**PHOTOS BY RON ELKMAN**
The Anderson Cooper concert got underway at the Hard Rock Live on Thursday night.
Cooper began with a discussion about current events and interesting stories from his travels.
He held an additional moderated question-and-answer session with the audience
In addition to Anderson Cooper 360°, Cooper is the host and executive producer of Anderson, the nationally syndicated, daily, one-hour daytime talk show.
Cooper has covered nearly all major news events around the world, often reporting from the scene.
Most recently, he covered the uprisings in the middle-east, the aftermath of both earthquakes in Japan and Haiti, the BP Oil Spill in the Gulf.
Click away to see how the night turned out.
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