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Country legend, girl group and original runaway to perform at Stanislaus County Fair

The Stanislaus County Fair opens its all-star concert line-up with five-time Grammy winner Wyonna Judd on July 11, and the stars keep on coming throughout the fair's 10-day run.

July 02, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | ARTS/LEISURE


Church hosts swingin' jazz event

The First Presbyterian Church is inviting the community to celebrate Independence Day with jazz and hymns.

July 02, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | ARTS/LEISURE


Carnegie hosts garden party

The Carnegie Arts center will be hosting their annual Garden Party from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday at The Greenery Nursery.

June 19, 2014 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Carnegie ready to Rock and Roll all night

The Carnegie Arts Center is opening an exhibit to the public Sunday the likes of which most people would only see by traveling to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.

May 22, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Ukulele artist to hold workshop, concert at Carnegie

Ukulele phenomenon Victoria Vox will be performing and leading a unique workshop for other ukulele aficionados on May 15 at the Carnegie Arts Center.

May 08, 2014 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Comedy legend Don Rickles heads into Turlock

Mr. Warmth himself, Don Rickles, is bringing his biting comedy to the Turlock Community Theatre stage May 17.

May 08, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Music history comes alive in ‘Memphis’ stage show

"Memphis," the Broadway musical that won four Tony Awards in 2010, including for Best Musical, is coming to the Gallo Center for the Arts.

May 08, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


The Body Book: The Law of Hunger, the Science of Strength and Other Ways to Love Your Amazing Body B

When I heard that Cameron Diaz was publishing a book, I was skeptical. "Another celebrity, another book deal," I thought. However, after witnessing her intrepid publicity campaign for the book, from social media to guest appearances on the Oprah Winfrey Network, she piqued my interest.

May 01, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | ARTS/LEISURE


TYPA swings into ‘The Jungle Book’

The Turlock Youth Performing Arts is ready to get into the "Bare Necessities" with their production of Disney's "The Jungle Book Kids."

May 01, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


‘Best Little Whorehouse in Texas’ at Playhouse Merced

Playhouse Merced is bringing some Texas-sized fun to the stage with the opening of "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas."

May 01, 2014 | | ARTS/LEISURE


A journey through the ages of jazz coming to Turlock

The Turlock Concert Association is helping highlight a great American art form by bringing jazz musician Jesse Lynch to town.

May 01, 2014 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Swiss Echoes perform annual spring concert

The San Joaquin Valley Swiss Club is bringing the music of the Alps to the Valley with their annual Swiss Echoes performance.

April 24, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Young Valley actress gets Hollywood nomination

Jennifer Jolliff, who grew up in Modesto and graduated early from Hughson High School, has received a nomination from the 35th Annual Young Artist Awards.

April 24, 2014 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Starry-night debut for ‘Twelfth Night’

Long lost twins, mistaken identities, and unrequited love will all play out under the night sky when California State University, Stanislaus' Shakespeare Under the Stars presents "Twelfth Night, Or What You Will."

April 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Carnegie ready to rock

The Carnegie Arts Center is set to bring some Rock and Roll to town when the Carnegie ROCKS! Exhibit opens May 24 with special guests Ace Frehley of KISS, Night Ranger, and George Lynch in attendance.

April 11, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


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‘Peter Pan’ takes flight with YES Company

Stanislaus County Office of Education's YES Company is bringing the classic musical "Peter Pan" to the Gallo Center for the Arts for a two week run.

July 17, 2014 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Popular kids group swings into Gallo

Kidz Bop, the #1 music group for children in the United States, is embarking on their 30-city national "Dream Big, Sing Loud" tour and will make a stop at the Gallo Center at 7 p.m. on July 27.

July 17, 2014 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Carnegie hosts ‘Dead Man’

The Merced College Theatre Society is staging the dark comedy "Dead Man's Cell Phone," by playwright Sarah Ruhl.

July 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


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