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15

May

An Evening with Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman

05/15/2022 - 8:00pm

Orpheum Theater

"I make things up and write them down" is the way Neil Gaiman describes his varied art. Today, as one of the most celebrated, best-selling writers of our time, his popular and critically acclaimed works bend genres while reaching audiences of all ages. In his live event, “An Evening with Neil Gaiman” he will tell stories and read stories, answer questions, and in his own words “amaze, befuddle and generally delight. It will be fun and odd and not like any other evening with Neil Gaiman.”

 

** This is a ticketed event presented in partnership with FPC Live. ** A limited number of advance tickets to this event can still be purchased online.

 

An Evening with Neil Gaiman - Neil Gaiman - <span class="date-display-single">05/15/2022 - 8:00pm</span>

24

Sep

The Education of an Idealist

Samantha Power

09/24/2019 - 7:00pm

Orpheum Theater

Pulitzer Prize winner Samantha Power is widely known as the moral voice of her generation. A relentess advocate for promoting human rights, she has been heralded by President Barack Obama as one of America's "foremost thinkers on foreign policy." In her memoir, Power offers an urgent response to the question "What can one person do?"—and a call for a clearer eye, a kinder heart, and a more open and civil hand in our politics and daily lives. The Education of an Idealist traces Power’s distinctly American journey from immigrant to war correspondent to presidential Cabinet official. In 2005, her critiques of US foreign policy caught the eye of newly elected senator Barack Obama, who invited her to work with him on Capitol Hill and then on his presidential campaign. After Obama was elected president, Power went from being an activist outsider to a government insider, navigating the halls of power while trying to put her ideals into practice. She served for four years as Obama’s human rights adviser, and in 2013, he named her US Ambassador to the United Nations, the youngest American to assume the role.

 

The Education of an Idealist - Samantha Power - <span class="date-display-single">09/24/2019 - 7:00pm</span>
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