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Happy February Modesto Friends!

Happy February Modesto Friends!

Greetings Modesto Friends, I love February! Why you ask? Valentine’s Day? Spring Skiing? No, both of my Murphy girls are born in February. That makes this month more special than anything. Happy Birthday Madison and Abigail. Your mom and I so very proud of you. There is something beautifully cathartic about February. January sits under […]

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CrabView – Let’s Eat

CrabView – Let’s Eat

CrabView By Chris Murphy I love crab. Seriously, Fresh crab, Sourdough bread, butter, and chardonnay might be one of the best food combos ever. My daughter Abbey and I are big time crab fiends, so it is likely you will see us at some of these events. This is Dungeness crab season and the crab […]

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ValentineView – Get Your Romance Together

ValentineView – Get Your Romance Together

ValentineView By Chris Murphy There is always time for some romance. A quick date with your wife, partner or significant other is always possible. Don’t save your romance just for Valentine’s Day. There are little things you can do that have the look of love, a cool mix with Dusty Springfield, Zero 7 or Concrete […]

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Hey Bartender – Hot DoGood Ponche at Surla’s

Hey Bartender – Hot DoGood Ponche at Surla’s

Hey Bartender By Chris Murphy and our friends at Do Good Distillery The bar at Surla’s is one of the most romantic in town, the red lights, the great selections, excellent bartenders and a drink menu that won’t quit. This month Surla’s has created a special drink called the Hot DoGood Ponché. Amanda Spinnato and […]

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BigView – fotoModesto

BigView – fotoModesto

The BigView By Chris Murphy We all have these pictures in our head. What are the images that are really burned into your brain? Photographs are powerful. They can excite, please, anger, provoke and inspire. Many people react to different things and this month we turn the camera back on ourselves. FotoModesto is going to […]

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Food & Drink

Bargain View Fabulous February

Bargain View Fabulous February

Bargain View Fabulous February Everything about February is fabulous! Ms. M feels like everything is coming up roses and hearts for everyone as she finds herself window shopping in Mchenry Village. The stores have begun their transformation for Valentine’s Day and it reminds this doll that this it may be shortest month of the year but that makes it the perfect time to make it […]

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ChefView – Modesto Mardi Gras

ChefView – Modesto Mardi Gras

Chef View By Dana Johnson Modesto Mardi Gras! Aaah February, my birthday month! Yes, throughout the month you will see me celebrating at numerous local hot spots! I do share this month with past President’s B’days, St. Valentine’s Day and Mardi Gras! How perfect is that? The biggest party of all is held annually at […]

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ChefView – Camp 4

ChefView – Camp 4

Chef View By Chris Murphy It is all about the lingering and the questions. A visit to Camp 4 is so much more than a culinary taste sensation, but a walk into a space both steeped in history at the same time pointing the way to the future. In a way, this place is a […]

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BarView Do Good Manhattan East

BarView Do Good Manhattan East

BarView Do Good Manhattan East Kimoto Sake and Sushi’s take on the Manhattan is delicious! If you love drink interpretations, Kimoto is a great place to try an inspired twist on a classic beloved recipe. For their barrel-aged “Manhattan East”, they replace the dry vermouth with a dry sake, and they give a touch of […]

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BrewView: Tis’ the Season for Ales!

BrewView: Tis’ the Season for Ales!

BrewView: Tis’ the Season for Ales! by Brandilyn Brown & Christopher Mitchell   Here in sunny Central California, our winters are hardly rough. While some countries focus on Lagers this time of year, we tend to lean more towards Ales as our winter beer, because temperatures are mild and perfect for brewing (or drinking!) ales. […]

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Event Calendar

Open Possibilities: Tri-Chromatic Gallery opens the possibility of play in art

Open Possibilities: Tri-Chromatic Gallery opens the possibility of play in art

Open Possibilities: Tri-Chromatic Gallery opens the possibility of play in art by Monica Barber It’s hard to walk through the streets of Modesto these days without seeing an image of art. The Art community in Modesto has grown extensively in the last few years. The newest offering is Tri-Chromatic Gallery created by local artists Brook […]

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Music Is  Love In Search of a Lyric

Music Is Love In Search of a Lyric

Music Is  Love In Search of a Lyric By Patty Castillo Davis Everyone loves a love story. Everyone is intrigued by romantic pairings in music. Pat Benetar and Neil Giraldo, Johnny and June, Elvis Costello and Diana Krall, Bruce Springsteen and Patty Scialfa- you get the picture. The local music scene is no different and […]

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“Can’t Help Falling In Love” With Ub40 Legends Ali, Astro & Mickey At Stanislaus County Fair

“Can’t Help Falling In Love” With Ub40 Legends Ali, Astro & Mickey At Stanislaus County Fair

CAN’T HELP FALLING IN LOVE’ WITH UB40 LEGENDS ALI, ASTRO & MICKEY AT STANISLAUS COUNTY FAIR Turlock, CA (February 9, 2017) — UB40 Legends Ali, Astro & Mickey bring their unique pop-reggae blend to Turlock for the 2017 Stanislaus County Fair. UB40 will be performing Saturday, July 15, 2017 at the Stanislaus County Fair on […]

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Philip Johnson: Capturing a Moment

Philip Johnson: Capturing a Moment

Philip Johnson: Capturing a Moment By Summer Krafft Philip Johnson is one of the most humble and generous photographers in the Modesto area. Primarily a portrait photographer, it is not unusual for him to stop someone on the street or in a crowd and ask, “May I take your picture?” As he puts it, “The […]

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5 Questions with Matt Davis

5 Questions with Matt Davis

5 Questions with Matt Davis  by Monica Barber     When Matt Davis relocated from Alaska a couple years ago he planned to sing his heart out and well he was only half right about that. Quickly finding true love and a balance for music he still has a big heart but it’s hardly run […]

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Music

Music Is  Love In Search of a Lyric

Music Is Love In Search of a Lyric

Music Is  Love In Search of a Lyric By Patty Castillo Davis Everyone loves a love story. Everyone is intrigued by romantic pairings in music. Pat Benetar and Neil Giraldo, Johnny and June, Elvis Costello and Diana Krall, Bruce Springsteen and Patty Scialfa- you get the picture. The local music scene is no different and […]

By February 13, 2017 Read More →
“Can’t Help Falling In Love” With Ub40 Legends Ali, Astro & Mickey At Stanislaus County Fair

“Can’t Help Falling In Love” With Ub40 Legends Ali, Astro & Mickey At Stanislaus County Fair

CAN’T HELP FALLING IN LOVE’ WITH UB40 LEGENDS ALI, ASTRO & MICKEY AT STANISLAUS COUNTY FAIR Turlock, CA (February 9, 2017) — UB40 Legends Ali, Astro & Mickey bring their unique pop-reggae blend to Turlock for the 2017 Stanislaus County Fair. UB40 will be performing Saturday, July 15, 2017 at the Stanislaus County Fair on […]

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A Love Affair With Music

A Love Affair With Music

By Patty Castillo Davis   My Valentine to you is wrapped in the familiar and that is what makes it tasty. Without going backwards and rehashing what we have lost in the way of venues and fresh modes to portray art, I would like to highlight a gem. Small. Precious. The Queen Bean has again […]

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RockabillyView: Rockabilly Riot

RockabillyView: Rockabilly Riot

RockabillyView: Rockabilly Riot Greasers SC Central California & Tony Trevino’s Barber Shop Present: Rockabilly Riot at Sweet Lu’s on Feb 19th, located at 3014 4th Street Ceres. Headlining is the Legendary Shack Shakers. I remember my first Legendary Shack Shaker show, opening for Reverend Horton Heat in San Francisco. Standing up-front waiting with anticipation for […]

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Unplugged View – Unmistakable Mali Blues

Unplugged View – Unmistakable Mali Blues

The Unsinkable Mali Blues By Aaron Rowan While Modesto Unplugged has been most closely associated with the Americana and folk genres, several of the most satisfying moments for me as a music curator have been those when we featured sounds from around the globe. One of my favorite showcases involved a classically trained soloist of […]

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Stage Art

Philip Johnson: Capturing a Moment

Philip Johnson: Capturing a Moment

Philip Johnson: Capturing a Moment By Summer Krafft Philip Johnson is one of the most humble and generous photographers in the Modesto area. Primarily a portrait photographer, it is not unusual for him to stop someone on the street or in a crowd and ask, “May I take your picture?” As he puts it, “The […]

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StageView: Center Stage Conservatory Brings a Haunting New Season

StageView: Center Stage Conservatory Brings a Haunting New Season

StageView: Center Stage Conservatory Brings a Haunting New Season By Summer Krafft Photo Credit Jeffrey Truong Center Stage Conservatory will premiere the first play of their 2017 season, Shining City, opening February 10th at the Lower Level Studio at 948 11th Street. It is a different kind of ghost story, following a man through counseling […]

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PerformingView – February Stage Events

PerformingView – February Stage Events

PerformingView By Kaye Osborn February is filled with special holidays and celebrations: Presidents Day, Valentine’s Day, Ground Hog Day and for me, Picture Day for Lakewood School’s musical, Oz! Picture Day is magical because the cast comes in full costume and make-up! It is thrilling, exciting and energizing! Oz will be showing Friday, March 3 […]

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ZenView – Year of the Rooster

ZenView – Year of the Rooster

ZenView By Mary Layton Happy New Year of the Yin Fire Rooster 2017! According to the lunar Chinese calendar the New Year began on January 28th. The internet has all kinds of amusing but also interesting comments about what this Rooster year will be all about. So I learned, while the last year was the […]

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Design View – MidCentury Design Treasure

Design View – MidCentury Design Treasure

DesignView Rediscovering a Modesto Mid-Century Modern Design Treasure by Lee Davis, Founder, Modesto Design School On a picturesque point overlooking Oakland’s beautiful Lake Merritt, an effort is underway between the city and citizen volunteers to preserve an iconic 40-foot play sculpture from 1954 that has appeared on album covers and in countless family photos of […]

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Community

Open Possibilities: Tri-Chromatic Gallery opens the possibility of play in art

Open Possibilities: Tri-Chromatic Gallery opens the possibility of play in art

Open Possibilities: Tri-Chromatic Gallery opens the possibility of play in art by Monica Barber It’s hard to walk through the streets of Modesto these days without seeing an image of art. The Art community in Modesto has grown extensively in the last few years. The newest offering is Tri-Chromatic Gallery created by local artists Brook […]

By February 16, 2017 Read More →
Music Is  Love In Search of a Lyric

Music Is Love In Search of a Lyric

Music Is  Love In Search of a Lyric By Patty Castillo Davis Everyone loves a love story. Everyone is intrigued by romantic pairings in music. Pat Benetar and Neil Giraldo, Johnny and June, Elvis Costello and Diana Krall, Bruce Springsteen and Patty Scialfa- you get the picture. The local music scene is no different and […]

By February 13, 2017 Read More →
“Can’t Help Falling In Love” With Ub40 Legends Ali, Astro & Mickey At Stanislaus County Fair

“Can’t Help Falling In Love” With Ub40 Legends Ali, Astro & Mickey At Stanislaus County Fair

CAN’T HELP FALLING IN LOVE’ WITH UB40 LEGENDS ALI, ASTRO & MICKEY AT STANISLAUS COUNTY FAIR Turlock, CA (February 9, 2017) — UB40 Legends Ali, Astro & Mickey bring their unique pop-reggae blend to Turlock for the 2017 Stanislaus County Fair. UB40 will be performing Saturday, July 15, 2017 at the Stanislaus County Fair on […]

By February 9, 2017 Read More →
Turlock Comic Con Great Success

Turlock Comic Con Great Success

Another Pop Culture Event? Some said there already were too many, that it couldn’t work in Turlock.  Attendance tells a different story and those who went will let you know, it worked and it worked well. The line stretched out and around the fairground for hours. An estimated 2500 people came out on what ended […]

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Philip Johnson: Capturing a Moment

Philip Johnson: Capturing a Moment

Philip Johnson: Capturing a Moment By Summer Krafft Philip Johnson is one of the most humble and generous photographers in the Modesto area. Primarily a portrait photographer, it is not unusual for him to stop someone on the street or in a crowd and ask, “May I take your picture?” As he puts it, “The […]

By February 2, 2017 Read More →

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