Story By: Jose Serrano, Reporter March 21, 2018 Filed under Entertainment, Music St. Patrick’s Day is a holiday that attracts parades filled with four-leaf clovers and green clothing as its main event, however, Fresno City College took a different approach. The FCC Opera honored St. Patrick’s Day with a musical performance consisting of traditional Irish songs on March 17 in the Recital Hall. With the help of Irish music specialist Russell Noland, the students learned and performed Irish folk songs dating back to the 1700s, and some as recent as 2015 that are popular in Ireland. The show started off with a lesson on Irish hospitality and the tradition of joining together in song. After this, the song “Black Velvet Band” was sung which despite its jolliness, is a song about betrayal. Betrayal was a common theme through the night, as most of the songs were explaining a sad story. “The Fields of Athenry” tells the story of a man who is sent to … [Read more...] about Opera Students Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Irish Music
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This year, The Point After's Bob Roe may be having his best St. Patrick's Day ever.Not only is March 17 historically the busiest day of the year for the 2320 Transit Ave. bar, but its longtime owner recently discovered he's actually a son of the Emerald Isle.Well, at least a teeny-tiny portion of Roe's DNA indicates he's blessed with a bit o' the blarney."My daughter Amy (Weimer) bought my wife and I one of those kits that tells a person about their ancestry," Roe explained. "That's when I discovered I'm exactly seven percent Irish."Um ... but that means he's 93 percent something else, right? "Doesn't matter," Roe insisted. "Everybody's a bit Irish on St. Patrick's Day."You don't have to tell that to Mac Dolan, of Work & Church Booze Parlor, who insists he enjoys customers who are "Irish for the day.""What can I tell ya?" he said, behind the bar at the 215 Fourth St. establishment. "Those 'Irish for the Day' characters turn out to be my St. Patrick's Day customers."So, what … [Read more...] about Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day food and drinks … without turning green
Rita Gutierrez-Garcia, 34, was last seen in an alleyway behind a bar in Longmont, Colorado about 2:30 a.m. on Sunday. (Longmont Fire, Police and OEM) Authorities in Colorado are searching for a mother of three who was last seen leaving a bar early Sunday after celebrating St. Patrick's Day. The Longmont Police Department said in a Facebook post that Rita Gutierrez-Garcia, 34, was last seen around 2:30 a.m. in an alleyway in the downtown area, about 35 miles north of Denver. “She was with friends, and she was on the phone,” Deputy Chief Jeff Satur of the Longmont Police Department told FOX31. “They heard her on the phone. They left and they haven’t seen her since.” Police said Rita Gutierrez-Garcia was out bar-hopping with her friends on St. Patrick's Day, and was last seen behind 3’s Bar less than an hour after last call. (Longmont Fire, Police and OEM) Police said she was out bar-hopping with her friends on St. … [Read more...] about Colorado mom of 3 reported missing, last seen leaving bar after St. Patrick’s Day
(CBS News) Saturday's St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York is taking place one day before the official holiday honoring Ireland's patron saint. But what will all the revelers across the country be celebrating? Some say St. Patrick eradicated snakes from Ireland and others do not have a clue. Jim Gallagher, the barman at Molly's on Manhattan's east side, said St. Patrick's Day is "hectic." He would be surprised if many of his customers knew the history behind the holiday and said that half of them don't know who the holiday's patron is, and just come along to his bar to be with friends. A look at St. Patrick's Day deals Jon Sweeny, a good Irishman himself, wrote a book about St. Patrick, who was born in 389 and was actually a Roman citizen of Britain. "It doesn't surprise me at all that people at a bar on St. Patrick's Day don't know who Patrick was. I think, in fact, if you ask them, nine out of 10 would say he's a great Irishman or nine out of 10 would say he brought Christianity to … [Read more...] about Who was St. Patrick and why is he celebrated?
Lots of folks will be wearing the green and celebrating St. Patrick's Day Monday, but don't down too many of those Irish-themed cocktails and plan on driving. The State Patrol and other law enforcement agencies will have extra officers on the roads Monday in hopes of dissuading people from drinking and getting behind the wheel. St. Patrick's Day is a busy day for police who over the past five years have arrested 1,450 motorists for drunken driving. In addition, there have been 1,768 crashes resulting in nine fatalities between 2009 and 2013. One of the fatalities included a drunk driver, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety's Office of Traffic Safety (OTS). Authorities are particularly concerned about this year since the holiday falls on a Monday. "Long-weekend holiday celebrations can make for a potentially dangerous situation on our roads," said OTS Director Donna Berger. "Be smart, keep safe and plan ahead for a sober ride if you plan on drinking." The options … [Read more...] about St. Patrick’s Day: Take a free ride, avoid a DWI