To listen to interview with Imam of Islamic Center of Modesto, click onto the link: seg1-5
Tune into Arts in the Valley on Saturday, August 6th at 8:05 PM for host Kim McMillon’s interview of the Imam of The Islamic Center of Modesto, one of the oldest Mosques in Stanislaus and San Joaquin counties. The Mosque was established in 1983.
The Modesto Imam (preacher), Ahmad Kayello, who originated from Lebanon, will discuss Ramadan and the origins of Islam on Arts in the Valley. Ramadan, which began August 1st, is the 9th month in the Islamic (lunar) year calendar. Muslims fast every day in the month of Ramadan from dawn to sunset from food, drink, and other things that break the fast. It is a time for inner reflection, devotion to God, and self-control.
To listen to the interview with Heike Hambley, click onto the link:seg2-7
Our Second guest Producer Heike Hambley will discuss The annual Merced ShakespeareFest upcoming 10th season with Shakespeare’s comedy “Much Ado About Nothing.” Merced ShakespeareFest staged “Much Ado” as its opening production in 2002. The play about the “merry war” between Beatrice and Benedick returns, this time set in Granada, Spain.
Director Heike Hambley and a cast of 20 performers from Fresno to Modesto bring the production to Applegate Park on Aug. 13-14 and Aug. 20-21.
The shows — 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Saturdays, 6 p.m. Sundays — are free.
For more, call (209) 723 3265 or go to http://www.merced shakespearefest.org.