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Inspiring real-life gay teacher changed to straight for NBC series

Josh Radnor plays a straight character inspired by a gay on in NBC series "Rise."

NBC’s new television series “Rise” was inspired by an out gay man, but the network has re-written him to be straight.

Writer Jason Katims is best known for creating “Friday Night Lights,” and wrote “Rise” based in part on Michael Sokolove’s book, “Drama High: The Incredible True Story of a Brilliant Teacher, a Struggling Town, and the Magic of Theater.”

Jinx Mirage Out & About: New party at Uptown Tavern, and DIVAS' Kickxy talks about her new role

Here is everything there is to do in the community this weekend!

Jinx has weathered the storm this week and come through the other side with this exciting edition of "Out & About."  

"What’s up Hillcrest? I hope you have settled into 2018 and are ready to get back out into the scene. This week we are saving the Mother Earth, swinging with some hip cats and kicking it with Kickxy Vixen and the ladies of San Diego DIVAS."

Fitness brand Equinox celebrates "commitment" in new design project

With designers curated by stylist Mel Ottenberg, Equinox commissioned the production of these one-of-a-kind items. 

Fitness club Equinox is celebrating people who have made a difference in history by their passion and persistence.

The project is called “Commitment,” and is inspired by seven people and “the commitments they make” according to the website. But if you’re looking to buy any of the items, you’re out of luck, they aren’t for sale.

Martinis Above Fourth sizzles in January

Rayvon Owen in Concert on Thursday Jan 18, 8 pm.

The new year is a great time to get out and see a live show, and San Diego has one of the best venues right in Hillcrest at Martinis Above Fourth (MA4).

This month Martinis Above Fourth Table is bringing you some of the most recognized celebrities who will entertain audiences with comedy, music or a variety of both.

Urban MO's most visited restaurant in San Diego per Lyft

Lyft reveals its top visited sites in San Diego.

Lyft revealed its top destinations in San Diego for 2017 and the restaurant most visited is smack dab in the heart of Hillcrest: Urban MO’s Bar and Grill.

In what are called the Lyfties, the ridesharing service calculates the most-visited sites in top cities and publishes those results at the end of the year.

Theater Review: “Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin”

“Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin” runs through January 7, 2018 at San Diego Repertory’s Lyceum Theatre, 79 Horton Plaza, Downtown.

His songs form a great part of the “Great American Songbook.” Lacking music training, he said he could only play in F-sharp, on the black keys – because “they stick out, so it’s easier.” George Gershwin called him “the greatest songwriter who ever lived.” 

Jerome Kern may have said it best: “Irving Berlin has no place in American music – he is American music.”

Theater Review: “Motown: The Musical”

Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 2 pm and 8 pm; Sunday at 1 and 6:30 pm.

Detroit and the Motown pop sound it spawned take center stage in “Motown: The Musical,” playing a return engagement through Sunday at San Diego Civic Theatre.