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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

Swiss Echoes perform traditional folk music

The songs and sounds of the Alps will be ringing out loud and clear when the San Joaquin Valley Swiss Club stages their annual spring concert Saturday.

March 29, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Music

The many facets of Dubberly

Local musician James Dubberly is a very busy man. He can be found playing with the Modesto Symphony Orchestra at the Gallo Center for the Arts one night, teaching low brass at California State University, Stanislaus the next day and in his spare time working with his newly formed Latin jazz band Orquesta Dharma on their upcoming CD.

February 15, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Music

Area schools tune up for Orchestra Day

Pitman and Turlock high schools' orchestras will be joining four other Stanislaus County schools for Modesto Junior College's annual High School Orchestra Day.

November 16, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Music

Turlock Christian rocks out with new music program

Practicing at home is the key to playing an instrument well and is often included in a student's homework, but most students can fib about how often or how much they play.

October 26, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Music

Turlock concert, market to help women in Kenya

Monte Vista Chapel is bringing a little bit of Kenyan culture to Turlock with their "Tuseme: Let Us Speak Out" event.

October 05, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Music

Jimi Hendrix: Paying tribute

In his short yet meteoric career, the late Jimi Hendrix almost single-handedly redefined the role of the electric guitar in rock 'n' roll and rock 'n' roll itself. An aural innovator, cosmic bluesman, young soul rebel and musical and sexual shaman all rolled into one, this Seattle-born virtuoso created a hugely influential artistic legacy. Hendrix, who died in London on Sept. 18, 1970, achieved such an enduring impact that he is now embraced by several generations of musicians and fans around the world.

September 21, 2010 | BY GEORGE VARGA Creators Syndicate | Music

Local musicians Matty Comer and the Experience to play X-FEST

Local musicians Matty Comer and the Experience have played various shows over the years to help raise money for the community. Their philanthropic ways have not only made a difference in people's lives, it has also garnered the attention of the Valley's highest profile concert promoter Chris Ricci, the man behind X-FEST 2010. On Aug. 7, all of the band's culminated efforts will be recognized as they play with 50 other performers in downtown Modesto. According to Comer and Dr. Blue, the band is a tasteful mix of acoustic and electric instruments, making their sound unique and ...

July 27, 2010 | BY MADISON MEDEIROS Special to the Journal | Music

Local singer hopes to entertain while giving back

Turlock musician Colt Taylor hopes to give back to a worthy cause with a benefit concert this Saturday.

July 06, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Music

‘Epic’ Christian concert comes to Turlock

An event of 'epic' proportions is coming to Turlock at the end of this month, bringing 17 Christian bands and two speakers to an estimated 12,000 to 15,000 people.

July 06, 2010 | BY MADISON MEDEIROS Special to the Journal | Music

Local musicians hit the road to promote new EP

Things are heating up for Evaline this summer as the local band tours across the United States promoting their new EP "Patterned."

June 29, 2010 | BY MADISON MEDEIROS Special to the Journal | Music

Golden Gala commemorates anniversary with musical debuts

In celebration of California State University, Stanislaus' 50th anniversary, the university's music department is joining with the Turlock Concert Association for a Golden Gala Concert that will feature the premiere performance of two new musical compositions.

April 14, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Music

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