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Stanislaus County Fair brings a bevy of musical entertainment

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The Stanislaus County Fair has put together an entertainment lineup that will satisfy the music tastes of multitudes, with rock, country, R&B, and Latin acts set to take the stage during the fair’s run.

The Stanislaus County Fair 2023 concert line up will open with Platinum award winning Country artist Parmalee on July 7. The concert will be hosted by KAT COUNTRY 103.3.

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Famed singer, popular classical/hip-hop duo among top Modesto area entertainment

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Patti LaBelle brings her hits to the Gallo Center, as does the musical duo Black Violin. The annual camellia show returns, along with much more Modesto area entertainment planned for March 18-24.

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CA County Fairs 2023 Guide: Where To Find The Fun In California

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Ready to stop and smell the corn dogs?

County fairs — annual extravaganzas that lure thousands with fun, food and entertainment— return in full force in 2023 throughout California communities.

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Rihanna Super Bowl Halftime Show Review

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I watched Rihanna’s Super Bowl halftime show at a Buffalo Wild Wings in Turlock, California, a small city in the Central Valley that sits nestled against state Route 99. I was road-tripping back to LA after a weekend away, and witnessing Rihanna’s first live performance in five years seemed like a good way to break up the drive. 

I wasn’t expecting much. I like Rihanna, but I’m a casual fan. I don’t seek out her music; I have no opinions about when she should release her next album. 

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Wiz Khalifa, E-40 to perform in Turlock at music festival and cannabis expo

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TURLOCK, Calif. (KTXL) — Rap artists Wiz Khalifa and E-40 are some of the names who will perform at the Dazed on the Green Music Festival and Cannabis Expo this weekend in Turlock. 

According to the event’s Instagram page, the event will take place on Saturday and Sunday at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds with Khalifa as the headliner on the latter day. E-40 is on Sunday’s lineup that includes other hip-hop acts Cypress Hill and Bone Thugs & Harmony.

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Cornerstone Marks 20 years of dance

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Even after two decades in the business, Monica Barnes still gets butterflies when it’s time to take the stage. The only difference now is that it is not her own impending performance that wakes up her nerves, but rather that of her students.

Barnes is the owner of Cornerstone Dance Studio in Gustine and her business has been teaching youngsters on the Westside how to shuffle-ball-chain, plié and every dance step in between. This season, the business is going into their 20th year.

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MJC football reloads as it looks to continue success starting with Saturday’s home opener

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In Modesto Junior College head coach Rusty Stivers’ first season, he didn’t send any players to Division I schools. That was in 2015.

“My first year, we had zero Division I recruits, and that year, (San Joaquin) Delta had a running back go to UNLV,” Stivers recalled at MJC Football’s media day. “I told our recruiting guy, ‘I would do anything just to get one guy to go to a Division I school.’”

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Looking to get out and have some fun? Where to find it in Modesto, Mother Lode regions

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A September full of festivals kicks off with three events in Newman, Turlock and the Mother Lode. They are just part of the entertainment planned in the Modesto region from Sept. 3-9.


The Sierra Nevada Arts and Crafts Festival returns to Arnold with more than 50 booths featuring handcrafted goods, specialty foods and antiques. In addition, the Ebbetts Pass Volunteer Fire Department will sell local ales.

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Popular acts to headline Turlock theater as new season announced. Here’s who’s coming

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Plenty to choose from, much more to come. That’s the word from Turlock Community Theatre, where seven acts have been announced for its 2022-23 season.

He and his staff are looking to add at least 10 more shows to the lineup, said Kit Casey, managing director of the theater.

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Annual food sampling event returns. Wine and film also among Modesto area entertainment

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Local restaurant fare can be sampled by the public at the annual Taste of Oakdale. The State Theatre will throw a wine mixer and film screening, as well as offer a classic John Wayne film. Those are among the entertainment options in the Modesto region Aug 20-26.


The 14th annual Taste of Oakdale returns with 12 of the city’s restaurants offering samples of their food in one place.

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