Modesto businessman Dan Costa and his family have made a $1 million donation to the Gallo Center for the Arts for the purpose of increasing access to the arts among low income children and their families.
The classic Christmas story of "It's A Wonderful Life," is being retold in a new format at California State University, Stanislaus. The College of Arts Theatre Department production of "It's A Wonderful Life: The Radio Play" moves the timeless tale of Christmas' true meaning into the venue of radio dramas from bygone days.
Mary De Ruse remembers the exact moment she fell in love with the movies. As a little girl, her dad took her to see a double feature at the Turlock cinema. As "Smokey and the Bandit" led into the "The Sting," De Ruse said it was as if time had stopped clicking by and everything outside of that theater had melted away.
The first time Lindsay Weddle took the stage it was as a moonbeam fairy in the ballet version of "Twas The Night Before Christmas." It was a small role for the then 12-year-old budding ballerina, but it left a lasting impression.
The board of directors of the Gallo Center for the Arts announced today that Lynn Dickerson, former publisher and president of the Modesto Bee as well as vice president of operations for the McClatchy Company, has been named the new chief executive officer of the performing arts center.
September 29, 2009|
Sandra Dee and Danny Zuko are set to come to life at the Turlock Community Theater during the last weekend of August. Turlock Youth Performing Arts will be performing "Grease: The School Version" as their summer production.