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Sierra Rep to present famed musical Cabaret in Sonora

Opening Sept. 20 at the East Sonora Theatre, we are thrilled to bring you the Sierra Rep premiere of Cabaret, book by Joe Masteroff, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb. Cabaret opened on Broadway in 1966 and ran for 1,165 performances (in three different houses: The Broadhurst, The Imperial, and The Broadway). The show is a musical…

Ahlwardt wins $2,000 prize In Labor Day Weekend Special

By Don Martin II Guy Ahlwardt won the 30 lap IMCA Sport Modified Main Event Saturday night at Merced Speedway. Ahlwardt is the runaway IMCA State point leader and is currently third in points at Merced. This was his second win here, and it paid $2,000 as the track was offering an increased purse. The money helped draw a 28 car field…

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…

Carnegie exhibit spotlights superhero influence

The touring “My Hero: Contemporary Art and Superhero Action” will open at the Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock on Sept. 14 and run through Jan. 12. A art panel discussion is also planned on Sept. 22. My Hero! re-envisions the significance of the magic cape, lasso, or superhuman powers and the expectations that come with them. Organized by the…

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