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Archive for August, 2016

BarView – Gervasoni’s

BarView – Gervasoni’s

BarView By Kate Serpa Photos by Philip Johnson Family Jewels: Gervasoni’s Food & Spirits Ah yes, August — the worst month of the entire year. Still desperately hanging on to the coattails of summer, too much of a wuss to commit to fall, the last golden month before school starts up again — and doesn’t […]

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ChefView-Verona Cucina Italia

ChefView-Verona Cucina Italia

Chef View By Dana Johnson Bellissimo e Delizioso! Beautiful and delicious, Modesto’s translation for Verona’s Cucina Italiana! Speaking of ‘beautiful’ I invited Modesto View’s, Jennifer Allsup, Rockabilly View to indulge with me in the total Verona experience.  Jennifer was looking stunning in a sleek black cocktail dress, heels, and her hair was pretty in pink! […]

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MAMAView – August

MAMAView – August

MAMA View By Middagh Goodwin The End of Summer is upon us, the nights are hot and the entertainment is hotter. It is the end of the “fiscal year” for the Modesto Area Music Awards, Nominees will be announced and voting will go live September 1st. Take the next month and go see a band […]

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MetalView- Metal & A Good Cause

MetalView- Metal & A Good Cause

Metal View By Mike Vanek XFest Metal and a Good Cause for a Good Friend Hello friends and neighbors, it’s been a while but I am back with the metal news of the 209!! The biggest story of the day is X fest and the Support Local Music Stage which features some of the raddest […]

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UrbanView

UrbanView

UrbanView By Tru Luv Lopez Hello Modesto its your friend Tru Luv Lopez. It’s hot in the city all month long and on Aug 23rd the Valley’s Biggest Party Celebrates 15 years (XFest 2014). I hope you are ready to have a good time and witness live in concert some of your favorite old school […]

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ArtView – August 2014

ArtView – August 2014

Art View By Jim Christiansen This past month we got to have two good local shows open with artist receptions during July Art Walk, the Emergence show at the Chartreuse Muse, and the Sixtie’s Show at Mistlin Gallery. The first is the every other year presentation of artists new to the Muse, showcased together as […]

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PoetryView – Let the Games Begin

PoetryView – Let the Games Begin

Let The Games Begin by Sam Pierstorff MJC Professor of English, Ninja Poet Warrior and ModestoView Poet Laureate This is for the first letter learned—etched with a fist around a blunt pencil, circling the page like a tornado. His name is Oscar, and these are his Os, drawn like targets or springs bouncing across a […]

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RockabillyView

RockabillyView

RockabillyView By Jennifer Allsup In the words of Willie Nelson “On the road again” ! Yes, two Modesto View Crew, Michael J Mangano and me, along with Wayne Campbell (Threelle Internet Radio), Christine McGrew and Nicky Richardson (local artist) will be travelling to Cookeville,TN in late August for a 17 day road trip. We will […]

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ArchitectureView – Park(ing) Day

ArchitectureView – Park(ing) Day

ArchitectureView By Bob Barzan Reclaiming Urban Space I moved back to Modesto in December 2001 after decades living away in several cities, some much larger and some much smaller than Modesto. One of the first things I noticed when I started my frequent trips downtown was how easy it is to find parking at all […]

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FitView- Revived on the Ride

FitView- Revived on the Ride

FitView By Efren Martinez Revived on the ride At 59 years young, William L. Madsen has been a bicycle enthusiast for 10 years averaging around 90 miles a week in and out of group and solo rides. Bill, as his friends refer to him, had no idea that he was even close to having a […]

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Jazz&BluesView

Jazz&BluesView

Jazz & BluesView By: Eric Benson Well some of my favorite musicians have left the building this time round on this astral sphere, RIP Horace Silver and Johnny Winter. Horace Silvers music was out of the get it in your soulness groove generation with jazz melodies and rhythm and blues underpinning with great arranging and […]

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PerformingView – August 2014

PerformingView – August 2014

PerformingView by Kaye Osborn I am hopeful many of you were able to attend a few live performances this summer! Yes Company’s production of Peter Pan was magical and delightful! Many young audience members came dressed as Tinker Bell. Some musicians donned their fairy wings as well! Thanks to all who were involved, on stage […]

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AcousticView – Here’s a Quartet

AcousticView – Here’s a Quartet

Acoustic View By Aaron Rowan Here’s A Quartet, Call Someone Who Cares A certain local songwriter told me not long ago that they envied my lifestyle, always running around enjoying music festivals all over the place and such. I reckon I have been quite blessed with the adventures I have been able to embark on. […]

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Interview – Learn to Play  Ulices Chavez

Interview – Learn to Play Ulices Chavez

InterView By Chris Murphy School is not just reading, writing and arithmetic. School is about learning and becoming an exceptional human being. One of the ways you can enhance your education is to learn to play an instrument. My mom was a teacher here in Modesto and I learned how to play piano early. She […]

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Support Music in Schools Scholarship

Support Music in Schools Scholarship

Support Music in Schools By Chris Murphy The last MoBand of the 2014 season also featured the presentation of the annual MoBand Scholarship for music education. This year, Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group matched the annual contribution to offer four $500 scholarships. We appreciate the local businesses that support arts and music in the schools. Pictured […]