Don’t fear the ‘vagina,’ monologue performers say

As Ashley Juskalian sat in the Cross Cultural and Gender Center’s offices, she listened to cast members practice their monologues. Juskalian and many others are part of Fresno State’s 2018 production of “The Vagina Monologues,” a play written by Eve ...

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This week in entertainment: Black History Month celebrations, WordFest and ‘The Vagina Monologues’

‘Vagina Monologues’ this week “The Vagina Monologues” will be held Thursday and Saturday at 7 p.m. in North Gym 118. Tickets are $5 in advance at the Cross Cultural Gender Center in Thomas Building 110 or $7 at the door ...

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Concerto competition prepares students for life after college

Matthew Smoke sits in a small practice room upstairs in the Music Building at Fresno State, waiting for his turn to perform a viola concerto. Nearly a year of practice has come to this moment. Smoke is just one of ...

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Fresno State’s annual ‘Double Reed Day’ brings musical talent

Renowned musicians Minjia Liu and Rufus Olivier Jr. visited Fresno State on Saturday for the 21st annual Double Reed Day. “Double Reed” refers to double-reed instruments, such as the “oboe” and the “bassoon.” The musical event included sessions for the ...

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B-boys continues dance traditions

Arte Americas became a battlefield for 15 dance crews Saturday during the “Battle for Fresno State” preliminary dance competition. Their weapons? Rhythm and groove. More than 45 B-boy dancers participated in a battle on a three-on-three crew dance battle, judged ...

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CineCulture spring lineup commences with Puerto Rican film

Fresno State’s CineCulture club kicked off its first film screening of the semester with the movie “Extra-Terrestrials” (“Extra Terrestrias”) on Friday. The Spanish film, which had English subtitles, was directed by Carla Cavina and is about a Puerto Rican family ...

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Paisley performs hit after hit

Country music star Brad Paisley captivated the Save Mart Center Friday night on the second stop of his 2018 “Weekend Warrior” world tour. The night began at 7 p.m. sharp with opener Lindsay Ell, who was a nice addition to ...

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Students treated to winter fun to kick off new semester

“A Winter’s Night at Campus Pointe” drew crowds of students last week with Fresno State ID cards in hand who were eager to take advantage of the numerous free activities being offered. It was a welcome-back gift from University Student ...

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Sir Elton John announces 2019 Save Mart Center date for his farewell tour

Sir Elton John announced in a New York press event Wednesday morning that he will be retiring from touring – in three years. The 70-year-old British singer announced that his next world tour, the “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour which ...

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A digital future is certain. For printed work, it’s necessary, says speaker

Although the Internet Archive, a nonprofit digital library, holds 30 million digital media items, it came to the Henry Madden Library recently to ask for more. Alexis Rossi, director of media and access for the organization, said the library is ...

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Annual gala provides musical sounds from faculty and students

In hopes of raising scholarship funds for Fresno State’s department of music, the annual gala concert, featuring an orchestra, was held last Saturday. Faculty orchestra and vocalists performed alongside students in the concert hall. The performances featured a variety of ...

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They aren’t your regular books or magazines. Behold, a zine

In a small room at Common Space in Downtown Fresno, about a dozen people recently gathered to read. Except, it wasn’t the typical book or magazine in their hands. It was a zine. Zines are often defined as self-published, homemade ...

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Downtown Fresno to celebrate Chinese New Year in March

Chinatown Revitalization Inc. has planned its 18th annual Chinese New Year Parade and Festival for Saturday, March 3, in Downtown Fresno. The festival will celebrate the beginning of the Year of the Dog and will feature lion dance performance teams, ...

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‘La Posada’ makes campus ‘feel more inclusive’

Dishes of traditional Mexican food, hymns of praise heard and dancing seen throughout the hallways marked this year’s “La Posada” event, held Monday at the Cross Cultural and Gender Center. “La Posada” (inn or shelter) is a traditional event held ...

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Locals react to the end of Warped Tour

Kevin Lyman, founder of the Vans Warped Tour, announced in a public statement last month that summer 2018 would be the final full cross-country run of the tour. Warped Tour, a traveling music festival that has been staged every summer ...

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‘Photos With Santa’ is festive family fun

Fresno State got into the holiday spirit on Saturday at the Fresno State Alumni Association’s ninth annual “Photos With Santa” event. Although the event has been happening for nine years, it was the first year the Alumni Association partnered with ...

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‘Christmas in Mexico’ fills Student Union with Mexican culture and holiday spirit

Los Danzantes de Aztlán tapped their shoes, waved their dresses and welcomed in the Christmas season in front of a packed Satellite Student Union (SSU) last Saturday with the 30th rendition of their “Christmas in Mexico” show. The audience made ...

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Foo Fighters finally visit Fresno

If Dave Grohl, lead singer of the Foo Fighters, says it is going to be a long night – believe him. Last Friday night, the rock band played to thousands at Fresno’s Save Mart Center for over three hours straight ...

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