The Bulldog Pride Fund at Fresno State Presents
AND THEN CAME TANGO
Feb. 27 and 28, 2015
The Painted Table • Tower District • Fresno
The play tells the true story of Roy and Silo, two male chinstrap penguins at New York’s Central Park Zoo. The couple is given a discarded egg, hatch it, and raise the baby chick, Tango, as their own. Suitable for 1st graders and up. Two performance only. Limited seating. Free parking.
Proceeds benefit the BULLDOG PRIDE CLUB + BULLDOG PRIDE FUND at Fresno State.
ADVANCE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED: 559.278.2586 • www.bulldogpride.org
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The Religion News Service has reported the formation of a new organization called — And I am not making this up — Evangelicals for Marriage Equality. It was launched on Tuesday and immediately began collecting signatures from evangelicals who support same-sex marriage. Its advisory board includes several evangelical luminaries: author and speaker Brian McLaren, former National Association of Evangelicals vice president Richard Cizik and former USAID faith adviser Chris LaTondresse.
Some of you may recall news articles awhile back, when Cizik resigned from his position with the National Association of Evangelicals, citing his support for same-sex civil unions.
It is immensely heartening to see significant evangelicals come to a realization that if the institution of marriage is good for society, and good for opposite-sex couples, it should be equally good for same-sex couples. This new organization is yet another expression of the growing recognition that fidelity and stability require social acceptance — that when you demonize people, when you deny them respect and equal civil rights, you are encouraging destructive behaviors.
So — you may be late to the party, Evangelicals for Marriage Equality, but we certainly welcome you.
That said, there may also be an element of self-preservation in this sudden turnaround. Over the past few years, membership in these conservative churches has been declining. Young Christians, especially, have rejected a theology that seemed to place homophobia at the very center of its belief structure.
Polling has confirmed that the demographic split that characterizes the broader American society is equally pronounced among adherents of conservative and evangelical Christianity. Not that young evangelicals are leading the charge to embrace equal rights for their lesbian, gay, bi & trans peel's, but they are demonstrably less homophobic than their elders and changing (for the better) with dizzying rapidity.
Popular video blog, Mental Floss, has 31 things you might not know about holiday songs, which did you know?
Hey all… just got this in… if you fit the bill or know someone who does, please let them know:
Are you an engaged or soon to be engaged couple whose family disapproves of your relationship? Have family members made it clear that they will not attend your upcoming wedding? Have you found the love of your life, and desperately want the support of your whole family?
Introducing a new docu-series that follows star-crossed lovers who have family that disapproves of their relationship because of race, religion, sexual orientation, class, or culture? The series will work to break down barriers separating couples and their disapproving families.
If you fear the moment when the officiant asks those who do not approve to rise, we want to hear from you! Are you ready to put your love to the test?
To be considered for the show, please submit a brief bio, contact info, and recent photos of yourself and your significant other to:
310-752-0846 – Main line
University Theatre presents CABARET
Book by Joe Masteroff
Based on the play by John Van Druten and Stories by Christopher Isherwood
Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Directed by J Daniel Herring
Musical Director: Matthew Wheeler
Choreographer: Josh Montgomery
Stage Manager: Daniel Vaughn
December 5 - 6th & 9th - 13th 2014 at 8pm
December 7th at 2pm
John Wright Theatre
For information & tickets: www.fresnostate.edu/theatrearts
CABARET, the winner of 12 Tony Awards, is currently running on Broadway and is considered one of the most acclaimed and beloved musicals of all time. CABARET is a sensational, edgy, sexy, scary, mesmerizing and extremely entertaining look at a dark time in history. CABARET receives a PG-13 rating. CABARET contains mature themes, brief violence, drug use, partial nudity, sensuality, adult language, but the content does not reach the restricted R rating category.
“Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it..." A quote always attributed to Mark Twain, though according to www.quoteinvestigator.com it might have actually been written by a little-known editor at The Hartford Courant named Charles Dudley Warner. But regardless, its a well-known saying and gives me an opening to ask: where and how do you get your weather info? And do you trust the places you go? Really?
With a computer, tablet or smartphone, these days there are not a few, not a hundred, but literally thousands of places to turn for the local temperature, forecast and data.
So where to go and why?
Well, for this weather-holic writer the first place I always turn is the national or government weather office in whatever country or territory where I am seeking the weather. I know this can be a bit tougher than just using my iPhones built in weather app (which I "stored” in some folder, can’t find and don’t miss) or WeatherBug or any of the others people wave at me if I dare ask the temperature, but why go elsewhere when in most (not all, but a lot) of cases, the forecast and temperatures are actually from the government employee working for the National Weather Service, Environment Canada, Britain’s Met Office or any of the myriad of other national forecasters? In other words, who wants or needs 2nd or 3rd hand info that may or may not be as reliable as what comes from the person who really knows his or her local climate?
So now that we have told you this little gem, how to find the forecast for Zurich, Switzerland, Hamilton, Bermuda, or Ogunquit, Maine?
Someone not too long ago asked if we were a computer column and I told them not totally, but I asked them why they were inquiring. I was told that computers are fun and interesting, but what about other things electronic.
It got me to thinking, and I sat there trying to think what these days does not have a computer (or several smaller ones or chips) hidden somewhere in the innards. I really, aside from a jar of ketchup and a pound of meat was pretty hard-pressed to come up with anything. In fact, the ketchup and meat might have RFID chips on or in the packaging to let inventory control systems and cash registers which use such items work.
But lets look at things which are a bit more obvious. Or maybe not. This all came to mind recently when our washer broke down. It’s a 2009 model made by a major manufacturer and it's packed with chips and computer controls which make it almost impossible to fix or work on (per the repairman the local shop sent).
The days when one selected regular wash and timed the cycle with a big dial are long gone, aside from a very few base bottom-of-the-line models. These days instead the machine wants to think for you (and I) and often this results in disastrous consequences.
No longer do we throw in the jeans, select a water temperature, turn a dial and hit start, but instead there’s a "jeans” cycle. There's one for woolens, delicates, perma-press, whites and things one wishes to sanitize — and all of that information about spin speeds, water temperatures and whatever else the machine needs to know (or thinks it does) are hidden in computer chips somewhere in the bowels of the washer. The issue is what if you do not want to use what someone in some factory has been told to program? Or what if something goes wrong whilst the cycle is underway — like a power glitch or water issues or worse?
Read more: Hackin’ The Net
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StageWorks Fresno Presents
A Special Performance of
THE NORMAL HEART
in conjunction with the Bulldog Pride FundThurs. Sept. 25th • 8:00pm
Bonner Auditorium • Fresno Art Museum • 2233 N 1st St
$30 per person • Limited Seating
Purchase your online tickets now
Includes post-performance champagne and dessert reception with director and cast
The story of a city in denial, THE NORMAL HEART unfolds like a real-life political thriller—as a tight-knit group of friends refuses to let doctors, politicians and the press bury the truth of an unspoken epidemic behind a wall of silence. A quarter-century after it was written, this outrageous, unflinching, and totally unforgettable look at the sexual politics of New York during the AIDS crisis remains one of the theatre’s most powerful evenings ever. Winner of the 2011 Tony Award® for Best Revival of a Play.
Fresno Premiere. Contains adult content.
Please note: This is the stage play, not a screening of the HBO film.
THE FRESNO BEE review: http://fresnobeehive.com/archives/36668#more-36668
• Additional performance dates of THE NORMAL HEART are September 26-28.
• Tickets: http://www.etix.com/ticket/online/eventSearch.jsp?event_id=1001001