After five years at Cal State Monterey Bay, CSU Summer Arts is back at Fresno State starting June 25. This month of lectures and performances draws people from around the country including the cinematographer who blew up the the Death Star in the original "Star Wars" movie. A Brooklyn-based group that uses dance to address social and political issues will also spend the month here.
The festival runs from June 25 to July 22 and offers master classes in the visual, performing, literary and media arts. They're taught by world-class artists who also hold 25 performances for the public.Tickets go on sale June 12. A few of those performances include:
- A cinematography lecture from the world-renowned cinematographer, Bruce Logan, best known for blowing up the Death Star in Star Wars.
- Latin Jazz concert by Grammy-Award Winner Artist, David Sanchez
- Vicki Lewis, best known a Beth on NewsRadio, One-Woman Show
- Urban Bush Women, the groundbreaking Brooklyn-based dance troupe, using choreography to address socio-political issues.
To tell us more about what to expect from this round of CSU Summer Arts we were joined by Community Relations Specialist Tanya Osegueda and CSU Summer Arts Assistant Director Joanne Sharp on Valley Edition, the station's weekly radio news magazine. To listen to that interview click play above.