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Local jazz musicians join together for unforgettable performance

For the first time ever the jazz bands at Turlock and Pitman high schools and Turlock Junior High School will join the jazz contingency from California State University, Stanislaus for a night of music and revelry at Turlock Community Theatre on Friday.

March 16, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Music

Turlock teen organizes concert for Haiti relief

Local high school musicians are reaching out to help Haitian earthquake victims by holding a Young Musicians for Haiti concert on March 18. All proceeds from the benefit concert will go to the American Red Cross for disaster relief in Haiti.

March 03, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Music

Music society rocks out for local boy battling leukemia

The music promises to be lively, the food delicious and the atmosphere an all out party at a benefit concert Saturday for a Turlock boy battling leukemia.

March 03, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Music

Bag pipers and drummer march into town

Three first-rate musicians in the world of bag piping and drums are headed to Turlock for a special clinic and concert.

February 24, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Music

The travesty that is the Grammys

More than 26 million blissfully ignorant Americans tuned in to the 52nd Annual Charade of "Music" - or as you may know it, the Grammy Awards, on Sunday night.

February 02, 2010 | | Music

America’s music returns to university

The California State University, Stanislaus auditorium will be filled with the sounds of trumpets, saxophones, and clarinets when the fifth annual Jazz Festival gets underway Feb. 5.

January 26, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Music

Kiss bid fans farewell in 2000 and then kept touring

It was billed as the final Kiss-off, but it turned out to be the ultimate big tease.

December 01, 2009 | GEORGE VARGA Creators Syndicate | Music

THS grad heats up Boston music scene

When Clark Davenport moved from Turlock to Boston to attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he took his love of music with him. Davenport was in jazz and symphonic bands at THS, and he said he spends about 20 hours a week at his drum set now.

November 24, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Music

Timing fortuitous for Dirty Projectors’ Coffman

Being in the right place at the right time is pivotal for a young musician seeking to grow creatively. So is leaving.

November 17, 2009 | GEORGE VARGA Creators Syndicate | Music

Turlock High students selected for honor orchestra

Turlock High orchestra students were searching for a challenge outside of the classroom and they found one in the California Orchestra Directors Association and their annual Honor Orchestra.

November 17, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Music

Melody will fill the halls at annual MJC Orchestra Day

High school musicians from around Stanislaus County are tuning up their violins and violas in preparation for the ninth annual Orchestra Day at Modesto Junior College.

November 10, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Music

Hurricane Katrina inspiration for Switchfoot's new CD

Few multimillion-selling rock bands can match Switchfoot when it comes to having no public image to speak of and maintaining a low profile. But that is exactly the way this veteran San Diego band - whose seventh album, "Hello Hurricane," is released Tuesday - likes it.

November 10, 2009 | BY GEORGE VARGA Creators Syndicate | Music

Passionate blind singer wins another scholarship to keep pushing forward

CSU Stanislaus student Rachel Grider has not allowed her lack of sight to slow her down.

September 22, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Music

Acoustic group rocks for causes

When Carlos Jesus Garcia died at the age of 19, his family faced an expensive funeral and high burial costs. Matty Comer, a friend of Garcia's father, decided to get some local bands together and perform a benefit show for the Garcia family. Comer said the show raised over $3,000. They called their musical collaboration the Turlock Acoustic Rock Society and, several gigs later, they are still playing together to raise money for causes in their community.

September 01, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Music

The Original KISS Army glams for fans

A modest crowd gathered at Dale's Guitars in downtown Turlock Saturday afternoon hoping to get their picture taken with two men in make-up, black leather and spandex.

August 18, 2009 | Kristina Hacker | Music

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