When the Fresno Philharmonic began performing the first piece of its 2017-18 Masterworks series, a few of us sitting in the back of the orchestra section began exchanging surprised glances. It was jarring, to be honest. There were new sounds emanating from an orchestra that has predominantly been used to bring us the classics. Mimicked sirens and subway car noises mingled with low, barely audible chants.
I didn’t really know what to expect when Ice Cube hit the Fresno Fair stage Tuesday night. If it were 25 years ago, this sold-out crowd would know exactly what it was getting: One of the best and most prolific MCs around. But these days, the NWA founder is known more for starring in buddy cop films or running street ball leagues than for what he can do with a microphone. What slight doubt I felt melted away seconds after the first beat dropped.
Sometimes you just want to leave the grandchildren at your son’s place, have a nice sit on a bench and relax your way through 90 minutes of classic soft rock. I mean I don’t. But most of the thousands in attendance at Chicago’s Friday night Fresno Fair performance do. I’m sure I’ll get there someday. “You look like you’re in pain,” my father said with a laugh about an hour into the show. We sat in his fancy seats, about 20 feet from the stage. I wasn’t – not really. Chicago put on a pretty decent show.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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