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Comedy legend Don Rickles heads into Turlock

Mr. Warmth himself, Don Rickles, is bringing his biting comedy to the Turlock Community Theatre stage May 17.

May 08, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Music history comes alive in ‘Memphis’ stage show

"Memphis," the Broadway musical that won four Tony Awards in 2010, including for Best Musical, is coming to the Gallo Center for the Arts.

May 08, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


The Body Book: The Law of Hunger, the Science of Strength and Other Ways to Love Your Amazing Body B

When I heard that Cameron Diaz was publishing a book, I was skeptical. "Another celebrity, another book deal," I thought. However, after witnessing her intrepid publicity campaign for the book, from social media to guest appearances on the Oprah Winfrey Network, she piqued my interest.

May 01, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | ARTS/LEISURE


TYPA swings into ‘The Jungle Book’

The Turlock Youth Performing Arts is ready to get into the "Bare Necessities" with their production of Disney's "The Jungle Book Kids."

May 01, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


‘Best Little Whorehouse in Texas’ at Playhouse Merced

Playhouse Merced is bringing some Texas-sized fun to the stage with the opening of "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas."

May 01, 2014 | | ARTS/LEISURE


A journey through the ages of jazz coming to Turlock

The Turlock Concert Association is helping highlight a great American art form by bringing jazz musician Jesse Lynch to town.

May 01, 2014 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Swiss Echoes perform annual spring concert

The San Joaquin Valley Swiss Club is bringing the music of the Alps to the Valley with their annual Swiss Echoes performance.

April 24, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Young Valley actress gets Hollywood nomination

Jennifer Jolliff, who grew up in Modesto and graduated early from Hughson High School, has received a nomination from the 35th Annual Young Artist Awards.

April 24, 2014 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Starry-night debut for ‘Twelfth Night’

Long lost twins, mistaken identities, and unrequited love will all play out under the night sky when California State University, Stanislaus' Shakespeare Under the Stars presents "Twelfth Night, Or What You Will."

April 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Carnegie ready to rock

The Carnegie Arts Center is set to bring some Rock and Roll to town when the Carnegie ROCKS! Exhibit opens May 24 with special guests Ace Frehley of KISS, Night Ranger, and George Lynch in attendance.

April 11, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


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


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Big names in county, rock, and comedy coming for Fair

The 10-day run of the Stanislaus County Fair is just around the corner and that means a bevy of entertainment is headed towards Turlock.

July 01, 2015 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Second Art Around Town event upcoming

An opportunity to explore Turlock's downtown art scene is coming up with the second Art Around Town event on July 9.

June 25, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Hilmar studio dancers to be 'on their toes' in New York and Paris

While dancers of On Your Toes dance studio in Hilmar will be performing at their annual recital this weekend, a select group of performers are also set to hit the stage on Broadway in New York City come July and eventually Paris in 2017.

June 25, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | ARTS/LEISURE


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