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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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arts and cultureIssue 28

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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arts and cultureIssue 27

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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arts and culturefeatured-art-and-cultureIssue 27

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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arts and cultureIssue 26

By Jacqui D. Sinarle Buy a ticket to Sankofa Theatre Company’s next performance and you’ll get more than a wonderful night at the theatre. “Our mission is both to develop and promote the cultivation of African American history, life and culture through the performing arts, and also to create unforgettable

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arts and culturefeatured-art-and-cultureIssue 26

By Noel Daniel Carrie Arnold’s paintings look like the sort of art that’s taken a lifetime of drawing and color study to perfect. In actuality, her story is an inspiring combination of fierce determination and a passion for art. “I got started with the desire to learn to draw and

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arts and cultureIssue 26

RENT — 20th Anniversary Tour  20 years ago, “Rent” opened on Broadway. It was an original rock musical by a little-known composer, but it still shook the foundations of American theatre. The show has won the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award® and is coming to the Gallo Center for the Arts

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arts and cultureIssue 25

An Irish ChristmasMay the lilt of Irish laughter be a bright spot in your holiday reverie! You may have caught this show on PBS, and truly it’s one of the most delightful holiday shows you’ll see. “An Irish Christmas” comes laden with joy, hope, laughter, friendship, and a general celebration

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arts and culturefeatured-art-and-cultureIssue 25

By Jacqui D. Sinarle Our region’s seventh annual talent competition, The Valley Talent Project, gave local performers something to sing about in August—and much more! With a new name, a diverse variety of contestants, and more prizes than ever, the two-day event showcased 28 entries competing in seven categories with

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