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Hispanic acts added to fair lineup

The Stanislaus County Fair is planning on hosting la fiesta del verano (the party of the summer) with two international Hispanic entertainers set to perform at the fair.

May 19, 2016 | | ARTS/LEISURE


‘Big Fish’ lands at Playhouse Merced

Playhouse Merced is hoping to reel in audiences with their production of the musical "Big Fish," which finishes its run this weekend.

May 19, 2016 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Stringfever coming to Turlock

The Turlock Concert Association is hoping a case of Stringfever will be hitting the community Friday.

May 05, 2016 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Kids art show entries being accepted

The Carnegie Arts Center will once again host a children's art exhibition in Downtown Turlock this summer. Children in grades K-8 are invited to present their creative work to the public in the Carnegie's Ferrari Gallery, a museum-quality exhibition space.

May 05, 2016 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Bayou sounds waft into town

The authentic sounds of New Orleans will make its way to Turlock when the Blues Box Bayou Band comes to town May 13.

May 05, 2016 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Turlock group to give free performance before ‘Hank Williams: Lost Highway’

The Turlock Sunshine Strummers Ukulele Group will perform Hank Williams songs and other similar favorites during the hour before the May 1 and May 15, 2 p.m. performances of Sierra Repertory's "Hank Williams: Lost Highway." The group of retired teachers, nurses and musicians plays on a regular basis at the Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock and various area nursing homes.

April 28, 2016 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Shakespeare enters the Wild West in university adaption

The seventh annual production of Shakespeare Under the Stars will continue at the university with performances of "The Two Gentlemen of Verona."

April 28, 2016 | | ARTS/LEISURE


LightBox actors ready to debut ‘The Reluctant Dragon’

The LightBox Theatre Company is pulling back the curtain Friday at the Carnegie Arts Center on their production of "The Reluctant Dragon."

April 21, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Winners announced for collaborative art exhibit

The winners for the Central California Art Showcase have been announced with a creation from a Modesto artist selected as the Best of Show winner.

April 14, 2016 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Western comes alive at Playhouse Merced

Playhouse Merced is bringing to life an original tale of the Old West that is fraught with ne'er-do-wells, damsels in distress, and gold-fevered fiends in their production of "Deadwood Dick."

April 07, 2016 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Swiss Echoes spring concert approaching

The San Joaquin Valley Swiss Echoes, a singing and yodeling club based in Ripon, will be having its annual spring concert and dance at 7:30 p.m. April 16, at the Swiss Hall in Ripon, on the corner of Manley and East Main Streets.

April 07, 2016 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Central Valley Showcase exhibit opens

The Central Valley Showcase exhibit at the Carnegie Arts Center and the Mistlin Gallery in Modesto is opening today with the winning artist being announced during the opening reception.

March 31, 2016 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Ashanti added to fair’s line-up

R&B artist Ashanti will be performing at the Stanislaus County Fair at 8:30 p.m. July 16 on the Bud Light Variety Free Stage. The concert will be hosted by 97.7 & 98.3 KWIN and is free with the price of Fair admission.

March 24, 2016 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Baseball star turns towards music

Most people are much more accustomed to seeing Tim Flannery on a baseball field than a stage, but he's equally at home in both venues.

March 17, 2016 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Playhouse Merced stages ‘Through the Looking Glass’

Playhouse Merced will wander into the world of Lewis Carroll with their production of "Through the Looking Glass."

March 03, 2016 | | ARTS/LEISURE


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