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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


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


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‘Peter Pan’ takes flight with YES Company

Stanislaus County Office of Education's YES Company is bringing the classic musical "Peter Pan" to the Gallo Center for the Arts for a two week run.

July 17, 2014 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Popular kids group swings into Gallo

Kidz Bop, the #1 music group for children in the United States, is embarking on their 30-city national "Dream Big, Sing Loud" tour and will make a stop at the Gallo Center at 7 p.m. on July 27.

July 17, 2014 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Carnegie hosts ‘Dead Man’

The Merced College Theatre Society is staging the dark comedy "Dead Man's Cell Phone," by playwright Sarah Ruhl.

July 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


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