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Big Return To Stage For Weaver Arts Kids

After being on hiatus since 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the well-known and beloved Weaver Arts program makes its return to the Merced Theatre this Friday and Saturday with Beauty and the Beast Jr led by director Jenae Day. Performances are March 3, at 7 p.m.; and March 4, at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. When most people think of a middle…

Shakespeare & Community Theater — It’s A Timeless Combination

William Shakespeare once said, "How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world." In the same way, inspiration and joy radiates a great deal from grassroots theatre productions. In a time where a large percentage of popular media suffers due to mainstream conformity, it is increasingly more…

$4.2 million grant program to support artists in region

The Heartland Creative Corps intends to support art by individual artists and organizations in Merced, Stanislaus and Tuolumne counties with a $4.2 million program to increase the awareness and power of the arts within communities. The United Way of Merced County is the administering organization, and the Merced County Arts Council will serve as…

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