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Live Talks Los Angeles Announces Spring Schedule

Live Talks LA announced its spring lineup for its evening series ( as well as its morning Live Talks Business Forums ( Live Talks Los Angeles produces 40-45 events per year in various venues in Los Angeles featuring writers, actors, artists, musicians, humorists and thought leaders in business and science. The morning business series takes place in downtown Los Angeles at the regional headquarters of Gensler architecture firm. (500 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071).

Jumpstarting the spring is Chelsea Handler in conversation with Gwyneth Paltrow, coming on March 11. Handler, a superstar comedian, bestselling author and host of E!’s late night talk show, “Chelsea Lately,” will be discussing her new collection of travel essays, Uganda Be Kidding Me and a book signing will follow at the Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale, CA 91203 at 8 PM.

On April 10th, Michael Lewis is interviewed by Malcolm Gladwell, two best-selling non-fiction authors. The occasion is the release of the much anticipated Michael Lewis book on Wall Street, Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt, which offers a ringside seat to the ways of Wall Street. His past works on the financial industry are game-changing examinations of the most important financial issues of our time. At the Alex Theatre, Glendale, at 8 PM.

Tickets for the Chelsea Handler Live Talk and the Michael Lewis Live Talk are on sale now ( Also please consult

Creator and producer of the series Ted Habte-Gabr says: "We’re presenting our most ambitious three months - both in number of events and stature of our line up. We're especially excited that some of the speakers will also be participating in our morning business series in addition to appearing at an evening event."

Other series highlights this spring include: Biz Stone, Co-Founder of Twitter; Pulitzer Prize winning humorist Dave Barry; novelists Amy Tan and Francine Prose; Arianna Huffington; ballerina Misty Copeland; Bob Saget; and Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner, authors of Freakonomics.

Biz Stone, Michael Lewis and Levitt and Dubner appear at both the morning and evening series.

Other guests on Live Talks spring evening series roster include:

-- March 13:


Misty Copeland | Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina

-- March 25:

Annabelle Gurwitch in conversation with Jane Kaczmarek

-- April 9:

Biz Stone, Co-founder of Twitter

-- April 17:

Bob Saget discussing his memoir

-- May 1:

Dave Barry, discussing his collection of essays

-- May 6:

Amy Tan discussing her new novel with Lisa See

-- May 7:

Arianna Huffington

-- May 15:

Francine Prose, discussing her new novel

-- May 21:

Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner, bestselling authors of Freakonomics discussing Think Like a Freak
Speakers appearing in the morning Live Talks Business Forum include:

-- March 6:

Seth Goldman, President & CEO, Honest Tea
Mission in a Bottle: The Honest Guide to Doing Business Differently—and Succeeding

-- April 10:

Biz Stone, Co-founder, Twitter

-- April 11:

Michael Lewis in conversation with WIRED's Joanna Pearlstein discussing Flash Boys, A Wall Street Revolt

-- April 16:

Ed Catmull, Co-founder, Pixar; President, Pixar and Disney Animation Studios

-- May 22:

Steven Levitt & Stephen Dubner (Freakonomics) discussing Think Like a Freak

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