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Summer Music Festivals Preview

Finals are near, and for many Fresno State students, graduation awaits, but with the summer approaching, here are a few of the best and biggest California music festivals to consider attending. Outside Lands August 7 – 9 San Francisco’s largest ...

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FresYes Fest Takes Over Downtown

More than 3,000 people ventured downtown to attend Tioga-Sequoia Brewing Company’s FresYes Fest on Saturday; a celebration full of live entertainment, local foods and, of course, craft beers. The second annual FresYes Fest offered beer fans and connoisseurs an opportunity ...

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2015 Rogue Festival Fires Up Creativity

The 14th annual festival features independent artists performing a variety of performing arts including theater, dance, music, art, film and comedy. This year’s festival will have around 68 acts performing about 300 shows in 10 venues over ten days. Rogue ...

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Contemporary Dance Ensemble takes center stage

Fresno State theatre arts students have been testing their dancing skills with recent performances of “Passion, Energy and Imagination,” a contemporary dance concert put on by some of the department’s faculty and students. A compilation of six dance pieces, “Passion, ...

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The Garden returns to Fresno with an energetic set

The Garden and tour guest DJ Geniefactory, stirred up Wednesday evening with a mosh pit of excitement at Peeve’s Public House in Downtown Fresno. The Garden, made up of brothers Wyatt and Fletcher Shears of Orange County, are an exciting ...

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Klose fills Tower cafe with folk

Jann Klose a three-time recipient of The Independent Music Award, dropped by the Tower District’s Mia Cuppa Café Sunday night to serenade folk lovers with an acoustic set of songs from his “Mosaic” and “Reverie” albums as well as some ...

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Italian pianist hits the right notes

On Wednesday night, the Concert Hall on campus was filled with music lovers of all ages set to hear the fifth performer for the Phillip Lorenz Memorial Keyboard Concert series, Italian pianist Beatrice Rana. For 43 years, this series has ...

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Students strike a chord with faculty

Fresno State’s department of music faculty and students hold concert for scholarship funding  On Saturday evening, Fresno State’s department of music presented its Faculty Gala Concert Benefit, an orchestral collaboration of its faculty members and their top students. Dr. Thomas ...

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Eclectic reggae concert energizes local hot spot

By Royce Dunn A unique night of food, craft beers and psychedelic tunes drew in a lively crowd at the hyper-local Peeve’s Public House on Saturday as two regional bands performed experimental reggae. Fresno’s The Notones along with Extra Classic ...

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Indie Punk Bands Play Up Local Music Scene

East Coast indie punk bands Lemuria and Into It. Over It. played Wednesday night at local venue Strummer’s, located in the center of Fresno’s Tower District, as part of their nationwide tour, which ends in mid-December in Nebraska. Local twee ...

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Saxophone Studio offers chance to show skills

The music department showcased some of its students talent Tuesday night when the saxophone studio gave its biannual concert at the Wahlberg Recital Hall. The recital was organized by Fresno State saxophone professor Alan Durst, and students performed before a ...

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‘Classical surf punk collective’ Swarmius to play at event organized by professor

Fresno New Music is hosting an event for Swarmius, a band that is rich in sound and variety. The group Swarmius describes itself as a “San Diego classical surf punk collective,” and as, “a sonic fusion of classical meets modern-hip-hop, ...

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‘Jersey Boys’ grab Fresno spotlight

From rags to riches and back to rags again, the off-Broadway production of “Jersey Boys” hit the stage at the William Saroyan Theatre showcasing the legacy of four singers from New Jersey that captivated listeners for decades. “Jersey Boys” follows ...

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‘Jazz-o-Ween’ to play a variety of jazz

Antonio Henriques & Megan Ginise Halloween is right around the corner, and in celebration of the occasion, Fresno State’s music department is holding its annual “Jazz-o-Ween” concert on Thursday. Dr. Alan Durst, Director of Jazz Ensembles and Orchestra; will be ...

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Fresno State Choir ready for annual festival

The Music Department’s annual three-day choral festival begins tonight in the music building’s concert hall. Since coming to campus in 1999, Anna Hamre, director of choral activities, has carried on the tradition of the festival. “The festival is one of ...

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Student orchestra set for fall performance

By Abigail Martin Special to The Collegian The Fresno State Wind Orchestra will play a concert Thursday, Oct. 2 at 8 p.m. in the Music Building Concert Hall. The show will feature the Clovis North High School Symphonic Band and ...

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Downtown prepares for annual music festival

The Fresno Urban Sound Experience (F.U.S.E.) will kick off its annual festival this weekend, treating music lovers and concertgoers alike to the unique bands and performers of the Central Valley. Eight years ago Jeff Tehee, the festival organizer, co-founded F.U.S.E. ...

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‘Real Men Sing’ at Fresno State

The once-popular TV show “Glee” placed a spotlight onhigh school choir groups and Fresno State’s Real Men Sing and Real Middle Men Sing concerts intend to do the same. Started in 2002, by Dr. Anna Hamre, director of choral activities, ...

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