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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


Carnegie Arts Center hosts artists, celebrates Bard

The Carnegie Arts Center and the Central California Art Association's Mistlin Gallery in Modesto are presenting the awards for the Central California Art Showcase.

April 03, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Three Dog Night plans one night for fair

The line-up of entertainment for the 2014 Stanislaus County Fair continues to take shape as Three Dog Night becomes the latest band to sign on for a show.

April 03, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


University spotlights Steinbeck’s Vietnam letters

Between 1966 and 1967 author John Steinbeck, known for championing the downtrodden in his fictional works, wrote a series of dispatches from Vietnam that shocked many because of a perceived pro-war stance. After the initial publication Steinbeck's dispatches largely languished in obscurity until recently when "Steinbeck in Vietnam: The Last Published Works of John Steinbeck" was released. Now, the theatre department at California State University, Stanislaus will add a dramatic nuance to the work with their stage performance of the piece. The work, adapted and directed by Professor John Mayer is presented as a reader's theater that follows ...

April 03, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Breuer brings comedy show to Turlock

Comedian and "Saturday Night Live" alum Jim Breuer will be tickling Turlock's funny bone when he comes to town April 11 for a show at the Turlock Community Theatre.

April 03, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Reader's Corner

Four bookmarks

March 27, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | ARTS/LEISURE


Playhouse debuts retelling of Musketeers

"The Three Musketeers," based on the novel and trilogy by Alexandre Dumas and adapted for the stage by Mercedian Micah Chandler, begins its two-weekend run at the Playhouse Merced mainstage at 7:30 p.m. April 4.

March 27, 2014 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Artistic showcase at Carnegie

The Carnegie Arts Center and the Central California Art Association's Mistlin Gallery in Modesto are joining together to present the Central California Art Showcase.

March 27, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Calling all actors

Playhouse Merced is holding auditions for their final two shows of the season.

March 20, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Carnegie exhibits local works

The Carnegie Arts Center is hosting an exhibit of "At Home in Turlock," featuring the works of three local artists.

March 20, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Loverboy, Zendaya set to play Stanislaus County Fair

The Stanislaus County Fair has added rock band Loverboy and Disney star Zendaya to perform at this year's fair.

March 20, 2014 | | ARTS/LEISURE


School hoping for a splash with ‘Little Mermaid’

The Walnut Elementary Education Center is performing "The Little Mermaid" for their spring show.

March 20, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


THS working ‘9 to 5’

The Turlock High School is diving head first into office life, complete with all the politics and backstabbing in their upcoming performance of "9 to 5 The Musical."

March 20, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Congressional art contest seeking submissions

Submissions are currently being accepted for California's 10th District Congressional Art Competition. The competition provides aspiring student artists with the chance to display their talent and creativity. One winner from the 10th district will be invited to share their artwork with the rest of the nation in the U.S. Capitol.

March 13, 2014 | | ARTS/LEISURE


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Turlock author to speak at Book Fest

Turlock's Scott D. Roberts, who wrote "Vengeance is Now" and is already hard at work on his second novel "Hidden Agenda" will be a featured author at the California Capital Book Festival on Saturday and Sunday at the Sacramento Convention Center.

October 23, 2014 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Events celebrate arts at Carnegie

The Carnegie Arts Center has scheduled a bevy of artistic events in October, from poetry to surrealism.

October 16, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


‘Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde’ coming to MJC

The Modesto Junior College is staging an original production of Robert Louis Stevenson's "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde."

October 16, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


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