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Award-winning writer Renée Watson honored as new artist-in-residence

Award-winning writer Renée Watson visited Fresno State on Monday in honor of being named the new artist-in-residence for the Arne Nixon Center for the Study of Children’s Literature at the Henry Madden Library. Watson, who is also a performer and ...

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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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‘Lydia’ to premiere Friday, directed by Latinx theater professor

Kenia Morales lies still on a bare mattress on the floor of the Dennis and Cheryl Woods Theatre. She breathes deeply and opens her eyes, with a look of shock on her face. “She touched me and I flew. Touched ...

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‘Angelica’ discusses relevant societal issues surrounding racism

Last Friday’s CineCulture screening featured a film that examined racism through the lens of a woman who faces it within her own family. The film, “Angelica,” centers on an aspiring fashion designer, named Angelica, who left New York City to ...

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‘A Wrinkle in Time’ brings the wonder and imagination of childhood

I remember reading the book “A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeleine L’Engle. I was in the fourth grade. I couldn’t tell you now what it was about even if I tried. Which is funny, because watching the newest movie adaptation ...

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Poetry event gives women a chance to speak out

A poetry jam event on the Fresno State campus this week shined the light on women – in honor of Women’s History Month. “This is a platform to acknowledge women,” said Clarence Obichere, one of the Fresno State students who ...

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Fresno Foodie: Meltdown Bistro

What’s the hype? Meltdown Bistro has become an integral part of Fresno’s ever-growing food truck community as it serves up its handcrafted melt sandwiches.   Meltdown Bistro specializes in its melts, but also has sliders, mac and cheese balls, tater ...

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Get your free tickets for ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ before they’re gone

Fresno State students have the opportunity to see an advanced screening of “A Wrinkle in Time” at Maya Cinemas Fresno 16 on Thursday at 7 p.m. While supplies last, and with a valid Fresno State student ID, students can pick ...

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Why Jennifer Lawrence, Jodie Foster presenting an Oscar was a big deal

By Nardine Saad Los Angeles Times Jennifer Lawrence and Jodie Foster’s appearance at Sunday’s Oscars bucked tradition, but was not totally unexpected. The Oscar-winning actresses presented the award for lead actress to “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” star Frances McDormand. ...

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A year after his death, students perform music for professor who inspired them

The President’s Quintet, a scholarship ensemble that performs on behalf of Fresno State, was featured Sunday at the concert remembering music professor Dr. Brad Hufft. Hufft died nearly a year ago. The quintet played “The Traveler’s Tale,” which was first ...

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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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Why ‘Black Panther’ is more than just a superhero movie

Released midway through Black History Month, Marvel’s “Black Panther” is more than just a box office shattering movie. It is a cultural phenomenon. The movie is an adaptation of the first black comic book superhero from 1966. Directed by Ryan ...

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‘The Hate U Give’ is a masterpiece

A #1 New York Times Bestseller. A William C. Morris Award for a debut author writing for teens. An Odyssey Award for excellence in audiobook production. A Printz honor. A Coretta Scott King Book Awards honor. A film adaptation. “The ...

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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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