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Congressional art contest seeking submissions

Submissions are currently being accepted for California's 10th District Congressional Art Competition. The competition provides aspiring student artists with the chance to display their talent and creativity. One winner from the 10th district will be invited to share their artwork with the rest of the nation in the U.S. Capitol.

March 13, 2014 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Central Valley Boys headline Bluegrass series

The West Side Theatre is hosting their third show in the popular Central California Bluegrass Series Friday with performances from the Central Valley Boys and Red Dog Ash.

March 13, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Flower Power

The Carnegie Arts Center is ready to celebrate spring with their upcoming Family Friday event, Flower Power.

March 06, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Turlock Concert Association brings in Sixth Floor Trio

The Turlock Concert Association is bringing the Sixth Floor trio to town for a show on Tuesday.

March 06, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Stanislaus Fair adds Kansas to roster

Classic rock band Kansas is joining the line-up of performers set for the 2014 Stanislaus County Fair.

March 06, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Gallo, MJC partner up for ‘Our Town’

In their second collaboration, the Modesto Junior College Theatre Department and Gallo Center for the Arts will present Thornton Wilder's classic 1938 comedy/drama "Our Town."

March 06, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Finding her voice

California State University, Stanislaus Alumna Rachel Grider, who became a standout for her stellar soprano voice, is returning to the university for a special recital of Russian songs and arias.

March 06, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Air Force band offers free concert in Turlock

The U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West is bringing their Commanders Jazz Ensemble to Turlock for a free concert.

March 06, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


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


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Voters can turn to social media for congressional art contest

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) opened the 2015 Congressional Art Competition via Facebook on Monday.

March 26, 2015 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Hildegard Festival returns to University, Carnegie

California State University, Stanislaus is presenting the 3rd Hildegard Festival of Women in the Arts this weekend with a theme focusing on "Storytelling: Narrative Arts in the New Century." The festival runs through Sunday with a bevy of concerts, scholarly presentations, panel discussions, lecture/recitals, poetry readings, a composition masterclass, a digital gallery exhibit, a music listening room, and a live "paint-out."The Hildegard Festival is sponsored by the College of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. The purpose of the Hildegard Festival is to celebrate the creative work of women in the arts and to provide opportunities for participating ...

March 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Central California Showcase exhibit opens

The Carnegie Arts Center, in partnership with the Mistlin Gallery, is ready to debut the works collected for the second annual Central California Arts Showcase.

March 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


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