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July Concerts and Shows Review

IN THE August 3 ISSUE

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When Americans celebrate the Fourth of July, we anticipate food, drinks, American flags decorated on everything, but most importantly…fireworks. One after the other, just a symphony of exploding lights, seeing what the next one is going to look like, what color will it be, and will it be bigger than the last one? Fireworks are very similar to what live entertainment is like here in the Central Valley, who’s coming into town this time, how will this show be?

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June Concerts Galore…And More to Come

IN THE July 9 ISSUE

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It’s July, which means that summer is in full swing! The triple digit heat is amongst us which leaves us scrambling for activities to participate in to keep cool. There are those that’ve been indulging in pool swimming, barbequing, summer blockbuster binging, and the list goes on. Speaking for myself, I’ve occupied my time pursuing all the top concerts in the Central Valley.

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The local ValleyPBS held its first art showcase for ArtHop in its downtown studio with the spotlight on local artist and author, the legendary Larry Hill. Larry has been one of the most important artistic figures in the Central Valley and has helped put the art scene on the map. He displayed twenty-five abstract paintings of his that were aligned up and down the halls and office rooms of the building. People ranging from casual observers to associates, friends, and family attended this gallery which is one out of many for Larry but the first ever for ValleyPBS.

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George Lopez, referred to as America’s Mexican, the comedian/actor/late night host came storming into the Saroyan Theatre for a two-time performance on the night of May 25. The earliest was at eight and the latest was at ten-fifteen. And his fans came out in droves.

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Loni Love, the multi-talented comedian, actress, author, and co-host of the daytime talk show The Real, brought her comedy to the Visalia Fox Theatre on Saturday, May 18, and the audience showered her with nothing but love throughout the performance.

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Every year, hopefuls from around the country move to Hollywood to fulfill their dreams of achieving acting stardom. The glitz and glamour of the art form is displayed at award shows, on social media, and in magazines. Some make it and some don’t, but that doesn’t stop people from giving Tinseltown a try.

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Oakland Raider’s quarterback and Fresno State alum, Derek Carr, returned back home for his Altar Conference, an event that the official website states “is a weekend of dynamic worship and powerful teaching, provoking believers of all backgrounds into a lifestyle of radical pursuit and relentless devotion to Christ.”

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Billy Batson is the titular character in the comics and the soon-to-be-released film of the same name, Shazam!. Once he shouts that word, a lightning bolt strikes him thus transforming him into an adult-sized, high-flying, crime fighting superhero.

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Steven’s Eventful January and February

IN THE March 2 ISSUE

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The year 2019 has gotten off to an epic start. These last couples of months have been very entertaining in the world of musical concerts and stand-up comedy shows that have taken place in the Central Valley so far. As the days pass more and more exciting events are being announced, and some that have been confidentially revealed to me, but I won’t say as it’ll spoil the surprise.

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Creative Fresno – the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that specializes in engaging the community in multiple areas ranging from the arts, civics, and business – received approval from the FCC to create a new radio station locally on 93.3 FM. Their goal is to have the station encompass multiple formats ranging from music, podcasts, DJ sets, radio shows, radio theater, etc.

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Damon Johnson Will Shine On at Tower Theatre

IN THE February 6 ISSUE

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Singer/songwriter/guitarist, Damon Johnson, will be performing an acoustic in Fresno at Tower Theatre on Friday, February 15. He rose to prominence during the 90s-alternative boom with Brother Cane, their most notable hits being “Got No Shame,” “That Don’t Satisfy Me,” and “And Fools Shine On” which was featured in the horror film Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers.

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There is No Secret—STYX Has Still Got It

IN THE January 26 ISSUE

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One of the defining hits for the classic rock band Styx is “Fooling Yourself” (The Angry Young Man), and it has a lyric that goes, “And you’re fooling yourself if you don’t believe it. You’re kidding yourself if you don’t believe it.” For the 1,500 fans that attended the Styx concert at the Bakersfield Fox Theater on January 15, there was no fooling or kidding them to believe that even after 40-plus years in the music business, the Chicago rock ensemble continues to thrive, and their live show is proof of that.

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Comedian Felipe Esparza, the winner of Season 7 of NBC’s Last Comic Standing, will be supplying gut-busting laughs at the Fox Theatre in Visalia on Friday, February 1. At one time, he was the mystery man in fellow comic Gabriel Iglesias’ early career set routines, only referred to by his first name, and it didn’t matter the situation in the story – good or bad – his catch phrase was “But it was funny, huh?”

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Styx Brings Their Mission to Bakersfield

IN THE January 9 ISSUE

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Classic rock giants, Styx, will “come sail away” to the Fox Theatre in Bakersfield on January 15, 2019. The 70s and 80s arena rock “renegades” are coming to the area to publicize their 16th studio album, The Mission.

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