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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MAMAView Thanks for Giving

MAMAView Thanks for Giving

MAMAView: Thanks for Giving By Middagh Goodwin      It is November, a time to be thankful and reflective. We look forward to 2019 and another year of great entertainment throughout the area. Rockin Holiday kicks off on December 1st and happens every Thurs-Saturday until Christmas. Rockin Holiday is another Community event that the Modesto […]

By November 7, 2018 Read More →
Veterans Pavillion Dedication

Veterans Pavillion Dedication

Veterans Pavilion Dedication   WHAT: Community Hospice will be honoring those that have served and are currently serving our country in the armed forces at the annual Veterans Pavilion Dedication Ceremony on November 12, 2018. Community members are welcome to reflect and memorialize a loved one. There is no charge to attend.    Community Hospice is a partner in […]

By November 6, 2018 Read More →
Salida Library host Fanfiction contest.

Salida Library host Fanfiction contest.

Nick W. Blom Salida Regional Library to host fanfiction contest for teens Local library to offer teens a chance to celebrate NanNoWriMo, with a twist   As writers from around the world celebrate National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) this November, the Nick W. Blom Salida Regional Library is encouraging local teens to take on a […]

By October 31, 2018 Read More →
GEEKView: Central Valley Con

GEEKView: Central Valley Con

GEEKView: Central Valley Con By Middagh Goodwin There are a ton of Pop Culture Conventions, actually just about every weekend in Northern California. Sometimes it is hard to choose which one to choose. For a one day Convention, you cannot beat Central Valley Con. With so many options for an event to be successful, one […]

By October 29, 2018 Read More →
Opera Modesto 35th Anniversary Concert Gala

Opera Modesto 35th Anniversary Concert Gala

Opera Modesto’s 35th Anniversary Concert on October 28th includes 21 teens from the Summer Opera Institute, a summer program of the new Townsend Opera Program (TOP) for Young Artists. They spent an intensive two weeks this past summer in voice lessons, performing techniques, language lessons and more. The culmination of their efforts was a concert […]

By October 19, 2018 Read More →
MAMAView: MAMA has a Brand New Bag

MAMAView: MAMA has a Brand New Bag

MAMAView: MAMA has a brand new bag By Middagh Goodwin Voting for the Modesto Area Music Awards will end at Midnight on October 14th with the Awards Show taking place at the State Theatre on Tuesday, October 16th. Over the last month, I am sure you have been hit up by more than a few […]

By October 1, 2018 Read More →
The Sampler is Back

The Sampler is Back

The Downtown Sampler returned last year and was a big hit. A couple of thousand people came to downtown and walked stroll and rode their bikes to over 25 restaurant, cafes and bars to sample what they had to offer. 10 bands several of them are Modesto Area Award Winners,  were placed strategically throughout the Sampler footprint with two wandering minstrels […]

By September 24, 2018 Read More →
Red Tie Arts presents Foreverland

Red Tie Arts presents Foreverland

Foreverland, a 14 piece Michael Jackson tribute band to perform inat Lakewood Memorial Park on Saturday, September 29, as part of the fundraising efforts for Red Tie Arts.  Modesto, CA.  Red Tie Arts, after a tremendously successful 3rd Summer Concert series held at the Lucca Winery in Ripon, is thrilled to announce the return of […]

By September 5, 2018 Read More →
Firestorm2018 Art Signing

Firestorm2018 Art Signing

“FIRESTORM 2018″ ART SIGNING AND SHOWING SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1ST– OCTOBER 15TH -AT SONORA’S JOE’S COFFEE EMPORIUM & GALLERY Sonora Joe’s Coffee Emporium is located at 140 South Washington Street, Sonora, CA (209) 533-4455 General times for art exhibit: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm (call first) SONORA- Artist oil painter- Patrick Michael Karnahan will be exhibiting his latest […]

By August 31, 2018 Read More →
GeekView: September Cons

GeekView: September Cons

GeekView: September By Middagh Goodwin August ended strong with two great pop culture conventions. StocktonCon and Santa Clara Toy Expo on back to back weekends(check out pictures from both on the ModestoView FB page). If you missed those don’t despair you can always fulfil your geeky fix at Turlock Comic-Con on Labor Day September 3rd […]

By August 30, 2018 Read More →
MAMA Season

MAMA Season

MAMAView: Season is Upon Us By Middagh Goodwin      It is once again that time of year; it is MAMA season. This year there were over 500 nominees in 20 plus categories to be considered for nominations. At the beginning of July, emails were sent out to previous years winners and other, area promoters, music writers and […]

By August 30, 2018 Read More →
Volunteer Receives National Points of Light Award

Volunteer Receives National Points of Light Award

Community Hospice Volunteer Receives National Points of Light Award Ms. Inez Lewis, a longtime Community Hospice Volunteer, has been awarded a Daily Points of Light award for her outstanding service and dedication. The Daily Points of Light Award, created by the administration of President George H. W. Bush, honors one individual or group each weekday that has made a positive impact […]

By August 29, 2018 Read More →
Earth’s Treasures

Earth’s Treasures

On the fourth weekend of September, bring your family to the Lodi Grape Festival Fairgrounds for the Earth’s Treasures Gem and Mineral Show. Pan for gold, open geodes, examine fossils, explore for crystals, learn how to turn rocks into gems and jewelry. Lots of precious things for sale. September 22 and 23, ten to five. Admission, […]

By August 12, 2018 Read More →
GeekView StocktonCon

GeekView StocktonCon

GEEKView: StocktonCon By Middagh Goodwin I have said it before, and I will say it again, for a “geek” it is a great time to be alive. When I was younger we were lucky to have one or at most two movies released in a year, we watched re-runs of Star Trek and Batman on […]

By August 12, 2018 Read More →
Edible Extravaganza Celebrates 32 Years

Edible Extravaganza Celebrates 32 Years

Center for Human Services Celebrates 32nd Annual Edible Extravaganza! Center for Human Services’ Edible Extravaganza is back! This year, Edible Extravaganza celebrates 32 years as the Central Valley’s most-anticipated food and beverage show. Last year, more than 1,200 people attended this signature event, with this year’s event projected to be just as popular. The 32nd Edible Extravaganza […]

By August 8, 2018 Read More →