The Tower Theatre for the Performing Arts
815 E. Olive Avenue Fresno, CA 93728
The Tower Theatre's non-profit operation relies upon generous donations from individuals, corporations and foundations. Help us to keep the Performing Arts thriving in Fresno.
We consistently bring exciting and renowned music artists, comedians, alternative movies, special events, and world-class entertainment to Fresno's Historic Tower District.
Head on over to the Tower gift shop to check out our Tower shirts and mugs. We're also offering a Y&T Signature Guitar signed by the group when they performed here at the theatre.
Fresno Filmworks presents the Estonian drama “Tangerines,” an internationally acclaimed film nominated for both an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film, at the historic Tower Theatre. Set in 1992, during the growing conflict between Georgia and Abkhazian separatists in the wake of the Soviet Union’s dissolution, the movie tells the story of two Estonian immigrant farmers who decide to remain in Georgia long enough to harvest their tangerine crop. When war in the historically disputed territory comes to their doorsteps, one farmer takes in two wounded soldiers from opposite sides. The soldiers vow to kill each other when they recover, but their extended convalescence has a humanizing effect that yields a chance to transcend ethnic divides. In Estonian, Russian, and Georgian, with English subtitles. Not Rated.
From first rehearsal to world premiere, BALLET 422 takes us backstage at New York City Ballet as Justin Peck, a young up-and-coming choreographer, crafts a new work. BALLET 422 illuminates the process behind the creation of a single ballet within the ongoing cycle of work at one of the world’s great ballet companies.
New York City Ballet, under the artistic direction of Ballet Master in Chief Peter Martins, boasts a roster of more than 90 elite dancers and a repertory of works by many of the greatest choreographers in the history of the art form. When 25-year-old NYCB dancer Justin Peck begins to emerge as a promising young choreographer, he is commissioned to create a new ballet for the Company’s 2013 Winter Season.
With unprecedented access to an elite world, the film follows Peck as he collaborates with musicians, lighting designers, costume designers and his fellow dancers to create Paz de la Jolla, NYCB’s 422nd new ballet. BALLET 422 is an unembellished vérité portrait of a process that has never before been documented at New York City Ballet in its entirety.
Truth B Told, Paul Brown on his new multi-faceted Woodward Avenue Records release is pushing the envelope where few contemporary jazz artists dare to go these days. A decade into his solo career – which began with the 2004 release of Up Front and includes his 2012 Woodward Avenue collection The Funky Joint - the two time Grammy Award winner masterfully sets a high bar for his genre by digging deeper into soul and blues, playing his 1963 Gibson Johnny Smith L-5 edgier and with more abandon - and bringing the freewheeling creative spirit of bands like The Crusaders and Steely Dan into an exciting modern context.
Miss K's Dance Bungalow is proud to announce SOUL, FUNK JAZZ, The Final Groove of Season 4! This season's finale concert will cause you to clap to the Commodores', cry with Coltrane, and chasse' to Chaka Khan! Along with showcasing their award winning dance routines, MKDB will honor the greats of music through song and spokenword. This night of performing arts will move, groove, and even sooth you. Miss K's Dance Bungalow looks forward to celebrating diversity with you through the performing arts, and this season- with JAZZ FUNK and SOUL!
Wait! There is more! You could be featured in the show!
*The Best Soul Train Line Dancer Contest and Prize!
*The Best Bus Stop (Electric Slide) Duo Contest and Prize!
“Fifty Shades of Men” The Show is a product of the past members from the East Coast, West Coast and International Touring Chippendales. We put together a classy and entertaining show to bring to you!
Ladies night out never looked better! A burlesque show was never so elegant. A male revue never caught so much attention! Spend an evening with “Fifty Shades of Men” The Show and they will excite all your senses when handsome male performers take the stage right before your eyes. With the seduction and temptation, these gorgeous hunks will lure you into their captivating trance of entertainment. When the attractive and physically perfect male dancers show their talents, they delight the audience with a series of disarmingly sexy, yet very tasteful routines.
Fresno Filmworks presents the Mexican coming-of-age drama "Güeros" at the historic Tower Theatre. An international festival favorite, the movie tells the story of three slacker youths in Mexico City whose lives are shaken by the 1999 National University strike and a journey to find their childhood idol, folk-rock hero Epigmenio Cruz. In Spanish, with English subtitles. 90 minutes, Not Rated.
Tracing a twenty-nine year history from acclaimed soul stylist to in-demand pop and R&B songwriter, Bobby Caldwell is truly one of the most revered vocalists and songwriters in contemporary-music.
With a fan base that dates from his first hits "What You Won't Do For Love," "Next Time I Fall," and "Heart Of Mine", Bobby appeals to a large and diverse crowd. His songwriting skills have earned hits not only for himself, but also for well-known artists like Chicago, Boz Scaggs, Peter Cetera and Amy Grant, Neil Diamond and Al Jarreau.
Abbey Road and Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, performed note for note, track to track, cover to cover by The Fab, the group that's been called "Awesome" by Vince Neil of Motley Crue, "Fab-tastic" by Craig Ferguson of The Late Late Show and "The most entertaining Beatles show out there" by Dennis Mitchell, host of the nationally-syndicated radio show 'Breakfast With the Beatles'.
An irresistible combination of sultry vocals, pop-perfect songwriting, and old-school musicianship.
Leftover Cuties – Shirli McAllen (lead vocals, ukulele), Austin Nicholsen (bass, vocals), Mike Bolger (brass, keys, accordion, vocals ) and Stuart Johnson (drums, percussion, vocals) – have sparked a fire with music lovers with a timeless jazz-tinged sound, combining sultry vocals, pop-perfect songwriting, and seasoned musicianship.
“Fear and creativity can not live in the same room,” declares free-spirited and consummate chart-topping saxophonist, composer, producer and radio host Euge Groove. “You can’t bring fear into the creative process. It took me a while to get that.” Euge Groove’s Yin and Yang and ebb and flow approach to his artistry and life have allowed him to enjoy a career longevity that is atypical.
The highly sought after musical chameleon has been called upon for his musical prowess by everyone from Rock `N' Roll Hall of Famer Tina Turner and balladeer Luther Vandross to UK Blues Rocker Joe Cocker, Richard Marx, Tower of Power and Huey Lewis and the News, among countless others.
Hiroshima is a groundbreaking American jazz fusion/smooth jazz/Asian-American jazz band formed in 1974 by Sansei Japanese American Dan Kuramoto (wind instruments and band leader), Peter Hata (guitar), June Kuramoto (koto), Johnny Mori (percussion and taiko), Dave Iwataki (keyboards) and Danny Yamamoto (drums).
Named for the Japanese city of Hiroshima, the band is best known for the fusing of Japanese music and other forms of world music into its playing. Its early jazz-pop R&B Funk sound gave the group a huge following among the African American community and regarded as musical pioneers among the Asian American and Japanese American community.
For The price of a fuzz pedal, learn techniques from the son of Frank Zappa.
“I’m excited to present an opportunity to share thoughts on my approach to guitar with students of all levels before each show on tour.”
In 2012 Dweezil redefined Zappa Plays Zappa mission as a band and sculpted it into the current 6 piece configuration he takes on tour. This fine assortment of hand picked musicians all have their own unique qualifications but it’s their dedication to preserving and performing the detailed music of Frank Zappa that unites them and thrills audiences across the globe.
The Emmy Award Winning Fab Four is elevated far above every other Beatles Tribute due to their precise attention to detail. With uncanny, note-for-note live renditions of Beatles' classics such as “Can't Buy Me Love,” “Yesterday,” “A Day In The Life,” “Twist And Shout,” “Here Comes The Sun,” and “Hey Jude,” the Fab Four will make you think you are watching the real thing.
Take a journey back to the greatest days of rock with Dave Mason’s sight and sound experience,Traffic Jam. Join Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and co-founder of the legendary band Traffic, Dave Mason for an evening of music history as he retraces the earliest days of his career with Traffic and the works that launched his successful solo career.
The Dave Mason VIP Experience includes:
For more than 125 years, the Metropolitan Opera in New York City has been the artistic home of the greatest singers in the world. But the Met is also the launching pad for the opera stars of the future. Some of today’s leading artists got their first big break by winning the company's national auditions, as members of the young artist program, or by catching the attention of the Met talent scouts.
Nouveau flamenco guitarist Ottmar Liebert is known worldwide for his innovative contemporary style. Incorporating rock, jazz and pop music influences, Liebert redefined the art form more than a decade ago with his double platinum debut album Nouveau Flamenco. Featuring his signature song Barcelona Nights, it remains one of the best-selling guitar albums of all time.
Before Mötley Crüe, before RATT, even before there was a Metallica, Y&T was slogging away in sweaty rock clubs around America. When the band formed in the early 1970s, little did they know they would set the standard for the hard rock bands that trailed.
Featuring heavy grooves, powerful guitars and strong melodies, the band shows their versatility, delivering a range of high energy rockers, mid-tempo head-bangers, modern rock grooves, majestic ballads, and signature Y&T rock anthems.
Y&T continues to tour the world, featuring Dave Meniketti (guitar/lead vocals), John Nymann (guitar/vocals), Brad Lang (bass/vocals), and Mike Vanderhule (drums/vocals), playing songs from "Facemelter" as well as
all the hits and fan favorites.
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