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Gala Countdown/17 Days

Different exposures, identical philosophy

One was a performing arts star in high school; the other was forced to take piano lessons as a child and hated it. But David Halvorson and Carl Boyett grew up to become key backers of the Gallo center. They are members of the board of trustees, donors and co-chairmen of the major gifts committee. Page B-3

The Gallo Center for the Arts, at 10th and I streets in Modesto, holds its grand opening gala Sept. 27. The center has two theaters: the 1,252-seat Mary Stuart Rogers Theater and the 444-seat Foster Family Theater. www.galloarts.org, 338-2100.