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Book Review: Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore

4/5 Bookmarks

January 30, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | ARTS/LEISURE


Family dynamics, strife take center stage in Playhouse drama

August Wilson's historic drama "The Piano Lesson," which explores an African-American family haunted by the legacy of American slavery, begins a two-week run at the Playhouse Merced.

January 30, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Swedish show looking for American contestants

Some of Turlock's deepest roots come from Sweden and now some of those related to the city's ancestors have a chance to shine on national television, albeit the nation of Sweden.

January 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Stanislaus Fair is ready to rock

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts will have the crowds rocking out to "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" when they take the stage at this year's Stanislaus County Fair.

January 23, 2014 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Bluegrass shows coming to West Side Theatre

The West Side Theatre is launching their new Bluegrass Series with performances by The Sisters Grim Band and Red Dog Ash on Jan. 24.

January 16, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Foibles of romance provides fodder for Playhouse musical

The calendar may show that Valentine's Day is more than a month away, but Playhouse Merced is already in the mood for love.

January 09, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Carnegie curator examines influence of Picasso’s women

The Carnegie Arts Center's Director and Curator Rebecca Phillips Abbott will be delving into the women of Pablo Picasso's life and how they inspired him on Sunday.

January 09, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Peking Acrobats tumble onto Gallo stage

Stunning facts of nimbleness, strength, and flexibility will take center stage at the Gallo Center for the Arts when the Peking Acrobats tumble into town.

January 09, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


‘Cloud Tectonics’

California State University, Stanislaus' Theatre department is performing the dreamlike play "Cloud Tectonics."

November 21, 2013 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Carnegie Arts Center

Families are invited to delve into Portuguese culture for tonight's Family Friday festivities.

November 21, 2013 | | ARTS/LEISURE


TYPA auditions

Turlock Youth Performing Arts is hosting auditions for their upcoming shows of "Disney's The Jungle Book Kids."

November 21, 2013 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Wild-riding Mr. Toad takes spotlight in MJC show

The well told children's story of Mr. Toad's wild ride will be moving from the page to the stage when the Modesto Junior College Theatre Department performs "The Wind in the Willows."

November 21, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


MPA stages ‘Babes in Toyland’

Modesto Performing Arts is presenting the classic family Christmas tale "Babes in Toyland" to kick-off the holiday season.

November 21, 2013 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Renowned horn player to lead school concert

The Turlock Junior and Turlock High school bands are set to have a very unique lesson in music when Grammy nominated horn player Mic Gillette comes to town.

November 21, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Dickens classic with a twist at Playhouse Merced

"A Christmas Carol – A New Musical," a musical version of the classic tale of curmudgeon Ebenezer Scrooge and the story of Christmas redemption will begin a four-weekend run on the Playhouse Merced mainstage at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 22.

November 14, 2013 | | 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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