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Jazz and soul were the ‘terrain in which gender and race were contested’

By Christian Mattos and Hayley Salazar  During the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s, America went through progressive change. For black Americans partaking in the social activism, music was an outlet as well as a means of expression ...

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ASI’s witch hunt over KFSR

Special to The Collegian, David Edward Casuga My name is David Edward Casuga, and I am a student here at Fresno State as well as a DJ on KFSR. Upon reading an article in The Collegian, it has come to ...

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ASI hits rough waves with KFSR

Associated Students, Inc.’s relationship with on-campus radio station KFSR-FM was called into question during last Wednesday’s ASI meeting. President Abigail Hudson explained that in the academic year of 2014-2015, ASI had faced some challenges with KFSR in regards to the ...

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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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Between The Jazz

By Nadia Pearl Fresno State jazz musicians were given an intimate experience to play alongside professional saxophonist Mike DiRubbo on Thursday night in the Concert Hall. DiRubbo, a freelancing recording artist and composer from New York, performed as the guest ...

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KFSR 90.7: Behind the mic

Perched on top of the Speech Arts building, 90.7 KFSR’s six-story-tall radio tower looks over Fresno State. It broadcasts to three-quarters of a million people, but preoccupied students hustle by it every day. Many know it for its daily jazz ...

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Jazz: America’s original art form

Unknown to some, jazz is America’s one true original art form. Its creation comes from the combination of Western European classical music traditions and African culture.

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KFSR radio show brings lost jazz back to the community

Most people have a passion. It could be music, art, sports, movies — almost anything.  But what if you could take your passion and use that passion and make a career out of it?  What if you could use both your career and your passion to bring something new to the public?

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You don’t have to be human to be humane

Recently, I stumbled across a funny little YouTube video titled, “Jazz for Cows.” In this video, a small band of jazz musicians from the United States decided to play a few songs for a group of cows in the French countryside, where the band was touring.

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Summer Arts requirements don’t faze students

Not many people have the bragging rights to say that they have met one of their idols, let alone been able to put their name down on their résumé — unless they have been a Summer Arts student.

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Local jazz band plays the city

A hypnotic melody fills the air as the crowd watches in silent awe. An alto saxophone player and his fellow musicians gracefully work their craft. For those who are connoisseurs of jazz, the Rogue Festival offers one of the most creative and inventive musical quartets imaginable.

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Annual Jazz concert continues scary tradition

The department of music brought a little jazz to the beginning of the Halloween weekend with this year’s Jazz-O-Ween concert. Jazz-O-Ween is an annual concert that showcases Fresno State’s Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble. The big difference between this show and other shows put on by the department is that at this show the performers wear costumes.

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Jazz concert keeps genre alive

Two jazz ensembles perform original compositions Angela Salinas / The Collegian It takes a different kind of person to appreciate jazz. In a world dominated by technology-enhanced music resulting in the likes of Ke$ha and Far East Movement, listening to ...

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New music option gives students something to sing about

Fresno State music majors can now cater their studies towards their love of jazz music. Two years ago, instrumental jazz performance was added to the list of options for music majors.

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Fresno State Jazz bands add rhythm to Halloween

Two student Jazz bands will perform in the annual Jazz-O-Ween concert, Thursday, Oct. 29, at 8 p.m. in the Music Concert Hall (Music Building, Room 126) at California State University, Fresno.

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A night ‘exposed’ to Rogue

It could have been just another average Friday night—shoving popcorn down my throat at the $3 theater in celebration of completing another week of assignments.

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Jazz-O-Ween

The Fresno State jazz bands A and B performed together for the first time this season during the fourth annual Jazz-O-Ween concert. [display_podcast]

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