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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 | Alex Cantatore | 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


Naked Brothers to streak through Turlock

Come Thursday, Turlock is set to get a little bit, well, naked.

July 31, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Music


Keeping it country

For more than 20 years country music singer Mark Chesnutt has been taking the stage and crooning out tunes in his distinctively classic country style. Over the decades he has amassed 14 No. 1 hits, 23 top ten singles, four platinum albums, and five gold records. His newest CD is titled "Rollin' with the Flow."

July 28, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Music


From the trailer to the big time

Mix in equal parts of fun-loving music, heart-string pulling ballads and throw in a few songs about beer, and you get one of Nashville's newest bands and upcoming Stanislaus County Fair performers, Trailer Choir.

July 28, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Music


Sweet summer sounds

This week middle school students from across northern California participated in the 2009 Summer Music at Stanislaus summer camp. The program runs for two weeks and includes a junior and senior camp. Junior camp is for students grade 6-8, and senior camp is for high school students grade 9-12.

June 27, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Music


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