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Youth Art Show at Stanislaus County Office of Education through April 4

Youth Art Show at Stanislaus County Office of Education through April 4

As part of Youth Arts Month the Stanislaus County Office of Education, in partnership with the Stanislaus County Alliance for Arts Education, is hosting a Region 6 Student Art Show.  The public is invited to visit the Educationally Interpretive Exhibition, “Making Arts Learning Visible,” through April 4, 2014 (8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) at the Stanislaus County Office of Education (1100 H Street, 2nd floor).  The Art Show features student work and teachings from preschool to high school students across Region 6.*

YES KIDETTES to Mark 8th Year with Disney’s “Aladdin, Kids!”

YES (Youth Entertainment Stage) KIDETTES will present Disney’s “Aladdin, Kids!” beginning at 7:00 p.m. on February 21, 2014 at Johansen High School Theatre, 641 Norseman Drive in Modesto.  Two additional matinee performances are scheduled for February 22nd and 23rd at 3:00 p.m. 

Tickets are $8 for children 2-12 years of age and seniors (age 55+), and $12 for teens and adults. Infants under 2 will not be admitted. Tickets are available at www.yescompany.org and at the Box Office one and a half hours (1.5) hours prior to each performance. Tickets will reflect assigned seating.

San Joaquin USA 2014 Brubeck Festival spans nation, jazz styles

San Joaquin USA 2014 Brubeck Festival spans nation, jazz styles

Jarreau, Palmieri, Carrington head festival lineup; concert series, exhibit highlight coast-to-coast celebration of Dave Brubeck's life

University of the Pacific's Brubeck Institute has announced an impressive Grammy Award-winning lineup for its 13th annual Brubeck Festival celebrating the music and life of Dave Brubeck. Al Jarreau, Eddie Palmieri and Terri Lyne Carrington will headline 2014 Brubeck Festival: Coast to Coast, March 27-29, in Stockton.

2014 Brubeck Festival: Coast to Coast also makes the cross-country connection to the April 7-13 Brubeck tribute at Jazz at Lincoln Center. That New York City celebration will include a six-month exhibit, "Dave Brubeck: Jazz Ambassador," performances of new arrangements of Brubeck's music by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, performances by Brubeck's sons, and current and past Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet members.

YES Company Presents “Gift of Song”

YES (Youth Entertainment Stage) Company is gearing up for their fourth annual production of “Gift of Song,” a holiday music review and sing-a-long slated to open at the Gallo Center for the Arts in December.  A special project of the Stanislaus County Office of Education and the Education Foundation of Stanislaus County, tickets ($8-$15) are now on sale at the Gallo Center for the Arts Box Office and at www.galloarts.org.  Performances will be:

Something Special this way comes

Something Special this way comes

Something truly special is coming to the Brewhouse on November 7 as part of their Rockabilly Cruise Nights. Roddy Radiation's Skabilly Rebels (featuring Lynval Golding for this west coast run.)

Roddy and Lynval played guitar and did vocals for The Specials, the band that coined the term Two Tone and had seven UK Top 10 singles, many of which they will be performing when they play in Modesto. The Skabilly Rebels as the name infers perform a mix of SKA and Rockabilly so put on your dancing shoes and get ready to feel the beat.

One of California's biggest names in Rockabilly, The Chop Tops will be returning and are sure not to disappoint. They have been performing all over the US for 18 years and just completed their 13th full US Tour.

A Night Celebrating the legendary Don Maddox

A Night Celebrating the legendary Don Maddox

In 1937 the Maddox Brothers and Rose started playing music in Modesto, where they recorded for Columbia, Capitol  Decca and other Record labels.

Maddox Brothers and Rose were called the world's most colorful hillbilly band. Fred Maddox (Bassist) is credited in some circles as creating the slap bass technique that defined Rockabilly and early Rock n' Roll.  

MAMA 2013 Your Vote Counts.

MAMA 2013 Your Vote Counts.

It is Fall in the Central Valley and that means one thing (well maybe not just one thing, but) voting has started for the Modesto Area Music Awards.