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.
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.
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.
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.