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Steve Aoki and Howie Mandel sound like an unlikely pair for conversation but that’s what makes this Live Talk: Los Angeles engagement sound so fascinating. The L.A. musician, producer, and superstar DJ has quite a life story —  we know because we’ve interviewed him countless times, even back when he called himself “Kid Millionaire.” Who knew he’d manifest the moniker into reality? Aoki’s new memoir Blue: The Color of Noise chronicles his rise from party dude to major force in the music industry, all while trying to escape the shadow of his successful father (Rocky Aoki, of the Benihana restaurant empire). Mandel is, of course, a wacky comedian and the most amiable judge on America’s Got Talent. Together, their meeting promises animated discussion about showbiz, beats and the “blue” hues of life in the spotlight.

Aratani Theatre, 244 San Pedro St., downtown; Wed., Sept. 4, 8 p.m.; $20-$75. eventbrite.com/e/steve-aoki-in-conversation-with-howie-mandel-tickets-63536102192.

LA Weekly