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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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‘Taste of Spring’ welcomes guests to the Fresno State Winery

The Fresno State Winery’s Taste of Spring event on Thursday will feature live music, wine tasting and the chance to interact with students within the viticulture and enology departments. The event is open to the public and will be from ...

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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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CineCulture: documentary showcases actress who influenced modern Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technology

Hedy Lamarr was widely recognized as one of the most beautiful faces in Hollywood in the 1930s and ‘40s. But, as the audience at last Friday’s Cineculture movie screening found out, she offered the world a lot more than a ...

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This Native American comedy troupe uses humor to tell history

For some, jokes are a light-hearted way to show personality. For others, they can be used to work through a difficult past. But for an indigenous comedy troupe, the 1491s, it’s both of those things. Fresno State’s Cross Cultural and ...

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You won’t want to talk during ‘A Quiet Place’

The dystopian movie trope has been far overplayed after “The Hunger Games,” “Divergent” and even “Maze Runner.” I thought I was done with apocalyptic films altogether. But then I saw “A Quiet Place,” and I, too, was drawn back into ...

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CineCulture receives Spirit of Abraham Award

Fresno State’s CineCulture film series has been selected by the Islamic Cultural Center of Fresno as the recipient of its 2018 Spirit of Abraham Award. The Spirit of Abraham Award recognizes groups or individuals who aid in the understanding of ...

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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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‘The Director’ uncovers sexual abuse in the film industry

Sexual harassment and assault have plagued society seemingly since the beginning of time. The internet sensation of #MeToo has provided a platform and safe space for people to voice their stories and seek justice following abuse. The issues of sexual ...

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Los Danzantes de Aztlán will take stage in San Francisco

Los Danzantes de Aztlán, Fresno State’s folkloric Mexican dance group, will showcase its talent and culture in July at the 40th annual San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival. The festival will take place over the course of three weekends from July ...

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Author of ‘George’ to give campus lecture during Diversity Week

Author Alex Gino is scheduled to visit Fresno State to give two lectures and to speak with an LGBTQ+ English class reading his book. Gino’s talks are part of Fresno State’s Diversity Week and will take place in the University ...

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An LGBTQ+ prom hopes to foster an environment of inclusivity

The Fresno State Cross Cultural and Gender Center will host a prom on Friday to provide those in the LGBTQ+ community with an environment in which they can feel comfortable being themselves. “We’re doing this because there aren’t spaces like ...

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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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Prison art to be exhibited in Downtown Fresno

Fresno State’s Graduate Art Studios will display artwork produced by men incarcerated at Avenal State Prison Friday through Sunday from noon to 4 p.m., beginning on April 5 through April 22 at the M Street Complex in Downtown Fresno. The ...

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Theatre for Young Audiences visits Valley Children’s

The Fresno State Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) touring company visited Valley Children’s Hospital on March 15 for a special performance of its spring production. The college acting troupe presented “Wondrous Tales of Old Japan,” by David Furumoto, directed by ...

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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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‘Ready Player One’: pop culture references and a lesson in living life offline

I had very low expectations for “Ready Player One,” mostly due to its trailer doing such a disservice to the plot. On the outside, it looked like a weak dystopian film that plays on the set of a virtual reality ...

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