William Saroyan Centennial Birthday

August 27, 2008 5:41:51 PM PDT
A famous Fresnan, remembered around the world for his contributions to literature, music, and theater, was honored with a special birthday present.William Saroyan passed away more than 25 years ago ... But Sunday marks his Centennial birthday.

A special "Saroyan Country" sign was unveiled ... the first of seven signs to be permanently posted along Inyo Street downtown.

Mayor Alan Autry joined the William Saroyan Foundation outside the Saroyan Theater downtown to kick off several days of events in honor of Saroyan's 100th birthday.

The National Chamber Orchestra of Armenia will perform Thursday at the Saroyan Theater.

And for a list of all events in celebration of Saroyan's Centennial visit his website www.saroyancentennial.org.

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