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Colorful event celebrates Fresno State’s ‘global citizens’

Fresno State students and guests celebrated diversity Sunday night through music, dance, food and fashion at this year’s 34th annual International Culture Night. The theme of the event was “global citizens and the generation of the future,” said Shady Nicolas ...

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Track-by-track review of Taylor Swift’s ‘Reputation’

Last Friday, Taylor Swift released her sixth album, “Reputation” — possibly one of the most anticipated releases of 2017, and certainly one of the most talked about whether you’re a fan of Swift or not. Three years ago, Swift ditched ...

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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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Hopes, dreams live on after Hufft’s death

The hopes and dreams of Dr. Bradley Hufft still seem to be alive at Fresno State as student music echoes the halls of the music building where roses were placed outside his office door. The passion for music continues with ...

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FresYes Fest shines a light on local music

Thousands of people made their way to downtown Fresno on March 25 for Tioga-Sequoia’s annual FresYes Fest, a celebration of local beer, food and music. The festival took place at the brewery’s beer garden with Fulton Street being blocked off ...

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Behind the music: Anthony Seeger explains ethnomusicology

UCLA professor Anthony Seeger came to Fresno State to give a lecture as a part of the Center for Creativity and the Arts’ “Native Communities: Tradition and Innovation” theme on March 23. Seeger is an anthropologist, musician, record producer and ...

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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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Celebrities come out of the woodwork for Women’s March

Post-inauguration, millions of people around the world came together to march against President Trump and in support of LGBT rights and organizations such as Planned Parenthood. Among those millions of people were celebrities, and I’ll admit, that as a pop ...

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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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Maná y su Latino Power Tour trajo no sólo música sino mucho más

El concierto de Maná, aparte de a haber iniciado la noche el 20 de septiembre con la canción “Manda Una Señal” del álbum “Amar es Combatir”, tomó una ruta la cual proveyó material educativo y sorprendente. La presentación demostró el ...

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How Carly Rae Jepsen saved my summer

When you hear the name Carly Rae Jepsen, you typically think of a song that took over the radio waves during the summer of 2012. Whether you like it or not, you know every single word to “Call Me Maybe” ...

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Dancing to Your Own Beat

By: Johnsen Del Rosario Picture yourself walking into a space and seeing college students having fun and dancing the night away. It seems normal, right? Now imagine that exact scenario, but without any music heard throughout the venue. That was the ...

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Artist to Watch: America’s Got Talent’s Grace VanderWaal

There was a time when I was obsessed with reality competitive shows.  Everything from Survivor to Project Runway–my family watched them religiously.  But with the creation of so many shows, it became too much. Would Spencer make it through Tribal ...

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Top Seven Tracks for September

If you’re like me, you’ve got an iPod stocked with hundreds of songs and yet still can’t seem to find the perfect track to listen to on shuffle. It’s like having a closet full of clothes with nothing to wear. ...

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One-woman project Your Friend visits Strummer’s with Kurt Vile

Up and coming musical project Your Friend starring Taryn Blake opened for Vile at The Tower District’s Strummer’s Aug. 10. The woman behind the project, Kansas native musician Blake, played the venue as a stop on Vile’s summer tour. The ...

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University’s diversity recognized with weeklong event

Fresno State is recognizing diversity on campus by holding the second annual Cross Cultural Celebration Week, a weeklong event celebrating different cultures that make up the campus community. Geraldine Panelo Elizondo, assistant director for student involvement at Fresno State, along ...

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All things Greek celebrated

The Fresno Greek Fest celebrated its 55th year this past weekend with loads of food and drinks, dancing, and water slides. The festival started out as a one-night event five years ago and has since become a three-day celebration at ...

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What’s going on around town this weekend?

The Fresno area is buzzing with things to from hanging out in the Tower District to eating locally grown fruit at the Old Town Clovis Farmers Market.  All it takes is a quick Internet search to see what will be ...

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