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Il Volo flies into the Saroyan Theatre

Il Volo has a devoted group of fans, I can tell you that much for sure. Our Beehive ticket giveaway prompted entries from passionate devotees of the Italian pop-opera group, which plays tonight at the Saroyan Theatre. Judging from the giveaway comments, fans come in two major groups: those who the group perform on PBS and love their voices and youthful good looks; and crazy-proud people of Italian ancestry.

There are just a few scattered single tickets still left for the 7:30 p.m. concert. Best advice if you’re still looking for tickets: Check back regularly for any last minute releases at the opera office at (559) 442-5699 or at the Convention Center Box Office.

If you’re a fan and haven’t had a chance to read my interview with Gianluca Ginoble in Sunday’s Spotlight section, it’ll make nice reading before the concert.

I got to give away two pairs of tickets to tonight’s concert. Here’s winner K. Clifford Flores picking up his tickets in the lobby:

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He writes:

My 82 year old mother has been smitten by these guys. She loves to watch them when they perform on tv. She can’t believe how talented and goodlooking all three are. She has recently under gone her bout with colon cancer earlier in the year and now undergoing kemo. She hardly gets out of the house and if by some chance I do win tickets, I would definitely love to take her since I know this would really boost her spirits and take her mind off that’s all happened to her this past year. That would mean so much to her seeing them live in Fresno.

Our other winner is Sylvia Fisher. Congratulations to both.

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