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Turlock Concert Association brings in Sixth Floor Trio

The Turlock Concert Association is bringing the Sixth Floor trio to town for a show on Tuesday.

March 06, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Stanislaus Fair adds Kansas to roster

Classic rock band Kansas is joining the line-up of performers set for the 2014 Stanislaus County Fair.

March 06, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Gallo, MJC partner up for ‘Our Town’

In their second collaboration, the Modesto Junior College Theatre Department and Gallo Center for the Arts will present Thornton Wilder's classic 1938 comedy/drama "Our Town."

March 06, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Finding her voice

California State University, Stanislaus Alumna Rachel Grider, who became a standout for her stellar soprano voice, is returning to the university for a special recital of Russian songs and arias.

March 06, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Air Force band offers free concert in Turlock

The U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West is bringing their Commanders Jazz Ensemble to Turlock for a free concert.

March 06, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Book Review: The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera

"The Unbearable Lightness of Being" by Milan Kundera, translated from the original Czech, is a glorified game of connect the dots. However, unlike the childhood game which reveals a standard image to all players, this novel unveils a figurative picture unique to each reader.

February 27, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | ARTS/LEISURE


Swedish folk concert at Carnegie

Andström, the folk music band from Sweden, will perform a mini concert at the Carnegie Arts Center from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. tonight, followed by some traditional dancing.

February 27, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


The story of an ogre achiever comes to Playhouse

"Shrek the Musical," the enormously successful Broadway show based on the animated film, begins its three-weekend run at the Playhouse Merced mainstage at 7:30 p.m. tonight.

February 27, 2014 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Exhibit highlights Yosemite’s beauty

The majesty of Yosemite serves as the inspiration behind the dozens of painting and portraits that are part of the annual Yosemite Renaissance Art exhibit, which will be coming to Turlock's Carnegie Art Center in August.

February 27, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Providence academy visits Narnia in stage production

The C.S. Lewis classic story of the adventures of Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy in the realm of Narnia is coming to the stage with Providence Christian Academy's production of "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe."

February 20, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Carnegie curator resigns

The executive director and curator of Turlock's Carnegie Arts Center, Rebecca Phillips Abbott is stepping down from her position as of today.

February 19, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


CSU Stanislaus concerts

California State University, Stanislaus is hosting two upcoming concert recitals.

February 13, 2014 | | ARTS/LEISURE


MJC dance show goes ‘Off~Balance’

Modesto Junior College Dance and Theatre will present Off~Balance in Repertory Concert, featuring an eclectic selection of choreography.

February 13, 2014 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Lonestar tour coming to Gallo

A meeting between four Texans working at Opryland USA in Nashville, Tennessee launched a musical collaboration that has been producing hits for two decades.

February 13, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Willie Nelson and Family to roll into Turlock

The signature sound of country music legend Willie Nelson will soon be reverberating off the walls of the Turlock Community Theatre.

February 12, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


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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


Fiddling fun at Gallo

The San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers, a group comprised of 50 fiddlers backed by piano, drums, cellos, guitars, harps and harmonica, with dancers as well, will fill the stage of the Gallo Center for the Arts at 2 p.m. Sunday.

April 10, 2014 | | ARTS/LEISURE


MJC presents choreographer’s showcase

The Modesto Junior College Dance Department will present the annual Choreographer's Showcase at 7 p.m. April 16, 17 and 18 in the Cabaret West Dance Theatre of the El Capitan Building on the West Campus.

April 10, 2014 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Art showcase winners announced

The Carnegie Arts Center has announced the winners for the inaugural Central California Art Showcase.

April 10, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


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