Killing Us Softly With Her Song -- Celebrate Valentine’s Weekend With Roberta Flack

by Chris Narloch

You don’t have to be a gambler to know that Roberta Flack’s upcoming shows at Cache Creek Casino Resort in Brooks will be a safe bet for lovers of great soul music.

Her not-to-be-missed concerts will showcase Ms. Flack’s unparalleled career as a singer-songwriter, which has produced such timeless pop classics as “Killing Me Softly,” “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face,” “Feel Like Makin’ Love,” “The Closer I Get To You” and many more.

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Sacramento Welcomes Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor DreamcoatBrian Golub

by Chris Narloch

Bible thumping takes on a whole new meaning with the rocking Broadway score of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.”

“Joseph…” is a musical by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber that retools the story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and his coat of many colors from the Bible’s Book of Genesis.

The musical’s national tour stars Ace Young and Diana DeGarmo, the “American Idol” sweethearts who married in 2013 after being contestants on different seasons of that hit television show.

Read on for the exclusive Outword interview with cast member Brian Golub, a 39-year-old, New York-based actor who plays Reuben in the musical.


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Get On Up for Dear White People

By Chris Narloch

“Selma” wasn’t the only African-American-centered movie to be slighted by the Academy when Oscar nominations were announced recently. (Many fans of the film, including me, cried foul when both the picture’s director (Ava DuVernay) and star (David Oyelowo) failed to receive love from the Academy.

Two other fine films released in 2014 that told African-American stories could easily have been Oscar-nominated as well and weren’t: “Get On Up,” the superb James Brown biopic, and “Dear White People,” a very funny satire about race relations at a predominantly white Ivy League university.

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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.

Read more: Temple Grandin Talks About Autism at Mondavi Center


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.

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


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