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Scene: Stankonia Tribute

27 May

I don’t know much, but I do know this: Any event put together by Devoya Mayo and the Soulflower Group is a guaranteed good time.

Tonight the group takes over Audie’s in the Tower for Stankonia, a tribute to Outkast. Today is Andre 3000’s birthday, making the party even more timely and special.

If you’re able, I highly recommend checking out this event. It’s only $5 and, like I said, a guaranteed good time. At the last tribute, to Prince, Devoya handed out tiny tambourines she’d decorated with Prince’s symbol.

I mean, tiny tambourines. Come on.

Scene: Creative Fresno Blender

6 Mar

Friday was the monthly Creative Fresno Blender. It was held at Karma, a Korean barbecue joint/nightclub that recently opened in the seemingly cursed location that used to house Fagan’s, Diamond Sports Bar, Bunz (really) and, most recently, 2039. Here’s hoping Karma has better … karma.

Following are some pictures from Friday’s event. I had to leave pretty early to attend a Rogue Festival show, so I didn’t get as many photos as I’d like. I did manage to score a FUSE shirt in the raffle just prior to leaving, so thanks to Creative Fresno for that.

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Scene: Soulful Sundays

28 Feb

Sunday morning I had the immense pleasure of attending a semi-regular Fresno event, Soulful Sundays, at Veni Vidi Vici in the Tower District.

The theme of the event, put together by the ever-amazing Devoya Mayo and Bradley Fitzhenry, was a tribute to deceased hip-hop producer J Dilla.

Brunch was served on the patio while Dilla tracks were played. The crowd was enthused, the music was great, and the mimosas kept on coming. It really was a great experience, and one that I would do again.

Following are photos from the event.

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Scene: Beehive Birthday VI

14 Feb

I write for a blog called The Fresno Beehive. Thursday night, that blog held a birthday celebration commemorating six years of existence.

The Beehive has held three birthday parties. The first was held at Audie’s Olympic in the Tower District. It was quite fun, and quite successful. The second was held downtown at Full Circle, and it was equally fun, and equally successful. This latest party was held at the newly opened Fulton 55 and, in my opinion, was the best party we’ve thrown yet.

I could try to list all of the people who made the Beehive Birthday VI amazing, but instead I’ll just post this link. You know who you are. I will say this: what made the party fantastic, in my opinion, was its chill, easy-going vibe. The venue was big. The people were plentiful. The staff at Fulton 55 was efficient and adept. And the itinerary was relaxed enough to allow plenty of chit-chat among party guests. Yes, I may be anti-social, but I loved that our readers made the party.

Here are some random (terrible) pics I took at the party, and some much better pics others took.

The Cross Streets guys

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