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Pink Martini will pour up festive tunes at Gallo

The eclectic, acoustic-oriented sounds of Pink Martini have never been easy to categorize, but that hasn't prevented the band from acquiring an enthusiastic cult following, including a large number of fans in the San Joaquin Valley who have been clamoring for Gallo Center for the Arts to bring them to town.

November 27, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Music

Man in Black tribute show coming to Turlock

Standing on stage in head-to-toe black and his acoustic guitar slung with ease across his body, singer James Garner evokes the younger days of Johnny Cash. But the singer is quick to make the distinction that he is not an impersonator of the iconic "Man in Black."

September 17, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Music

Symbiosis Gathering Coming to Oakdale

Oakdale will play host to the 2013 Symbiosis Gathering at Woodward Reservoir Regional Park from Thursday, Sept. 19 through Monday, Sept. 23. Organizers of the event say Symbiosis Gathering could draw upwards of 10,000 event goers to the region.

September 11, 2013 | | Music

Tower of Power brings soulful sound to fair stage

The day Emilio Castillo met and hired Stephen "Doc" Kupka to join his band, he thought he was merely adding a baritone sax to his band's line-up. He had no idea he had just formed a partnership that would serve as the foundation of an enduring sound and launch a musical odyssey that has lasted more than four decades and still keeps fans bumping to the beat.

July 16, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Music

Christian, country, classic rock and Latin artists to perform at Merced Fair

It's fair time in Merced County and the five-day run festivity is bringing a variety of entertainment to the stage.

June 11, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Music

Gala concert highlights area talent

Some of California State University, Stanislaus' finest musical talent will take the stage Thursday in a Gala Concert event.

April 23, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Music

Elton John tribute concert to benefit air museum

Mix in one part of far-out frames, an over-the top wardrobe, a dash of sparkly platforms, with lots of vocal artistry and one talented tickler of the ivories and you would have the classic sights and sounds of Elton John.

April 09, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Music

Turlock native releases first Gospel album

For as long as Phil King can remember, faith and music have played an integral part in his life. Now, the 23-year-old Turlock native is combining his two passions as his first ever album hits the market this week.

March 26, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Music

Renowned Central Valley performer honored by university

The California State University, Stanislaus, Music Department will be paying tribute to one of the area's premier arts benefactor and supporter at the 10th annual Donor Recognition concert on Friday.

March 05, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Music

Father, son find common ground in band

The generational gap between most fathers and sons usually translates into widely divergent musical tastes. But Carlos Yamzon, 57, and his son Marlon Yamzon, 28, have found a happy middle ground in the likes of The Beatles, Journey, Jimi Hendrix, and Fleetwood Mac and have turned that shared enthusiasm into the backbone of The MCW Band.

February 12, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Music

Turlock Concert Association brings renowned vocalists to town

Tenor Daniel Rodriguez, whose rise to musical stardom began in the shadow of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, will be performing with his wife Soprano Marla Kavanaugh for a special one night show sponsored by the Turlock Concert Association.

February 05, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Music

From Christian rock to traditional hymns, local churches celebrate in song

For some the best part of the holidays is the music. Whether it's "Silent Night" or "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing," celebrating Christmas just isn't the same without traditional hymns. At Monte Vista Chapel, however, the holidays mean rocking out to The Katinas.

December 11, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Music

Joni Morris: Voice lessons to national tours

The path of Joni Morris' success as a country singer and her rave reviews for her Patsy Cline tributes can all be charted back to her desire to "kill a little time."

October 15, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Music

Musician donates proceeds to help vets

Native Alabama man and Vietnam veteran Richard Hall knows what it's like to be injured in the line of duty and left to fend for himself as a damaged civilian.

September 25, 2012 | BY KIM VAN METER Turlock Journal | Music

X Fest to feature 14 stages, 60 bands

The Valley's biggest party returns to downtown Modesto this Saturday for its 13th year and features some of the biggest touring acts in the country. X Fest, the largest annual cocktail party for the 21 and older crowd will feature 14 stages shared by a lineup of 60 bands and expects to draw a crowd of 20,000, according to the event's producer Chris Ricci.

July 31, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Music

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