Mike Stoller at Skirball Cultural Center

“Mike Stoller in Conversation with Steve Barri” will be presented at the Skirball Cultural Center on Thursday, May 31 at 2 p.m. in the auditorium. Immediately following the program, Stoller will be signing copies of his book, “Hound Dog – The Leiber & Stoller Autobiography.” Tickets are $5 for general admission and free to Skirball members.

Listen in as Grammy Award® winner Mike Stoller, one-half of the legendary songwriting team of Leiber and Stoller, discusses his colorful life and celebrated career. Over the course of a 61-year partnership, Leiber and Stoller created enduring classics in a variety of genres including rhythm & blues, pop, country, jazz, cabaret, and most notably, rock and roll. Their many hits include “Hound Dog” (Elvis Presley) and “Is That All There Is?” (Peggy Lee) while their 1995 Broadway production, “Smokey Joe’s Café: The Songs of Leiber and Stoller,” was nominated for seven Tony Awards®, and still holds the record as the longest-running musical revue in Broadway history.

Stoller will be interviewed by Steve Barri, composer, lyricist and music industry executive who signed Steely Dan, Jimmy Buffet and Three Dog Night.

To purchase tickets, call 877-SCC-4TIX (877-722-4849), online at www.skirball.org or on-site at the Skirball admissions desk.  Free on-site parking.

Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles.