Merced County Times Newspaper
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Sport Modifieds get big race Saturday at Merced Speedway

By Don Martin II Special to the Times The IMCA Sport Modifieds have a big event coming this Saturday night at Merced Speedway and several of the tracks in the area aren't running the division this weekend. A few drivers who might otherwise have to make a long trip up north to go racing now have Merced as an option for a big money race.…

Playhouse Merced begins new Theater Conservatory

By Yanira Ledezma Playhouse Merced, located at 452 W Main St., is happily welcoming back its theater arts conservatory program. The conservatory focuses on teaching kids aged 6 through 18 theater art skills in voice, acting, jazz, tap, and acrobatics. Beth Christensen has returned to the Playhouse theater as the educational director, and…

SENIORS GONE WILD!

You will have to try really hard not to enjoy Ripcord by Sonora’s Sierra Repertory Theatre (SRT) at the Fallon House Theatre in Columbia State Park. The outstanding, unforgettable comedy runs Wednesdays though Sundays, with the last show on Sept. 15. David Lindsay-Abaire, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, has created a play of high-…

Musical presents life, artistry of singer Natalie Cole

The original musical, “Truly Unforgettable, the Untold Story of Natalie Cole” by Michelle W. Allison, a local singer and actress, was presented Aug. 16 through 18 at the Merced Multicultural Arts Center in Merced. Saturday’s show was an evening filled with top-notch entertainment in which the ups and downs of the life of Natalie Cole were…

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