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Humans of Fresno State: Coachella Edition

Many Fresno State students attended the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival April 14-16 and many more may attend the festival’s second weekend, April 20-22. The celebrity-filled event is best known for its amazing headliners and expensive tickets. This week, ...

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Pianist Rafal Blechacz brings Fresno State to its feet

International award-winning pianist Rafal Blechacz brought his talents to Fresno State, performing works by J.S. Bach, Beethoven and Chopin at the concert hall in the Music Building. Blechacz has performed around the world in countries in Europe, North America and ...

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FresYes Fest shines a light on local music

Thousands of people made their way to downtown Fresno on March 25 for Tioga-Sequoia’s annual FresYes Fest, a celebration of local beer, food and music. The festival took place at the brewery’s beer garden with Fulton Street being blocked off ...

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Wind festival shows music is thriving in schools

The Fresno State Music Building was lively as piccolo players fluttered through scales, clarinet players tuned their instruments and trumpet solos rang through the halls. The College of Arts and Humanities welcomed approximately 1,500 students to campus for the 39th ...

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Amoret rocks the USU during “Tunes at Noon”

Every Wednesday in March, when the clock strikes noon, The Pit comes to life with USU Productions’ “Tunes at Noon.” “Tunes at Noon” brings a different local band to the The Pit to play live music from noon to 1:00 ...

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Night Riots give Fresno a night to remember

Alternative rock band Night Riots returned to Fresno on March 11 to perform in front of a sold out crowd at Strummer’s. Based out of Templeton, California, Night Riots has been together since 2011. The group consists of singer Travis ...

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Blake brings buzz to Fresno

Save Mart Center was the place to be on Friday night when Blake Shelton made his stop in Fresno to bring the “Doing it to Country Songs” tour to a full house of country music fans. The Oklahoma native and ...

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Grammy-winning cellist performs with Fresno State music faculty

  In the music industry, many artist’s break off from a group to start a solo career, but self proclaimed team player Lynn Harrell enjoys performing with others. Harrell, two-time Grammy Award-winner, performed with other guest artists in a string ...

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Nothing ‘Cliche’ about marching to a new beat

Snares are sizzling, bass drums are rumbling and marimba keys are skipping because the Bulldog Marching Band has taken the floor with its new indoor winter percussion team, Red Wave Indoor. Its 2017 show is titled “Cliche.” The concept is ...

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Girl power punk band: no ‘Regrettes’

Los Angeles-based punk band The Regrettes played in front of a sold-out crowd at Strummer’s on Friday, Feb. 24.   The band opened for San Diego-based band The Frights and Orange County duo The Garden. The Regrettes’ lineup consists of ...

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Rock meets sci-fi at Fulton 55

  Cinematic rock band Starset took to Fulton 55’s stage on Jan. 29 and performed a high-energy sci-fi rock demonstration. The Ohio-based band comes with its own sci-fi backstory. It exists to push “The Message” of The Starset Society, an ...

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Music Monday: The Frights

Hailing from San Diego, The Frights are a three-piece surf punk band that formed in 2012. Their style is a form of punk-rock music derived from surf culture. The current lineup consists of singer and guitarist Mikey Carnevale, bassist Richard ...

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Marimba, cello players steal the show

Melodies echoed through the halls of the Music Building Jan. 20 and 21 as the Fresno State music department held its 10th annual Concerto Competition. Fresno State music students were featured both days as they performed a variety of pieces ...

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My Christmas Playlist

Every year for the past seven years or so, I have created a Christmas playlist because for me, one of the better parts about the season is the music. This year my playlist is all over the place in terms ...

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Music Monday: Ryan Beatty

At just 21 years old, Los Angeles-based pop artist Ryan Beatty continues to showcase his growth as an individual and a musician with every step he takes in his career. Hailing from Clovis, Beatty started his career in 2009 when ...

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Music, faith and charity brings Fresno together at Winter Jam

The Save Mart Center was filled with families from across the Central Valley Saturday night for the annual Winter Jam Tour as it made its stop in Fresno. Winter Jam, which has been around for decades, is a cross-country tour ...

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Music Monday: The Summer Set is still going strong

The Summer Set, a pop-rock band from Phoenix, Az., has been recording for almost a decade and with every release continues to prove why it has lasted so long. Formed in 2007, The Summer Set is made up of singer ...

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Music Monday: Hippo Campus locks into memories

Indie rock band Hippo Campus is one of music’s best-kept secrets, and it’s time to finally share that secret with the world. Hippo Campus formed in 2013 and consists of guitarist and vocalist Jake Luppen, guitarist Nathan Stocker, bassist Zach ...

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