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Q and A with Charmaine Craig, author of Miss Burma

  What drew you to write this story?  I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t both intrigued and frightened by the myth of my mother and her native country, by their secrets and contradictions. My mother was generally quiet about the subject of her past in Burma, but I knew from my American father that she had been a beauty queen and famous actress, and that she had become a warrior when her first husband, of the same ethnic minority group, was slain. How could someone so modest—someone who called herself a pacifist, who professed to care mostly about Continue reading…

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Parking info for Andy Cohen event at Barnum Hall, Santa Monica

We expect a big audience for our event with Andy Cohen in conversation with RuPaul, so plan on arriving early.  You can begin checking in at 6:45pm. Doors to the theatre open at 7:15pm and we start at 8pm. Parking is available in the lot and structure listed below.  According to the City of Santa Monica website, parking rates are as follows: First 30 minutes…Free Next Hour…$1.00 Each additional 30 minutes: $1.50 — Civic Center Parking Lot at the corner of 4th Street and Pico Blvd.  Access to the parking lot is via Main Street or 4th Street — Civic Center Parking Garage, at corner Continue reading…

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It’s Halloween, Come in costume to our event with Shep Gordon and Alice Cooper

Our Shep Gordon/Alice Cooper event is on Halloween, October 31.  Those attending are encouraged to come in costume to the talk at the Bootleg Theatre and we will have a prize for the best costume. First place: a package that includes 10 tickets to a Live Talks LA event of your choice, and if the event involves a book, 10 copies of the signed book by featured author. You can bring 9 friends to one event, or spread the tickets over 10 events.    We will also have 10 honorable mentions, each honorable mention getting a signed book from a prior Continue reading…

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Parking info for Bryan Cranston event: Barnum Hall, Santa Monica

We expect a big audience for our event with Bryan Cranston in conversation with Jay Roach, so plan on arriving early.  You can begin checking in at 6:30pm. Doors to the theatre open at 7:15pm and we start at 8pm. Parking is available in the lot and structure listed below. According to the City of Santa Monica website, parking rates are as follows: First 30 minutes…Free Next Hour…$1.00 Each additional 30 minutes: $1.50 — Civic Center Parking Lot at the corner of 4th Street and Pico Blvd.  Access to the parking lot is via Main Street or 4th Street — Civic Center Parking Garage, Continue reading…

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Do you have a question for Michael Ovitz, Ron Meyer or James Andrew Miller?

As we do with our larger sold out events, we are soliciting questions in advance for our event next week, September 29, 2016 featuring Michael Ovitz and Ron Meyer in conversation with James Andrew Miller.  The occasion for the event is James Andrew Miller’s book, POWERHOUSE: The Untold Story of Hollywood’s Creative Artists Agency.  The event is sold out. Do you have a question for Michael Ovitz, Ron Meyer or James Andrew Miller?  Please email your question to info@livetalksla.org  

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Do you have a question for Simon Sinek?

Tomorrow, September 20, we host Simon Sinek at a sold out event at the Moss  Theatre in Santa Monica. The occasion is the release of Sinek’s book, Together is Better. If you have a great question for Simon Sinek,  email your question to info@livetalksla.org Video from the event will be posted to our Facebook page and YouTube channel soon.

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