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Win tickets to see B.B. King with Strange Vine

UPDATE: Congrats to our winner, Danae. Thanks for playing everybody. Enjoy the show.

ORIGINAL POST: Here’s your chance to bow before the King — for free. We’ve got a pair of tickets to give away for Saturday night’s B.B. King show at the Visalia Fox Theatre.

The tickets come to us courtesy of the Fox Theatre and Fresno band Strange Vine, who landed the opening spot for the blues icon. Round of applause for them.

Here’s how this will work: Leave a comment below telling us where in the central San Joaquin Valley you’d take B.B. King to hang out. Remember, he’s a king. Pick something good. Deadline to enter is 9 a.m. Thursday.

We’ll pick one commenter at random to win the tickets. The winner will be notified by e-mail, so please leave a valid address and please check it. Complete rules below.

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To-Do Tonight: The Blues King, the Kings of the Ring and a Death March

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While you may have the day off work today, Fresno, some people are working hard to keep you entertaining. There are big events tonight at Saroyan Theatre and Save Mart Center, as both B.B. King and World Wrestling Entertainment are in town.

King is at Saroyan Theatre, and a quick check of Ticketmaster showed there were still some pretty good tickets left. So jump on that if you’re looking for tickets to one of the greatest bluesmen we’ve ever seen.

The WWE, meanwhile, has one of its live-for-TV shows tonight, which are always one of the biggest events of the year at Save Mart Center. Last week, The Rock returned to WWE. Don’t count on him being in Fresno tonight (but ya never know). The WWE, however, has been teasing the return of another legend tonight — The Undertaker.

Tickets are still available. Because the event starts at 5:30 p.m., the Save Mart Center has been issuing traffic warnings all weekend, obviously trying to avoid a repeat of what happened last week.

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