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Turlock Comic Con

Turlock Comic Con

How many Pop Culture Conventions are too many? That answer has not been answered yet and fans hope that it never will be. On February 4th at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds, there will be the first annual Turlock Comic Con. The owner of Ziggy’s Video Game Exchange in Turlock is working on the event with […]

By January 17, 2017 Read More →
Chris Botti show added at Gallo Center – PreSale Jan 17

Chris Botti show added at Gallo Center – PreSale Jan 17

MASTER JAZZ TRUMPETER The Gallo Center is delighted to announce this added show! Over two decades, Grammy Award-winning master trumpeter and composer Chris Botti has become the nation’s largest selling instrumental artist. He has recorded and performed with the best in music, including Sting, Barbra Streisand, Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga, Andrea Bocelli and many more. […]

By January 17, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Chocolate: Food of the Gods offered at MJC

Chocolate: Food of the Gods offered at MJC

Science presentation on “Chocolate: Food of the Gods” offered at MJC (Modesto, CA) – The Modesto Area Partners in Science (MAPS) offers the presentation “Chocolate: Food of the Gods ” by Howard and Sally Peters, chemists who are experts on the many attributes of chocolate. The event is Friday, January 27 at 7:30 p.m. in […]

By January 17, 2017 Read More →
Free Seniors Walking Program starts February 6

Free Seniors Walking Program starts February 6

Free Young At Heart Walking Program For Older Adults Ages 60 & Better Are you ready for a challenge? Do you need a little more cardiovascular exercise in your life? If you answered yes, then the Young at Heart S.T.E.P.S program has the solution. Young at Heart (YAH) S.T.E.P.S will be starting on Monday, February […]

By January 17, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Free GED program starts January 9, 2017 at MJC

Free GED program starts January 9, 2017 at MJC

Free GED program starts January 9, 2017 at MJC Community Education (Modesto, CA) – Modesto Junior College Community Education is offering a free, student focused program – “GED My Way!” All adults in Stanislaus County who did not graduate high school and need to earn a GED are eligible to participate. There is no charge […]

Food & Drink

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 […]

By December 1, 2016 Read More →
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. […]

By December 1, 2016 Read More →
ChefView – Sip, Taste & Shop

ChefView – Sip, Taste & Shop

Chef View By Dana Johnson Sip, Taste, and Shop! As the holiday season is upon us, I find I have less time in each day, a lil’ more stress, and a valid reason to treat myself to something I enjoy while I’m multi-tasking for everyone else! Stewart & Jasper Orchards Company Store conveniently located in […]

By November 5, 2016 Read More →
ChefView – Mmmm is for Minnie’s

ChefView – Mmmm is for Minnie’s

Chef View By Dana Johnson Mmmm is for Minnie’s! Restaurants, no matter what city seem to come and go, but Minnie’s on Mc Henry in Modesto has been in business since 1954 according to owner, Stuart Mah! That is an astounding 62 years! According to Modesto View’s very own Chris Murphy it is the oldest […]

By September 30, 2016 Read More →
ChefView – Luigi’s Pizza

ChefView – Luigi’s Pizza

Chef View By Dana Johnson Like a BIG Pizza Pie… When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s amore!!! When the world seems to shine like you’ve had too much wine, that’s amore!!! Yes Mo Viewers, it looks like I’m in love… it all started at Luigi’s Pizza on a warm […]

By September 25, 2016 Read More →

Event Calendar

Welcoming WALLS at Tri Chromatic Gallery

Welcoming WALLS at Tri Chromatic Gallery

Welcoming WALLS at Tri Chromatic Gallery By Monica Barber Modesto area art aficionados have eagerly been counting down the days until the soft opening of Tri Chromatic Gallery on January 20Th. Breaking down barriers, the inaugural experience, WALLS invites guests to participate in a silent auction of artwork and massage work and enjoy cocktails with […]

By January 17, 2017 Read More →
5 Questions with Patty Castillo Davis

5 Questions with Patty Castillo Davis

5 Questions with Patty Castillo Davis by Monica Barber   In a business known for being predominately male and quite difficult to navigate, singer-songwriter Patty Castillo Davis has made it look easy by managing, for many years over, to maintain not only the adoration of her family and fans but the admiration of her peer musicians, both […]

By January 8, 2017 Read More →
The Reading “Twas The Night Before Christmas” at Santa HQ was a Success

The Reading “Twas The Night Before Christmas” at Santa HQ was a Success

The Stanislaus County Library, official Vintage Faire Mall Kids Club partner, read “Twas The Night Before Christmas” at Santa HQ Dec 15th.   Please Support your local library and literacy programs. Modesto Library Children’s Department, with 50+ Library Volunteers were present Santa HQ staff, including Santa himself read “Twas The Night Before Christmas” to local kids. […]

By December 19, 2016 Read More →
Vintage Faire Mall Welcomes Back Camp Taylor Gift Wrapping

Vintage Faire Mall Welcomes Back Camp Taylor Gift Wrapping

VINTAGE FAIRE MALL WELCOMES THE CAMP TAYLOR GIFT WRAPPING BOOTH Camp Taylor Gift Wrapping Brings Holiday Gifts to Life and Supports Great Cause WHAT:     Camp Taylor Gift Wrapping Booth arrives at Vintage Faire December 14th, 10 a.m. Gift Wrapping provided in a variety of styles, colors and sizes. Free 5×7 Photo Coupon to […]

By December 14, 2016 Read More →
5 Questions with Jordan Waters

5 Questions with Jordan Waters

5 Questions with Jordan Waters by Monica Barber It’s a late afternoon and there’s a crowd in the living room at the Queen Bean Coffee House. Always positively engaging Jordan Waters greets everyone in the room with a smile and a warm hug before turning his attention to suggest we go outside for a sit down. With an ageless energy and passion, Jordan Waters has been playing music for more than […]

By December 6, 2016 Read More →

Music

Songwriter View: December Departure

Songwriter View: December Departure

Songwriter View: December Departure By Patty Castillo Davis It is a highly exciting period of anticipation for the warmth of the holiday season and it is also the hour of reflection. The Modesto Music Scene has had a triumphant year full of new ventures and profound loss. Venues came and went, we saw the emergence […]

By December 1, 2016 Read More →
BluesView December 2016 Shows

BluesView December 2016 Shows

BluesView by Earl Matthews Well folks this is it; the last month of 2016. Alongside mourning all the great musicians we have lost this year, let’s spend this month celebrating those who are still with us. Kicking things off on the 3rd at P. Wexford’s is Rob Hill Band. Rob’s signature Jazzy Blue sound is […]

By December 1, 2016 Read More →
Jazz&BluesView

Jazz&BluesView

Blues&JazzView by Eric Benson If you luv music you’re gonna love this And the seasons change, for better or worse, the rain has blessed us with a deluge; let’s hope more is in store. The MAMA’s were amazing and a lot of musicians won their fair due but let’s keep the live music scene happening […]

By November 5, 2016 Read More →
CountryView – Randy Mandy Band

CountryView – Randy Mandy Band

CountryView By DJ Walker, KAT Country 103 When you read the headlines and hear the latest reports of Modesto it can sometimes draw a divergent sketch of what is truly a remarkable landscape of the Central Valley. Travel just a few miles outside Modesto, and you’re surrounded by Country. Farms, Ranches, communities and people who […]

By November 5, 2016 Read More →
Unplugged View – Metro Grade Amnesia

Unplugged View – Metro Grade Amnesia

Unplugged View By Aaron Rowan Metro-Grade Amnesia When Christine Capsuto starts to sing, you’re liable to forget about anything else happening around you. I first heard this stunning soprano when I first attended the superior local concert series, Sunday Afternoons At CBS, and I walked away understanding just how Odysseus must have felt while tied […]

By November 5, 2016 Read More →

Stage Art

2017 NorCal Cosies Winners

2017 NorCal Cosies Winners

Fans of fun are the true winners when it comes to all the family friendly events that happen all over the area.  Flooding and heavy rain were in last weekend’s forecast but that couldn’t keep the fans, families and contestants away from the West Side Theatre in Newman on January 7th for the second annual […]

By January 13, 2017 Read More →
NewmanView-The Cosies are Coming

NewmanView-The Cosies are Coming

NewmanView the Cosies are Coming Middagh Goodwin Northern California Second Annual Cosplay Award Show returns January 7th to the Historic West Side Theatre in downtown Newman CA. The NorCal Cosies encompass a mini pop culture convention during the day along with a red-carpet cosplay awards show. The Cosie-Con is Newman’s own Pop-Culture Convention. There will […]

By January 1, 2017 Read More →
39 Wildly Entertaining Steps at Prospect Theater Project

39 Wildly Entertaining Steps at Prospect Theater Project

39 Wildly Entertaining Steps at Prospect Theater Project By Summer Krafft Prospect Theater Project’s production of “The 39 Steps,” originally an Alfred Hitchcock film adapted for the stage in 2005, is a thrilling whirlwind ride of eccentric characters, conspiracy, espionage, and romance. Most notably, the 150 characters in the show are played by a total […]

By November 21, 2016 Read More →
“Dog’s Best Friend” Coming Soon to Center Stage

“Dog’s Best Friend” Coming Soon to Center Stage

The saying goes “Man is dog’s best friend.”, at least it does in this family-friendly comedy. Hannah Monroe is a young girl without any friends, but the family’s 17-year-old border collie, Lucky. A wish made on her 15th birthday, causes Lucky to become a 17-year-old boy. Hi-jinx ensues when Hannah and Lucky, in human form, try to hide the transformation from her mother, Linda, as […]

By November 15, 2016 Read More →
PerformingView

PerformingView

A Time to Perform in November By Kaye Osborn There are many theatrical productions in our area. The one show that I am very excited about is GCRC’s production of The Diary of Anne Frank. The last time I saw this play was at Beyer High School many years ago. The high school performers were […]

By November 5, 2016 Read More →

Community

Welcoming WALLS at Tri Chromatic Gallery

Welcoming WALLS at Tri Chromatic Gallery

Welcoming WALLS at Tri Chromatic Gallery By Monica Barber Modesto area art aficionados have eagerly been counting down the days until the soft opening of Tri Chromatic Gallery on January 20Th. Breaking down barriers, the inaugural experience, WALLS invites guests to participate in a silent auction of artwork and massage work and enjoy cocktails with […]

By January 17, 2017 Read More →
Turlock Comic Con

Turlock Comic Con

How many Pop Culture Conventions are too many? That answer has not been answered yet and fans hope that it never will be. On February 4th at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds, there will be the first annual Turlock Comic Con. The owner of Ziggy’s Video Game Exchange in Turlock is working on the event with […]

By January 17, 2017 Read More →
2017 NorCal Cosies Winners

2017 NorCal Cosies Winners

Fans of fun are the true winners when it comes to all the family friendly events that happen all over the area.  Flooding and heavy rain were in last weekend’s forecast but that couldn’t keep the fans, families and contestants away from the West Side Theatre in Newman on January 7th for the second annual […]

By January 13, 2017 Read More →
5 Questions with Patty Castillo Davis

5 Questions with Patty Castillo Davis

5 Questions with Patty Castillo Davis by Monica Barber   In a business known for being predominately male and quite difficult to navigate, singer-songwriter Patty Castillo Davis has made it look easy by managing, for many years over, to maintain not only the adoration of her family and fans but the admiration of her peer musicians, both […]

By January 8, 2017 Read More →
NewmanView-The Cosies are Coming

NewmanView-The Cosies are Coming

NewmanView the Cosies are Coming Middagh Goodwin Northern California Second Annual Cosplay Award Show returns January 7th to the Historic West Side Theatre in downtown Newman CA. The NorCal Cosies encompass a mini pop culture convention during the day along with a red-carpet cosplay awards show. The Cosie-Con is Newman’s own Pop-Culture Convention. There will […]

By January 1, 2017 Read More →

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