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Hughson author: Handicapped misunderstood

Cerebral palsy prevents Jennifer Kuhns from full use of her hands and feet. But the handicaps experienced by the 33-year-old Hughson writer have enhanced her abilities to tell powerful stories to children.

October 10, 2013 | Jeff Benzinger Ceres Courier | ARTS/LEISURE


Award-winning rock opera comes to Merced

"Rent," the Tony Award winning musical about a group of bohemian artists living on the East Side of New York City, will begin a three-weekend run on the Playhouse Merced mainstage at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18.

October 10, 2013 | | ARTS/LEISURE


New York company brings Shakespeare tragedy to stage

The Acting Company of New York will return to the Gallo Center for the Arts with William Shakespeare's "Hamlet" at 4 pm. Sunday.

October 10, 2013 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Los Lobos musical ‘Evangeline’ makes stop in Merced

Merced College will host the Central Valley premiere of a multi-media theatrical production with roots in the songbook of famed Grammy Award winning group Los Lobos.

October 03, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Moliere farce takes spotlight at Stanislaus

The first student-led production of California State University, Stanislaus Theatre Department's 2013-14 season is opening this weekend with performances of "Scapin."

October 03, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Stanislaus Theatre kicks off season with ‘Streetcar’ and Stephen Tobolowsky

The opening weeks of the California State University, Stanislaus Theatre Department's 2013-14 season will see a Pulitzer Prize winning play come to the stage and a night with one of Hollywood's most well-known character actors.

September 10, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Ivan & Alyosha join Turlock show

Opening for Brandi Carlile at Friday's show at the Turlock Community Theatre will be Ivan & Alyosha.

August 13, 2013 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Brandi Carlile returns to musical roots

If there was a time when music wasn't an essential part of Brandi Carlile's life, she doesn't remember it.

August 13, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Picasso comes to Turlock

The Carnegie Arts Center will serve as the opening stop of a national exhibit of ceramic works by famed artist Pablo Picasso.

June 18, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Harpist brings electrifying show to Turlock stage

Blues, Flamenco, Celtic, Funk, Folk and Jazz. It sounds like a line-up of radio stations, but it's the musical styles of Deborah Henson-Conant, who strings all these varying sounds together and more on her electric harp.

February 21, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Student Poetry

Let the rain fall

August 12, 2011 | BY ALAYA HUBBARD | ARTS/LEISURE


Turlock plays host to music video film crews

For a few hours on Monday afternoon Turlock's Crane Park was transformed into an on-location shoot, complete with professional sound, lighting and film crews. Just as suddenly as the Hollywood-style hoopla appeared, the day's filming was finished and every last piece of equipment was packed away and Crane Park was once again a place for local residents to walk the dog and play a game of tennis.

August 02, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | ARTS/LEISURE


Arts center seeks volunteers

The Carnegie Arts Center is seeking volunteers to work in a variety of roles. As a private, not-for-profit organization, the Carnegie Arts Center Foundation relies on volunteers for help in every aspect of operating the new regional arts center which opens to the public in September. Opportunities include working in customer service, special events, clerical, and exhibitions. Docents to give tours and lead programs are also needed. All volunteers will receive specialized training specific to their duties. Volunteers should be at least 15 years of age and willing to commit to at least four hours per month.

July 12, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | ARTS/LEISURE


Patterson teen wins Congressional art contest

Anna Kiesser, a freshman at Central Catholic High School and resident of Patterson, won the 2011 18th Congressional District Art Competition.

May 24, 2011 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Turlock native cooks up competition on reality show

Susie Jimenez has been telling her friends and family for years that she will be on Food Network some day. The Turlock native has finally realized that dream. She will appear as a finalist on season 7 of Food Network Stars, a show that pits professional chefs against each other for the chance at hosting their own television show.

May 24, 2011 | BY ANDREA GOODWIN agoodwin@turlockjournal.com | ARTS/LEISURE


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County orchestras harmonize during MJC event

Members of the community are invited to listen as nine Stanislaus County high school orchestras play in perfect harmony during Modesto Junior College's High School Orchestra Day.

October 30, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | ARTS/LEISURE


‘Carrie: The Musical’ promises terrifyingly good time at Playhouse Merced

"I will not cry, I'm okay, I try so hard to play their way…"

October 30, 2014 | | ARTS/LEISURE


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


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