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Merced College to present ‘Era Otra Epoca’

Merced College Art Gallery will present an exhibition of paintings by Sacramento artist Jennifer Lugris, titled “Era Otra Epoca,” starting Feb. 18 and continuing to March 12. The public is invited to a reception with the artist on Feb. 19, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The event is free to the public. Lugris is best known for her vibrant,…

Longtime entertainers find best audience closer to home

Randy Mortensen is sitting in a booth at Country Waffles in Merced. The 65-year-old entertainer is wearing a button-up southwestern shirt, and a red, white and blue cowboy hat. There’s nothing but wheat toast on a plate in front of him, but there’s a glimmer of anticipation in his eyes. He’s about to take out a nearly worn-out…

Human Rights Film Festival in February

UC Merced’s 14th annual Human Rights Film Festival will present four films: “The Human Flow” on Feb. 7, “The Last Black Man in San Francisco” on Feb. 14, “500 Years” on Feb. 21, and “Adios Amor: The Search for Maria Moreno” on Feb. 28. The films, which are free to the public, will start at 7 p.m. on each of these four Fridays in…

Playhouse Merced enjoys a wonderful ‘Christmas Carol’

Based on the success of the radio show format of “It’s A Wonderful Life” performed last year, Playhouse Merced decided to do another live radio play, this time presenting an adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol” in December at the theater. Dickens’ timeless story of the transformation and redemption of Ebenezer Scrooge…

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