Lynn's Picks

Lynn's Picks Every season at the Gallo Center a few hidden gems emerge—less well known shows that take patrons by surprise with their charm and unconventionality. We call them “Lynn’s Picks.” Look for this thumbs up symbol. It’s a nod from CEO Lynn Dickerson that you might consider taking a chance on a show!

THE CHOIR OF MAN

Saturday, February 16, 2019, 8 pm
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The runaway hit of numerous international music festivals is hitting the road for its first U.S. tour! Known across the globe as “the ultimate-feel good show,” The Choir of Man offers up 90 minutes of indisputable joy! It’s a party. It’s a concert. It’s a pint-filled good time set in a working pub that combines hair-raising harmonies, high-energy dance, and live Percussion with foot-stomping choreography. The multi-talented cast of nine handsome blokes sings everything – pub tunes, folk, opera, classic rock – all to roof-raising heights. It’s the best singing, dancing, stomping, pub crawl of a concert you’ll ever attend! CHEERS! (Not recommended for children under 10.)

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WE SHALL OVERCOME

Sunday, March 3, 2019, 3 pm
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A CELEBRATION OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. Inspired by the words and action of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., We Shall Overcome showcases African American music traditions that electrified generations of civil rights activists and defenders with interwoven spoken word from Dr. King’s recorded speeches. This production ties together gospel, classical, jazz, Broadway and spirituals. From Aretha Franklin to Wynton Marsalis; Duke Ellington to Stevie Wonder; Nina Simone to Donny Hathaway, and more, producer and star Damien Sneed’s unique understanding of each genre allows him to fluidly cover so much musical ground in a single performance.

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MICHAEL JR

Thursday, April 25, 2019, 7:30 pm
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Known as the comedian who is more than funny, Michael Jr. brings laughter and understanding to audiences all over the world. Often a keynote at Fortune 500 companies, his versatility has landed him on Tedx Talks, Oprah, and The Tonight Show on NBC. He is an author and producer, and is currently creating a new experience that will take people on a journey to finding more. With comedy as the vehicle, and purpose the destination, you will laugh in such a way that will inspire you to look inside and ask, "What am I called to deliver?"

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THE PLATTERS

Saturday, June 1, 2019, 7:30 pm
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What a perfect concert to help kick off Modesto’s Graffiti Summer celebrations—with a group that had two hit songs on the soundtrack for “American Graffiti” directed by native son George Lucas! Though the performers’ names have changed down through the years, the oh-so-memorable music remains a wonderful constant. The Platters charted 40 hit records—among them “Only You,” “The Great Pretender,” “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes,” and “Twilight Time.” Experience the distinctive sound of one of the most successful vocal groups of the early rock and roll era!

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