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BY JUSTIN SOUZA You might not know his name, but you already know Brett Nichols. When Nichols’ star turn in Pittman High School’s talent show this May went viral on YouTube, more than 17 million people saw the redhead bust out one of the world’s best ever Michael Jackson impersonations.
BEST LOCAL PERFORMING ARTS VENUE: GALLO CENTER FOR THE ARTS 1000 I ST., MODESTO (209) 338-5000 | galloarts.org In the seven years since the Gallo Center for the Arts opened on I St. in Modesto, it’s become the region’s favored venue for arts, entertainment, multicultural programming and educational activities. Within
BEST WOMEN’S CLOTHING RETAILER: BONNIE J 1525 J ST., MODESTO (209) 521-2700 | shopbonniej.com Fashion-forward women of every age and profession adore Bonnie J, the hot spot in Modesto to find affordable and stylish shoes, clothing, handbags and accessories. Owner Lisa Ardis stocks the hip and trendy shop with the
Our Editor’s Favorites are our awesome picks for the untapped local gems that help make it easy to find your own contentment and health here in Stanislaus County. Check them out, then hit us up at contentmenthealth.com to share your favorites! FAVORITE LOCAL BOY MADE GOOD: JEREMY RENNER Did you
Here’s a little-known fact: there are more than 70 design-related businesses and restaurants tucked in just a few blocks of downtown Modesto between 10th Street and 16th from I Street to K. But if Bob Barzan gets his way, this fact will soon be known much more widely. Barzan,