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This film about Japanese internment camps warns against repeating history

Last Friday night’s CineCulture screening of the film “And Then They Came For Us” detailed the harsh realities of Executive Order 9066, which resulted in the incarceration of more than 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II. “And Then They ...

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Justin Willman brings laughter and awe to Fresno State

Former “Cupcake Wars” host Justin Willman made his way to Fresno State on March 1 for a performance that intertwined magic and comedy. Willman has made appearances on “Ellen,” “Conan” and “The Tonight Show.” His Netflix original series that will ...

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Art Song Festival brings in musical talent

Fresno State’s first Art Song Festival on Friday and Saturday brought experts together to perform and to educate on the art of singing. “Art song is a very particular genre,” said Maria Briggs, Fresno State assistant music professor and founder ...

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Fresno State writers to go live at Rogue Fest

Fresno State professors, students and alumni will be showcasing their pieces of writing at the 2018 Rogue Festival as part of Fresno Writers Live. The festival will feature theater, music and spoken word, and will take place in the Tower ...

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This one-woman show explores fantasy of Hollywood

Toni Weingarten had just graduated from Fresno State in 1977 when she moved to Los Angeles to try to make it in Hollywood. “I was very green. I didn’t have a clue, and it was like ‘Alice in Wonderland,’” Weingarten ...

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Many arts blended together to bring first-of-its-kind festival

Fresno State brought various disciplines of art to life at the first Blended Arts Festival last Friday. Jose ElaGarza, a performing arts technician at Fresno State, formed the idea for the Blended Arts Festival because he wanted to create an ...

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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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