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    Second ‘Globe Live’ set to take the stage

    Globe TV critic Matthew Gilbert, shown during an early rehearsal for the second edition of “Globe Live.”
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    Globe TV critic Matthew Gilbert, shown during an early rehearsal for the second edition of “Globe Live.”

    The latest edition of “Globe Live,” a storytelling event featuring Boston Globe journalists, is coming soon.

    Among those taking the stage Oct. 27 and 28 at the Paramount Center will be Globe TV critic Matthew Gilbert, who’ll share an embarrassing experience he had talking to Joni Mitchell, one of his favorite singer-songwriters. When Gilbert had a chance to interview her in 1991, he was, as he puts it, “out of my mind with excitement.”

    As it turned out, “out of my mind” was the operative phrase that defined Gilbert’s interview with Mitchell, a 90-minute saga in which, he says, he managed to break “every single rule of professional interviewing.”


    Gilbert’s ordeal is just one of several stories being told at the second edition of “Globe Live.” At the first edition last May, a sell-out crowd listened to stories from Globe journalists such as deputy Washington bureau chief Matt Viser, who shared insights gleaned from his strange conversations with Donald Trump, and reporter Sacha Pfeiffer, who talked about being portrayed by Rachel McAdams in the Oscar-winning film, “Spotlight.”

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    This time, “Globe Live” will feature more than a dozen Globe journalists, including deputy city editor Mike Bello and columnist Yvonne Abraham (on bad Yelp reviews of Boston landmarks), columnist Kevin Cullen (on what the late Globe foreign correspondent Elizabeth Neuffer taught him about humanity), and a video starring “Love Letters” writer Meredith Goldstein and her work husband, Mark Shanahan, who refuses to read her column.

    Tickets can be purchased at the Paramount Center box office or on the theater’s website.

    Gilbert, for one, is hoping the performance will be therapeutic.

    “At ‘Globe Live,’ I will relive the awfulness of that experience,” Gilbert said. “Relive and, I hope, exorcise.”