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Jazzing Into Fall With MSUM’s Faculty Jazz Quartet

This was the last concert in the series

  FARGO, N.D. — They’re usually the ones giving the lessons but this time around, MSUM’s music professors are the stars of the show. That tune is just one of many played at the Fargo Public Library’s annual Jazz Into Fall concert series. Four of MSUM’s music professors played their instruments for the last show of the series. While this is…

Finding Your Tune at NDSU: Campus Begins Week of Concerts

It will go through Wednesday with jazz, a symphony orchestra and the band

FARGO, N.D. — Music lovers can enjoy a week full of concerts at NDSU. The Wind Symphony performed first and the rest of the week will be followed by the NDSU band, jazz band and symphony orchestra through Wednesday. Tickets are $5 for adults, $2 for students and free for NDSU students. Students say one of the best parts about being…

Gasper’s School of Dance Holds Open House Ahead of New Season

They're also celebrating their 40th anniversary

FARGO, N.D. — The start of the new school year also means the start of dance season. Gasper’s School of Dance held an open house all week, and they’re also celebrating their 40th anniversary. There were games, prizes, and a sale for dance clothes and shoes. More than 200 students have come through and registered. Classes start next week. Gasper’s offers…

Musicians, Audience Can’t Escape Rhythm and Blues at 24th Annual “Jass” Festival

El Zagal Shrine started hosting the celebration as a going away party for a musician going into the army

FARGO, N.D. — The United States is a melting pot, and so is its music. Jazz was created in the early 1900’s, taking its ingredients from European, African and Caribbean styles of music. It’s the type of “groove” you could feel at Fargo’s “Jass” Festival, which celebrated one of America’s first art forms created in New Orleans. Jazz not only gives an…

Gasper’s School of Dance Holds End-of-Year Recital

Dancers performed a variety of styles like ballet, jazz, tap, and hip hop

FARGO, N.D. — Students at Gasper’s School of Dance got to show off their moves at an end–of–the–year recital. Kids as young as three and even adults got perform what they learned in the styles of ballet, jazz, tap, and hip hop. The dancers range from beginner to pre–professional. About 270 students are involved, and a scholarship award was given to…