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The Blue & Gray Press | April 21, 2018

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SAE implements new umbrella system for programming clubs

March 19, 2015 |


In the most recent in a series of changes to be implemented during the 2015-16 academic year, the Office of Student Activities and Engagement at the University of Mary Washington is implementing a new “umbrella system” with the goal of more easily organizing the funding of specific programming clubs.Read More

Dev dazzles diminished crowd

December 3, 2014 |


“Filled” is hardly the term to use to describe the Anderson Center on the night of Nov. 20 when song artist and rapper Dev took the stage in front of a small, yet enthusiastic crowd.Read More

Musical playlist from a student like you

October 8, 2014 |


The size of the University of Mary Washington’s student body and the small town feel of Fredericksburg are two factors that make our school a unique and welcoming place. However, it is undeniable that these positive aspects are not particularly conducive to a flourishing and lively music scene for our community of students.Read More

UMW Class Council and Giant Productions kick off fall with Rocktoberfest

October 8, 2014 |


The sounds of jazz and rock filled the air as the anticipated Roctoberfest took place on Ball Circle this past Friday, Oct. 3. Despite the threat of bad weather, Giant Productions and the sophomore Class Council still held…Read More

Comic Beth Stelling entertains with personal anecdotes

September 19, 2013 |

University of Mary Washington Giant Productions hosted Los Angeles-based comedian Beth Stelling in the Great Hall on Saturday, Sept. 14.
“We’ve been told she’s funny,” said the emcee introducing Stelling
“We hope she’s funny.”Read More

Homecoming band booked

September 12, 2013 |

Giant Productions announced Tuesday the bands to perform at the University of Mary Washington’s homecoming. As part of the Campus Consciousness tour, Giant booked Grouplove, The Knocks and Saints of Valory to perform at the Anderson Center on Oct. 26.Read More

Honor council and Giant team up for spring concerts

April 25, 2013 |

What is the best way to relax before the rush of finals? Everyone has a different theory, but for the past two weeks, the University of Mary Washington Honor Council and Giant Productions created an environment to help with the process.Read More

Students swarm Anderson Center for big-name bands

February 13, 2013 |

On Wednesday, Feb. 6, students and community members alike gathered in the Anderson Center with unrestrained enthusiasm for a night of music provided by Giant Productions, featuring Passion Pit with Matt & Kim and Icona Pop.Read More

Anderson Center Packed for Mac Miller Concert

April 25, 2012 |


Strobe lights and loud music rocked the Anderson Center on, April 23, from 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. for the Mac Miller concert. Doors opened at 7 p.m. as a huge crowd was ushered in and … Read More

Circa Survive Connects With Crowd

March 24, 2011 |

“I just walk into a place like this and immediately know it’s gonna be a good show,” said Anthony Green, lead singer of Circa Survive, before the band’s performance in the Great Hall last Thursday, March 17.

Circa Survive, brought … Read More

Hip Hop Legend to Play UMW Homecoming

October 7, 2009 |


Giant Productions is bringing the hip hop back to UMW on Saturday Oct. 17 when Talib Kweli performs at this year’s outdoor Homecoming concert on the rugby field. Thanks largely to the success of Lupe Fiasco on … Read More

Ifft Your in the Mood to Laugh

October 7, 2009 |


This Thursday, Oct. 8, the Underground will host stand-up comedian Eddie Ifft at 8 p.m.  Ifft, a Pittsburgh native, got his start performing on the New York City comedy club circuit after graduating from the University of … Read More

Video Update: Rocktoberfest and The Green Boys

October 3, 2009 |

For a campus where “there’s never anything to do,” this Friday was pretty jam-packed. Rocktoberfest returned with the expected number of commemorative plastic cups, a yearly dose of emo-leaning pop punk, and Allman’s always-tasty Bar-B-Q. For those who … Read More

Ben Folds Brings Piano Pop to UMW

March 26, 2009 |

By AARON RICHARDSON and RYAN MARR Ben Folds has been a staple button on every indie kid’s satchel bag since the 90s. Though he’s never been the hit generator that bands like Third Eye Blind were, he’s got definite staying … Read More

Giant Productions Attends National Convention

March 13, 2008 |


Heartbroken from not getting to meet one of my idols, I walked out of my hotel room. And there he was, staying on my hotel floor. DMC himself.

Never again will I get a chance to meet … Read More

Plain White T’s at Rocktoberfest: Food Drive for Tickets to Show in Dodd This Afternoon in Washroom

October 4, 2007 |


The “Plain White Tease” is over, and Giant Productions and Class Council have announced the chart-topping band as this year’s Rocktoberfest headliner. Due to rain, the show, also featuring the bands Ill Scarlet and The Hint, has been moved … Read More