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Fresno home of William Saroyan, Pulitzer Prize playwright and author, to become museum

The west-central Fresno home of prize-winning playwright and author William Saroyan will open to the public and researchers as a cultural site and museum on Friday, Aug. 31 — on his 110th birthday. Saroyan lived in the house at 2729 ...

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Day one of Grizzly Fest was a success, don’t miss day two

Day one of Grizzly Fest served to further show that Fresno’s music and arts scene is growing, and people will show up to support it. My afternoon began with a shuttle to Woodward Park from Fresno State’s P20 parking lot. ...

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Summer 2018 Entertainment Guide

The approaching end of the spring semester typically means one thing is on my mind: summer vacation. Not only does it mean no more time spent in long classes, doing homework and studying for finals – it means free time ...

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Grizzly Fest to bring liveliness to the Central Valley

Grizzly Fest is returning to Fresno on May 18 and 19 with expanded food options, a stacked lineup and a new location. This year’s lineup includes Snoop Dogg, Jhene Aiko and Dirty Heads as well as Foster the People and ...

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Childish Gambino masterfully commentates on America in new video

Donald Glover is a multifaceted artist. There is no doubt about that. You can find him on FX’s “Atlanta,” which he stars in and writes for; as Lando Calrissian in the upcoming film “Solo: A Star Wars Story;” and let ...

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FresCon brings comic culture to Fresno State

Community members bonded on Saturday over their shared interests in cosplaying, gaming and comics at FresCon, a comic convention at Fresno State. “There isn’t much opportunity in the Central Valley to celebrate this,” said Alexis Orozco, the president of FresCon. ...

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What’s it like to be a woman in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Four onscreen superheroes share their stories

By Sonaiya Kelley Los Angeles Times Despite portraying some of the most powerful characters in perhaps the most epically realized universe ever seen on screen, the women of Marvel are still being asked about what they’re wearing. Case in point: ...

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Fleetwood Mac tickets available Friday

Grammy Award-winning band Fleetwood Mac has announced a Dec. 6 stop at the Save Mart Center for its North American tour that kicks off in October. The tour will feature the newly announced lineup of Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Stevie ...

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Lin-Manuel Miranda proves his genius (again) with ‘First Burn’

If you saw someone walking across campus toward The Bucket Tuesday afternoon with tears streaming down her face, it was probably me. On Monday, playwright and all-around incredible human being Lin-Manuel Miranda released “First Burn,” the latest installment of his ...

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Lance Bass waited to come out as gay to save *NSYNC

By Kate Feldman New York Daily News Lance Bass stayed in the closet for the sake of *NSYNC. As the boy band accepted its Hollywood Walk of Fame star Monday, the former member spoke about his decision to come out ...

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Director hopes ‘Streetcar’ will wow audience

An American classic is getting an update at Fresno State. The University Theatre production of “A Streetcar Named Desire” will premiere May 4 at the John Wright Theatre. Written by playwright Tennessee Williams, the play first premiered in 1947 and ...

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‘Dirty Computer’ is a self-analyzing dream

Janelle Monáe is in love with the human spirit, more specifically, a liberated human spirit. A spirit free from oppressors and anyone pushing conformity. On her new album, “Dirty Computer,” she celebrates said spirit throughout the course of 14 tracks, ...

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Making sense of Kanye West’s head-scratching return to Twitter

By Peter Sblendorio New York Daily News Kanye West has sparked conversation, controversy and a whole lot of confusion in his return to Twitter. The outspoken rapper, who reactivated his account this month after nearly a year away, has managed ...

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Tickets on sale this week for Save Mart Center events

Tickets for two Save Mart Center events will go on sale this week. On Thursday, tickets to see Mexican singer El Fantasma will be on sale at 10 a.m. The Rancheando En La Cuidad tour will make its stop in ...

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Cirque du Soleil returns to Fresno

Corteo, the latest Cirque du Soleil arena production, embarks on a new journey throughout North America. The show will visit the Save Mart Center for six performances beginning Thursday, Sept. 20 through Sunday, Sept. 23. Advance tickets for Corteo are ...

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Keyboard Concert with Jeremy Denk

The Keyboard Concerts series will be presenting pianist Jeremy Denk on Friday at 8 p.m. in the Fresno State Concert Hall. Denk will play a recital that consists of works by Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and Prokofiev. General admission tickets are ...

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University Dance Theatre presents ‘Be the Music’

Fresno State’s University Dance Theatre will present its student-choreographed dance performance, “Be the Music,”  April 26 through 28 at 8 p.m., and at 2 p.m. on April 28 in the Lab School 101 Theatre. Tickets are $5 and will be ...

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Enology students ‘pour’ over new wines at Taste of Spring

Fresno State students from the viticulture and enology department showed off the fruits of their labor last week at the Taste of Spring event. Guests were invited to the Fresno State Winery last Thursday to try five different wines produced ...

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