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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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Music Monday: Beach Weather

Alternative-pop band Beach Weather came onto the music scene late last year with its debut EP, “What A Drag” and has been making waves ever since. EP stands for extended play, which is a sample of music that features a ...

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Blink-182 rocks the Save Mart Center

Blink-182, All American Rejects and A Day To Remember? The 2000s called, and it wants its music back. But, too bad, because Fresno took it for the night and isn’t giving it back. The three bands made a stop in ...

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Jazz Composer’s Orchestra brings staff and students together

More than 100 people attended the Jazz Composer’s Orchestra on Monday night in the Wahlberg Recital Hall at Fresno State. The Fresno State and Fresno City College departments have hosted the Jazz Composer’s Orchestra for more than ten years. The ...

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August Burns Red rock Strummer’s

Metalcore band August Burns Red’s most recent album “Found in Far Away Places” came out in 2015 and on Sept. 28, 2016, the band played at Strummer’s for the sold-out “Legends of the Fall Tour” stop in Fresno. The show’s ...

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Maná and their Latino Power Tour brings more than just music

The mexican rock band, Maná, besides beginning the night with one of their most popular songs Manda Una Señal from their album Amar es Combatir, contributed surprising and informational content. Their presentation demonstrated the geographical area of Mexico and The ...

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One-on-One with Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood

JW: Born in Tulsa. Tulsa is coming to play Fresno State football tomorrow. Any thoughts or feelings on that game? GB: Oh no, really? No man, we love the Hurricane ball at home. Those guys are good guys. Good organization. ...

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Blame it all on his roots

Fans who attended the opening show of the Garth Brooks World Tour with Trisha Yearwood at the Save Mart Center on Friday night were not disappointed. Brooks said it was the best opening show he had ever been a part ...

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