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Cline tribute, ranching exhibit at Carnegie

The Carnegie Art Center is celebrating the life of a legendary country cronner and examining a way of life fading from the scenes with two upcoming attractions.

February 04, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


‘Hairspray’ opening at Playhouse Merced

"Hairspray," the musical that celebrates classic pop tunes, energizing dance moves, and the highest hairdos possible is coming to the stage of Playhouse Merced.

February 04, 2016 | | ARTS/LEISURE


CSUS presents ‘House at Pooh Corner’

Everyone's favorite characters from the Hundred Acre Wood will be coming to life on the stage at California State University, Stanislaus with performances of "House at Pooh Corner."

January 28, 2016 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Turlock Concert Association bringing Caravan of Thieves to town

A caravan of Thieves is headed to Turlock, but in this case it's a good thing.

January 28, 2016 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Writing contest for students

Creative Communication is taking submissions for their Spring 2016 Essay, Poetry and Art Contests. Thousands in prizes and awards will be awarded to students and schools competing in the contests. The Essay Contest divisions are: Grades 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12, with 10 top winners in each division. To enter an essay, write between 100 and 250 words on any non-fiction topic. The deadline for the Essay Contest is Feb. 18. The Poetry Contest divisions are: Grades K-3, 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12, with 10 top winners in each division. To enter a poem, submit one original poem in English, 21 lines ...

January 21, 2016 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Open auditions at Merced College

Merced College's Theatre Department will hold open auditions for Green Day's "American Idiot" from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the College Theater.

January 21, 2016 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Sourdough Slim brings back vaudeville days

Sourdough Slim, one of the area's most beloved Western entertainers, is performing at the West Side Theatre Saturday.

January 21, 2016 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Bluegrass series returns to West Side Theatre

The popular Bluegrass Series is returning to the West Side Theater with the opening performance featuring Red Dog Ash and headliners Special Consensus on Jan. 16.

January 07, 2016 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Carnegie-Mistlin art show taking entries

Entries are now being accepted for the third annual Central California Art Showcase exhibition taking place this spring at the Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock and the Mistlin Gallery in Modesto.

January 07, 2016 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Carnegie to host pajama party and ‘Frozen’ song-along

Sometimes the draw of a night of entertainment on the town can't quite beat the lure of staying in and keeping toasty in a pair of pajamas. But now the Carnegie Arts Center is offering the best of both options with their Holiday Pajama Party and "Fozen" Sing-Along.

December 10, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


‘Winter Dance Party’ recreates music of iconic Rock n’ Roll trio

The ever-popular Winter Dance Party show, featuring the music of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper, is making a return visit to the Turlock Community Theatre.

December 03, 2015 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Date change for Craig Ferguson show in Turlock

The set date for Craig Ferguson's comedy show in Turlock has been moved from December to March, according to the Turlock Community Theatre.

November 19, 2015 | | ARTS/LEISURE


CSU Stanislaus presents ‘Constellations’

The Theatre Department at CSU Stanislaus is staging "Constellations," winner of the London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Play.

November 19, 2015 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Sierra Rep gives Christmas Carol local twist

Sierra Repertory Theatre presents a brand new adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic with "A Columbia Christmas­ Carol," playing at the Fallon House Theatre Nov. 13 through Dec. 20. SRT co-founder Doug Brennan recreates the English tale in a heart-warming Gold Rush story set in Columbia during the 1860s.

November 05, 2015 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Artist promoting artist

Emerging local artists with two different professions have combined their work to create a music video that highlights and promotes both of their careers.

October 22, 2015 | Natalie Winters | ARTS/LEISURE


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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 ...

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


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