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Heathers: The Musical ‘paints a picture of culture’

1989 – a great year to listen to Janet Jackson’s album, “Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814,” go watch George Michael in concert during his Faith World Tour or kill three of your classmates. Fresno State’s University Theatre premiered “Heathers: The ...

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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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All “hopped” up on beer history

Many beer drinkers may have a glass at the end of the day to unwind, at an event to celebrate or at a bar to socialize.   What many people don’t think about is the history of beer and how ...

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Student created film shows at Maya Cinema

As the lights dimmed in the theater, an audience of friends and family eagerly awaited to view the work of Fresno State students on the big screen.   “Chase”, a short film directed by Jacob Alvarado, follows a young man ...

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Gina Rodriguez empowers students

Actress. Activist. Feminist.   Gina Rodriguez, star of the hit CW network television show “Jane the Virgin,” uses her celebrity status to represent people of color, underrepresented cultures and fight for women’s rights.   Rodriguez came to Fresno State on ...

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Why Fresno is growling for Grizzly Fest

Two words come to mind when rock and roll, vibrating basslines, food trucks and graffiti art come together: Grizzly Fest. This year, the festival attracted thousands of music fans to Chukchansi Park for an evening of reggae, rock, rap and ...

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Student written play celebrates Filipino culture

Fresno State’s Magkaisa Filipino Club presented its Filipino Culture Night on April 29 in the Satellite Student Union to an audience full of friends and family. Magkaisa, also known as ‘MGK1,” presented “Katipunan,” a play written by members of the ...

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Cooking and The Joys Of Experimentation

Oftentimes in the past I would find myself making dishes that were initially quite pleasing and satisfactory.  They contained the usual mix of ingredients and provided a stable but rather uninteresting and routine expression of taste.     This would reveal itself ...

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Highlighting educators’ excellence in the arts

At the end of every academic year, Fresno State professors and faculty are nominated and selected for a variety of awards. Of the 12 faculty members who were recognized this year, four of them were awarded for benefiting the lives ...

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Vintage Days (April 2017)

” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]Photos by: Khone Saysamongdy and Megan Trindad

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Dancing with a pop of color

For many college students, a music festival is just not an option. However, Vintage Days offered an alternative for students who like to dance the night away and while getting messy. The Powder Paint Dance Party was one of the ...

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Students go ‘Back in Time’ with a classic movie

Fresno State’s 43rd annual Vintage Days’, “Cruisin Through the ‘50s,” hosted “Flick Night” on April 22, projecting the 1985 cult classic “Back to the Future” on a giant, inflatable screen. Approximately 100 attendees were captivated by the time traveling hijinks ...

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Exposing the Valley’s long heritage in folk music

The Wahlberg Recital Hall filled with folk music lovers on April 22 as local folk artist Evo Bluestein and his musical guests kicked off the Music of America Concert Series at Fresno State. “Folk [music], bluegrass and Zydeco that you ...

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Real representations of depression exposed on stage

The Experimental Theatre Company at Fresno State featured a physical embodiment of depression with it’s production of “4.48 Psychosis” on April 22. The play, written by by English playwright Sarah Kane,  focuses on three characters and their lives. The interpretation ...

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Eastern faces find their place in western LGBT culture

The idea of having a sexual identity – like being gay or transgender —  is a western concept that is not easily translated in Eastern cultures. During a Queer Asian Pacific Islander Panel held in the Thomas Building on April ...

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Humans of Fresno State: Coachella Edition

Many Fresno State students attended the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival April 14-16 and many more may attend the festival’s second weekend, April 20-22. The celebrity-filled event is best known for its amazing headliners and expensive tickets. This week, ...

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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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Pianist Rafal Blechacz brings Fresno State to its feet

International award-winning pianist Rafal Blechacz brought his talents to Fresno State, performing works by J.S. Bach, Beethoven and Chopin at the concert hall in the Music Building. Blechacz has performed around the world in countries in Europe, North America and ...

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