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Voting Is Over! Watch the MAMAs Live

Voting Is Over! Watch the MAMAs Live

Voting is now over for the 2018 MAMAs! Thanks to all that voted! Find out who wins the MAMA on October 16, live at the fabulous historic State Theatre. The amazing award show will feature exclusive live performances of the nominees and results of the MAMA Awards will be announced and broadcast live on ModestoView […]

By October 15, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
AllAgesView – Ready to BOO!

AllAgesView – Ready to BOO!

AllAgesView By Sofia Johnson October is here along with one of my favorite childhood traditions… BOOing! BOOing is sort of a Halloween version of doorbell ditching, but there’s a twist. You prepare a basket of small gifts and candies on the porch, along with a BOO poem and instructions. If you are BOOed it’s your […]

By October 4, 2018 Read More →
ZenView – The Journey

ZenView – The Journey

ZenView By Mary Layton The Journey There’s a famous Chinese saying : The journey of ten thousand miles starts with the first step. I wish I could paint or draw. But because I want to paint as good as Picasso I won’t even start. Now, if I would just start with a single, easy step, […]

By October 4, 2018 Read More →
Jazz & WorldView

Jazz & WorldView

Blues&JazzView by Eric Benson If you luv music you’re gonna love this Blue Monday Party returns as a Fun-raiser for Blue Monday Alumni, Raul Slaps – Trombonist. Raul after having a great night playing in the band backing up Slim Man in one of John Griswold’s shows awoke to find out his Trombone and Sub […]

By October 4, 2018 Read More →
MetalView – Greetings Metal Heads

MetalView – Greetings Metal Heads

Metal View – By Brent Terry Greetings Metal Heads and aspiring Metal Heads! My name is Brent Terry, and I will be your gracious tour guide through the ever-changing world of the Modesto Metal Scene. I have been a proud member of the community for a number of years, and even though some of you […]

By October 4, 2018 Read More →

Food & Drink

WeddingView: The Century and Nine3One

WeddingView: The Century and Nine3One

by Brandilyn Brown BrewView attended the open house for Nine3One, the newest room of Modesto’s premier event venue, The Century. It’s an all-inclusive venue on 10th Street (heart of downtown), for weddings, reunions, graduation parties, meetings, you-name-it, they’ve got you covered. You need tables, cloths, flowers AND food? Done. You need bartenders, a DJ AND […]

By October 11, 2018 Read More →
The Sampler in Review

The Sampler in Review

Sampling the Sampler By Efren Martinez The 18th Annual Downtown Modesto Sampler was a real treat. You might even say it was something like “Trick or Treating”. As my wife and I visited close to 20 of the 30 participating restaurants and cafes I found myself reminiscing and comparing it to Halloween from my youth. […]

By October 4, 2018 Read More →
BrewView: Drink your Halloween

BrewView: Drink your Halloween

BrewView: Drink your Halloween by Brandilyn Brown and Christopher Mitchell Halloween is defined by mystery, the afterlife, intrigue, fairy tales and of course, creepy potions! The ViewCrew found the best drinks for your eerie festivities. Freak out your friends, spook your parents, tease your neighbors, and delight the ghouls with these chilling drinks! Maybe one […]

By October 1, 2018 Read More →
GeekView: Geeks Who Drink Night at St. Stan’s

GeekView: Geeks Who Drink Night at St. Stan’s

GeekView: Geeks who Drink Night at St. Stan’s by Alan Falconer Are you just itching to flex your pop-culture trivia muscles? Lucky for you, there’s a weekly quiz game in Modesto where you can win prizes while having a fun night out with your friends. St. Stan’s Brewing Co. Tap Room plays host to Geeks […]

By October 1, 2018 Read More →
The Sampler is Back

The Sampler is Back

The Downtown Sampler returned last year and was a big hit. A couple of thousand people came to downtown and walked stroll and rode their bikes to over 25 restaurant, cafes and bars to sample what they had to offer. 10 bands several of them are Modesto Area Award Winners,  were placed strategically throughout the Sampler footprint with two wandering minstrels […]

By September 24, 2018 Read More →

Event Calendar

GeekView Attends Modesto’s SpookyCon

GeekView Attends Modesto’s SpookyCon

GeekView Attends Modesto’s SpookyCon by Alan Falconer Among the fun haunts and frights that took place through the Halloween season last month, The Clarion Inn on Sisk in Modesto played host on October 14th to Spooky Con, a convention that featured artists, entertainers, and vendors from near and far in celebration of all things horror. […]

By October 18, 2018 Read More →
Costume Halloween Events at Public Libraries

Costume Halloween Events at Public Libraries

Costumed Halloween events to take place at Stanislaus County Libraries Local libraries to give community members fun, free options for celebrating the Halloween season  Several Stanislaus County Libraries are giving children and their families an opportunity to dress up as their favorite characters as part of their Halloween celebrations this October, beginning with the Turlock […]

By October 10, 2018 Read More →
GeekView: Geeks Who Drink Night at St. Stan’s

GeekView: Geeks Who Drink Night at St. Stan’s

GeekView: Geeks who Drink Night at St. Stan’s by Alan Falconer Are you just itching to flex your pop-culture trivia muscles? Lucky for you, there’s a weekly quiz game in Modesto where you can win prizes while having a fun night out with your friends. St. Stan’s Brewing Co. Tap Room plays host to Geeks […]

By October 1, 2018 Read More →
BrewView: Corbin Cash Cocktails at the Stanislaus County Fair

BrewView: Corbin Cash Cocktails at the Stanislaus County Fair

BrewView: Corbin Cash Cocktails at the Stanislaus County Fair by Brandilyn Brown The animals, the rides, the music, the exhibits, and THE COCKTAILS. If you don’t think of cocktails when you think of the fair, you’re going to change your mind! Corbin Cash is new to the fair, hailing from Atwater. Created, owned and operated […]

By July 16, 2018 Read More →
5 questions with Josephine Johnson

5 questions with Josephine Johnson

5 questions with Josephine Johnson Written by Monica Barber   As a singer-songwriter, Josephine Johnson has continued to create music that resonates with the hearts of her listeners. Josephine is a talented instrumentalist switching between ukulele and guitar in her live performances. More often than not her songs are an insight into her life and tell the tales […]

By June 21, 2018 Read More →

Music

Opera Modesto 35th Anniversary Concert Gala

Opera Modesto 35th Anniversary Concert Gala

Opera Modesto’s 35th Anniversary Concert on October 28th includes 21 teens from the Summer Opera Institute, a summer program of the new Townsend Opera Program (TOP) for Young Artists. They spent an intensive two weeks this past summer in voice lessons, performing techniques, language lessons and more. The culmination of their efforts was a concert […]

By October 19, 2018 Read More →
MetalView: Hauntings in October

MetalView: Hauntings in October

Greetings Metal Heads and aspiring Metal Heads! My name is Brent Terry, and I will be your gracious tour guide through the ever-changing world of the Modesto Metal Scene. I have been a proud member of the community for a number of years, and even though some of you may not know my name, face, […]

By October 6, 2018 Read More →
Interview  MAMA Lifetime

Interview MAMA Lifetime

InterView By Chris Murphy Steve Ashman MAMA Award winner and Community Advocate It is so great when people that excel in one field and then use their talents, fame and skills to do great works in their community. One local organization is so very fortunate to have one such person, Steve Ashman. Steve is the […]

By October 4, 2018 Read More →
Jazz & WorldView

Jazz & WorldView

Blues&JazzView by Eric Benson If you luv music you’re gonna love this Blue Monday Party returns as a Fun-raiser for Blue Monday Alumni, Raul Slaps – Trombonist. Raul after having a great night playing in the band backing up Slim Man in one of John Griswold’s shows awoke to find out his Trombone and Sub […]

By October 4, 2018 Read More →
MetalView – Greetings Metal Heads

MetalView – Greetings Metal Heads

Metal View – By Brent Terry Greetings Metal Heads and aspiring Metal Heads! My name is Brent Terry, and I will be your gracious tour guide through the ever-changing world of the Modesto Metal Scene. I have been a proud member of the community for a number of years, and even though some of you […]

By October 4, 2018 Read More →

Stage Art

GeekView Attends Modesto’s SpookyCon

GeekView Attends Modesto’s SpookyCon

GeekView Attends Modesto’s SpookyCon by Alan Falconer Among the fun haunts and frights that took place through the Halloween season last month, The Clarion Inn on Sisk in Modesto played host on October 14th to Spooky Con, a convention that featured artists, entertainers, and vendors from near and far in celebration of all things horror. […]

By October 18, 2018 Read More →
ComedyView: Laughs are Getting Stronger

ComedyView: Laughs are Getting Stronger

ComedyView: Laughs are Getting Stronger By Felicia Aleman Hello, hello, hello. It’s my View-a-versary! One year ago I started writing the Comedy View column. Thanks to all five of you for reading. Send cake. October = MAMA’s. During a lapse of judgement, I asked the comic MAMAnees why they should win. Taylor Evans: I want to show other crappy comics like […]

By October 6, 2018 Read More →
ZenView – The Journey

ZenView – The Journey

ZenView By Mary Layton The Journey There’s a famous Chinese saying : The journey of ten thousand miles starts with the first step. I wish I could paint or draw. But because I want to paint as good as Picasso I won’t even start. Now, if I would just start with a single, easy step, […]

By October 4, 2018 Read More →
Where We’re At

Where We’re At

Where We’re At By Dave Storm   The hot summer days drift away in a craze, As the cool windy breeze, blows the leaves from the trees. Where the fowls of the air, sing abroad everywhere. To remind us that ‘fall’ is now near. For fall is a time, that we all can embrace. When […]

By October 1, 2018 Read More →
GreetingsView – It’s Rocktober!

GreetingsView – It’s Rocktober!

Greetings friends! It’s Rocktober. I remember when I first heard the word Rockober on the old KSAN San Francisco many years ago and I thought it was the coolest! It sums up the month perfectly. October is truly the best blend of fall, music, haunted treats, dark mornings and darker evenings with a nice fall […]

By September 29, 2018 Read More →

Community

Opera Modesto 35th Anniversary Concert Gala

Opera Modesto 35th Anniversary Concert Gala

Opera Modesto’s 35th Anniversary Concert on October 28th includes 21 teens from the Summer Opera Institute, a summer program of the new Townsend Opera Program (TOP) for Young Artists. They spent an intensive two weeks this past summer in voice lessons, performing techniques, language lessons and more. The culmination of their efforts was a concert […]

By October 19, 2018 Read More →
GeekView Attends Modesto’s SpookyCon

GeekView Attends Modesto’s SpookyCon

GeekView Attends Modesto’s SpookyCon by Alan Falconer Among the fun haunts and frights that took place through the Halloween season last month, The Clarion Inn on Sisk in Modesto played host on October 14th to Spooky Con, a convention that featured artists, entertainers, and vendors from near and far in celebration of all things horror. […]

By October 18, 2018 Read More →
WeddingView: The Century and Nine3One

WeddingView: The Century and Nine3One

by Brandilyn Brown BrewView attended the open house for Nine3One, the newest room of Modesto’s premier event venue, The Century. It’s an all-inclusive venue on 10th Street (heart of downtown), for weddings, reunions, graduation parties, meetings, you-name-it, they’ve got you covered. You need tables, cloths, flowers AND food? Done. You need bartenders, a DJ AND […]

By October 11, 2018 Read More →
Costume Halloween Events at Public Libraries

Costume Halloween Events at Public Libraries

Costumed Halloween events to take place at Stanislaus County Libraries Local libraries to give community members fun, free options for celebrating the Halloween season  Several Stanislaus County Libraries are giving children and their families an opportunity to dress up as their favorite characters as part of their Halloween celebrations this October, beginning with the Turlock […]

By October 10, 2018 Read More →
ComedyView: Laughs are Getting Stronger

ComedyView: Laughs are Getting Stronger

ComedyView: Laughs are Getting Stronger By Felicia Aleman Hello, hello, hello. It’s my View-a-versary! One year ago I started writing the Comedy View column. Thanks to all five of you for reading. Send cake. October = MAMA’s. During a lapse of judgement, I asked the comic MAMAnees why they should win. Taylor Evans: I want to show other crappy comics like […]

By October 6, 2018 Read More →

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