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Winter Bonsai Silhouette Exhibition

By Homer Gee Greene Jr. The Golden State Bonsai Federation’s Clark Bonsai Collection in the Shinzen Japanese Garden has rotated to its Winter Bonsai Exhibition. The collection is rotated quarterly [...] Continue Reading

For the Love of Books

(Editor’s note: March 3 is World Book Day, an annual event organized by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to promote reading, publishing and copyrights. This date is [...] Continue Reading

Importance of Public Art in Small Towns

If you go to the corner of Sheridan and Valley View streets in Selma, right off Highway 99, you’ll find the local Boys and Girls Club decorated by a large orange butterfly and a pair of hands holding [...] Continue Reading

Rogue Festival Returns March 3–11

The Rogue Festival, Fresno’s most uncontrolled performing arts event, returns to the Tower District March 3–11 with more than 170 separate performances from 40 performing groups in eight venues, [...] Continue Reading

Film Review: Mr. Malcolm’s List

Mr. Malcolm’s List is a love story in the genre of the Bridgerton series. I really liked the portrayal of a multiracial 19th century England without the stench of White supremacy, White racism and [...] Continue Reading

Agustín Lira, una voz para el cambio

Al mirar el mundo hoy en día, es fácil sentirse abrumado por las malas noticias. El cambio climático, la discriminación, los sistemas injustos y las guerras plagan las noticias diarias. Si bien es [...] Continue Reading

Rogue Festival Returns

By Community Alliance Staff The Rogue Festival, Fresno’s completely uncensored performing arts festival, will return March 4–12. This year’s 20th anniversary festival will present more than 100 [...] Continue Reading

A Mural with Wings of Change

On Feb. 18, a mural was unveiled on the grounds of Stone Soup, a nonprofit organization near Fresno State that is dedicated to serving mainly refugees. Local artist Hana Luna Her, who is in her [...] Continue Reading

Un Mural Con Alas de Cambio

El sábado 18 de febrero, se develó un mural en el estacionamiento de Stone Soup, una organización no lucrativa dedicada a servir principalmente a refugiados del área de Fresno. La jóven artista [...] Continue Reading

Cuban Music and the Cultural War

By Peter Maiden During the Cold War, culture was weaponized. The Bolshoi Ballet built legitimacy for the Soviet Union. The CIA countered by covertly running supposedly independent magazines and [...] Continue Reading