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Samba, Black history musical and ‘Collision’ among entertainment options in Modesto area

A musical on Black history and Brazilian Samba come to the Gallo Center for the Arts in Modesto. Those are just two of the entertainment highlights planned in the region for Feb. 11-17.

Black history musical

“OURstory the Black History Musical” from School Yard Rap is an educational experience for learners of all ages that is coming to the Gallo Center. Written by Griot B, the show “will take you on a journey through time where you will learn about the amazing stories not taught in schools,” according to the Gallo Center website. The show promises to leave audiences educated, uplifted and entertained.

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17

WHERE: Gallo Center for the Arts, 1000 I St., Modesto

TICKETS: $15-$50

ONLINE: www.galloarts.org

Brazil Beyond Samba

Performers Caro Pierotto and Farofa take audiences on a musical tour with their Brazil Beyond Samba show. The performance features rhythms and melodies of their birthplace, Brazil. Their show will pull into the Gallo Center.

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17

WHERE: Gallo Center for the Arts, 1000 I St., Modesto

TICKETS: $29-$59

ONLINE: www.galloarts.org

Brazil Beyond Samba will play at the Gallo Center.
Brazil Beyond Samba will play at the Gallo Center.

“Collision VII”

Mistlin Gallery presents the exhibit “Collision VII,” where 18 poets and 18 photographers were paired and challenged to create singular works that represent both of their personal views. There will be a reception and poetry reading with a slide show of the photographs on Feb. 24 at 7 p.m.

WHEN: Through March 4, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, noon-4 p.m. Saturdays

WHERE: Mistlin Gallery, 1015 J St. Modesto

ADMISSION: Free

ONLINE: ccaagallery.org

Jeremy Denk

Pianist Jeremy Denk has appeared at Carnegie Hall and worked with orchestras including the Chicago Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony and Cleveland Orchestra. He brings his recital performance to the Gallo Center.

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14

WHERE: Gallo Center for the Arts, 1000 I St., Modesto

TICKETS: $39-$79

ONLINE: www.galloarts.org

“I’ll Be Seeing You”

Prospect Theater Project presents a Radio Cavalcade production of “I’ll Be Seeing You.” Ginger Rogers, Joseph Cotton and Shirley Temple starred in the 1944 romantic film, about a soldier suffering from combat fatigue who meets a young woman. Their mutual loneliness blossoms into romance, according to the Prospect website.

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11

WHERE: Prospect Theatre Project, 1214 K St., Modesto

TICKETS: $15

ONLINE: prospecttheaterproject.org

Matt Dusk Sings Sinatra

The cool, classy style and energy from the Rat Pack shows of yesterday come from crooner Matt Dusk. He and his sextet bring their homage to Frank Sinatra to the Gallo Center.

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16

WHERE: Gallo Center for the Arts, 1000 I St., Modesto

TICKETS: $39-$59

ONLINE: www.galloarts.org