CineCulture, Filmworks present ‘Chasing Trane’ May 12

Fresno State’s CineCulture film series and Fresno Filmworks will present two screenings of “Chasing Trane” at 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 12, at the Tower Theatre (815 E. Olive Ave.). This documentary feature explores the life, work, and influence of jazz icon John Coltrane. Featuring interviews with legendary musicians such as Carlos Santana, Wynton Marsalis, and Common — […]

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Celebrations set for U.S. Poet Laureate Emeritus Herrera May 9 and 11

~ Reprinted from FresnoStateNews.com Two events honoring Juan Felipe Herrera, U.S. Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry Emeritus, are scheduled for this week at Fresno State. At 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, in the Concert Hall, the Fresno State Chamber Singers will reprise a command performance from their recent trip to Washington, D.C., where they performed for […]

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CineCulture May 5: ‘A Stray’

Poster for movie "A Stray"

Fresno State’s CineCulture film series will present “A Stray” (2016) at 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 5,  in the Peters Educational Center Auditorium in the Student Recreation Center (west of the Save Mart Center). “A Stray” is set in Minneapolis’ large Somali refugee community. Adan has nowhere to go. His mom kicked him out, and his friends are tired of his […]

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Command Performance: Celebration of U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera

Chamber Singers in Washington DC

The Chamber Singers, in collaboration with Juan Felipe Herrera, will reprise the program from their recent trip to Washington, D.C., in a command performance at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 9, in the Concert Hall. Read more about their recent trip here. While in Washington, D.C., the Chamber Singers, under the direction of Dr. Cari Earnhart, premiered […]

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Club Austral to celebrate 10 years

Club Austral literary magazines

~ By Lisa Maria Boyles, communications specialist for the College of Arts and Humanities Club Austral, a student organization at Fresno State, will celebrate its 10th anniversary in the coming academic year. “It’s a good feeling knowing that you can continue where someone else left room to grow,” said Francisco J. De León Alonso, one […]

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Jazz Bands in concert May 2 with trombone legend Andy Martin

Poster for Jazz Band concert

Students in the Fresno State Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Orchestra will perform with trombone legend Andy Martin at their final concert of the year at 8 p.m. tonight (May 2) in the Concert Hall. They will be playing music by Kubis, Brookmeyer and Sturm. This past weekend the Fresno State Jazz Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble and Jazztet […]

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Arts in Motion celebrates College of Arts and Humanities

~ Video Recap of Dean’s Medalist Nominees: Produced by  Kameron Stiffler (lead), Edmer Archilla, Nikki McCabe, Cyrel Mallory, and Raul Reyes of the MCJ Multimedia Production Service At Arts in Motion on Saturday, April 29, the College of Arts and Humanities recognized its students of distinction from all areas of the college in a celebration of creativity and the […]

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University Theatre: ‘Heathers the Musical’ and a look ahead to the 2017-18 season

Heathers the Musical

~ By Anthony Cody, communications specialist for the Department of Theatre Arts Fresno State’s University Theatre will wrap up the 2016-17 theatre season with a presentation of “Heathers The Musical” May 5 through 13 (the stage is dark on May 8). This production is directed by Brad Myers. The musical, adapted from the cult-film “Heathers,” […]

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Global News Relay provides intense microcosm of newsroom experience

Global News Relay

~ By Lisa Maria Boyles, communications specialist for the College of Arts and Humanities Just a few minutes into the broadcast, the power went out. A teleprompter stopped working. Time zones around the planet created challenges. But despite a few glitches, it all came together, fueled by lots of caffeine, snacks and pizza. Months of planning […]

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