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Local guitar picks featured in ‘Rock of Ages’

The new film "Rock of Ages," has a star-studded cast.

June 19, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Music


Fair’s entertainment line-up runs the gamut from crooners to tumblers

The upcoming line-up of performers coming to the Stanislaus County Fair is looking to hit all the right notes with fairgoers by bringing in a bevy of entertainers.

May 29, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Music


Hugh Laurie to make musical ‘House’ call in Turlock

Hugh Laurie, the popular and acclaimed star of television's "House" will readily admit he doesn't have the typical pedigree and background of most Blues musicians, but he's not about to let that get in his way.

May 01, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Music


Bands set to battle in local concert event

Sixteen bands will enter. One band will leave.

April 23, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Music


Local woman leads social media workshop for bands at South by Southwest festival

Every March for the past eight years, Kyra Reed has made the trip to Austin, Texas for the unique convergence of music, film, media, and technology that is the South by Southwest festival.

March 27, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Music


Valley band to play Westside Theatre

Mixing in the sounds of a plucky banjo, the sweet vibrations of the mandolin, the deep resonating bass and an authentic twang, Red Dog Ash is finding their groove in the bluegrass arena.

March 27, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Music


Bring out your inner Irish with The Van Diemen’s band

Local Irish pub rock band The Van Diemen's has been looking forward to St. Patrick's Day for awhile. This holiday, which has everyone seeing green, is their day to shine.

March 16, 2012 | BY MACIE BENNETT Turlock Journal | Music


Red Molly ready to light up local stage

Mix in one part country, one part folk, a bit of bluegrass and a splash of jazz and serve it all up in three part harmonies and you'll have Red Molly.

February 29, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Music


Turlock native releases fourth album

Turlock native Andy Padlo recently released his fourth album, "Buffalo Wedding." He describes his style as a mix of singer/songwriter, folk, and alternative country/rock.

January 24, 2012 | Andrea Goodwin | Music


‘Gossip’ girls promote new album

The PreZcotts, a quartet of sisters from Modesto, are busier than ever with the release of their first album, "Gossip." The group has been performing at gigs all over the Central Valley, including recent visit to Dennis Earl Elementary School in Turlock. The sisters are between the ages of 12 and 17 and they write songs mostly about real teen experiences.

December 27, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Music


Turlock teen shares his passion for piano

Rachel Rojas remembers very clearly when her son Heath's love of music became apparent. He was 4 years old at the time and was fascinated by his older brother's piano lesson.

September 13, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Music


Guitar lessons important part of education, says local father

Sacred Heart second graders Matthew and Nicolette Badal were excited that it was Thursday. On Thursdays the brother and sister get to go to the little purple house on Main Street and do one of their favorite activities - play the guitar.

September 06, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Music


Five nights of star-studded entertainment to rock Merced Fair

The Merced County Fair's entertainment line-up has something for almost everyone this year.

June 07, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Music


Turlock Concert Association hosts New York artists

The Turlock Concert Association is closing out their season with a performance by the Wind Soloists of New York.

April 26, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Music


Pipe band takes first

The Turlock Police and Fire Pipe Band won first place at the recently held Bakersfield Highland Games Band competition.

April 05, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Music


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