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By Noel Daniel Music is the veritable heartbeat of Modesto. In almost every local restaurant, at least once, you can catch strains of songs you’ll never hear anywhere else—or maybe that you’ll hear before everyone else. Our thriving community of musicians wouldn’t be possible without the movers and shakers of

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Loverboy & Survivor 80s rock groups Loverboy and Survivor are teaming up to bring you a night of nostalgic radio hits, right here at the Gallo Center. You’ll feel yourself transported back to the 80s with hits such as “Working for the Weekend,” “This Could be the Night,” and “Eye

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arts and cultureIssue 29

          YES – Footloose It’s time to get loose and kick off your Sunday shoes. Based on the famous 1984 movie, this production of Footloose brings all of the energy and classic songs of the film onto the stage right in front of you. Join city

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By Noel Daniel Modesto’s burgeoning music community is one that’s been blooming for decades now. Big names like Grandaddy, Built Like Alaska, and Francesca Bavaro found a home in Modesto once—and may still to this day. This integral part of our culture would be so much harder to maintain without

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By Noel Daniel Not only is the Center a cultural and entertainment hub for the entire San Joaquin Valley, but it’s also a powerful economic engine for downtown Modesto. More than 200,000 people a year visit the Gallo Center and research tells us that more than 60 percent of those

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arts and culturefeatured-art-and-cultureIssue 28

By Noel Daniel Dr. John Mayer carries himself with the sort of stature and surety that only a man who has spent his life following his passions can. Although he is now the chairman of California State University, Stanislaus’ (CSUS) theatre program, he came of age some two thousand miles

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EVERYTHING FITZ  What’s better than a high-energy family band expertly playing a wide variety of violin tunes? How about all that, and choreographed dance numbers and unique Ottawa Valley step dancing. This champion family of fiddlers is ready to spirit you away on a musical journey with jigs, bluegrass, Celtic

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Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science Talk about dinner and a show—“Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science” is everything you could want in a night out, from spirited songs, multimedia presentations, talk-show antics, and, of course, big and potentially dangerous food demonstrations. Brown’s penchant for mixing science, music, and food

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By Jacqui D. Sinarle If a dog is man’s best friend, then Barkin’ Dog Grill has got to be the local artist’s best friend. Not only does Barkin’ Dog exhibit the work of local artists, it also showcases performances by area musicians and poets. “We’ve been featuring local musicians and

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By Noel Daniel Every year, the community gets stronger. That’s because, each year, the community has hundreds of thousands of volunteers who come together to make Modesto a better place. The Modesto Chamber of Commerce Leadership Modesto Program takes time each year not only to identify, educate, and motivate potential

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