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New virtual event: ‘Passion for Shakespeare’

In this new year of 2021 the local Shakespeare Festival will be celebrating its 20th season. This season will look different, but local thespians have learned a lot over the past year by filming the “Ricardo/Richard” episodes and recording The Tempest as a radio play. The first virtual event of 2021 will be “Passion for Shakespeare” — a…

Merced celebrates Juneteenth holiday

Residents from across Merced gathered together in front of the Merced County Courthouse Museum for a Juneteenth celebration last Friday, June 19. The special day of celebration marks the announcement that tens of thousands of African-Americans in Texas had been emancipated, closing the door on one of the last chapters of slavery in…

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