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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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Another hit musical production headed for the Gallo Center. Where and when to see it

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Another high-spirited musical comes to the Gallo Center for the Arts from a Modesto company.

“Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” plays Aug. 13-21, the second summer production from Modesto Performing Arts, now in its 54th season.

MPA presented “A Chorus Line” in June, its first live performance since the coronavirus pandemic.

The upcoming production is based on the 1954 film starring Jane Powell and Howard Keel.

The show is a “rip-roaring version of the famous MGM musical,” according to a press release from MPA. “’Seven Brides for Seven Brothers’ is an exuberant tale of the seven Pontipee brothers, hankerin’ for fun, fightin’, and frolickin’ in the 1850s Oregon wilderness.”

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Country music star bringing his songs to Modesto amphitheater. More area entertainment

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Country singer Jake Owen brings his hits to the Fruit Yard Amphitheatre in Modesto. Also planned is the annual Modstock music festival at Graceada Park. Those are just two of the entertainment options in the Modesto region planned from Aug. 6-12.


Country singer Jake Owen is set to play at the Fruit Yard Amphitheatre in Modesto. His hits include “Yee Haw,” “Don’t Think I Can’t Love You” and “Eight Second Ride.” Also appearing will be guest artist Chris Janson. Limited seats were available at press time.

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17 nights of concerts: This year’s California State Fair has musical acts for every generation

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After two years away, the gates to the California State Fair & Food Festival will re-open Friday at Cal Expo and run through the end of the month.

While food and carnival rides are sure to be the main attractions, every day will end with a music concert headlined by a mix of contemporary, legendary and tribute acts.

All shows start at 8 p.m. and all but one are free with general admission; reserved seating is available for an extra cost.

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Where, when to see Spanish comedian and band Slightly Stoopid in Modesto region

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Turlock Community Theatre brings in a Spanish-language comedy show and Ironstone Vineyards presents a concert by the band Slightly Stoopid. It’s also your last chance to visit this year’s Stanislaus County Fair, as well as catch the latest Sierra Repertory Theatre production. Here’s a look at some of the Modesto and Mother Lode region entertainment options from July 16-22.

Comedian Teo Gonzalez brings his Spanish-language show to Turlock Community Theatre. Gonzalez has had a lasting career in Mexico and the United States as a stand-up comedian, as well as on television.

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