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YGAC Announces Solo Art Show by Mary Beth Harrison

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NORTH FORK — The Yosemite Gateway Art Center presents “Honoring Our Past,” a solo art show featuring 12 original oil paintings by local artist Mary Beth Harrison. Each painting showcases a scene from local history, such as Bass Lake, downtown North Fork, Yosemite National Park, and more. Harrison brings early black and white photos of our area to life in ...

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Banderitas Days Coming to Coulterville Park in July

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COULTERVILLE — A fun new event, celebrating the early days of Coulterville, is taking place the week of July 1st through July 5th! Best of all, it’s FREE!!!! There will be activities taking place from 9:30 a.m. to about 9 p.m. daily, many in the Coulterville Park (see map below) and some around town, particularly a number of movies that ...

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ValleyPBS Scores Big at This Year’s Emmy Awards

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SAN FRANCISCO — The 51st Annual Northern California Area EMMY® Awards were presented Saturday evening, June 11, at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square. The EMMY® Award is presented for outstanding achievement in television by The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). The Northern California Area EMMY Awards encompasses TV stations and production companies in the Fresno-Visalia, San ...

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MOTG Presents Yosemite Songwriting Retreat & Scott Patrick

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MARIPOSA — The Mariposa County Arts Council’s Music on the Green continues free summer concerts this weekend with a showcase of talent from the Yosemite Songwriting Retreat on Friday, June 17, and Scott Patrick on Saturday, June 18. Led by local singer/songwriter Gail Dreifus, the Yosemite Songwriting Retreat (YSR) celebrates the craft of songwriting and the art of performing original ...

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Fulbright Awarded to Professor to Study Pedagogy in Ireland

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FRESNO STATE — Fresno State professor of music theory and composition Dr. Benjamin Boone was named a U.S. Fulbright Scholar for the 2022-23 academic year. The award will take him to Ireland to learn about the musical pedagogy and work with other musicians to create and record new music. Boone will be based at the Irish World Academy of Music ...

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Top-Ranked Rider Leads Bulldoggers to National Rodeo Finals

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FRESNO STATE — Seven members of the Fresno State rodeo team will compete in the College National Finals Rodeo from June 12 to June 18 in Casper, Wyoming. Under the guidance of fourth-year head coach Uhuru Adem, Fresno State’s men’s team enters the event ranked 16th nationally. The Bulldoggers’ 4,866 team points for the 10 events held between October and ...

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FOOSA Celebrates 10th Anniversary With Two Fresno Concerts

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FRESNO STATE — In years past, the FOOSA Philharmonic Orchestra concert has been held at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. After a year off in 2020 due to COVID-19 and a smaller string ensemble in 2021, the full FOOSA orchestra returns with two special performances in the Central Valley. “In an effort to give back to our community, ...

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The Arts are Alive This Summer in Madera County

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MADERA COUNTY — There’s a whole lot going on this summer in our community, all brought to you courtesy of the Madera County Arts Council, Circle Gallery. Check out what’s coming up! Plus get a sneak preview of some of the winning entries from ArtsFest before it opens on June 15th.                     ...

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MOTG Presents Chris Doud and Mike Hammar & The Nails

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MARIPOSA — The Mariposa County Arts Council’s Music on the Green continues free summer concerts this weekend with Chris Doud on Friday, June 10, and Mike Hammar and the Nails on Saturday, June 11. Chris Doud is a country singer/songwriter and guitar slinger from the central valley of California. Most notably from the alt-country band, The Good Luck Thrift Store ...

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Mountain Amateur Radio Club Field Day Event Coming Up

Image of MARC member Clyde Wheeler as he greets visitors at last year’s Field Day event and explains to them how amateur radio interfaces with emergency services.

AHWAHNEE — If you’d like to learn more about what hams or licensed amateur radio operators do for fun, you can visit members of the local group at their annual Field Day event on Saturday and Sunday, June 25 and 26, 2022, scheduled this year at Wasuma Elementary School in Ahwahnee. The school is located at 43109 Hwy. 49 (see ...

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