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Merced Arts Wrap for Jan. 24, 2014

Symphony winter concert set for 7:30 tonight

The Merced Symphony’s winter concert, “Villains and Heroes,” is scheduled for 7:30 tonight at the Merced Theatre. The concert will feature classic and modern favorites, from Superman to Maurice Ravel’s “Bolero.” The Merced Theatre is at 301 W. Main St. in downtown Merced. For tickets and information, call (209) 381-0500 or visit

Dance Kaleidoscope returns to stage

Dancers from some of the area’s best-known dance studios will perform at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Feb. 22 in the Merced College Theater. Dance Kaleidoscope returns for another year of entertainment, featuring young dancers from Denisa’s School of Dance, Mariposa Academy of Performing Arts, Merced Academy of Dance, STEPS Dance Studio, Dancer’s Studio, Merced Belly Dance Company and South Pacific Dance Company. Tickets are $10 general, $8 for ASMC student body cardholders, children under 12, and seniors. Tickets can be purchased at Peraino’s at Bear Creek Galleria, Passadori’s in Atwater, Gottschalk Music, Merced College Bookstore and Merced College Theater Box Office one hour before the show. For more information, call (209) 384-6224.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo to play at Merced Theatre

South Africa’s Ladysmith Black Mambazo is scheduled to perform at the Merced Theatre from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. March 6. The group is one of the most famous a cappella vocal groups of all time, and has been thrilling audiences for more than 50 years with its strong proud melodies and graceful Zulu dance moves. The group has received 14 Grammy Award nominations and three Grammy Awards, according to its biography. Tickets are $15-$35. The Merced Theatre is at 301 W. Main St.

Last weekend for ‘I Love You, You’re Perfect ...’

The sketch comedy “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” runs through Sunday. Tickets are on sale for tonight and Saturday evening at 7:30 and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets are $22 general, $20 for seniors, $12 for students and $10 for children. Tickets can be purchased by calling (209) 725-8587 or by visiting the box office at 452 W. Main St. in downtown Merced from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Islands at The Partisan

Indie-rock band Islands is scheduled to perform at 8 p.m. next Friday at The Partisan. Tickets are $10, ages 21 and up only. The Partisan is at 432 W. Main St. in downtown Merced. For more information, visit

Etta James tribute concert

Vocalist Cheryl Lockett will perform a tribute concert to the blues of Etta James at 7 p.m. Feb. 8 at the Merced Arts Center’s Black Box Theatre, located at 645 W. Main St. in downtown Merced. Tickets are $25. For more information, call (209) 720-4997.

Sound Remedy featured at the Star Club in Merced

The Star Club will feature the band Sound Remedy starting at 9 p.m. today and Saturday. There is no cover charge, ages 21 and up only. The Star Club is at 1331 W. Main St. in Merced. For more information, call (209) 723-1047.