Author Archives: Selina Falcon

Track-by-track review of Taylor Swift’s ‘Reputation’

Last Friday, Taylor Swift released her sixth album, “Reputation” — possibly one of the most anticipated releases of 2017, and certainly one of the most talked about whether you’re a fan of Swift or not. Three years ago, Swift ditched ...

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Fresno celebrates 20 years of ‘Selena’

Students and faculty honored award-winning producer Moctesuma Esparza last Wednesday at Campus Pointe during the 20th anniversary of his film “Selena.” The event was not only a celebration of Esparza and “Selena,” but a fundraiser for Fresno State students who ...

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This week in entertainment: ‘Selena’ anniversary, CineCulture screening, ‘Native Son’

Mary-Denise to perform Tunes at Noon Tunes At Noon will feature alternative pop-rock band Mary-Denise on Wednesday in The Pit. The event is free and open to the public. For questions or accommodations, contact Student Involvement: 559-278-2741. Moctesuma Esparza to ...

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This week in entertainment: CineCulture screening, cello festival, alumni mixer

‘A Particle of Dread’ continues this week Fresno State University Theatre continues its production of “A Particle of Dread (Oedipus Variations),” written by Sam Shepard and directed by J. Daniel Herring. The show will run until Saturday. Tickets are $10 ...

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Fresno Foodie: Le Parisien Cafe

What’s the hype? Le Parisien Cafe is a French style bakery that serves a variety of items that will give you a taste of France right here in the Central Valley. Le Parisien specializes in its pastries and baked desserts ...

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Adam Devine coming to campus, tickets on sale Friday

USU Productions has announced that the headliner for the inaugural “Homecoming Big Show” will be actor and comedian Adam Devine. Devine is known for his roles in “Pitch Perfect” and “Workaholics.” He will perform at the Save Mart Center on ...

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Fresno Foodie: Ampersand Ice Cream

What’s the hype? Ampersand Ice Cream has been serving up handcrafted, small-batch ice cream year-round to the Central Valley for two years. Every ingredient Ampersand uses is locally-sourced, and makes for unique flavors like Lost Bread (Cajun French Toast), Enzo ...

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A decade of The Maine

In an age where it is not uncommon to see bands rise and fall within a few short years, alternative rock band The Maine has remained constant and has built a loyal fan base over the last 10 years. Formed ...

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SWMRS is making waves

SWMRS, pronounced “Swimmers,” is a punk rock band from Oakland that is taking over the punk scene with its fearless lyrics and unique sound. Members of SWMRS are lead vocalist and guitarist Cole Becker, lead guitarist Max Becker, bassist Seb ...

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Fresno Foodie: Quesadilla Gorilla

What’s the hype? Quesadilla Gorilla is serving gourmet quesadillas to the Central Valley and it is showing no sign of stopping anytime soon. The restaurant, which opened up its third location in July in downtown Fresno, offers unique combinations of ...

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The sounds of summer seventeen

It is no secret that 2017 has been a great year for music, and the songs that graced the airwaves this summer further reveal that.    Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran has been all over the radio with his song “Shape of ...

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Bad Suns gives shining performance at Strummer’s

The last time Los-Angeles-based rock band Bad Suns played in Fresno, their crowd was small. “The first time … we played to ten people and two stuffed cheeseburgers,” singer Chris Bowman said. “This feels good.” The band returned to Fresno ...

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My Summer Playlist

The spring semester has ended and that means one thing: summer vacation. Music playlists are essential to my life and I create one for nearly every occasion. Here are the songs I will be jammin to this summer whether I’m ...

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Parade of Lights is electric

Parade of Lights is an electronic rock band from Los Angeles that makes feel-good music one can dance and sing to. Formed in 2010, Parade of Lights consists of lead vocalist and guitarist Ryan Daly, bassist Randy Schulte, keyboardist Michelle ...

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That One Time Harry Styles Defended Teen Girls and I Cried

With a debut album on the way, a world tour announced and a spot in a Christopher Nolan film this summer, Harry Styles fans have a lot to look forward to from the 23-year-old this year. I have been a ...

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“Brightening” up the indie-pop scene

Brighten is an indie-pop band from Chico, California that consists of guitarist and lead vocalist Justin Richards, drummer Jimmy Richards and bassist Alex Draper.   Being a band for 13 years means Brighten’s history is a long one and can ...

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‘The North Wind Knows My Name’ is ‘captivating’

Albert McLeod’s “The North Wind Knows My Name” is a memoir worth reading. McLeod begins with Chapter 1: “Return,” which recounts a 2002 trip McLeod took with his son to his now-vanished hometown of Norgate, Manitoba, Canada. McLeod introduces the ...

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FresYes Fest shines a light on local music

Thousands of people made their way to downtown Fresno on March 25 for Tioga-Sequoia’s annual FresYes Fest, a celebration of local beer, food and music. The festival took place at the brewery’s beer garden with Fulton Street being blocked off ...

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