. They’ll be in conversation with David Lazarus of the Los Angeles Times.

Sharing some links to news pieces on Bronson and Merryman and their new compelling book, Top Dog: The Science of Winning and Losing

Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman in the news:

— Los Angeles Times, Feb 14, How Brains are Wired to Handle Stress

— New York Times, Feb 8, Helping a Worrier Become

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New Venue for Live Talks Los Angeles events

Posted on 20 February 2013 (0)

We will always be grateful to folks at Track 16 at Bergamot Station for hosting so many of our events over the last three years.  We held our first two events there and have had many memorable evenings in the space. We are all for public transportation and are excited at what the extension of the Expo line will do in  our car centric city, but we will certainly miss Track 16.

We are excited about a new partnership with New Roads School and their fabulous new Herb Alpert Educational Village which is home to the gorgeous Ann and Jerry …

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Daniel Pink in the news (LAT, NPR, Forbes) Speaks in Los Angeles January 17…tkt info in link

Posted on 07 January 2013 (0)

We’re excited to be hosting Daniel Pink at Live Talks Los Angeles on January 17. We are hosting him for two events. Following are some links to recent media pieces on Daniel Pink and his new book, To Sell is Human.

Morning event: Daniel Pink in conversation with Keith Ferrazzi
at Gensler, downtown LA, 7:45am Breakfast, 8:15am Forum

Evening event: Daniel Pink in conversation with Larry Vincent
at William Turner Gallery at Bergamot Station, 6:30pm Reception, 7:15pm Talk

Daniel Pink in the media:

— Forbes, “In Today’s World We Are All Salespeople”
— NPR, “Death …

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Oliver Sacks in the news…We host him at Live Talks LA on Nov 14 in conversation with David Milch

Posted on 06 November 2012 (0)

 We host neurologist Oliver Sacks at Live Talks Los Angeles on Wednesday, November 14th at The Aero Theatre.  He’ll be in conversation with David Milch, Emmy Award-winning writer and producer. Only a few tickets remain. Ticket info here.  The occasion for us hosting Dr. Sacks is the publication of his new book, Hallucinations, which was published today….Here are some stories, interviews, features and reviews on Sacks and his book.

Wall Street Journal, Nov 5: Speakeasy: Oliver Sacks Sees Things Most People Don’t
New York Magazine, Nov 4: A Brain with a Heart

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Penn Jillette’s Atheist Guide to the 2012 Election. Jillette at Live Talks 11/15

Posted on 04 November 2012 (0)

We look forward to hosting Penn Jillette — the taller and louder of the comedy/magic dou, Penn & Teller — on November 15 at Live Talks Los Angeles at Track 16 at Bergamot Station.  He’ll be discussing his new book, Every Day is an Atheist Holiday. Here’s a video on Jillette’s guide to the 2012 elections.  Ticket info, here.

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Excerpt from Oliver Sacks new book Hallucinations — “Hearing Things” Sacks w David Milch at Live Talks LA Nov 14

Posted on 24 October 2012 (0)

If you are as intrigued by Oliver Sacks new book, Hallucinations, like we are, you can read a chapter from his book thanks to NPR’s First Reads.  The chapter is on ‘hearing things’… Read/listen to the chapter here. Here’s an excerpt from NPR….Tickets to the event can be purchased here. Sacks will be in conversation with writer/producer David Milch (Deadwood, NYPD Blue)

Hallucinations can be terrifying, enlightening, amusing or just plain strange. They’re thought to be at the root of fairy tales, religious experiences and some kinds of art. Neurologist Oliver Sacks has been mapping the

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Q&A with Penn Jillette in Los Angeles Magazine. Jillette is at Live Talks LA on Nov 15 Track 16 @bergamotstation

Posted on 24 October 2012 (0)

We’re looking forward to our Live Talks Los Angeles event with Penn Jillette — the taller and louder of the magic and comedy duo, Penn & Teller.  He’ll be discussing his new book, Everyday is an Atheist Holiday, November 15th at Track 16 at Bergamot Station. Purchase tickets here.  Here’s a Q&A Jillette did with Los Angeles Magazine.

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