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'America' set to perform at Stanislaus County Fair

'America' set to perform at Stanislaus County Fair

TURLOCK - Whether you get there by plane, train, automobile or on “A Horse With No Name,” get to the Stanislaus County Fair to hear the classic-rock sounds of America.

The Grammy winning group, America, will perform on Sunday, July 17, at the Stanislaus County Fair. The group will appear on the Budweiser Variety Free Stage at 8:30 p.m. The concert is hosted by Sunny 102.3 and is free with the price of Fair admission.

“America has had long-standing success,” said Adrenna Alkhas, spokesperson for the Stanislaus County Fair. “The classic sounds of this group are sure to have fair-goers of all ages swaying in their seats.”

Art imitates history in the creation of America, the band that is, with both band and country having origins in England. The band’s founding members met in high school in London in the late 1960’s and quickly harmonized their way to the top of the charts.

Joan Jett & the Blackhearts to perform at Stanislaus County Fair July 22

Joan Jett & the Blackhearts to perform at Stanislaus County Fair July 22

TURLOCK - Joan Jett and the Blackhearts will bring their "Bad Reputation" to the stage at this year’s Stanislaus County Fair. The punk-rock group will perform on Friday, July 22 on the Budweiser Variety Free Stage at 8:30 p.m. The concert will be hosted by 104.1 THE HAWK and is free with the price of fair admission.

"Veteran punk-rock lovers won’t want to miss this amazing show," said Adrenna Alkhas, spokesperson for the Stanislaus County Fair. "Joan Jett and the Blackhearts are sure to bring some great energy the Fair’s Budweiser Variety Free Stage."

As the leader of the hard-rocking Blackhearts, Jett has had eight platinum and gold albums and nine Top 40 singles, including the classics "I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll," "I Hate Myself For Loving You" and "Crimson and Clover." Jett was one of only two women named to Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 100 greatest guitar players of all time.

Country singer Clint Black to perform at Stanislaus County Fair

Country singer Clint Black to perform at Stanislaus County Fair

TURLOCK - Country crooner Clint Black will be "Killin’ Time" this summer at the 2011 Stanislaus County Fair. The Grammy nominated singer-songwriter will perform on Friday, July 15, 2011, at the Stanislaus County Fair. He will appear on the Budweiser Variety Free Stage at 8:30 p.m. The concert is hosted by KAT COUNTRY 103.3 and is free with the price of Fair admission.

"Clint Black is an impressive country music classic," said Chris Borovansky, chief executive officer for the Stanislaus County Fair. "We anticipate that his fans will come from far and near to hear Clint’s pure and amazing voice live in concert."

Black has long been celebrated as one of country music’s brightest stars. Black is multi-talented as singer-songwriter, musician and actor.

Students compete in Nat'l Engineers Week regional finals

Students compete in Nat'l Engineers Week regional finals

TURLOCK - Middle school students from Northern California schools will compete in the National Engineers Week Future City Competition regional finals on Saturday, Jan. 22 from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. at CSU Stanislaus, One University Circle in Turlock.

Students in the 6th, 7th and 8th grades have created future cities in large tabletop models as part of the non-profit educational program's competition. Students have worked with a teacher and volunteer engineer mentor since September to present and defend their cities to judges at the regional finals.

This year's theme is "Providing a Reliable and Effective Health Care Product or System that Improves a Sick, Injured, or Disabled Patient's Quality of Life and Comfort."A

The winning team will go to Washington, D.C. to compete against 34 other regions at Future City National Finals from Feb.

Turlock to host 45th Annual Gem, Jewelry & Rock Show

Turlock to host 45th Annual Gem, Jewelry & Rock Show

 

TURLOCK - The Mother Lode Mineral Society will host the 45th Annual Gem, Jewelry and Rock show on March 12 and 13, at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds located at 900 North Broadway in Turlock.

Proceeds from the show will go to providing scholarships for earth science students, supporting college classes with equipment and instruction and doing classroom presentations for K-12 about the rock cycle, minerals and fossils.

The annual show features everything from dinosaur fossil exhibits to an expert editor for the magazine "Rock & Gem." Attendees will have the opportunity to make unique jewelry out of natural rocks and gemstones.

To learn more about how you can support the local community, visit www.turlockgemshow.com and www.motherlodemineralsociety.com.