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Fresno State Professor Given Fulbright to Research Nautanki

FRESNO STATE — Fresno State professor of communication and performance Dr. Devendra Sharma was named a Fulbright Scholar for the 2022-23 academic year. The award will take him to his home country of India to research and document the swang-nautanki, a folk opera tradition in Northern India, and its traditional akhārās, the swang-nautanki community performance groups. A popular form of ...

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Filmmaker Brian Hawkins Releases “Yosemite Moonbow”

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YOSEMITE — Filmmaker Brian Hawkins has recently released “Yosemite Moonbow,” a film about the lunar rainbows the form at night in the waterfalls of Yosemite National Park. Moonbows (aka as lunar rainbows), the fascinating nighttime rainbows that form under the light of the full moon in the enormous waterfalls of Yosemite National Park, were filmed for the first time ever ...

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8 Summer Getaways Along the California Central Coast

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TRAVEL & RECREATION — When you envision a California getaway, you may picture scenic shorelines, crashing waves and sun-kissed skies. You can find all of that and more if you make your way to California’s Central Coast. Monterey The historic fishing town offers iconic attractions like Cannery Row, Old Fisherman’s Wharf and Monterey Bay Aquarium, where the “Into the Deep: ...

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‘Still Got It’ to Play Benefit Concert for Ukraine Children

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JUNE LAKE — A benefit concert for Ukrainian refugee children, featuring musicians whose background include stints with Linda Ronstadt, Diana Ross, Emmylou Harris, Tom Petty, John Denver and more, will take place at the T-Bar Social Club in June Lake on Saturday, June 18, at 8 p.m. Still Got It will take you back in time with covers of classic ...

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Oakhurst Lutheran to Hold Annual Flag Day Celebration

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OAKHURST — Oakhurst Lutheran Church will be holding its annual Flag Day celebration on Flag Day, Tuesday, June 14th. The celebration begins with a fundraising dinner for Semper Fi at 6 p.m. The dinner will include a pulled pork sandwich, chips, and water for a suggested $10.00 donation. All profits from the dinner will go to Semper Fi. The dinner is being ...

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Sweet Corn Returns to Help Celebrate 30th Anniversary

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FRESNO STATE — The Rue and Gwen Gibson Farm Market (5368 N. Chestnut Ave.) at Fresno State will welcome the return of its most famous product when sweet corn goes on sale at 8 a.m. on Monday, May 30. Shoppers can buy 3 ears for $2 inside the market, which also offers a wide variety of fresh, student-made products and ...

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Fresno State Limited Edition Wine Toasts the Class of 2022

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FRESNO STATE — With 10 years of experience at several Central Valley wineries, Jose Betancourt is not the typical enology student – and he is proud of the equally unique Graduate’s Reserve wine that he helped craft this spring at the Fresno State Winery with four other seniors. The first Graduate’s Reserve was introduced last year during commencement season. This ...

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Sweet N’ Juicy to Play Free Concert at the Hideout Saloon

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MARIPOSA — Lose yourself in a night of laughter and dancing with Sweet N’ Juicy, the only band of fruit known throughout the West Coast and beyond as being party music specialists. Their funky music and engaging performance will blow the roof off of the Hideout Saloon on May 27, from 9 p.m. to midnight. Dancing starts at 9 p.m. ...

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News You Can Use From Mariposa & Yosemite National Park

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YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park and Mariposa County’s days are getting longer and warmer and we’re excited to share all of the great things there are to experience in Yosemite and Mariposa County. Here are some great ideas for things to do in some of the county’s lesser known areas, a reminder of the start of reservations due to construction, ...

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11th Annual Bass Lake Yosemite Triathlon Coming Soon

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Visit Yosemite | Madera County has once again partnered with professional triathlon producer Jonathan Grinder of Tucson Racing to present the 11th Annual Bass Lake Yosemite Triathlon on June 4, 2022, in the Pines Village at Bass Lake. The race will begin at 7 a.m. and athletes should begin arriving around 5:30 a.m. The race should end ...

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