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Talks/Lectures
"Subjects or Citizens?: Armenians From The Ottoman Empire To The Turkish Republic" Virtual Webinar
Please go to this link: bit.ly/armenianstudieskilicdagi2 Also streamed on YouTube on the Armenian Studies channel: bit.ly/armenianstudiesyoutube More than 90% of the Ottoman Armenians were annihilated between 1914 and 1922. However, after the declaration of the Turkish Republic in 1923, according to official numbers of the 1927 census, there were still around 80,000 Armenians and around 360,000 Christians and Jews in Turkey, which was 2.6% of the whole population. Dr. Ohannes Kiliçdagi will discuss the transition from Empire to Republic in terms of treatment of Armenians and if it made any difference for them. He will decipher the approach of the state to the Armenian community to understand the problems they have faced from the beginning of the republic to today.
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Benefit/Fundraiser
Ag United Harvest Celebration Drive Thru Dinner
Please join us for our annual Ag United Harvest Celebration Drive Thru Dinner. This year's event will feature delicious meals by Bright's Catering and a virtual dessert and experience auction. Tickets will be available soon. Mark your calendars today!
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Cover/Tribute Band/Performer, Rock
Aja Vu and Stealin Chicago celebrating the music of Steely Dan and Chicago
Aja Vu has long performed the music of Steely Dan and now they've added the Stealin' Chicago show for a night of stellar and totally classic music. That's right: one great band, two great tributes! Now you can hear songs you know and love played live! From Reelin in the Years and Hey 19 to Saturday in the Park and 25 or 6 to 4, they perform the music with pure love for the harmonies and classic horns of the original recordings.
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Rock
An Evening with Y&T
Before Mötley Crüe, before RATT, even before there was a Metallica, Y&T was slogging away in sweaty rock clubs around America. When the band formed in the early 1970s, little did they know they would set the standard for hard rock bands that trailed. Many of the biggest acts of the ’80s became popular opening for headliners Y&T—and cut their teeth on the band, as evidenced by the Y&T mentions in tell-all books by acts such as Metallica and Mötley Crüe. Born in Oakland, California, Y&T is one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s own innovators of the hard rock sound. Whether performing to a festival crowd of fifty-thousand or in an intimate nightclub, Y&T’s high-energy set and passionate performances still captivate legions of fans around the globe, proving Y&T’s music timeless. Originally formed as Yesterday and Today, the initial powerhouse quartet—featuring Dave Meniketti (lead guitar/lead vocals), Phil Kennemore (bass), Leonard Haze (drums), and Joey Alves (rhythm guitar)—tore through the ’70s and ’80s with their own brand of hard rock. After two ’70s albums on London Records, they shortened their name to Y&T and released eight albums on A&M in the ’80s. Two more albums with Geffen Records marked an era of change with Jimmy DeGrasso (Alice Cooper, Suicidal Tendencies, Megadeth) on drums and Stef Burns (Alice Cooper, Berlin, Huey Lewis) on guitar. With the passing of Kennemore, Haze, and Alves, it’s Meniketti who carries on the legacy that is Y&T. Y&T continues to tour the world, featuring the dynamic original frontman Dave Meniketti (lead guitar/lead vocals), John Nymann (guitar/vocals), Aaron Leigh (bass/vocals), and Mike Vanderhule (drums/vocals), playing songs that span the band’s five-decade career and including all the hits and fan favorites. Prepare to have your face melted.
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Poetry Reading/Spoken Word, Signing/Readings
Author Reading: Juan Felipe Herrera and Anthony Cody
Fresno State presents El Nuevo Huevo Book Hatching, a virtual gathering featuring readings by U.S. Poet Laureate Emeritus Juan Felipe Herrera, author of the new poetry collection Every Day We Get More Illegal, and Anthony Cody, author of the poetry collection Borderland Apocrypha, as well as readings from Laureate fellows. Online via Zoom. Register to attend: http://bit.ly/hatching-reg Details: www.fresnostate.edu/creativewriting or 559.278.1569.
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Family/Child (Books), Signing/Readings
Author Reading: Larissa Mercado-López
Fresno State presents Fresno Writers Live, a virtual reading with Larissa Mercado-López, author of the bilingual children's book, Esteban de Luna, Baby Rescuer! / Esteban de Luna, ¡Rescatador de Bebés! Online via Zoom. Register to attend: http://bit.ly/FWL-LML-reg Details: www.fresnostate.edu/creativewriting or 559.278.1569.
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Talks/Lectures
BEDROS KELJIK'S ARMENIAN-AMERICAN SKETCHES: Stories of Armenians in the Early 20th Century
LIVE on Zoom. Registration required and free. http://bit.ly/armenianstudieskeljik LIVE Stream on CSU Fresno Armenian Studies YouTube channel http://bit.ly/armenianstudiesyoutube FEATURING CHRISTOPHER ATAMIAN, Co-editor BARLOW DER MUGRDECHIAN, Co-editor LOU ANN MATOSSIAN, Co-editor VARTAN MATIOSSIAN, Co-translator MODERATOR MARC A. MAMIGONIAN, NAASR Director of Academic Affairs Bedros Keljik’s Armenian-American Sketches, originally published in Armenian in 1944 as Amerigahay Badgerner, is the work of a member of the pioneer generation of Armenian immigrants, and is of both literary and historical significance. Now fully translated into English for the first time and recently published as volume 8 in the Armenian Series of The Press at California State University, Fresno, these stories retain their vitality, humor, pathos, and relevance. CO-SPONSORS Armenian Cultural Organization of MInnesota (ACOM) Armenian Studies Program, California State University, Fresno National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) Society for Armenian Studies (SAS) Click here to purchase the book from the NAASR Bookstore: https://naasr.org/products/armenian-american-sketches
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Sculpture
Cloverdale Sculpture Trail
The high quality of the contemporary sculptures displayed in Cloverdale range from the humorous to thought provoking and some with a message or story. The once-a-year changing of the sculptures are enjoyed and experienced by residents and tourists on the downtown streets of Cloverdale. The 2020-2022 brochure is now available to be downloaded here or picked up in numerous locations in the Cloverdale business district.
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Benefit/Fundraiser
Dine-In & Discover West Africa
Step into West Africa without leaving your home! You're invited to join hundreds of guests from around the Central Valley – and the world – at Dine-In & Discover West Africa 2020 for a virtual celebration. It's free to attend, though a suggested donation of $50 is appreciated. 100% of proceeds go towards equipping young women and men in Wets Africa with life changing job skills! Immerse yourself in an authentic West African cultural experience with a live djembe drum performance from Fresno's own Libota Mbonda. Bid online on amazing cabin getaways, local favorites and one-of-a-kind items. Join a livestreamed presentation featuring stories of impact and a live Q&A with local staff in West Africa.
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Talks/Lectures
Free Visalia Adult School Classes Online
The Visalia Adult School is open with many classes online! If you need your high school diploma, GED, or just want to take English as a Second Language Classes we offer them for free. Other classes such as Medical Billing, Medical Terminology, or one of our many other classes that include small fees are also available. For more information, please, give us a call! 559-730-7646. Our office is open 9am to 3pm Monday-Friday and we can help you meet your future.
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