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Book Review: The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera

"The Unbearable Lightness of Being" by Milan Kundera, translated from the original Czech, is a glorified game of connect the dots. However, unlike the childhood game which reveals a standard image to all players, this novel unveils a figurative picture unique to each reader.

February 27, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | ARTS/LEISURE


Swedish folk concert at Carnegie

Andström, the folk music band from Sweden, will perform a mini concert at the Carnegie Arts Center from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. tonight, followed by some traditional dancing.

February 27, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


The story of an ogre achiever comes to Playhouse

"Shrek the Musical," the enormously successful Broadway show based on the animated film, begins its three-weekend run at the Playhouse Merced mainstage at 7:30 p.m. tonight.

February 27, 2014 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Exhibit highlights Yosemite’s beauty

The majesty of Yosemite serves as the inspiration behind the dozens of painting and portraits that are part of the annual Yosemite Renaissance Art exhibit, which will be coming to Turlock's Carnegie Art Center in August.

February 27, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Providence academy visits Narnia in stage production

The C.S. Lewis classic story of the adventures of Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy in the realm of Narnia is coming to the stage with Providence Christian Academy's production of "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe."

February 20, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Carnegie curator resigns

The executive director and curator of Turlock's Carnegie Arts Center, Rebecca Phillips Abbott is stepping down from her position as of today.

February 19, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


CSU Stanislaus concerts

California State University, Stanislaus is hosting two upcoming concert recitals.

February 13, 2014 | | ARTS/LEISURE


MJC dance show goes ‘Off~Balance’

Modesto Junior College Dance and Theatre will present Off~Balance in Repertory Concert, featuring an eclectic selection of choreography.

February 13, 2014 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Lonestar tour coming to Gallo

A meeting between four Texans working at Opryland USA in Nashville, Tennessee launched a musical collaboration that has been producing hits for two decades.

February 13, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Willie Nelson and Family to roll into Turlock

The signature sound of country music legend Willie Nelson will soon be reverberating off the walls of the Turlock Community Theatre.

February 12, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


CSU Stanislaus

California State University, Stanislaus is holding auditions open to the public for their spring performances of "Twelfth Night."

February 06, 2014 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Carnegie Arts Center

The Carnegie Arts Center is getting into the mood of Valentine's Day with their Paint Your Heart Out Family Friday event.

February 06, 2014 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Jazz festival comes to Stanislaus campus

California State University, Stanislaus is hosting their annual jazz festival Saturday that will highlight performances from the university jazz ensemble and feature a concert by guest artists The Ralph Alessi Baida Quartet.

February 06, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Renowned wood ensemble plans Turlock concert

The Turlock Concert Association is bringing the Grammy-nominated Borealis Wind Quintet to town for a show that organizers describe as "a program of musical integrity and personal charisma."

February 06, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Carnegie Arts Center - Roman Loranc

Photographer and Carnegie Arts Center Distinguished Artist Roman Loranc will be discussing his current exhibit at the Carnegie at 1 p.m. Sunday.

January 30, 2014 | | ARTS/LEISURE


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University to unveil two new exhibits

The Art Department at California State University, Stanislaus is unveiling two new art exhibits in the coming week, with the works focusing on bronze and mixed materials.

January 22, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Carnegie-Mistlin art show taking entries

Entries are now being accepted for the second annual Central California Arts Showcase exhibition taking place this spring at the Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock and the Mistlin Gallery in Modesto.

January 22, 2015 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Beanie’s adventures continue with ‘Horror Machine’ at CSUS

The Theatre Department at California State University, Stanislaus is presenting "Beanie and the Bamboozling Horror Machine" by Roy C. Booth and Bob May as this year's children's production.

January 22, 2015 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Art exhibit

The First Street Gallery and Frame Company in Turlock is hosting the exhibit "Varying Views," featuring the works of Central Valley artists Katherine Crinklaw and Marilyn Rose.

January 15, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Townsend Opera rolls into 2015 with ‘Streetcar’

The operatic version of Tennessee Williams' classic play, "A Streetcar Named Desire," will open the Townsend Opera's 2015 season, with a renowned director at the helm.

January 15, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


‘Pirates’ land at Playhouse Merced

Playhouse Merced will usher in their 2015 season with a production of the comedic opera "The Pirates of Penzance," beginning tonight and running through the next three weeks.

January 15, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Bluegrass Series returns to West Side stage

The popular Bluegrass Series is returning to the West Side Theater with the opening performance featuring Red Dog Ash and headliners Front Country Saturday night.

January 15, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Theatre at Carnegie

The Carnegie Arts Center continues their Family Friday series with a live performance of the B Street Theatre staging "Kings & Queens, Jokers & Jacks" at 7 p.m. tonight.

January 15, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


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