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September 11th, 2011

The Historic State Theatre

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Written by: Darin Morris
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VMIRocks Fall Tour hits The State Theatre November 6.
The State, with its magnificent marquee, luxurious lobby, plush seating, warm and welcoming ambience and state-of-the-art facilities that include theatrical lighting and a modern and fully-equipped Green Room.
The State Theatre sits at the center of Modesto’s revitalized downtown with its mix of office and retail space, restaurants, art galleries, civic centers, clubs and other sites of cultural and historic significance. Yesterday and today are gently juxtaposed in downtown Modesto’s unique blend of old and new: Two blocks north east of The State are the stately McHenry Mansion and McHenry Museum & Historical Society — which originally served as the city’s first library — both of which were named for one of Modesto’s founding families. Three blocks to the south east is the Gallo Center for the Performing Arts, a multi-million dollar performing arts center that debuted in the fall of 2007. Three blocks to the north west is Graceada Park, Modesto’s oldest city park, designed by John McClaren, the designer of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, and developed in 1907. Two blocks to the south west is the decade-old McClatchy Park, a small oasis of lawn and roses, dedicated by the McClatchy newspaper family (and owners of The Modesto Bee).





About the Author

Darin Morris
Musicians Institute grad. B.A. in classical guitar performance from CSUS. Working musician/guitar teacher since 80's. Started VMIRocks with Rob Berhorst in 2009. Christian.




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