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Donald’s weekend picks

1. LOVE AND OPERA
Tenor Scott Piper headlines “Love Conquers All,” the fundraising concert by Youth Orchestras of Fresno. He’ll be joined by soprano Layna Chianakas and the Youth Philharmonic Orchestra for a program of arias and duets from favorite operas. 7 p.m. Sunday, Shaghoian Concert Hall. [Details]

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2. ‘VALENTINE’S VIGNETTES’
I highlight the recently founded E&e Performing Arts Center in Kingsburg in a story in Friday’s 7 section. The company is presenting a special dinner-theater run of “Valentine’s Vignettes,” a collection of three one-act plays with a romantic theme. Pictured: Irvin Silva, right, and Thomas Nance in “Check Please: Take 2.” [Details]

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3. A GALA CONCERT
Still haven’t had a chance to see the beautifully restored auditorium at Fresno City College’s Old Administration Building? Now’s your chance 3 p.m. Sunday with a “Gala Music Concert: Past, Present and Future.” The Concert Choir, Concert Band and Jazz Band will perform, and former music faculty, administrators and students will be recognized for their role in the building of the music program over the years. [Details]

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4. LISTEN TO A LONDON CHOIR
The Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School Choir from London is making a stop in Fresno as part of a California tour. The ensemble will offer a concert of secular and sacred music for choir with works by Elgar, Gabrieli and Brahms. Joining the ensemble is the Buchanan High School Concert Choir and Chamber Singers. 6 p.m. Sunday, Shrine of St. Therese church in the Tower District. Details: (559) 268-6388

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5. HAVE A ‘HEART’
Gallery 25′s February fundraising show, “Hearts,” is a members’ exhibition featuring contemporary paintings, drawings, mixed media, digital imagery and photography. Visitors are encouraged to add to one component, a canned-goods heart-shaped sculpture that will be a work in progress until the end of the exhibit. At the conclusion, the food will be donated to the needy. [Details]

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Responses to "Donald’s weekend picks"

Bryan Harley says:

Oscar shorts at Tower Theater!