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BROKEN TOYS-30 Years in the Making Live at the Gallo Center July 18th

BROKEN TOYS-30 Years in the Making Live at the Gallo Center July 18th

     Moving to a town that only had 8 exits off the Freeway(what kind of cultural wasteland was my parents moving us to) was a pretty big shock for a teenager from LA(and what classic 80 movie plots seemed to be all about.) What did this "hick town" have to offer to a Modernist Punk from the "Big City." I remember the first High School dance I attended the DJ had a list of bands not to play, no Bauhaus, no Cure, no Blondie, not even the B-52's. I noticed in a box a 7" a band that wasn't on the list The Dead Kennedys so I had him play Holiday in Cambodia(a small win for my rebellious soul.)  I was a stranger in a strange land being assaulted by Jocks and Cowboys for the clothes on my back and the way I wore my hair.

Original & largest Celtic Faire returns to Sonora!

Original & largest Celtic Faire returns to Sonora!

Celebrating the cultures of Ireland, Scotland, Cornwall, Wales, and all Celtic Nations with the 29th Annual Sonora Celtic Faire located at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds.

Sonora- America's original Celtic Faire, featured on National Geographic Television, returns to the Mother Lode Fairgrounds on March 6-8th, 2015. The 29th Annual Sonora Celtic Faire will expand to three days of never ending Celtic entertainment. The largest gathering of Celtic musicians will be one of the highlights at this year's event, from high-energy Celtic rock bands to the most traditional of groups. With 20 musical groups, performing on five stages, the faire offers something to every age and ear!

For more information, go to WWW.SonoraCelticFaire.com

Source: Jenn Jordan, Sonora Celtic Faire 

University of the Pacific's Conservatory of Music announces new music industry studies degree

University of the Pacific's Conservatory of Music announces new music industry studies degree

Beginning in the fall, University of the Pacific's Conservatory of Music will offer a bachelor of science in music industry studies designed to prepare students for success in today's music industry. The program is the first of its kind in the region.

"The Music Management Program has been very successful over the years in preparing students for careers in the music industry because the type of courses and experiences we offer has adapted as the industry has evolved," said Keith Hatschek, Music Management Program director who designed the music industry studies degree for the program.

2015 She Rocks Awards; Celebrating Women in the Music Industry

2015 She Rocks Awards; Celebrating Women in the Music Industry

The Women's International Music Network held their 3rd Annual She Rocks Awards ceremony in Anaheim, California during the NAMM Convention on January 23, 2015 celebrating outstanding women in the music industry.  This incredible event was hosted by WiMN founder Laura B. Whitmore, and platinum-selling guitarist Orianthi in the Hilton Hotel Pacific Ballroom which honored several women for their hard work and success.

YES KIDS to Present Disney’s “Alice in Wonderland, Jr.”

YES KIDS to Present Disney’s “Alice in Wonderland, Jr.”

YES (Youth Entertainment Stage) KIDS and KIDETTES will present “DISNEY’S ALICE IN WONDERLAND” in the Downey High School Auditorium on the following dates:

·         Friday, January 23, 2015 @ 7:00 p.m.

·         Saturday, January 24, 2015 @ 3:00 p.m.

·         Sunday, January 25, 2015 @ 3:00 p.m.

Tickets are $8 & $12 and can be purchased online at www.showtix4u.com or by calling YES Company at 238-6850.

Sponsored by the Stanislaus County Office of Education and the Education Foundation of Stanislaus County, Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Jr. is an adaptation of the classic Disney film. Join Alice as she chases the White Rabbit, races the Dodo Bird, gets tied up with Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, raps with a bubble-blowing Caterpillar, and beats the Queen of Hearts at her own game!

University of the Pacific gears up for Black History Month celebration

University of the Pacific gears up for Black History Month celebration

University of the Pacific’s annual Black History Month celebration includes activities that honor the history and heritage of African-Americans and the African Diaspora. Throughout the month of February, students, faculty and staff put on numerous events, including a keynote speaker, gospel concert, poetry reading, roundtable discussions and various guest lecturers.

Activists Dr. Melba Beals and Dr. Angela Davis, gospel legends The Clark Sisters, and nationally recognized poet Rowan Ricardo Phillips will be featured as University of the Pacific celebrates Black History Month in February. The theme for this year’s celebration is “A Century of Black Life, History and Culture.”