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.
Turlock resident Keaton Williams says he always enjoyed singing, but when he enrolled in a voice class at Modesto Junior College, he says it was more as a lark, than a chosen career path.
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.
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.
Backstage Academy of Dance is putting a spin on the classic Christmas tale of Clara and her nutcracker with their performance of "Twisted Nutcracker."
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