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Archive for November, 2017

MoBand Is Coming

MoBand Is Coming

MoBand is Coming! By Chris Murphy A big brass band, in a bandshell, in a park, with food, drink, wine, and fun sounds like the perfect evening. Add to this 3,000 of your best friends, blankets, and picnic baskets and you have a hall of fame slice of Americana, or Modestocana as we like to […]

PoetryView – Learning to Ride

PoetryView – Learning to Ride

Learning to Ride —Sam Pierstorff As a father, you never want to push your daughter away, but sometimes you have to like when she’s six years old and trying to ride a bike without training wheels for the first time, and you’re running as fast as you can behind her, one hand clenched to the […]

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BackStageView – Live at the Gallo Center

BackStageView – Live at the Gallo Center

BackStage View By Shannon Carmack-Mize When an audience sits down to watch a live performance they each experience something different and each time they watch the same show, they see something different than the time before. That’s the beauty of a live performance. That’s what makes them exciting and often magical. What the audience doesn’t […]

AllAgesView

AllAgesView

AllAgesView By Leia Johnson This month I have one main focus: Literature. Music and books are huge influences in my life. Now with the end of school, I have the ability to devote time to these interests. Music is what I breathe. Before I could form words, my parents were filling my ears with The […]

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DesignView – Garbage Design: Modesto Invented Curbside Recycling

DesignView – Garbage Design: Modesto Invented Curbside Recycling

DesignView by Lee Davis, Founder, Modesto Design School Garbage Design: Modesto Invented Curbside Recycling The first Earth Day on April 22,1970, launched the modern environmental movement. It’s also a seminal day in Modesto’s design history. The first “Survival Walk” began that day with activists walking down the Central Valley, through Modesto. The six-week walk from […]

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BluesView

BluesView

BluesView By Earl Matthews Hello everyone. May is here, and the music is coming at you in all directions big and small. The fall lineup for the 10th Street Plaza is out, and there are a couple of big festivals to check out so let’s take a look. May 5th, the Poorhouse Millionaires will be […]

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MetalView

MetalView

MetalView By Eve Oberlander Metal heads and music lovers alike, check out the first ever MUSICMANIA an event for music lovers in Central California. This record fair event will take place at The Portal (1324 Coldwell Ave.) in Modesto on Sunday May 7th from 10am to 6pm. Attendees will be able to browse and purchase […]

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ChefView – Bayou Bar and Grill

ChefView – Bayou Bar and Grill

Get your Cajun on! The Bayou Bar & Grill by Middagh Goodwin, Brandilyn Brown, Chris Murphy Modesto misses Vito’s, but in its place is now the Bayou Bar and Grill, filling a need Modesto didn’t even know it had. With Chef Christopher Bonora at the helm, we will now be spoiled with local Cajun food […]

The BigView

The BigView

The BigView By Chris Murphy Festivals and Fun The outdoor word starts firing on all cylinders each May. This year, we had those much needed “April Showers”, and now we are going to have May flowers, fun, and family festivals. Now is the time to makes sure your bike is all tuned up with new […]

MAMA View – Music is the Force

MAMA View – Music is the Force

MAMAView By Middagh Goodwin May the Force be with you. Spring is in the air, and so is the sound of Music. Music in the Plaza is in full swing with MF Silverado kicking things off on April 28th to an incredible crowd. May 5th have the Poorhouse Millionaires kicking things off along with DoMo’s […]

ArtView – May Day!

ArtView – May Day!

Art View By Jim Christiansen May Day! May Day! With all the Art Events converging on April, got a May Day message for Chris Murphy I’d gone past deadline. Holdovers still going on include the Central Valley Artist Showcase at both Mistlin Gallery and Carnegie Arts Center into the first week of June. Stanislaus Artist […]

BarView – Tesoro’s DoGood Fresh Mojito

BarView – Tesoro’s DoGood Fresh Mojito

BarView By Chris Murphy Tesoro Do Good White Rum Fruit Mojito Our friends at Do Good Distillery make a spirit for every purpose. We decided to go over the border at Tesoro Mexican Restaurant in Turlock. When you are thinking about your Cinco de Mayo, or heck, any day drinks, this is a new creation […]

PerformingView – May Madness

PerformingView – May Madness

PerformingView A Time to Perform in May By Kaye Osborn & Chris Murphy May Madness is here! Concerts, recitals, graduations and local fairs are handy for your patronage. The school year is close to an end. Summer plans are being made. There is much to celebrate. Embrace each moment and accomplishment. Last month, we celebrated […]

Star Wars View – May the 4th Be With You

Star Wars View – May the 4th Be With You

StarWarsView May the 4th Be With You! All over the world, Star Wars will be on everyone’s mind on May 4th. This is a special day here in Modesto USA where we are the “#homeofstarwars Yes friends, this is our day and we are going to celebrate and bring the action to 10th St Plaza. […]

SongwriterView – Flowering With Faires and Fests

SongwriterView – Flowering With Faires and Fests

SongwriterView By Patty Castillo Davis Flowering with Faires and Fests May is one of the best months in the garden year. Beauty is in bloom, at it’s peak and music in May is no exception. Celebrations of friendship, Tastings and Pairings, The Sierra Dinner Train, Markets, Community Festivals and Faires are bringing together the finest […]