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High School Theater Collaborates With Hollywood

A Hollywood makeup artist has teamed up with a local drama teacher to recreate a cult movie classic into a high school theater production. “We are thrilled to not only collaborate with but to gain industry skill sets from an artist like Brian Sipe,” said Amber Kirby, a drama teacher at Golden Valley High School. Kirby’s program…

Central California Band Review coming to Merced

The 62nd annual Central California Band Review (CCBR) will take place on Saturday, Nov. 12, at Golden Valley High School in Merced. The event will feature junior high and high school bands from around the state competing in multiple categories including parade, drumline, color guard and jazz. CCBR is the second longest-running band review in…

Ted Barber and Merced County’s underground rock scene

Although many people in the area aren’t aware of it, for quite some time Merced (and the greater Merced County/ San Joaquin Valley) has hosted a variety of rich underground music scenes. All of which with their own unique sound, community, and associated venues. Recently, the Times was able to sit down with a band actively making…

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