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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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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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‘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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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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Kendrick Lamar makes history with Pulitzer Prize win

By Randall Roberts Los Angeles Times Their names are inked in history books and on the walls of hallowed concert halls as winners of American music’s most esteemed award, the Pulitzer Prize for music: Aaron Copland, George Crumb, John Luther ...

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Jack White’s ‘Boarding House Reach’ feels fresh and new

Weird, definitely weird. But good-weird. That would be one way to describe the new concept album, “Boarding House Reach,” by former White Stripes and The Raconteurs frontman Jack White. White is known for doing things his way, and that way ...

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For Wee Beasties, music is all about sharing

Fresno-based alternative-indie band Wee Beasties wants to forge bonds between people and provide them with music they can connect with. “Artists are the vessel for people,” said lead vocalist Codie Collins. “We convey stories and experiences and emotions.” The band ...

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On ‘Golden Hour,’ Musgraves shines

In the liner notes of Kacey Musgraves’ third album, “Golden Hour,” the country songstress writes: “There are certain junctures that you can’t think your way through – you just have to feel. I found myself at one making this album.” ...

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Country music legend Willie Nelson announces Fresno tour date with Alison Krauss

Country music singer Willie Nelson is scheduled to appear with bluegrass-country music singer Alison Krauss at the Save Mart Center on Tuesday, Aug. 7. Along with having a music career that has spanned six decades, Nelson is also a notable ...

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Taylor Swift put out another ‘Delicate’ music video. Why?

Taylor Swift debuted her music video for her latest single, “Delicate,” in March at this year’s iHeartRadio Music Awards – and I was disappointed. When she announced that she would be dropping another video for “Delicate,” I was kind of ...

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Fresno State choir performs love ballads

Fresno State’s Chamber Singers and Concert Choir honored different forms of love during their concert on Monday. Cari Earnhart, Fresno State director of choral activities, said she chose the theme “Love Is…,” as a way to combat “evils” in the ...

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