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A Very “Dark Matter” w/ Lisa Randall & Live Talks!


Wednesday, November 4, 2015 8:00pm (Reception, 6:30-7:30pm)

An Evening with Lisa Randall in conversation with Walter Kirn

Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs: The Astounding Interconnectedness of the Universe

Ann and Jerry Moss Theatre/ New Roads School/ Herb Alpert Educational Village- 3131 Olympic Boulevard Santa Monica, CA 90404

PURCHASE TICKETS -$20 General Admission seating /$30 Reserved Section seating/ $45 Reserved Section Seating + Randall’s book/ $95 Includes pre-event reception, Reserved section seat + Randall’s book

Lisa Randall studies theoretical particle physics and cosmology at Harvard University where she is Frank B. Baird, Jr., Professor of Science. A member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Randall is the recipient of many awards and honorary degrees. Professor Randall’s two books, Warped Passages (2005) and Knocking on Heaven’s Door (2011) were New York Times 100 Most Influential Books. Her ebook, Higgs Discovery: The Power of Empty Space, was published in 2012. Randall has also recently pursued art-science connections, writing a libretto for Hypermusic: A Projective Opera in Seven Planes that premiered in the Pompidou Center in Paris and co-curating an art exhibit Measure for Measure for the Los Angeles Arts Association. In her new book, a brilliant exploration of our cosmic environment, the renowned particle physicist and New York Times bestselling author of Warped Passages and Knocking on Heaven’s Door uses her research into dark matter to illuminate the startling connections between the furthest reaches of space and life here on Earth.



Sixty-six million years ago, an object the size of a city descended from space to crash into Earth, creating a devastating cataclysm that killed off the dinosaurs, along with three-quarters of the other species on the planet. What was its origin? In Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs, Lisa Randall proposes it was a comet that was dislodged from its orbit as the Solar System passed through a disk of dark matter embedded in the Milky Way. In a sense, it might have been dark matter that killed the dinosaurs. Working through the background and consequences of this proposal, Randall shares with us the latest findings—established and speculative—regarding the nature and role of dark matter and the origin of the Universe, our galaxy, our Solar System, and life, along with the process by which scientists explore new concepts. In Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs, Randall tells a breathtaking story that weaves together the cosmos’ history and our own, illuminating the deep relationships that are critical to our world and the astonishing beauty inherent in the most familiar things.

Walter Kirn is an award-winning novelist, memoirist, critic, and essayist who lives in Montana and California. His books include Thumbsucker and Up in the Air, both of which were made into major motion pictures. His latest book is Blood Will Out, the true story of his fifteen-year relationship with the impostor and murderer, ‘Clark Rockefeller.’ Kirn’s journalism regularly appears in numerous national publications and he is at work on a new novel. Screen-Shot-2015-08-25-at-11.52.53-AM

Get a “Depraved Heart” w/ Patricia Cornwell & Jamie Lee Curtis! It’s Live Talks!



US.DepravedHeart-198x300Friday, October 30, 2015 8:00pm

An Evening with Patricia Cornwell in conversation with Jamie Lee Curtis discussing the writing life and her new novel Depraved Heart

Ann and Jerry Moss Theatre/ New Roads School/ Herb Alpert Educational Village

3131 Olympic Boulevard Santa Monica, CA 90404

PURCHASE TICKETS- $20 General Admission seat/ $43 General Admission Seat + Cornwell’s book/ $53 Reserved Section Seat + Cornwell’s book

Please note this event will include a dramatic reading by Jamie Lee Curtis followed by a conversation with Patricia Cornwell.

**During the evening, there will be a special performance of the song Life Is Good with American Idol Musical Director Michael Orland and singer-songwriter Staci Gruber.

Patricia Cornwell is one of the world’s top bestselling crime authors with novels translated into thirty-six languages in more than 120 countries. Her novels have won numerous prestigious awards including the Edgar, the Creasey, the Anthony, the Macavity, and the Prix du Roman d’Aventure. Cornwell, a licensed helicopter pilot and scuba diver, actively researches the cutting-edge forensic technologies that inform her work.


Depraved Heart is the latest novel in her bestselling series featuring medical examiner Dr. Kay Scarpetta. Scarpetta is working a highly suspicious death scene in an historic home in Cambridge, Massachusetts, when an emergency alert sounds on her phone. A video link lands in her text messages, immediately begins playing… and seems to be from her niece Lucy. But how can it be? It’s clearly a surveillance film of Lucy taken almost twenty years ago. Cornwell launches these unforgettable characters on an intensely psychological odyssey that includes the bizarre death of a Hollywood mogul’s daughter, wreckage on the bottom of the sea in the Bermuda Triangle, a grisly gift left in the back of a crime scene truck, and videos from the past that threaten to destroy Scarpetta’s entire world and everyone she loves. The diabolical presence behind what unfolds seems obvious—but strangely, not to the FBI. Certainly that’s the message they send when they start harassing Lucy and begin building a case that could send her to prison for the rest of her life.

Jamie Lee Curtis made her film debut in 1978 by starring as Laurie Strode in John Carpenter’s Halloween. A big hit, the film established her as a notable actress in horror, and she subsequently starred in Halloween II, The Fog, Prom Night, Terror Train, and Roadgames. Curtis has since compiled a body of work that spans many genres, including the cult comedy films Trading Places, for which she won a BAFTA Award; A Fish Called Wanda, and True Lies, for which she won a Golden Globe. Curtis is returning to the small screens this fall in the new Fox series Scream Queens, a slasher series also starring Emma Roberts, Lea Michele, Abigail Breslin, Oliver Hudson, Nick Jonas and Ariana Grande.



Kevin Costner & Friends invite you to “The Explorers Guild” w/ Live Talks & the Lare!


Wednesday, October 28, 2015 8:00pm (Reception, 6:30-7:30pm)

An Evening with Kevin Costner, Jon Baird and Rick Ross discussing their novel, The Explorer’s Guild

Ann and Jerry Moss Theatre New Roads School Herb Alpert Educational Village 3131 Olympic Boulevard Santa Monica, CA 90404

PURCHASE TICKETS- $45 Reserved Section Seats + Book/ $20 General Admission Seat/ $95 Includes pre-event reception, Reserved section seat + book

Kevin Costner is an internationally recognized director, producer and actor. Costner has starred in memorable roles in films such as JFK, the Untouchables, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, No Way Out, Bull Durham, Field of Dreams, The Bodyguard, and Wyatt Earp among others. He recently starred in the dramas Black or White and the Disney film, McFarland, USA.

Jon Baird is a co-creator of The Explorers Guild and author/illustrator of the novels Day Job and Songs From Nowhere Near the Heart. Along with Costner, he has co-developed the Western miniseries Horizon.

Rick Ross is an illustrator and comic book artist. His credits include the graphic novelization of Spike TV’s 1000 Ways to Die, Femme Fatales (Cinemax), the 3D motion comic, Deadtown (M2 Studios) and Urban Monsters (Image Comics). He is the creator of the weekly online graphic novel anthology, Agitainment Comics.

The Explorers Guild is a natural progression for Academy Award winner Costner since it combines his passion for history, adventure, and storytelling. It is an innovative, original illustrated adventure tale written by Costner and John Baird and illustrated by Rick Ross.

Behind the staid rooms of an old world gentlemen’s club operates a darker, more mysterious organization, The Explorers Guild — a clandestine group of adventurers who seek out the places where light gives way to shadow and reason is usurped by myth. The secrets of this unknown world are hidden in mountain ranges and lost in deserts, sunk to the ocean floor and lodged deep beneath polar ice. The aim of the Explorers Guild: to discover the mysteries that lie beyond the boundaries of the known world. Set against the backdrop of World War I, with western civilization spiraling into chaos, The Explorers Guild: A Passage to Shambhala concerns the Guild’s quest to find the golden city of Buddhist myth. Each member is driven toward the city for a different reason: one believes that finding it will save his brother’s life; another hopes that it will reveal a path to spiritual enlightenment. Some believe the power of the city can be used to restore peace, while others are certain that Shambhala is responsible for bringing mankind to the brink of apocalypse. The search will take readers from the Polar North to the Mongolian deserts, through the underground canals of Asia to deep into the Himalayas, before the city finally divulges its secrets and the globe-spanning journey plays out to its startling conclusion.



Jane Smiley brings us into the the “Golden Age”!



Thursday, October 22, 2015 8:00pm (Reception 6:30-7:30pm)

An Evening with Jane Smiley discussing the writing life and her novel Golden Age

William Turner Gallery/ Bergamot Station Arts Center -2525 Michigan Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90404

PURCHASE TICKETS-$20 General Admission/ $30 Reserved Section Seat/ $45 Includes Smiley’s book + Seat in reserved section /$95 Pre-event reception + Reserved Section seat + book

Jane Smiley is the author of numerous novels, including A Thousand Acres, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, and most recently, Some Luck and Early Warning, the first volumes of The Last Hundred Years trilogy. She is also the author of five works of nonfiction and a series of books for young adults. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, she has received the PEN USA Lifetime Achievement Award for Literature. She previously appeared at Live Talks Los Angeles for the first book in the trilogy, Some Luck; and also interviewed Dave Barry and Gary Shteyngart at Live Talks Los Angeles.

Golden Age is the much-anticipated final volume, following Some Luck and Early Warning, of her acclaimed American trilogy, that brings the remarkable Langdon family into our present times and beyond. A lot can happen in one hundred years, as Jane Smiley shows to dazzling effect in her Last Hundred Years trilogy. But as Golden Age, its final installment, opens in 1987, the next generation of Langdons face economic, social, political—and personal—challenges unlike anything their ancestors have encountered before. Michael and Richie, the rivalrous twin sons of World War II hero Frank, work in the high-stakes world of government and finance in Washington and New York, but they soon realize that one’s fiercest enemies can be closest to home; Charlie, the charming, recently found scion, struggles with whether he wishes to make a mark on the world; and Guthrie, once poised to take over the Langdons’ Iowa farm, is instead deployed to Iraq, leaving the land—ever the heart of this compelling saga—in the capable hands of his younger sister. Determined to evade disaster, for the planet and her family, Felicity worries that the farm’s once-bountiful soil may be permanently imperiled, by more than the extremes of climate change. And as they enter deeper into the twenty-first century, all the Langdon women—wives, mothers, daughters—find themselves charged with carrying their storied past into an uncertain future. Combining intimate drama, emotional suspense, and a full command of history,Golden Age brings to a magnificent conclusion the century-spanning portrait of this unforgettable family—and the dynamic times in which they’ve loved, lived, and died: a crowning literary achievement from a beloved master of American storytelling.10644766_10154835609378125_3854078543518583640_o





Saving Capitalism w/ Robert Reich & Live Talks!


Wednesday, October 21, 2015 8:00pm (Reception, 6:30-7:30pm)

An Evening with Robert Reich in conversation with Roger McNamee- Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few

Ann and Jerry Moss Theatre /New Roads School/ Herb Alpert Educational Village- 3131 Olympic Boulevard Santa Monica, CA 90404

PURCHASE TICKETS: $20 General Admission seating/ $30 Reserved Section seating/$45 Reserved Section Seating + Reich’s book/ $95 Includes pre-event reception, Reserved section seat + Reich’s book

Robert B. Reich is Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. He has served in three national administrations and has written thirteen books, including The Work of Nations, which has been translated into twenty-two languages, and the best sellers Supercapitalism and Locked in the Cabinet. His articles have appeared inThe New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. He is co-creator of the award-winning film Inequality for All. He is also chair of the national governing board of Common Cause. Read his blog.

Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few is a passionate yet practical, sweeping yet minutely argued, myth-shattering breakdown of what’s wrong with our political-economic system, and what it will take to fix it. Perhaps no one is better acquainted with the intersection of finance and politics than Robert B. Reich, and now he reveals the cycles of power and influence that have perpetuated a new American oligarchy, a shrinking middle class, and the greatest income inequality and wealth disparity in eighty years. He makes clear how centrally problematic our veneration of the “free market” is, and how it has masked the power of the moneyed interests to tilt the market to their benefit. He exposes the falsehoods that have been bolstered by the corruption of our democracy by big corporations and the revolving door between Washington and Wall Street– that all workers are paid what they’re “worth,” a higher minimum wage equals fewer jobs, corporations must serve shareholders before employees. Ever the pragmatist, Reich sees hope for reversing our slide toward inequality and diminished opportunity by shoring up the countervailing power of everyone else. Here is a revelatory indictment of our economic status quo and an empowering call to civic action.

Roger McNamee is a co-founder of Elevation Partners. He began his career in 1982 at T. Rowe Price Associates, where he managed the top-ranked Science & Technology Fund and co-managed the New Horizons Fund. In 1991, he launched Integral Capital Partners, the first crossover fund (combining later stage venture capital with public market investments), in partnership with Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. In 1999, Roger co-founded Silver Lake Partners, the first private equity fund focused on technology businesses. In 2004, Roger and his partners launched Elevation Partners, an investment partnership focused on the intersection of media and entertainment content and consumer technology. McNamee is a frequent commentator on CNBC on tech sector investing.

Roger performs more than 100 concerts a year in the bands Moonalice and Doobie Decibel System, where he plays bass and guitar. Moonalice pioneered the use of social media in music, inventing such applications as Twittercast concerts, Moonalice radio on Twitter, live MoonTunes (video) concerts, and the Moonalice Couch Tour. Moonalice’s single, It’s “4:20 Somewhere,” has been downloaded 4.6 million times. Roger is the author of The New Normal:The New Normal: Great Opportunities in a Time of Risk published in 2004 by Portfolio (Penguin Books), and The Moonalice Legend: Posters and Words, Volumes 1 – 5; Volume 6 will be published in time for the holidays. Roger is a co-founder of the Tembo Preserve and the Haight Street Art Center. He serves on the board of directors of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame Museum. He holds a B.A. from Yale University and an M.B.A. from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.



Getting “Gilliamesque” w/ Terry Gilliam & Live Talks Los Angeles!


Monday, October 19, 2015 -8:00pm

An Evening with Terry Gilliam discussing his “Pre-posthumous Memoir” Gilliamesque

The Alex Theatre- 216 North Brand Boulevard Glendale, CA 91203

PURCHASE TICKETS- *$27.50 Balcony General Admission */$55 Orchestra level General Admission, includes signed book** *tickets include $2.50 Alex Theatre facility fee **

This is a gorgeous book from Harper Design (retail $40). Books will be pre-signed, available for pick up upon checking in at the event.

Terry Gilliam is a screenwriter, director, animator, actor, and member of the Monty Python comedy troupe. He is well-known for directing many film cult-classics, including Brazil (1985), The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988), The Fisher King (1991), 12 Monkeys (1995), and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998). Many of his films have been nominated for Academy and Golden Globe awards, and in 2009 he was given the BAFTA Academy Fellowship Award for his contribution to motion picture arts. The only “Python” not born in Britain, he took British Citizenship in 1968. His latest film The Zero Theorem was released on August 19, 2014, and stars two-time Oscar winner Christoph Waltz, David Thewlis, Matt Damon, and Tilda Swinton. Visit his website.

In Gilliamesque, his “pre-posthumous memoir,” he offers an intimate glimpse into his world in this fascinating book illustrated with hand-drawn sketches, notes, and memorabilia from his personal archive. From his no-frills childhood in the icy wastes of Minnesota, to some of the hottest water Hollywood had to offer, via the cutting edge of 1960s and ’70s counter-culture in New York, L.A. and London, Terry Gilliam’s life has been as vivid, entertaining and unorthodox as one of his films. Packed with never-before-seen artwork, photographs and commentary, Gilliamesque blends the visual and the verbal with scabrous wit and fascinating insight. Gilliam’s memoir also features a cast of amazing supporting characters—George Harrison, Robin Williams, Jeff Bridges, Robert De Niro, Brad Pitt, Uma Thurman, Johnny Depp, Heath Ledger and all of the fellow Pythons—as well as cameo appearances from some of the heaviest cultural hitters of modern times, from Woody Allen to Frank Zappa, Gloria Steinem to Robert Crumb, Richard Nixon to Hunter S. Thompson. Gilliam’s encounters with the great and the not-so-good are revealing, funny, and hugely entertaining. It’s an honor to host Terry Gilliam for the launch event of his book and a wonderful follow up to our event last Fall with fellow Pythons John Cleese interviewed by Eric Idle. Watch that video here. The book is an unrestrained look into a unique creative mind and an incomparable portrait of late twentieth-century popular culture. Screen-Shot-2015-08-01-at-11.03.11-AMScreen-Shot-2015-08-01-at-11.03.11-AM

John Fogerty is a “Fortunate Son” & so is Live Talks & the LARE!


 An amazing run of events with Live Talks Los Angeles will continue next Friday, October 16th when we join  with them & the Grammy Museum for an evening of conversation with the legendary John Fogerty! This truly is an evening with a rock n’ roll legend who has been an integral part of the soundtrack of our lives. You’ll be taking a signed copy of ,”Fortunate Son” home with you too, included in the price of your ticket.

Can’t make it? Give us a call and we’ll get a copy sent your way while supplies last. No personalizations.

Presented in association with The GRAMMY Museum

Friday, October 16, 2015 8:00pm

An Evening with John Fogerty in conversation with David Wild discussing his memoir, Fortunate Son: My Life, My Music

Clive Davis Theater-The GRAMMY Museum at L.A. LIVE  

800 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

PURCHASE TICKETS- $55 General Admission seating (includes signed book)/ $65 Reserved Section seating (includes signed book)

John Fogerty is one of rock’s most influential musicians and writers. He was songwriter, lead singer, and lead guitarist for Creedence Clearwater Revival and has been named one of the 100 Greatest Singers and one of the 100 Greatest Guitarists by Rolling Stone and his most recent album was named one of Rolling Stone‘s 10 Best Albums of 2013.

Creedence Clearwater Revival is one of the most important and beloved bands in the history of rock, and John Fogerty wrote, sang, and produced their instantly recognizable classics: “Proud Mary,” “Bad Moon Rising,” “Born on the Bayou,” and more. In his memoir, he reveals how he brought CCR to number one in the world, eclipsing even the Beatles in 1969. By the next year, though, Creedence was falling apart; their amazing, enduring success exploded and faded in just a few short years. Fortunate Son covers Fogerty’s Northern California roots, through Creedence’s success and the retreat from music and public life, to his hard-won revival as a solo artist who finally found love.

David Wild is an Emmy-nominated television writer, a best-selling author, a Contributing Editor for Rolling Stone, and a blogger for Huffington Post. CCR, david wild, Fogerty, Fortunate Son, John Fogerty, rolling stone magazine


Cindy Crawford is so “Becoming”! LiveTalks & the LARE!


Wednesday, October 14, 2015 8:00pm (Reception, 6:30-7:30pm)

An Evening with Cindy Crawford in conversation with Booth Moore-Becoming

Ann and Jerry Moss Theatre/ New Roads School- Herb Alpert Educational Village

3131 Olympic Boulevard Santa Monica, CA 90404

PURCHASE TICKETS- $20 General Admission seating/ $60 Reserved Section Seating + Cindy Crawford’s book*/$90 Reserved Section Seats for 2, 1 copy of the book/ $95 Includes pre-event reception, Reserved section seat + book

*Hardcover, 8.5? x 11?, 224 pages (150 color & b/w images)

**A book signing follows the event.

Cindy Crawford is one of the original supermodels who defined that pivotal moment when fashion models became cultural stars in their own right. Crawford used her fame and business savvy to launch an entrepreneurial career that has encompassed beauty, fashion, fitness and home décor brands. She has appeared on over a thousand magazine covers worldwide and has been the face of brands as diverse as Revlon, Omega watches, and Pepsi. Visit her website.

“I want to honor and acknowledge the girl I once was while embracing the woman I am today, and I even look forward to the wise woman I hope I will become in future decades.”—Cindy Crawford


Becoming is a chronicle of Cindy Crawford’s life, in which she shares stories of her professional and personal evolution, accompanied by her most iconic images, as well as never-before-published photographs from her personal archive. The 1990s era of the supermodel was a cultural phenomenon which made stars out of a select group of strong women who surpassed mere beauty by embodying a new spirit and personality that made them celebrities in their own right. Cindy Crawford blazed a trail from the runway and covers of leading fashion magazines around the world, to unconventional pop culture outlets such as then-new and cutting-edge MTV, Super Bowl commercials, and even Playboy magazine—in which she appeared not once but twice—in photo features ten years apart. On the eve of her fiftieth birthday, Cindy Crawford looks back on her career and life. In the completely accessible, down-to-earth voice of the Midwestern girl she is, Cindy discusses the love-filled, small-town childhood that shaped both her legendary work ethic, and the professionalism for which she is so well-regarded in an often cut-throat and competitive business, but she is also candid about the devastating early loss of her brother, Jeff, and her parents’ subsequent divorce only a few years later. Cindy describes her earliest modelling years and the process of becoming less self-conscious in front of a camera; her reaction when an early agent suggested she remove the mole that would become her trademark; and how her exile from a Chicago studio gave her the courage to “dream big”, move to New York, and learn to own her power in a business that has been known to infantilize women. She also gives us an account of her entrepreneurial accomplishments, and shares her observations on our youth-obsessed culture, her determination to create positive messages about a healthy body image that she knew would reach women of all ages; her feelings about marriage and motherhood; her thoughts on this milestone birthday, and what she would tell her younger self if she had the chance.

The 150 photographs in the book span Cindy’s entire career beginning in the mid-1980s, and feature images by every top name in fashion photography, including Annie Leibovitz, Victor Skrebneski, Arthur Elgort, Helmut Newton, Herb Ritts, Irving Penn, Patrick Demarchelier, and Richard Avedon, among others. She describes the creative philosophy of each of these photographers, and the priceless and very different lessons she learned from each.

Booth Moore is a Los Angeles Times fashion critic. She has logged tens of thousands of miles covering the runways from L.A. to Paris and interviewing style leaders such as Karl Lagerfeld, Tom Ford, Tory Burch and Donatella Versace. The world has been her runway since she was a little girl in New York City — she was the one soaking in the street fashion, accessorizing her school uniform within an inch of expulsion and flaunting trademark pieces like red patent-leather Mary Janes. In 2014, she published her first book, The Glitter Plan: How We Started Juicy Couture With $200 and Turned It Into A Global Brand.Screen-Shot-2015-09-12-at-8.38.58-AM

Headin’ “Deep South” w/ Paul Theroux & Pico Iyer !


Tuesday, October 13, 2015 -8:00pm (Reception, 6:30-7:30pm)

Paul Theroux in conversation with Pico Iyer-Deep South: Four Seasons on Back Roads

Ann and Jerry Moss Theatre/ New Roads School/ Herb Alpert Educational Village

3131 Olympic Boulevard Santa Monica, CA 90404

PURCHASE TICKETS: $20 General Admission seating/ $30 Reserved Section seating/ $45 Reserved Section Seating + Theroux’s book/ $95 Includes pre-event reception, Reserved section seat + Theroux’s book & Iyer’s book


Paul Theroux is the author of many highly acclaimed books. His novels include The Lower River and The Mosquito Coast, and his renowned travel books include Ghost Train to the Eastern Star and Dark Star Safari. Paul Theroux has spent fifty years crossing the globe, adventuring in the exotic, seeking the rich history and folklore of the far away. For the first time, in his tenth travel book, Theroux explores a piece of America — the Deep South. He finds there a paradoxical place, full of incomparable music, unparalleled cuisine, and yet also some of the nation’s worst schools, housing, and unemployment rates. It’s these parts of the South, so often ignored, that have caught Theroux’s keen traveler’s eye. On road trips spanning four seasons, wending along rural highways, Theroux visits gun shows and small-town churches, laborers in Arkansas, and parts of Mississippi where they still call the farm up the road “the plantation.” He talks to mayors and social workers, writers and reverends, the working poor and farming families — the unsung heroes of the south, the people who, despite it all, never left, and also those who returned home to rebuild a place they could never live without.

Pico Iyer is the author of twelve books, on subjects as varied as Cuba, globalism, Graham Greene and the XIVth Dalai Lama, and writes up to 100 articles a year for magazines from The New York Review of Books to Harper’s, and Vanity Fair to Wired. He delivered popular TED talks in both 2013 and 2014—his most recent book is a small TED Original on the theme of stillness, and his talk on the nature of home attracted millions of viewers—and he has written a film script for Miramax, done many liner notes for Leonard Cohen and written introductions to more than 50 other books. Born in Oxford, England, and educated at Eton, Oxford and Harvard, he has been based, since 1987, in Western Japan, while traveling widely, everywhere from North Korea to Ethiopia and Yemen to Easter Island. art-of-stillness-9781476784724_lgScreen-Shot-2015-01-11-at-10.42.12-AMScreen-Shot-2015-07-14-at-3.33.48-PM

Essential Emeril & Roy Choi! the LARE gets hungry w/ Live Talks!



Thursday, October 8, 2015 8:00pm (Reception, 6:30-7:30pm)

Emeril Lagasse in conversation with Roy Choi discussing his new cookbook, Essential Emeril: Favorite Recipes and Hard-Won Wisdom from My Life in the Kitchen

Crest Theatre, Westwood 1262 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024

PURCHASE TICKETS: $47 General Admission seating + Book*/ $57 Reserved Section seating + Book*/ $95 Pre-Reception(6:30-7:30pm)** + Reserved Section seating + Book Reception includes selections prepared from the book, California wine


*Books will be pre-signed, available for pick up at check-in/ ** Books will be personalized in person at the reception

Emeril Lagasse is the chef-proprietor of 12 restaurants across the country. He has received numerous Best Restaurant, Best Chef, and Best Service awards, and in 2013 received the Humanitarian of the Year Award from the James Beard Foundation for his work through the Emeril Lagasse Foundation, which supports children’s educational programs. The author of 18 cookbooks, his phenomenally successful Food Network show Emeril Live! launched a new era in culinary TV. In 2014, Lagasse participated in his third consecutive season as a main guest chef on Bravo’s hit food series, Top Chef, and joined TNT as co-host for their cooking series, On the Menu.Most recently, Emeril’s Florida entered its third season in January 2015 on the Cooking Channel.

In Essential Emeril, Lagasse goes back to basics, presenting more than 130 recipes that defined his award-winning career, each tested and perfected for today’s home cook. Dishes such as Crab and Corn Fritters with Fresh Corn Mayo, Roasted Portuguese Pork Loin With Potatoes and Homemade Pimenta Moida, and White Chocolate Bread Pudding With Toasted Macadamia Caramel Sauce reflect a lifetime of lessons in technique, showcasing the big flavor for which he is known and his continued evolution in the kitchen. Emeril offers valuable tips and step-by-step photo tutorials to ensure flawless results. The book includes Emeril’s anecdotes revealing the inspiration behind each recipe, with appearances from A-list names – Mario Batali, Roy Choi, and Nobu Matsuhira, to name a few – alongside family members and early influences such as Julia Child and Charlie Trotter.

Classically trained chef Roy Choi is a culinary street revolutionary. He brings together the high and the low – deliciously, passionately, and socially. While his pedigree includes Le Bernardin and the Beverly Hilton, his fame rose with one amazing taco that tastes like L.A. – and nearly single-handedly created the gourmet food truck movement with his partners on the wings of Twitter. Before hitting the streets with his popular food truck Kogi BBQ, Choi executed classical techniques in professional kitchens and banquet halls for twelve years in New York, San Francisco, Portland, and Lake Tahoe. Then came the Great Recession. Laid off, having lost everything, with a family to support, Choi had to get creative: He said yes to a friend who rented a truck and co-founded Kogi BBQ, which Newsweek later dubbed “the first viral eatery.” Choi provided yet another source of culinary revelation with his first sit-down restaurant, Chego in April 2010, now located in Chinatown, followed by A-Frame in 2010, and Sunny Spot just east of Venice Beach in 2011. His newest restaurant venture, featuring the tastes of Korea translated through an L.A. state of mind, opened at a new hotel, The Line, in L.A. in late 2013. Choi’s first book, L.A. Son: My Life, My City, My Food, was published in the Fall of 2013.



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