By Alfonso Hernandez
Marie Henri Beyle/Stendhal (1783–1825) in his work De l’Amour (On Love) presents four kinds of love: passionate, amour-passion (love-passion), self-evident or well-mannered and love based on vanity and possession. He says that love is an elusive emotion where feelings of passion result in an energy without apparent cause, as well as reverie, lucidity and awareness of the self.
The Metropolitan Opera of New York recently broadcast two operas where one can observe other forms of love. Francesca da Rimini by Riccardo Zandonai is directed by Marco Amiliato and sung marvelously by Eva-Maria Westbroek as Francesca, Marcello …[Read the details]
The Central Valley’s fastest-growing amateur film festival will return to Fresno’s historic Tower Theatre (815 E. Olive Ave) on May 19 at 6 p.m. Swede Fest, the only film festival dedicated to sweded films, gives everyone who participates the unforgettable experience of seeing their work on the big screen. A “sweded” film is a summarized re-creation of a popular Hollywood movie using lots of creativity and homemade props and costumes.
The event is free and suitable for all ages thanks to the generous sponsorship of Gotta Love Fresno, Fresno Filmworks, Valley Public Radio/FM89, the Tower Theatre and the Fresno …[Read the details]
By Simone Whalen-Rhodes
Samuel Lozano, Jorge Guzman and Emelia Guadarrama hang out in the basement of the Infoshop. Photo by Janell Bowen
“Let’s go to the basement!” I declared over the loud band that is already playing at C.A.F.E. Infoshop as I approach Emelia Sci-Fi Caper’s bassist and front lady, Sam, who plays lead guitar, and Jorge, the drummer.
The Sci-Fi Caper band members are hard to find all in one place since they don’t all live in Fresno. Jorge, who lives in Mendota, regularly drives up to play shows in Fresno. As we head downstairs, he says …[Read the details]
By Simone Whalen-Rhodes
As I walk into Jasmine La Caris and her husband Omar Nare’s studio, I immediately know this place is cool. It’s a reminder of downtown lofts, with age and character imprinted into its walls. The red bricks chip away at certain places, and the multiple story high ceiling allows for amazing pieces of art to be shown off here. La Caris says, “Why not try to make community art grow in Fresno.” And luckily this couple has just the big spacious downtown location to display many forms of community art.
Five hundred to a thousand people …[Read the details]