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CommunityView: Modesto Family Promise

CommunityView: Modesto Family Promise

  As cold weather sets in, it is time to talk warmer options for those who sleep outside Modesto’s emergency shelters, which are geared to singles, not couples or families. Do you know of a family living on the street with children? Next time you see them, please tell them about Modesto Family Promise. Modesto […]

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MetalView: Sworn to the Black

MetalView: Sworn to the Black

MetalView: Sworn to the Black by Eve Oberlander Congratulations to 2016’s MAMA winner, Sworn to the Black, for Best Metal. I had the chance to attend a Sworn band practice and sit down with the guys and ask some questions after their MAMA win! MV: How are you feeling right now, considering you just played […]

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ArtView November 2016

ArtView November 2016

by Jim Christiansen The Autumn leaves are blowing into my studio/garage gallery these days, reminding me to use a broom so visitors can drop in.  I tested out the space with an Open Studio over my October birthday weekend.  November 12 and 19 will be the first of regular twice a month Open Studio days […]

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5 Questions with Modesto’s Salacious Wizard Cult

5 Questions with Modesto’s Salacious Wizard Cult

5 Questions with Modesto’s Salacious Wizard Cult by Monica Barber   Salacious Wizard Cult (SWC) is an anomaly among bands in the Modesto scene. While most young bands go for the loudest, the flashiest, and the hippest, this local duo opts for deliberate although quite-Technicolor-restraint over the typical bravado. The singer-songwriting duo is comprised of beat mastermind Stephen Cowdrey and vocalist Stephanie Aderholt. The idea for the SWC originated from a daydream […]

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MAMAView November 2016

MAMAView November 2016

MAMAView By Middagh Goodwin Autumn is in full swing and it is that time of year we all should reflect on what we are thankful for. I am grateful that another year for the Modesto Area Music Awards is put to bed. It was a great night filled with music and emotions. Always fun, but […]

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BrewView: Fall Beverages! No Pumpkins Here!

BrewView: Fall Beverages! No Pumpkins Here!

Fall Beverages: No Pumpkins Here! By Brandilyn Brown and Christopher Mitchell Ah, autumn. The sun comes up later and goes down sooner. There is a chill in the air in the morning, and we are needing to ask ourselves if we’re going to be out past dark. “Will it be cold enough for a sweater […]

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A&P Productions: Creating a Scene from Scratch

A&P Productions: Creating a Scene from Scratch

A&P Productions: Creating a Scene from Scratch By Summer Krafft A&P Productions, a Modesto-based film production company, is setting the bar high for film in the Central Valley. They are the award winning duo of four feature films; the two artists who make up A&P Productions are Paul Ragsdale and Angie De Alba. Of their […]

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BluesView November 2016

BluesView November 2016

by Big Earl Hello everyone! It’s turkey tine and as always I am ready. Just had my knives sharpened and if anybody tries to get my wings they better be ready for a fight. Kicking things off this month is the Rob Hill Band on the 4th up in Knight’s Ferry at the 50’s Roadhouse. […]

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ZenView: Celebrating the Good Old Days

ZenView: Celebrating the Good Old Days

Celebrating the Good Old Days                                                          (Part 1) by Mary Layton I like to introduce you to a place in Modesto that I have grown to love very […]

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ModShop Artist highlight for 2016

ModShop Artist highlight for 2016

We love Mod Shop! Downtown Modesto transforms into one big holiday shopping guide, where you can literally find something for everyone on your list, and then even find the wrapping, bows and cards to go with your gift. These are some of the artists we will have this year. Lovely Woods We have had the […]

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Songwriter View Thanks for the Giving

Songwriter View Thanks for the Giving

Songwriter View THANKS FOR THE GIVING By Patty Castillo Davis You are going to be asked what you are thankful for this season. No matter who you are, no matter what you do, you will be prompted to answer what makes you grateful this time of year. I am no different than anyone else on […]

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BargainView: Change of November

BargainView: Change of November

BargainView: Change of November by Monica Barber November brings the change of time, weather, and it definitely brings some serious cause for Ms. M to stay in and enjoy an intimate evening with a cup of hot chocolate and good company. While she prefers to stay in this time of year, there’s always a chance […]

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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 […]

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FitView: Martial Arts Fitness

FitView: Martial Arts Fitness

FitView: Martial Arts Fitness by Efren Martinez So you bike, run, swim, lift weights and maybe even jazzercise for fitness, but how about considering some Kung Fu fighting as part of your weekly workout? If you’ve ever wrestled in high school, you know that even 2 minutes of grappling can be extremely exhausting. This winter […]

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