Author Archive: Middagh Goodwin

Middagh Goodwin LIVES Music. He has been booking and promoting Music, Art and Comedy for years in the Central Valley. He ran the award winning Plea for Peace Center in Stockton for 5 Years and has booked bands from A-Z. Middagh is beginning 2016 with a new position at the Gallo Center for the Arts and celebrating Beat Happy! Music's 30th Anniversary. Read the MAMAView every month and a the Needle Drop 52 Records 52 Weeks.

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H.O.S.T. House brings laughter and warmth to those who need it

H.O.S.T. House brings laughter and warmth to those who need it

H.O.S.T House in association with Red Dragonfly Productions presents H.O.S.T. House Comedy Night Comedy Benefit for H.O.S.T. House (Helping Others Sleep Tonight) Starring Don Friesen with Liz Grant Friday, March 24, 2016, 8 pm Federated Church Fellowship Hall 45 S. El Circulo Avenue Patterson, CA 95363 $15/advance and $20/door General Admission Doors 30 minutes before […]

By March 2, 2017 Read More →
Cosplay Award Show to Make a Splash at StocktonCon

Cosplay Award Show to Make a Splash at StocktonCon

StocktonCon and the NorCal Cosies are teaming up to bring you The Cosies at StocktonCon. California’s only Red Carpet Cosplay Awards show is expanding its reach by joining forces with StocktonCon to bring San Joaquin County/East Bay their very own Cosplay Awards Show. Over the last five years, StocktonCon has grown not just in attendance […]

By March 1, 2017 Read More →
MAMAView: New Bookings!

MAMAView: New Bookings!

Some of you may already know that the Modesto Area Music Association has been working at expanding its umbrella over the last year or so. The end goal being to help our regional performers to reach new audiences and increase their reach. MAMA Records is slowly but surely becoming a reality. We have taken the […]

By March 1, 2017 Read More →
Turlock Comic Con Great Success

Turlock Comic Con Great Success

Another Pop Culture Event? Some said there already were too many, that it couldn’t work in Turlock.  Attendance tells a different story and those who went will let you know, it worked and it worked well. The line stretched out and around the fairground for hours. An estimated 2500 people came out on what ended […]

By February 6, 2017 Read More →
MAMAView February 2017

MAMAView February 2017

MAMAView February is the month of love and that is one thing we need more right about now. One of my favorite things about the MAMA Awards show is the diversity of artists playing on one stage. I would love to see more unity in the music and arts community. My call to action for […]

By February 1, 2017 Read More →
Geekish Cast your source for all things Geeky

Geekish Cast your source for all things Geeky

I sat down recently with the man behind of the microphone of Modesto’s own pop culture podcast. I first became aware of the show in the spring of last year and even was a guest. Our BluesView writer Big Earl Mathews has been a guest on the show as well. MV-Ok, let’s get this interview […]

By January 30, 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 →
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 →
MAMAView Looking to the Future

MAMAView Looking to the Future

MAMA-looking to the future. by Middagh Goodwin How many of you have made New Year’s resolutions? How many of you plan on keeping them? We are looking to the future of our local music and art scene and we want to help you all develop and grow. Over the last few weeks, we have been […]

By January 1, 2017 Read More →
MAMAView Economics of Entertainment

MAMAView Economics of Entertainment

MAMAView Economics of Entertainment By Middagh Goodwin Modesto’s population is approximately 204,933 people. It is the 18th largest city in California. What does that ultimately mean? There are a lot of people living in and around Modesto. Statistics show that about 40% of what is spent locally is reinvested in the community. Remember that statistic. […]

By December 1, 2016 Read More →
GeekeryView: The Return of Central Valley Con

GeekeryView: The Return of Central Valley Con

GeekeryView: The Return of Central Valley Con by Middagh Goodwin Isn’t it great to have a Pop Culture Convention (or 3) right here in Modesto #homeofStarWars? For fans of comics,  cosplaying, science fiction, fantasy and all things Star Wars I think the answer is a resounding…YES!  December 4th we see the Return of Central Valley Con, […]

By November 17, 2016 Read More →
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 […]

By November 1, 2016 Read More →
Stockton Con Game Fest October 30th

Stockton Con Game Fest October 30th

Mike Millerick and the team that brought you Stockton-Con, Grape City Con and Central Valley Con(happening December 4th at the Modesto Centre Plaza) brings something new and unique to the area, Game Fest. For gamers of all ages, regardless if you play video games, role playing games, tabletop, board or card games. There is something […]

By October 21, 2016 Read More →
MAMAVIEW: THE MAMAS LIVE 6:30PM TONIGHT

MAMAVIEW: THE MAMAS LIVE 6:30PM TONIGHT

MAMAVIEW: THE MAMAS ARE LIVE : 6:30PM TONIGHT – View It HERE by Middagh Goodwin Every October the MAMAs celebrate our local bands, venues and more with a “Black Tie” awards show at the historic State Theatre. Plans for the nominees to be announced and voting to go live is August 15th. That being said, there is still […]

By October 11, 2016 Read More →