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Winners announced for collaborative art exhibit

The winners for the Central California Art Showcase have been announced with a creation from a Modesto artist selected as the Best of Show winner.

April 14, 2016 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Western comes alive at Playhouse Merced

Playhouse Merced is bringing to life an original tale of the Old West that is fraught with ne'er-do-wells, damsels in distress, and gold-fevered fiends in their production of "Deadwood Dick."

April 07, 2016 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Swiss Echoes spring concert approaching

The San Joaquin Valley Swiss Echoes, a singing and yodeling club based in Ripon, will be having its annual spring concert and dance at 7:30 p.m. April 16, at the Swiss Hall in Ripon, on the corner of Manley and East Main Streets.

April 07, 2016 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Central Valley Showcase exhibit opens

The Central Valley Showcase exhibit at the Carnegie Arts Center and the Mistlin Gallery in Modesto is opening today with the winning artist being announced during the opening reception.

March 31, 2016 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Ashanti added to fair’s line-up

R&B artist Ashanti will be performing at the Stanislaus County Fair at 8:30 p.m. July 16 on the Bud Light Variety Free Stage. The concert will be hosted by 97.7 & 98.3 KWIN and is free with the price of Fair admission.

March 24, 2016 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Baseball star turns towards music

Most people are much more accustomed to seeing Tim Flannery on a baseball field than a stage, but he's equally at home in both venues.

March 17, 2016 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Playhouse Merced stages ‘Through the Looking Glass’

Playhouse Merced will wander into the world of Lewis Carroll with their production of "Through the Looking Glass."

March 03, 2016 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Country star to shine on fair’s stage

The Stanislaus County Fair will be welcoming country music star Kellie Pickler to the stage of the fair's 10-day run.

March 03, 2016 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Classical trio to perform in Turlock

The Turlock Concert Association is bringing the San Francisco Munich Trio to town for a concert on March 12 at the Turlock Community Theatre.

March 03, 2016 | | ARTS/LEISURE


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


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Turlock group to give free performance before ‘Hank Williams: Lost Highway’

The Turlock Sunshine Strummers Ukulele Group will perform Hank Williams songs and other similar favorites during the hour before the May 1 and May 15 ...

April 28, 2016 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Shakespeare enters the Wild West in university adaption

The seventh annual production of Shakespeare Under the Stars will continue at the university with performances of "The Two Gentlemen of Verona."

April 28, 2016 | | ARTS/LEISURE


LightBox actors ready to debut ‘The Reluctant Dragon’

The LightBox Theatre Company is pulling back the curtain Friday at the Carnegie Arts Center on their production of "The Reluctant Dragon."

April 21, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


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