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MLK Jr. image takes shape on new mural

A mural honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Cesar Chavez, and the powerful message of peaceful protest they shared is currently in the works on the Merced Food Center building at 1150 MLK Jr. Way. Meanwhile, a pizza fundraiser was held last Friday to raise funds for future murals throughout the city of Merced. The efforts…

Merced Shakespearefest poised to celebrate 20 years

In this new year of 2021, the local Shakespeare Festival will be celebrating its 20th season! Artistic Director and Founder Heike Hambley directed the first Shakespeare comedy for the young theater company, “Much Ado About Nothing,” in August of 2002! The staging happened outdoors in Applegate Park, at the MOAT (Merced Open Air Theater),…

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