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November 20, 2012
Tickets are still available to Bill Clinton's Dec. 4 presentation

It's not too late to buy tickets to witness a bit of living history. Former U.S. president and author Bill Clinton will speak at 8 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Memorial Auditorium, 1515 J St., Sacramento. Doors will open at 7 p.m.

The founder of the philanthropic William J. Clinton Foundation is part of the Sacramento Speakers Series' lineup of six global notables hosted by the community lecture series.

"We have a limited number of VIP seating in the Dress Circle, and some in the second balcony," said Tiffany Kelly, the company's executive director for marketing and business development.

Tickets are $200 for VIP seating and $120 for seating in the second balcony. For tickets and more information: (916) 388-1100,

On Oct. 23, the subscription series' eighth season began with neurosurgeon Sanjay Grupa, author and Emmy-winning chief medical correspondent for CNN. After Clinton, four more speakers will take the stage at the series' usual venue, the Community Center Theater, 1301 L St., Sacramento. They are:

Jan 8: Thomas Friedman is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, New York Times columnist and documentary filmmaker.

Jan 29: Michelle A. Rhee is an education activist (and wife of Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson).

Feb. 27: Louise Leaky is a paleontologist, conservationist, educator and National Geographic explorer-in-residence.

April 2: Robert Ballard is a maritime archaeologist, geophysicist and educator.

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