Temple Grandin Talks About Autism at Mondavi Center Temple Grandin

Anyone touched by autism in their family or circle of friends will want to attend this rare area appearance by Temple Grandin, a prominent adult with autism and an outspoken proponent of autism awareness.

The evening will feature a Q&A with Ms. Grandin, who was named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people.

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Megan Hilty, Billy Porter & Cheyenne Jackson in S.F.Billy Porter

by Chris Narloch

Three of the brightest lights from Broadway will bring their wattage to San Francisco over the next several months, namely Billy Porter, Megan Hilty and Cheyenne Jackson.

Hotel Nikko San Francisco and Michael Feinstein are welcoming Tony and Grammy Award-winning singer, composer, actor, playwright and director Billy Porter to Feinstein’s at the Nikko for three performances only.

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Supreme Court Will Hear Four Cases Challenging Marriage Ban for Same-Sex Couples

The U.S. Supreme Court granted review of a federal appeals court ruling that upheld bans in four states on the freedom to marry and recognition of marriages of same-sex couples legally performed in other states.

The Court granted review of petitions from all four states – Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee. The Jan. 16 announcement sets the stage for final resolution of the debate about marriage equality for same-sex couples nationwide.

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Get High on “Inherent Vice” at Tower Theatre

by Frances Marlatt

“Inherent Vice” is a new film directed by Paul Thomas Anderson (“The Master,” “Boogie Nights”), based on Thomas Pynchon’s novel of the same name. The film stars Joaquin Phoenix who is accompanied by an exceptionally diverse cast that includes Owen Wilson, Josh Brolin, Reese Witherspoon, and Martin Short.

Phoenix plays Doc Sportello, a private investigator leading a hippie lifestyle that includes maintaining a fairly perpetual high. Taking place in Los Angeles over a series of days situated somewhere between the end of the 60’s and beginning of the 70’s, the film itself seems to exist beneath a thick haze of pot smoke.

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The Stars Are Out on Broadway - Five shows Reviewed from NYC

by Chris Narloch

The stars are out on Broadway, continuing the trend of recent years whereby big-name actors are enlisted to ensure that celebrity-hungry theater fans fork over the big bucks to see their favorites on stage.

The famous names currently appearing in New York City theaters include Hugh Jackman, Emma Stone, Bradley Cooper, Jake Gyllenhaal, Tony Danza, Alan Cumming, Sting, Matthew Broderick, Stockard Channing, Glenn Close, John Lithgow, James Earl Jones, Idina Menzel, Martin Short, and Michael C. Hall.

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