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Families say it’s final year for ‘Lights On Sunset’  

Say it isn’t so. The free neighborhood Christmas display and music show — Lights On Sunset — will turn off for good after this year. For 17 years, John and Jena Libecki, along with their neighbors, Sean and Michelle Ryan, have put on a free Christmas light show across their homes on Sunset Drive near Solano Court during the winter holiday…

Big band swing favorites coming to Merced College

The Merced College Jazz Ensemble will present “The Very Best of Big Band Swing Hits” on Friday, Dec. 15, starting at 7:30 p.m. Directed by Ken Taylor, this concert will feature some of Merced’s finest talent. Come enjoy a very entertaining evening with a local Big, Big Jazz Band featuring some of the greatest jazz music ever written. The show…

Atwater voice actor nominated for ‘Promo Demo’ award

When Frank Alcazar hit the gas in pursuit of a voice acting career about a year ago, he knew it was something to be taken seriously, and there was no time to waste. At 56, Alcazar had the passion, the maturity and the professionalism, but he also knew his dream required persistence, consistency, and resilience “I almost feel like…