Four of the accusers are Franco’s former film school students, and another said he was her mentor. Franco was one of the many nominees to wear a Time’s Up pin at the Golden Globes ceremony, signifying his support for a new initiative to combat sexual misconduct and gender inequality in Hollywood. In Franco’s case, this show of support sparked a major backlash: online criticism from women who claimed that Franco had sexually harassed them. Seeing Franco on the Golden Globes stage, wearing the pin, “was like a slap in my face,” said Sarah Tither-Kaplan, a former acting student at Franco’s now-defunct Studio 4 film school in North Hollywood. She also appeared in several of his productions.
Taking on the illustrations for the book series is Altman’s father Joel, a UC ballet slippers history Berkeley emeritus professor of English, “He’s done books about Shakespeare and critical theory and even written some fiction, but he had never done illustrations before,” Altman said, “This has been a really sweet thing for us to do together.”, Altman noted that as a 9-year-old living with her family in England, she and her dad would travel around making up stories for her two favorite stuffed animals, Peewee and Elly..
These annual ancient history nights are a lot of work, but Stearns wouldn’t give them up for anything. “I feel that when the kids are immersed in these ancient civilizations, they just learn ten times more,” Stearns said. “There is a lot of teaching and learning that happens from student to student, rather than coming from the teacher, and the research they do is coming from them. They direct their own learning which is right in line with the common core. We want kids to take the initiative and learn on their own because that is where they learn the best.”.
There will be five repeat performances of “Daughter of the Red Tzar” following Friday’s premiere, at 8 p.m, Saturday and Sunday and Aug, 31, Sept, 1 and Sept, 2, The Thick House is at 1695 18th St, in San Francisco, Tickets, at $30, can be purchased at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/251891, For more information, check www.scholavox.org, THE DUDE IN AUSTRIA: You can catch fiery Los Angeles Philharmonic conductor Gustavo Dudamel with his guest conductor baton in hand, leading the world-famous Vienna Philharmonic through a dizzying, waltz-happy program called “Dances & Waves” by tuning in KQED Channel 9 at 9 p.m, on Aug, 31, The “Great Performances” program is a telecast of a concert that took place in the moonlit baroque gardens of the Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna on the night of June 7, Dancers of the Vienna State Opera Ballet join the orchestra, with music by Debussy (including “La Mer”), Tchaikovsky, Borodin, both Richard and ballet slippers history Johann Strauss, Ponchielli and Gimenez..
Rusty Air in Carolina: 8-10 p.m. Sept. 22, Canada College Main Theater, 4200 Farm Hill Blvd., Redwood City. The Redwood Symphony opens its 34th season with composer Mason Bates as special guest. Pre-concert lecture at 7 p.m. $10-$30. www.redwoodsymphony.org/concerts/2018-19/concert1_2018.html. An Evening at the Bistro: 5-8 p.m. Sept. 23, Va de Vi Bistro & Wine Bar, 1511 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Walnut Creek. Silent and live auctions at this event will raise money for the Lindsay Wildlife Rehabilitation Hospital. A Western screech-owl will make its debut appearance as the new animal ambassador. Make a bid and win the right to name the owl. $125-$150. lindsaywildlife.org/vadevi.
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