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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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Open mic night unites Fresno artists

On Monday Inside the small ballroom at the back of Mia Cuppa Caffe’ located in the Tower District, local talent enlisted in the Open Mic Nite for the opportunity to perform in a lineup with other artists. Community members were ...

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Gwen Stefani shook up the Save Mart Center Saturday night

Gwen Stefani blew away the audience at the Save Mart Center Saturday night on her “This Is What The Truth Feels Like” tour. When she came on the stage, followed by four dancers and the full band, the crowd went ...

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Local artist spotlight: Days Under Authority

At one point, we were all in high school. We went to the prom. We went to football games. We even went to the school library once in a while. But, did you record an album in high school? Odds ...

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Frank Ocean’s yearlong awaited album finally drops

Rapper Frank Ocean’s long-awaited album “Blond” was released this weekend alongside a surprise visual album “Endless”, exclusively to Apple Music. His latest album, “Channel Orange,” came out in 2012, making this a four-year break for Ocean. “Blond’s” release was a ...

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Former Beatle Paul McCartney rocks Save Mart Center

Sir Paul McCartney has still got it, and he brought ‘it’ and more with him when he played at Fresno’s Save Mart Center on Wednesday as the first stop on his “One on One” tour. The 73-year-old musician kept the ...

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Student voices of the Valley

More than 60 choirs from the Central Valley came together to participate and perform in this year’s three-day Fresno State Invitational Choral Festival held at the music hall. “This festival had been going on for years when I came in ...

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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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