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Day one of Grizzly Fest was a success, don’t miss day two

Day one of Grizzly Fest served to further show that Fresno’s music and arts scene is growing, and people will show up to support it. My afternoon began with a shuttle to Woodward Park from Fresno State’s P20 parking lot. ...

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Summer 2018 Entertainment Guide

The approaching end of the spring semester typically means one thing is on my mind: summer vacation. Not only does it mean no more time spent in long classes, doing homework and studying for finals – it means free time ...

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Grizzly Fest to bring liveliness to the Central Valley

Grizzly Fest is returning to Fresno on May 18 and 19 with expanded food options, a stacked lineup and a new location. This year’s lineup includes Snoop Dogg, Jhene Aiko and Dirty Heads as well as Foster the People and ...

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Childish Gambino masterfully commentates on America in new video

Donald Glover is a multifaceted artist. There is no doubt about that. You can find him on FX’s “Atlanta,” which he stars in and writes for; as Lando Calrissian in the upcoming film “Solo: A Star Wars Story;” and let ...

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Fleetwood Mac tickets available Friday

Grammy Award-winning band Fleetwood Mac has announced a Dec. 6 stop at the Save Mart Center for its North American tour that kicks off in October. The tour will feature the newly announced lineup of Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Stevie ...

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Not your average percussion group

Fresno State’s Red Wave indoor percussion ensemble traveled to Ohio this past weekend to compete in the Winter Guard International World Championships. The newly formed percussion group was established last year. Steve McKeithen, the Fresno State associate director of bands, ...

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Tickets on sale this week for Save Mart Center events

Tickets for two Save Mart Center events will go on sale this week. On Thursday, tickets to see Mexican singer El Fantasma will be on sale at 10 a.m. The Rancheando En La Cuidad tour will make its stop in ...

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Keyboard Concert with Jeremy Denk

The Keyboard Concerts series will be presenting pianist Jeremy Denk on Friday at 8 p.m. in the Fresno State Concert Hall. Denk will play a recital that consists of works by Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and Prokofiev. General admission tickets are ...

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Kendrick Lamar makes history with Pulitzer Prize win

By Randall Roberts Los Angeles Times Their names are inked in history books and on the walls of hallowed concert halls as winners of American music’s most esteemed award, the Pulitzer Prize for music: Aaron Copland, George Crumb, John Luther ...

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For Wee Beasties, music is all about sharing

Fresno-based alternative-indie band Wee Beasties wants to forge bonds between people and provide them with music they can connect with. “Artists are the vessel for people,” said lead vocalist Codie Collins. “We convey stories and experiences and emotions.” The band ...

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Fresno State choir performs love ballads

Fresno State’s Chamber Singers and Concert Choir honored different forms of love during their concert on Monday. Cari Earnhart, Fresno State director of choral activities, said she chose the theme “Love Is…,” as a way to combat “evils” in the ...

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Listen to This! (Top 5 albums I have on replay)

Writer’s block sucks. I feel like I have nothing to bring to table this week, at least nothing that requires a lot of thought. So I thought I’d keep it simple and just share some albums and EPs that have ...

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Art Song Festival brings in musical talent

Fresno State’s first Art Song Festival on Friday and Saturday brought experts together to perform and to educate on the art of singing. “Art song is a very particular genre,” said Maria Briggs, Fresno State assistant music professor and founder ...

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Many arts blended together to bring first-of-its-kind festival

Fresno State brought various disciplines of art to life at the first Blended Arts Festival last Friday. Jose ElaGarza, a performing arts technician at Fresno State, formed the idea for the Blended Arts Festival because he wanted to create an ...

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Grizzly Fest is Fresno’s chance to flourish

I attended my first Fresno City Council meeting and witnessed my first council vote last Thursday afternoon. I attended because I knew the result of this vote, no matter the outcome, would change the future of music in Fresno for ...

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Music is cool. Music industry? Not so much

Music is awesome, and it’s more accessible than ever. For $10 a month, all of the music you could ever want is yours. Streaming services have made discovering artists, albums and songs easier than it has ever been. Gone are ...

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Fresno State’s annual ‘Double Reed Day’ brings musical talent

Renowned musicians Minjia Liu and Rufus Olivier Jr. visited Fresno State on Saturday for the 21st annual Double Reed Day. “Double Reed” refers to double-reed instruments, such as the “oboe” and the “bassoon.” The musical event included sessions for the ...

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Sir Elton John announces 2019 Save Mart Center date for his farewell tour

Sir Elton John announced in a New York press event Wednesday morning that he will be retiring from touring – in three years. The 70-year-old British singer announced that his next world tour, the “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour which ...

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