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New Year, New Entertainment Coming To Merced

What are your 2020 resolutions? Save more money? Exercise more? Lose weight? Get organized? I believe those are in the top 5 every year, year after year. Well, how about “Get out more?” See what the Merced area has to offer. This would be a perfect month to start. Of note on Jan. 17, 7 p.m.  – the Merced Theatre presents the…

New Playhouse show, great acts at Merced Theatre, and pizza

How bout a pizza? How bout a pizza from the place that was rated No. 1 in Merced by me just a few months ago, but then closed? It’s been closed for a couple months. But, wow — it has just re-opened! Yes, Pizza Villa, a Merced icon for more than 60 years took the shutters off last weekend. Under new ownership, it’s been busy, they are…

Big Band Era Returns For Special Night


Let’s try a quiz. Hold up your hand if you know these names: Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington and Tommy Dorsey. Hand still up? Lower it if you can’t name one song that each made famous. Yes, these are the “golden oldies” of the big band era – back in the 1940s and ’50s. Tomorrow, June 21, right here in Merced at the…

Merced’s non-stop variety is the spice of life

Written in 1785, William Cowper's poem, “The Task, stated that, “Variety is the very spice of life, That gives it all its flavor.” That’s certainly true this month, not only is there plenty to do, but also a huge variety. It ranges from, Acrobats in a new Shanghai Circus, to Magnificent Mozart, to Shakespeare in Yosemite Park to a…

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