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Foster Farms holding anthem-singing contest

Young singers and singing groups 18 and under from throughout the Central Valley and Bay Area are invited to compete in an anthem-singing contest. The winner will perform at the Foster Farms Bowl at Levi’s Stadium on Dec. 27.

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Trü Hope Youth Summit brings motivation, job fair to Stockton students

 

Jeremy Bates, the founder of Trü Hope Youth Summit, warms up the crowd of students at Stockton Arena on the morning of Oct. 19.

By MARC LUTZ
Business Journal Editor

STOCKTON—Thousands of students from throughout San Joaquin County arrived at the Stockton Arena to hear messages of hope and encouragement.

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Student film festival calling for entries

The Grand Foundation in Tracy is accepting entries for its 2018 Student Film Festival.

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Modesto area music

Modesto area music
The Modesto Area Music Awards celebrates performers from around the greater Modesto Area. Over the last 18 Years, we have seen some Winners go on to National and International Fame; Flying Blind, Grandaddy, Moonshine Bandits, DEV, UVR, and Megan Slankard have all found success beyond the 209. 
 
 
This year the MAMAs celebrate 18 years and I am sure that Murphy and Ricci had no idea that they would still be hosting the Show all these years later. It is a testament to how much talent we have in the area.We can only hope that many of this year's class are recognized beyond just receiving the stainless steel Carhop trophy. The talent is there as well as the drive for many of the nominees. The Event is Free but is invite only.

Set designer infuses plays with inspiration from life

 

Brian Johnson works on a design sketch in his workshop at Stockton Civic Theatre.

By NORA HESTON TARTE
Business Journal Writer
nhestontarte@cvbizjournal.com

STOCKTON — Brian Johnson is in the business of selling a fantasy, creating stage sets for local theatre companies that tell a story and transport both characters and audience into a new world.
“The best part of what I do is to help tell the stories with the things I create. We go to all kinds of different places throughout the seasons,” he said. “One show I may be building forests, the next it’s castles.”

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Haggin Museum undergoes historic refurbishment

 

The south entrance of the Haggin Museum.

By Nora Heston Tarte
Business Journal Writer
nhestontarte@cvbizjournal.com

STOCKTON — The Haggin Museum is enhancing its visitor experience with a $2.5 million refurbishment — the largest, single investment the Haggin has made to its building and art collection in its 86 years of operation.

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Modesto artist creates success for self, others with Craft Grab

 

Stephanie Burtch in front of the Tri-Chromatic Gallery in Modesto, where First Friday Craft Grab is held.

By Nora Heston Tarte
Business Journal Writer
nhestontarte@cvbizjournal.com

MODESTO — Stephanie Foster Burtch started out as a jewelry maker, an artist selling her wares through an Etsy shop online called Wow Era Jewel. But her online presence left her longing for customer interaction; watching buyers experience the artistry firsthand, and engaging with them in a more intimate environment.

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