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    Cokie Roberts
    Cokie Roberts

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    Cokie Roberts – Legendary Journalist

    The Founding Mothers Who Raised Our Nation!

    Officially designated by the Library of Congress as a “Living Legend,” Cokie Roberts closes our season with her discussion of the wives, mothers and sisters of the Founding Fathers and their impact on the genesis of our country. The daughter of two members of Congress, she was literally born into politics.  She is an admired television and radio political journalist, noted for her even-handed, calm, but deeply knowledgeable commentary and reporting on government and American politics. She is the author of nine books – six of them NYT’s Best Sellers. Her television work has been awarded three Emmys and is a member of the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame.  She served on President Bush’s Commission on Service and Civic Participation. She currently serves on the boards of several nonprofits including the National Archives Foundation, the Mayo Clinic, and Save The Children.

    Venue

    Saroyan Theatre

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      Dr. Paul Hessburg
      Dr. Paul Hessburg

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      Dr. Paul Hessburg – Forestry Scientist

      Megafires: How Do You Want Your Smoke?

      Paul Hessburg, Ph.D is a research ecologist who has been studying historical and modern era forests for more than 30 years.  His work documents large changes in forest conditions and how these changes, along with climate change, have set the stage for large and severe wildfires.  Local wildfires that ravaged his favorite forests in 2014 and 2015 served as the impetus for Dr. Hessburg to make his findings more accessible to the public.   Dr. Hessburg contends that “the current megafire issue is a social problem with an ecological explanation. To tackle it, we need to understand how we got here, what’s at stake, and what each of us can do.”   His work with the Forest Service at the Pacific Northwest Research Station earned him the Forest Service’s Distinguished Scientist Award in 2017. Dr. Hessburg is also an Affiliate Professor at the University of Washington, Seattle.

      Venue

      Saroyan Theatre

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        Rebecca Skloot
        Rebecca Skloot

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        Rebecca Skloot – Science Writer

        The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

        Rebecca Skloot’s book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, was a New York Times #1 Bestseller and an Emmy Nominated HBO film.  Skloot, an award winning science narrative writer, has been featured in numerous publications and television shows. Her debut book about Henrietta Lacks illuminates the intersections of scientific progress and morality, bringing public attention to vital bioethical issues.  The book tells the jaw-dropping story of Henrietta Lacks, an African American woman whose cells were taken without her knowledge in 1951 and became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, in vitro fertilization and more. The author, Rebecca Skloot has a BS in biological sciences and an MFA in creative nonfiction.  She has taught creative writing at the University of California Berkeley and universities in New York, Memphis and Pittsburgh.

        Venue

        Saroyan Theatre

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          General John F. Kelly
          General John F. Kelly

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          General John Kelly – Former White House Chief of Staff

          Geopolitics – Our Future on the Global Stage

          General John F. Kelly, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.) has served as a four-star General, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, leader of U.S. Southern Command and White House Chief of Staff. As a result, few people are as qualified as General Kelly to provide first-hand insight into the international evolving geopolitical landscape.  In a world where dictators are falling and rising, where governments posture for a greater impact on the global stage, and where information is the critical currency, who will emerge and where will opportunities exist? From the UN to the Pentagon, from the South China Sea to Washington, DC, General Kelly discusses the trends, risks and potential rewards amid the global ‘hot spots’ and our future on the global stage.

          Venue

          Saroyan Theatre

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            Jimmy Chin
            Jimmy Chin

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            Jimmy Chin – National Geographic Photographer

            World’s Greatest Climb – Free Solo in Yosemite

             

            Jimmy Chin is a mountaineer, photographer and film director who is known for his ability to capture extraordinary images while climbing and skiing in extremely high-risk environments. This year Jimmy Chin won the 2019 Oscar for Best Documentary for Free Solo, which captured Alex Honnold’s historic rope-free ascent of Yosemite’s El Capitan.   A 15-year member of the North Face Athlete Team, Chin has participated in numerous expeditions around the globe.  He was the cinematographer for a high-profile National Geographic sponsored trek across Tibet’s Chang Tang Plateau and one of the first Americans to ski off the summit of Mount Everest.  His dramatic, award winning photographs have appeared on the cover of National Geographic and The New York Times Magazine, among others.  His film, Meru, won the Sundance Documentaries Audience Award in 2015.

            Venue

            Saroyan Theatre

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              Sesame Street Live
              Sesame Street Live

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              Everyone’s invited on an amazing journey with Elmo to discover the “power of yet” in Sesame Street Live! Make Your Magic when the show comes to Fresno this Fall!  Building on a successful tour with Feld Entertainment’s inaugural Sesame Street Live! show last season in partnership with the non-profit educational organization Sesame Workshop, this production features favorite Sesame Street pals Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Cookie Monster, Big Bird and more in a brand-new, magical adventure live on stage.

              Elmo is inspired to learn a magic trick when he meets magician extraordinaire Justin, who has come to Sesame Street to perform a magic show.  But there’s one problem…Elmo doesn’t know how to do magic!  Through Justin’s encouragement to practice, work hard and never give up, Elmo embarks on an extraordinary journey.  He learns that it’s okay to make mistakes and that magic can be found anywhere when you believe in yourself and the power of what’s yet to be.  Cookie Monster and Gonger uncover the science and fun of baking while Abby Cadabby experiences the transformative abilities of caterpillars.  Big Bird learns about the magnifying magic of shadow puppetry while Rosita orchestrates a rhythmic beat using everyday objects around her.  And artist Grover mixes up the pigment power of the three primary colors.  With high-energy dance numbers and a soundtrack that’s sure to get everyone out of their seats, Sesame Street Live! Make Your Magic is an inspirational introduction to live theater and the art of illusion that the entire family will enjoy.

              During the Sesame Street Live! pre-show experience, you’ll have the opportunity to meet and take photos with Elmo and two of his furry friends before the show right in their own neighborhood!  At this unique, up-close-and-personal experience (offered at an additional charge), families can tour the on-stage neighborhood with special surprise visits from Elmo & Friends for photos; participate in a scavenger hunt and receive a special prize upon completion and experience up-close magic tricks from a roaming magician.
              ONLINE MEDIA GUIDE:  Members of the media should visit

              www.feldmediaguides.com/makeyourmagic
              Photos can also be found at www.feldentertainment.com/hrp
              (username: feldmedia; password: photos).

              Video Press Kit show highlights available to download at Make Your Magic VPK

              Follow Sesame Street Live! on social media:
              Facebook:  www.facebook.com/SesameStreetLive
              Twitter: @SesameStLive #SesameStreetLive
              YouTube: www.youtube.com/SesameSteetLive
              Instagram: @SesameStreetLive

              Ticket Prices

              Ticket On Sale Tuesday, June 11th, 10am

              Tickets start at just $15 each for all ages!
              Pre-Show Experience Pass Available for $25 per person
              (pre-show pass must be accompanied by show ticket)

              Tickets available online at Ticketmaster; over the phone by calling 1-800-745-3000, or in person at the Selland Arena Box Office, Mon-Fri 10am-6pm

              Schedule

              November 16 – 2:00 p.m.
              (Pre-Show: 1:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.)
              November 16 – 5:30 p.m.
              (Pre-Show: 4:30 p.m.-5: 030 p.m)

              November 17 – 10:30 a.m.
              (Pre-Show: 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m)
              November 17 – 2:00 p.m.
              (Pre-Show: 1:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m)

              Venue

              Saroyan Theatre

              Seating Chart

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                Blue Man Group Speechless Tour
                Blue Man Group Speechless Tour

                Event Description

                Blue Man Group is comedy, theater, rock concert and dance party all rolled into one.

                This wildly popular phenomenon delivers an outrageous, multi-sensory experience you’ll never forget. Don’t miss the show that has captivated 35 million people worldwide.

                Blue Man Group—enemy of monotony, remedy for boredom, promoter of overjoy and elation.

                Ticket Prices

                Tickets can be purchased online at Ticketmaster; over the phone by calling 1-800-745-3000, or in person at the Selland Arena Box Office, Mon-Fri 10am-6pm

                Schedule

                Nov. 6 – 7:30 p.m

                Nov. 7 – 7:30 p.m.

                Venue

                Saroyan Theatre

                Seating Chart

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                  Denise Miller
                  Denise Miller

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                  Dennis Miller – Comedian

                  America, How Can We All Play Nice Again?

                  The Hollywood Report calls Dennis Miller “the most cerebral, astute and clever standup ever to put mouth to microphone.”  For nearly four decades, Dennis Miller has been entertaining audiences across television, film and on stage with his acerbic wit and trademark “rants” on politics and pop culture.  Equal parts comedian and social commentator, Dennis’s scathing-yet-playful perspective reminds audiences not to take themselves (or anyone else for that matter) too seriously. He brings a pragmatic take on the world in these polarizing times.  Miller’s inventive and humorous presentation will teach us the art of how to disagree agreeably.

                  Miller is a five-time Emmy award winner for his critically acclaimed live talk show Dennis Miller Live.  He is the author of 4 books, all of which are New York Times best sellers.  His career was launched on Saturday Night Live in 1985 as the “Weekend Update” correspondent.

                  Evening event ticket orders can not be processed by mail. Please purchase your reserved seats through the Ticketmaster links below (Ticketmaster fees apply). No additional fees will be charged if purchased in person at the Fresno Convention Center Box Office: 700 ”M“ Street, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. VIP reception beginning at 5:30PM.

                  Price: Lecture only ticket $50, VIP reception & lecture $135.

                  Venue

                  Saroyan Theatre

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                    Nick Buettner
                    Nick Buettner

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                    Nick Buettner – Explorer

                    Live Long and Happy – The Blue Zones

                    Nick Buettner, explorer, researcher, and media personality, has led 17 expeditions to remote corners of the world in search of Blue Zones, communities where people routinely live to be 100, to study the causes of their longevity. His dynamic storytelling transports his audiences to Okinawa, Costa Rica and Greece to report on what aspects of their communities and lives contribute to their longevity.

                    He is currently the VP of Product for the Blue Zones Project, responsible for taking the Blue Zones lessons to 42 communities across the United States. He has partnered with National Geographic and Good Morning, America! to reach an even wider audience to talk about health, happiness, finding purpose, and stress management, which are some of the factors leading to long lives.

                    Venue

                    Saroyan Theatre

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                      Jo Koy - logo
                      Jo Koy - logo

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                      Jo Koy has come a long way from his modest beginnings performing at a Las Vegas coffee house. As one of today’s premiere stand-up comedians, Koy sells-out theaters and arenas across the world with his infectious and explosive energy onstage. The comedian pulls inspiration from his family, specifically his son, with material that has universal appeal.

                      In November 2017, the comedian broke a record for the most tickets sold by a single artist at The Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall in Honolulu with 11 sold-out shows and over 23,000 tickets sold. Celebrating this accomplishment, the mayor’s office in Honolulu proclaimed November 24th as “Jo Koy Day.” Koy is also the only comedian to sell out 6 shows at The Warfield in San Francisco, he broke the attendance record at Club Regent Event Centre in Winnipeg with 4 sold-out shows, and is one of the few acts to sellout 2 shows at The Florida Theatre in Jacksonville, FL. In July 2018, Koy was given the prestigious “Stand-Up Comedian Of The Year” award at the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal.

                      Today, the comedian tours around the world and is currently wrapping up his Break The Mold World Tour just in time for his highly anticipated Netflix special, Comin’ In Hot to release June 2019. Koy will launch his Just Kidding World Tour in August 2019 with all new material not on the previous tour or upcoming special.

                      Koy released his first stand-up comedy album, Live From Seattle and reached #1 on the Billboard Charts. He can also be heard on his weekly podcast, The Koy Pond with Jo Koy by Starburns Audio. Listeners can dive in each week as Koy welcomes friends and fellow comedians to share their hilarious insights on life. For more info on the podcast, album and tour dates, please visit: jokoy.com.

                      TruTV has also greenlit the animated comedy pilot, This Functional Family starring Koy. The half-hour animated project puts Koy at the center of a fractured, patched-up, multiracial, dysfunctional family. It draws upon Koy’s real-life experiences and characters featured in his stand-up.

                      Later this year, fans can also catch Koy on the silver screen co-starring alongside Brandon Routh and Donna Murphy as “Vladimir Lenin” in the upcoming live-action film, Anastasia.

                      In 2005, Koy had the opportunity of a lifetime when he performed on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. He became one of a select few comics to receive a standing ovation on the show. Since then, Koy has had three highly rated and successful comedy specials on Comedy Central and Netflix, which includes his most recent Netflix special, Jo Koy: Live from Seattle

                      Koy has appeared on over 140 episodes of Chelsea Lately as a season regular roundtable guest. Other appearances include: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Late Late Show with James Corden, Beat Bobby Flay, @Midnight with Chris Hardwick, Spike TV’s Adam Carolla & Friends Build Stuff Live, Celebrity Page TV, VH1, World’s Funniest Fails, Sean In The Wild, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and Last Call with Carson Daly.

                      Ticket Prices

                      2 SHOWS:

                      October 9th, 8:00 pm

                      October 10th, 8:00 pm

                       

                      Tickets available online at Ticketmaster; over the phone by calling 1-800-745-3000, or in person at the Selland Arena Box Office, Mon-Fri 10am-6pm

                      Venue

                      Saroyan Theatre

                      Seating Chart

                      Jo Koy 10.09 10.19 pdf 168x300 - Jo Koy - Just Kidding World Tour