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Parody singer Weird Al Yankovic said his job has become far harder in a world where everyone has access to YouTube or other Internet video sites, and far more immediately than he does with physical CDs. And where fame is so fleeting.
GALLO CENTER FOR THE ARTS
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The Modesto Symphony Orchestra's 2013-14 season its 83rd will feature iconic music pieces, guest artists and the return of one of Modesto's brightest Broadway stars.
'Aida' on screen
Things are alive and thriving for Modesto's newest theater group, the Sankofa Theatre Company, which focuses on promoting black history, life and culture.
Folk, country, doo-wop and more make up the programs set to be offered by the Modesto Community Concert Association in its 2013-14 season.
The county fair makes its own magic, but this year's event conjures up an extra element of bewitching family fun when it comes to Turlock, July 12-21.
Cannon fire in Gold Country. The crack of bats followed by the boom of fireworks in Modesto. Rockets' red glare reflected on the water at Don Pedro Reservoir. Communities across the region have their own spins on July Fourth celebrations, but all share a patriotic spirit. Here's a look at Independence Day festivities in the valley and foothills:
With Graffiti Summer in our fuzzy-dice-draped rearview mirror, it's time to look ahead to what the rest of the season has in store across the greater Modesto region. There are plenty of festivals and â of course â good old-fashioned fairs to keep you busy right through Labor Day.
Giant images of honeybees will flicker on the State Theatre screen next month. It's not a horror film. It's a documentary about pollination of crops in California and elsewhere. The film might scare you nonetheless. It deals with colony collapse disorder, the mysterious disappearance of many of the bees that make a good part of agriculture possible.
For more than two decades, people have been able to play bingo and casino games at Jackson Rancheria. This summer, the rancheria is turning the tables and making a big-time wager on the region's fans of classic rock 'n' roll, packing four major acts into their 1,500-capacity outdoor venue.
Modern-rock band Puddle of Mudd, pop singer Aaron Carter and hard rockers Y&T are among the featured acts set for X-Fest this year, the massive downtown Modesto music festival set for Aug. 3.