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THE ILL LIST 17: A POETRY SLAM INVITATIONAL

Dec. 10, 2022
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Center Stage Kids present CHRISTMAS WINDOWS

Dec. 11, 2022
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Strut Performing Arts presents: The Night Before Christmas

Dec. 16 - 18, 2022

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On Stage

THE ILL LIST 17: A POETRY SLAM INVITATIONAL

Dec. 10, 2022
On Stage

Center Stage Kids present CHRISTMAS WINDOWS

Dec. 11, 2022
On Stage

Strut Performing Arts presents: The Night Before Christmas

Dec. 16 - 18, 2022

World Cup at The State

Dec. 18, 2022
Modesto PoeCon

POE’S PUB

Jan. 13, 2023
Modesto PoeCon

Modesto PoeCon, an Opera Modesto Story Into Song Literacy Initiative Production

Jan. 14, 2023

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Movies On My Mind

“Trading Places: A Comic Switch with an Eye on Eddie Murphy” By Arnold Anthony Schmidt Most of us have spent time daydreaming about “what if?” What if we were richer? Smarter? More athletic? Less shy? Lots of things. In the course of dreaming, we perhaps consider which person in the world we’d like to change […]

Movies On My Mind

“The Manchurian Candidate: A Political Thriller That Packs a Wallop”  By Arnold Anthony Schmidt  Back in the day, talk of the Beatles and “Beatle-mania” saturated the news. My mother claimed that, when it came pop star frenzy, her generation had all of us (then) young people beat. After all, she’d been one of the thousands of […]

Movies On My Mind

Spectacle & Personality: Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette  By Arnold Anthony Schmidt  Legend has it that Marie Antoinette, when confronted with the poverty of breadless peasants, reportedly said “let them eat cake.” This is one of those “facts” that we all know about the eighteenth-century French queen, and it’s actually not true. For the many who […]

Movies On My Mind

Rebel Without a Cause and “The Kids Today!” By Arnold Anthony Schmidt It seems as if people have always complained about “the kids today!” Those young people don’t respect their elders. They’re wild. Too sexual. The satirist Juvenal, writing in the second century, paints Roman youth – and, in fairness, pretty much everyone else! – […]

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