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Archive for November, 2017

BigView – Volunteering in Our Area

BigView – Volunteering in Our Area

The BigView By Chris Muprhy “I get by with a little help from my friends.” – The Beatles Community is not the physical place we live, it is the people that make a community. Modesto is special in so many ways. We are giving, we volunteer, we support each other in so many ways. In […]

Beyer Iron Patriots Go to Robotics Nationals

Beyer Iron Patriots Go to Robotics Nationals

Beyer Iron Patriots Go to Robotics Nationals By Michelle Laverty Beyer High School Iron Patriots Robotics will be traveling to the FIRST World Championships in St Louis Missouri April 27-30, 2016. The team was awarded the Regional Engineering Inspirational Award, sponsored by NASA, at the Sacramento Regional in Davis, CA last week. The Iron Patriots […]

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Darkness Comes to LA April 12

Darkness Comes to LA April 12

Darkness Comes to LA By Russ Allsup Powerhouse rock n’ roll band The Darkness bring their ‘Back in the USSA’ tour to Los Angeles on April 12th at the Belasco Theatre, with opening act Raven Eye. The band put on a high energy show like nobody else, have unique and powerful muscic, and have some […]

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Blue Oyster Cult Agents of Fortune Live

Blue Oyster Cult Agents of Fortune Live

Blue Oyster Cult Agents of Fortune Live By Russ Allsup Legendary rock n’ roll band Blue Oyster Cult to play their classic album AGENTS OF FORTUNE live in concert To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the release of their iconic, multi-million selling LP “AGENTS OF FORTUNE,” Blue Oyster Cult is planning two special shows which […]

By April 9, 2016 Read More →
MJC Spring Choral Concert April 22

MJC Spring Choral Concert April 22

“Collaboration” – Spring Choral Concert presented at Modesto Junior College The Modesto Junior College Concert Choir will present a Spring Choral Concert on Friday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the Main Auditorium on the East Campus, 435 College Avenue, Modesto. The concert is entitled “Collaboration” in celebration of the cooperative efforts music performance entails. […]

Merle Haggard Passes Away at 79

Merle Haggard Passes Away at 79

Merle Haggard – April 6, 1937 – April 6, 2016 By Chris Murphy So sad to learn that Merle Haggard has passed away on his birthday after battling recent illness. Merle is a big part of Modesto’s history, living and working here in the 50’s. Some of our old forklift drivers used to run around […]

Outside lands Festival Unveils 2016 Line Up

Outside lands Festival Unveils 2016 Line Up

OUTSIDE LANDS FESTIVAL UNVEILS 2016 LINE-UP Amazing line up includes: RADIOHEAD, LCD SOUNDSYSTEM, LIONEL RICHIE, J. COLE, LANA DEL REY, DURAN DURAN, ZEDD, AIR, SUFJAN STEVENS, RYAN ADAMS, BEACH HOUSE, HALSEY, GRIMES, JASON ISBELL, THE LAST SHADOW PUPPETS, MIIKE SNOW, KEHLANI, THE CLAYPOOL LENNON DELIRIUM, AND MUCH MORE WORLD’S ONLY GOURMET MUSIC FESTIVAL SET FOR […]

By April 5, 2016 Read More →
Guns N¹ Roses at the Troubadour

Guns N¹ Roses at the Troubadour

Guns N’ Roses at the Troubadour By Russ Allsup When Guns N’ Roses announced a few months back that the original members Slash and Duff McKagen had rejoined the band after a 23 year absence, and their big comeback show would be at the massive Coachella Music Festival, the Los Angeles area had been buzzing […]

By April 4, 2016 Read More →
Fleetwood Mac Fest at the Fonda

Fleetwood Mac Fest at the Fonda

Fleetwood Mac Fest By Russ Allsup A special evening of music took place at the Fonda Theatre in Hollywood on Feb. 10th when a diverse array of artist and musicians came together to pay tribute to the music of Fleetwood Mac. What was billed as the Fleetwood Mac Fest was indeed a unique musical event […]

By April 3, 2016 Read More →
Celebration of Bowie at the Roxy

Celebration of Bowie at the Roxy

Celebration of Bowie By Russ Allsup The Celebration of David Bowie show at the Roxy in Hollywood on Feb. 8th was a magical night. Over seventy musicians came together and over the course of the evening played a staggering forty Bowie songs over a four-hour period. This was the first official Los Angeles celebration of […]

By April 3, 2016 Read More →
The Weekend Needle Drop-Madness One Step Beyond

The Weekend Needle Drop-Madness One Step Beyond

  The Weekend Needle Drop-52 Weeks 52 Albums Madness-One Step Beyond Stiff/NOVA Portugal Release 1979 Madness is one of my favorite bands, easily in my all time top 5. The first time I heard the Baritone Sax on the tittle track I was hooked. It is not often that an instrumental will draw me into […]

By April 3, 2016 Read More →
Ray Manzerek Birthday Tribute Concert

Ray Manzerek Birthday Tribute Concert

Ray Manzerek Birthday Tribute By Russ Allsup I’ve been a big fan of the Doors music since I started really listening to music. They occupy a very special place in my heart, so when I found out that remaining members John Densmore and Robbie Krieger would be holding a benefit show honoring Doors keyboard player […]

By April 1, 2016 Read More →
Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood

Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood

Harry Potter Land By Russ Allsup My first Universal Studios Hollywood experience was in 1981, back when they actually had a couple of ‘Bionic Man’ attractions. I went again in 1994, when the main attractions were for the films ‘Backdraft’ and Back To the Future’. Last week I went to experience the new Harry Potter […]

By April 1, 2016 Read More →
BrewView: Wine Tasting Fun at Stewart & Jasper

BrewView: Wine Tasting Fun at Stewart & Jasper

BrewView Wine Tasting Fun by Brandilyn Brown & Christopher Mitchell Any local wine drinker is familiar with Modesto’s own Gallo, and most have also been to Lodi and Murphy’s for all the wine tasting adventures found there. While I’m a fan of “Sip, Savor Lodi”, I’m here to tell you that you no longer have […]

By April 1, 2016 Read More →
InterView – Jeff Pishney – Love Modesto

InterView – Jeff Pishney – Love Modesto

InterView Jeff Pishney – Love Modesto By Chris Murphy Love Modesto began in 2007 when local pastor Jeff Pishney wondered why Modesto was always listed in the “worst cities lists”. Most importantly, what could he, his church community and the city at large to together to change the trajectory for good. Could his mission succeed? […]

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