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Playhouse Merced brings ‘Gypsy’ to the stage

Playhouse Merced will present the classic musical "Gypsy," the story of the ultimate stage mother and the childhood of Gypsy Rose Lee, who would become an icon of burlesque.

February 02, 2017 | | ARTS/LEISURE


‘Troilus and Cressida’ playing in Merced

The 16th season of the Merced Shakespearefest has kicked off with a production of "Troilus and Cressida," in partnership with Merced College.

January 26, 2017 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Turlock Community Theatre brings Garrison Keillor to town

Beloved American storyteller and radio host Garrison Keillor will be appearing at the Turlock Community Theatre on Tuesday.

January 19, 2017 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Celebrated country singer to open Stanislaus County Fair

The 2017 run of the Stanislaus County Fair will kick-off with a performance from country superstar LeAnn Rimes.

January 19, 2017 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Turlock native part of TCA show

The Turlock Concert Association is bringing Trio 180, with Turlock native Kevin Marty Matson, to town Sunday for a show.

January 12, 2017 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Carnegie lecture series on graphic novels

UC Merced Assistant Professor Mario Sifuentez will be giving a presentation on Histories and the Graphic Novel as part of the last of the Fall 2016 Sunday Arts Lecture Series.

January 12, 2017 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Merced area artists highlighted in Carnegie exhibit

The Carnegie Arts Center is presenting the exhibition The Rebirth of the Muse: Works by Members of the Contemporary Humanitarian Artists Association in the Lobby Galleries from Jan. 11 through April 23.

January 05, 2017 | | ARTS/LEISURE


‘The Shining’ comes to Playhouse Merced

With special permission from author Stephen King, Playhouse Merced will be producing "Stephen King's The Shining" this January.

December 29, 2016 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Billy Gardell brings stand-up routine to Turlock

Comedian Billy Gardell, most recently seen in his role as Mike in CBS' hit show "Mike and Molly," will be performing his stand-up routine in Turlock on Saturday.

December 08, 2016 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Leg lamp and BB Gun the star of Sierra Rep’s ‘A Christmas Story’

Sierra Repertory Theatre presents a stage adaptation of the nostalgic holiday film, "A Christmas Story," which opens tonight and continues through Dec. 18 at the East Sonora Theatre on Mono Way.

November 10, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


New lobby exhibit at Carnegie

The Carnegie Arts Center is presenting the exhibition, "Childhood Classics: 100 Years of Original Illustration from the Art Kandy Collection" through Jan. 15, 2017, in the Ferrari Gallery. To coincide with this exhibition, the Lobby Galleries will be featuring a themed, juried show titled "Drawing on Childhood."

October 20, 2016 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Carnegie hosts world premiere of ‘The Super Cilantro Girl’

An original play about a family of migrant workers, based in the Central Valley, will hit the stage at the Carnegie Arts Center for a two-week run beginning tonight as LightBox Theatre Company presents "The Super Cilantro Girl."

October 13, 2016 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Renowned piano prodigy opens Modesto Symphony Orchestra’s 86th season

The Modesto Symphony Orchestra opens its 86th Classics Season Oct. 14 and 15 at the Gallo Center for the Arts with a program focused on America and the virtue of youth.

October 06, 2016 | | ARTS/LEISURE


‘The Addams Family’ moves into Merced

Playhouse Merced is getting into the spirit of all things creepy, spooky, mysterious, and kooky with their upcoming production of "The Addams Family."

September 29, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Rising country performer to play Turlock venue

County musician Granger Smith and his comedic alter ego Earl Dibbles Jr. will be performing at the Turlock Community Theatre on Sept. 29.

September 22, 2016 | | ARTS/LEISURE


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Galleries take entries for annual showcase of local artists

The Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock and the Mistlin Gallery in Modesto are accepting entries for consideration to be included in the Central California Art ...

February 16, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Carnegie exhibit highlights Valley roots

The Carnegie Arts Center will host a gallery talk Sunday with three of the artists currently on exhibit in the "Valley Grown" installment.

February 09, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


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